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

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a disappointing 33 points in today's stableford and lost everything in our American 3-ball on last (9th) with a super shiiiiiite thin into water with an 8 iron! :poop::poop::poop::poop::poop:. Only positive was that it made the buffer!
 

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Lovely day at Close House, Colt course, as a guest. I've played it once before, a windy day, off the whites, not playing well. Thankfully today was a nice day, we played off the yellows and I'm playing okay at the moment. Good job too, blimey there are some tight tee shots, tight landing areas. Drove it really well, short but straight. Irons took a little time to get going, I was swinging too shallow, but once I got the angle of attack right they were going really nicely. The only real weakness was my putting but I put that down to the greens being woolly for winter :unsure:

The Colt is a marmite course, it's hilly and tough which is not a great combination, but the shorter tees allowed me to appreciate the course design more. It really is very good and an excellent test. If you are going to play it then think carefully about which tees you play off. Your ego may say whites but unless you are a decent hitter off the tee then play off the yellows and just enjoy the course. Oh yes, don't carry a bag, get an electric trolley for the day (y)
sounds like a great day out.

we are hoping to use our £10 vouchers for the Filly later this week, will be phoning them in the morning to get booked in.
 

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sounds like a great day out.

we are hoping to use our £10 vouchers for the Filly later this week, will be phoning them in the morning to get booked in.
I still have mine to use but I won't get a chance for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping the weather holds. You'll have a great time I'm sure. Just don't be afraid to give those putts a good rap (y)
 

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my mate went round in 99 beating 100 for the first time. He demanded to play off 28 (I usually give him more) and soundly thrashed me scoring 3's everywhere and one 4 pointer. I thought I played ok as well!!! I was soooo chuffed for him. Sure it was a shortened course but it still has to be done!!!!
 

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my mate went round in 99 beating 100 for the first time. He demanded to play off 28 (I usually give him more) and soundly thrashed me scoring 3's everywhere and one 4 pointer. I thought I played ok as well!!! I was soooo chuffed for him. Sure it was a shortened course but it still has to be done!!!!
It's a big psychological barrier to get over. Now he has done it he is more likely to do it again, irrespective of the course being longer come April. Well done your mate (y)
 

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my mate went round in 99 beating 100 for the first time. He demanded to play off 28 (I usually give him more) and soundly thrashed me scoring 3's everywhere and one 4 pointer. I thought I played ok as well!!! I was soooo chuffed for him. Sure it was a shortened course but it still has to be done!!!!
Good news and the bad news is now he knows he can do it, he'll do it more often. I suggest you get some sort of handicap agreed and then adjust it socially between you from there or he'll keep whopping you
 

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So normal daybreak 3ball at The Zoo.
I was reading the latest GM last night (in which I am featured 😎) and this morning , revisited some the drills that Barney Puttick tried and which I had forgotten.

40 points later ( with 2 blobs) -so 40 points then 🤪
With 20 points and a blob on each 9 , 7 gross pars and Imurg trailing with 30 and CVG on 24 Twas a proper trouncing, verging on demolition.😎

The drill that made the difference was the “back foot start” exercise which helped the intended swing path. And my putter was red hot today

Now to do it again on Friday

One very happy Fragger
 

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So normal daybreak 3ball at The Zoo.
I was reading the latest GM last night (in which I am featured 😎) and this morning , revisited some the drills that Barney Puttick tried and which I had forgotten.

40 points later ( with 2 blobs) -so 40 points then 🤪
With 20 points and a blob on each 9 , 7 gross pars and Imurg trailing with 30 and CVG on 24 Twas a proper trouncing, verging on demolition.😎

The drill that made the difference was the “back foot start” exercise which helped the intended swing path. And my putter was red hot today

Now to do it again on Friday

One very happy Fragger
About time too but very well done on the return of the Frag
 

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Our roll up today and there were 15 of us. So we threw them up and played 5 x 3-ball teams best two to count.

Tough cold conditions with the ball not flying too far. New (old) Driver (Callaway X2 Hot) going lovely and giving me a much better flight and 5-10 yards longer overall distance than my Big Bertha Fusion which only has a 44.5'' shaft as opposed to the X2's 46.5''.

Triple tie on 76 points but we won on count back with 14 on the last three. Sank an 8-footer for a par on 18th which turned out to be the winning putt and decider.
Now all I have to do have to work out how to spend the fiver winnings. :unsure: It's tough at the top.
 

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Fragger Finds His Way 👍

So normal daybreak 3ball at The Zoo.
I was reading the latest GM last night (in which I am featured 😎) and this morning , revisited some the drills that Barney Puttick tried and which I had forgotten.

40 points later ( with 2 blobs) -so 40 points then 🤪
With 20 points and a blob on each 9 , 7 gross pars and Imurg trailing with 30 and CVG on 24 Twas a proper trouncing, verging on demolition.😎

The drill that made the difference was the “back foot start” exercise which helped the intended swing path. And my putter was red hot today

Now to do it again on Friday

One very happy Fragger
Blind squirrel and nuts spring to mind.:whistle:



Well played.(y) I imagine Imurg will be avoiding the forum tonight ?
 
