I played today and..(Rolling) -originally created by JohnnyDee

Wilson

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Managed to sneak a late entry to a decent size comp this morning, early start at 6.48, started well with a birdie at the first, added one at 6 and finished +2 on the front, could easily have been level, or even under par. Silly 3 putt at 11, then hit a great 8i to 4ft at 13, but then missed the putt - and then the wheels fell off! Triple/double/double/double/double/bogey, what should have been mid-low 70’s, ended up with an 84.

At some point I’ll put 18 holes together.
 

upsidedown

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Played at West Lancs today for first time in 36 Hole scratch event and loved it, made the school boy error of birdieing the 1st but was happy with a 80 with definetly 2 putts left out there. One was for a tap in and just hit the ground 😢
Marked the winners card tho 😁, he is a member and showed us the way round but boy was his putter hot 😂 Screenshot_20210905_203314_com.twitter.android.jpg
Think I can mid table with a 80 and 86
 

BiMGuy

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Played Thetford for the first time today.

Having not touched my clubs for a few weeks and not having my head in the golf. I didn't play very well.

But, what a wonderful course. One I will certainly visit again. And the weather was perfect.
 

saving_par

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Shot 77 with a quad on 15 :ROFLMAO:

In the gorse off the tee and revisited the gorse by the green :rolleyes:

Other than that a good ball striking round with too many missed chances with the putter.
 

Orikoru

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Nine holes with the wife again yesterday afternoon. I was absolutely knackered from football in 25° in the morning, but I wanted to keep her interest going - and the extra rounds with her have helped improve my own game lately, so we went to the nearby Aldenham nine hole. I stepped up and promptly topped a five wood about 15 yards off the tee. Great start. Made 7 there, but then parred 5 of the next 7 holes so it was mostly decent. The last hole is really stupid though, I made a mess of it and stopped caring, ha. It's kind of a dogleg but extremely narrow where it turns and flanked by trees, so I felt like I had to tee off with a nine iron and then leave myself 180 odd to the green. I just hate holes like that, feels backwards. 🤣

My wife struggled, the course was too long for her really. Even on 300 yard holes it's going to take her 4 or 5 shots to reach the green at the moment, so she got a little bit down that she couldn't score anything better than a 7 - and the two 100 yard holes she made a bit of a mess of, unfortunately. We would normally go further afield for a shorter course but we were pushed for time which is why we opted to go here. But it's all good practise anyway, she hit a few irons that got off the ground nicely which is good for her at the minute. And she beat me on that ninth hole since she scored an 8 and I carded an 11 thanks to taking 3 drops. 🤣🤣
 

DRW

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Last ones out on the course on Saturday evening, had tea by the 11th half way hut before proceeding on. Let the world pass on. Hacked 20 whs. Clubhouse looked a picture with the lights on as dusk arrived.

Back out Sunday morning, couple of birdies but hacked, whs 21 .

Think I am heading towards a 13-14 handicap by next year, just cant seem to put a round together, the good stuff is still sometimes there but the bad ugly stuff is always there..

Oh well, nice time had(bigger pictures if double clicked on). Some funky toadstools/mushrooms, didn't pick and eat them:D





 

louise_a

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A busy weekend for me, Lady Captains day on Saturday played pretty well but a couple of poor shots and one bit of bad luck cost me, finished gross 83, nett 73 missed both the best nett and best gross by one shot. 0.2 of handicap though.
Sunday a rare venture into mixed opens playing at Prestbury with ex forum reprobates, Liverbirdie and Scouser (plus Mrs Scouser) had a good afternoon albeit a slow one my play was a bit mixed parred 8 or 9 holes but was erratic on the others. We didnt threaten the prizes
 

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Played a Seniors match at Priors Hall GC near Corby, first visit for me.
Nice course and on a big plot of land for a municipal, could be really good with just a little more money spent on it.

