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First qualifier of the year on Sunday (after a night shift with zero sleep)
38pts with a few iffy holes on the back 9 after poor choice due to tiredness. Wee little cut back to 3.4. Apparently the wind made the course quite hard. Never noticed 😆
 

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First qualifier of the year on Sunday (after a night shift with zero sleep)
38pts with a few iffy holes on the back 9 after poor choice due to tiredness. Wee little cut back to 3.4. Apparently the wind made the course quite hard. Never noticed 😆
Good man. What do you do for a living then? Some effort especially off such a low handicap to start with.
 

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Good man. What do you do for a living then? Some effort especially off such a low handicap to start with.
Surveyor on the railway. Was working Oxford way. Didn’t get off track till 6am, Surprisingly didn’t feel tired. (I seem to be okay if I keep up on liquids)
Still not sure how I got a 0.3 cut. No results posted yet, but have been handed the cut.
 

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Surveyor on the railway. Was working Oxford way. Didn’t get off track till 6am, Surprisingly didn’t feel tired. (I seem to be okay if I keep up on liquids)
Still not sure how I got a 0.3 cut. No results posted yet, but have been handed the cut.
Take the cut and any win or top three is a bonus after that. Maybe think about a power boost for the last few holes to keep the concentration going all the way round. Still impressive though
 

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Finished second today, but no doubt weather will be better tomorrow and will slip down the field. No handicap cut before tomorrow’s 1/4 final of winter league.
All the results from the March medal sudenly disappeared off the club website yesterday, and have reappeared today showing the CSS has increased from 70 to 72 on the day I played. I have therefore been cut to 11 !
 

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Just played in the Midweek roll up, no expectations as was feeling mentally crap. Put a new 3 wood into play today set at 14°, front half +2, back half - 1, 73 gross for 43 points and little win of the money. Bought lads I played with a beer and put rest in the H4H charity pot, just seemed right thing to do today. Course was in great condition and greens couldn't be better just in time for the season ahead. Just need to convert these sort of rounds into the qualifier rounds which I've not been doing. But today's golf has Certainly cheered me up now going to enjoy a nice sunny afternoon off.
 

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21 points on the front 9, mainly thanks to leaving the driver on the bag, and just hitting my 5 iron off the tee.

Took the driver out on the 10th, promptly duffed it. Put it back in the bag where it stayed for the rest of the round.

Ended up with 41 points which I reckon is my best ever score when playing on the proper set up as opposed to forward tees / temp greens in the winter. Still not enough to win as one of my 4 ball got 42, grrr!!!
 
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Played at Stoke Park with Fragger, CVG and CVG's mate Chris.
Fragger' acquired a voucher in an auction at Xmas and the day included £30 in the restaurant after...good job too as it was mighty pricey!!
The golf was ok.
Not much more, not much less.
It was very soft and the greens were, to be honest, a bit poor. They'd been fined a while back and we're still obviously recovering. They were anything but smooth and they were very slow.
Didn't have a good front 9 scoring wise without actually playing badly - just couldn't score..
Back 9 was better and played to handicap and walked off with 29 points, well behind Chris with 35 but, most importantly, ahead of the others.
Pace was good on the front but slower on the back.
All in all, it was nice to play there but I'm glad it didn't cost too much because the £85 normal green fee is too much at this time of year and, unless it improves dramatically, £115 midweek and £180 at weekends is stupid money for what was a decent, but not much more than that, course. Fragger got the voucher for £250 so the day cost £62.50 each with nearly half of that for food.
Still, another new course ticked off the list but I don't think any of us will be rushing back to pay that sort of cash.
 