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Blind squirrel and nuts spring to mind.:whistle:



Well played.(y) I imagine Imurg will be avoiding the forum tonight ?
No no....I'm here. Some of us still work you know:cry:
Got beat fair and square.
I'd have had to equal my best round the Zoo to match him.

I had a very patchy front 9 without really playing badly....solid back 9 to handicap though.
I notice Fragger didn't mention another rebound from a tree in his summary...... defying the laws of physics again.....:rolleyes:

He was also a walking advert for the "No man should get 2 shots on any hole" brigade....

Funniest part was on the last....3 decent drives and as we get closer he says " is that your ball only 5 yards past mine"
Er....no. that'll be mine about 55 yards past yours:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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No no....I'm here. Some of us still work you know:cry:
Got beat fair and square.
I'd have had to equal my best round the Zoo to match him.

I had a very patchy front 9 without really playing badly....solid back 9 to handicap though.
I notice Fragger didn't mention another rebound from a tree in his summary...... defying the laws of physics again.....:rolleyes:

He was also a walking advert for the "No man should get 2 shots on any hole" brigade....

Funniest part was on the last....3 decent drives and as we get closer he says " is that your ball only 5 yards past mine"
Er....no. that'll be mine about 55 yards past yours:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Loser 😂😂😂😎
 

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Played La Envia, just west of Almeria city. Reminds me of the Old Course @ Vilamoura, and at €35 inc buggy, a bargain.

A bit of a bizarre ball striking day. 6/10 off the tee with the driver but 3/10 from the fairway, especially on long holes. Hitting down and chunking far too much. However, the par 3's were sublime. Won all 3 nearest the pins, 2 of which were within 3 feet and the other at 8 feet - only one 2 though.

Came 5th, on the same score as 3rd but lost out on count back. 2x 3 putts on 17 & 18.
 

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Went to club at 8am with intention of practicing as was a seniors comp on using both tees and got some grip changes I'm working on , but instead got asked by our pro to act as a marker for someone as there'd been dropouts and they didn't want to put I him in another group as that would have meant a 4 ball in the middle of a field 3 balls so could cause undue delays.

Played with a really nice fella who at 65 hit a good ball and played to a very tidy 8 handicap with a soft cut that was extremely consistent on every shot he finished bang on handicap.

My game was good, bad and indifferent, Driver was good only 1 fairway missed at the 18th, pitching and chipping usually my strong points were horrendous fat, thin or generally nowhere near target, to be fair grip Change made that part of my game feel uncomfortable so will take some time to settle. Managed to shoot a 79 with a a single birdie, a triple Bogey on a par 3, double Bogey on our index 1 par 4 hole even though i was pin high in 2! Plus another double on a hole where I only had a 60yard approach shot.l, and another Bogey after being pin high in regulation. So I managed to drop all. 8 shots on just 4 holes all due to pitching. But i did have 13 pars so that was nice and despite the horror holes there are signs the changes for the better and that I'm heading the right way, just need to keep working at it and trusting it..

I'm also finding I really enjoy games with our senior section members who are all really welcoming and decent guys.
 
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Had a lesson today with our teaching Pro, Stuart Reekie.

I was planning to work on my wedges and wasn't tempted to change this to the Driver, despite really struggling off the tee and having a massive slice that I just couldn't sort.

Met the pro as I was coming out of the locker room and still had half an hour to warm up. Decided to just head down the 1st and the pro went into the shop.
Ended up carving two off the 1st tee. One OB and the 2nd only just in play.

Played a couple of holes then went back for the lesson.

Went through the lesson and it went well. I was hitting my wedges ok, just wanted to maybe dial in some distances with a bit more confidence and didn't feel there was a need for major technical changes. Hit some nice shots and made a few minor adjustments with regards to stance and swinging through the ball. I was only hitting my 50 degree maybe 90 yards, but we agreed it made more sense to just go with these rather than try and force another few yards out of them.

Towards the end he said that he noticed me hitting my tee shot off the 1st earlier and my stance looked much too wide. He said this would restrict my movement and could be leading to coming across the ball.

Went from the lesson and teed up on the 1st again. Narrowed stance and hit a cracking shot right down the left centre. Made a very solid 2 putt par.
Made bogey at the 2nd (despite a decent drive), but was put off by greenkeepers working near the green and was scared of hitting them (still it's a tough hole, so 5 is no disaster).
Then played up 16 and hit a beautiful tee shot up the left cutting beautifully into the middle. Again, a solid 2 putt par.

It's not many days in golf you have an epiphany, but I genuinely felt a eureka moment when I hit my drive up the 1st after the lesson. Then followed it up with another 2 good drives, so it's not a simple fluke.

And always hugely impressed with Stuart when I've had lessons.
 

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First 'proper' game of the year for me.

Quite happy just a couple over handicap, 37 points. May have saved those two shots if I had not got the wrong SW in the bag.
 
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