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It's been cold here in the mornings... low 20's but warms up by mid-morning to high 30's-low 40's.  My walking group of old guys didn't want to play on Monday, but got a call at 11am today that they had a tee time at 1:30.  Beautiful sunny day, no wind, and temp was 48º.

I shot 39 (+2).  Stats...

Fairways  7/7 
Greens  2/9 
Putts   13

I putted 4 balls from the fringe, so my 2/9 GIR wasn't as bad as it looks.  I birdied the par 3 #4 playing 150y; hit the ball dead online, thought I holed it but it was 6 feet short.

The grass has stopped growing, fairways are firming up so more rollout. woo hoo!!

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Today was a good day.  First hole in one ever.  50° Cobra King wedge from 120 yards.  Hit just past the hole and spun back in. Shot 73 to tie my lowest round ever. Won my match 8 and 6

I got a hole in one on the first hole today. Makes for a really enjoyable round. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

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19 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

It's been cold here in the mornings... low 20's but warms up by mid-morning to high 30's-low 40's.  My walking group of old guys didn't want to play on Monday, but got a call at 11am today that they had a tee time at 1:30.  Beautiful sunny day, no wind, and temp was 48º.

I shot 39 (+2).  Stats...

Fairways  7/7 
Greens  2/9 
Putts   13

I putted 4 balls from the fringe, so my 2/9 GIR wasn't as bad as it looks.  I birdied the par 3 #4 playing 150y; hit the ball dead online, thought I holed it but it was 6 feet short.

The grass has stopped growing, fairways are firming up so more rollout. woo hoo!!

It was 48° at the crack of get-go today, everyone had jackets, hats, gloves etc...

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Best round in a long time, aided in no small part by the conditions being much better than recently. Fairways have firmed up a bit and the greens are finally starting to roll well after a heavy scarifying 2 months ago.

3 over 74, with a drowned ball and bogeying 3 of the par 3's. Only birdie came on my last hole of the day. Putted well, and scrambled well. Short game was pretty close to where I need it to be to score well. Hoping I haven't peak(sy)ed too early with the club championships starting Saturday.

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Today was the first time I backed up a good round with a better one in quite a while. There might be something to this phoenix thing, @Kenny B 😉

I shot 37-43-80 today on the Love Course at Barefoot. The front 9 could've been even better. I was -1 after 6 holes but had two 3 putt bogeys on 7&8. I'm not going to lie, I knew I had a chance for my first sub par 9 on this course, and my nerves got the best of me.

That's okay though, because I've been struggling recently and I need to put a few more good days in the bank before I get back to the point where those nerves go away, and I'm looking to make something good happen instead of hoping something bad doesn't.

That's why what made me happiest today was despite having a bad 3 hole stretch on the back I got it going again to finish 1 over on the last four holes. It really made me feel good doing that. I ended up with a rare sweep of low Gross and Net (can only get paid for one though) and the Close To Pin in my Tuesday Members league.

 

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15 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

played ho  hum 76, and its only that good becauuuuusssseeee....

Sluggo's first.......

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>     HOLE IN ONE !!!!!!    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 

so It  only took 54 years to get. twas a 150ish 7 iron over the pin to a steep slope to the upper tier. Hit about 3/4 of the way up the slope, and back spun about 15 feet into the cup

Played by myself so no witness, and worst of all, it was behind a high lipped bunker, ... So I didn't even get to see it go into the hole hahhaha. 

Figures right? But I did see it hit the slope and start coming back down, so I assumed it would be close... Then when I finally could see the lower half of the green, I didn't see the ball anywhere, and I started walking faster and there it was...

Congratulations!

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17 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

played ho  hum 76, and its only that good becauuuuusssseeee....

Sluggo's first.......

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>     HOLE IN ONE !!!!!!    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 

so It  only took 54 years to get. twas a 150ish 7 iron over the pin to a steep slope to the upper tier. Hit about 3/4 of the way up the slope, and back spun about 15 feet into the cup

Played by myself so no witness, and worst of all, it was behind a high lipped bunker, ... So I didn't even get to see it go into the hole hahhaha. 

