I played today and..(Rolling) -originally created by JohnnyDee

HomerJSimpson

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Didn’t pull lucky with a random PP yesterday. He has been playing golf for all of 1 week....
2 fresh air shots and 5 hits to get to the fairway on the first. FML!!!
Felt like a very long round
I obviously got lucky with my PP yesterday. Only joined on Friday and it seems the club have randomly allocated a handicap of 28 for all new joiners subject to them putting cards in when the time is right. Turns out he and I worked for the same company (although at different times) and was a decent golfer. It is the luck of the draw. DId they get any better? How long did it take to get round
 

DanFST

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Played today, then got a takeaway pie from my local pub. Almost felt like a normal day!

Hit the ball fantastically recorded my longest drive ever, just everything was starting pointed past the fairway. Putter is obviously broken, a terrible but thoroughly enjoyable 90. Felt great to be back out.
 

Fish

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Played another round in our Matchplay mini-league winning 2-up.

The leader who was unbeaten over 4 rounds before tonight has 12 points, but I’m hot on his tail now with 10. I play the leader on Saturday, so it could be a big day, especially with only 4 rounds/matches left after tonight.
 

richart

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That's decent then after playing a bit iffy on the front. Life in the old(ish) dog yet. If we get the green light for comps this year can you get lower?
Joined the club with an 11.0 handicap, twelve years ago, and now off 10.8. Coming down nicely.;) Think I might have found my level, and at my age it is more about holding onto what you've got.
 
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Yesterday I played with my regular playing partner (kids in the same class at primary school) and as our club has made the move to allow supplemental cards to be submitted I decided to get one in and try and bring my 35 handicap down to a more representative level. I then proceeded to start 8, 7, 6. Carded no fewer than 3 7s but also had some very solid holes and made it round in 97, which for me is about as good as it has ever been - certainly at this club. Something like 41 Stableford points, so hopefully I can start geting the handicap down to non-bandit levels now the courses are in such good condition.
Just logged into my account on the club and the office manager has entered the supplemental card I submitted on Weds onto the system. It's dropped my h'cap from 35 to 31.5. A step in the right direction... :cool:

So I'm new to all of this - does that mean I get 2 shots on the hardest 13 and 1 on the rest?

Edit - I just looked at the record again: it says 'Rev Exact' is 31.5 and 'Rev Play' is 32. So I'll get 2 shots on the hardest 14...

Still not a bad adjustment for one card. A couple more good rounds and I may even make the status of Mctoot the ex-Bandit...
 
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GG26

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First 18 holes today, god I was awful.
6 points on the front 9, 3 lost balls.... improved slightly on the back 9 for 15 points, and another lost ball....
The highlight was a 260 yard drive to an uphill fairway on our par 5 14th which left me 233 yards to the green, hit a decent 3 wood which must have got a bit of run as it finished on the back fringe, eagle putt ran by and I made par. :(

Played a set of Dunlop Tony Jacklin woods and irons from 1971 (hope he doesn't read this, he'll be driving over to my house and demanding them back) with a Dunlop Arnold Palmer putter. All in a vintage bag and on a vintage "Prince" trolley.

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Reaching the par 5 14th in two is impressive striking. From my attempts I've never been nearer than around 150 yards in two.
 

GG26

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Played yesterday afternoon with my lad and persuaded him that he could manage a full 18 holes for the first time ever. I thought that he was going to pack it in after nine as he seemed to lose all his energy on the long par 5 8th, but to be fair he carried on and played the best golf of his life on the back nine scoring 25pts for a total of 37.

Apart from one birdie my round was the worst since last year.
 

rudebhoy

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It was wild out there this morning. Wind blowing a constant 45-50mph.

If it had been pre-lockdown, I wouldn't have bothered playing, but I'm just so glad to be back, I had to go. I wasn't alone either, just about every tee time taken today.

9 holes, 15 points and 2 blobs down to lost balls, not a bad return considering the conditions!
 
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Imurg

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Strong breeze across all bar 1 hole - and that was into it - made it a tad tricky out there today.
The driver was not working..a dose of the lefts
Most of the rest of it worked ok and came off with 14 point from the 9, which considering the wind I'm not u happy with.
Might have to wait until Wednesday for my next game...not sure what I'm going to do.....
 

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I played the same Dunlop Tony Jacklin set with Dunlop Arnold Palmer putter today as I played on Tuesday but had a much better game bar a couple of nightmare holes, 16 out and 18 back for 34.

Having gone through the green on a par 5 on Tuesday for the first time in ages, today I was on the par 5 18th green in two, downwind and downhill drive but I'm still counting it!
The second shot was actually the better, a 5 iron from a side hill lie, missed the eagle but got the birdie.
 

Rlburnside

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It was wild out there this morning. Wind blowing a constant 45-50mph.

If it had been pre-lockdown, I wouldn't have bothered playing, but I'm just so glad to be back, I had to go. I wasn't alone either, just about every tee time taken today.

9 holes, 15 points and 2 blobs down to lost balls, not a bad return considering the conditions!
45mph-50mph is gale force 9, I can hardly think anyone could play golf in that.
 

jim8flog

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The honeymoon is over

first three rounds back all under handicap yesterday back to the occasional wild swing with two lost balls. Mind the rough is now so deep in places you can lose a ball that is only two inches past the first cut.

I quickly gave up looking once for one of mine and once for one of my mates because it was physically dangerous to walk around in it - broken branches and rabbit holes.

One of the things that did make make me smile - the request not to pick up stray balls - well if I have already picked it up to see if it is my ball............
 
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