Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
Michael played yesterday in pretty miserable conditions (low/mid 50's, wet from earlier rain, some mist). We have a tee time Sunday, it's supposed to be around 60 degrees. Raining heavily all day today. On our course the 18th tee for white/blue black is very elevated, the cart path goes downhill and takes a sharp left turn. They had to put yellow arrow signs up, since if you don't make that left turn there is a rock-lined shallow gulch below. Rumor is that someone had a few too many, ran straight into that gulch and was seriously injured or killed (not sure it was a fatal event, but you know how tales become taller over time...).
It's not how...it's how many
Aimee, I saw a few weeks ago someone who sank a cart in one of our ponds...your story reminds me of that.. We've had great weather the last few days..about 10 degrees higher than normal..75 degrees with sun. It's been great. Played 12 holes Saturday..we started late because of some tournaments and while we might could have gotten through maybe 16 17 holes, we were close to the club house and waiting on each shot so we decided to call it. Cold start in that we didn't get there in time to loosen up any. hit a BIG slice on the first tee shot but actually got up and down for Par. went bogey-bogey on the next two holes hitting some pretty good shots. Doubled the 4th when someone talking in my backswing approach got me and I yanked my approach into trouble. But for the next 7 holes I managed to Par them all to shoot 4 over for the 12 holes. Irked me though I didn't make any of 5 makeable birdie putts. lipped out 2 and then just missed the others. Rainy this week...that and darkness at 5pm with my work schedule mean I won't get a lot of golf in during the week now. SIGH!!!
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Played Friday...waslked 9 holes...Actually started off better than expected for a layoff from golf for a week. But usually hope to turn the first 3 holes in maybe +2 or +1. Not an easy first 3 holes. Usually for me I start around the 5 or 6th hole and make a lot of pars from there in. this time I managed to finish in even Par after 3...actually after 5 holes I was even par. Then I bogeyed a hole I can almost drive due to a bad chip. Then a double on a short Par 3 that I hit into a greenside bunker. Got out but then 3 putted. 3putted for bogey on 8..and then par'd #9 for a 4 over par. All and All I was happy - I drove the ball well all day and if not for a couple mistakes could have made the front 9 in even par.
Colder and wet here now...might try to walk 9 Wed afternoon or Thursday. We'll see
We played 9 holes one of the days after Thanksgiving (don't remember which one)...our course does their "hardest day of golf" outing on Black Friday and they had both courses participating this year due to demand. They lucked out with the weather, it was warm. We may play 9 holes again this weekend; this time of year with the limited daylight it works better for us (TBH, we could play more than 9, since nobody is really checking...).
We got snow yesterday and more on the way today and into early next week, so NO golf in my forecast for awhile. I might get in some range time at the end of ncxt week if the weather forecast doen'st change by then. Mid 50's would be okay with me.
Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.
PLayed 18 Thursday at course about an hour away. Nice course. challenging especially with my game not on great display. Couldn't chip very well...soft ground and caught too many shots a little heavy. Would up shooting 95 I think...most fun was playing the back 9 head to head against a buddy who hadn't beat me before. So we had fun playing a match .. I wound up winning (thankfullY!) when he triple bogeyed the last hole and I bogeyed it. Funny thing was..with a 94..I par'd every Par 3. had 2 decent looks at birdie in those. didn't make either. Got up and down for one of them. Did make 1 birdie on the day. But lost 3 balls during the round..something I haven't done in FORVEVER
played 9 today...shot 5 over. Had a few good looks at birdie btu didn't make them. May have to knuckle down and start practicing putting again. But driver was pretty good today. hit into a few bunkers on approach shots so clearly an issue there but i hit the bunker shots well. 70's today..and going to get snow or freezing rain Wed...will be in the 30's...so no golf till it warms up!
Michael and I played 9 holes Sunday, it was 60 degrees! He has a knee issue so 9 holes is pretty much all he can deal with right now. Conditions were good, fairways still green and grassy, fallen leaves had been removed/pushed into the woods. I think I shot a 47, I did lose one ball in plain sight due to glare - hit a shot and never saw it land, it must have settled down into the rough. We are getting snow here on Wed/Thur so no more rounds for a while. It's gonna be cold, too.
weather is not cooperating here in the Carolina;s to golf...cold..windy and very wet....for the next couple weeks it appears...
well we just shoveled a foot of snow, so I don't see any golf for a long time
We got in 9 yesterday...50 and overcast....then overnight got about an inch of snow. Gone now but wasn't even in the forecast. Played as expected with the layoff I've had. Hit a few really good shots and made a couple putts. So all in all OK. Backs' been giving me a little trouble so sorta glad the weather will be not conducive to golf this next week to 10 days.
We got the cold today with more on the way this week. Forecast for the weekend is for a HIGH of around ZERO for Saturday and Sunday if one of the forecast models turn out to be right. Needless to say, I will NOT be out there playing golf in that kind of cold. 40 and Sunny is fine, but Zero for the high is out of the question.
We are on the EDGE of the cold front moving through. Denver was 18* at 9;00Am, and in Castle Rock, which is about 25 miles South of Denver, it was 48*, a big fat 30 degrees warmer. North of Denver it was in the single digits.
Days and Days of rain here...ground is so saturated the water has no where to go but to pool on top. and cold temps...in the 30's and low 40s...I don't feel the need to play in that sort of weather. So it could be awhile before it's decent enough here to play. Funny, I walk dogs in the park where our courses are..and there are people day in day out playing..member who tee off in pretty much any weather...just not me..i love golf but I don't have that need...