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  1. #61
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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidy233 View Post
    Yep that's me - Scotland and Scotland 21s rather than Dundee this week though
    I don't go but my bro is a season ticket holder but you got a few good ones of us at Palace a couple year back, sure my Bro spoke to you

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Proper winter conditions as I teed off at 8am with clear blue skies and a 2 club cold cutting wind.

    Full course on full greens, a little soft on the front aprons due to a lot of rain in the night but not a puddle in sight.

    Course played extremely long due to the conditions and I was only 1 over handicap on the turn but 3 down 😳. Then my opponent played to level par on the back 9 off 12 and even though I parred 12 & 13, I then lost 5&4 and shook hands on the 14th 😳

    I canít blame the winter conditions, although itís obviously a bit easier going for a green in reg with a 6i with a second shot than a 4i 😟 and his long game was very good today.

    He finished with a gross 77 (nett 65) his first sub 80 so he was chufffed. I was content with my nett 74 in those conditions but was no match for my oponent who chose to have his best day ever against me today.

    Winter conditions are and can be very tough but still enjoyable to play in, but if you donít play well then there an easy excuse to blame for a poor round

    Today the bandit got banditoíd 😜

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    What are ur YouTube plans over the winter? Got to give the masses content?
    Sure the masses aren't that fussed. Working on some leads for some product reviews, will post some practice footage and may get around to filming the linear chipping/pitching method

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Proper winter conditions as I teed off at 8am with clear blue skies and a 2 club cold cutting wind.

    Full course on full greens, a little soft on the front aprons due to a lot of rain in the night but not a puddle in sight.

    Course played extremely long due to the conditions and I was only 1 over handicap on the turn but 3 down 😳. Then my opponent played to level par on the back 9 off 12 and even though I parred 12 & 13, I then lost 5&4 and shook hands on the 14th 😳

    I canít blame the winter conditions, although itís obviously a bit easier going for a green in reg with a 6i with a second shot than a 4i 😟 and his long game was very good today.

    He finished with a gross 77 (nett 65) his first sub 80 so he was chufffed. I was content with my nett 74 in those conditions but was no match for my oponent who chose to have his best day ever against me today.

    Winter conditions are and can be very tough but still enjoyable to play in, but if you donít play well then there an easy excuse to blame for a poor round

    Today the bandit got banditoíd 😜
    What a gubbing but fair play to you for telling us about it, many would have said nothing
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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Winter golf at its best today. After playing both courses at Ballyliffin yesterday I wasn't in a great hurry to return to my wet parkland course. I stood outside this morning and felt a real bite in the air. I put thoughts of playing to the back of my mind.

    An hour or two later I check my whatsapp at there is a litany of messages discussing our home club being closed and decisions being made to meet at our local links about 20 minutes away. North west golf club just outside buncrana. We were one the last groups heading out with enough light to make it round.

    Biting wind on the first but off we went. The weather gave us everything. Wind, splash of rain, a hail shower then plenty of sun drenched holes that showed me the course in a light I'd never seen before. Its a relatively flat course but many bumps and hallows along the way. the shadows cast were absolutely stunning. Pity the camera on my phone could not capture the beauty before my eyes. Only got one nice picture.

    The course itself was immaculate and greens as good as any I've played on this year. A credit to the hardworking ground staff. We play there regularly over winter for some respite from the heavy parkland conditions of our home club. It is never easy to score there as it is tight and the wind is ever present. Strangely today it was the complete opposite direction to what it normally is. Nice to play these holes in a complete different wind.

    Course was packed too so there was plenty of other golfers put enjoying themselves in the winter sun/rain/hail.

    33 points to go with 35 &37 yesterday is a tidy little return for someone not hitting the ball that well and a new driver in the bag that is neigh on uncontrollable (new shaft required)

    Here is a video of the course for those that's never heard of it. a true hidden gem. Can be played for very cheap on golfnow deals.

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by HankMarvin View Post
    What a gubbing but fair play to you for telling us about it, many would have said nothing
    It was a gubbing but I played to buffer and in those conditions I had to be pleased, did I throw some shots away and could have been closer, hell yeah, but sometimes you come up against someone having a purple day, and Iíd have had to of found another 8 shots to beat him 😳

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    It was a gubbing but I played to buffer and in those conditions I had to be pleased, did I throw some shots away and could have been closer, hell yeah, but sometimes you come up against someone having a purple day, and Iíd have had to of found another 8 shots to beat him 
    Seems you enjoyed it and that's what it's all about.
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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    Winter golf at its best today. After playing both courses at Ballyliffin yesterday I wasn't in a great hurry to return to my wet parkland course. I stood outside this morning and felt a real bite in the air. I put thoughts of playing to the back of my mind.

    An hour or two later I check my whatsapp at there is a litany of messages discussing our home club being closed and decisions being made to meet at our local links about 20 minutes away. North west golf club just outside buncrana. We were one the last groups heading out with enough light to make it round.

    Biting wind on the first but off we went. The weather gave us everything. Wind, splash of rain, a hail shower then plenty of sun drenched holes that showed me the course in a light I'd never seen before. Its a relatively flat course but many bumps and hallows along the way. the shadows cast were absolutely stunning. Pity the camera on my phone could not capture the beauty before my eyes. Only got one nice picture.

    The course itself was immaculate and greens as good as any I've played on this year. A credit to the hardworking ground staff. We play there regularly over winter for some respite from the heavy parkland conditions of our home club. It is never easy to score there as it is tight and the wind is ever present. Strangely today it was the complete opposite direction to what it normally is. Nice to play these holes in a complete different wind.

    Course was packed too so there was plenty of other golfers put enjoying themselves in the winter sun/rain/hail.

    33 points to go with 35 &37 yesterday is a tidy little return for someone not hitting the ball that well and a new driver in the bag that is neigh on uncontrollable (new shaft required)

    Here is a video of the course for those that's never heard of it. a true hidden gem. Can be played for very cheap on golfnow deals.

    Looks a lovely course, in a stunning part of the world

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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Go to the course, hit ball until it is in the hole. Or don't.

    If you enjoy it, do it. If you don't, dont.

    Simples. But absolutely no point moaning one way or the other.
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    Re: Winter golf....absolutely pointless...tell me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    Sure the masses aren't that fussed. Working on some leads for some product reviews, will post some practice footage and may get around to filming the linear chipping/pitching method
    Great YouTube Chanel
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