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Played at Stoke Park with Fragger, CVG and CVG's mate Chris.
Fragger' acquired a voucher in an auction at Xmas and the day included £30 in the restaurant after...good job too as it was mighty pricey!!
The golf was ok.
Not much more, not much less.
It was very soft and the greens were, to be honest, a bit poor. They'd been fined a while back and we're still obviously recovering. They were anything but smooth and they were very slow.
Didn't have a good front 9 scoring wise without actually playing badly - just couldn't score..
Back 9 was better and played to handicap and walked off with 29 points, well behind Chris with 35 but, most importantly, ahead of the others.
Pace was good on the front but slower on the back.
All in all, it was nice to play there but I'm glad it didn't cost too much because the £85 normal green fee is too much at this time of year and, unless it improves dramatically, £115 midweek and £180 at weekends is stupid money for what was a decent, but not much more than that, course. Fragger got the voucher for £250 so the day cost £62.50 each with nearly half of that for food.
Still, another new course ticked off the list but I don't think any of us will be rushing back to pay that sort of cash.
Also some of the bunkers are huge with quite steep banks and no obvious way in, apart from jumping, which makes getting out a bit of a faff.

Also some bunkers have only one way in , and if your ball is at the far end, you then have to backtrack and rake 25 yards of sand, which slows things down a tad.

An ok place to play, you are obviously paying for the ambience,and the exclusiveness of the Stoke Park Brand and there is no denying the quality of the facilities.

Some outstanding holes, but as Imurg said the greens were pretty average.

Can’t argue with £32.50 for a round there, but hard to justify the normal midweek winter fee of £85.
 
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Played at Stoke Park with Fragger, CVG and CVG's mate Chris.
Fragger' acquired a voucher in an auction at Xmas and the day included £30 in the restaurant after...good job too as it was mighty pricey!!
The golf was ok.
Not much more, not much less.
It was very soft and the greens were, to be honest, a bit poor. They'd been fined a while back and we're still obviously recovering. They were anything but smooth and they were very slow.
Didn't have a good front 9 scoring wise without actually playing badly - just couldn't score..
Back 9 was better and played to handicap and walked off with 29 points, well behind Chris with 35 but, most importantly, ahead of the others.
Pace was good on the front but slower on the back.
All in all, it was nice to play there but I'm glad it didn't cost too much because the £85 normal green fee is too much at this time of year and, unless it improves dramatically, £115 midweek and £180 at weekends is stupid money for what was a decent, but not much more than that, course. Fragger got the voucher for £250 so the day cost £62.50 each with nearly half of that for food.
Still, another new course ticked off the list but I don't think any of us will be rushing back to pay that sort of cash.
did you see James Bond or Auric Goldfinger ?
 

HomerJSimpson

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Played at Stoke Park with Fragger, CVG and CVG's mate Chris.
Fragger' acquired a voucher in an auction at Xmas and the day included £30 in the restaurant after...good job too as it was mighty pricey!!
The golf was ok.
Not much more, not much less.
It was very soft and the greens were, to be honest, a bit poor. They'd been fined a while back and we're still obviously recovering. They were anything but smooth and they were very slow.
Didn't have a good front 9 scoring wise without actually playing badly - just couldn't score..
Back 9 was better and played to handicap and walked off with 29 points, well behind Chris with 35 but, most importantly, ahead of the others.
Pace was good on the front but slower on the back.
All in all, it was nice to play there but I'm glad it didn't cost too much because the £85 normal green fee is too much at this time of year and, unless it improves dramatically, £115 midweek and £180 at weekends is stupid money for what was a decent, but not much more than that, course. Fragger got the voucher for £250 so the day cost £62.50 each with nearly half of that for food.
Still, another new course ticked off the list but I don't think any of us will be rushing back to pay that sort of cash.
A fairly decent assessment of the place. A very nice ambience and history about the place but once it came to the course I was a little underwhelmed. I played it at the other end of the season and so the greens were much smoother but again the pace was a little slower than I expected. I bypassed the restaurant so can't comment on the prices or the quality.
 

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Nothing amazing, nothing terrible, just steady golf and 36 points.

I went out with the sole intention of just performing my pre shot routine for every single shot, which I did.
 
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1st time out since hurting my back about 3 months ago. 15 holes after being stuck behind 2 separate 4 balls that took forever to wave me through.

Only hit 1 out of 15 fairways.

Lost 2 in the water at the last.

And somehow still had 30 points for the 15
 

garyinderry

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32 points at an open at portsallon. Fairly windy and battling hooks for the first 7 holes.

5 3putts one being a 4putt bogey the lowlights.

Highlight nearly holing out for an ace on the 10th. 6 inch bird.
 
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