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About Peaksy68

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    Drysdale, Australia
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  1. Day 2 Wind was even worse than yesterday. My game was either good or awful. The greens were as I expected, as close to perfect putting surfaces as you can get. I managed to duck hook several 5 woods more than 50 yards off line, which was more than a little disconcerting. No rain, so at least I didn't have to dull down my ensemble with wet weather gear. Highlight of the day was a birdie on the 195 yd 2nd after a 7 iron to 15 feet. A normal 7 iron for me is 155. Despite my play it was still a very enjoyable day, played with 2 very good mates and a guy who could well become one. Forecast for tomorrow is more strong wind and maybe some rain. Expecting another tough day at the office, but it's an office I love to be in.
  2. Day 1 done and dusted. Really tough conditions, wind 20-30 mph, with a few heavy showers to make it even more interesting. Played ok, finished with 32 Stableford points, only 1 behind the winner. Didn't make any putts and made a few mental errors when the rain hit. Had a really enjoyable day despite the weather, guys I played with all enjoyed my home track, we all had a lot of laughs. Only had to don the rain jacket and ruin my ensemble a few times. Hoping for better weather and golf tomorrow.
  3. Only problem is, I don't really know what my game is. Hopefully the weather doesn't turn, wet weather gear ruins my main strength of well matched ensembles.
  4. Tomorrow I start a 5 day marathon of golf, mostly within 20 minutes of home. It's for a local Aus golf forum's "National Championship" All 5 courses are rated in Australia's top 100. Days 3 and 4 are the main event, played over 36 holes, with the other days individual events. All days are being played as handicap Stableford format, which takes a bit of pressure off. Day 1 At my home club, Curlewis Golf Club. https://curlewisgolf.com.au/pages/first I hope local knowledge will give me a bit of an advantage. Day 2 Barwon Heads Golf Club One of Australia's oldest high end courses. Very staid, but a lovely course right on the coast. https://www.barwonheads.golf/cms/ Reasonably short, but can be seriously windy. The greens have a reputation for being some of the best in Australia. Day 3 and 4 13th Beach Golf Club https://www.13thbeachgolf.com/cms/ Beach Course followed by Creek Course. Interestingly (at least to me) the club is named after the adjacent surf beach, which is in turn, named after the 13th hole of Barwon Heads GC next door. The Beach course runs through some stunning dunes, whilst The Creek is on the inland side of the property. The Beach in particular can be hammered by wind, and both courses have fast and firm greens. Day 5 A short ferry trip to the other side of Port Philip Bay to Portsea Golf Club https://www.portseagolf.com.au/cms/ Another beautifully conditioned course, with lots of undulating holes. Plenty of social events go along with this, so it all adds up to a great few days. I'm not sure I'm up to 5 consecutive days of golf, especially walking every day except day 4, but here's hoping I can handle it. I'm still not sure about my swing and body but there was no way I'd miss this one.
  5. One of my daughters basketball team mates has just signed with Stanford. She had to decide between Stanford, Boston, Texas and Duke. Obviously she's a seriously talented player, but also a lovely girl and has always been encouraging and supportive of her teammates, despite being the best player on the team by a significant margin. A freakishly athletic girl who has worked hard at both her game and studies. Any of you interested in NCAA Women's Basketball, keep an eye out for Agnes Emma-Nnopu. She's come a long way from a small country town in Victoria, Australia.
  6. Played ok today, getting used to my physical limitations, after a poor round last week. My last round was awful, probably pre determined by a few things,, a good score prior, a network hack at work, and, sadly finding out that a member of my club that I had a great relationship with had died just as I was walking off the practice green. I shed a few tears with his brother, who is also a great bloke. My game was garbage, but sometimes golf comes second. This week I decided to pay a bit of a tribute to my mate. He was the opposite of me in dress sense, but very similar in attitude. I gave him the nickname of "Fifty", short for Fifty Shades of Gray, as he always managed to wear multiple shades of gray, with actual colour rarely getting a run. Our sense of golf fashion couldn't be further apart. Happily I played pretty well. Had 11 over playing off 10, with a triple and 2 doubles. Putted well, and drove it solidly. A couple of awful 95 yard sand wedges cost me a bit. Great weather and great company made for a really enjoyable day. Catching up with my late mate's brother after my round was a great finish to the day. R.I.P. Garry.
  7. First reasonable full round this year. Started poorly, 7 over through 6 despite putting well. Things improved dramatically from there, 2 over for the last 12 holes. Putting was excellent, holed 2 from outside 20 feet, shortest putt I missed was outside 12 feet. Nearly every putt I holed was dead centre. Drove it ok, irons improved as the round went along. Not really sure if I've turned the corner, but at least I can see it now.
  8. Played a relaxed practice 9 today in perfect conditions. Shot 2 over, which is much better than I have been playing. 3/7 fairways, 3/9 greens (including both par 3's) Managed to miss in good places and putting was solid. Hopefully I can take this sort of play out for real next time I play.
  9. Played 9 split wearing my new shoe purchases. The Inesis shoes are amazingly comfortable and easy to walk in. Not sure how they would perform in the wet, but in dry conditions they were great. The Adidas 360 Tour 2.0 also lived up to the reviews. Really comfortable, and a crazy amount of traction. Planning for these to be my shoes for next winter (and the next few after) If I can take anything out of my recent purchases, it's that the MGS shoe buying guides are certainly worth looking at.
  10. Bought myself a pair of Ivensis spikeless shoes that were rated highly in the most wanted testing. Two days later I happened to be in an Adidas factory outlet store and saw a sign "All Golf Shoes $50" I assumed they would be low end and obscure sizes, I assumed wrong. Grabbed myself a pair of 360 Tour 2.0 in black. That $50 was in AUD, so it works out to US$34. I had loaded the same shoes into an online cart about a month ago for more than 3 times the price, glad I had second thoughts. Set for shoes for a long time now.
  11. My Stage 2 is now posted https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/32381-2019-official-forum-member-review-putt-out-golf-practice-system/?do=findComment&comment=555393
  12. Very proud of my daughter and her team in their last season of junior basketball, with a big win in the final. She saved her best for the pointy end of the season, after struggling with her shot for a while she finished as her teams top scorer for the last 2 finals. A fitting reward for lots of hard work over the years.
  13. Not sure if this really belongs in the “Got Problems” thread but I got myself a pair of pants and a pair of shorts from Loudmouth. Nearly pulled the trigger a month ago on the pants, glad I waited as the ones I wanted were half price. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Final practice session inside with the PuttOut setup before repeating my 5,10 and 20 foot data. Started with the mirror and gate, 3 from 3 at 3 feet. Then attempted 25 putts from 5 feet. Made them all, wth 5 finishing in the micro hole. Be interesting to see how this converts to a real green. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Stunning day for the last day of winter. Not a cloud in the sky, not a breath of wind and an unseasonably warm 65 degrees. Such a good day to be working on a Saturday Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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