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

IainP

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Our 9th is a tricky par 3, around 190 with water all along the right. I've played with golfer C a few times and tends to find the water or hit a worldie. Today short left, & says "well at least not wet". Chunks the pitch into the bunker, then over-shoots into the penalty area! I'm nearby and can see the ball sitting on a reed bed. Golfer B has one of those ball retriever thingies (to keep to forum stereotyping he is a senior 🙂) so says to grab it from his bag. Golfer C attempts to retrieve the ball, but the retriever comes apart! Feeling guilty he drops into the hazard, seeing a firmish bit by the edge to try to retrieve the retriever 😁. Not entirely sure what went next, but then see him coming out the other side of the water, trousers wet right to upper thighs! 😯 Never a dull moment!😅
 

IainP

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As to the golf, my 3rd week playing matchplay against the course. Last two weeks I've bodged the last to lose 2 down. Today after winning 17 I play the last all square. After 2 good blows I peach my 3rd, great line and expecting a birdie chance, but went 10 or so yards long 1🤨Thankfully made the par to half.
Hit several small draws today which was sort of this year's project, really pleased.
Course holding up pretty well for inland parkland (lift & clean often needed), comp tees still out & greens rolling well.
 

IanM

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Played St Pierre with my wife today. Hardly a breath of wind and still mild for November. Course in decent nick for the time of year too.

Two bad holes and rest really good. That's the recent norm. I need to find a 16 hole golf course!!
 

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35pts today with 2 blobs but felt I played even worse, was a bitterly cold wind out there on the estuary today though which made for some interesting clubbing decisions.

Felt like proper winter golf out there for the first time.
 

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Rare Sunday game for me, pretty cold with a biting northerly wind. Judging my what the guys were saying might not be playing much next week as snow on the way. Not that bad for me ... fat biking in the snow is great fun
 

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Got my wife on my course for nine holes this afternoon. Played 1 to 6 and then walked over to 14-15-16 as 7-8-9 I thought would be a bit too long and a hard slog for her.

She struggled a bit because it's been two weeks since she hit a ball unfortunately. She had three decent holes but six bad ones where she couldn't really strike the ball. Course is a bit less forgiving than some of the nine holers we've been playing as well of course. On three shots per hole Stableford she only managed 7 points sadly.

I bogeyed seven of the holes, parred one and doubled the last one which was annoying. Same as yesterday really, driver really good, putting abysmal and everything in between just alright really. I totalled myself as 15 points but then I realised because we played the three holes where I don't normally get a shot, I effectively only had six shots for the nine holes. The worst aspect was that I shot 40 with 21 putts! What on earth kind of statistic is that. Shocking. Over 50% of my shots were made with a putter. Ridiculous.
 

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Rare Sunday game for me, pretty cold with a biting northerly wind. Judging my what the guys were saying might not be playing much next week as snow on the way. Not that bad for me ... fat biking in the snow is great fun
Oooh what fat bike have you got?

Apologies to everyone else for going briefly off topic!
 

Bdill93

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40 pointer yesterday! - Gross 82.

Chipping felt like an absolute mess and the driver wasnt the best behaved yet its my second best ever round!

A bit gutted I didnt start the round in EG before tee off as that would have dropped my HI into the 15's for the first time - but its a shot saved for winter golf!! #bandit
 

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Decent enough ball striking round. Comp on Saturday off the yellows and made the schoolboy error of starting with a birdie (knocked it to 5 foot). Always the kiss of death. I was actually four better than handicap walking off the 5th green and then had two silly holes to put me back to level 2's. Couple of poor shots on the back nine to post 32 but scoring not great throughout the field. Sunday roll up yesterday. Similar story and hit the ball well but failed to make it count and a couple of errors led to no score holes and 31 off the whites. Only one player beat 36 points so again a tough scoring day. Happy in general with my ball striking but need to cut out some silly errors
 

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Salsa mucluc 4.8 tyres
Nice, I always really fancied a salsa beargrease. Ended up getting an on one fatty trail as a stop gap between "proper" mountain bikes but I've still got it 5 years later, great fun for pootling about on. Although its sand rather than snow that it sees most often around here.
 

patricks148

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Nice, I always really fancied a salsa beargrease. Ended up getting an on one fatty trail as a stop gap between "proper" mountain bikes but I've still got it 5 years later, great fun for pootling about on. Although its sand rather than snow that it sees most often around here.
I use mine most of the time tbh, I like the extra resistance the big tyres produce. Been on the beach a few times, though that involves getting in the car to drive to the decent places up here. Did a lot of snow riding last winter on my Genesis F B, but that only has 3 wide tyres. Looking forward to trying the mucluc in the snow this year. Ride with a group base's I the cairngorm and there's so great trails down there.
 

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Nice day out by the welsh sea, mountains and castle. Played good tee to green, putting and chipping rubbish, killing my scores.

Found six balls, losy one, hit it into the sun and it never came back.:whistle:
 
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Out with a bloke I've never played with today. What a brilliant day. He was awesome. Story after story, ups and downs of life. I played bluddy brillant golf as he took my mind off what I was doing. THree over after 9. It was like shelling peas, so flippin' easy. Then my amazing ball striking caught me out as I hammered a ball miles with my hybrid dead straight OOB when I'm usually 20 meters short. Then hammered a drive down 13, it was flying.....but caught the left hand tree branches at 210 meters. Grrrrr. I never recovered. Even another perfect drive down 18 bounced into a bunker I'm usually well short of.
But all of this did not matter as this 80 yo fella was extremely complimentary about my game and company and refused my offer to buy the drinks afterwards and insisted he bought them. We've swapped numbers as he was insistent we would play together on another day.

What a brilliant day!!!!
 
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Played 9 yesterday and broke 50 for the first time. Playing to my handicap would have been 52 and I shot a 47, gross +11......I am absolutely elated! 2 key things for me:

- First real success hitting hybrids off the tee. I've been working hard on that, and keeping the ball in play with an extra 20-50yards on top compared to a 5iron made things a lot easier!
- I had 2 or 3 'par' putts (usually a 6 on a p4 or a 7 on a p5 for me) ~4-8ft in length which I made, they felt big in terms of keeping momentum and a bit of confidence rolling onto the next hole.

Clearly not an impressive score in the grand scheme of things but for me, it was absolutely huge. Gutted I only had time for 9 as felt like breaking 100 for the first time was on.
 
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