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Alf. S

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About Alf. S

  • Birthday 01/05/1961

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  • Location
    West Lothian, UK
  • Interests
    Retired Microelectronics executive. Avid golfer, follower of football (soccer). Qualified level 4 SYFA football coach and Level 1 PGA Golf coach. Objective, liberal views and member of the Scottish National Party (SNP)

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  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
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  • Biggest Strength
    Short Game
  • Biggest Weakness
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  1. My tuppence worth. Players competitiveness wax and wane and IMO with the exception of Cam Smith and perhaps DJ they would not strengthen the field. We can debate all we like about the strongest/toughest field or not but at the end of the day the LIV golfers have their massive pay outs and joined for this reason alone, It irks me somewhat that some of the LIV players are still eligible to play on the European events and they turn up only for the flag ship events, depriving up and coming players the opportunity to secure playing rights and get their biggest purse of the year. What are people like Poulter going to do with the $100k for making the cut, buy another Ferrari?
  2. I'm scheduled to play tomorrow and Saturday and I'd be up for it but snow is due to hit the course over the next 2 day. If you can't get anyone else then I can be your 1st reserve
  3. The handicap convienor back home says my informal winter handicap is 6 dead which would give me 7 at Golf del Sur so if you can alter my score I think that would be best.
  4. Well done took me nearly 50 years for my first, last April, which sounds similar to yours seeing it drop. Then got a second 4 weeks, It is a crazy game. You’ve not got to try and drop your story into every conversation for the next 2 years enjoy
  5. On holiday in Tenerife, played 3 rounds so far. I tend to play twilight rounds, first 2 rounds were at Amarilla, found it really tough, especially on the greens. Moving from slow winter greens to slick Bermuda grass was really tough, 5 x 4 putts in the first round. Yesterday moved to Golf del Sur and got on much better. Spent 45 minutes on the practise green, still hit a couple of stinking irons but on the whole a pretty good round of 76, with a final hole birdie.
  6. Date 03/01/2023 Course Name Golf Del Sur Gross Score 76 Course Handicap 9 Gross Strokes over/under par 4 Net Score to Par -5 Net Score 67 Net Birdies or better 6 Longest Drive 270 Dilemma: this is off season so all competitions are non qualifiers I.e don’t get recorded as WHS scores. Back home we have a competition where we informally play off an adjusted handicap. At the moment with a slope rating of 106 that is 5. I’m now on holiday and played yesterday at Golf del Sur, SR = 130 which off my official WHS h/c gives me 9. Feel a bit of a fraud claiming 5 back home and jumping to 9 yesterday. I’ll leave to @Golfspy_TCBto decide the solution.
  7. Date 02/16/2023 Course Name West Lothian Golf Course Gross Score 69 Course Handicap 6 Gross Strokes over/under par 5 Net Score to Par -1 Net Score 63 Net Birdies or better 5 Longest Drive 290 Not so many stupid decisions today but still frustrating up to 6 h/c then my round has taken me back to 5.
  8. Date 02/14/2023 Course Name West Lothain Golf Club Gross Score 71 Course Handicap 5 Gross Strokes over/under par 7 Net Score to Par 2 Net Score 66 Net Birdies or better 3 Longest Drive 284 Fine day on the course poor front nine, with stupid shot decisions but was happy with my ball striking coming back. Missed 5 good birdie opportunities for 8 feet and in.
  9. Date 02/11/2023 Course Name West Lothian Golf Club Gross Score 76 Course Handicap 5 Gross Strokes over/under par 12 Net Score to Par 7 Net Score 71 Net Birdies or better 2 Longest Drive 285 Struggle today in a windy Scotland but at least I'm getting out. One more week then off to the Canary Islands for 2 weeks with my clubs. It is still windy there but at least it will be shorts and T shirt rather than 5 layers and waterproofs.
  10. Thought you guys could club together and buy this? https://www.bunkered.co.uk/golf-news/scottish-golf-course-up-for-sale-and-its-not-that-expensive
  11. I'm retired but worked in Semiconductor chip design for nearly 40 years laterly Program Management but also Business Management and Operations. Mostly for American Multinationals; Seagate, Cadence, Qualcomm and Cirrus Logic were the big ones.
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