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You guys dont have to read this long thing. I just like replaying the round in my head, which is why I will do this after every round.

 

BTW my course has a very high slope and a high rating, which is why my handicap is a 16, so 44 is not a normal score for me there.

 

Played nine holes today. It was not another 44 like last time, but it could have been. Double Bogeyed #1 like I always do (what do you expect when the first hole is the 2nd hardest on the whole course). Par on 2 with a 15 foot putt. Double Bogeyed three because of a very unfortunate bounce. The fourth is a dogleg left. The fairway turns at a 90 degree angle so the green is actually reachable off the tee. The problem is, OB goes along the left side of the fairway tight. There is actually barely any rough on the left side.

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When I was hitting my hybrids well (and when I was that was all that I was hitting well) I would cut the corner and have had either pars or birdies. But after the double bogey last time when I was playing well, I decided to just hit my brand new 4 wood. I thought I would push it like I did on the range and on the tee shot on second, so I aimed at the left side of the dogleg. (BTW, it was a beautiful push. Not too much, dead straight, and FAR) I ended up hitting a draw directly OB. It ended up being my second double bogey in a row. Next hole, I was waiting on the tee box for 25 minutes because the course got backed up, got cold, hit my driver behind the ball for a total of like 15 yards. Went from the blues (3 tee) to in front of the ladies tees (1 tee) At least it did not go into the water (I am putting pictures up because I like doing that with every post :). Oh, and the 1 tee is 301, not 201. That was a typo on my course's website)

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I decided to take out my 4 wood and try to hit a hook over the water and onto the green. I was 295 yards away so I did not expect anything good but I tried. I ended up at the 35 yard mark. Pitched on, and 1 putted from 12 feet. That was a hell of a par. Next hole, I hit my drive to 70 yards from the pin and tried to hit it onto the left side of the green (pin was front in the middle) because I was behind a tree, but the ball clipped the tree and dropped. When it dropped it landed underneadth the tree and 2 inches from the cartpath. I took a free drop from the cartpath, because my wedge would have broken with my swing, and hit it to 6 feet and 1 putted. My least favorite hole was next and I tried to draw my 5 iron, and it ended up going straight, pitched out from the trees, chipped on, 2 putt= DOUBLE BOGEY (an improvement from the triple bogey last round). I did not look at the scorecard, but just so you know, we are at a score of 35. If I par in like I did last round, I have another 44 with not so great golf. I don't know this, and just am excited about my favorite scoring hole.

My favorite scoring hole is a long par-5 and I hit my tee shot and it landed in the fairway bunker 285 away. No big deal, hit my 7 iron, and am in the middle of the fairway 135 to a front pin tucked behind 2 bunkers. I decide to go right at it, thinking if I hit it long, I am safe, if I hit right, I'll have birdie, and if I am short I land in the bunker, which I have no problem from (well, that particular bunker I don't have a problem with). The ideal play was for me to have my 9 iron hit the top of the hill of rough after the greenside bunker and let it trickle down to the hole. That is what I usually do on pitch shots from around that green over there and it works out. So hit a beautiful 9 iron going directly at the pin. As it lowered I got a smirk on my face because it looked like it was going to hit the top of the rough and trickle down. But, it landed 6 inches below that mark and plugged in the lip of the bunker. If it trickled down into the bunker, I would have been happy. It plugged in the lip. I tried my best to get it out, but my attempt had it going behind me back in the bunker. I ended up with a double bogey. At that point, I am a little upset, but I still was having fun out there. The ninth I hit a drive to 95 yards, it a lob wedge that caught the wrong side of a slope when it spun back, and 2 putted from 20 feet to end with a par.

 

Score:46

4 Pars

5 Double Bogeys (Again, its all about managing my misses better)

+10

FIR:3/7

GIR:2/9

Putts:15 (4 one putts)

Penalties: 1 STUPID PENALTY

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Finally having the stomach to look at this thread because the doctor cleared me to play golf today!!!!! B) B) :D :) I'm so happy, happy, happy!

