Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
Got in 18 yesretday ... My girlfriend's birthday and we hit the course early and then headed to Durham to see Steve Martin and Martin Short in a stand up show. Was very good.
Golf however...ehhh...The highlight was my girlfriend almost getting a Hole in 1 on a Par 3. Tough hole acutally water left, bunkers left and right. She hit her driver pretty well, it bounced off the slope of the bunker about a yard short of the green and kicked toward the hole and stopped about 1 ft from the hole. She made the birdie at least!
Slowing down my swing to remain in control more, my drives were pretty good most of the day. 2 holes I struggle on and focused and hit good drives on so that was good. Had a few holes where I just really didn't hit a single good shot. Shot 40/42 for a 12 over 82. Still finding struggles hitting my approach shots well. if it's a wedge into the green that's usually OK. But mid irons are too inconsistent. So going to keep working on that. Putted really well.
Playing today at the NC Coast...we'll see how that goes.
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Played golf Friday at the beach with a buddy and his neighbor. Turned what could have been a good round into a bad on with my frustrtation building on the back 9 due to how slow (and bad) his friend was. Don't get me wrong, I've played with bad golfers...but at least they were reasonably quick. I'm not sure what was going on..we tried to play ready golf but he didn't seem to get it. Would try to let everyone finish putting out while he was still outside on the fringe or chipping. I had to - countless times - tell him to play his shot. So we had people on us, etc. I shot 40 / 42 and attribute a chunk of that 42 to the speed issue and having to keep him moving.
I think my buddy said he shot 129 but there's no way he shot that good..
Anyway, birght spots where...driving was on most of the day. Still focusing on swinging slow and in control and am hitting the ball in the center a lot. Had a couple pure iron/approach shots but chunked a couple trying to make sure I stayed down and didn't think them. So ehhhh sort of score on the irons. Putted well. It's raining raining raining here for the next few days so probably will be the end of the week before I get out again. May get to the range to work on irons a bit.
Nice day, got up to the mid-60's by the end of the round. Played the links style course, it is starting to grow in but the greens still show punch marks. Had a hot front nine, 4 GIR, 3 pars, 2 birdies and 15 putts. Honestly a lot of good luck for those holes. Back nine 3 pars, 18 putts, 3 GIR. Wound up with 86. Drove the ball well but not feeling good with my irons yet. Getting rain here this week also, not sure about practice time.
It's not how...it's how many
Scott im having a little laugh thinking about that player having 129 shots, good value for his green fee ha ha.
Aimee great round , 2 birdies in a 9 hole great.
I havnt played for 3 weeks now but looking forward to a game on saturday with last 2 rounds really good. Can see a sub 80 on the cards LOL.
Can you folks name the golf course you are playing and I can look it up on the net, Cheers CAC.
cac handed Geordie.
CAC, the courses we typically play on the weekends are part of our county's park system.
Mercer Oaks East (links style) and Mercer Oaks West (parkland style) in W. Windsor, NJ
the other one that is part of the rotation is Mountainview (parkland style) in W. Trenton, NJ
Cac, it sounds funny but when you live it, IT'S HELL!!!! I mean every hole was a struggle .... just wears on you
My standard round now is at the course I joined..Tanglewood Park, a park run by our County. Now it has a storied past...Hosted the 74 PGA championship won by Lee Trevino. it hosted the Vantage Senior event which was renamed the Crobsy (remember Bing's family???) after RJR Reynolds had the Tobacco settlement which limited thier advertising ability at sports. Saw Arnie there several times.
Has 2 courses...the Championship course which is the one Lee won on. Getting a bunker redo this year..something like 120+ bunkers on the course. Going to remove some, reshape some, re-sand them. But also has a sister course (East course) to which Lee once said "You want to play a tough course? Go play the East course!" Sister course has less bunkers, but is far tighter and you have to shape shots.
Played 9 today in the league. Had a ton of rain, but all and all it was OK. Missed 2 short putts that I should not have missed...would have shot even par if not for those misses. Had 2 birdies, 1 dbl, and 2 bogeys. Something like 19 pts in our modified stableford scoring system. The 2 birdies were nice...I putted well, drove OK...but was in the sand more than I wanted.