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League night was interesting yesterday. Some heavy storms rolled through CNY in the afternoon, but there was a break in the weather and the league officials wanted to give it a go as scheduled. Rain started on my second hole and got heavy by the time we got to the green. Group ahead of us was playing incredibly slow and I was staring down a miserable round... until the horn blew halfway down the third hole, still plenty close to the clubhouse.

League called it for the night and after a round at the bar my buddy asks if I wanted to sneak in a few more holes. Wind was still whipping but the rain had stopped and looked like we were in the clear. Pro shop just wanted us back by 7:30 so we hopped out and got my last 7 holes in. Ended up being a great time and the rain held off. Didn't keep score but played okay. Was only the 2nd time my playing partner had seen that side of the course so was able to give him a ton of tips on where the best places to miss it were.

Shot of the round was a 150 yd. 9-iron that I stuck to 18 inches on a par three... After I re-teed out of anger at chunking my first tee shot 90 yards. Just glad I didn't dunk it.🤦‍♂️

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On 5/10/2022 at 12:13 PM, Matthew Spann said:

First time I shot over 100 for a while this weekend. Playing off back tees as I’ve entered first comp this Saturday. Confidence in tatters. 

Shot 115. Don’t even want to go to the range again! 

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14 minutes ago, Matthew Spann said:

Shot 115. Don’t even want to go to the range again! 

I’m a believer in climbing back on the horse that threw you. Hang in there. 👍🏼 

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5 hours ago, Wojtek said:

Shot of the round was a 150 yd. 9-iron that I stuck to 18 inches on a par three... After I re-teed out of anger at chunking my first tee shot 90 yards.

Yeah I think we all .. from high handicapper down thru low/+ .. have each done exactly that. More than once.

Heard this saying a while back:

"Golf is easy ... IF you just hit your second shot first!" 🤣

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2 hours ago, Matthew Spann said:

Shot 115. Don’t even want to go to the range again! 

I'm really sorry to hear this. Golf has a funny way of really getting into our heads and messing with our confidence. I just want to encourage you to keep trying and to let you know it'll get better. 

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Played a round this afternoon, which was my first non crack of the morning game in a long time.

the ball goes further.

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8 hours ago, MattWillGolf said:

My Tuesday 9 started off horribly. It was a bit chilly at 53° and winds. Nothing seemed to work on the first 2 holes. But things fortunately improved as the round went on. My driver miss today remains to the left which is a marked difference from a horrible slice last season. Putting was completely gone today. Three 3 putts, one 1 putt and the rest were 2 putts. 🤦🏻‍♂️ The positive take away was my misses now don’t result with lost balls. I still have a real difficult time with uneven lies. But I was able to get out and have fun.

Having fun balances out days where you just aren't as good as you want to be.  Sometimes we forget it's just a game....a frustrating and exhilarating game at times, but just a game 😀

 

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50 minutes ago, ncwoz said:

I've been golfing so much lately that I haven't had time to post!

In the last week and a half I've had 2 league nights and a work scramble, in addition to the two rounds I'll share more about: my brother-in-law and I got to play The Bluffs course at Arcadia Bluffs in Northern Michigan two weekends ago, and this past weekend I played in my first "competitive" round ever, a best ball 18 hole tournament at Thornapple Pointe in West Michigan.

I'll talk about Arcadia in this post, and say more about the Thornapple round in a different post. For those who haven't heard of it, The Bluffs is an absolutely amazing course. It's basically right on the water of Lake Michigan, with some really interesting holes and some incredible views. Here's a few of my favorites:

View from the par 5 third tee-box:IMG_20220508_102542619.jpg.87da8b537a2189a97242fbf5cd248671.jpg

View from the par 5 fifth tee-box:

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From the par 4 twelfth:

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From the par 3 thirteenth:

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Every hole is a unique challenge, with dune grass challenging wayward drives, varying elevation and deep bunkers to consider on approach shots, and firm fast greens with plenty of runoff. Being right on the lake, it's hard to imagine the wind is ever calm. For us, it was around 15-20mph most of the day, which certainly added to the degree of difficulty.

