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

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Played Saturday as a supplementary round, only got 11 holes in as the weather meant the course closed. Put the 9 holes in and got cut 2 shots, first ever cut so now playing off 30.
Congratulations on your first cut!! Must be a great feeling!
 

larmen

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Bad golf but good score. Bogey golf 9 holes.

No idea what happened to my driver. A couple of weeks ago I couldn't miss a fairway, for about 10 days now everything goes left, sometimes 2 fairways over.
But irons did me good today. I hit the 7th green from the 5th fairway, across the 6th tee box! What a par! Funnily when on the 5th I just missed the green from the 2nd fairway (i over to the left).
A lot of pin high shots even if a little of the green, chipping OK for a +9 for 9 holes. 2 lip outs as well over the course.
Distances are going up as well on the irons and I am getting used to the new ones and stoped overshooting the greens (mostly) which helps as well.

Took a lot of time on the course because I had a 4 ball in front of me and no-one behind me. Lined up all puts properly and repaired plenty of pitch marks around the greens.
Still, driving like this I get away on the 9 hole, can't step onto the 18 before sorting it out again.
 

Crazyface

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78 today. Telly golf in parts. 2, yes two, birdies in the round, never done that before. Missed one fairway, deliberately, could not risk a hook to oob on 17. Really loving golf at the moment.

Wife shot 114, but with a horrendous 13 on the card. Bad drive on 7 then poor choices, chasing the green instead of putting the damn thing back on the fairway. Hey, we've all done that.
 

HomerJSimpson

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As anticipated...played like a dog...frontn9 anyway.
2 bits of good luck compounded by 3 or 4 bits of bad luck
Onto the backm9 and my customary 4 on the 10th.....:rolleyes:
Then went birdie, birdie to bring some respectability to proceedings..
Round summed up by my 5th shot of the par 5 18th...
About 5 feet, slightly downhill, slightly right to left I had it on line and on pace.
It turned a fraction as it got to the cup, spun all the way around the edge to finish, literally, teetering over the edge defying gravity....even the breeze wouldn't blow it in....
Fragger's turn to win today but none of us played particularly well....
Is that a long winded way of saying the YOTF is back on
 

YorkshireStu

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First round in over a year and I shot 113 which was okay I suppose. I was aiming for 105-115...
First 9 holes I was 57 vs par 33.
Second 9 holes I was 56 vs par 36.
Better back 9 including the toughest holes (16th, 17th and 18th).
I was certainly much improved on the back 9 once a bit of rhythm came back.
Hit a few really great shots but the score was spoilt by 3-4 poor holes
 
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Another good knock yesterday off whites - 35pts with no ‘passes’. That’s now 5 rounds in a row playing my handicap level golf or better, and 5 rounds in which I have avoided hitting an unmentionable. And there’s more to take a bit of comfort from - last night two of my playing companions hit one - and it didn’t cause me to relapse 🕺
 

shun_naka

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Booked in for my first round at my new club (solo round today, but booking list is very full so wouldnt be surprised if someone joined) and my own set of clubs havent arrived yet - getting them shipped from Glasgow > Belfast, they were picked up yesterday mid morning and i had paid for express delivery to arrive today but they havent arrived yet...so i'll be playing with a borrowed set! Not good...will post up my shocking score later on!
 

jamiet7682

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Played twice this week, Tuesday night put in my second card towards initial handicap. Shot 50 (par 33), played ok, no disasters, no lost balls but triple bogey on the 9th killed my score (been scoring 46/47 consistently). Played with same guy from last week and one other who joined the booking, planning on playing the same threesome every tuesday now so good to have some folk to play with.
Played again last night with two mates, one plays off 4 and it was a joy to watch, didnt actually drive much further than me, prob about 30/40 yads which isnt bad considering he was hitting driver and i hit 19 degree hybrid. The real difference was his approach play, consistently putting it within ten feet of the pin from anything up to 150 yards out.
I played well as it was a nice relaxing round. Shot 45 which is my best score yet. Putted really well for the first time.
Consenus seems to be i should get my handicap below 20 easily before the end of the season which i would be delighted with.
Actually really enjoying playing with other people after 4 months of lone golf learning the game and can easily keep pace with even really good players.
 
