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  1. I could claim it was the 130 yard shot over trees to 15 feet. Or the drive that cleared a bunker and was dead straight, but I think my favorite was the putt on 9. Downhiill left to right and quite quick the 45 footer was going to be rough. I hit it dead smooth and liked the angle, following to see when it would turn over and roll straight down the hill. It turned about 6 feet from the hole and was on a direct line to the hole... at 6 inches I celebrated knowing it was going to drop. Imagine my shock when it ended a revolution short...on a downhill. I tapped in for par but feel I got hosed as it stopped on a dime an inch short.
  2. Playing Saturday morning where it'll start in the 50s but get into the 70s by afternoon. Sunday we push mid 80s but humidity and storm chances increase. It may be hit or miss all week for golf. Starting to wonder how much of a season we will have now that we've lost about 4 weeks due to weather.
  3. Managed to sneak in 9 yesterday. Started out by hooking a driver nearly into the opposite fairway bunker, realized I dropped my laser either during my last round or on the way to the tee box, hit an A gap wedge to 12 feet and sunk the birdie putt. From there it was somewhat smooth sailing although I did have 3 3 putts in a row, but two were from horrendous angles and one was 100 feet. Last hole I caught a pitching wedge somewhat thin and hit the backstop hill... where it stayed. Left with a 45 footer down the hill I managed to hit it 44.94 feet. Stopping about an inch short of the birdie. Tapped in for 42 which is solid enough for me. Feel like my game is leaps and bounds better than last year at this time, although I'm not sure how much of a season we will have based on weather.
  4. It's been sopping wet here in Indiana since Thursday. Saturday was the only dry day and even then the ground was completely saturated all day. It will probably take until Friday or Saturday of this week before I can play golf again due to the rain.
  5. Played on Wednesday but just posting now. First round where the weather was decent but played up and down. I had a few rough holes but managed to shoot 48 on the tricky back 9. That's the side that can eat you up if you aren't careful or accurate. Haven't played since due to weather 2-3 days of rain with the only nice day being reserved for the dog and enjoying the outdoors with her.
  6. Partner and I played in men's league. Got down to the last hole where I needed par to hit average and get a point. Also the player I'm going against was tied with me and at best we were a stroke up. Needless to say the 7 footer I had was a huge putt. Started it just left edge and dropped it dead center. Even though my opponent matched, it felt great knowing I made the putt to seal the victory and a few points for our team.
  7. Yesterday 50 cloudy and breezy. Felt like 35 all day. Should be in the mid 70s from Thursday-Sunday but rain's likely most days during that time period, limiting golfing to a minium.
  8. Finally the season got going last few weeks. We started men's leagueI go right from car to the course, opting ot practice 3-4 hours before we tee off when no one is a tthe course. We're not allowed to take out pins and there's no rakes so we can take the ball out of the bunker. It's a weird time here but seems like we are adapting although I'd like to see more ways of staying further apart. The weather has not exactly cooperated either, it's been 2 Weeks of temps 20 or so below average and it's been breezy when it's anywhere near mildish. Last round I played 18 I shot a horrendous 104 which was very frustrating. Came back and after a range session and more time around the short game area managed to shoot a 43 in league night. It's so nice to be able to get out and hopefully I can play a few more rounds in the morning when it's a lot more quiet.
  9. My course is public but I have a membership which gives me access to the league and other fun stuff. I personally love it because you can get out go play and not worry about finishing a round if your'e busy or something comes up during the week. The weekly tournaments are nice and the members are great. The the two things I'd look for is how the members are (whether or not you can meet people and feel welcomed) and then two whether they have any rules or restrictions for non voting members. (my course limits morning rounds on weekends, so I have to go full membership)
  10. Last week it was 89 on monday and Tuesday after record breaking heat. We had 71 yesterday which was pretty nice. 50s are expected this weekend. Starting to get to that point where morning rounds will be in a winter jacket and evening rounds in a sweater.
  11. You and every other winter visitor will start to get on the courses in Yuma all at once. I hated that time of year only because there would be 5 hour rounds when there were only 4 hours of daylight left. You tag the wrong person Rev? ------ My usual weekly post: 3 rounds in a row breaking 90 with two coming at my home course which is encouraging. Better yet, I did this one without a good putting game which usually masks poor ball striking or short game. This is the first time my driver and irons both carried the day and kept me in play in probably two I would have loved to see my strokes gained- I hit three 8-15 footers but missed five or six 5 footers which are usually money for me. I could not get a read from in close which is odd. Sadly I just missed a personal best of 87 by a 12 footer that hit the edge. Either way I'm happy there's been progress this year after the last two years where I struggled to break 90 routinely.
  12. Finally had two back to back rounds in the 80s for the first time in at least a year if not two. Started out with a 87 at the secondary course I get with my membership. Started on the back which I only played once and it was a roller coaster. Had a bunch of pars a few bogeys and a few others. Went back to my home course which I've found very difficult due to the combination of distance and angles. Every par 3 has trouble left including 3 holes with water and there's several holes where a lay up is where you hit 3 wood instead of driver. The low light was 17 where I hit a knock down 8 iron into a river trying to stay short of the green. (Mission accomplished). Highlight was getting up and down from 40 yards and sinking a 12 footer for par. With the weather changing, the course will likely play a lot tougher due to soft turf and less distance. I'm already looking forward to summer golf next year.
  13. We cranked 89 yesterday. It was summer like. On Friday we may not see 60. I think this is it for summer golf and it'll be back to fall golf in the not to distant future. Can't wait to have to club up every hole and then two clubs when it gets wet.
  14. Well the last three rounds were something else. Had an 18 hole round where I was shooting 36 through 8 and was on track for breaking 90. On the back I blew up shooting a 50 and ended up shooting 93. Then last week I played and shot a very fortuante 40. The type of round where every shot was hit very thing but runs dead straight at pins. My putting and chipping was on point and ended up shooting well below my handicap. Then came the mens league and playoffs. I started out hot with two pars. The guy I played against also had two pars. I got a hole ahead of him with a par on 4, Otherwise it was two players playing lights out. We both shot 4 over 40's but I won after taking a bogey on the hole I got a stroke on. My partner had a rough go of it early but rallied valiantly but it wasn't enough as we ended up losing by one hole. A few missed birdie putts would have changed the match drastically but it was a tough ask. Then again so were two 18 handicappers shooting 40. (for the record, I used to play to a 12 but have struggled over the last two years so this is more of a return to form then anything else)
  15. Played Saturday and played horrendously. Before that had two rounds where I would have broken 90 or given it a good run. This time around wasn't even close. I've realized that par 3's are killing me. I went triple (water), double, bogey, double. It's like I can't hit a green to save my life on par 3's and then can't get up and down. The rest of the nine wasn't banner, but at least I had some glimpses. Ended with a 47-49 for 96 easily over my handicap.
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