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

Orikoru

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Well I've just got back after legging it off the course from thunder & lightning! We managed to get 15 holes in though. A pretty good slow and steady round for me, a lot of bogeys, snuck a few pars in towards the end so I managed 30 points for 15 holes, right on handicap. Pleased with how my consistency of not hitting too many horror shots seems to be improving. That's four rounds back since lockdown, and in three of them I've played to handicap or better. I could've holed more putts today too but they just didn't drop for me.

Hit my new F9 5 wood today. Complete baptism of fire, cellophane off and hit it for the first time on the third tee - and absolutely smashed it. Struck perfectly in the centre of the face, little draw that saw me up the left side of the fairway, exactly what you want for the hole. I hit it again on the 6th tee and another absolute cracker. Tried one off the deck on the 7th, wasn't the best lie and I didn't catch it great but it was quite a forgiving bad one. Finally hit it on 9th tee, and pushed it slightly down the right but still a good strike otherwise. Honeymoon period of course but delighted with it on first impression, had a really nice feel to it and seemingly easy enough to hit for me, someone who's never fully got on with woods. Long may it continue!
 
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Far better today. 35 points and made a mess of the 15th, the par 5 after being greenside in three. Driver much better but not perfect. Irons better too but again room for improvement. Bar the mockery around the 15th I chipped and pitched well and bunker play was good. Putting was steady. Really didn't think I swung it well but got it round without too many issues. Feel I can improve further and that's a good feeling. Scored and didn't get into too much trouble which hasn't always been the case. Booked in to hit some balls and warm up before our first competition tomorrow so hoping to find some tempo and strike
 

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Fifth round in eight days for me tonight, it's probably six years since I played as much as this. Largely still happy with how I'm hitting the ball and birdied 18 for the third time in five rounds, should have had another couple of birdies too.

Started in beautiful sunshine and got 12 holes like that, was spitting rain on and off after that but apart from the temperature dropping when it clouded over nothing to worry about - round in two hours twenty and not a soul in front or behind us after the ninth - walked the 800 yards home from the 18th and as I type this it's just started battering down rain.
 

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Mixed day, played 5 over my handicap but was generally happy with my game. dropped 7 shots on 2 par 4's at the end of the round through poor decision making.
 

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Should probably be in golf irritations but not rain forecast and heavy drizzle for most of the back nine and then a heavier and more persistent rain for the last two holes. Wouldn't have wanted to have played too many more. Yes I could have put waterproofs on but a faff and decided an umbrella in that wind would have been a pain too. Definitely needed and going to change the complexion of the way the semi rough and bunkers play as it's not really stopped all afternoon. Forgot to mention a birdie at our tricky 14th (420 par 4 SI 4) and parring the last and hitting a GIR in the first time in many, many months (even taking into account lockdown).

Don't know about anyone else but loved playing as a four again. Back round in 3 1/2 hours although felt longer (perhaps the rain) but so much more banter
 

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Played my first round of nine holes since the end of lockdown at Welford. Lovely course. Having only really played in winter so far it took a bit of getting used to the hard ground and what this does to the bounce and run. It’s also fair to say I am very rusty. My brother took a few videos of my swing and it looks awful.

Nonetheless a reasonable round where I did manage to hit some decent shots and even the driver was getting more straight. Bizarrely I seem to have developed a bit of a draw rather than my usual push with my irons. No idea why but it took a bit of readjusting to account for that. I’m not complaining, although whether it hangs around for the next outing we shall see!

Best couple of shots were a really nice 5 iron from the tee on a par 3 that actually would have been better with a 6 or maybe even a 7 given the tail wind. After finding the ball in deep rough on a mound off the back of the green I hit a perfect flop shot to within a yard of the pin. Total fluke but man it felt good!
 

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4 of us stood on the 1st tee commenting how the course could do with some proper rain.

3 hours later we legged it back in from the 16th green in torrential rain ☔ , thunder ⚡ and lightning 🌩.

Oh how we laughed. Not. 😅
 

Orikoru

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4 of us stood on the 1st tee commenting how the course could do with some proper rain.

3 hours later we legged it back in from the 16th green in torrential rain ☔ , thunder ⚡ and lightning 🌩.

Oh how we laughed. Not. 😅
You must have been out at the same time as us then! :LOL: Proper black clouds around quarter past 5 so we knew it was coming and ready to leg it, haha.
 

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You must have been out at the same time as us then! :LOL: Proper black clouds around quarter past 5 so we knew it was coming and ready to leg it, haha.
We teed off at 2.20, think we packed in just before 5.30.
We thought the black clouds had missed us but they seemed to swirl back around.
 
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First round since playing in December, went pretty much as planned with impressive inconsistency. Lost many balls but it was great to be back out in the course, something I have missed due to lockdown and new baby.

Played the Cathedral course at Chichester, highlight of the round being on the green and pin high on the 566 yard par 5 8th after a driver and a wedge. It may have been downwind and got a good bounce but still felt good. Unsurprisingly 3 putted and walked off with a par. 🙈
 

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First round since playing in December, went pretty much as planned with impressive inconsistency. Lost many balls but it was great to be back out in the course, something I have missed due to lockdown and new baby.

