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Headed out at daybreak today... first off in a twosome.... 2 hour 15 minute round.  That is the highlight 🤣

My driver was ok today, kept it in play, 11 fairways... average to low distance off tee.  Course is pretty wet in places and soft all over (it has been rainy in Houston the past week or so) - so that limited my driver roll-out.   But my irons left me - I would like to be able to use the wet ground as an excuse, but really it comes down to the fact that I had trouble finding a solid strike.  To put it mildly, I was in scramble mode most of the day, and it drove the point home that I need to spend more time practicing pitches and chips.   Putted pretty well, but you can never practice too much putting.  Scrambled to an 84 - left several strokes out on the course that should be in my bag (and revisiting most of them in my head as I type... ugh - that 4 iron on 18... really? haha).

I will take another run tomorrow at 0-dark-thirty and hopefully play to my handicap.

But, again... a round of golf in less than 2:30 is a GREAT day.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

Noooooo!!!  Save yourself!  Don't give in to the Dark Side!
 

Which is the “light” side???

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27 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Which is the “light” side???

Anything not Titleist 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, NRJyzr said:

Anything not Titleist 🙂

 

Ahhh! Well, I’ve been on the Dark Side for a couple years now. Pro V1X 

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45 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

46/41 87 today 

3 fairways, 4 greens, 32 putts. 

another round where nothing was great, but nothing was terrible either. 

played with the three slowest people i’ve ever been paired with and it really threw me out of rhythm and led to a few careless mistakes. 

Sounds like you need some playing partners!

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Shot another 43/41:84 today with no birdies. You can tell they are closing soon…..no sand on carts and not cutting any rough.

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20 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Sounds like you need some playing partners!

dude, desperately. that’s why i’ve been looking at joining a club 

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2 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

Shot another 43/41:84 today with no birdies. You can tell they are closing soon…..no sand on carts and not cutting any rough.

Not spending anymore than they have to.

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5 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

dude, desperately. that’s why i’ve been looking at joining a club 

Move closer to us ya can shame our driving distances lol

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23 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

New personal best again, and almost broke 90

47/45 with two of the last three holes having a water ball and an OB shank

irons were amazingly on today. Greens were wicked fast.  Will touch more in my breaking 90 thread. Also tested the new SIK. Worked well. Learned I needed to follow through more. Helped ball keep rolling just enough. 
 

here was the breakdown

hole 1: hooked a hybrid drive almost into the range. Blind 6i punch out downhill on the green. Left birdie short and made par

hole 2: faded drive into a fairway bunker. Hybrid out of the bunker topped. 7i in at 14ft. Missed. Birdie short and made par

hole 3: driver almost Sliced OB but hit a tree. Punch out and then 54* to the green to 13ft. Missed the par and the ball hit the slope. 3 putt double

hole 4: long par three. Sliced my hybrid. Bladed wedge. Pw chip rolled long 3 putt triple

hole 5: shanked driver and ricochet farther back to the next holes fairway. Hybrid then super hybrid (shoulda just played the next hole backward instead of trying to get back in play). Then 6i on the green. Tough long putt, ended up three putting for triple. 

hole 6: double dog par 5. Great drive. 5i layup. PW from 120 I though was a tap in. Sadly was 20 ft. Birdie short. Par good

hole 7: thinned an 8i but got on within 15 ft. Birdie missed made par

hole 8: teed with super hybrid. Struck well but it drew behind a tree. Punch out not so good. Chip went long. Nearly holed the par but hit the slope past the hole. 3 putt double

hole 9: pulled my drive into trees short and hit provisional. Found my original ball and played it. Punched out to where provisional drive was. 4i from 205 struck pure with a nice draw to 16ft of a pin tucked behind a bunker. Two putted for bogey

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hole 10: drive to the right rough. Hit 9i over a tree and just missed the green. It kinda kicked down a slope. Chipped up and had 17ft for par on a wicked slope from the fringe. Snuck it!

