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Posts posted by Peaksy68

  1. Stealing @GolfSpy MPR's thunder and thought I'd start a new thread for this year.  Same as in the past, record your birdies (or pars/eagles) here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P9-C6rS1vIO44rYbPDqQgLlTxGxYQtsQHAs31t1j_sU/edit#gid=1292641992


    My selfish motivation to start the thread was that I managed to have 3 birdies on  my first 9 for the year at my course, 2 of which have proved difficult to achieve over the past 2 years.

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  2. Played a 9 hole practice round for the first time in a while, life has been getting in the way of golf.

    Really focussed on my alignment, with significant results from the single sample. 
    6 GIR, 14 putts, 2 up and down from the bunker. 3 each of pars, bogeys and birdies. 2 of the birdies were stand outs, 20 foot putt after a solid 3 wood on a 225 yard par 3, then a 10 foot putt after a 200 yard 5 wood on a 450 yard par 4. 

    Correct alignment seemed to remove a few of the compensatory moves out of my swing.

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  3. 9 holes to ease into golf for 2022. The actual golf was secondary, as I was playing with one of my daughters, one of my brothers and his daughter hit a few balls for fun.

    My game was variable to say the least. 7 over for the 9, which included a triple and 2 doubles. My only birdie came after my worst drive of the day, a massive block cut that somehow left me a perfect angle into the green. Played a quirky, hilly course at Bermagui, a magnificent little town on NSW south coast that’s more renowned for fishing than golf.

    My daughter struggled early after a long break from playing but was 3 over for the last 4 holes. 

    Happy start to this year’s golf

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  4. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Unfortunately I had to work so didn’t get to play. @Kenny B I had couple of craft beers given to me by my daughter, and a very tidy Cabernet Sauvignon with a piece of Wagyu rump. Finished the night with a shot of Ardberg 10yo out of a very nice whiskey glass my other daughter gave me.

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  5. Reverse seared Duck Breast with grated beetroot, duck fat roasted potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and snow peas. Sauce is reduced homemade duck stock with a tiny bit of Hoisin sauce and balsamic. First time I’ve tried reverse searing duck, won’t be cooking it any other way now. Went a treat with a 2016 Lange Nebbiolo from Benevelli.



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  6. I think my thoughts are already well known. I agree wholeheartedly with @MaxEntropy’s comments about the testing section rollout. Communication is absolutely the key to managing change. Having to actively look for review updates on a (technically) separate forum is annoying, and probably significantly reduces traffic on the reviews. 

    To be totally honest, the AMA is mildly interesting at best. I was really hoping for a lot more from the Content Hunter role, although I understand that the forum changes have had an impact on the implementation of this role. One new thread with a handful of different topics has probably under delivered from the forums expectations.

    Hopefully any future significant changes to the forum will be made separately to significant staff changes. Managing both at the same time only magnifies any problems.

    There has been a significant lack of presence of most of the admin/moderator team on the forum since the changes in staff.  It’s all well and good for staff to be working in the background(and I appreciate the work being done), but it would be great to see more presence on the forums from the entire team. It seems like the only regular moderator presence on the forum over the last few months is from @GolfSpy_APH, hopefully we can see the rest of the team engaging with the forum and its membership 



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  7. The Aussie Rules Football team that I’ve followed all my life has won the Grand Final for the first time since 1964. I was born in 1968, so to say that I’m happy would be understating it by a factor of 1000. After starting well we were in trouble during the 3rd quarter.  Totally dominated from there. So happy I was able to enjoy it and share it with my long suffering (putting up with my disappointment)family.


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  8. 11 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

    After seeing @MattF's  'outfit' at our outing this past Sunday,  I'm surprised that  @The Shorts  hasn't made an appearance as a new member. 

    Edit: a close-up pic of The Shorts was a missed opportunity. 😀

    Thank you for missing that opportunity 😅

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  9. 49 minutes ago, PMookie said:

    I used to watch AFL on ESPN and LOVED the sport! I became a fan of Carlton just because I liked the looks of their guernsey!!! Such a fun sport. 

    Grand final is on 25th September (our time) so some time on the 24th for you. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to watch it and (hopefully)see Melbourne defeat the Western Bulldogs to win their first flag since 1964

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  10. 1 minute ago, MattF said:

    I'm just glad ScoMo finally realised that there's no way there could ever be a zero policy. There may be hope that I can come out at the end of next year or March 2023.

    Not so much the zero policy for me, more the fact he butchered the vaccination roll out. Should have been 3 months ahead of where we are. Squandered the hard work it took to get to zero. 

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  11. @GolfSpy_APH @GolfSpy_THV Just posted another comment in the Sub70 driver thread. Last comment I could see was by Bens197, which was the last one when I commented on Saturday. After posting a comment, I could see about 10-15 new comments after Bens (not including my comment from Saturday. 

    Now for the weird bit. When I went back to check Bens full name, his was the last visible comment again.

    I commented again and took a screenshot while in the thread and after leaving and going back into it to demonstrate. 

    After comment



    After going back into thread




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