Golf Random Irritations

patricks148

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Hope you’re well Patrick, not like you not to be playing plenty of golf 😂😂
Im literally away tomorrow for 6 weeks but will give you a shout for a game when I’m back 👍🏻
Chasing the $ dear boy, caddying almost every day. Gone from playing 4 or 5 times a week to struggling to play once... not long left of the season now, pro am next week then it's done foe 2022.
 

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The greens being tined, slit and top dressed this morning...
That's not the irritation - the work needs doing
The fact that it was only decided at 6.30 this morning to do it isn't really the irritation either. The weather window opened and if they didn't do it now it could be a while before they would have another chance...
The irritation is that, as we didn't know, we signed in for a general play card, went off the 10th ( that hadn't been "done"), playing a blinder for 6 holes until we came across a tractor digging dirty great holes in the green and a sander waiting to fill the holes up.
Putting became impossible after that so we abandoned the cards and the GM cancelled them when we got in....
Could have been a good day.....
 
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The greens being tined, slit and top dressed this morning...
That's not the irritation - the work needs doing
The fact that it was only decided at 6.30 this morning to do it isn't really the irritation either. The weather window opened and if they didn't do it now it could be a while before they would have another chance...
The irritation is that, as we didn't know, we signed in for a general play card, went off the 10th ( that hadn't been "done"), playing a blinder for 6 holes until we came across a tractor digging dirty great holes in the green and a sander waiting to fill the holes up.
Putting became impossible after that so we abandoned the cards and the GM cancelled them when we got in....
Could have been a good day.....
At least you got 6 good holes in, glass half full (y)

Ours got done this week too, fortunately we knew about it well in advance so played front 9 twice while they did the back 9
21 greens all done now though & I'm playing at other courses for the next two weeks while they get back to normal
 

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The greens being tined, slit and top dressed this morning...
That's not the irritation - the work needs doing
The fact that it was only decided at 6.30 this morning to do it isn't really the irritation either. The weather window opened and if they didn't do it now it could be a while before they would have another chance...
The irritation is that, as we didn't know, we signed in for a general play card, went off the 10th ( that hadn't been "done"), playing a blinder for 6 holes until we came across a tractor digging dirty great holes in the green and a sander waiting to fill the holes up.
Putting became impossible after that so we abandoned the cards and the GM cancelled them when we got in....
Could have been a good day.....
Ours got done about 4 weeks ago and they are back even better and that’s saying something as they have been immaculate all year.
Our green keepers have done a cracking job.
 

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That’s nothing. Try being an Open and DP World Tour venue. 😢
No sympathy with that..😜

Having played at nearly all of the Open venues I would be over the moon to be a member at one — even if there were a few restrictions every 7/8 years of hosting it
 

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WHY? Every time I am about to knock off a low score.....I play well, and my handicap stays the same? Knocked a 4 over score off today....with a horrible +5 score.
 

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Don't try to distract me with facts.......facts are, evil.
😂 well played by the way.

I recall last year I shot a 'several under hcp' round and the team captain was giving me (jokey) grief with match upcoming. Told him not to sweat as I knew my best ever comp round was dropping off. Was right on boundary and I gained a playing hcp shot! Messed with his head!
 
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Played a shot into a greenside bunker. Get to bunker and a playing companions ball is in there also. I saw the big B on one of them…that’s my ball. I proceed to play it out. Playing companion goes to play his and tells me I’ve played his ball. Eh? Turns out he had changed his ball after losing one earlier in the round and hadn‘t mentioned make to rest of us - he had changed to same make as mine.

My fault 100%. Just very irritated at my own carelessness.
 

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Paying attention to the weather forecast, was for heavy rain all day...95% as well. Stayed in bed and didn't go this morning which will prob be my last game for a few weeks as my fingers are getting rebroken and fused on Tuesday. No a drop all morning🙄
 

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Played a shot into a greenside bunker. Get to bunker and a playing companions ball is in there also. I saw the big B on one of them…that’s my ball. I proceed to play it out. Playing companion goes to play his and tells me I’ve played his ball. Eh? Turns out he had changed his ball after losing one earlier in the round and hadn‘t mentioned make to rest of us - he had changed to same make as mine.

My fault 100%. Just very irritated at my own carelessness.
Hmmm Don't know if the recent changes to rules affected this scenario.
But it used to be that playing the wrong ball from a hazard did not incur a penalty!
No doubt someone more up on rules will enlighten 😀
 
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Paying attention to the weather forecast, was for heavy rain all day...95% as well. Stayed in bed and didn't go this morning which will prob be my last game for a few weeks as my fingers are getting rebroken and fused on Tuesday. No a drop all morning🙄
The last thing I would be worried about was whether it was raining or not:(
 
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Hmmm Don't know if the recent changes to rules affected this scenario.
But it used to be that playing the wrong ball from a hazard did not incur a penalty!
No doubt someone more up on rules will enlighten 😀
I’ve submitted the card I was doing - i guess I’m stuck with the 7 I recorded rather than the 5 for the shots i hit.
 

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Our vice captain died unexpectedly of a heart attack this year, early 50s. He was always an advocate of more "fun comps" at the club as we have so much serious stuff.

His widow has donated a cup, we're playing for it tomorrow. It is "3 clubs and a putter, teams of 3, best 2 scores at each hole counting . Yellow tees."

The irritation is that one of our group is refusing to play as, "3 clubs and a putter isnt proper golf" so he's off somewhere else tomorrow.

He doesn't work, and plays several rounds a week. Its a memorial day for a nice bloke... crikey, what's up with some folk?
 
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