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Everything posted by CarlH

  1. 3 double bogeys later, an 82.
  2. Following yesterday's nice round with a crappy round. Couldn't find my tempo and made awful contact all day long. Bogey city! 86
  3. Why don't they maintain the rough, fairways, sand traps, and greens with the same effort they put into the courses we play? See how much roll they get hitting into wet, sloppy fairways, how well they can get out of the patchy rough, how well they can get a good lie in a poorly draining, poorly raked, and lack of sand in the sand traps.....game changer!
  4. Other than being stuck behind 2 slow groups and cold because the sun refused to peek through the clouds/fog, it was a better round today. Had 2 doubles and 2 birdies to come in 6 over with a 40/38. Oh, and sun finally made it's arrival while we were in the fairway of #18. Go figure.
  5. Recover well @revkev. I was looking forward to hear more about your trials and tribulations with the wedges.
  6. Well, we had our Super Bowl Tournament yesterday. Interesting, to say the least. Format was a 3 man best ball with 2 best net on even holes and best net/best gross on the odd holes. Opportunities to earn a mulligan on 2 of the holes by throwing a football through a hole on one hole and throwing 2 of 3 into a trash can on another. Had to use the mulligan on that hole and could not give it to a partner. I earned a mulligan on the par 3 but didn't use it. Both of my partners earned mulligans on the par 5, used them, but it didn't matter. Another hole had the tiny hole, which I made par and
  7. It's been pretty windy here the last 3 days -- today's no exception. Been warmer, but windy and rainy. We have our "Super Bowl" 3 man best ball tourney Friday. Hopfully, the rains will let up and be a bit more comfortable.
  8. A windy day on the course...2-3 club at times. After shooting 8 over through 10 holes, including the 2 doubles, I finished the last 8 holes much stronger and carded an 81 -- no birdies. Got boned by the flagpole and foam combo on a long putt for par on the par 3 #9 when the ball went center cut, hit the pin, dropped and bounced off the foam.
  9. Can't wait to start posting again to get my handicap more in line with how I'm scoring (Oregon doesn't post from Nov 30-March 1, even though we play year round in Southern Oregon). 82 today, which seems to be more the norm lately.
  10. Indeed! And I'm wondering what it is I should do
  11. Played well through 10, then the winds picked up and temps dropped while I choked for 5 holes, and finished up par, par, par. 38/42 for an 80. On the 16th hole, the sun peeked out nicely. (I'm the clown on the left ).
  12. Tried to play today, but slow play, cold weather, and drizzling rain ended our round early. After playing 4 holes (3-some), we encountered a slow group and decided to go around them, skipping a hole...turns out we skipped 5,6, and 7 to avoid the 2 slower groups. By the time we got to 13, we came across another group. We knew they played quicker, so we weren't worried, but after playing 13, we saw 2 more groups in front of them, both 4-somes and both walking, so after playing 14, we cut across the street taking us to the inside 9 of our 27 hole course and teed off on #4. By now, the tempera
  13. Sounds way too familiar!
  14. I'm sporting a pair of bicycle shades my wife got me for Christmas. They go from clear to dark as the sun changes, so they're perfect for riding my bicycle or playing golf. I also have a pair of Tifosi glasses that I like. Both pair are wrap around style.
  15. Only you know your financial status. We have lots of seniors well into their 80s playing golf every day.
  16. The fairest system I've seen used is the AGE + Handicap arrangement, where some number is selected and if age plus handicap reach that point, they can move forward. Other than that, the handicap system (assuming you don't have sandbaggers (aka cheaters)), should take care of the variances in skill and distance. If your course is correctly rated and you use the GHIN handicap for the tees being played, adjustments should resolve the differences of tees.
  17. Pleased with my ball striking today. Made some solid putts. 39/39 ... had a double bogey on the front when I hit my 60 wedge thin and sailed it well over the green into trouble. On the opposite end of the spectrum, birdied the number 2 handicap hole with a 4 hybrid approach to 2 feet below the hole.
  18. If your club assigns the correct handicap for the tee being played, it should, in theory, adjust the handicap. At my course, if I play the senior tees, I'm a 5 handicap. If I play the men's regular tees, I'm a 7. We also have a combo setup on the scorecard for which I play as a 6. We also haveother tees available, but I don't play them and don't know what my handicap would be without looking at the app. One set is the championship tees and I haven't played those tees in 5 years or more. The other 2 tees are forward tees and I don't play those (yet).
  19. Cheaters are going to cheat, regardless. Personally, I like the current system, even though it has the potential to be manipulated by the unscrupulous. It's convenient for the honest golfers.
  20. If you want to play Rogue Valley Country Club while in the area, give me a shout and we can go play. The club doesn't typically allow public play (although I do believe they make exceptions for club pros), but they do allow guests to play with a member.
  21. I feel your pain, bro!
  22. A big Texan stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Mexico. While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. He asked the waiter, 'What is that you just served?' The waiter replied, ‘Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are called Cojones de Toro, bull's testicles from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy! The cowboy said, ‘What the heck, bring me an order.' The waiter re
  23. The course looks familiar, but I can't remember if I've played it or not, or if it was called by another name back then. In the early 90s, I played a LOT of golf from Charleston to Myrtle Bch. A bunch of us had the American Cancer cards that allowed you to play every public course in the state (and some semi and private courses) twice for the cost of 1/2 golf cart fee and no greens fees. Every Thursday, about 20 of us would play 1 or 2 courses.
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