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11 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Im going to blame my handicap going up on the course being sloppy lol

I worked with the WSGA course rating team when they were here 5 years ago.  One of the conditions for rating a course is turf conditions.  Aren't conditions in Seattle area always sloppy; so that should be taken into account.  🤣🤣

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6 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I worked with the WSGA course rating team when they were here 5 years ago.  One of the conditions for rating a course is turf conditions.  Aren't conditions in Seattle area always sloppy; so that should be taken into account.  🤣🤣

I can only imagine how bad the conditions are at the munis around here...

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7 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... 
... If the greens are repaired, I will have to find another excuse because the weather is ideal. 🤣

We need a thread on the best excuses.....

(wouldn't be surprised there is one already 😀 )

pretty soon it would be like the prison jokes story where the inmates just yell out the joke number rather than telling the joke

How'd you play today.......

Awful......

Why??

Mainly #16 with a bit of #27.

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27 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

We need a thread on the best excuses.....

(wouldn't be surprised there is one already 😀 )

pretty soon it would be like the prison jokes story where the inmates just yell out the joke number rather than telling the joke

How'd you play today.......

Awful......

Why??

Mainly #16 with a bit of #27.

I play awful, but I can't come up with 27 reasons why.  What am I missing?  I could use more excuses; mine are getting rather old.

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27 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I play awful, but I can't come up with 27 reasons why.  What am I missing?  I could use more excuses; mine are getting rather old.

Much like golf equipment, excuses need to be refreshed every couple years, some of the guys have been saying that your material is getting stale!!    🤣

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Got out and played Sunday afternoon, I seem to hit the ball much better Then the last couple of rooms and only missed two fairways all day. I had a really good ball striking day struggled around the greens

44-42 = 86


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8 hours ago, Kenny B said:

March 1st 

First day of 2021 to post scores for handicap purposes in my area.  The way I've been playing, I see my index going waaaay up.

I feel your pain 🙂  

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Tuesday morning 9, +5.
Did a little self “ball testing”. We were 2 holes in front of the 2nd group so I was able to experiment with ProV1x vs ProV1.
In a small window with 9 holes the ProV1x had a bit of an edge on ball flight with all clubs. No appreciable distance difference, too close to call.
ProV1 felt a bit better putting.
One of the newer guys is 13 years younger than me and felt good keeping up with him off driver. He’s definitely at least one iron longer.


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Saturday was amazing, shot a two over par 75 and hit the ball really well.

Sunday was no where near as good but I was playing match play and won 1 up. My team are at 10 and 0 for the season with only 3 games to go. 

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Today was a good day. Striping the ball off the tee, and although I only hit nine greens, never missed too badly. The only putts I made over 3 feet, though, were par saves. 16 pars and two bogeys for 74.

 

 

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Shot 40/46:86 today at my home club, Pebble Creek GC. Not a particularly good day. Weather was 68* to 80* and comfortable.


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Starting to see some movement towards "normal". 🙂 Shot 45/48 for a 93 yesterday in very soft conditions.

Putting is still not where I want it to be at 36 putts, but the greens were particularly slow and unpredictable yesterday since the course has been unable to mow.

Most importantly, I was able to reduce penalties compared to previous rounds. I had two lost balls on #11 & #13 due to poor swings that seemed to come out of nowhere. I was able to right the ship pretty quickly though. My worst hole for the round was +3 (on a par 5 😭).

Highlights included two birdies on #7 & #12 and a par on #17. I had two more pars on the round, but #17 is notable because it is a long par 3 at 220 yards (playing just a hair shorter yesterday with a front pin location). I hit my 20* hybrid absolutely pure and stuck it about 3 feet left of the hole. Unfortunately, that was the worst side to be on, leaving a slick downhill putt with just a touch of right-to-left break. Missed by a few fractions of an inch on the low side. 😞 

So with my 4th round of the year in that puts me at 104/42, 100/34, 99/43, and 93/36. Hoping to build some consistency with the putter once I can make it to an actual practice green with some regularity. Clearly, my setup at home isn't getting the job done.

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Totally stunk it up today.   Recent tweaks to my swing thru my swing coach don't seem to be carrying over from the range to the course.  Too many swing thoughts, too much self-induced pressure and expectations, out of sync, poor tempo....and to top it off, I wasn't putting up to my normal abilities.  Limped in with an 83 that felt much worse.  While I did hit some nice shots, I just hit too many stinkers that prevented scoring opportunities.  No birdies to counter any of the bad holes (had 2 doubles).  Oh well ... tomorrow is another day.

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2 hours ago, CarlH said:

Totally stunk it up today.   Recent tweaks to my swing thru my swing coach don't seem to be carrying over from the range to the course.  Too many swing thoughts, too much self-induced pressure and expectations, out of sync, poor tempo....and to top it off, I wasn't putting up to my normal abilities.  Limped in with an 83 that felt much worse.  While I did hit some nice shots, I just hit too many stinkers that prevented scoring opportunities.  No birdies to counter any of the bad holes (had 2 doubles).  Oh well ... tomorrow is another day.

I could write the same thing except an 83 would be a relatively good day putting for me; a poor day putting is more like 87.

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Today's round was all about playing in the wind --- strong winds anywhere from 1-3 clubs --- lots of gusting and differing speeds as you're preparing to hit.  Made for an interesting round.  In addition to choosing the right club for the distance, the winds were playing havoc on putting.  However, I managed to really focus and I'm not unhappy with how my score turned out.  Despite dunking 2 balls into the water hazards on 2 separate holes, I managed to shoot an 82.  Several putts were definitely adversely affected by the wind and I watched them turn away from the hole when there was no break.  So, the round could have been better, but it was fun!  Just wouldn't want a steady diet of winds this strong.  I felt that I was striking the ball fairly well, but due to the wind factor it's difficult to really say.  

I have a tee time for tomorrow, but the forecast is calling for rain.  I'm retired.  I don't do rain (except for tournaments).

 

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Beautiful day for golf today, mid 70's, no wind and fairly dry for Florida. Ended up playing ok, drives were a bit off in distance and my 5 wood is struggling a bit. Then there was the par 3 over the water and my ball decided it wanted to go for a swim.   Ended up with an 89, at least the short game ( not counting the putter)was a tad better. 

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Another windy day in the Rogue Valley.  While the temperature was 60, the wind was cold and the temps dropped significantly during the course of the round, along with a bit of drizzle the last 2 holes.  Started off really bad and was 6 over after 6 holes.  Played the next 12 holes at 3 over for an 81 for the day.  

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Early morning Tee Time for Bacon Boyz. Kinda cool 48* and little breeze but warmed up quickly.
Hit the ball really well, +5 in a tough 9 holes with lots of water. Only 1 ball decided to commit suicide in an overcooked 7 iron.


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Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

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