hole 11: downhill par 3, just missed my pw and was pin high but right in the rough. Chipped to about 7ft and made par

hole 12: nice drive to right rough. Had to try and punch a 5i to get under a branch and it caught the beach instead. 8i then struck beautifully to 9ft. Birdie

hole 13: bladed a GW past the green. PW chip was a dud. Super long put for par, nearly made. Again fast greens, ball just hit a ridge past the hole. Two more putts, double. 
 

hole 14: SH tee ball dead straight 235. 54* pitch hit too solid to back of green. Soft chip was needed since hole was in middle of huge slope. Nearly holed it. 25ft par uphill just short. Bogey

hole 15: slices drive to side of tree. 5i punch to 140 in the fairway. 9i flushed to green but back side. Downhill 35ft birdie just short by 3 inches. Par. 

hole 16: teed with super hybrid since fairway has a hill 240 out that feeds to a pond. Sliced the drive. On some hard pan with ball above feet to elevated green I had a window over a small tree. I toed a 7i and it drew and hit a brach on a tree and in the water. Finally lost my original ball. Drop and I just missed my pitch. Landed short and rolled down a slope a little. Chip rolled long. 26ft double just missed. Made a triple

hole 17: Downhill par three. Hit 6i from 175 and hooked it 40yrds left. 58* pitch landed on green but hit a slope and rolled off away from hole. Chip to ten feet. Sadly two putted

hole 18: new I was close to breaking 90. Shanked drive OB. Crushed my 3rd 278 to fairway. Then chucked a 3H , ugh. Got on with a nice pitch and two putter for a double. 
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TL/DR: iron game saved my butt. Driving game was poor. Putted well despite fast greens. Short game never adjusted to green speed. Nearly broke 90. Had fun. 

Congratulations on the new, new personal best! It's great to see all your hard work paying off. 

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4 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

New personal best again, and almost broke 90

47/45 with two of the last three holes having a water ball and an OB shank

irons were amazingly on today. Greens were wicked fast.  Will touch more in my breaking 90 thread. Also tested the new SIK. Worked well. Learned I needed to follow through more. Helped ball keep rolling just enough. 
 

here was the breakdown

hole 1: hooked a hybrid drive almost into the range. Blind 6i punch out downhill on the green. Left birdie short and made par

hole 2: faded drive into a fairway bunker. Hybrid out of the bunker topped. 7i in at 14ft. Missed. Birdie short and made par

hole 3: driver almost Sliced OB but hit a tree. Punch out and then 54* to the green to 13ft. Missed the par and the ball hit the slope. 3 putt double

hole 4: long par three. Sliced my hybrid. Bladed wedge. Pw chip rolled long 3 putt triple

hole 5: shanked driver and ricochet farther back to the next holes fairway. Hybrid then super hybrid (shoulda just played the next hole backward instead of trying to get back in play). Then 6i on the green. Tough long putt, ended up three putting for triple. 

hole 6: double dog par 5. Great drive. 5i layup. PW from 120 I though was a tap in. Sadly was 20 ft. Birdie short. Par good

hole 7: thinned an 8i but got on within 15 ft. Birdie missed made par

hole 8: teed with super hybrid. Struck well but it drew behind a tree. Punch out not so good. Chip went long. Nearly holed the par but hit the slope past the hole. 3 putt double

hole 9: pulled my drive into trees short and hit provisional. Found my original ball and played it. Punched out to where provisional drive was. 4i from 205 struck pure with a nice draw to 16ft of a pin tucked behind a bunker. Two putted for bogey

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hole 10: drive to the right rough. Hit 9i over a tree and just missed the green. It kinda kicked down a slope. Chipped up and had 17ft for par on a wicked slope from the fringe. Snuck it!

hole 11: downhill par 3, just missed my pw and was pin high but right in the rough. Chipped to about 7ft and made par

hole 12: nice drive to right rough. Had to try and punch a 5i to get under a branch and it caught the beach instead. 8i then struck beautifully to 9ft. Birdie

hole 13: bladed a GW past the green. PW chip was a dud. Super long put for par, nearly made. Again fast greens, ball just hit a ridge past the hole. Two more putts, double. 
 

