Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
Outside chance of playing Sunday, temps supposed to be low 50's, depends if the rain holds off until evening. May just wind up going to the range to get some swings in, if not.
It's not how...it's how many
Have had several days of warm temps here..got in 9 holes of practice the last 2 days. Lots of people out so hard to just play one ball having to wait so long between shots. Been working on bunker shots while waiting on the greens. Hadn't played in several weeks but it was nice to get the rust off a little. Hit some solid iron shots today but also some not.
Did use the new pull cart - the Rovic by Clickgear. it's nice. Has a swivel wheel on the front but I find you have to be careful when to use that. On any sort of slope the swivel turns with the slope and you're constantly redirecting the cart. it's easy to lock and unlock so it's fine. But my stand bag fits better on this one than my old push cart.
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Got one last round (most of one) in today. We planned tp play 13 holes since there is a paved service road that runs straight back to the clubhouse, so its the easiest place to walk off. Teed off around noon, temps were 50-52 and their were high clouds, it was nice when the sun came out, although there was not much wind for the most part, so it was pretty pleasant. Grass is dormant, the fairways were covered in springy carpet like stuff. The greens were very slow, still showed some residual aeration marks from the Fall that never filled in. The round was as bad as I figured, since I hadn't played in 2 months. First hole I sent everything right and then remembered to hold my arms in tighter (extra layers affect me). Most everything came up short due to temp and swing mechanics, hit a couple of decent shots but only sniffed par on the par 3's. Short game didn't come back until the end, no feel. Although on the last hole we played, I almost holed a bump n run shot, would have been nice to walk off with par.
Aimee, I struggle with all the layers too when its cooler. I've finally gotten several thin under layers that help . Will have them on today..planning to get in 18 but while it was 70 yesteday today will be more like high 40s when we start to mid 50s when we finsih.
Played 9 yesterday late..walking hitting multiple shots per hole just getting in practice. Drove the bell pretty well most of the day but admit with this being the 4th 9 holes in 5 days, the back started to tighten up mid way through - especially as I took 3-4 approach shots. Sand game is doing better..been practicing that a lot.
We'll see how the back holds up today. I'm going to try and walk the 18 holes since I want the exercise and it's not a terribly hilly course. plus there's only 3 of us and I'll probably be teeing off from a different tee than them. We'll see how it goes. haven't walked 18 straight in a few months.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Scott, Happy New Year back to you. Ref the muscle tightness, Michael has been using a lotion with CBD (and he recommended it to our golf friend, who uses it too) and said it helps. He uses one that warms on contact. You have to spend some $ to get a good brand (he got some from a friend in the business, the brand is called Elevate, it is made in a FDA inspected plant, etc.). I have a base layer from Columbia that has a silver foil like lining that reflects your body heat back to you (only keeps me warm if I actively exercise to raise skin temp) but generally I prefer a Nike baselayer turtleneck that is thicker than Under Armour and has a fleece-like lining. The layers over that are my challenge, I've even tried wearing a fleece jacket and just taking it off before swinging, but that is annoying. At 55 degrees I can go with windshirt as the top layer (over 2 other layers), which I prefer. I wear wool socks and either cords with tights under or I have a pair of lined pants for golf. I'm cold normally, so it's tough for me to figure out the best configuration.
I bought some CBD oil when I was out west, now it's for sale in Carolina so not that hard to find though what I tried before when I used it for my back didn't seem to do a lot. I tried it on my wrist...not 100% sure if it helped but .. the pain did go away a few days later. hard to know if it was that. Am sore more today...walked 18 holes yesterday..played with some friends and it was cart path only so I just walked with my new cart. So a little stiff today.
Overall played well. Shot 81 with 4 doubles, and 3 birdies. The driver worked pretty well. The doubles where over the top pulls that left me with drops. Some of the pin placements were cruel..like you really shoud never put a pin there. So I 3 putted once or twice but mostly putted OK. Just missed a few recovery shots. But it was nice to get out for 18. might try to get 9 more in today..then rain comes in for 3-4 days..
Was about 50 today and sunny ... Walked 9 today and played actually pretty well. 6 GIR ,,, and other 3 I missed I made Par on one, bogeyed another and just missed saving Par on the 3rd. Shot 3 over had 1 3 putt. But drove the ball well and hit some very solid irons. May be about 5 degrees warmer tomorrow if I can get out for a few holes late afternoon I may. Got a lot of rain coming in this week.
It's supposed to get warm (relatively) here over the weekend, but we are also getting rain end of the week so it depends when that stops. If it is mid-50's I'll go out again, rain will keep the ground soft and wash some of the gross goose poop away. Wow, over the winter when there is not much play, the geese really make a mess of the fairways.
Got to play today, it was fairly cloudy but it did get in to the low 60's. Pretty windy, we were playing our links style course and the hats were flying off at times. Played a little better than last time, still not great, shot 96 with no balls lost. Several putts not made due to condition of greens, round would have been more like 92 under normal conditions. Made par on 2 of the par 3's. Almost holed a couple of chips and one sand shot that wound up about 4" from the hole. Saw a group of 4 deer at the edge of the woods and a nice hawk. Way too much goose poop on the fairways, yuck.
No chance to play recently. And the weather is turning cold..like 40s and windy. So probably won't try to play. After some unseasonably warm temperatures, seems like we're finally getting to back to the norm. I like my new push cart though...works well. Maybe in a week or so I can get out again.