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Got out in my galoshes today. Played a little nine hole course up in Taylor. With my recent issues driving off the tee, I started the day leaving my Driver in the bag. played my 3 off the tee most of the day today. Cart path only, and another storm fron on the way had me thinking i would have most of the course to myself. WRONG. Everyone was trying, like me, to get in as many holes as possible before the rain. 

 

Ended up getting paired with a father and son playing best ball. Nice people and very encouraging. Am really beginning to enjoy my 3 wood which used to give me fits. Was convinced to pull the driver twice. Samurai Sliced the hell out of the first one, and pulled a rabbit out on the second (both on par 5s) knocking it a little over 250 and in the middle. 

 

My short game is atrocious right now. My pitching is nonexistent. Found myself reverting to chipping shots that most would pitch. Also pulled the Rife putter from my bag and putting the Rossa back in. Much better results. 

 

Also this was first game played with the Game Golf Hardware. Really liked it. Didnt tag two shots during the round. Computer showed them to me and it was very obvious what clubs were used for the shots. All in all, a pretty decent round, for me. One birdie, three pars, 2-singles, 2-doubles, and a triple.

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Got out in my galoshes today. Played a little nine hole course up in Taylor. With my recent issues driving off the tee, I started the day leaving my Driver in the bag. played my 3 off the tee most of the day today. Cart path only, and another storm fron on the way had me thinking i would have most of the course to myself. WRONG. Everyone was trying, like me, to get in as many holes as possible before the rain. 

 

Ended up getting paired with a father and son playing best ball. Nice people and very encouraging. Am really beginning to enjoy my 3 wood which used to give me fits. Was convinced to pull the driver twice. Samurai Sliced the hell out of the first one, and pulled a rabbit out on the second (both on par 5s) knocking it a little over 250 and in the middle. 

 

My short game is atrocious right now. My pitching is nonexistent. Found myself reverting to chipping shots that most would pitch. Also pulled the Rife putter from my bag and putting the Rossa back in. Much better results. 

 

Also this was first game played with the Game Golf Hardware. Really liked it. Didnt tag two shots during the round. Computer showed them to me and it was very obvious what clubs were used for the shots. All in all, a pretty decent round, for me. One birdie, three pars, 2-singles, 2-doubles, and a triple.

Good job! Playing in wet conditions is no fun. Even though I am in the desert, I play in wet conditions sometimes when I travel. It's a different game. Don't fuss about the pitching, just need practice in those conditions.

 

"I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for awhile yet."

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Had a Memorial Day Points game today with 15 players. I could not get off the tee, but my irons we're golden. Shot a 93 today even though it was difficult. My left ankle was shooting pains every time I hit the ball. It was difficult to walk. I ended up taking a hydro condone on the back nine...by the 15th hole I really didn't care....LOL

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Had a Memorial Day Points game today with 15 players. I could not get off the tee, but my irons we're golden. Shot a 93 today even though it was difficult. My left ankle was shooting pains every time I hit the ball. It was difficult to walk. I ended up taking a hydro condone on the back nine...by the 15th hole I really didn't care....LOL

Tough playing with pain, I know! If I'm playing 18, I take hydrocodone about 15 minutes before I tee off, and sometimes another one coming off the 8th green so it kicks in for the back nine. I find it's a lot better to take it WHILE playing, than after to ease the pain!

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Tough playing with pain, I know! If I'm playing 18, I take hydrocodone about 15 minutes before I tee off, and sometimes another one coming off the 8th green so it kicks in for the back nine. I find it's a lot better to take it WHILE playing, than after to ease the pain!

Personally I prefer a shot of Macallans 18 year old at both of those points. Works just as well and tastes much better. :)

 

Foz and I tried that last winter. It worked nicely.

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Personally I prefer a shot of Macallans 18 year old at both of those points. Works just as well and tastes much better. :)

Foz and I tried that last winter. It worked nicely.

I didn't say that it was the ONLY thing I took for pain! ;)

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Got to get out and play Sunday morning. Shot 89 so going in the right direction finally. Got my driver in play with only one real wild tee shot. I need new wedges and irons but have to save up for those so doing what I can what what I have for now.

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Played Saturday. Hit 1 fairway. Considering I was playing from the wet rough all day, an 83 wasn't as bad as it could have been.

 

Gotta figure out how to get off the tee box.

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79 on Monday, 2 doubles, and missed a couple if short putts as well, but I am putting much better, could have been much better than 79, but that's why I am a 7 hcp. If a 2 hcp would have played my shots today, he would have probably shot 70, all in all it was a pretty good round.

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Personally I prefer a shot of Macallans 18 year old at both of those points. Works just as well and tastes much better. :)

 

Foz and I tried that last winter. It worked nicely.

 

Thanks guys, I also have a flask of Wild Turkey's "American Honey Sting".....that's smooth bourbon with ghost peppers for a nice bite.

 

Today, my ankle feels fine....wth?

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Thanks guys, I also have a flask of Wild Turkey's "American Honey Sting".....that's smooth bourbon with ghost peppers for a nice bite.

