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  1. Hi Guys, the Birdie Ball Mat test application isn’t listed in the 2021 Test Opportunities Tab. Only accessible via the link on MGS Blog.
  2. Atrociously, drove it ok, everything else was awful to poor. Learnt that I really shouldn’t shift several wheelbarrow loads of soil before attempting to play golf (definitely attempting today, couldn’t call what I did playing) Despite my atrocious golf and the chilly weather (50F and 10-15mph wind) I enjoyed the company and day out.
  3. Finally joined the tech generation, Shot Scope V3 is on its way
  4. A couple of wines from my daughter’s birth year to celebrate her 21st birthday. Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Merlot 2000 This was part of my pay for picking/cellar hand work during the 2003 vintage. Beautiful old wine that was still lively. It was an added bonus that Amelia is my daughter’s middle name. Stanton and Killeen Vintage Port 2000 Silky smooth, rich and not overly sweet, very easy to keep drinking
  5. I believe that the Grint hasn’t been quick to supply information, and that winners may be difficult to contact. Obviously @GolfSpy_THV is too busy to respond
  6. Played in a 4BBB, a rare morning round as we struggled to get on the timesheet in the afternoon. Course was playing very long off the back marks and lots of recent rain. My round was very much a better ball round, equal parts good and bad. Started with a birdie for the second round in a row. Drove the ball well but struggled with 40-60 yard pitches. Leaked a series of soft bogeys through the middle of the round. Played the last 5 in 1 under, with a couple of putts just missing. Hitting greens in regulation certainly makes scoring a lot easier. Adjustments to my setup and posture are still a work in progress but seem to be getting there
  7. @GolfSpy MPR, you might want to edit the title. I thought it was going to be about a building a steam room
  8. As long as it doesn’t lead you to acquiring a similar hat. That would lead to a severe case of drunk’s regret
  9. Sometimes Australia’s distance from everywhere is described as “The Tyranny of Distance “ In this case it’s “The Blessing of Distance”
  10. Think I might have to report this post, surely it has to breach a rule
  11. Welcome to the forum @The Hat, I’m not sure if we’ll be friends, as you’re a bit strange, and have a habit of sticking pretty closely with unsavoury characters like @MattF. At least you do a reasonable job of hiding some of his unsightly bonce As l opened this thread, I thought it best to protect myself from visual and emotional scarring Think I made a good decision
  12. Played a sort of new course for me on Sunday. https://www.lonsdalelinks.com.au/cms/course/hole-1/ The course has been redesigned since I last played it, with a new 9 and significant chances to the original 9. For some reason they decided to have “signature “ rectangular greens. Personally, I don’t think this adds anything but doesn’t detract either. Lots of severe slopes and ridges on the greens, and pretty much impossible to run the ball onto lots of greens which is a little strange as it’s supposed to be a links style. Anyway, to the golf. Started with a birdie after a poor second caught the slope and rolled down to about 10 feet. A good start but then went backwards. Lost my swing for a few holes, drove poorly. Greens were very dewy which made it hard to judge speed. A lack of familiarity with the course probably didn’t help my game, really uncertain where to hit it on a few holes. Conditions we’re very calm which is a rarity for this course, it could get very tough when the wind is up. Finished 13 over, which was a little disappointing but not too bad for a first time playing there. Highlight was a 5 iron to 10 feet from 175 yards. Swing and setup changes are starting to feel more normal
  13. Congrats @GolfSpy_APH, hope you’ve got large feet
  14. Thanks for all your efforts over the years Rob. I’ve enjoyed reading about your club hoing, sorry, quest for better equipment for a long time, even prior to your moderator role. Enjoy the challenge of your expanding day job, different stresses and hopefully you will get to play more often. As has been previously noted, big shoes to fill, and that’s not related to your stature! Hopefully I’ll get to tee it up with you one day
  15. I think everyone else would chip in for new golf attire for me just so they won’t have to see the hat, win win for me
  16. I was interested in making the big trip (travel restrictions notwithstanding) but I don’t think it’s advisable for the hat and me to be in the same location
  17. My personal bugbear is showing players walking, or showing lots of big names when they aren’t in contention. It bewilders me when you don’t see a single shot from a player 3 off the lead, and the big name 10 off the pace is shown repeatedly. Too many putts, not enough average shots or lowlights, show it when someone hosels it.
  18. Peaksy68


    Snap lockdown so no golf for me. Decided to cook up a storm. Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Prosciutto Crumbs Duck Breast with Beetroot and Duck fat Potatoes and Baked Stuffed Mushrooms Went a treat with a stunning Pinot Noir from one of Australia’s best producers, Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir 2016
  19. I might have to look at that for myself, got TFCC damage (among other wrist problems) that annoy me to varying levels most of the time
  20. I think @jlukes has had some success with a brace. If it was him I’m sure he’ll chime in.
  21. Played well in beautiful late autumn weather. Started ok, 4 over at the turn with a very soft 3 putt. Ball striking was solid, apart from 3 very poor 40 yard pitches over bunkers that didn’t go to plan. Second 9 was better, 1 over with 12 putts. My 3 2 putts were a result of misreads, all went exactly where I aimed at the speed I needed. A couple of awful topped tee shots didn’t hurt much. On the last I followed up my topped tee shot with a topped 5 wood that only went 3 yards. Flushed the next 5 wood to 25 feet, just slid the putt past the hole. I think I holed about 100 feet of putts on the second 9. Very happy with my 5 over round. Decided not to light the fire tonight, my MLA Tour Mallet will keep me warm
  22. I'm in. Do I get a prize if all 6 picks miss the cut?
  23. Old and crumpled is potentially better than new and crisp, less likely to be counterfeit
  24. Played in potentially awful conditions that ended up being ok. 9 over playing off 8. First round after a lesson so I was pretty happy with the result. Made 3 sand saves, one of which was my shot of the day. Plugged ball in the face, about a foot below the lip, on the short side, blasted out to 5 feet and made the putt. Ball striking was mixed, putted well after the first couple of holes.
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