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1 hour ago, billchao said:

It was 23°F on the first tee yesterday… so needless to say the game was kind of silly. I almost drove the green on a 340 yard par 4.

Best shot by far though was my second on the par 3 16th. Hit the green off the tee and watched the ball bounce hard through it and almost over the boundary fence. It ended up sitting a foot and a half away from the fence and about 80’ from the hole. I gripped down on my GW well into the shaft and just brought the clubhead straight up and chopped down on the ball. It rolled out to about 4’ from the hole and I saved par.

Nice shot, brother. 

Did you play alone, or were there other crazies willing to be out there in that chilly temperature? It seems I can rarely find a hardy enough golf partner for days like those. 

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2 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Nice shot, brother. 

Did you play alone, or were there other crazies willing to be out there in that chilly temperature? It seems I can rarely find a hardy enough golf partner for days like those. 

I started playing regularly with a couple of guys I met on the course. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have been playing.

There were a fair amount of crazies out there.

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#11 Par 4 I hit a bit of a pop fly drive and didn’t get the draw I wanted. Put me under a tree with ground sloping back towards the fairway. Ball was about a foot above my feet approx 188yds to the flag, clean strike with a 4H …there’s a valley so couldn’t see it finish but knew it’d be good. Got down there and see it 18” from the hole! Tap in birdies are such a great feeling!IMG_5221.thumb.jpeg.733bfdd9dba6d4fb71b7dee38473d864.jpeg

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

#11 Par 4 I hit a bit of a pop fly drive and didn’t get the draw I wanted. Put me under a tree with ground sloping back towards the fairway. Ball was about a foot above my feet approx 188yds to the flag, clean strike with a 4H …there’s a valley so couldn’t see it finish but knew it’d be good. Got down there and see it 18” from the hole! Tap in birdies are such a great feeling!IMG_5221.thumb.jpeg.733bfdd9dba6d4fb71b7dee38473d864.jpeg

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1 hour ago, snapfade said:

Nice! Looks like Celebration.

Yep, sure is!

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10 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Tap in birdies are such a great feeling!

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On 1/7/2024 at 11:20 AM, billchao said:

It was 23°F on the first tee yesterday… . I gripped down on my GW well into the shaft and just brought the clubhead straight up and chopped down on the ball. It rolled out to about 4’ from the hole and I saved par.

Congratulations for the first 2024 post in this thread. Impressive that it was done well north of the Mason Dixon line.  😉

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1 hour ago, bkuehn1952 said:

Congratulations for the first 2024 post in this thread. Impressive that it was done well north of the Mason Dixon line.  😉

Apparently the cure for winter depression is simply to play golf 😃

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On 1/7/2024 at 11:20 AM, billchao said:

It was 23°F on the first tee yesterday… so needless to say the game was kind of silly. 

Damn bro.

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1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

Damn bro.

I hit the first shot of the day onto the stream next to hole #1. Yes, you read that right 🤣

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12 minutes ago, billchao said:

I hit the first shot of the day onto the stream next to hole #1. Yes, you read that right 🤣

Well, you have my respect. I'm inspired to go out and dink around a few holes this weekend. It's supposed to be 30 deg. in the morning on Saturday.

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30 yards to front left pin over a large bunker on 15th. Pin about 20 feet from bunker. Picked it clean from a tight lie for a low two-hop-stop spinner to tap in. Made my day.

And oh, @billchao, 29 degs. 

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This approach was pretty good.

As a sidenote, this hole is 420 on the card but it almost never ends up being that long because there are two additional tee boxes behind where the blue tees are usually set up (the gold tees are the tips) and the yardage is measured from the second to last tee box. Factor in the front pin being 10 yards forward of center and it's a perfect example of why you can't use the scorecard and your approach distance to judge your driving distance.

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I've got a good one from this weekend:

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The spot where I dropped from is below the rest of the hole, so it a completely blind approach shot from 225 to 5 feet. Made a birdie with a penalty stroke, which I think is a first for me.

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Had 2 from my most recent round.

235 to center of the green for my 2nd shot on a par 5, directly into a ~15-20mph wind. Easily playing 250+. Flag was tucked front left near water, no shot I was aiming near the flag.

Lined up with 3 wood aiming for the single bunker that's ~20yds short of the green and closed my stance a touch intending to hit a slight draw. 

Executed it perfectly and absolutely flushed the shot. It hit my exact start line with the exact amount of curve I wanted and landed on middle/right of the green and rolled through off the back.

Pitched to 6 inches for tap in birdie.

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Driveable par 4, 275yds to the center, slightly up hill. Flew it onto the green and just trickled through to the back. Chipped to 6 feet and made the downhill slider for birdie. Hit my exact start line with maybe a yard or two of curve in the air.

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Par-3 third hole at 193 yards. Put my tee shot to 10 feet and then made the putt. The tee shot was the best swing of the week. As a bonus, I got another birdie for the Away Birdie Challenge.  Woo hoo!! 😀

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So this was actually from last week, but I've been busy and I'm definitely not going to be making it out this week. I hit my drive on 18 into a fairway bunker, and those are tough for me. My home course only has greenside ones, so I just don't have much experience with them.

Anyways I get to the ball, check the yardage, and pull my 7 iron, and think to myself, "you're trying to pick the ball off the top, not splash it out." I swing away and make good contact. First thought was just "yay, I did it," then I watch the ball's flight and I watch as it lands on the green and stops on the back right of the green about 15 feet from the hole. I then hit a really nice putt that stopped a couple inches from the hole on the high side. Screenshot_20240323_003809_GolfPad.thumb.jpg.83bb12652c9c101ec020b3719ab0d3f6.jpg

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Hit my tee shot just into the penalty area and barely found it. Swung hard just in case I hit it.

It was slightly downhill with a heavy tailwind. I don't actually hit my 9i 170 yards.

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