Figures right? But I did see it hit the slope and start coming back down, so I assumed it would be close... Then when I finally could see the lower half of the green, I didn't see the ball anywhere, and I started walking faster and there it was...

Congrats on the first HIO, I know how disappointing it is to have no witness, I had ducks and geese watching mine, but none of them signed the card for me.

Still it is a great accomplishment.

I hope the next one, does not take long to come. 

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Frost delay lasted until 1020: had a 1030 tee time and was 2nd group out! It was a balmy 36 at tee off: always fun swinging in that many layers of clothing. Got all the way up to 46, still frost in the shaded areas at the turn. Started off with a bogey at the 1st after watching a chip land 4 feet in front of the cup and roll uphill 30 feet past and off the green. Gotta love frozen greens; pulled it together once it warmed up for a 4 over 76 .


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Played this weekend and had some fantastic weather.  Friday was sunny and 25C (77F), but wet.   Played Rolling Meadows. Greens were aerated and sanded, so took my 9 holes just to get comfortable on the greens.  Not my best round, but OK.

It had been raining all week and everything was soggy.  On the 12th hole I thought my ball sat great on the green.  Got closer to find out is wasn't sitting, it was fully squatting under the green.

 

Played again the next day at Peninsula Lakes and the weather was 8C (46F), so a bit colder.  But just got a new driver 2 weeks ago and it was the best I felt with it yet.  Only missed 4 fairways and three of them were just barely into the rough (we won't speak of the 4th miss).  Made a world of difference with the confidence level.  Shot and 85 and I'm happy with that all things considered.

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Yuck!!
We had a Thunderstorm Tuesday night which brought a fair amount of rain which brings me to Wednesday morning.
At checkin I asked “any restrictions “, yup Cart path only and rough only where there is no cart path. Actually course should have not been opened at all. We played 9, many groups left after a few holes probably getting rain checks.
Back to “all about me”. Was 4 over after 8 sloppy holes then on 9 th total blowup. Lost ball right side of fareway in casual mud, slapped around a few shots then lost another ball in foot of water in bunker had enough.
Time to go the pool!



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17 hours ago, Grand Stranded said:

Today was the first time I backed up a good round with a better one in quite a while. There might be something to this phoenix thing, @Kenny B 😉

I shot 37-43-80 today on the Love Course at Barefoot. The front 9 could've been even better. I was -1 after 6 holes but had two 3 putt bogeys on 7&8. I'm not going to lie, I knew I had a chance for my first sub par 9 on this course, and my nerves got the best of me.

That's okay though, because I've been struggling recently and I need to put a few more good days in the bank before I get back to the point where those nerves go away, and I'm looking to make something good happen instead of hoping something bad doesn't.

That's why what made me happiest today was despite having a bad 3 hole stretch on the back I got it going again to finish 1 over on the last four holes. It really made me feel good doing that. I ended up with a rare sweep of low Gross and Net (can only get paid for one though) and the Close To Pin in my Tuesday Members league.

 

Great round!  Well done!!!  We all have bad hole stretches, even pros.  Way to finish!!

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4 hours ago, Keeper905 said:

Played this weekend and had some fantastic weather.  Friday was sunny and 25C (77F), but wet.   Played Rolling Meadows. Greens were aerated and sanded, so took my 9 holes just to get comfortable on the greens.  Not my best round, but OK.

It had been raining all week and everything was soggy.  On the 12th hole I thought my ball sat great on the green.  Got closer to find out is wasn't sitting, it was fully squatting under the green.

 

Played again the next day at Peninsula Lakes and the weather was 8C (46F), so a bit colder.  But just got a new driver 2 weeks ago and it was the best I felt with it yet.  Only missed 4 fairways and three of them were just barely into the rough (we won't speak of the 4th miss).  Made a world of difference with the confidence level.  Shot and 85 and I'm happy with that all things considered.

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Something you NEVER see at courses in my area... plugged lies, unless it's in a bunker!!

