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phan52 last won the day on November 25 2017

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  1. I haven't played Cobbs Creek in years. It has fallen into disrepair but it has great bones. The problem that I see is the creek, It is benign 99% of the time but can turn into a raging, destructive torrent with the right weather conditions. With the development that has gone on in the area over the years, the water has nowhere to go. Good luck to them because Philly needs all their public courses.
  2. For a guy who has been around a long time and played some great golf courses, he doesn't know what he is talking about. I live in Philly and we have some great classic courses that were built early in the 20th Century. All of them originally had very few trees and were pretty much changed for the worse over the decades by planting way too many trees. In the last 10-20 years almost all of them have found old maps and aerials and have been restoring their courses and a big part is getting rid of the trees. Our course was built in 1908 and had very few trees, nor did it need them. We ended up get
  3. I voted yes because it was not cursing. They get fined for that on tour. He used an unacceptable, derogatory pejorative for gay people and he needs to banish that word from his vocabulary. I don't think he even understood that it is offensive but it is no different from the "n" word to some. He strikes me as a smart, empathetic person and will use this moment and his platform on the Tour to promote inclusion.
  4. I wanted to play over the weekend but my hands just can't take the cold. C'mon spring! Or just a 45+ degree day.
  5. It went from the worst shot of the week to the best. 9th hole, Par 3, 118 yards. OB right. 9 iron into a stiff wind. Hosel rocket at the trees lining the street. Hits one of them and bounces back toward the green, landing on the top of a greenside bunker. Little pitch that is hit a little too hard but the line is true and it hits the pin, dropping for a birdie that wins the front.
  6. Sorry to hear that. I am very cautious how I go about things during Covid, but I play golf at least twice a week because I feel it is a very safe endeavor. I was supposed to be over there on a trip in April and I know I will be back again at some point. Ireland is my favorite place on the planet for golf. Slaintѐ.
  7. Yeah, that was a sad day. Justin was a good guy, well known in the district.
  8. Greenside bunker, #14 Pacific Dunes. Impossible to advance it from there. I could have turned and hit it backward away from the green, but my sand game was pretty good that day so I took an umplayable and kept it in the bunker. Boned it over the green into some gourse. DIdn't finish the hole.
  9. I still got up and down.🙂
  10. I remember every shot very well and use the new USGA GHIN system to post my stats. Even though I have no idea where my keys are right now.
  11. 42-46-88 Crazy day. Three doubles and a triple, and seven pars, most of which were early. Short game failure led to the doubles and the triple.
  12. Anyone can choose to use the new rule I guess, but we don't use the new local rule at our club and encourage players to hit a provisional. If the player is in a competition at our club, they must go back the tee (or the spot of the previous shot) for an OB or a lost ball.
  13. By rule, you should have put your ball back where it was. His ball remains where it is, but yours goes back to where you originally hit it.
  14. Yesterday I hit a beautiful sand wedge into a par 5 and it is obvious that it will be stiff for a birdie. But it bounces a foot from the hole, hits the pin, bouncing 12 feet away. I miss the putt, make par and half the hole. Very next hole, my opponent and I are both about 15 yards short of the green. I hit a great pitch to five feet. My opponent totally bones his pitch and it's headed off the back of the green. But it bounces once and flies in the cup for a birdie. My putt doesn't even matter now. I hate when that happens. Anyone else got one?
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