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My wife and I played Iberostar Cancun, site of Big Break Csncun.  I’ve always wanted to play a course I have seen on TV.  We get there, check in and told by the starter you have a choice.  Go have breakfast, hit the range and tee off at 8 behind those two foursomes or go now.  We went straight to the tee😊👌

I play from the forward tees.  Shot 43-43. The cool thing about the round was on hole 18 there is a semi-blind tee shot in that you can see the green but not the landing area. I had been hitting my 13 degree well all day but since the hole was only 268 from the up tees I use rescue club. Good thing I did! The ball lands 10 feet from the water guarding the hole.  I was the first to record closest to the pin on hole 12 so will see how that stacks up.  

I am focusing on staying centered over the ball during my swing.  This has improved my contact and distance immensely.

 

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Haven't played for a week! Temps have dipped below freezing for the last 5 or so days. Some courses closed for the season last Sunday, others announced a November 11th closing date. Weather forecast looks bad through the 13th! Crossing my fingers that we might get out a week from now. Played until December 5th last year! That only happens about twice in a ten year stretch! 

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Winter seems to have hit Chicago - light snow yesterday and temps in the 20's this morning. Hope to get a few more rounds in before Mother Nature shuts me down. Hope to pull out my hickories and play few rounds from the the forward tees- have fun and forget to carry a scorecard!

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11 hours ago, RWC said:

Winter seems to have hit Chicago - light snow yesterday and temps in the 20's this morning.

Wrong topic man. 😞

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13 hours ago, iacas said:

Wrong topic man. 😞

@RWCgo ahead and play! I'll come up and thaw out your ice statue next spring and all will be OK! The Swedes say, No bad golf weather; just bad golf clothes! Best, -Marv😎

22 hours ago, dennyjones said:

Made an appointment for a full bag fitting at Club Champion!   Nervous and excited.   

I'd like to hear about that! Best, -Marv

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When out traveling around in our rv, I tend to focus on golf. Playing courses where I find them. My wife is more of a sightseeing, photo buff. However, she does play her own version of the golf game, and of course I own a camera too. 

On our trips we meet new folks all the time. Most are met when we pull into RV court, we have neighbors. I meet new folks at the golf course, and smetimes those golfers are fellow RVers

Such was the case yesterday. My neighbor saw me cleaning my clubs, and came over to chat about golf equipment and the game in general. 

At one time he was an avid golfer. Said he never made it to a low, single digit handicap, but developed a respectful love of the game. 

His playing days are now over due physical issues due to diabetes. 

As we were talking, he asked me how old my clubs were. I told him this particular set of irons were around 20 odd years old. He remarked that I had taken good care of them. At that point he asked me if I knew anyone who could use an old set of Pings, as he no longer had any use for them. I told him not off hand, but I generally donate older golf equipment to the juvenile diabetes foundation. He said good deal and gave his set of Pings. He went on to tell me he got these Ping irons used, 40 some years ago. I told him I would give them to the JDF in his name. We ended our conversation with a hand shake, and a ttyl.

When I finished cleaning my clubs, I check out his bag of clubs. Turns out these irons are Karsten 1 Irons. Although they look well used, these are some what of a rare set of irons.

I figured I better go tell him what he was giving away, that he might want to do something else with them on his own. He told me to keep them, and to find them a good home. His wife even expressed to me, her agreement with his wishes. 

I exchanged phone numbers, and emails with him. Told him I would let him know about his clubs. 

Heading back to my own digs, I kind felt sorry for this man. Giving up his golf clubs, since he can no longer use them. Pretty tough decision on his part. 

 

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This is an outrage! Played as a 5 some today, 34 degrees and only 5 showed up. That's only a minor outrage. We decided in honor of the upcoming MATCH in Vegas to play a variety of side bets, longest drive, worst hook, closest to the pin, first on green, longest from the hole after your first putt pays everybody. You know, serious golf stuff for 50 cents, maybe a buck. We also paid for birdies and sandys. This is where the outrage occurred. I pull a shot a bit left, 20 yards or so, on a par three. There's a bunker between me and the green. I did not get my chip to an ideal altitude, it hit into the bunker, popped out and rolled across the green and into the hole! A sandy and a birdy!! Not so fast they say, I have to hit the ball in the bunker, then play it out, then make the putt. I say the ball was in the sand, granted for a short time, and now its in the hole. Pay up! I lost the discussion, but at least got paid for the 2.