I ended up shooting 87, even though I was striking the ball really really well. I had a personal best strokes gained day off the tee, +6.5! But I really struggled with my shorter approach shots and chips around the green. It was a really big adjustment playing a lot more rollout than I'm used to, as well as having to deal with a lot of bumps and runoffs around the green complexes.

The course does lend itself to a decent amount of driver holes, and if you can stay in the fairway they ran out for days. After a hot dog at the turn, we had a down-wind and down-hill par 4, which ended up going a very long way:

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I hit it well, but honestly thought it must have hit a rock or the cart path or something to get that far down. However, the next hole was also playing down-hill and down-wind, and this one we could see bounding down the fairway so no funny business with a lucky bounce:

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Just don't mind the rest of that hole, it was a bit of a mess haha.

All in all, it was an awesome day at an amazing course. Even though I lost some shots on & around the greens, we knew it was going to be a challenge so we weren't too worried about trying to go low. Just enjoyed the golf, the weather, and the views!

If anyone is planning a Northern Michigan golf trip coming up, this is an absolute must play!

A 378 yard followed by a 377 yard drive ... Wow!  Must have made all the other 300 yarder's look like runts 😆.  A few of you are starting to make me rethink the "is there a distance problem in amateur golf?" part of the debate 🤔.  That course looks a little like Whispering Straits with the water views, and yeah, it must be a beast on windy days.

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On 5/16/2022 at 12:46 PM, Shankster said:

I was -1 through 8…… then a double happened.

should have quit then, but I finished out the round… carded a 10… on a hole that I normally don’t have problems with.  
 

81 final… oh what could have been…

woulda... shoulda... coulda!!

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3 minutes ago, Rickp said:

Played my last Tuesday Exec until June 2nd knee replacement surgery. Really didn’t hit anything well except breakfast which I hit great.  
I’ll  be checking in occasionally to see how you boys do over the summer.

Good luck on the knee replacement surgery!

 

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11 minutes ago, Rickp said:

Played my last Tuesday Exec until June 2nd knee replacement surgery. Really didn’t hit anything well except breakfast which I hit great.  
I’ll  be checking in occasionally to see how you boys do over the summer.

 

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Good luck on the knee replacement surgery!

 

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Ditto.  And as someone looking toward (note looking toward not looking forward) that in my future let us know how it goes.

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4 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

A 378 yard followed by a 377 yard drive ... Wow!  Must have made all the other 300 yarder's look like runts 😆.  A few of you are starting to make me rethink the "is there a distance problem in amateur golf?" part of the debate 🤔.  That course looks a little like Whispering Straits with the water views, and yeah, it must be a beast on windy days.

I wish I'd gotten a better look at how far they each rolled out, because most of my other drives for the day were more in line with my typical - something in the 290-310ish range depending on wind and elevation.

And yeah it was! The 3rd green is the highest point on the property, with severe drop-offs and deep bunkers surrounding it. I had a ~60 yard wedge shot to be on in 3, and the wind carried it off to the right side of the green and proceeded to push it about 40 yards away haha. It really forces you to strike it pure when it's blowing like that.

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8 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Good luck on the knee replacement surgery!

 

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Thanks, I’ll get SWMBO to take Pics if me being REALLY Grumpy.

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8 hours ago, GrumpyGolf said:

 

Ditto.  And as someone looking toward (note looking toward not looking forward) that in my future let us know how it goes.

We’ll see how it goes 😱

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9 hours ago, Rickp said:

Played my last Tuesday Exec until June 2nd knee replacement surgery. Really didn’t hit anything well except breakfast which I hit great.  
I’ll  be checking in occasionally to see how you boys do over the summer.

When it comes to hitting breakfast, I’m definitely a plus handicap. 😂 Hood luck with your surgery. 🍀

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9 hours ago, Rickp said:

Played my last Tuesday Exec until June 2nd knee replacement surgery. Really didn’t hit anything well except breakfast which I hit great.  
I’ll  be checking in occasionally to see how you boys do over the summer.

Good luck with the surgery Rick and hope you're posting rounds real soon!

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