We were three down at the turn but battled back to A/S after 16 which is how it stayed to the end.
Team lost 4.5 to 3.5
 
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Imurg

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I am at a loss....
I can't recall hitting the ball so badly but walking off with 32 points...
Birdied the first and the ninth without hitting a particularly decent shot on either
Carved one OB on our 4th but then, somehow, birdied with the 2nd ball
Sunk some putts and scrambled around.
The swing felt quick, unbalanced and tempo-less
The journey continues
 

Sats

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Played today and couldn't get anything moving. Driver was cold, and the putter wasn't my friend. Had the sunshine and a few good shots though to keep my chin up. Hopefully that's all my bad shots gone and in time for the club championship this weekend!
 

louise_a

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I played at Ormskirk today for the first time, I believe it is an open qualifying course. I played pretty well but our team didnt feature, it didnt help that one of our 4 went off after 8 holes with a bad reaction to a sting our bite.
As for the course, I have mixed feelings, firstly it is very lobsided with there being 500 yds difference between the two nines partly down to more par threes on the back nine. I found the front nine a bit boring, long mostly straight holes, hit it then hit it again, the back nine had far more variety even though it was shorter (maybe because it was).
The oddest thing were the greens, several times I hit good shots but could not hold the ball on the greens, even landing short the ball ran across and off the back, this was in stark contract to the fact that when putting the greens were slow, you really had to give it a whack to get it to the hole;
 

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First ever Eagle today!

Driveable par 4, put it to the left of the greenside bunker meaning I needed a chip over the bunker yo get it on the green. Hit the shot and started walking thinking it would never run once on the green but it just kept going and dropped!

Rest of the round was garbage mind.

Been really struggling with approaches these last couple of weeks and been in or the wrongside of many a greenside bunker.
 
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Imurg

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Out for 9 before work.
Tee off at 6.45
Just warm, clear sky, sun out, birds singing, deer running around, a quick chat with Mr Fox - well, he barked at me for disturbing him....

I could have stayed out there all morning.....
Played decently too....

#lovegolfinthemorning
 
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First ever Eagle today!

Driveable par 4, put it to the left of the greenside bunker meaning I needed a chip over the bunker yo get it on the green. Hit the shot and started walking thinking it would never run once on the green but it just kept going and dropped!

Rest of the round was garbage mind.

Been really struggling with approaches these last couple of weeks and been in or the wrongside of many a greenside bunker.
I had a 4 foot putt for my first ever eagle on the 18th on Sunday . Needless to say I missed it. I was quite glad in a way as considering the way I had played for the rest of the round, I would have been rather embarrassed if it had gone in!
 

jim8flog

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I played in a Bowmaker open yesterday.
We all played pretty poorly on too many holes.
However my highlight was really good final 6 iron in to the 18th that won me the 'nearest the pin in 2 prize'. I had not really expected to win it because I was about 8 foot away but it was a fairly tough pin position to get to, near the top of the the green which slopes from the right to the left.
 

3offTheTee

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played in an Open at Montrose Links toda. Class course really enjoyed the day. There were 2 brothers in my group, got chatting one was a Co. Director and one retired ex professional footballer who did some managing. Needed to probe a bit and it was Jockey Scott, I called him John, looked up on Google he had 2 caps for Scotlan, played for Dundee/Aberdeen plus several Clubs managed.

Great guy and not a bad golfer playing off 3
 

Tashyboy

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Played in my first ever shotgun start today, best 2 from 4
Our club as part of the Covid package set it up. With a lovely BBQ after at Norwood Hall. It really is like a National trust house.
Anyway, women off reds and men off whites, seniors off Yellows. I asked my PPs if we are going off yellows. It was a deffo no.
Winners got 92 playing off yellows, runner up off yellows 91 lowest Hcap of 24, Us 3rd with 90. Had to chuckle because as soon as we heard the scores me app said “ we should of gone off the yellows”. That aside my game was good but putting was atrocious.
It was hot with a 9.00 am start. There was another shotgun in the afternoon. 90 won it off the whites. Am sure they would of suffered in that heat.
 

rudebhoy

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Seniors away day at Boldon yesterday. Never played it before and wasn't expecting much after reading online reviews. Pleasantly surprised, really nice course in excellent condition. Had read that they had a number of greens vandalised a few months ago - some nasty piece of work had poured diesel on them. Thankfully no trace of that yesterday, greens were in good nick, pretty tricky right enough.

I guess you could call it a bit of a hidden gem.

Played OK for 32 points, weather fantastic, a very enjoyable day.
 
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