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

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Not today, but yesterday evening. First round at my new club (Scarcroft). Started awful, with 5 off the tee! Driving was pooor throughout, but short game and putting was unusually good. Looking forward to the next round
 

murphthemog

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Played in my first 4 ball yesterday since the enforced break. Played to handicap, but don't really judge it by that. It was just so much fun being back in a 4 ball again. We lost on 17, but who cares?

As for slow play, no, it wasn't slow. We started at 10, and were round comforta ly in 3 1/2 hours.
 

rudebhoy

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Started off disasterously today. Duffed my hybrid off the 1st tee, and duffed the 2nd shot (same hybrid) as well. The hybrid has been brilliant since we started back, but decided there and then it had to go on the naughty step.

Went with driver instead for the first time since the restart, it went like a dream. Irons were excellent too. Managed to birdie our par 5 10th after stiffing a 7 iron to 3 feet, first time I've birdied that hole.

Ended up with 39 points. Would have been a lot better if the putter had been working, missed 5 putts from within 5 feet. Oh well, can't have it all!

Really pleased with how I'm playing at present, the enforced lay off seems to have done me good. Very enjoyable round, didn't even notice the torrential rain on the last 4 or 5 holes!
 

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Played in my first 4 ball yesterday since the enforced break. Played to handicap, but don't really judge it by that. It was just so much fun being back in a 4 ball again. We lost on 17, but who cares?

As for slow play, no, it wasn't slow. We started at 10, and were round comforta ly in 3 1/2 hours.
I agree.
We start 4s on Saturday, have a good game arranged and in a big swindle of 4s on Sunday.
Looking forward to it.
 

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I started with three pars ................................................. then totally fell off a cliff.
It was just horrible and I managed to scramble to 20 pathetic points.
Driving, pitching, chipping, putting ................. all just absolute crap.
Hated it!
 

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I started with three pars ................................................. then totally fell off a cliff.
It was just horrible and I managed to scramble to 20 pathetic points.
Driving, pitching, chipping, putting ................. all just absolute crap.
Hated it!
Tough day. Was it a repetitive miss (slice) or was it strke? Unlike you and you're normally more consistent and scoring better even on an off day
 

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Played a 78 year old guy at Ellesborough today, been a member for 41 years and knows the greens like the back of his hand
Mustard short game, hits everything 150 yards straight, never gets into trouble.

Playing matchplay and 50p bits I wasn’t doing too bad, but found myself 5 down after 9 (if playing Stableford I would have had 14 points)

Started a fight back on the back 9 he began to tire and a few mistakes crept into his game, mostly bunker related
Meanwhile I was on fire ended 1 up, took a quid off him and had 22 points, first time I have played to handicap at Ellesborough or anywhere else for a while.

It was an education watching him around the greens, he holed a couple of really long ones on the front 9 and was incredibly close on several others.

YOTF 😎
 

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Played a 78 year old guy at Ellesborough today, been a member for 41 years and knows the greens like the back of his hand
Mustard short game, hits everything 150 yards straight, never gets into trouble.

Playing matchplay and 50p bits I wasn’t doing too bad, but found myself 5 down after 9 (if playing Stableford I would have had 14 points)

Started a fight back on the back 9 he began to tire and a few mistakes crept into his game, mostly bunker related
Meanwhile I was on fire ended 1 up, took a quid off him and had 22 points, first time I have played to handicap at Ellesborough or anywhere else for a while.

It was an education watching him around the greens, he holed a couple of really long ones on the front 9 and was incredibly close on several others.

YOTF 😎
I'm telling you, new home and it's the YOTF
 

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Tough day. Was it a repetitive miss (slice) or was it strke? Unlike you and you're normally more consistent and scoring better even on an off day
A combination of fats and tops, plus I just couldn't get the pace of the greens.
My head wasn't in it because a couple of hours earlier I watched my Wolf being driven away by it's new owner.
I hated that and I hated the golf, but hey ho, I'll get over it.
I must learn not to get so attached to a big lump of metal!
 

saving_par

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Played this afternoon on my own which I don't much care for, could do with the practice ground opening.

Course very quiet but several showers meant waterproofs on and off.