Played the Cathedral course at Chichester, highlight of the round being on the green and pin high on the 566 yard par 5 8th after a driver and a wedge. It may have been downwind and got a good bounce but still felt good. Unsurprisingly 3 putted and walked off with a par. 🙈
The good old three putts when hitting a par 5 in two. Similar to the driveable par 4 and doing the same. Two bloody good tonks to get to the green on a hole that long, down wind or not
 
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The good old three putts when hitting a par 5 in two. Similar to the driveable par 4 and doing the same. Two bloody good tonks to get to the green on a hole that long, down wind or not
The drive would have had a good bounce along with a good run out on a hard fairway but either way I reckon it’s probably my longest ever drive.
 

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First time back playing in fourballs started for us today, so we threw the balls up and enjoyed a Matchplay pairs with 3 mates who’ve been in the mini league we’d been playing.

We went 4 up after 6 holes courtesy of me parring 1, 3, 4 & 6, I’m pretty confident I could have parred the 2nd also but I had 2 for it so I lagged it 😏

We went on to be 2 up on the turn with me being 6 over gross after a silly and unnecessary double on the 8th😡

2 more nice regulation pars on 10 & 11 but only halves and a great up & down par on 12 to stay 2-up, the battle now was in full flow.

Then it started, I caught 2 bunkers on 13 for a double and my partner made par but they birdied to start a mighty come back 🤔

Almost identical on 14 and they’d pegged 2 back to go all square, a bogey for both of us on 15 and we we stayed all square going up 16, which we lost to another birdie, so suddenly we were 1-down for the first time in the match 😳

The banter was in full swing, with talks of 4-up & lost shirts having stars stitched on them for repeat performances 😜

But another par at last for me on 17 to go back all square up the 18th stunned them into silence 🤫

Great drive up 18, but I caught the greenside bunker right of the green on my approach, the danger man was was on in 2, but with a tricky 8ft downhill putt, I came out the bunker to 5ft, he rolled past the hole by 4ft, I lipped for bogey with a shot to secure nett par, he pushed & missed the return for bogey and we won 😎

What a great match and round full of banter with loads of good golf, we’d worked out I was 12 over gross with 3 silly doubles, but as much as I was really happy with my round, in some very testing weather at times, to be back playing in fourballs was great.

We’re all off to play the Hotchkin tomorrow 🏌🏿‍♂️
 

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Quick 9 this morning and I played my best golf ever. I only equaled the best score, but the shots were all (but 2) good and I just didn't get the luck.
Driver used to be my nemesis but it became my weapon. When just before lockdown I once toped out at over 190 yard, today's round seen me hit 6/6 drives over 200 yard topping out at 219, and one got stopped by a bunker 'I never reach'. 4 on fairway, the other 2 in great position just off it but in position.

Approach wasn't great, I think unlucky. I had a lot of puts from the fringe, and a couple of shots a handful of yards long or of the side. But chipping was good following the lesson last Wednesday. Putting once again all 2 puts.
I duffed one shot on the last (8 i from 125 went 20y) knowing that a par sees me having a new best score.

I think I got unlucky with only 1 GIR and 1 par, but I really liked how I played today. Tomorrow I have a time for the 18 hole course, I hope it transfers over there.
 

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Played again Saturday morning, shot 46 again (par 33) for 9 holes. Shooting about that score consistently now. Got my first ever birdie on 146 yard par 3 4th hole. Hit 8 iron and it was rolling tight at the hole, thought it was going in for a second but stopped 4 inches short. Also hit my longest drive ever, 237 yards right down the middle of fairway.
Really noticing how poor my putting is now the greens are running fast.
Spent 40 ninutes on the practice green after the round and gonna start doing that every time i play or visit the range.
Back out Tuesday night.
 

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Cheeky early morning back 9 with Imurg today,

Started like a train with net par and a Birdie on 11th to lead 6-2 after 2 holes

(Drive, 9 iron to 6 feet, drain the downhill putt)


Decent drive and 2 nd shot on the par 5 12th leaving a simple 9 iron to the green

So Fragger then pulls it into the bundoo, and it all went badly downhill from there

Ended up an honourable draw 13 each

Imurg played some decent stuff , driving was good, but hasn’t got the green speed sussed yet 👍
 

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Was very tough off the whites on the Hotchkin today, the white blocks couldn’t be put any further back, I swear some were on the blue/black tees, it was a big ask on some holes just to reach the fairway over the Heather, which is now coloring up and much higher as it’s blooming/flowering.

It wasn’t pretty at times, I’ve never been in so many bunkers, but my partner and I ground it out to win the spoils, so back-to-back wins for me.

After I won the 7th to go all square, we halved every hole up to the 13th, my partner then birdied 14, and I parred 15, and from nowhere we were suddenly 2-up, I then halved the 16th with a shot and the feeling of not being in a position to loose was a huge relief as it was really tough out there.

My partner then birdied 17 and another brown note was added to the collection 😎🏌🏿‍♂️💰

I’m knackered 😳😜

#YOTF lll 🐟
 
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Social 3 ball off the white tees this morning. Bit of a recurring theme going on now for me, ball striking was really good and easily good enough to win the 3 ball. But my short game around the greens is really bad and getting worse. Every round is mid 70’s, but if I could chip and pitch with a lot more confidence these rounds would be low 70’s or maybe even better.

A lot of hard work is needed.
 
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