 

Jim Thorpe - you dog JP - that's awesome -

 

6 times plugged jmiller - I'd be ranting too. You must be right on the cut line between bent and bermuda - I miss bent grass but we have this new strain of bermuda that only needs to be plugged once a year - not bad when you can play year round.

 

While Rover Rick's advice is dead on in that you shouldn't be hitting anything out of the rough that won't get out of the rough and that the idea behind each shot is to make the next one easier (I really like that) I do believe that hybrids are very easy to hit out of the rough - easier in fact than a middle iron. You need to move the ball back in the stance a bit to make your swing more upright and if there's a lot of grass don't worry about catching it a bit fat - you can chase those suckers a long, long way using that technique - just make sure you aim for a spot that will leave you an easy chip/pitch if you miss the green. What you won't be able to do is hit that shot over a bunker or some other hazzard and get it to hold. Most people make the mistake of trying to hit a home run when a double will do FLV.

 

Try it - you'll like it.

 

Alright weather permitting I'm playing nine holes tomorrow evening (I'd normally play 18 on friday - my day off but I'm starting this comeback slow.)

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Finally having the stomach to look at this thread because the doctor cleared me to play golf today!!!!! B) B) :D :) I'm so happy, happy, happy!

 

Jim Thorpe - you dog JP - that's awesome -

 

6 times plugged jmiller - I'd be ranting too. You must be right on the cut line between bent and bermuda - I miss bent grass but we have this new strain of bermuda that only needs to be plugged once a year - not bad when you can play year round.

 

While Rover Rick's advice is dead on in that you shouldn't be hitting anything out of the rough that won't get out of the rough and that the idea behind each shot is to make the next one easier (I really like that) I do believe that hybrids are very easy to hit out of the rough - easier in fact than a middle iron. You need to move the ball back in the stance a bit to make your swing more upright and if there's a lot of grass don't worry about catching it a bit fat - you can chase those suckers a long, long way using that technique - just make sure you aim for a spot that will leave you an easy chip/pitch if you miss the green. What you won't be able to do is hit that shot over a bunker or some other hazzard and get it to hold. Most people make the mistake of trying to hit a home run when a double will do FLV.

 

Try it - you'll like it.

 

Alright weather permitting I'm playing nine holes tomorrow evening (I'd normally play 18 on friday - my day off but I'm starting this comeback slow.)

 

Thanks for the advice rev. I'm glad you'll be making it back on the course. I'm looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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Just hoping to get the ball airborn and moving in the right direction. I have been to the putting green twice, chipped once and hit about two dozen balls the other day - most of them went generally towards what I was aiming at.

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While Rover Rick's advice is dead on in that you shouldn't be hitting anything out of the rough that won't get out of the rough and that the idea behind each shot is to make the next one easier (I really like that) I do believe that hybrids are very easy to hit out of the rough - easier in fact than a middle iron. You need to move the ball back in the stance a bit to make your swing more upright and if there's a lot of grass don't worry about catching it a bit fat - you can chase those suckers a long, long way using that technique - just make sure you aim for a spot that will leave you an easy chip/pitch if you miss the green. What you won't be able to do is hit that shot over a bunker or some other hazzard and get it to hold. Most people make the mistake of trying to hit a home run when a double will do FLV.

 

 

Revkev, first I am happy you get to go back on the course so soon. Second, I do not know about you but I do not always practice what I preach. (Sorry, could not resist the expression. :rolleyes:) (The devil made me do it.:lol:) But I often hit a hybrid out of the rough. but on the really thick stuff I give it a second thought always have that thought in my head. Is this grass too tall or too thick to get the ball out. Would I be better with a definate 150 yard shot rather than a either a 20 or a 200 depending on how I catch it.

 

Tueday evening, after a near wiff on a tee shot, and after I found my ball in the knee high weeds, I went for the 200 yard hybrid because a 150 yard 7 iron shot would have left me 175 from the pin for my third shot. I was wanting to have a 9 iron or a pitching wedge for my third shot and get up and down for par. So instead of a 175 yard shot for my third shot, I had a ...wait for it ... 265 yard shot from the same knee high crap I just hit out of except not quite as good a lie. I hit a pitching wedge about 100 and got to make my fourth shot from about 165. Got on the green and had a 10'er for bogey. I took a 6 because I wanted to make a heck of a par.