Another round of shoite, pushing it right of start line most of the time apart from 3 big flippy pulls. Putting rubbish so playing more like a 15 hcap as opposed to 5 at present.

Back is not good either, so all parts of my game and body the same as last year...:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
 

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News has just arrived that I've won my mini- league with the leader of the Comp throughout, other than when I beat him on Tuesday to go top by 1 point, has just lost his game in hand 😳

A nice little tickle (£360) will go towards some top steaks & fine wine when the clubhouse reopens for the four of us that took part 🍽🥩🍷

Looking forward to the rest of the season, especially as I’ve had some emails from some clubs today that are still holding their Opens, Hollinwell being the first on June 22nd 🏌🏿‍♂️

#YOTF lll 🐟
 
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Really enjoyable round today... getting used to my new club and played -1 handicap. The biggest plus is I never felt like I played particularly well but I was able to play sensible...

normally I am left thinking why didn’t I take my medicine etc. but feel like I kept it on the short stuff and accepted bogeys out of position.
it feels good doing it off the whites too... lets throw it all away tomorrow in my 10 hole comp off the yellows.
 

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Tee booked for me to have a hit on my own at 4.40pm today - it was pouring at 4pm, but just drizzling lightly as I walked to the club - someone coming the other way said in passing 'rather you than me' - booking in at the shop and it had completely stopped by the time I walked up to the first tee. Didn't see anyone at all ahead or behind me until the fifth and didn't get held up at all (I love ten minute tee times).

Hit my irons better than anytime in the last five years, a help with that was watching Kevin Kisner play against four amateurs on Fore Play youtube channel last night - I'd already suspected in the last week that I hit the ball much more smoothly when i don't try to smash it and watching Kisner the difference in how the amateurs seemed to be trying to hit the ball hard and how little effort he appeared to need to make convinced me that I should deliberately swing smoother - so much more control and the ball was flying at least as far as before.

Very happy with how I'm playing at the moment and that's helped largely by how good the course is just now - greens need to speed up a bit but that will come - apart from that it's everything I want in a course I play regularly, and the fact that golf is pretty relaxed with nobody being stupid is a joy.
 

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A combination of fats and tops, plus I just couldn't get the pace of the greens.
My head wasn't in it because a couple of hours earlier I watched my Wolf being driven away by it's new owner.
I hated that and I hated the golf, but hey ho, I'll get over it.
I must learn not to get so attached to a big lump of metal!
You and I know you're better than that but it's so hard when you aren't in it mentally. I've tried playing 9 after work (before Covid) after a stressful day and the head is still going over everything that happened and what needs doing tomorrow and the swing is quick and jerky and it's a mess. Come back the next day after a calmer day and play like I can. It's a stupid game
 

garyinderry

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Played this afternoon on my own which I don't much care for, could do with the practice ground opening.

Course very quiet but several showers meant waterproofs on and off.

Another round of shoite, pushing it right of start line most of the time apart from 3 big flippy pulls. Putting rubbish so playing more like a 15 hcap as opposed to 5 at present.

Back is not good either, so all parts of my game and body the same as last year...:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
I'm also in a bad way with my back. Played one game so far since golf returned. Missed all the good weather. Hoping to get back out on Sunday. Will have to see. :(
 

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I'm also in a bad way with my back. Played one game so far since golf returned. Missed all the good weather. Hoping to get back out on Sunday. Will have to see. :(
Hope your back loosens up a bit.

Mine is better when I'm fairly active, spending too much time sitting at the moment which it does not like at al.

Got enough swing issues at the moment without subconciously protecting the back which normally means early extention with me :rolleyes:
 

garyinderry

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Hope your back loosens up a bit.

Mine is better when I'm fairly active, spending too much time sitting at the moment which it does not like at al.

Got enough swing issues at the moment without subconciously protecting the back which normally means early extention with me :rolleyes:


I did nothing for 2months then tried a home work out 2 days before my first game to loosen up. Obviously over did it. Played through pain then woke up crippled.

Disaster :(


Feel like I'm closer to being ready. May just have to take the plunge on Sunday and see how it goes.

As you say. Getting it moving again can help.
 
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