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3 hours ago, daviddvm said:

First time I played with them was at last months club tournament and I shot 87 for a net 72 and tied for 4th place. Hitting them is EASY.

I'm sure it's somewhere among all the memes and gifs, but based on that score right out of the gate I'd assume the distances are very similar to your old clubs?

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14 minutes ago, edingc said:

Great pace at both courses. Played 18 in about 3 hours with cart, trailing only a twosome with a cart and a single walker, but I didn't see anyone in front of me after No. 4, the par 5 that I pictured above. Went 2 hybrid, 6 iron, 58, two putts for a par.

Biggest struggle today was shaking off penalties. After I lost the second ball to the ravine hazard area I just started pressing too much and that made me play a little tight. 

Target golf is a great description. Knowing what I know now, I would have made some different club choices throughout the round.

I think 6,800 yards is probably a bit much for my game, but it was a lot of fun giving it a shot.

Lots of target golf around here I know a course when I see one lol.

its definitely hard especially when the yardage says hit this but the fairway says differently! Regardless good round and glad you were able to get a lot of holes in.

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

I had the day off of work so what better way to pass the time than play some golf. I had a tee time early this morning at Diamond Springs Golf Course in Hamilton, Michigan. I grew up not far from this course and remember when it first opened. It's a Mike DeVries design, which if you're a fan of Michigan golf, you'll know him as the the architect behind Pilgrim's Run in Pierson, The Mines in Grand Rapids and Greywalls in Marquette. I think the last time I played here was in 2014, and I don't honestly know or remember how I did. 

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I had spent some of last night mapping out the course on Google Maps with intended club use and tee shot lines, from the white tees which play somewhere around 6,000 yards but rates out harder than my usual course. Literally as I was driving to the first tee I thought, "Why not really challenge myself?" and decided to play from the blues (the tips at this course), which play to 6,800 yards and a 73.0/137 rating. This is by far the longest and most challenging course I've ever played, and I played pretty well for most of the front and the first third of the back, but man, did the rest of the back just absolutely beat me up.

I didn't have an awful day driving the ball, but it was pretty wet and the entire course is a single cut of Kentucky bluegrass that really didn't afford much roll. So it put a lot of pressure on my tee game to have both distance and accuracy, and even then I had a lot of mid-to-long irons into greens.

Of all days, the battery in my laser died and I was not able to use it the entire round. Thankfully, Arccos was very helpful, but the laser's accuracy to flags cannot be matched by guessing on the satellite images. 

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Holes 9, 14, 15, 16, and 17 border or cross a ravine that is all hazard area totally in play from the tee and I unfortunately found that area four times by a handful of yards in total. I ended up shooting a 92 (44/48), but literally 5 yards left or right on most of the holes would have been a very good drive. Between a bad three-putt (I lost focus on a tap in from about 12 inches) and just one or two of those holes, I wasn't far from a round in the mid-80s. On my home course that lacks all of the hazards I would have easily had a really, really good round.

I'm obviously bummed that I didn't break 90 (which was my goal going into the round), but looking back on the round I'm really happy with how I played. 

I absolutely pounded the driver today but just got a little wild. I'm stoked that the SpeedZone Xtreme is working so well for me, as my miss now is a pull that is 100 percent my swing and not the club. I also am starting to enjoy the SpeedZone irons as well. 

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All in all, well worth my time and $45 for 18 and cart.

After my round I headed out to Holland and The Links at Rolling Meadows, a nine-hole par three course that plays very, ahem, favorably from the front tees.

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By the time I got to the course, a steady rain had started. While this meant I had the course to myself, it also meant walking in the rain and I was thoroughly soaked by the time I was done.

The course is a very cool little "links" style course with a lot of wetlands and actual challenging greens. $25 got me a Coke Zero and 27 shots at getting closest to the pin. I love that I was able to play 27 holes in just over two hours.

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You would think over 27 chances from 120 yards and in  I would have jarred one, but alas. I played OK (+5 over the 27, notching two birdies on the first 9 but none on the last two go arounds), but I was really starting to get tired by the time I started my third nine. My best effort for the challenge so far is 7'1" (85 inches) from 70 yards on No. 5 during my second time through:

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Very fun day, and I still hopefully have at least another 18 holes to try to best this effort.

Very nice looking course. 

