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14 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I just bought some Titleist Tour Soft Yellow Balls 👍 to play on these gray, cold days.  They were my goto winter balls last year, and I haven't found anything else that works as well.  Trying them out tomorrow in 41º temp tomorrow.

Well..... that didn't happen!!  Woke up to snow on the ground; probably melt off but I think I'm done playing until after Christmas.  Several inches of snow coming tomorrow night.

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On 12/18/2021 at 8:13 AM, Ben_Howell34 said:

Played Ross Bridge in Birmingham yesterday, had a great deal going so took advantage. Was a little damp and misting rain first couple holes but around 70* so not that bad. 


Only got 16 in due to a cutoff time with family and the two groups in front of us being so slow, but played pretty well, was +11. Given the conditions and how tough the course is usually, I was happy with that. Finished it off with a 30 footer for birdie from off the green, so that’ll keep me coming back! 

You are making it sound not as impressive on your 30+ birdie. I’d say it was 50-60+ footer off the green up and over a hill left to right break with perfect speed falling into the hole. It was a great way to finish the day.


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9 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

You are making it sound not as impressive on your 30+ birdie. I’d say it was 50-60+ footer off the green up and over a hill left to right break with perfect speed falling into the hole. It was a great way to finish the day.


I didn’t want to oversell it, as I couldn’t remember it perfectly. I will say it was probably 40%/60% rough/green. 

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We has a little snow on the ground the last couple of days, but it melted off today and the course opened.  My wife and I went to walk 9 holes after the frost delay.  We were paired with two great guys in a covered cart with a heater.  No real warmup and we played from the senior White tees.  I was +3 after 3 holes, but after I missed a par putt on #5, I parred 6, 7, 8, 9 and the extra holes 10 and 11... so +4 over 11 holes.  If we played further, we would be committed to finish 18, and I wasn't sure if we could finish before dark.  

Driver worked well today except for a skank on #2.  Putting was better than usual for not practicing before teeing off.  Made several nice par saves.

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8 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

There was a small isolated tornado today. So small it was confined to the inside of my house. I got up this morning went down to make some breakfast, looked at the weather on my phone and the weather was going to be sunny and in the 50's. I ran back upstairs, showered, dressed for golf. Ran down two flights of stairs to get to the basement to get my clubs. Grabbed a drink to take on the course. Ran out to the car and took off. I think the curtains in the living room were still moving as I drove down the driveway.

Three weeks of rainy weekends can make a golfer do some strange things. Never even said good bye to the family as I breezed by.

On to the important stuff. No warm up, right to the first tee. Played decent. All drives were in the fairway. A few approaches were short but not very short. Maybe a yard off the green at most. One was in a bunker but made a good bunker shot for a sand save. We have 52 bunkers, so only being in one was a plus. The greens were very fast, very fast. Not what I expected them to be.  No three putts, which was good considering the speed of the greens. Took a hole or two to adapt. I didn't keep score but it felt good to be out playing. I played a yellow ball today as it shows up better against the dormant grass. 

Was a little disappointed with what's going on though. The course superintendent marked 50 trees for removal. Said that it would allow the greens to get more air flow and be healthier. Well they started taking some down over the past few weeks. It's taking away from some of the beauty of the course in my opinion. On a couple of holes it was shocking. I talked to the pro after and expressed my displeasure about the amount of trees removed from around the greens. A few were definitely necessary but some holes now look like a links course. Guess I'll have a new course by spring.


It's amazing how crazy we get after long periods of not being able to play. I'm glad the small tornado did no damage to your house as you were bolting out the door. 

I think it's as they are removing trees from your course, as I think it takes away from the aesthetic and some of the challenge your course presents. 

Finally, I'd suggest being wary of those yellow balls...they seem to like lounging in the sand and going for the occasional swim. 

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Not particularly well today.  48 on 9 holes.  There's just something about the pressure you put on yourself when you play with your father in law.  Still great fun but it left me missing my equipment.  Particularly my putter.  Felt like I didn't have a trustworthy club to lean on to get back into the groove aside from the mizuno 54 that was lights out for me.  I'd like to blame the equipment but it was really just me today.  My iron play was poor and my upper and lower half felt out of sync.  I just didn't strike the ball well most of the day

Driver--  the old Callaway warbird did its job though I couldn't shape it or really get it to go.  Maybe had to do with the retread provs I pulled out of the bag?  It never hurt me so pretty okay with it.

Woods and hybrids -- not bad considering they were loaners.  Again I had a lot of trouble with distance on good strikes.

irons -- I played mx 300s today and was awful with them.  My swing wasn't good today.  Felt like tempo was way off with the irons.  Approach just burned me all day.

Wedge -- the high point of the round.  This should have saved me on multiple holes but for suspect putting.

Putter-- I miss my betti like I miss a warm blanket.  I wasn't awful but I also wasn't picking off 6-8 footers at the percentage I know I can.  Dropped a single putt from outside 8' and three putted twice.  

I think I'm going to ship Stix my clubs out here next time.  This is a challenging course for me but I'd like to play it with clubs I know yardage on, am comfortable with, and can play at my best ability with.  

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