just done my second round and.......

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knocked 22 off my first round score. i know 118 isnt going to impress many but i'm over the moon. :rolleyes:. just a couple of questions...why is there a bell on the course and why is it rung? and also if i swing at a ball on a tee and make no contact with the ball but whip the tee from under it can i re tee it or do i play it where it is and does it count as a first shot or second shot?? the club never touched the ball. many thanks guys and i wish you all a happy new year.
 

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well done mate i used to shoot that sort of score regular .
where you from again? i have only just starterd oneputting more often, because my chipping has got better it knocks loads off your score believe me ! well done again!
 

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well done mate i used to shoot that sort of score regular .
where you from again? i have only just starterd oneputting more often, because my chipping has got better it knocks loads off your score believe me ! well done again!
i'm from atlantis.......originally called hull !!
 

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There are no shortage of bells on my course....it's so the group behind know you are out of range! (when it isn't easy to see the group in front because of trees, hills, general course blindness....)

If you tee the ball up, make your swing and completely miss it, (regardless) it counts as a shot....sorry!

Dave
 

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Our course has 2 bells however one of them is due to a dip on the hole (par 5) which is a bit of a no brainer when we have a couple of doglegs which are harder to gauge and are close enough to go over the corner.
 

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Tim, just a quick percentages question, how many fairways did you hit off the tee with your driver out of interest, Ive found if the driver is a bit off on any given day, I usually give it a few holes to sort itself out or else move onto the 5wood. Fairways = easier shots to the green.
The amount of times Ive been stymied behind a tree round my home course is unreal, these days its not so bad as the driver stays in the bag longer, not necessarily its fault either, just better course management.
 

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out of 15 i hit 13 one ended in a lake the other behind a tree. the par threes i attempted two with a five wood and got very close to being on the green and one with a rescue club as its like a corridor of trees and i hit one !!
 

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The amount of times Ive been stymied behind a tree round my home course is unreal,

I know about this! at my old course the worst that seemed to happen was I had to negotiate a small tree or had to play left or right of the green and play for a safe bogey.

At my course, someone (I know who) has decided the only way to design a course is to plant a double line of trees down the rough either side of adjacent holes. They start from 50 yds forward from the tee and go to 50 yds short of the green. I don't object to trees as such, but end up in this "track" of parallel trees and you are guaranteed no forward shot. No forward shot = chipping out sideways. Chipping out sideways = miss the green and face a double bogey for being 8 yds off the fairway. ARGHHH....

I have played many a course where there's at least a 50% chance of progressing towards the green....not at mine.
I'd rather mix it up a little, have a few tight holes (sure) and have some well-bunkered holes and maybe a few with narrow fairways at 240-280, that would be good.

I played at Royal Lytham and missed a good few fairways, never had any problems scrambling a bogey. ????

Dave
 
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