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8 hours ago, Micah T said:

Frost delay lasted until 1020: had a 1030 tee time and was 2nd group out! It was a balmy 36 at tee off: always fun swinging in that many layers of clothing. Got all the way up to 46, still frost in the shaded areas at the turn. Started off with a bogey at the 1st after watching a chip land 4 feet in front of the cup and roll uphill 30 feet past and off the green. Gotta love frozen greens; pulled it together once it warmed up for a 4 over 76 .
 

I feel your pain.  We had frozen greens last weekend.  We have very similar golf conditions as SLC (flew through there for 40 years), but our altitude is not nearly as high and we don't get much snow.  But we can play most every day in the winter unless we get an unusual snowfall.

It's a different game, for sure!!  Good round!

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I'm starting a new series with a golf coach and making some changes in my setup and swing.  As expected, there are growing pains, but I expect them to be worthwhile in the long run.   .... Frost delay pushed our 9:40 tee time back to 10:30 today.  Since 2 of us had a need to be somewhere at 2,rather than deal with a shotgun start in a crowded field, we opted to move our round to the less played inside 9 holes, playing it twice for the 18.  It's a par 70, and the more  difficult track of the options at our course.  Had a slow start, but got it moving in the right direction and ended up with a round of 78.

  

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goof off round, hitting the new PtxPro 4 iron as often as possible. Thats a hot club!

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40 (+3; par 37)

3/7 FiR

5/9 GiR

16 Putts

Couldn't get the ball to the hole on any of my putts, 2 of them were what I consider very makeable at ~12' but I left them a few rolls short each time sadly. 2 of my bogeys came on the long(ish) par 4s which include the first hole @ 437y which isn't long per se, but usually plays into the wind. Add that to the fact that it's usually 3:30ish when we tee off, and I'm fresh out of the car, and... yeah. The 8th hole is a monster at 474 that is parallel to the first, so it is normally into the wind also. I think I've hit that green in regulation once ever. I normally play those expecting to make bogey so for me, a 3-over is about as close to it gets to that "boring" golf that you talented guys talk about.

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On 10/26/2020 at 8:02 PM, Rickp said:


We are FLOODED with Snowbirds right now. I would imagine not any of them are in a rush to return north.


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Okay Rick, somebody has to say it.... in your new avatar photo, you're a dead ringer for the character used in the My Golf Spy logo!!!! 🤪

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Enjoy the new 710 irons, buddy. They look great, and I can't wait to hear how you hit them. I'm thinking you've finally found the replacements for your beloved Hot Metals!

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Okay Rick, somebody has to say it.... in your new avatar photo, you're a dead ringer for the character used in the My Golf Spy logo!!!! 🤪
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Enjoy the new 710 irons, buddy. They look great, and I can't wait to hear how you hit them. I'm thinking you've finally found the replacements for your beloved Hot Metals!

Hmmm, now that you mention it
That’s a pic from 2 years ago @ Disney ESPN Sports when our Gdaughter was playing Softball in a Tournament.IMG_3340.JPG


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That’s a pic from 2 years ago @ Disney ESPN Sports when our Gdaughter was playing Softball in a Tournament.IMG_3340.thumb.JPG.cbb70db4b24e6638cebf1f0bf0cf5e28.JPG


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Forgot to post. Played 18 this week in the misty rain and 40's temps. I'll only show the highlights. Overall a good day, but COLD. The picture with no golf ball was taken next to my ball looking back at the tee box. That is one large green 20201028_125327_resized.jpeg20201028_131649_resized.jpeg20201028_125331_resized.jpeg

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Strange morning. 1st time out w G710 irons, never hit them, no warmup, no nothin. Felt like I was hitting granite chunks. Switched ball from Srixon QStar to used Titleist TruFeel and immediately club/ball felt much better. Monday going to play with a few different balls and see what’s going on, probably just me weaning off the Mizzies.
Anyway as much as I was mucking around out there I s*** 5 over for the 9. Driver was consistent all morning.


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76 today...no doubles (key!), one birdie, 2-3 putts.  The swing change that I'm working on is mixed right now, but it's only been a few days since the recent change he wants me to work on.  

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