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3 hours ago, edingc said:

I had the day off of work so what better way to pass the time than play some golf. I had a tee time early this morning at Diamond Springs Golf Course in Hamilton, Michigan. I grew up not far from this course and remember when it first opened. It's a Mike DeVries design, which if you're a fan of Michigan golf, you'll know him as the the architect behind Pilgrim's Run in Pierson, The Mines in Grand Rapids and Greywalls in Marquette. I think the last time I played here was in 2014, and I don't honestly know or remember how I did. 

IMG_25082020_185518_(1080_x_810_pixel).jpg.b6293cf43afc78c95f4f2fcabf753897.jpg

I had spent some of last night mapping out the course on Google Maps with intended club use and tee shot lines, from the white tees which play somewhere around 6,000 yards but rates out harder than my usual course. Literally as I was driving to the first tee I thought, "Why not really challenge myself?" and decided to play from the blues (the tips at this course), which play to 6,800 yards and a 73.0/137 rating. This is by far the longest and most challenging course I've ever played, and I played pretty well for most of the front and the first third of the back, but man, did the rest of the back just absolutely beat me up.

I didn't have an awful day driving the ball, but it was pretty wet and the entire course is a single cut of Kentucky bluegrass that really didn't afford much roll. So it put a lot of pressure on my tee game to have both distance and accuracy, and even then I had a lot of mid-to-long irons into greens.

Of all days, the battery in my laser died and I was not able to use it the entire round. Thankfully, Arccos was very helpful, but the laser's accuracy to flags cannot be matched by guessing on the satellite images. 

IMG_25082020_185536_(1080_x_810_pixel).jpg.0a3458a6763f781d082bd61be3bd0092.jpg

Holes 9, 14, 15, 16, and 17 border or cross a ravine that is all hazard area totally in play from the tee and I unfortunately found that area four times by a handful of yards in total. I ended up shooting a 92 (44/48), but literally 5 yards left or right on most of the holes would have been a very good drive. Between a bad three-putt (I lost focus on a tap in from about 12 inches) and just one or two of those holes, I wasn't far from a round in the mid-80s. On my home course that lacks all of the hazards I would have easily had a really, really good round.

I'm obviously bummed that I didn't break 90 (which was my goal going into the round), but looking back on the round I'm really happy with how I played. 

I absolutely pounded the driver today but just got a little wild. I'm stoked that the SpeedZone Xtreme is working so well for me, as my miss now is a pull that is 100 percent my swing and not the club. I also am starting to enjoy the SpeedZone irons as well. 

IMG_25082020_185554_(1080_x_810_pixel).jpg.4592c32f7e088dfe95b0b2c62d0e01d2.jpg

All in all, well worth my time and $45 for 18 and cart.

After my round I headed out to Holland and The Links at Rolling Meadows, a nine-hole par three course that plays very, ahem, favorably from the front tees.

image.png.cb9fc206fc76f9078f9d693151621cd0.png

By the time I got to the course, a steady rain had started. While this meant I had the course to myself, it also meant walking in the rain and I was thoroughly soaked by the time I was done.

The course is a very cool little "links" style course with a lot of wetlands and actual challenging greens. $25 got me a Coke Zero and 27 shots at getting closest to the pin. I love that I was able to play 27 holes in just over two hours.

IMG_25082020_185635_(1080_x_810_pixel).jpg.7dc16a96ed0413fb4cfb8d439d87fe78.jpg

You would think over 27 chances from 120 yards and in  I would have jarred one, but alas. I played OK (+5 over the 27, notching two birdies on the first 9 but none on the last two go arounds), but I was really starting to get tired by the time I started my third nine. My best effort for the challenge so far is 7'1" (85 inches) from 70 yards on No. 5 during my second time through:

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Very fun day, and I still hopefully have at least another 18 holes to try to best this effort.

YES. Diamond Springs is an absolute treat. Most of the courses I play are pretty standard/bland (cheap lol), but I try to play down there at least once or twice a year. It's such an awesome layout!

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12 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

I'm sure it's somewhere among all the memes and gifs, but based on that score right out of the gate I'd assume the distances are very similar to your old clubs?

Actually that was the biggest adjustment. I hit the SpeedZoneONE irons 10 - 15 yards further than my Titleist AP1 irons. So I fairly quickly realized  (after airmailing a few greens and hitting layup shots into the hazard) that I would need to club down one from Arccos caddie recommendation. Now that I have 9 rounds with these clubs the caddie recommendation is pretty accurate.

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15 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

When I saw the closest to the pin on par 3's challenge the first thing that popped into my mind was playing a par 3 course. So I immediately booked a room at a golf resort up north with a beautiful executive course. My plan was to play 72 holes over 2 days, 36 each day, with the ultimate goal of a hole in one. Hey, I had 72 chances why not?

