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Just a game at 8am with a mate, first out, round in 2hours 30. Drove it pretty well and hit some good putts. Greens still great,will be a shame to dig them all up in two weeks time, but has to be done I suppose.
 

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Just a game at 8am with a mate, first out, round in 2hours 30. Drove it pretty well and hit some good putts. Greens still great,will be a shame to dig them all up in two weeks time, but has to be done I suppose.
Were the same at Dunbar, greens have been absolutely great all year, on Wednesday they were slit tined to around 15 - 20mm and top dressed with fescue, trying to reduce some thatch i believe, no doubt they will be fantastic again soon but were apparently not great for a medal yesterday
 
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Played like two different people today. Started well and posted 21 points for the front 9, then came back in with a disappointing 13 for a total of 34.

Far too many silly mistakes.
 

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Played at Preston with a couple of pals in a split sixes game. After a terrible start (i was 7 over through 4 holes) i didn't play too bad with the exception of my wedges. Anything over a little pitch was resulting in 2 inch deep divots for some reason. New one for me as I don't usually take much of a divot at all.

Anyway, despite being 6 points back at the turn I ended up winning by 7.

Golf certainly wasn't the winner but for once I was.
 

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Drawn comp today, course feeling long with the softer ground, plus the 7th back on normal tees (had been off reds for a while). My FC was receiving 29 shots and was -1 gross after 3! I hung on his coat tails to be +3 after 9, but frustratingly was +6 for remaining 9. A couple of silly 3 putts & a couple of mis hits. Looking like the 38 pts will be 1 behind leader and sitting in 3rd. Oh well was generally pleased with ball striking. Oh and my FC finished with 37 pts.
 

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Played at Preston with a couple of pals in a split sixes game. After a terrible start (i was 7 over through 4 holes) i didn't play too bad with the exception of my wedges. Anything over a little pitch was resulting in 2 inch deep divots for some reason. New one for me as I don't usually take much of a divot at all.

Anyway, despite being 6 points back at the turn I ended up winning by 7.

Golf certainly wasn't the winner but for once I was.
A split sixes game. ?
 

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A split sixes game. ?
Its a great little format for playing in a three ball.

Shots given per hole as in stableford to get a net score for each hole. 6 pts available for each hole and split as below:

Outright winner gets 4 pts,
Clear second gets 2 pts
Loser gets 0pts

If the hole is drawn between three people its 2pts each,
Drawn between 2, 3pts each, 0 for the loser.

If there is a winner and a tied second on a hole the winner gets 4 pts and the two tied players receive a point each.

Sounds complicated but you get the hang of it quickly. Can swing quite quickly as well so you never feel out of it!
 

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Its a great little format for playing in a three ball.

Shots given per hole as in stableford to get a net score for each hole. 6 pts available for each hole and split as below:

Outright winner gets 4 pts,
Clear second gets 2 pts
Loser gets 0pts

If the hole is drawn between three people its 2pts each,
Drawn between 2, 3pts each, 0 for the loser.

If there is a winner and a tied second on a hole the winner gets 4 pts and the two tied players receive a point each.

Sounds complicated but you get the hang of it quickly. Can swing quite quickly as well so you never feel out of it!
Ah, we already play that but we call it 'The Six Pointer'. (y)
 

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Monthly medal today.

Started terribly with a triple on the 1st and 2nd but I rallied hard and was 5 over for the next 16 holes.

Ended up with a net 69 and a top 5 finish. Big lesson learnt today about persevering and not giving up which really could have been easy after that start!
 

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Pairs comp round a very wet Gleneagles Queens today. Had a laugh with a fun couple of guys in our group but my partner and I just didn't dovetail - seemed to birdie the same holes... and bogey the same holes! Both played reasonably well - I was one over on my ball - but we only made 38 pts.

Back tomorrow for more of the same round the PGA Centenary course - hoping to "ham and egg" it better.... and see less rain!
 

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Was a lovely day for golf. Driving once again not great, but able to keep the ball in play. Then on 15 something clicked, then what I was doing in my lesson and on the range for a couple of weeks made an appearance. Hopefully its a sign that permanent improvement is on the way.

Most of the rest of my game was not too bad, got away with a couple of thinish irons, which I didn't mind as it's a product of swing changes.

I just need to trust the changes I'm making and stop trying to 'steer' the ball into play.

81 off the back tees isn't too bad considering I threw in a couple of really silly doubles.
 

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Went round our course with my 28 hcap mate. A bit hungover after a few drinks last night (first ones in ages). There was a match on the first tee so he said we could start on the 12th, weirdly. 12th is our hardest hole though so we didn't mind getting it out of the way first. Sadly I found the ditch just short of the green so had to drop out and started with a double bogey. It ended up being the only double bogey I made all round. Seven pars ten bogeys for a gross of... 80. That's the third time I've shot 80 in the last couple of months, and I'm still yet to break it. 😆 As usual there were two putts that were literally one inch short from dropping. Getting kind of silly now, but hey, at least I played well. 39 points. My mate shot 95 for 37 points too so our hangovers didn't hold us back too much.
 

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Played with the boys today, managed to dodge the rain. Played pretty well, considering I've not played much of late due to caddy jobs. 1 under gross, two bogies 3 birdies, best being a 4 on the 7th out of the fairway bunker. Driving not great on the first 3 holes, but hit my irons pretty well and putted well. Had a caddy job yesterday with a French footballer who had played for Marsielle, PSG and St Etienne, only been playing a year off 9, boy could hit a ball was carrying it 280 plus. Must have been a day for footballers as there was a 4 ball behind of Celtic present and ex behind.
 

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Broke 100 for the 1st time since starting golf 3 months ago. Get a bit of consistency and then onwards to 90!
Congrats! I can still remember the excitement of breaking 100 a few years back after taking up golf in my late 50s. Although I regularly break it now, I cannot quite get down to breaking 90. Hopefully you will do so. Good luck.
 

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A 2 under 70 today, struck the ball very well and it could have been much better as I burned the edge all day.

Perfect conditions to play, flat calm going out and the wind picked up to a 2 club breeze on our backs coming in. Still some run on the fairways but soft enough that you aren't getting the big bounce into trouble so course won't play
any easier.
 

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Pairs comp round a very wet Gleneagles Queens today. Had a laugh with a fun couple of guys in our group but my partner and I just didn't dovetail - seemed to birdie the same holes... and bogey the same holes! Both played reasonably well - I was one over on my ball - but we only made 38 pts.

Back tomorrow for more of the same round the PGA Centenary course - hoping to "ham and egg" it better.... and see less rain!
Weather worse today - started and finished in the dry but got completely soaked for most of the round. It's a long walk and with that, four players unfamiliar with the course, trying to keep gear dry and a wee stop at the halfway house (for a break from the elements as much as anything) it took 5 hours to get round!

I played decent - didn't strike it quite as well as yesterday and missed a couple of fairways but short game was much sharper. Annoyingly, I finished with a bogey after playing a bit of a gung-ho second shot into the green. It really is a hole you need to play as a three shotter despite the relatively short distance but it's just so tempting.

And we completely failed to dovetail again... I was 2 over on my own ball but we only made 36 points. Again, we seem to manage to both bogey the same holes!

This was my first time off the red tees round the PGA and I did find it too short - think I laid up off the tee with a rescue club on 5 or 6 holes and 3 wood on another - but still a decent enough layout.

Anyway, I've settled my Gleneagles rating order - Kings, Queens, PGA
 
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