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

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My 43pts at Camberley Heath in the H4H ‘warm up’ on Thursday. Can’t recall scoring over 40pts before in ‘proper’ comp. Often happens that when I play a course for the first time I play well. I wont bother myself that it could easy have been 46 as I had three 3 putts…I’ll remind myself that if I hadn’t done these three x 3 putts I might not also have had 3 birdies (that’s golf cunning balancing act), though I should have had a fourth on the long par 3 11th where I won nearest the pin and had a very make-able uphill putt.

Well chuffed is an understatement.
 
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Kaz

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Conditions were tough out there, very tough.....

Started raining on the third, got pretty heavy, finally went off as we came down 18. Fair to say we didn't get the best part of the draw!

Wasn't quite on it - slumped to 5 over through 13 and was a wee bit fed up but birdies on 15 and 18, to finish 3 over, salvaged respectability. 18 was particularly pleasing - badly out of position after a loose drive I considered laying up but decided I didn't exactly have a score to protect so took on a risky shot, found the green and canned the 25 foot putt to put the smile back on my face!
 

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Big thanks to Patrick for getting me at Nairn GC today. What a fantastic golf course and the host was an absolute gentleman.
Cracking weather and some good golf. Highlight of the day was my approach shot on the first hole to 3ft for a birdie tap in.
For those who haven't played their it's definitely a bucket list course.
 

davidy233

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Earliest tee time we could get today was 3.30pm on the Ashludie but with heavy rain battering down pretty much all day until 3pm I was quite glad that was the case. Headed out and course was largely empty (not surprising given the rain) drizzle came on a bit on the fourth and fifth holes but after that it was lovely weather. Best I've hit irons this year and pretty solid driving too, enjoyed being out there a lot.

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18th green, Ashludie course, Monifieth Links.
 

Orikoru

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Thursday at Camberley Heath - very poor front nine of 14 points, followed by a vastly improved back nine of 21. Course was nice, bit quirky, I didn't really like the 10th or the 18th though! Had a frustrating habit of hitting putts on line but literally one inch short.

Friday at Blackmoor - found greenside bunkers on the first two holes and only managed double, triple for a cracking start. So another poor front nine of 15 points, followed by an improved back nine of 18. Aside from the 18th where I contacted a nasty case of the duffs. Another lovely course, I maybe preferred it slightly of the two. And I'm glad I didn't embarrass myself on my first forum meet, two pretty decent scores of 35 and 33. I really should address why I'm always better on the back nine though.


Today - went with the wife to Wexham Park for nine holes on their green course. I haven't been there since I was teenager playing with my mum and dad, and I didn't remember many of the holes to be honest. You would think playing for the third day in a row I'd be well practised, but in fact I hit the ball terribly, and my irons even seemed to have lost distance somewhere. Wife reckoned I was just tired. Managed to hack it round in a 9 over par 41. Wife hadn't played for over a week as she injured her back playing tennis, so she had regressed a little bit as well and shot 68 (she's normally around the 60 mark). Our lunch was really nice though.
 

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Played an open at Fortrose today and what a small world drawn with ger147. It wasn't a good sigh when I got out of the car into rain after a morning of nice sunny weather and even less so when told by gerry there was a score of 59 net in from a 16 handicap who had shot 10 under their handicap. That was safe, shot 6 over the front and one over the back, in what was prob a 35 mph wind. That's golf though..played shite, shot a crap score
 

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Played at a friend's course today and played really well shooting a 76 (par 72) which included a run of 13 straight pars (frustrating that there were no birdies but not going to complain).

Hit the ball well and putted really nicely all afternoon with only 1 stupid 3 putt turning a good birdie opportunity in to a bogey.
 

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Played in an open yesterday at north west golf club. 8 of us down and had a great day. It rained for like 4 days straight and stopped a couple of hours before we teed off. Pleasure walking along links turf with dry feet. Greens pure. Sun shining on us for the back 9. This is our group teeing off on 18 with the sun on our back. Great day had by all.