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Well, best made plans. When I got to the resort on day one, after a 2.5 hour drive, it was pouring rain. Not to be deterred I paid for 36 holes and went to the 1st tee only to find there were no pull/push carts, they had been removed due to COVID. Now I haven't walked a golf course in 25+ years and I certainly haven't carried a bag in more than that time, but the challenge must go on. So I put on my rain gear, adjusted the backpack straps on my Cobra stand bag and went to the first tee.

The course, while beautiful, was soaking wet and getting sloppier with on and off downpours. I am happy to report that the rain hood on the Cobra stand bag works very well at keeping your clubs dry. 

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The course is laid out well with lots of water and strategically placed bunkers and my first 8-holes were fairly unremarkable, hit some of the postage stamp greens, missed some others. Then I got to #9, the longest hole on the course listed at 174-yards by Arccos, all carry over a pond with trouble everywhere.

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When I tell you I flushed my Cobra SpeedZone 5-iron, I mean I didn't even feel it come off the face and the result was the closest of the round.

 

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From the 9th tee back to the 1st tee has to be at least a 1/2 mile walk, partially through a hiking trail with a fork in the road and of course I took the wrong side of the fork and had to hike back to the 1st tee. Panting like a dog, wet from rain and sweat I decided to shed the rain gear and just play the next 27 and deal with the rain & sweat

I didn't record anything closer than 9" in round 2,  since that was the mark to beat. I grabbed a quick lunch and came back for another 18 holes. When I got back from lunch the course had moved the pins and the tee boxes. The 4th hole, which played at 159 yards in the morning was 10 yards closer in the afternoon. Normally at 148-yards I'd take an 8 iron, but with the rain and trouble all around the green I hit 7-iron.

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 I thought it actually went in, but just came up a few revolutions short. That one is gonna be hard to beat gentlemen!! 

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By now it was raining non-stop  and greens were just getting saturated as evidenced by this shot from a gap wedge from 87-yards out. 

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After my 3rd nine in the rain, soaking wet, sore back and elbow I packed it in hoping for better weather the next day. I woke up the next morning to even heavier rain with no sign it was gonna let up. With my back & elbow killing me I decided to pack it in and drive home knowing I had a shot that was probably gonna get me near the top this week.

Wow gonna be tough. Nice shooting

Where did that 2"er land? Must have checked up nicely with the rain.

 

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38 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

When I saw the closest to the pin on par 3's challenge the first thing that popped into my mind was playing a par 3 course. So I immediately booked a room at a golf resort up north with a beautiful executive course. My plan was to play 72 holes over 2 days, 36 each day, with the ultimate goal of a hole in one. Hey, I had 72 chances why not?

1229474975_ScreenShot2020-08-26at9_25_27AM.png.b2014c3cf8b1f4cee78614233b788d7b.png

  

Well, best made plans. When I got to the resort on day one, after a 2.5 hour drive, it was pouring rain. Not to be deterred I paid for 36 holes and went to the 1st tee only to find there were no pull/push carts, they had been removed due to COVID. Now I haven't walked a golf course in 25+ years and I certainly haven't carried a bag in more than that time, but the challenge must go on. So I put on my rain gear, adjusted the backpack straps on my Cobra stand bag and went to the first tee.

The course, while beautiful, was soaking wet and getting sloppier with on and off downpours. I am happy to report that the rain hood on the Cobra stand bag works very well at keeping your clubs dry. 

IMG_0633.JPG.b7036d51d0e3c76815076ab7626b5b14.JPG

 

The course is laid out well with lots of water and strategically placed bunkers and my first 8-holes were fairly unremarkable, hit some of the postage stamp greens, missed some others. Then I got to #9, the longest hole on the course listed at 174-yards by Arccos, all carry over a pond with trouble everywhere.

IMG_9898.JPG.24a738d978c276dc4f6696b0acb106bc.JPG

 

When I tell you I flushed my Cobra SpeedZone 5-iron, I mean I didn't even feel it come off the face and the result was the closest of the round.

