Golf Random Irritations

Orikoru

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I was afraid to ask! You can tee off till 10, then then close the course till 12.30? Or are folk going off the 10th and the 1st tee that is closed to accommodate those players?
Logic suggests those times are closed to allow the first lot to finish their rounds having started on different tees - yes. I still think it's really poor that as a 7 day member I can't play at the time I want to. After the most recent lockdown we had a two tee start and online booking times (at any time) and it all worked fine. Really baffling why they've changed it.
 

sunshine

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Arrived this morning.

Is this a record for ebay/Parcelforce Express Delivery quoting 2 to 3 days? Gloucestershire to Leicestershire.

NINE DAYS.

I could have walked there and back!

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That's a blast from the past. Slazenger Californian cavity backs were my first set of clubs, bought from Intersport in the St Anne's centre in Harrow. Back in the day when people used to go to a sports shop to buy sporting equipment. £5 seems about the right price.
 

Voyager EMH

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That's a blast from the past. Slazenger Californian cavity backs were my first set of clubs, bought from Intersport in the St Anne's centre in Harrow. Back in the day when people used to go to a sports shop to buy sporting equipment. £5 seems about the right price.
I think your cavity backs came long after these blades. I dare to say that these older clubs were more up-market than the later cavities which were budget clubs trading on the reputation of the blades. I had acquired, earlier this year, some Wilson Walter Hagen Professional late 1970s blades 3,5,7,9,SW so I was looking for similar era half set of blades with similar shaped heads, feel and distance hitting. These are just the job, the even numbers and the PW. Also included a 5-iron which is surplus to requirements, but don't care, cost peanuts and superb condition. Well worth the 9 day wait in the end.

compare

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123750851998?hash=item1cd020259e:g:tEcAAOSwVotcnVHo

with

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154573298084?hash=item23fd4959a4:g:eoEAAOSwxXZhG9xI

and you will see why I believe I've done well.

Both the above seriously over priced, but these however are worth consideration

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174914687930?hash=item28b9ba53ba:g:COIAAOSwLNlhGWLU
 
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Crazyface

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Having to put on hold my match play final, when I'm in the form of my life, as my opponent has caught covid. I cherilly wished him well, but could see my chance of winning floating off in a cloud of divots.
 

sunshine

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I think your cavity backs came long after these blades. I dare to say that these older clubs were more up-market than the later cavities which were budget clubs trading on the reputation of the blades. I had acquired, earlier this year, some Wilson Walter Hagen Professional late 1970s blades 3,5,7,9,SW so I was looking for similar era half set of blades with similar shaped heads, feel and distance hitting. These are just the job, the even numbers and the PW. Also included a 5-iron which is surplus to requirements, but don't care, cost peanuts and superb condition. Well worth the 9 day wait in the end.

compare

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123750851998?hash=item1cd020259e:g:tEcAAOSwVotcnVHo

with

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154573298084?hash=item23fd4959a4:g:eoEAAOSwxXZhG9xI

and you will see why I believe I've done well.

Both the above seriously over priced, but these however are worth consideration

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174914687930?hash=item28b9ba53ba:g:COIAAOSwLNlhGWLU
My cavity irons were budget clubs sold in shops like Argos. Amusing to see people trying to sell them on ebay today.

The clubs you are looking at are much nicer! But £250 is way over priced - you have done well!
 

GreiginFife

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Just had a note from the club that we have a group of travellers have set up camp on the playing fields next to the course. Kids already stealing balls from fairways, 11 rakes snapped and dog turd and holes dug in bunkers.

We have kinda feared this as the playing fields are wide open (albeit privately owned) and the sad truth is it’s a surprise it’s taken this long.

Playing at half 5 so will no doubt see the full scale of the problem playing 16 through 18 that border the fields.
 
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PXG not taking PayPal credit meaning I need to do a few shifts overtime. Can’t do any this weekend or the weekend after next.
Might as well wait till next season now. 🤣
 

harpo_72

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Just had a note from the club that we have a group of travellers have set up camp on the playing fields next to the course. Kids already stealing balls from fairways, 11 rakes snapped and dog turd and holes dug in bunkers.

We have kinda feared this as the playing fields are wide open (albeit privately owned) and the sad truth is it’s a surprise it’s taken this long.

Playing at half 5 so will no doubt see the full scale of the problem playing 16 through 18 that border the fields.
And they wonder why no one likes them ?
 
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Drove the hour and a half to play at South Staffs in their open and the two I’m to play with haven’t bothered turning up. Very good!
 
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Drove the hour and a half to play at South Staffs in their open and the two I’m to play with haven’t bothered turning up. Very good!
Hats off to South staffs golf club for phoning a local member up to allow me to play, to be fair I could of still played at home but they went above and beyond.

Worst round I’d played all year but enjoyed the walk! 🤣
 
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