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Played twice this week, Tuesday night put in my second card towards initial handicap. Shot 50 (par 33), played ok, no disasters, no lost balls but triple bogey on the 9th killed my score (been scoring 46/47 consistently). Played with same guy from last week and one other who joined the booking, planning on playing the same threesome every tuesday now so good to have some folk to play with.
Played again last night with two mates, one plays off 4 and it was a joy to watch, didnt actually drive much further than me, prob about 30/40 yads which isnt bad considering he was hitting driver and i hit 19 degree hybrid. The real difference was his approach play, consistently putting it within ten feet of the pin from anything up to 150 yards out.
I played well as it was a nice relaxing round. Shot 45 which is my best score yet. Putted really well for the first time.
Consenus seems to be i should get my handicap below 20 easily before the end of the season which i would be delighted with.
Actually really enjoying playing with other people after 4 months of lone golf learning the game and can easily keep pace with even really good players.
Sounds like youve found some brilliant guys to play with! Always makes a round a lot more interesting having some company, and good for learning too! Well done on your 45! - 43 next!
 

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Great round today. Off to a flyer with 6 3 pointers in the first 7 holes. Bunker trouble cost me 2 blobs which was annoying as I'm normally pretty decent out of them, but still managed to amass 40 points. Very happy with my ball striking and shot selection at the moment.
 

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Was out last night, just hacking it about, that bad I’ve cancelled game tonight.
Got Castle Stuart on Sunday again but not looking forward to it.
Need a lesson ASAP.....
 

saving_par

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Played on Tuesday and was all over the place for the first 5 holes including a couple of car crash holes before sorting it out and level par for rest of the round.

Played today and got it round 1 under which is the first sub par round for a while. Ball striking was very solid particulary irons which has been my weakness the last couple of years. Holed nothing so there is room to go lower.

Millionaires golf as well this afternoon to make it even better.
 

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Played this afternoon and totally missed any rain ...................... somehow!
Started with a birdie and thought, hello .......... today could be the day.
Uh, no Slime, today is most certainly not the day!
I also had an earworm which drove me to utter distraction.
(See Golf Random Irritations)!
Struck the ball pretty well and didn't lose one but my putting was horrendous.
Well struck shots just seemed fractionally off target, I caught a few bunkers and couldn't buy a friendly bounce.
Sent out a couple of bomb drives, (for me), and finished with a couple of nice pars.
I (mostly) loved it.
Already looking forward to next week.
Golf really is a fantastic game.
 
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Imurg

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Another day, another 0.1 back...
It's so close - 2 rank bad shots cost me today.
Other than that I was pretty solid.
Played with my mate's daughter who plays off 7..she needed to put a card in for the ladies weekly comp but had nobody to play with.
A most enjoyable afternoon, dodged most of the rain. Nice chat and banter all the way round.
A bit miffed on the first. We got to the tee early and the 4 ball in front had only just got off the tee due to a hold up.
They insisted that we play through immediately..so the first hole was a bit rushed and I doubled it after duffing a chip.
Then on the 18th, a very birdieable par 5, I needed that birdie to make buffer - cue snap hook into the undergrowth and a lost ball.
That was it really.
Try again tomorrow...
Oh, and I beat Ellie by 4 points (y)
 

HomerJSimpson

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Another day, another 0.1 back...
It's so close - 2 rank bad shots cost me today.
Other than that I was pretty solid.
Played with my mate's daughter who plays off 7..she needed to put a card in for the ladies weekly comp but had nobody to play with.
A most enjoyable afternoon, dodged most of the rain. Nice chat and banter all the way round.
A bit miffed on the first. We got to the tee early and the 4 ball in front had only just got off the tee due to a hold up.
They insisted that we play through immediately..so the first hole was a bit rushed and I doubled it after duffing a chip.
Then on the 18th, a very birdieable par 5, I needed that birdie to make buffer - cue snap hook into the undergrowth and a lost ball.
That was it really.
Try again tomorrow...
Oh, and I beat Ellie by 4 points (y)
It's close pal. Just need to cut out that one bad hole per round
 
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