 

2050519069_ScreenShot2020-08-26at8_52_28AM.png.364ffd5fae8d259d5c42ae2748f33964.png

IMG_9194.JPG.30bfd7802307878a8cd1b74a1ecc8b43.JPG

 

From the 9th tee back to the 1st tee has to be at least a 1/2 mile walk, partially through a hiking trail with a fork in the road and of course I took the wrong side of the fork and had to hike back to the 1st tee. Panting like a dog, wet from rain and sweat I decided to shed the rain gear and just play the next 27 and deal with the rain & sweat

I didn't record anything closer than 9" in round 2,  since that was the mark to beat. I grabbed a quick lunch and came back for another 18 holes. When I got back from lunch the course had moved the pins and the tee boxes. The 4th hole, which played at 159 yards in the morning was 10 yards closer in the afternoon. Normally at 148-yards I'd take an 8 iron, but with the rain and trouble all around the green I hit 7-iron.

418029048_ScreenShot2020-08-26at8_54_54AM.png.6d135a43152bb7cb579d91a9261a3566.png

 I thought it actually went in, but just came up a few revolutions short. That one is gonna be hard to beat gentlemen!! 

IMG_0608.JPG.8484cae2b614a9b9f35ce4dc0c38d989.JPG

 

By now it was raining non-stop  and greens were just getting saturated as evidenced by this shot from a gap wedge from 87-yards out. 

IMG_0866.JPG.5ec573fcee9c23548a5314a4ec95dc8a.JPG

After my 3rd nine in the rain, soaking wet, sore back and elbow I packed it in hoping for better weather the next day. I woke up the next morning to even heavier rain with no sign it was gonna let up. With my back & elbow killing me I decided to pack it in and drive home knowing I had a shot that was probably gonna get me near the top this week.

Very nice, those were really close, you just needed a puff of wind to get them in. 

I hope you are getting a chance to play some more and get that HIO

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41 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

When I saw the closest to the pin on par 3's challenge the first thing that popped into my mind was playing a par 3 course. So I immediately booked a room at a golf resort up north with a beautiful executive course. My plan was to play 72 holes over 2 days, 36 each day, with the ultimate goal of a hole in one. Hey, I had 72 chances why not?

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Well, best made plans. When I got to the resort on day one, after a 2.5 hour drive, it was pouring rain. Not to be deterred I paid for 36 holes and went to the 1st tee only to find there were no pull/push carts, they had been removed due to COVID. Now I haven't walked a golf course in 25+ years and I certainly haven't carried a bag in more than that time, but the challenge must go on. So I put on my rain gear, adjusted the backpack straps on my Cobra stand bag and went to the first tee.

The course, while beautiful, was soaking wet and getting sloppier with on and off downpours. I am happy to report that the rain hood on the Cobra stand bag works very well at keeping your clubs dry. 

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The course is laid out well with lots of water and strategically placed bunkers and my first 8-holes were fairly unremarkable, hit some of the postage stamp greens, missed some others. Then I got to #9, the longest hole on the course listed at 174-yards by Arccos, all carry over a pond with trouble everywhere.

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When I tell you I flushed my Cobra SpeedZone 5-iron, I mean I didn't even feel it come off the face and the result was the closest of the round.

 

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From the 9th tee back to the 1st tee has to be at least a 1/2 mile walk, partially through a hiking trail with a fork in the road and of course I took the wrong side of the fork and had to hike back to the 1st tee. Panting like a dog, wet from rain and sweat I decided to shed the rain gear and just play the next 27 and deal with the rain & sweat

I didn't record anything closer than 9" in round 2,  since that was the mark to beat. I grabbed a quick lunch and came back for another 18 holes. When I got back from lunch the course had moved the pins and the tee boxes. The 4th hole, which played at 159 yards in the morning was 10 yards closer in the afternoon. Normally at 148-yards I'd take an 8 iron, but with the rain and trouble all around the green I hit 7-iron.

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 I thought it actually went in, but just came up a few revolutions short. That one is gonna be hard to beat gentlemen!! 

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By now it was raining non-stop  and greens were just getting saturated as evidenced by this shot from a gap wedge from 87-yards out. 

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After my 3rd nine in the rain, soaking wet, sore back and elbow I packed it in hoping for better weather the next day. I woke up the next morning to even heavier rain with no sign it was gonna let up. With my back & elbow killing me I decided to pack it in and drive home knowing I had a shot that was probably gonna get me near the top this week.

I think I’m digging the commitment and perseverance more than the darts on display here. Very nice!

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45 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

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The firs one was already great.

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To beat that it will have to be on the hole.

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46 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Wow gonna be tough. Nice shooting

Where did that 2"er land? Must have checked up nicely with the rain.

 

It hopped about 4' from the pin and looked like it was going in and checked up just shy.

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2 hours ago, Headhammer said:

It hopped about 4' from the pin and looked like it was going in and checked up just shy.