 

So the one thing I would add to your comment is that sometimes a single is better than a double. That is especially true with bogies.

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Finally having the stomach to look at this thread because the doctor cleared me to play golf today!!!!! B) B) :D :) I'm so happy, happy, happy!

 

Jim Thorpe - you dog JP - that's awesome -

 

6 times plugged jmiller - I'd be ranting too. You must be right on the cut line between bent and bermuda - I miss bent grass but we have this new strain of bermuda that only needs to be plugged once a year - not bad when you can play year round.

 

While Rover Rick's advice is dead on in that you shouldn't be hitting anything out of the rough that won't get out of the rough and that the idea behind each shot is to make the next one easier (I really like that) I do believe that hybrids are very easy to hit out of the rough - easier in fact than a middle iron. You need to move the ball back in the stance a bit to make your swing more upright and if there's a lot of grass don't worry about catching it a bit fat - you can chase those suckers a long, long way using that technique - just make sure you aim for a spot that will leave you an easy chip/pitch if you miss the green. What you won't be able to do is hit that shot over a bunker or some other hazzard and get it to hold. Most people make the mistake of trying to hit a home run when a double will do FLV.

 

Try it - you'll like it.

 

Alright weather permitting I'm playing nine holes tomorrow evening (I'd normally play 18 on friday - my day off but I'm starting this comeback slow.)

 

If you were closer, I'd drag you out to play. Tomorrow however is gonna be a pushing triple digit scorcher, so it's probably better that you aren't here :-D

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Today's round nearly mirrored last weeks. Snowman on hole one 545 yard par 5. Double bogeys hole two. Terrible start. Missed the GIR on 3, but chipped in the hole from off the green for birdie. The rest of the round was nondescript. Bogeys and pars. Finished with a 43 which is right where I normally play. I'm actually proud of myself for not letting the round blow up after the triple double.

What's my Handicap? Just look in my Golf Bag. Every club in there is my handicap.

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Well, I'm in a crappy mood now. Just got home with my box of TP3's and was going to go play, when a friggin storm comes out of nowhere. There hasn't been a cloud in the sky all day and all of a sudden the sky turns black, 30mph winds kick in, and it just starts pouring.

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Alright made it through 9 - It wasn't pretty 4 pars, 5 bogeys - the body just didn't want to do what it needed to do but it's a start. Had no legs - hit lots of pull hooks -

 

I actually found myself in exactly the scenario we've talked about here - duck hooked a drive into 3 inches of bermuda rough - It was on a par 5 so a lay up was in order - played the 4 hybrid back in the stance and banged it out straight down the fairway to the 100.

 

I would not be able to make that play from knee high rough however. :)

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Shot 74 but buddy shot lifetime low of 71. Lost $18 Bad luck. 1 bird and three bogies does not beat 2 boggies and 3 birdies.

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Visit the link to see a snapshot from my round: My Round

 

I played from one tee up today because I was playing with my uncles. They said I could play from the other tees, but I thought it would be good to hit clubs I do not normally use on my home course.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

I hit my 4 wood AWESOME all day. I love that new club. On holes where I could not use my driver, I would play a TW stinger with it. It was going dead straight 245. I'll take that every day.

 

I had a bunch of very good shots, and managed the course well on most holes. I know when to take my chances now, and when to just hit the green.

 

Made some nice putts, including a 12 foot downhill left to right birdie putt on 9. But I did not figure out the speeds of the green until that hole. They cut the greens this morning and a lot faster than they were yesterday.

 

Another 44 on the front!

 

LOWLIGHTS:

 

Did not figure out the greenspeed until the 9th hole. I was hitting to the middle and backs of greens, but could not two putt like I normally do because I did not have the feel. I had 4 three putts on the front nine. And this season, I have averaged 1.93 putts per hole. So I was definitely not used to three putts. After I figured out the greens, my putting went back to normal.