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Played Lundin Links today. I'd never played there before and thought it just shows how many good golf courses we have that this wasn't even on my radar before today. Found it tough in the wind but enjoyed it - long game pretty good but some dodgy short game and course management combined with one seriously unlucky break meant the score wasn't pretty.
 

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Played in a 4bbb Open at Kirkby Lonsdale with a pal. We were steady away and went there with the mentality of just attacking the par 5s to get a few 3 pointers.

We both made a complete horlicks of them and came off them with a combined 3 points across the 4 holes haha.

Still, the sun was shining, the course was in great condition and it was a perfect way to spend a morning.

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Played four holes yesterday evening at dusk, couple of balls, not a sole about. And I can feel, ever so slowly, what I have been working on over the last two months starting to bed in. By which I mean it doesn’t feel weird every time I address the ball, and sometimes it is working well..

Plus I had a blindingly obvious eureka moment…why using my high bounce 54* wedge was not working that well off a mat on an infill temp hole we have, and for some of my short game. I switched to my standard wedge and hey presto…the issues I was having vanished. Just have to dial it down for off the mat as full shot is way too much club or most probably for that shot use my gap/utility wedge - but that’s easy enough to do.

Onwards and upwards…
 
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Seniors match today, the first 8 holes were to and fro, birdies winning five holes and net birdies two, we halved the 9th to turn 1 up.

After that every hole was being halved and the tension was building up until the 17th when they cracked and I won with a shot for net par and a 2 & 1 win.

The team won too for a change, 6-2

I was playing all Dunlop:
  • Dunlop Maxflite laminated 1 & 3 woods, late 1970s
  • Dunlop Maxfli Australian Blades, 2 to PW, approx 1978
  • Dunlop Peter Thomson SW, approx 1973
  • Dunlop Peter Thomson putter, approx 1960
I was even wearing a Dunlop cap. :)
 

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played in a couple of end of season team opens this week, yesterday at my own course, I played really well apart from one hole and had 26 points after the 12 holes we played. Started in a similar vein today at Haydock Park with a couple of pars and a birdie in the first 5 holes but then was far more inconsistent, with a few more pars but also something I cannot remember last doing.. a fresh airt shot, from the fairway, I lined up a 3 wood and then completely missed the ball, didn't even graze it!!
 

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Managed to slip out for 7 holes, haven’t played for a while due to home situation and the wife being overrun with christening photo shoots. I was over on every hole but off the tee was a bit ropey one good drive the others slightly wayward but irons were good and it was just nice to have an opportunity to play. Out the country on business for a week so will be too busy. Then as soon as I am back, wife has another photo shoot and the boy starts half term …
 
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You know those days when all your putts drop instead of finishing an inch short?
Those days when the ball always kicks back to the green?
When the ball bounces off the tree back into the fairway?
The ball hops the bunker?
You thin a shot and it finishes pin high..?

Well, today wasn't one of those days.....:cautious:
 

rudebhoy

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Started like a train this morning, 21 points for the first 8 holes. Then the wheels came off. Blobbed two in a row, and game disintegrated for a few holes. Two lost balls and lots of visits to the sand. Fortunately picked up towards the end.

Ended with 35 points which is ok on what was a blowy morning, but could and should have been much better.
 

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Actually played very well today and scored 41pts.
Handicap has been trending the wrong way recently, hoping for a decent cut tonight! :)

Forgot to mention : Polo shirt and shorts this afternoon .......................... and it's mid October!
 
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BiMGuy

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Tee'd off at 5:20 for 9 holes. Finished 57 minutes later. Couldn't see my drive off the 9th. Luckily it was just right of the fairway.

Managed to shoot 41 with a pair of doubles on the card.

Had a bright idea to completely change the settings on my driver as an experiment. It's fair to say the experiment was a complete failure. Whilst I did apear to gain a tad extra distance, but my I had no idea where the ball was going.
 
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