Hot damn, Hammer! 🙌 That’s a phenomenal shot! 

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And for middle of the week humor ... at times, very relatable. 😂😂😂

 

 

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2 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

And for middle of the week humor ... at times, very relatable. 😂😂😂

 

 

"If I get those strokes back, I basically shot a 76"
I have heard variations of that phrase with different scores from different players way too many times

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18 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

"If I get those strokes back, I basically shot a 76"
I have heard variations of that phrase with different scores from different players way too many times

You may very well be hearing a lot of that on the 20th!

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Throwing Hammers!!!!   awesome! 

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1 hour ago, MattF said:

You may very well be hearing a lot of that on the 20th!

20th? He'll definitely hear the woulda-shoulda-coulda on the 12th, especially if he's in my group.

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7 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

And for middle of the week humor ... at times, very relatable. 😂😂😂

 

 

When I play with the same ball the entire round, no matter my score that is shooting par for me..in terms of the number of balls i enter and leave the course with...and if I find extra balls I shot under par!

 

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5 hours ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

"If I get those strokes back, I basically shot a 76"
I have heard variations of that phrase with different scores from different players way too many times

We’ve all said that a time or two!

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1 minute ago, GB13 said:

We’ve all said that a time or two!

Just last week, me:

"If I had not clipped that branch on 16th, I would have have gotten a birdie and would've broken 80"

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21 minutes ago, golfish! said:

When I play with the same ball the entire round, no matter my score that is shooting par for me..in terms of the number of balls i enter and leave the course with...and if I find extra balls I shot under par!

 

Any day you finish a round with more balls than you started, it is a great day. 

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Well, I was pretty happy with my entry this week, but then I saw @Headhammer‘s darts, and then I was less stoked... Anyway, actual measurement was 4’8”, I’m sorry I didn’t get a pic with the tape measure like the other two. This was a not so  solid 8 iron that I caught off the toe, but sill flew very well. On the pin the whole way, it just needed to go!

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11 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

Just last week, me:

"If I had not clipped that branch on 16th, I would have have gotten a birdie and would've broken 80"

“Had I not hit that (expletive) first ball OB, that would’ve been an eagle” - me, last Sunday

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16 minutes ago, GB13 said:

“Had I not hit that first ball OB, that would’ve an eagle” - me, last Sunday

I've said that many times. 

Ive topped the ball for my second shot on the water, than rip the drop right into the green and make the putt. 

Damn if my second ball wasn't in the water, I would have eagled. 

From the red dot to the green is s about 215 yards, I've been at that spot many of times of the tee, and I've shanked in the water just about every time, or chunked 50 yards into the woods. 

Oh hell I love this game. 

 

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10 hours ago, Headhammer said:

When I saw the closest to the pin on par 3's challenge the first thing that popped into my mind was playing a par 3 course. So I immediately booked a room at a golf resort up north with a beautiful executive course. My plan was to play 72 holes over 2 days, 36 each day, with the ultimate goal of a hole in one. Hey, I had 72 chances why not?

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Well, best made plans. When I got to the resort on day one, after a 2.5 hour drive, it was pouring rain. Not to be deterred I paid for 36 holes and went to the 1st tee only to find there were no pull/push carts, they had been removed due to COVID. Now I haven't walked a golf course in 25+ years and I certainly haven't carried a bag in more than that time, but the challenge must go on. So I put on my rain gear, adjusted the backpack straps on my Cobra stand bag and went to the first tee.

The course, while beautiful, was soaking wet and getting sloppier with on and off downpours. I am happy to report that the rain hood on the Cobra stand bag works very well at keeping your clubs dry. 

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The course is laid out well with lots of water and strategically placed bunkers and my first 8-holes were fairly unremarkable, hit some of the postage stamp greens, missed some others. Then I got to #9, the longest hole on the course listed at 174-yards by Arccos, all carry over a pond with trouble everywhere.

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When I tell you I flushed my Cobra SpeedZone 5-iron, I mean I didn't even feel it come off the face and the result was the closest of the round.

 

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From the 9th tee back to the 1st tee has to be at least a 1/2 mile walk, partially through a hiking trail with a fork in the road and of course I took the wrong side of the fork and had to hike back to the 1st tee. Panting like a dog, wet from rain and sweat I decided to shed the rain gear and just play the next 27 and deal with the rain & sweat

I didn't record anything closer than 9" in round 2,  since that was the mark to beat. I grabbed a quick lunch and came back for another 18 holes. When I got back from lunch the course had moved the pins and the tee boxes. The 4th hole, which played at 159 yards in the morning was 10 yards closer in the afternoon. Normally at 148-yards I'd take an 8 iron, but with the rain and trouble all around the green I hit 7-iron.

