I have not swung a club for 7 weeks so topping the first tee shot wasn't a surprise, however helped in part by firm fairways, which meant the slightly mis hit shots still went a long way I was pleased with a gross 83 just one over my handicap. We are playing 2 balls at 10 minute intervals and it was a very pleasant round, it was lovely to be back!
Also posted in the gloating golfers thread earlier
Oooo it was nice out there
Course was lush, but windy, but nice sunshine
A certain member who has asked to remain nameless out of huge embarrassment amassed the grand total of 6 points in his 9 holes, losing 3 balls and working hard to achieve his 5 blobs 😂😂
Would you like me to gloat some more?
First time I have played the course in summer conditions, greens were slick, drove pretty well, had 4 par putts which slipped by and blobbed the last, but happy with 14 points,
Plenty to work on and plenty to look forward to
Played yesterday with junior wedge, really nice to get out on the course again. Not too pretty on my part, to say that timing was out would be an understatement. No sign of my usual pull hook, seem to have replaced it with a massive fade . Snuck a couple of pars, but bogeyed most of the rest, bar a couple of doubles. The boy shot a double on the first, and two birdies to come in level gross . There was a lot of laughter and smiling, just really good to get out there, also nice to see a few mates across the fairway. Really enjoyed it.
Out again later today with mrs wedge. Hopefully with a slightly straighter swing on my part
Lovely to be out there, the odd oasis in a desert of rusty blows. Millionaires golf with 10 minute intervals between 2balls, we strolled round in 2 hours 50. Could knock a minute or even 2 off to get more people round without compromising safety, but we'll all get at least a couple of rounds a week, which is fine.
Our booking is opened at 8pm every evening for the one day a week ahead. We did this at first as it was obvious that the servers for the IG system we use would be under heavy load. But in truth - opening up the next day at 8pm gives 9-5 workers an equal chance of getting a slot.
I've see that not only are the peak 7:30am-2:30pm pm tee times fully booked - but just about EVERY tee-time on every day is booked - even the 9 hole tee off times from 5:30pm to 6:50pm. Looks like I can't tee off as a singleton after 6:50pm. I guess that though a bit frustrating - that is sensible. And clearly that time will move later as the evenings become brighter with more later 9 hole slots - and earlier tee times will change from 9 holes to 18 holes.
But we seem to have a very enthusiastic playing membership. Hoping that the Pros monitor number of times individuals are booking tee times during peak hours - the club guidance is only twice over any week - leaving weekend peak times for us lucky sods who are still working '9-5' weekdays.
16.00 tee time , respectable drive down the first , flushed a 4 iron to 3 foot and drained the birdie putt, laughing like a drain at how stupid this game can be be !!
HiD had 36 points and chuffed and I ended up on 33
I found a rake in one of our bunkers yesterday. Obviously put there by someone other than one of the green staff as it was a standard garden rake. Removed by me (committtee member). I did wonder if they had got fed up of carrying it around and were going to pick it up again on the way past on the back nine.