hole 14: SH tee ball dead straight 235. 54* pitch hit too solid to back of green. Soft chip was needed since hole was in middle of huge slope. Nearly holed it. 25ft par uphill just short. Bogey

hole 15: slices drive to side of tree. 5i punch to 140 in the fairway. 9i flushed to green but back side. Downhill 35ft birdie just short by 3 inches. Par. 

hole 16: teed with super hybrid since fairway has a hill 240 out that feeds to a pond. Sliced the drive. On some hard pan with ball above feet to elevated green I had a window over a small tree. I toed a 7i and it drew and hit a brach on a tree and in the water. Finally lost my original ball. Drop and I just missed my pitch. Landed short and rolled down a slope a little. Chip rolled long. 26ft double just missed. Made a triple

hole 17: Downhill par three. Hit 6i from 175 and hooked it 40yrds left. 58* pitch landed on green but hit a slope and rolled off away from hole. Chip to ten feet. Sadly two putted

hole 18: new I was close to breaking 90. Shanked drive OB. Crushed my 3rd 278 to fairway. Then chucked a 3H , ugh. Got on with a nice pitch and two putter for a double. 
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TL/DR: iron game saved my butt. Driving game was poor. Putted well despite fast greens. Short game never adjusted to green speed. Nearly broke 90. Had fun. 

Congratulations!!  You certainly have the skills to break 90, and it will come soon.  Keep up the hard work!

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I also go rained out yesterday. Started on #1 with a super fade and that killed me for a 7. Birdied the next, then par, double, par, double. Teed off on 7 and the rain wouldn't let up so I picked up and walked back to the club house and went home to dry out.

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12 hours ago, DiscipleofPenick said:

Rainout today, but I need to talk about yesterday's round. I shot a 74, but it felt like it could've been the day. I played my home course. And I'm getting fed up with my home course. I had 2 short putts hit the cup and spin out, and some fat shots.

I've been playing this course for 5 years now and reach year tee to green the course has improved and they've fixed a ton of drainage problems. But the greens are still total s*** and that's what's killing me.

Problems: they do not have an automated irrigation system and outdated pumps so there are 6-8 greens that just don't hold. I mean I've watched 54* jump off the back. On #4, the highest green a flip 58* almost went off the back. Also they only set the pins once a week and they have an 80-year-old doing it. He doesn't have the strength and every cup was crooked as hell Saturday.

I'm good at guessing, but I'm friggin tired of guessing. Is this green gonna hold today? Is this chip gonna release or not? What is this ball gonna do at the cup because it's crooked and mounded up? I just want consistency on the greens. 

I play here because the pro and staff are nice. I basically have a standing tee time for 6:15 AM on Sat & Sun all year. My yearly membership is $650/1 round per day and I only pay $10 if I want a cart, which is rare. 

The price makes it tough to leave. The next lowest season passes I found near me are $1700 & $2200, and those courses carts are required. Other courses offer players club cards, but it's 8-10 rounds @ $35-$55 a pop to get a free one. Any other deal is a course that's close to an hour away. I can't afford to spend thousands on greens every summer.

I'm open to suggestions... What's a player to do???

Tl:dr decent golfer fed up with poor greens at home course, but affordability & ease of access of said course make it hard to leave. Looking for suggestions.

I understand your frustrations as I play at a similar style course. The owner does a great job with what he has, but he basically has a full-time staff of one (himself) and then three or four part-timers, plus some high school kids during the summer. He's the cheapest course in the area now as well, so it takes a beating as there are a lot of beer drinkers who don't have an ounce of etiquette or care for the course. Pins move maybe once a week, the fairways are long, drainage has improved but there are still many, many trees that need removal to make the course open up and play fairly. Like you, I'd have to spend $600-$800 more to play less and with less flexibility at the next course I'd move to.

All I can offer is that you take it in stride knowing that there are going to be days where the cups are mounded, or you get a bad break with a thick lie from the middle of the fairway. Some days you'll be lucky, other days you won't. It's tough when you're playing for scores or handicaps, but eventually you'll have a day where all of the stars align and you'll shoot that great score, even in less than perfect conditions.

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