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 I thought it actually went in, but just came up a few revolutions short. That one is gonna be hard to beat gentlemen!! 

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By now it was raining non-stop  and greens were just getting saturated as evidenced by this shot from a gap wedge from 87-yards out. 

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After my 3rd nine in the rain, soaking wet, sore back and elbow I packed it in hoping for better weather the next day. I woke up the next morning to even heavier rain with no sign it was gonna let up. With my back & elbow killing me I decided to pack it in and drive home knowing I had a shot that was probably gonna get me near the top this week.

 

There were some nice shots being posted then @Headhammer comes waltzing in like....

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That is seriously impressive mate but I would love to see someone beat it.....

 

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2 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

 

There were some nice shots being posted then @Headhammer comes waltzing in like....

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That is seriously impressive mate but I would love to see someone beat it.....

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When I saw the closest to the pin on par 3's challenge the first thing that popped into my mind was playing a par 3 course. So I immediately booked a room at a golf resort up north with a beautiful executive course. My plan was to play 72 holes over 2 days, 36 each day, with the ultimate goal of a hole in one. Hey, I had 72 chances why not?

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Well, best made plans. When I got to the resort on day one, after a 2.5 hour drive, it was pouring rain. Not to be deterred I paid for 36 holes and went to the 1st tee only to find there were no pull/push carts, they had been removed due to COVID. Now I haven't walked a golf course in 25+ years and I certainly haven't carried a bag in more than that time, but the challenge must go on. So I put on my rain gear, adjusted the backpack straps on my Cobra stand bag and went to the first tee.
The course, while beautiful, was soaking wet and getting sloppier with on and off downpours. I am happy to report that the rain hood on the Cobra stand bag works very well at keeping your clubs dry. 

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The course is laid out well with lots of water and strategically placed bunkers and my first 8-holes were fairly unremarkable, hit some of the postage stamp greens, missed some others. Then I got to #9, the longest hole on the course listed at 174-yards by Arccos, all carry over a pond with trouble everywhere.

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When I tell you I flushed my Cobra SpeedZone 5-iron, I mean I didn't even feel it come off the face and the result was the closest of the round.
 

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From the 9th tee back to the 1st tee has to be at least a 1/2 mile walk, partially through a hiking trail with a fork in the road and of course I took the wrong side of the fork and had to hike back to the 1st tee. Panting like a dog, wet from rain and sweat I decided to shed the rain gear and just play the next 27 and deal with the rain & sweat
I didn't record anything closer than 9" in round 2,  since that was the mark to beat. I grabbed a quick lunch and came back for another 18 holes. When I got back from lunch the course had moved the pins and the tee boxes. The 4th hole, which played at 159 yards in the morning was 10 yards closer in the afternoon. Normally at 148-yards I'd take an 8 iron, but with the rain and trouble all around the green I hit 7-iron.

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 I thought it actually went in, but just came up a few revolutions short. That one is gonna be hard to beat gentlemen!! 

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By now it was raining non-stop  and greens were just getting saturated as evidenced by this shot from a gap wedge from 87-yards out. 

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After my 3rd nine in the rain, soaking wet, sore back and elbow I packed it in hoping for better weather the next day. I woke up the next morning to even heavier rain with no sign it was gonna let up. With my back & elbow killing me I decided to pack it in and drive home knowing I had a shot that was probably gonna get me near the top this week.

Kudos for sticking that out!


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1 hour ago, GB13 said:

Well, I was pretty happy with my entry this week, but then I saw @Headhammer‘s darts, and then I was less stoked... Anyway, actual measurement was 4’8”, I’m sorry I didn’t get a pic with the tape measure like the other two. This was a not so  solid 8 iron that I caught off the toe, but sill flew very well. On the pin the whole way, it just needed to go!

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Hey still good shooting. Those greens are immaculate. Looks fast

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3 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

 

There were some nice shots being posted then @Headhammer comes waltzing in like....

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That is seriously impressive mate but I would love to see someone beat it.....

I frankly want to see that too. I’m waiting for @daviddvm and his magic One Lengths.

2 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Hey still good shooting. Those greens are immaculate. Looks fast

Yeah, they’ve really put a lot more effort into the greens this year, and it has paid off in some really nice rolling fast greens. Last year they were pretty much like playing Plinko.

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