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Rlburnside

Challenge Tour Pro
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Jan 16, 2014
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Loved getting back on the course today and already looking forward to the next time! The organisation at the club was superb and the condition of the course just spectacular - a credit to everyone involved.

As for my golf...... Hit an apocalyptic high slice off the first tee that looked to be heading right over the massive trees down the right of that hole and OOB. Must have just clipped the top of one and bounced back into play, smacked a 5 iron onto the green and walked off with an easy par.

Took several holes to remind myself how to find a fairway off the tee but, fortunately my iron play was solid from the off. Slight wobbles on 14 and 15 cost me but it's definitely still there - provisional drive on 15 (lost the first one) was a bomb and followed that by driving the green on the par 4 16th.

14 GIR, 1 double, 2 bogeys, 2 birdies for two over par total.

Got to say that's far better than I was hoping! :p
Well played how far was that par 4 you drove?
 

garyinderry

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Jan 7, 2012
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11,958
Loved my first game back. Course immaculate.
Tried to post a pic but image too large.

An easy way around that is to send the pic to someone on whatsapp. Get them to send it back to you and post it from whatsapp images. The file gets compressed to send.

The quality of the photo goes down but it's the simplest way around it.
 

Robster59

Tour Rookie
Joined
Aug 7, 2015
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2,688
Location
Newton Mearns
Oh yeah. Absolute quagmire :LOL:;)
Course was in great condition. Really a joy to play on but to be honest it was just good to get out. Mr and my playing partner both agreed though that we were really missing the social side as well. We're both looking forward to be able to meet in the clubhouse again.
Play was a bit up and down but on the positive side I kept the same ball all round despite my best effort at losing it!
 
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Traminator

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Apr 6, 2020
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An easy way around that is to send the pic to someone on whatsapp. Get them to send it back to you and post it from whatsapp images. The file gets compressed to send.

The quality of the photo goes down but it's the simplest way around it.
Screenshot your own photo is easier.
The size of the screenshot is much smaller and takes a few seconds.
 

Garush34

Journeyman Pro
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
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2,119
Location
Scottish Borders
Played 9 this afternoon, started off great with a par on the first. Then it went all down hill, full shots were fine but my short game has completely deserted me. Still had a great time though and really happy to be back playing.

Just need to see when I can get it again.
 

GreiginFife

Money List Winner
Joined
Mar 7, 2012
Messages
6,562
Location
Dunfermline, Fife
Well, yesterday was a stark reminder of how hard golf actually is on the course and not in the back garden working on the swing.
Started off Par, Birdie (two par 5s) but then the wheels, if they didn't come off, certainly went a bit wonky.
Because of my shoulder injury I can't hit the ball as far as I used to. I think a proper well hit deive was carrying 200 max, now that was working for me with rock hard fairways but I think I might be in some bother when they soften up.
In fact the advantage on the two par 5s was that I could play it shorter but straighter than I used to and had a better "on in reg" chance.

Tiredness set in around 14 though and I think that's where it caught me out the most. Overall though it was a very enjoyable day and the sunshine certainly helped.

We have re-ordered the course as well to avoid the "cross-over" holes where 3, 7, 4, 6 and the path to 14 all closely intersect.
So we now play 1-3, then 7-13, then on to 4-6 and then 14-18. For me, the course actuallt flows better like that and hope they keep it. But I doubt they will.
It was interesting to note that, even naturally, the 14th is still the 14th no matter which layout you use. Or at least it was interesting to me 😁
 
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