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Alf. S

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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.
  12. Both have been nicely hit irons off the centre of the club. The 1st one in May was at the 18th and it pitched about 10 feet short of the hole bounced twice and rolled right in, right from the strike it looked a good shot but i didn't think it would go in. Saturday again was a pure hit iron, I was sitting 11 over after the last 2 holes so was a bit non-plus again didn't cross my mind that I would hole it. I didn't see it go in, from the tee all you can see is the top of the flag but the group in front cheered as it rolled in. Moral is that you get them when you give up thinking you'll ever get one. The one in May was quite funny, the Senior Team for who I play for were teeing off on the 1st hole and heard the cheer. I was buzzing with it being the 1st and they all shook my hand, then Jim came up. "How many you had, I've had 11" He then went on to tell me about all 11, until someone told him to shut up and let me savour the moment. He last comment was that I better put a bottle of good Malt Whisky up at the bar, he didn't like any of that blended stuff. I duly put a bottle of Talisker up. Next time he saw me he complained again, he didn't like Talisker. Bah, Bah
  13. That's my second in a year after going 50 years without one. Completely unexpected, said to my playing partners that the way the 2 previous holes had gone I was going to hit it OB.
  14. Date 01/28/2023 Course Name West Lothian Golf Course Gross Score 71 Course Handicap 5 Gross Strokes over/under par 7 Net Score to Par 2 Net Score 66 Net Birdies or better 4 Longest Drive 285 Well that was some round? Finished 14. triple bogey (nothing went right, topped drive, heavy approach shot and lipped out putt. 15. double bogey (hit a decent tee shot, hit a branch on a tree and lost ball) 16. Hole in one 17. Eagle 2 , Chip in 18. Boring par
  15. I'm trying, last week course snow bound, gradually opening up this week, 18 holes open today with a mixture of temp and full greens. I'm having to compete with my wife's hair and nail appointments to get access to the car, so fingers crossed. Tomorrow I've got agreement to get an hour at Fairways indoor golf range with full Trackman bays.
  16. Managed 16 holes today with my new eyes after lens replacement surgery, I can now play without glasses and not see the ball???? 1st round for nearly 2 weeks, windy wet and temp greens on. No score for me this week.
  17. I posted a similar issue with my local range when it was 1st opened about 2 years ago. I couldn't correlate between the range numbers and my Mevo, it was about 10% shorter on Toptracer. I was contacted directly by Toptracer and after a few questions, committed to look into it and check the calibration. On my last visit there was a marked improvement with ball speeds matching the Mevo and me at the point of questioning which one was giving me the right data. Personally I use Toptracer for the fun games like nearest the pin, approach points games, etc. We have a new indoor range locally called Fairways that has 4 Trackman bays if I want to do serious work on distances this is where I go.
  18. To all that wished me a Happy Birthday thanks. Got eye lens replacement surgery as a sort of birthday present. So have a golf lay off for a few weeks. And had a nice dinner with my family so a good day.
  19. Date 12/31/2022 Course Name West Lothian GC (Kinglass) Gross Score 71 Course Handicap 5 Gross Strokes over/under par 7 Net Score to Par 2 Net Score 66 Net Birdies or better 4 Longest Drive 250 recent good form bubble burst a little toda, but still managed a decent round. I seem to want to throw in a triple every round at the moment. My partners see it as handicap protection!!! Tripled the 17th today, drove into the trees had a relatively easy punch out to the green and duffed it, thinned a 56' wedge into the bushes thru the back, penalty drop, chip and 2 putts for a 7.
  20. Going to get harder now down to hc 5. Hopefully weather permitting out tomorrow, was out on the 26th but the horizontal sleet had me quitting after only 6 holes.
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