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Went back to the same course I'd played yesterday, in an attempt to seek some redemption on the first three holes that I had played poorly - and, well, that didn't work out......

Just one stroke better on #1 but then just as bad on #2 and #3. Scratched out three ok bogeys to follow but then yet another blow-up on the #7 hole. 

And the last two holes that I'd almost-birdied and birdied yesterday? Well today was the polar opposite....

Man this game can be hard sometimes, and I'm not really liking the way I'm closing out the season here. Gotta turn it around!!!

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3 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Went back to the same course I'd played yesterday, in an attempt to seek some redemption on the first three holes that I had played poorly - and, well, that didn't work out......

Just one stroke better on #1 but then just as bad on #2 and #3. Scratched out three ok bogeys to follow but then yet another blow-up on the #7 hole. 

And the last two holes that I'd almost-birdied and birdied yesterday? Well today was the polar opposite....

Man this game can be hard sometimes, and I'm not really liking the way I'm closing out the season here. Gotta turn it around!!!

Finish strong on the 19th hole, and all is forgiven.  😉

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4 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Went back to the same course I'd played yesterday, in an attempt to seek some redemption on the first three holes that I had played poorly - and, well, that didn't work out......

 

... But we gotta love your style! Right back at it without hesitation. You da man. 

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4 hours ago, GSwag said:

Finish strong on the 19th hole, and all is forgiven.  😉

Hah, love it! Then I'm ok 'cuz I *always* do well there! 🍻

 

4 hours ago, chisag said:

... But we gotta love your style! Right back at it without hesitation. You da man. 

Ha thx, not sure where I lost "it" in my game but at least I'm determined! 👍

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5 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Went back to the same course I'd played yesterday, in an attempt to seek some redemption on the first three holes that I had played poorly - and, well, that didn't work out......

Just one stroke better on #1 but then just as bad on #2 and #3. Scratched out three ok bogeys to follow but then yet another blow-up on the #7 hole. 

And the last two holes that I'd almost-birdied and birdied yesterday? Well today was the polar opposite....

Man this game can be hard sometimes, and I'm not really liking the way I'm closing out the season here. Gotta turn it around!!!

You need to try something different on #7... anything!!  Tee off with a 7i or whatever gets you in the fairway instead of a wood. Play it like a par 5.  At least you will get to look at that hole from different vantage points. 

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Haven’t played much for the last 2 weeks due to a variety of things, but got out today. Front was a +5, but recouped with a -2 back for a 74...

the new swing dominated the back as I didn’t use it on the front. Just when I was about to give up on it, it worked...

this game....

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On 10/14/2019 at 2:13 PM, Kenny B said:

Walking day with the guys today.  ABSOLUTELY beautiful morning!!  Sunny and 58º with no wind.  The course had a little tournament today, so the course was open on the back nine.  We only played nine holes like most weeks, but we always play the front nine.  Nice to get out on the back for a change... it's a much flatter walk.  Shot 38 (+3) and had a career long drive on #13.  My buddy is always longer off the tee than I am, and he hit a great drive.  When i hit mine, I knew it was good.  Both of us in the middle of the fairway and I was 25 yards past him!!  253 yards!!  Huuuuuge for me. Love fall golf!!

The geese are flying through now and crapping up the place.  Here is my tee shot on the short par 4 #14 just in the rough next to the geese on the right...

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I used to play often in northern Wisconsin and learned a few truths: Geese don't move out of the way of your shot and geese, when bothered by you get nasty.  Once had to abandon what should have been an eagle attempt due to 20 geese on the green, including one who must have thought the ball was an egg,

My friends were not going to give me a gimme eagle, even though my ball was only 2' from the cup. That day I also learned how to cuss at my friend AND the birds!

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Back to raingear. umbrellas,and web feet here in Oregon.  Played 9 to a +4.  Never rained hard but was windy,and it was a great day to practice up for Bandon.  Pleased wirh my game as I hadnt played in a week or more due to sore back. Temp was in te 50s so the Prov's are put up and on to a softer ball. Grabbed a Bridgestone e6 and no complaints. Actually cut the wind very well on punch type shots and held up well when I let the wind take it. 

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I played Bridger Creek in Bozeman, MT on Monday.  With our recent weather events, I wasn't sure I would get another round in before heading to AZ.  It was in the low 40's to start with winds 5-7 mph.  Partly sunny and definitely had that fall weather feel with plenty of rattling aspen leaves starting to come down.  As the day progressed, so did the wind with gusts up to 20 mph. The course did have some snow patches around but for the most part clear.  On one par 3, I hit a pretty high 7i that landed in a patch of snow on the apron - had fun finding/digging that out.

Being Columbus Day, I figured the course would have more brave souls, but that was not the case.  I was testing the Maxfli balls and had the luxury of playing solo and two balls - Tour vs. Tour X.  More to come on how that turned out on the upcoming Official Testing forum thread...

