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

HomerJSimpson

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Had a great round today, matching my best previous score of 85.

Was only three over gross stood on the 9th tee including a three putt from 20ft on the 6th. Parred 10, and then three putted both 11 and 12 from just 10ft in each case. Then my first ever back to back birdies on 14 and 15, the first with a 20ft putt and the second with a tee shot to 10 inches from the cup. Was looking good to set a new low score for me, but loose play on 16 resulted in a 7, parred 17 and took an 8 on our par five 18th after pulling my drive an losing the ball. Felt a low score was coming and there is definitely scope for even better.
Good scoring and well done on the back to back birdies. Great too that you feel there is still room for improvement. Cut out those silly mistakes and you'll break 80
 

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Today witnessed the inaugural Battle of Watford South, as old Mr Traminator hosted young Orikoru San at the venerable Northwood GC.

Never been known for his negotiating skills, Traminator suggested a friendly matchplay and gave his young guest a friendly stroke allowance based on the latter's alleged recent form.
After missing 3 makeable birdie 🐦 putts to be level par after 4, Traminator found himself already 2 down as Orikoru came out the blocks in blistering fashion, birdieing the 1st and parring several more to take a handsome lead at the turn.

A mini fightback looked on, but after finding a bunker on 13 and a bush on the 14th, it was all over 6&4 and all the old man could do was take solace in the tin of beer handily stored in his bag.

A lovely day was had by all. 😊
A very enjoyable round and thanks again for the invitation! A shot a hole was a tad generous in hindsight, but I'm sure neither of us expected me to do the front nine in 3 over! Back nine in +11 was more typical, but 85 gross / 38 points was a very good round for me overall. Good weather, good company and good golf. (y)
 

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Played absolute rubbish this morning. started with an 8 (+4) after flushing a drive behind a tree, then got into it until I totally fell apart from 7 to 11 (8 was OK). I lost 5 balls in that stretch, used a found proV1 and drove it straight into somewhere on the 12th, then another ball I drove crawling along the fairway for 70 yard.
13 is a par 3 on the way to the car park so I played that and walked in from there. Not nursing a found ball for 5 holes when the drive is gone and I just lost more than a handful in 5 holes.

I played some absolute amazing shots as well, just not when expected. I had a handful of shots that went 15 yards further than they should have gone, twice overshooting a green, once running into a fairway bunker and twice for nothing which left me just a little nearer that I would have been.


Maybe 3 days in a row are too much at the moment. Will get a half hour chipping lesson Wednesday or Thursday, then back again on the weekend.
 

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Played absolute rubbish this morning. started with an 8 (+4) after flushing a drive behind a tree, then got into it until I totally fell apart from 7 to 11 (8 was OK). I lost 5 balls in that stretch, used a found proV1 and drove it straight into somewhere on the 12th, then another ball I drove crawling along the fairway for 70 yard.
13 is a par 3 on the way to the car park so I played that and walked in from there. Not nursing a found ball for 5 holes when the drive is gone and I just lost more than a handful in 5 holes.

I played some absolute amazing shots as well, just not when expected. I had a handful of shots that went 15 yards further than they should have gone, twice overshooting a green, once running into a fairway bunker and twice for nothing which left me just a little nearer that I would have been.


Maybe 3 days in a row are too much at the moment. Will get a half hour chipping lesson Wednesday or Thursday, then back again on the weekend.
Is that because of the summer conditions? I've had three rounds since lockdown and it has been weird without the usual adjustment period from winter to summer. It's like all of my long and mid range shots are suddenly 30 yards longer, as they stay in the air longer and then bounce and roll much further.
 

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Did him today good & proper
19-18 up after 9
Birdie on the 10th
He fought back to level on the 18th tee at 30 points each

He had some bucket & spade issues while I got a nice par to finish on 33 points

It was simply beautiful out there today and teeing off at 8 am was perfect
 

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Did him today good & proper
19-18 up after 9
Birdie on the 10th
He fought back to level on the 18th tee at 30 points each

He had some bucket & spade issues while I got a nice par to finish on 33 points

It was simply beautiful out there today and teeing off at 8 am was perfect
YOFT - Year of the Fragger - believe it folks
 

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Is that because of the summer conditions? I've had three rounds since lockdown and it has been weird without the usual adjustment period from winter to summer. It's like all of my long and mid range shots are suddenly 30 yards longer, as they stay in the air longer and then bounce and roll much further.
Not sure. I think it was down to strike. For example, a 95 yard PW on an 85 yard pin, I hit it a little softer, and it goes 115. A 75 SW I ripped it just to see and it goes 95, all air, no roll. My 7i should go 135 but twice went 150, but with roll on that.
Unfortunately my strike is just too inconsistent because they are as likely to just duff 80 yards along the ground.
 
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Did him today good & proper
19-18 up after 9
Birdie on the 10th
He fought back to level on the 18th tee at 30 points each

He had some bucket & spade issues while I got a nice par to finish on 33 points

It was simply beautiful out there today and teeing off at 8 am was perfect
No mention of the "inadvertent gamesmanship " then..........
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Looks a very cool set. Can you take a photo of the bag too.
Here you go Gary, and a couple of better pictures of the clubs too.
(See the Kro-Flite Dynamiter, made for me!)

Well all that chipping practice during the lockdown was a total waste of time, must have thrown 8 shots away due to chipping yips today.
25 points. :cautious:

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garyinderry

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Here you go Gary, and a couple of better pictures of the clubs too.
(See the Kro-Flite Dynamiter, made for me!)

Well all that chipping practice during the lockdown was a total waste of time, must have thrown 8 shots away due to chipping yips today.
25 points. :cautious:

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Cool. Old school trolly to boot.

My dad has a similar one gathering dust in the garage.

I also think my brother made a go-kart out of one many years ago. Hes 53 now. Haha
 

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Better. Just but better. Hit a few balls and got out for nine holes. Still way down on distance and struggling to take my lesson on the course but not as abject as Sunday. One conclusion though, we need some serious rain. Very hard and fiery and a couple of the fairways that suffered a couple of summers back are starting to look a little dry and short of grass
 

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Out again after yesterday’s good round, but didn’t start so well with a 7 on the second. Improved to be net 7-under on the 17th tee, before finishing 8, 9!! Just need to cut out those two or three poor holes each round.
 
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