 

I had 4 penalties. The one on the front nine was me just being overagressive, and I had no problem with that. It almost cleared the water, but needed 6 inches higher trajectory. That was more me not knowing what club to hit off the tee because of the shorter hole. I had 3 Penalties on the back nine! 2 on one hole!

 

The final 5 holes are notorious for being very difficult, and people have not returned to the course saying that the final five holes discouraged them from coming back. I let the difficulties get into my head. I hit a great drive which took a bad bounce, and landed in the high rough I was talking about before. I decided to use a 7-iron just to get it out and then over the hazard, which was 80 yards away. Thats my 165 club for 80 yards. The ROUGH WAS SO HEAVY AND THICK THAT MY BALL LANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HAZARD. Then I went for the green from 250 yards out with a low 4 wood, but it clipped some of the high weeds in the hazard (the rough in the hazard is 6 feet tall) of the clubface, and instead of going through, it died. Anyway, I let holes get into my head which I really should not.

 

REVIEW:

 

Had a lot of great shots and some shots I know I could have prevented. I know for next time.

 

Played my first round with the Wilson Staff C:25 that I was fitted for online. Loved it off the driver, it went a ton! But SUCKED around the greens. We are talking NO SPIN WHATSOEVER. I played the same shots with the Callaway i(s) and it would bite everytime. The Wilson actually prevented me from getting a couple of birdie chances. I would hit a wedge to the pin and it would roll. I even hit a 300 yard drive on a short par 4 and had 42 to the pin. I took a 3/4 wedge shot with a lot of loft and it rolled 15 feet past the hole. And it rolled uphill! I was shocked! Still, nothing I have hit compares to it off the tee. Right now the Callaway i(s) is winning in the golf ball battle. It's next opponent is the Nike 20XI-S. After that, I will try to get a dozen Penta TP3 and FG Tour (that was what the fitting really said but they were expensive on Amazon where I had a $10 coupon) on eBay for as low as the callaways and nikes ($23) and if not, I will choose between the Nike and Callaway and make that my ball until I can not find it anymore.

 

I LOVE MY NEW 4 WOOD!

 

Final Score: 92.

 

IM GETTING THERE! haha :lol:

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It's really nice to read about someone with so much enthusiasm for the game FLV and great round RR although winning money would have made it better!

 

That's exactly what I shot the round before I got sick, 74, in competition - I'll be back there in a couple of weeks. I could tell - I hit enough good shots yesterday to know - just hit a few ugly ones and far worse didn't get up and down a single time even though I had three very easy chips and really one pretty straight forward trap shot.

 

I don't get to play this weekend because I have church this evening and don't want to wear myself out and I rarely play on Sundays for obvious reasons - I will take shag bag with to church, leave an hour early and chip and then hit the range tomorrow to hit a few balls and the trap and putting green.

 

I get to play twice, perhaps even three times next week and three times the week after that so I should be up or down to par in a few weeks.

 

Happy to be back in the game regardless - you can't win if you don't play.

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Played this morning and played fairly well. Should've broke par were it not for a few tough breaks.

 

It was 93 degrees when I arrived at the range at 8:00 to get loose. I hit everything on the range terribly and thought to myself I was in for a long day. Wasn't the case at all. I shot one of my best rounds in a few weeks and did it by staying away from the driver, which has been giving me FITS lately. I hit it 4 times all day, 3 on par 5's, 1 on a very reachable par 4 on a tough CC course and hit my 13 degree 3 wood the rest of the holes (including 1 par 5). I missed 3 of 4 fairways with the driver, I missed 1 of 10 of the remaining holes I hit the 3 wood on. That's 10 of 14 fairways hit, which is really revealing when I look back at the scorecard. They're in the process of growing the rough up for their club championship in a few weeks, so it's really penal right now.