Spoiler

I'll even reveal who won "The Maxfli Challenge" 😉.

All in all, a pretty average round with the exception of a bad case of the "shorties".  I drove the ball well, hitting 21/28 fairways. Loved the way I was hitting the G400 3w - which came out of the bag more than usual due to winds.  It has a pretty low, piercing ball flight. I initially struggled a little with this club (replaced my Warbird 3w this past spring), but I have finally got it working. My approach and chips were well aligned but I just couldn't will myself past the hole.  A handful were probably wind influenced but whatever - I was short a lot 😒.  Fortunately my putting kept things from going too far south.

Ball 1, 44/45 and Ball 2, 43/40.  

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""The course did have some s*** patches around but for the most part clear.  On one par 3, I hit a pretty high 7i that landed in a patch of s*** on the apron - had fun finding/digging that out."

... Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early to be using the S Word!!!! 😱

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First round after 2 week trip went fairly well.  Putter was sketchy, but shot 40 on the front.  On #12, I felt my right hip muscle shoot pain and the next couple of holes were dicey with the ball striking giving me 2 doubles.  Hip still hurt but managed to get better control and finished the round with an 83.  All in all, not unhappy with the round, but the hip does concern me.   Hopefully, a little rest will calm it down.

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1 hour ago, chisag said:

""The course did have some s*** patches around but for the most part clear.  On one par 3, I hit a pretty high 7i that landed in a patch of s*** on the apron - had fun finding/digging that out."

... Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early to be using the S Word!!!! 😱

My thoughts as well!  We didn't even get to October before snowmageddon #1 hit.  This is the remains of #2.  I'm watching the Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Geese flying over everyday in a southerly direction... were it not for a flooring install job, we might have already left for AZ 🙂.

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4 hours ago, DrMJG said:

I used to play often in northern Wisconsin and learned a few truths: Geese don't move out of the way of your shot and geese, when bothered by you get nasty.  Once had to abandon what should have been an eagle attempt due to 20 geese on the green, including one who must have thought the ball was an egg,

My friends were not going to give me a gimme eagle, even though my ball was only 2' from the cup. That day I also learned how to cuss at my friend AND the birds!

I think we have the same geese from year to year.  They are not afraid of golfers and are not aggressive.  They just meander out of the way as you approach them.  If in a cart, you can herd them like steers.  

Oh BTW... I don't give birdies, let alone eagles.  You must putt out!!!   😁

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First round after 2 week trip went fairly well.  Putter was sketchy, but shot 40 on the front.  On #12, I felt my right hip muscle shoot pain and the next couple of holes were dicey with the ball striking giving me 2 doubles.  Hip still hurt but managed to get better control and finished the round with an 83.  All in all, not unhappy with the round, but the hip does concern me.   Hopefully, a little rest will calm it down.

Take care Boss we’re not kids anymore, not even middle age


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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

 

Oh BTW... I don't give birdies, let alone eagles.  You must putt out!!!   😁

I wish the groups I played with didn't give putts at all!  For a few years, my buddy and I played putt everything out.  Putting improved so much!  One on one match play, no problem giving putts as seen fit, but medal play?  Putt it out!

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15 hours ago, CarlH said:

I wish the groups I played with didn't give putts at all!  For a few years, my buddy and I played putt everything out.  Putting improved so much!  One on one match play, no problem giving putts as seen fit, but medal play?  Putt it out!

In the round I mentioned, after 5 minutes or so with the whole foursome trying to move and not get attacked by the critters, they decided the only "fair thing" was to give me a bogie!. And they generously paid for my first beer after.  Even with that hole, I beat par for the day! (Just a fun round, no match, not a club round)

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On 10/15/2019 at 10:18 PM, Kenny B said:

You need to try something different on #7... anything!!  Tee off with a 7i or whatever gets you in the fairway instead of a wood. Play it like a par 5.  At least you will get to look at that hole from different vantage points. 

Thx, Kenny! But... my bigger problems on that hole are the approach and then the green itself - I've three putted that green more than any other!

The approach problem is literally all in my head - it drops off steeply behind and left and right towards marsh/wetlands/OB without much room for error; a deep bunker is front-right with a small pond leading towards it. The safe approach is from the left side of the fairway, thru the dogleg, and believe me I've layed up to there and still f***ed it up....... 

Maybe next time I go there I'll just play that one hole 9 times!!

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Oh BTW... I don't give birdies, let alone eagles.  You must putt out!!!   

Same with the guys here - even if it's a half a roll away. You've got to putt it out.


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Very odd, blustery, and wet round this afyenoon. 2 birds,2 pars,and 5 bogeys.  I actually love playing in this  weather in the fall. Pretty much had the course to myself.  

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