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Beautiful day today; 75 and a little breezy.

Started off a little slow as I hit only 1 green and 1 FW through the first 7 holes.   Most of the approach shots were just off the green; tee shots weren't horrible as most allowed for approaches to the green.   Overall I was happy with the way I hit the ball.   This was the second week trying heads up putting and I like the results I am seeing.   No real improvement on distance putts but definitely more solid with the mid range putts.     

40/38:78

6FW

8 GIR

31 Putts

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Played at a really difficult nearby course that's probably the most demanding on your ball striking around me - and we had steady 15mph winds with gusts and random dead spots. Didn't fare well. I didn't feel like I played terribly, but I got it handed to me today.

Shot 90, had 2 triples and 2 doubles. I did have some shots I was really happy with, but man when you are grinding over every single shot it's a long 4 hours.

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Driver (9°): :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid (18°): :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron (18°): :Hogan: UiHi Iron (KBS Tour V 110g shaft)

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**Currently testing: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts)

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Played Tanna Farms in Geneva with my son and my dad.  This was by far the most demanding course I've ever played.  Accuracy is key; I already don't have that and it was really windy out.  All in all, just a garbage round.  What's that saying?  Two steps forward, twelve steps back?  That was me today.  Chunking the heck out of lots of shots, couldn't control anything.  Stopped keeping score partway through.

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As you can see, consistency was the name of my game today!

We played from tees a little too far back; my dad hasn't gotten the memo that he's not nearly as long as he used to be.  None of us played great although my son played pretty decent.  My dad's a pretty good putter and holed a few from pretty far out.  My putting was about the only thing that was relatively good for me, too. 

We sucked, but we all had a great time.  12/10 would go right back and do it again!

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18 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

It was my pleasure. I had a great time as well. Hope you didnt get to sunburned. Between playing 18, lesson with the Pro, practicing what he showed you on the range after the lesson, and a chipping lesson you were out in the sun for about 7 hours. 

Tomorrow will be a good pain though. Some sore muscles for sure.

Now you can see why I say my course doesn't have a flat hole anywhere.

Glad you made it home safe and sound.

The sunburn actually isn't too bad, I'm gong to rub a little aloe on it just as a precaution. It was worth it. I guess that 50 degree weather duped me into not wearing sunblock. 

The pain is a good one, I'm going to feel it tomorrow but that'll be alright. 

The directions you gave me were spot on, I got back to the interstate pretty fast and I'd say it saved me a good fifteen minutes or more.

Have a safe trip this week and wish your wife a happy birthday for me. 

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Played in a 3 Jacks & a Jill Shamble today at a course I hadn't played all year.  The greens were a mystery to me, four long putts were 3 putted and three birdie putts of 6', 6' and 3' all missed.  I felt like Spieth...give me a 15 - 20 footer and I was making them or burning the edge, real long or real short and I was not.  The team ended up winning gross with a -8 (the two best balls of the foursome counted).  The driver felt great and irons were all mostly on target hitting 9/12 fairways & 16 gir.

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Another round with the sore shoulder today, and it mirrored yesterdays round.  It took 9 holes before I hit a decent drive.  Mondays are the days that the maintenance crew mows the rough, and with it being cooler at night and lots of irrigation, the rough is 3-4 inches.  Not what you want at a muni on the weekend.  Since I wasn't driving the ball well, I was in the rough a lot on the front nine.  It was hard to find balls just a few feet off the fairways. Hitting out of the rough was also not good on my sore shoulder!!

Two doubles and a triple sealed my fate as I shot a miserable 44.  Drives were still working on the back nine, but started out bogey, bogey, double on holes 10-12, and I thought "Here we go again!"  However, I managed to par the rest of the back nine. So, 39 for a round of 83, but overall I felt I played better than yesterday, but killed myself on those four bad holes.

Not planning on playing the next few days... probably.  😜

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@MWL_9  Those are definitely two nice ones.  Rum Pointe is my favorite down there.  I have played a bunch of them over the last 20 years so if you are heading down again and need an opinion to break a tie let me know.  There are some good ones closer than Bear Trap.

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OK, my wife again...  She played in her Ladies Club Championship this last weekend, and she was stoked that she won the Match Play a couple of weeks ago.  She is a 13 handicap and started out great shooting 85, which was only bested by her good friend's 84... a 3 handicap.  Looked good after day 1.

On day 2 she played with her friend again and the next two lowest gross scoring ladies.  Doing OK until hole #13-14. With her friend driving the cart and my wife recording on the scorecard and not paying attention, her friend hit a ditch between #13 green and #14 tee that she didn't know was there (my wife knew it was there because we go that way a lot when we are to the right of the the #13 green.  The cart path goes left of the green.  Well, the jarring that the cart took hurt my wife's back.  She still made it through the remaining holes (she's Irish and stubborn), but she couldn't play her normal game.  Getting into and out of the huge bunker on #18 was a challenge.  Her friend felt awful about it.

