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Aimee
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rain

Another rainy weekend forcasted, may be an outside shot of playing Sunday, but not optimistic. This spring has been terrible.

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Scott Rushing
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Got in 9 holes Thursday and

Got in 9 holes Thursday and Saturday afternoons.  Irons are doing fine but trying to get the driver under control.  Just when I think i have it, i don't have it.  Am trying both my Ping and Callaway drivers at the range and keep working.  On the positive side, on the last hole I needed to hit a slight fade tee shot.  I really wanted to hit a solid tee shot to have a positive to walk off the course with.  The hole before I tried and failed.  But I did what I have read to do:  tee the ball lower, setup an drop your left foot back a little to open your stance and swing on that line.  And it worked.  Hit a solid 5 yard fade down the fairway to setup a straigh forward shot into the green.  Making par on the last hole which is a tough hole was a nice bonus but hitting that drive like that was great.  So will be back to the range tomorrow and see what I can work out.  Should play Wednesday night but on a course where I honestly don't need to hit driver, and can't on anything bu 2 holes.

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Aimee
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good work

Good work on executing that tee shot when you really wanted to. It is important to finish with some positive energy, I think it makes you motivated to practice in a good way, not in the "digging myself out of the hole" kind of way. Which is likely to be more productive.

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Scott Rushing
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That was my thought Aimee. Of

That was my thought Aimee. Of all the shots I hit that day, that one was the one I was most proud of because I had just missed it twice, but stuck to a plan and pulled it off.  Taking the morning off today to go play golf with my Dad.   He's almost 79 years old, still can play a few times a week and still hits it 220 or 230 off the tee.  I hope I can do that when I'm almost 80.

 

 

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Aimee
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playing

For I believe the 7th consecutive weekend, there is rain in the forcast over the weekend. Of course not the kind you can resign yourself to (a full wash out day) but rather the spotty/pop up/occassional chance of rain and/or possible t-storms. So you roll the dice either way. Last weekend we had rain one day and bailed on a tee time the next day and it never rained. So tired of our lousy Spring. I am fairly slow at work I may just take off Thursday to play.

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Scott Rushing
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Sorry to hear it Aimee.  We

Sorry to hear it Aimee.  We have finally hit a patch of dry after weeks or on and off rain. 

 

Got in 27 holes yesterday ... 18 with my dad in the morning and 9 in league in the evening.  The morning was frustrating.  I hit some good shots but just managed to screw up something each hole. Shot 43/40 so I did improve on the back 9, had like 5 Pars in a row at one point.  Did manage one birdie on the 3rd hole but also had 3 or 4 doubles.  The problem was all over.  Driver and Irons.

Now the 9 in league was different.  Shot 37 with 3 bogeys and 2 birdies.  Really didn't have much chance to hit driver, just 3 times and one of those I topped!  too many things in the head.   And I almost par'd that hole..just narrowly missed it.  Putted really well.  Made 2 putts of about 15-20 feet and then one from about 10ft.  

Taking a few days off now, heading to the beach with the kids.  So next week I'll try to hit the range.

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Aimee
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Thurs

Michael and I did sneak in a round in the afternoon. It was a mixed bag, I had 5 pars but several "blow up holes" because I wasn't focused and wound up with a 93. Unfortunately my guilt gets the best of me sneaking out during the week, even though I'm the boss! Weekend weather is up in the air again, may or may not get rain both days. Probably will roll the dice and make a decision morning of.

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Aimee
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Saturday

got a round in we checked the weather all day Friday and made the call to play before going to sleep, as it looked good for no rain in our area during the day. We were joined by two singles, they were each pretty good and we moved along briskly, played in 4 hours. My front nine wasn’t good, I could not get my putting going, had two 3 putts, shot 46. Back nine was a better overall, and no 3 putts. Wound up with an 88, 3 GIR, 34 putts, 1 birdie, 4 pars. Felt like I played alot worse, was actually surprised when I added it up.

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Scott Rushing
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Nice come back Aimee

46 and 42 on the back.  Not bad. 

I played 9 Sunday...didn't play great but was almost right out of the car from driving back from the beach (4hrs) and didn't hit the range before playing.  Just wanted to get some swings in ... did and did finish better than I started...but the driver is still giving me fits.  And it's not the driver, it's me.  Did finish with 2 good hits while trying to not take the club back too far.   have a tournament Saturday so really need to get where I have some trust off the tee.  I think I shot 43 for the 9 holes.  missed 3 decent birdie chances.  But overall putted well in terms of line, just didn't get the ball all the way to the hole

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Aimee
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Saturday

Played with our friend who is our usual third, but Michael stayed home because he has a bad cold. Unfortunately it was a nearly perfect day...he missed it. We had 2 singles put in with us, starter grumbling about 5 open tee times because of no shows, unbelievable. Had a couple bad holes (dunked one in the pond on #9, sent a tee shot on #15 into the treeline) so I guess my 89 wasn’t too bad. 34 putts, 4 GIR, 5 pars. I almost birdied the par 5 18th hole, hit a good tee shot, mediocre 2nd shot left me a lttle far from the green, but the pin was in front so I had it in range with my 4h, hit it to the front edge and bounced up. Missed the birdie putt by inches, tap in par.

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Nicely consistent play there

Nicely consistent play there Aimee.  Glad to hear that your having success this season.

I have only played nine holes so far this season, back in April and quickly discovered that my ailing back was not yet ready for golf.  I've been feeling better of late and have begun to swing a club and hit a few balls here and there without ill effect, but nothing yet approaching what would be required to play.  I'm hopeful that within a month I will be getting to the point that I might venture out again, but we will have to see.

Keep up the good work gang!

Scott Rushing
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hope your back continues to

hope your back continues to make progress Sco..I know that's not easy to get over. Played in our Company Tournament Saturday...captains choice with a lot of junk.   We didn't come close to winning..just didn't make any putts...if you don't make putts it's impossible to win.   My play overall was decent..hit the driver well in the beginning and the end..but in the middle got a little lost.  but was happy I got it back again at the end.  I hit wedges really good most of the day.   Irons where ehhh most of the day.    Hit some nice ones, but not what I'd call a solid ball striking day.

 

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Had an 84 Saturday.   Hot

Had an 84 Saturday.   Hot temps but no wind.  Didn't play very well overall.  Hit mostly irons because of hot tight our open course is off the tee.  But it was not a good iron day.  Last few rounds I've been making pretty good contant but not yesterday.  Just wasn't able to get down to the ball solidly and if I did I hit it chunky.  Not sure if ti was tempo or what.   May hit the range tomorrow and play again.   Putted almost really well.  I missed putts by inches all round.  I made 2 nice par saves but man I was all around the hole, just didn't fall in.    Chipping was pretty good too.

Used the driver twice and found the fairway both times but couldn't follow that up with a decent iron shot.  Did make one birdie after hitting my approach shot too about 5 ft on a Par 5. 

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Aimee
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Weekend

Didn’t play this weekend, had some family visiting Saturday and Michael still not over his cold, plus the weather is kind of warm/humid so he just couldn’t muster the energy. We went to the range instead. I may try to get out on Tues, weather looks good and it has been quiet at work.

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Scott Rushing
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I may try to get to the

I may try to get to the course for 9 tomorrow....otherwise will be Wednesday.  We plan to see Jurrasic World Tuesday...if plans hold up. 

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