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Aimee
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Sunday

played Mercer Oaks East, our third was a guy around 30 who could hit the ball a long way, he played white tees with Michael to be polite, but he also said he wasn’t accurate enough to play blue...which was only partially a factor. He was nice and the round was quick. I didn’t play that well, shot 92, screwed up my first 2 holes and its hard to shake that off. Had a couple of pars on front 9, one par on back, 34 putts. Had a lot of problems with greenside bunkers, so several shots dropped due to over swinging and flying over. If I could just find a practice facility nearby with a decent bunker I could work on that, it is a big weak spot in my game.

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Scott Rushing
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Hey Folks.  I've been

Hey Folks.  I've been traveling...first to Vegas for a billiards tournament...and then to Pittsburgh for some baseball.  Finally getting back.  Only to find it's going to rain almost all week so..likely not much time to golf for me.  Maybe this weekend.

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Played 18 yesterday.  Was

Played 18 yesterday.  Was warm and with all the rain we've had i thought the course might be real wet but it wasn't.  Seems fine, though didn't get a lot of roll on drives.  Shot 42/39 for an 81.  11 bogeys, 2 birdies.   Irons were mostly OK.   Trying top hit th 3w off the deck twice didn't work out.  Need to work on that shot at the range.  I used to be able to do it.  Right now it's iffy at best.  Driver was OK at the range but a little errant on the course.  so heading to the range those.  I have about 3 weeks before I go to the beach for golf   

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Aimee
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Sunday

Hot day...low 90's, I walked Mercer Oaks West with an umbrella clamped on the cart. At least there was a little breeze at times and it was OK in the shade. Shot 89 with a ball lost in the pond on #9 and a few other mess ups. Putted OK, had two 3 putts, I believe (going from one end of the green to the other, just too much ground to cover). One birdie, 3 or 4 pars. Didn't feel like I played all that well, but I suspect that was due to being just worn out from the heat. My handicap has gone down to 14.7.

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Scott Rushing
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nice Aimee.  I hear you on

nice Aimee.  I hear you on the heat.  90's here this week too.  but it's better than the 114 I had in Vegas last week!

 

If you get Gofl Magazine, my course remodel is in there in an article about Day trip and Robert Trent Jones., Tanglewood Championship.   The course remodel is well underway.  a lot of the greens are showing the bermuda coming through and theyve completely redone the bunkers and a bunch of the fringe around the greens. SHould be nice when they're done.

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Scott Rushing
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Played today

Took the day off work today to get some errands done and got done earliy enough to get a round of golf in.   Overall VERY happy with the round.  Didn't score well but could see the progress from some of my recent work come through.  
Shot 41/40 with NO birdies (Sad!).   The 9 over was 2 doubles, one of which was from hitting a really really good approach shot to a blind downhill green and flying it and hot having and easy chip/putt situation.  Shouldn't have been double but man did I hit that approach shot solid.   The other was a double due to a poor tee shot and then 3 putting.   Those two holes were my only poor putting holes of the day so that was good. 

Driver wise, I made progress today.  Had 9 times I used the driver...3 were ok to good, 3 were bad and 3 were nutted.   Those last three where distances of 280, 285 and 310 off generally moist fairways from recent rain we've had.  So I'm pleased. 

Irons were mostly OK, but I had a few where I came around on them and was all arms and not a well timed downswing with the body and arms.  But I know that now. 

So overall even though I didn't score well I felt good about the shots I made.

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Aimee
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Progress

Scott, sounds like progress and some positive things to build on.

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Scott Rushing
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Yes...but it's funny..one of

Yes...but it's funny..one of the guys I played with came in and sat down at the office today and said "so what's been going wrong with your game, I saw you hit some crazy shots you don't normally see.."   I looked at him and said "I thought that was a good round for me..I was very positive from the take-aways.  I hit 6 out of 9 good or great drives.   Yes 3 were bad but 6 weren't.  and I screwed up a few iron shots but I nailed some others, and I putted well and almost chipped in once or twice."   I told him .. the swing changes, the weight loss and balance changes from that...and I think actually now that I've given it some more thought..the way I was swinging and the speed I was swinging when I had an extra 30 lbs on me, I can't swing quite that way or with that much intertia.  I think that might also be causing some balance issues.   So Anyway, it's just interesting on the perspectives people have.  I was very positive with the take-aways...he was just the opposite.  but i don't care...I think I'm headed to where I need to get too to be much more consistent.  

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