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Macallan 18 is NOT for doing shots!!!...lol. It is to be poured in a Glencairn or Copita glass and nosed. Then, small sips and savor it! No ice! Yeah.... I'm a whisk(e)y geek.  :D

 

Sounds you had a great time. I played on Dec. 26th with my brother. Not my best outing (87) but, It was just so cool to be playing golf at the end of Dec. in Ohio!

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My game has peaked at the worst time.........the very end of the season, with probably a 1-2 month layoff.  My last three rounds were great.  Beat my NCAA D-1 playing cousin (9 holes), shooting -2 to his -1.  Followed that up with a even par round of 70 (39-31).  Then this week, I played my cousin again for a full 18.  He is 21 now, so we played for a beer.  We were both even par on the 17th tee; he finished birdie-birdie, I finished par-par.  I will gladly take a 68 to 70 loss any time, especially to a D1 player that is #1 on his team.  Now if only I can keep it going throughout all of next year.

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Shot a 45/46=91 at World Woods today with Revkev.

Would have loved to join you guys.  But had just returned with the lovely wife from a mom visit in Venice on the 23rd and I have exhausted my brownie point supply for a bit.  

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I haven't- in well over a month! 

Sounds like a great round in Florida, though, regardless of scores.

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Revkev and I played World Wwods a Rolling Oaks course last Friday...I shot a 90 and was very happy.

 

 

 

I also want thank Rev for sharing his 18yr old Scotch with me.....very smooth.

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Nice! Thanks for sharing, Foz. I hope to get out this week. We've had 20+" of rain so far this month, so things are bound to be a little soggy.

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Played today. 35* out but sunny and not much wind. Shot an 84. First time for me playing with the ground frozen. Definitely wasn't ready for the cart path type bounces on the first few greens I hit. Also gonna need some of those rubber tees that sit on top of the ground.

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Played today. 35* out but sunny and not much wind. Shot an 84. First time for me playing with the ground frozen. Definitely wasn't ready for the cart path type bounces on the first few greens I hit. Also gonna need some of those rubber tees that sit on top of the ground.

That frozen ground should add some distance off the tee ;)

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That frozen ground should add some distance off the tee ;)

It definitely does! I played nine holes yesterday and it was 25*. The ball doesn't fly as far, but the 50 yards of roll more than makes up for it.

 

You can't land a ball on the green. The trick is to judge where to land the ball so it bounces on. Typically, I use one less club for the distance and play a low punch shot. I hit 6 of 9 greens with 2 short and one long. You would think that the greens would be fast since they are frozen, but not the case. They are very slow and putts don't track real well. No birdies. :(

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I ended up playing a club less but didn't adjust well. It was definitely a learning experience. I didn't putt terrible but the speed really threw me off at first like you said Kenny. I only had 3 decent looks at birdie but couldn't get any of them to drop. On #1 I hit my 45* and it landed in the center of the green and bounced up over the greenside bunker behind the green. I had a downhill lie with the green sloping away and duffed one with my 58* that just barely made it back over the bunker. I gathered myself and chipped the next one in for par. Never give up on a hole and focus on the shot you're hitting - not the one you just hit and not the one you might hit next. You never know what's going to happen. The SCORs definitely got a workout today since I only had 3 GIRs.

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Played Dunedin Country Club today. It was once the Winter home of the PGA Tour. Ben Hogan still has the course record. It's a beautiful, emphasis on the beautiful, Donald Ross course. Everytime I play it I picture Hogan and Sneed roaming the fairways. I roamed them well today, only missed two, shot 75.

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Played Dunedin Country Club today. It was once the Winter home of the PGA Tour. Ben Hogan still has the course record. It's a beautiful, emphasis on the beautiful, Donald Ross course. Everytime I play it I picture Hogan and Sneed roaming the fairways. I roamed them well today, only missed two, shot 75.

Nice round Rev! It's a great feeling to play a course where the legends of the game played.