 

Today, my ankle feels fine....wth?

Haven't tried the yet Foz but I love the regular American Honey. Great stuff.

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3 less than the last round, driving better and overall better contact.

 

Greens still "holey" from the aeroation...  Lumpy, bumpy and anything over a tap in is lucky.

 

Hit my 3 wood like a beast on the range, but still "beastly" on the course"...

 

MAYBE figured out the stance and "eye on the ball for the 3 wood on the range after the round.

 

Will find out if that's the case tomorrow.

 

Different course and the range is closed for construction, so no "warm up," but the greens should be in better shape!

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Haven't tried the yet Foz but I love the regular American Honey. Great stuff.

 That's my choice beverage. I catch it on sale every once in awhile. Goes great with lemonade. I have the next 5 days off, have a buddies wedding in Mississippi and were playing one round. Going from the desert to the soggy south is going to be very interesting. Haven't played a wet course in probably close to a year.

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Got out again today. Wasn't my best round. 92. It was on a course that I had never played before and the first few holes should have probably just been called swamps with the rain the course got last night. My driver is still in play which is a huge improvement over the last few years. REALLY enjoying the Padderson shaft. Somehow though I would just miss the fairway and would be directly behind a tree and had to chip out into the fairway for a shot. This happened no less than 6 times. I've never had that happen. It got to the point where it was the running joke for the day. That and some tough 3 putts. Get rid of those and Im where I'd like to be this season. JUST KEEP GRINDING.

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Well, I was certainly wrong about the greens being "better" at the course we played today.  Plus, the reconstruction on the course isn't really completed on the 9 they remodeled last year.  Some of the holes between tee and green are basically "ground under repair" and their cart GPS may still be setup for the "old course."

 

We gave up even bothering to keep score after a few holes and just enjoyed a sunny day on a golf course - lol

 

We agreed to get together again next week, although it will definitely be a diferent course ;)

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Well, I was certainly wrong about the greens being "better" at the course we played today.  Plus, the reconstruction on the course isn't really completed on the 9 they remodeled last year.  Some of the holes between tee and green are basically "ground under repair" and their cart GPS may still be setup for the "old course."

 

We gave up even bothering to keep score after a few holes and just enjoyed a sunny day on a golf course - lol

 

We agreed to get together again next week, although it will definitely be a diferent course ;)

Our practice 9-holer is a bit rough at times depending on the weather and the all volunteer grounds crew. The pro who owns and runs the place does not mark "ground under repair" so we have a new designation the we use in certain spots: "ground needing repair" which is basically ground that you would not see at any other golf course in the area and can be designated by anyone at any time. :)

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Hit 12 greens today and shot 77. The pro told me the greens were running 13, I believe it, really, really tough on those undulating Fazio greens. I made a couple but three putted three times also. They shut the greens down Monday for the redo. Can't wait, restoring them to their original size with new grass (same as TPC Tampa and Pinehurst 2).

 

The ridiculous thing is that they are holding beautifully despite their firmness and speed. Kudos to Srixon is all I can say.

 

My handicap index will be 4.0 the next revision unless I get another round in.

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No golf for me for the next 2 weeks. Dealing with drying out the basement again, a surprise 60th birthday party today, work tomorrow and I'll be in Chicago next weekend for a truck meet.

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Our practice 9-holer is a bit rough at times depending on the weather and the all volunteer grounds crew. The pro who owns and runs the place does not mark "ground under repair" so we have a new designation the we use in certain spots: "ground needing repair" which is basically ground that you would not see at any other golf course in the area and can be designated by anyone at any time. :)

That's definitely the case at the two courses I've played the most this year.  Unfortunately, that's not nearly as much play as I'd anticipated for this time of the year.

 

I don't want to complain about the weather too much, we've not suffered the disasters of floods and tornadoes others have, but we're certainly not getting good "golf" weather very often and the courses really show it.

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That's definitely the case at the two courses I've played the most this year. Unfortunately, that's not nearly as much play as I'd anticipated for this time of the year.

 

I don't want to complain about the weather too much, we've not suffered the disasters of floods and tornadoes others have, but we're certainly not getting good "golf" weather very often and the courses really show it.

I do feel sorry for those around the country with tornados, floods, rain, lack of rain... Our weather if fairly predictable, and not too severe most of the time. We do get the occasional volcano eruption, but I'll take that every hundred years over a tornado. :)

 

Unfortunately, my practice course conditions are not weather related. The pro and owner only does enough to keep it relatively nice looking, but the fairways end up being more like every other course's rough, and the greens are very slow. He likes to keep the grass long in the summer because he has minimal well water to irrigate with. The space between fairways is dirt, weeds and rocks that he just keeps mowed enough so you can find your ball! I have tried playing from there and it's a great way to ruin clubs, so I don't anymore. No other course has anything like this, so I use a "foot wedge". This is why I don't keep score there anymore.

 

It's OK for practicing everything except hitting off tight lies, bunkers (we have none) and putting. I can putt pretty well there,because I'm used to it, but I have to spend time practicing on other courses putting greens. Oh well! It is what it is... Cheap to play!!

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