 

Round started with a bang. First hole is a 400 yard par 4 that dogleg's left. Normally, here, I'd have taken a driver and cut the corner and left myself with a chip shot in. Today, I decided I was going to play with a strategy of only hitting driver on the par 5's (save the very reachable par 4, #10). I grab the trusty 3 wood (which at this point is almost point and shoot for me) and rip a low boring draw around the corner. I hit this club on average of 265 and can stretch it to 275 if I hit this low boring runner. I had a gap wedge left to the green. Pin was in the back on the right side. I decided to hit it to the back 3rd, in the center of the green and executed the shot flawlessly. Hit it to 15 feet and run the putt in for a birdie (didn't hit a practice putt all morning, was busy trying to iron out the swing).

 

Good start. The next 2 holes were drive to the center of the fairway, hit PW, 2 putt par. Next one was miss par 3 long (ball was carrying like crazy today in the high heat and humidity). Chipped it to a foot and made the par putt. Next hole, I hit the 3 wood and miss left (only miss all day with it). Punched out of the woods back through the fairway and hit the approach to the worst possibly place within 5 feet. On the slope behind it and it plugged because they were watering. Normally, it spins back there, not with it wet. So I unplug it, repair the mark, and putt the ball (I say putt, I touched it and let it roll). Roll it did, 8 feet past the pin. Putted that one and lipped it out, and ended up taking a double bogey 6. Next hole, hit the green 15 feet right, 2 putt par. Bogeyed the par 5 on the next hole (first time I hit my driver all day and missed left.) Chopped my 3 wood out absolutely murdered to 50 yards short of the green (it's a 535 yard par 5 that plays all uphill, I can get there, but not with where I drove the ball because it hit and died, nestling down in the now thicker rough. Not a bad miss normally, but today it was because they are growing the rough up). Ground was wet and I hit the chip fat. Chipped it to 10 feet from there and 2 putt bogeyed. Bogeyed the next hole by hitting my approach in the sand and then it was PACKED and I tried to chip it out instead of splashing (because the sand is hard and you can't splash it). Caught it a little thin and it went over the green (they're rolling at a 12 right now there, and it came out lower than I wanted and when it hit it had zero spin so it kept rolling and rolling). Rolled 5 feet off the green, and into a little ditch like depression. Couldn't putt, even though I'm in the fairway 5 feet from the green. Chip it to 2 feet and make the bogey putt. Parred the next hole with a drive to the center of the fairway approach to 12 feet and 2 putt par. 9 is a par 5 that doglegs 90 degrees right and it 75 feet uphill from that bend. I hit the 3 wood here to perfect position 215 yards from the green right next to the creek at the dogleg. I hit my 5 wood a touch higher than intended and it landed at the little hill right in front of the green that they keep watered and it plugged. Chipped to 6 feet and had a downhill sweeper that lipped out costing me a birdie. Finish the side at +3, 39. No biggie, I score better on the back usually anyway.

 