We need to start writing these rules down.....

 

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Not sure if this goes here or in the winter depression thread, but I played 18 holes this weekend. 18 holes in December in Central Ohio is worth bragging about. It was really really really wet out there. Got almost no roll. Still shot 83, which is okay for me. Especially since I posted a snowman on the easiest hole on the course. Not kidding; It's a short par 4 with no trouble to speak of. 

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Several months ago, maybe more than a year ago (?) I culled my golf gear down quite a bit. I donated a lot of stuff to those who might get better use out out of it.

It was mostly spare sets of clubs that I had acculated over the years. Some I had even played. I kept a few loose clubs for reasons I can't explain. Maybe for nostalgic reasons, I don't know. 

I did keep two complete sets of clubs and their bags. Just didn't want to part with them. They were two generations of gamers that provided a lot of great memories over the years I played them. Good weather, bad weathe, great, and not so great shots, these clubs never let me down. 

The older set is pretty much all irons (2i-LW) and I played to a single digit handicap using them way back when. Played alot of rounds with them, a driver, and my favorite putter at the time. 

The newer set is made up of 4 metal woods, irons, and my newest, favorite putter. They suit my current (dinosaur) game pretty well.

The plan was to finally donate the older set, and get myself down to one set to finish out how many ever years of golf I have left in me. Problem is, I just can't part ways with those older Ironwoods. 

I have tried mixing up the sets, which worked for a while. I tried coming up with excuses to play one set more than the other which kind of worked. However, no matter what I did, I basically still shot the same scores. Mid to low 80s, sometimes a 79, or 78. 

So, this golf season I have decided to play both sets separately. When ever in doubt on which set to play, I will just flip a coin. 

I will say that showing up on the first tee, to play with strangers, with just a driver, 12 irons, and a putter in my bag does get me some serious looks. I just look back at them and say "hey I'm a throw back, let's play". 

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My regular foe went off the rails a month ago.  Completely lost it.  He called me last Friday at noon and we met up at the course.  It was about 45 with rain threatening.  I won 2 up but we both played great.  He told me, afterwards, that he had come close to giving up the game.  I don't think that was really in the cards but it was good to see my favorite playing partner playing like he can.

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There's a thread on here about 2019 golf goals. One of mine was to continue to play consistently decent golf. So far, since I took a break from playing, then started my new season, I have so far accomplished that goal. 

Another personal goal was to stay healthy enough to continue to play and/or practice everyday. So far, so good on that one. 

A few weeks ago, I got a flu shot at my wife's insistence. "Old people need flu shots. You are an older person"  was her continuous chant. First one in decades for me. I was afraid I would get the flu anyways, plus it's been several years since I have had anything close to the flu. Bronchitis a few years back iirc. But I have always caught a cough, and/or cold this time of year, that slowed me down a little. My golf scores suffered a little. 

So far this year I have been "sniffle" free, which I guess can be credited to that flu shot. That, and a new script for allergies. 

So, staying healthier this fall as it leads into winter, I have been playing very good (for me) golf, consistently. I have maintained an 83, or 4.61 per hole average. Have played about 24 rounds the past couple of months, which have ranged from a 79, to an 89. (The 89 stands out because I made a long putt for bogie on the last hole for that 89.) Most rounds  have been in the low 80s. I have had 2 holes where I scored a 6, several 5s, several 4s, and seven 3s. 

I owe this golfing good fortune this time of year,  to staying healthier than I have in the past during the fall winter months. 

I figure if I can get through the next 8 weeks sniffle, and/or sick free, the rest of the year will be easy as far as keeping my golf game mid/low 80s. . 

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