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

timd77

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Club stableford comp yesterday, usual 95% of handicap, played really well and was on 29 points after 14 holes. ‘I’m winning this’ I thought. Limped home with a point on each of the last 4 holes. Annoying game.
 

harpo_72

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Got out tonight after work for a cheeky 18, was thinking 9 then, 12 but got to 16 and thought why not finish.
Result was 1 under playing handicap, with a birdie and a treble bogey. Irons were a bit poor, I was forcing them. Played with a 7 club set up and the golf ball has now completed at least 56 holes .. starting to look a bit ropey now.
 

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Played a persimmon and blades classic club day at Flempton GC along with @Voyager EMH
I played a 1930s coated shaft combination:
  • Driver, Brassie and Spoon by Laurie Auchterlonie
  • 1 to 8 irons, Ben Sayers "Parex" model (53 degree 8 iron for those interested in loft creep)
  • Donaldson "Pinfinder putter
I've not mentioned my score, and there's a good reason for that.....


 

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Played a persimmon and blades classic club day at Flempton GC along with @Voyager EMH
I played a 1930s coated shaft combination:
  • Driver, Brassie and Spoon by Laurie Auchterlonie
  • 1 to 8 irons, Ben Sayers "Parex" model (53 degree 8 iron for those interested in loft creep)
  • Donaldson "Pinfinder putter
I've not mentioned my score, and there's a good reason for that.....


Those irons look suspiciously like an early model set of Ping 'shovels' 😉🤣
 

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Was meant to play in the Daily Mail Foursomes qualifier yesterday.

Thought my tee time was 9:34 but getting a message from my playing partner at 8:31 asking where I was as we were meant to be teeing off in 3 minutes was not how I'd pictured the day going. DOH!
 

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Shot 89 at Test Valley. First time i've played there. Tis a nice course with some interesting holes. Greens were in excellent condition whilst the fairways were really firm despite all the recent wet weather. A good course for the winter methinks.
 
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Imurg

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Played very solidly today.....until the 17th and 18th...

33 points from 16 holes, 2 2s - 1st was a 25 foot putt, 2nd was a 20 footer, plenty of pars..
17th tee....pushed one right into the trees. Sometimes you get lucky and the ball runs down the slope back into play..obviously I don't have FraggerLuck and it stayed out.
Blob
18th tee..glorious drive, good second...rank 9 iron, pulled long and left, managed to get it on the green but 3 putted
Blob..
Oh what might have been...
Still..getting 10 shots tomorrow.
Oh, and we were out there over 4 hours because the 3 ball in front wouldn't let us through because they were in the rollup.....:mad::rolleyes:
 

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Played a persimmon and blades classic club day at Flempton GC along with @Voyager EMH
I played a 1930s coated shaft combination:
  • Driver, Brassie and Spoon by Laurie Auchterlonie
  • 1 to 8 irons, Ben Sayers "Parex" model (53 degree 8 iron for those interested in loft creep)
  • Donaldson "Pinfinder putter
I've not mentioned my score, and there's a good reason for that.....


And I will confirm that for me also it was not at all about the score.
Played with 1980s Merit persimmons and 1961 Forgan irons 2-10 plus a 1976 Maxfli SW. I described my putter to my playing partners as a "junk yard dog".
My 9-iron is 49 degrees and 10 iron 54 degrees. Perfect.

Made some new golfing nutcase acquaintances and had a marvellous day in great company.
Prizes were given out and @Crow received a bottle of red from the organiser for simply being a great chap - though he is far too modest to mention this, of course. So I will and I have.
 
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Crazyface

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Scored 14 points off only 5 holes on the front nine. Four blobs when it would be easier to get a par, honestly! Things picked up on the back nine with 18 points, but could have had a lot more.
 

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Had the pleasure of playing Tandridge today with a good friend who is also a client so it’s gone on expenses.

My first tee shot is probably still rolling down the A25 so the driver stayed in the bag and it was 3 wood from then on.

19 points on the front followed by 20 on the back nine.

Missed 2 fairways with the 3 wood and got some absolute belters with it so the driver is being sold.

The 4 course carvery was fantastic although I’ll need maternity trousers now.

Next stop is Surrey downs next Tuesday
 

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Played hickory s around the 9 hole at nairn this morning, hit it pretty well considering it was my first hit with them I a while. One of the boys was a hickory virgin, he hit it pretty well considering, hit some great shots, FYI the Doc and I got humped.
 

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Played in an Open today, parred 7 of the first 8 holes but then annoyingly messed up 3 par 5s after being in good position after 2 shots on each of them. Very simlar to Monday when I parred 6 on the front nine then messed up 3 par 5s on the back.
 

harpo_72

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Got 9 in tonight started with a pull and finished the hole with a birdie , but then it was a bit of a bogey fest. But it was nice to be out there and that AD333 played another 9 holes .. I think it has 65 now
 

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Had a scary experience today; playing the 7th I had an 8 iron to the green, made a swing and the club suddenly felt like, to quote Geoffrey Boycott, "a stick of rhubarb".

I quickly realised that the head had become detached and, with the club collectors sixth sense, I managed to follow the head rather than the ball and saw where it landed in the rough. Luckily nobody was nearby but it made me think.
Even more extraordinarily, the ball finished hole high on the fringe and I made par.

I'll strip the whole set of irons down and re-glue the heads as if one has gone then the glue on the others might also be dodgy. Although I suspect that the 8 iron might have been re-shafted at some point as there are plier marks on the ferrule.

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Imurg

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A better round yesterday...Still marred by a couple of poor shots that lead to doubles...
The middle 14 holes were as solid as I can remember, scoring 31 points including another 20 foot birdie...
First 2 and the last 2 were somewhere between poor and rank - al, caused by 1 poor shot on each hole.
There's a low one coming soon....
 

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I played well by my standards of the last couple of months. I drove the ball a lot better but still pulled a few. 19 points on the front nine with some real hard luck putts That never dropped. Back nine I never got a single 2 pointer but a blob,1 ‘s, 3’s and a 4 pointer. Finished with 37 points in the Last Q comp of the year. The par 3’s. Of the four holes I parred three and got a birdie on a 175 yarder. I thought 37 points was respectable. The winner got 50 points playing off 14 😳 that’s -14 shooting level par 😳
 

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I played well by my standards of the last couple of months. I drove the ball a lot better but still pulled a few. 19 points on the front nine with some real hard luck putts That never dropped. Back nine I never got a single 2 pointer but a blob,1 ‘s, 3’s and a 4 pointer. Finished with 37 points in the Last Q comp of the year. The par 3’s. Of the four holes I parred three and got a birdie on a 175 yarder. I thought 37 points was respectable. The winner got 50 points playing off 14 😳 that’s -14 shooting level par 😳
Thats WHS for you, just got to love it :ROFLMAO:
 
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