10 in a drivable par 4, but there's little margin for error, there's 3 bunkers green side and 2 are between the tee box and green. Hit a high cut like intended (this hole plays 313 yardage wise, but it's 279 to the front edge of the green with the slope accounted for (same one you came up going to 9, you go back down to 10, I've eagled and birdied this hole a bunch). I was timid because I was hitting driver, which I'd only done once at this point in the round because I've been hitting it poorly. At this point, I'm not real worried because the onyl trouble is a creek short that wraps around waaaay right of the green. I line up 25 yards left and am trying to hit a real high cut and let it ride the left to right wind. Hit the cut and it's tracking beautifully. Right until the wind stops and it stops cutting hard. Lands in the bunker long (which is the best bunker to miss in on this hole with the hole location, as it was back right, so I've got nearly the whole green to work with). Bunker is again PACKED. I try to chip, but this time with the 60 instead of the 56. Catch it a hair thin again and it doesn't check until the second bound, right at the back edge and it trickles off down the hill 10 feet off the green in the rough. Chip up to a foot and make the par. 11, par 5, hit driver and hit the fairway (only one I hit). Left side of the fairway, open look at the green from 215 yards. Flat and framed nicely by the two front bunkers that have a gap between them. I smoke the 4/21 hybrid and it hits the front edge, releases, tracking right at the pin, and disappears. I'm thinking double eagle because we can't see it. Get to the green and it rolled right past and behind the pin and stops at 6 inches. Kick in eagle, and at -2 on the side so far. I'm thinking okay, still a good chance at getting back to even par. Go par, par, par hitting 2 fairways, hitting it to 15 feet and 2 putting, and hitting the longer par 3 on the course to 17 feet and lipping out the birdie. Bogey 15 because I hit it in the left side of the fairway and it's blocked by trees to the green, have to try to hit a big Bubba type hook, pull it off, but the wind keeps if from hooking back to the green. Hit a decent, but not great chip that checks DEAD at 12 feet, 2 putt bogey. Par 3, stuffed to 6 feet and lip out the downhiller. Par 4, miss the green left from 130 yards with a W in my hand(pulled it) and it kicks dead left off the hill there down into the edge of the woods and is sitting up on a pile of leaves. Take several practice swings in the leaves near it to try and decide on the shot. Forgot that I was on a sidehill and hit it exactly like I want. Sidehill lie created a little sidespin and it spun right of the flag to 10 feet. Leave the putt hanging on the lip, hop, skip, jump, put my shadow over the hole(not really, sounds good though), nothing makes it drop. Tap in the bogey. Par 5 18, almost miss the ball with my driver and hit it in the fairway, it bounds like it's on concrete to the first cut left of the fairway. Hit the 5 wood and hit a pull draw left of the green (uphill par 5, wanted it left right on front of the green for an easy chip to a back right pin placement. Instead, pull it with a draw and end up getting a hop off a sprinkler head that bounds it back to pin high left in what's nearly long enough to pass as deep rough. Ball settles down and I decided (after changing clubs 3 different times) I'm going to hack at it with the 64 and hope it lands soft enough to stop. It comes out high out of the lie (wasn't expecting that at all) and it lands as soft as you please, rolling to 12 feet short. 2 putt par (lipping out another birdie) to finish at even for the side, and +3 75. Won money though, especially since they wanted to play a 3 putt game on top of the dollar skins with all trash. I didn't 3 putt when it was on me, hadn't gotten to me yet. I got it the hole after the 1 three putt I had and didn't 3 putt again, keeping it and winning the $5 for that bet. Ended up making $45 on 2 guys (the 4th quit after 5 holes because they'd driven all day yesterday coming home from vacation and his back was bothering).

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Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
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SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

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I finally made a birdie putt, today on the 14th hole. I had had 11 birdies attempts up to this point. That is 11 of 14 GIR, and 11 par putts of 6 inches or less. Great putts all of them that just did not go in the hole. I birdied the next hole also, and a great up and down on the 16th. So total of 12 GIRs great putts that did not go in the hole. But were read almost perfectly. Had a few mental errors. Sat up to hit a fade and than intentionally made a draw swing which of course pushed the shot right into the lake. I also hit the perfect chip that ran and ran and ran. I went to put the wedge back in the bag wondering how it could have run that far and noticed it was an 8 iron. And pushed the 3' putt that would have won the team bet, and the individual bet, so I ended up with a 4 way tie for first spliting $40 instead of winning the $70 individual and $40 team bet. We also tied the team bet. While my team should have been much stronger than the other team, my teammates had a horrible back 9 and I shot a 38/37 for a 75.

 

The rest of the weekend was much like today. I started out all three days with a lot of pars with lots of GIR and lots of missed birdie putts but I got down on myself for not scoring as well as I thought I should and started trying too hard and made poor decisions and had poor back nines on Friday and Saturday. The heat was exhausting also. However, my high round for the weekend was like 81 so it is not like I was stinking it up.

 

I just realized that on Friday it was a 74 and the only reason my back nine was poor, a 37, was because the guy I kept waiting to hit a bad shot, shot a 35. Other than that it was pretty good. He and I were on different teams all week end because we were the hot players. I had a bad back nine yesterday and today he played back to his normal score. Unfortunately, we had four people who scored 4 better than there normal scores which is what caused the teams to end in a tie. I shot 75 but three of the higher handicappers shot 85, 85, and 87 which in our scoring system that makes a tie.

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I've been very busy the past few days assimilating back into work!!!

 

So I went to play in my league yesterday evening. Tee'd off at 3.45 and normally I'll be done by 7:30.