 

I had the pleasure many years ago to play Palmetto Country Club in Aiken, SC with a friend of mine who is a member. It was built in 1892 and the clubhouse and locker room are stunning. I can only imagine the conversations that took place there. My friend said that Ben Hogan played there a lot and there are three par 4's in a row that were among his favorites. I only wish that I could have played it with my current game instead of the one I had back then. I sucked!

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We get spoiled here Kenny - One of the courses that I play frequently hosted an LPGA event that Nancy Lopez and Julie Inkster won - another course the I frequent host the JC Penny mixed doubles event that was a part of the goofy season back in the 80's -

 

We have three older courses, one continues to host the longest running amateur event in the South.  It has been won by any number of tour guys while they were collegiate players including most recently Bubba Watson.  The other two have storied histories - Dunedin was the winter home of the Tour so lots of older greats would come down and play it to get their games ready for the tour season and another one where Walter Hagen was the Head Pro towards the end of his career - that ones very exclusive and I haven't played it for a while because the member that I used to have there moved out of the area.

 

Of course Copperhead is close by and then there is also TPC Tampa Bay - the most under rated course that I've ever played.

 

All of that is within 20 miles of my house.  Foz is about 25 miles away from me and has an entire other list of courses with that type of history that he could mention.

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So I was able to sneak out and play today after church. First time in over three weeks. It showed. Still shot a 78 that included a spectacular double on 18. Trust me it was spectacular because I was well on my way to getting Donald Rossed or Bernard Langered until I hit a miraculous pitch from a flower bed to 3 feet.

 

My bunker game saved me that's for sure.

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I fled the frozen north and played 36 in sunny St. George this weekend...  and really regretted it.   Played terribly.   Everything going 10% less and I could not adjust to the dormant wirey Bermuda.   I should have steered for those bent/blue courses down here (it's about half and half), but I didn't.   I played two Bermuda courses back to back and shot a miserable 87 and 83, one birdie in two days.   Scors were horrible, just awful.   I probably chunked a dozen Scor shots that went no further than 40-60 yards.   It felt like learning that your beloved wife was a stripper in a previous life.

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In a word, Awesome!

 

Yesterday, I was sick and struggled the whole day. My options were to stay home and be sick, or struggle on the golf course. I would much rather be on the course. I squeaked in a few strokes under 90 yesterday with no real energy. But sunny and over 60 and no wind, I really did not care.

 

Today, was supposed to be a repeat of yesterday weather wise, we thought. I felt good today and after breathing new life into my old Hogan clubs (reshafting them last week). I was looking forward to it. The wind was a good 20 mph more than we expected, and we expected it to be breezy.

 

I felt great and played great today. Because of the wind, I played very conservatively, fairways and greens and putting for par, and made the turn at 38. The 424 yard into the wind par 4 kicked my butt. I then got a huge boost at the turn.

 

I retrieved my wayward cell phone from the car and checked eBay and saw that I had won 3 nearly new Scor wedges for $115, so I was pumped up after that.  The wind was a beast. well struck balls were ok, but a poorly struck ball was in a world of hurt.

 

I finished the round with a 77 which was the low score of our group, by 1. Sadly, three other guys played well also, and they were on the other team. we had two teams of 5 and played in 3 groups. When we totaled the team scores we got trounced but I won some individual bets so came out way ahead.

 

I liked the new clubs arrangement, and am really looking forward to the Scor Wedges.

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Saturday, I shot a 43/49=92......the front nine was the best this year, but just could not hold on to it.  I did post a Birdie on the 145 yd Par 3 and it held for a $34 Skin. However, it seems that I have lost my swing.  My driver has always been straight down the middle, but now i just can't seem to swing it.  Hip & lower back aches do affect the swing.  At times I could barely get off the Tee box........and our Club Championship is next week....OMG!

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Foz - You have to come over and play Dunedin with us - you should have your group play there the next time you are travelling.  Hope everything recovers soon.

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