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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.
 

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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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Gross 77 with a triple on the card......
Index down to 7.1 from 8.4 3 weeks ago so can't complain.
Nice 3 footer for birdie on the 13th par 3.
Pretty solid all the way round except the 5th.
Tee shot kick wildly into a bunker that hadn't been raked - the ball was in a juicy big heel print:rolleyes:
Got it out but found a terrible lie in deepish rough and couldn't get the club to the ball..
2 chips and 2 putts later and I've shot 6 on a par 3.......
 

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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.
Well played! A great achievement when you're trying to improve! Next stop breaking 100!
 

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Moved onto the winter course this week so effectively off the ladies tee,s, weather forecast this week so far has not arrive.... yet. One shower, but only lasted a couple of minutes. Hit it poorly off the tee and even stuck it on the beach off the first, which ended up so far tight I needed a 6 iron just to get back in play 🤣. Irons were pretty good and putted OK. Winter golf though so it's was nice to get out
 
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9 holes and a bucket today. Bunkers all topped up and I was splashing out but I was just coming out too hard and I just couldn’t regulate it.
Otherwise strike was great. At the range went to hit the 7 wood to see if I could get some control. Which I did but it was funny as I hit the 150 yard maker 2 times in a row then pulled one left .. then hit it again twice and changed clubs .. finished with 2 sand wedges hitting the 100yard marker .. very amusing but what happens on the range stays on it
 
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Went to the South Buckinghamshire for a mates birthday. Got our old four ball back together, including the guy who barely ever plays anymore (second time this year). We were started on the 10th because the greenkeepers needed to time to finish some work on the front nine or something.

I started off really well, had 13 points after six holes, but then blobbed the next one after a decent 7 wood was only a little way right, but I had to chip off some bare mud over a bunker, and failed. One-pointed the next two holes as well for a disappointing 15 points out.

My second nine was a lot tidier with plentys of 4s, unfortunately backed up by 6s rather than 5s. I actually think I played well for most of the day, but shots were lost due to it being winter golf really. A muddy lie making chipping difficult here, a fat shot from the damp muddy rough there. 'Tis what it is. 17 points for that nine, 32 points total, could have been better, but on the upside at least I broke 90 with an 89. I came second on the points as our bandit 28 capper mate got 38, but I had the best gross of the four and that's what really counts, right? 👀 Putting was improved anyway, actually holed a couple of nice ones for once.
 
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Out for nine holes at lunchtime. Ball running fine, fairways firm but not summer firm, not a hint of mud or leaves, and greens much quicker than I expected.

We are doing something interesting this winter to give the normal hole locations a rest - our pins are all on the edges of the green (as close as a couple of metres at times).

Shot 41 again, 5x4s, 3x5 and a silly six that included two chunked chips - seems to be my favourite gross total for nine holes at the moment, I think I've shot that in each of my last few outings. My irons are the best they've been all year just now.

First time it's felt really cold (5° C) with only a light breeze - disadvantage of using the lightweight 'Sunday' bag is that there's nowhere to put spare clothing and all the other stuff I could have done with (hand warmers, mitts etc.) - advantage is obviously light weight.
 
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Looked at the forecast for Saturday. Looks grim. Sunday not looking much better with heavy frost due. Won't be playing if we're on temps Sunday but think Saturday will be more than enough of a challenge. Anyone else gearing themselves for a toughie
Saturday looks chilly here - 20-35mph winds and getting no higher than 3° C but otherwise dry and OK.
 
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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
Well done, good golf!
 
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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!!!!
For me, this right here is what golf is all about!
 
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