Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
incredible weather here last few days..finally got a break from work and snuck out of the home office for a couple hours .. walked 9 holes. Played well. 5 pars 4 bogeys...Driving was good though it was windy as heck. Par 5 down wind..525 yard par from from my tees, good drive nice bounce but with wind....Driver left me 189 yards in .. and that was a 7I to the back of the green in a bunker. Hit the irons pretty well .. greens still really tight woven from being new...so nothing holds..a couple bogeys were due to balls rolling out and having long putts or chips back. Anyway was nice to be out. hope everyone is staying safe
Golf is a game that can only be played...
everything is closed here...so no golf for a while. Governor closed the parks, too. We are thinking of going to an open field near the house to practice chipping at least.
It's not how...it's how many
Anyone else getting closer to getting out? I heard some states are seeing protests to open courses and parks and some are considering it. I was able to get out Friday and Saturday...windy as heck but still sunny. I drove the ball well one day and not so much the next. Shot like 7 over for 9 holes I think both days. Second day was a few double bogeys that hurt, but did put together a string of about 4 pars in a row. But a few bad overthe-top swings that got me into trouble. Did have a couple nice swings where things worked well. Found the sand way too much to score well.
Hope everyone is safe...and well....
No word on golf courses opening up yet. Since the Governer of NJ shut down the parks, and our course is in a county park, that is one hurdle. The other is that since they are county employees, as long as the state says non-essential workers must stay home...they are home. I wouldn't be shocked if public or private (non-State) courses can re-open around May 8th, I'm seeing a lot of things that point to that date for some reopening of certain businesses. I am going to assume I will be playing Memorial Day weekend with some kind of restrictions in place (all of which I endorse - I walk, I want spaced out tee times, I don't need to stick my hand in the cup to get the ball).
Here they cut up noodles - the pool toys and those fit insie the current cup and also easily around the pin. So it keep the ball from getting down too far in the cup. Works well. Read Myrtle Beach golf courses where closed for anything but local play but they are starting I think to open up this week or maybe last.
They just announced the parks and golf courses can re-open as of Saturday morning. Will try to get out this weekend!
It was a predictable fire drill, but we actually were able to book a tee time for Saturday at 11:16. Our course is doing tee times 16 minutes apart 7am-6pm, twosomes only, County Residents only, no rakes in bunkers, no access to clubhouse, etc. So basically we estimated 1/4 of the normal volume if all times get booked. Our golf buddy got a time for him and his son for Sunday. Weather is supposed to be nice, around 70 degrees, so a real treat.
Well, we got to play. Tee times were twosomes only, 16 minutes apart, which would have been great but we had a slowpoke in front of us, we caught up to them midway thru the front 9, which never should have happened. So Michael and I had to wait on every hole. The starter said something to them at the 9th green, but it only helped a little. Didn't keep score, I will guess low/mid 90. They had not mowed the fairway for a couple of days and the greens were still showing aeration marks. Obviously maintenance the last couple of months was a skeleton crew. No rakes in the bunkers, all ball washers had been removed, no porta-johns, no access to the clubhouse. Practice range and greens closed. It was so nice to get out and the weather was great, around 70 degrees and wind around 10 mph. It was particularly nice to get a round in since I have surgery on Tuesday and won't be able to play for a couple of months, the perfect ending would have been if I made par on 18, but it wasn't in the cards.
Well glad you got out Aimee. We walked 18 Saturday in beautiful conditions...wish my game had looked that good. A bit out of sorts..not sure why..tempo or what. Found a ton of bunkers ... sort of all over the place. Iron play was really off for the day and I either made really bad choices (which I did ..) or had the worst luck...like the bounces just went ways that left me in bunkers or hitting 1 lone tree branch. But like I said was great to be out there. Hoping to walk 9 tomorrow about 4pm . Rain coming in soon..
Okayed 9 holes Friday and 18 Saturday. Shot 40 on Friday and 82 on Saturday. the 82 shoud have been much better.. Had 2 birdies. but 2 3putts. Drove the ball well enough to score better but was way to inconsistent on my irons and wedges. I think I need to work on a real pre-shot routine. I find myself getting up to the ball and playing whatever shot i make up in my head without really practicing it. Think I'm going to develop a pre-shot routine that I follow each time. I don't do that enough now.
Best shot though... long par 5, 540yard. I had 245 yards to the pin and I used my 5W and was off the back of the green in 2. Missed the eagle putt but made the birdie. Now..that 245 yards, I hit short of the green and then there was rollout So its not like I hitthe 5W 250yards;.. but was still nice to pull it off.
295 yard drive and 245 plus 5 woood to just behind the green is NOT something anyone can complaine about. I'd be very happy with those two shots for sure, and I'm playing a mile up in the air here in Denver. Around here most of the golf courses are still closed due to Stay At Home orders coming down from the State. A few have just now re-opened but with some restrictions.
Best of luck everyone both with your golf game and staying healthy.
Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.