Her friend took low gross over my wife by 10 shots, and my wife managed to best her by 10 shots net.  My wife lost low net by 1 stroke.  First loser, she says!!  Here is the scoring; my wife is the last name on the list.

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2 hours ago, Kenny B said:

OK, my wife again...  She played in her Ladies Club Championship this last weekend, and she was stoked that she won the Match Play a couple of weeks ago.  She is a 13 handicap and started out great shooting 85, which was only bested by her good friend's 84... a 3 handicap.  Looked good after day 1.

On day 2 she played with her friend again and the next two lowest gross scoring ladies.  Doing OK until hole #13-14. With her friend driving the cart and my wife recording on the scorecard and not paying attention, her friend hit a ditch between #13 green and #14 tee that she didn't know was there (my wife knew it was there because we go that way a lot when we are to the right of the the #13 green.  The cart path goes left of the green.  Well, the jarring that the cart took hurt my wife's back.  She still made it through the remaining holes (she's Irish and stubborn), but she couldn't play her normal game.  Getting into and out of the huge bunker on #18 was a challenge.  Her friend felt awful about it.

Her friend took low gross over my wife by 10 shots, and my wife managed to best her by 10 shots net.  My wife lost low net by 1 stroke.  First loser, she says!!  Here is the scoring; my wife is the last name on the list.

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Say hi to Martha for me. Great playing! 

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Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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On 9/27/2021 at 11:09 AM, MWL_9 said:

Just got back from a week vacation with my wife in OCMD.  I got two rounds in.  

The first was at Rum Pointe (gorgeous course - highly recommend).  It was challenging, especially with a strong, inconsistent wind.  I shot a 81 from the blue tees with 4 balls OB.  Overall, I played well - pretty strong off the tee, irons were good, solid around the green, but didn't get anything to drop.  A little unlucky with 2 of the balls OB due to wind dying or picking up as I hit.  A 3rd OB was a 3 wood that I started in the fairway of the neighboring hole and it was still blown into the water after a big bounce in the middle of fairway.  Best shot of the round was a 211 yard par 3 that I hit a low 5 iron to pin high.  Unfortunately left the putt on the high edge as I thought the wind would turn it a little more.  Funniest shot was the next par 3, where I hit a 7 iron pin high, but 30 yards right of the pin because it was a little spinny and the wind took it.  

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My second round was at Bear Trap Dunes (highly recommend - not a "resort" course on the water).  There are three 9's and I played the Grizzley and Kodiak courses. I tried playing the third 9 (Black Bear), but would have had to wait another hour to tee off so decided to pass.  I had my best round of the year 73 (+1) from the white tees.  I was hitting some putts when they asked if I wanted to get out 30 min early.  The three guys I was joined with already teed off so I just played from where they were.  Course is short so you have to be strategic and accurate off the tee otherwise it's going to be a difficult round.  Most of the holes had bunker(s) cut in around 220-250 yards so I didn't touch my driver all day.  You could try to go over the bunker(s), but it gets pretty narrow afterwards with either water, trees, rough, or more bunkers.  It was mostly 4, 5 or 6 irons off the tee unless it was dead into the wind, then I used my 3 wood.  If I was playing off the blue tees, I still wouldn't have used my driver, just more 3 woods.  I played very well - accurate off the tee, strong iron play into the greens, had a chip in, couple of up and downs, and even made a few putts.  Always a plus when you end the round with the same ball you started it with!  It dropped my (unofficial) handicap to 5.8, which is the first time I've been below a 6.

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I enjoy and typically play better on courses where I'm forced to figure out what to hit off the tee instead of just mindlessly grabbing the driver out of the bag

love that area.. last time I played there. Rum Point and may favorite was Lighthouse Sound..

 

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22 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

@MWL_9  Those are definitely two nice ones.  Rum Pointe is my favorite down there.  I have played a bunch of them over the last 20 years so if you are heading down again and need an opinion to break a tie let me know.  There are some good ones closer than Bear Trap.

Will do - appreciate it!  When we went down in the spring for our anniversary weekend, I played The Links at Lighthouse Sound, which I was a big fan of and I believe is under the same management/ownership as Rum Pointe and a few others.  Unfortunately, Lighthouse Sound and some of the other local coursers were booked most of the week.  I guess there were/are a lot of end of summer golf packages going on.  I ended up at Bear Trap Dunes because we spent the afternoon at the outlets (no sales tax in Delaware).  The wife got some work down and then a little shopping while I was golfing so it all worked out.  Also why I didn't play the third 9 haha

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