 

I was much stronger than last Friday which was great. :)

 

But..... not so great because with my reshafted stronger 3 wood I drove it into a trap I normally don't reach with that club on number 1. :angry:

 

But.... I putted really well which was great. :)

 

But....... the first two 8 footers that I ran in were for bogey. :angry:

 

But....... the next one was for birdie. :)

 

But......... it started to thunder, lightening and pour. :angry:

 

So I had my lowest round ever - 14!!!!!!!! :)

 

And I got a rain check to go get rained out again any afternoon after 3 because that's the kind of guys they are at my course. :angry:

 

Got to love golf in Florida in the summer.

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I met two of my three lawyer friends this afternoon, the third was supposed to be there but something came up. I started the round with a par and they both bogied the first hole, so I was 1 up. On the second hole, I pulled my drive out of bounds. Very unusual for me on that hole. Then short sided myself, leaving a difficult up and down, and double bogied the hole. They both tied with pars. After that, I hit every fairway and green. I had 15 putts in 10 holes and was 4 under par. Six birdies in 8 holes. We were walking off the 10th hole that I had just birdied and they said, "we quit." "The course is backed up, it is hot. You are kicking our butts, and we can not win even if one of us wins all of the remaining holes you still win. Let's go to the bar and talk about how you kicked our a$$es and at least stop sweating." Part of me would have liked to see how low I could have gone but the Wednesday evening crowd was starting to get there and we had to wait 10 minutes on 10 and there was another group waiting to tee off on 11, one in the fairway, and one on the green. And the wind had quit and it was hot so I took their money and praise.

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I've been very busy the past few days assimilating back into work!!!

 

So I went to play in my league yesterday evening. Tee'd off at 3.45 and normally I'll be done by 7:30.

 

I was much stronger than last Friday which was great. :)

 

But..... not so great because with my reshafted stronger 3 wood I drove it into a trap I normally don't reach with that club on number 1. :angry:

 

But.... I putted really well which was great. :)

 

But....... the first two 8 footers that I ran in were for bogey. :angry:

 

But....... the next one was for birdie. :)

 

But......... it started to thunder, lightening and pour. :angry:

 

So I had my lowest round ever - 14!!!!!!!! :)

 

And I got a rain check to go get rained out again any afternoon after 3 because that's the kind of guys they are at my course. :angry:

 

Got to love golf in Florida in the summer.

 

I thought it rained everyday in the summer in Florida at 2:30. At least we I was installing equipment every afternoon it would cloud up, get nice and cool for about 15 minutes and rain for about 5 to 10 minutes and then the sun would come out and get unbearably hot the rest of the afternoon. Every stinking day.

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That's central Florida RR.

 

It's generally nicer over here on the West Coast - That sun is still strong but we get as many days in the 80's as in the 90's because of the sea breeze - we're stuck in a pattern where we aren't getting our sea breeze which is letting the heat build during the day and then dump once it gets to around 4 - hopefully something will come by and break the cycle.

 

Hope you also enjoyed a few drinks with the guys along with the praise - I still have to be carefull about drinking which made being stuck out on the course for an hour until the rain let up enough to get in the other night a big time pain. But, the nice thing about living in a place like Texas or Florida is that there is always another day to play and in a few months when are buddies here are winding down - we'll be cranking up. B)

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I was 2 under through 5 holes despite a tightness in my right hamstring. I felt a pull on my tee shot on the sixth hole and ended up 12 over par. Eight beers seemed to counteract the affects of a pulled muscle but what the heck. It still did not help my putting. My playing partners were giving me grief that the six strokes I was giving were not enough and then this happens. I lost big time. Drives were still fine, second shots were still ok, however could not concentrate on chips and putts. Getting in the putting stance was excrutiating. And thus putting was horrible.

 

 

Edit: I hate getting old. There was a time a pulled muscle would not even cause a second thought.

 

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I feel your pain RR -

 

I'm 55 - I can't get out of the car and walk to the first tee cold anymore unless I want to risk missing a month of golf.

 

Oh well at least we're still playing and at times playing rather well.

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Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

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