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Aimee
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Probably will take off on

Probably will take off on Friday (will be closing the office early anyhow), Michael has a tee time and the weather is looking good. Cool weather next week, again.

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Aimee
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Friday golf

First 18 hole round of the year. Michael wanted to ride, so we shared a cart, which spared me the soreness the day after the first walking round. I stopped keeping score after the front 9, which was mostly doubles. I had a shot at par on a couple of par 3's. Lost 2 balls, one due to going offline possibly into the woods, one in the water at hole #9. Due to my eye issue, my depth perception is completely messed up and ball contact was inconsistent. Generally found that irons were easiest to hit off the ground. I really don't know how many more times I will play before the surgery, it is frustrating.

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Sunday

Played Sunday with our regular guys, walked 18 on our links style course. It was a little gusty at times, but pretty nice. Aeration holes still a factor on the greens, the ball was jumping off line unless you really hit it firmly. I struggled with my eye issue, but figured out that I could hit off the ground/low running shots a little better since the depth perception issue wasn't as much in play as when the ball is elevated on the tee (driver was difficult - did not hit too many solid shots). Thank goodness my short game is good or it would have been a misery. I shot 97, definitely lost shots on the longer holes. I did manage to make 3 pars (2 par 3's, 1 par 4). I just fear that my compensation may be screwing up my swing. I've got 4 weekends to potentially play before I will be on the bench prior to surgery, and since my June will be completely shot, I feel like I should get the rounds in while I can.

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Well it sounds tough Aimee..

Well it sounds tough Aimee...I know for me playing without my glasses and not being able to see the ball well as it travels is frustrating.  But the depth perception piece is got to be tough.  When I change glasses or contacts, I have some of that standing over the ball and it's frustrating.   Good luck with the surgery, when is it?

 

Hit the range a couple times for some practice with ball striking.  Not been happy lately..seems like that has helped.  Use some impact tape and kept working on staying behind the ball and I have sort of gotten some good swings in.  Walked 9 today..  usually I like to finish the first 4 holes and 1 or 2 over and I feel OK, cause they are the harder holes except for #9. Today finished them with 4 striaght Pars, 4 GIRs and 8 putts.  then hit a good drive on #5 but the firm fairways carried the ball into a water hazard.  A drop and 3 putt later I had a double.   Then 3 putted the next 3 holes while having GIRs.  I HATE THAT!!!!...Another bogey from a chunked chip but followed that up with 3 nice shots on #9 and a tap in Par.  So finished with 40 (5 over) but at least I had some success with my swing.  We'll see if it carries over Wednesday in leauge play.   Weather I hioe has finally stablized...and cold cold temps are gone!

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next round

Next round looks like Sunday, weather looking really nice. I have my eye surgery (right eye first, the bad one) on 6/20. Left eye on 7/13.

Due to how they need you to not wear contacts for a couple of weeks prior to the pre-surgical exam, then you can wear contacts until surgery, I actually have 3 weekends in June/July where I can potentially still play prior to any surgery, or between the two surgeries. However, both Memorial Day and July 4th weekends are shot for mesad

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Sunday round

Michael and I played today, random single guy played with us, as our friends played yesterday. Beautiful Spring day, first weekend that we had 2 nice days. I think I am getting used to my temporary eye issue, I was doing better on the back 9 last round, and today was very solid. I am swinging truly by "feel", which may actually be helpful in the long run. Additionally, after watching some golf on TV, I realized I wasn't bending from my hips, so by doing that I had more solid contact. Shot 90, dunked one ball in the pond at #9, 5 GIR, 4 pars, 36 putts. Had two 3-putts, aeration holes still messing up the greens. Am getting a bit more yardage with the new driver, I can tell by where my ball is ending up. Mishits go further, too.

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Aimee
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visibility

BTW, I have switched to neon yellow golf balls, I am finding them much easier to see. I bought a pack of 9 used ones from Ebay, that's going to last me the rest of the summer. I'm a traditionalist, if I can go back to white balls after surgery, I will!

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Scott Rushing
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Have played a few 9 hole

Have played a few 9 hole rounds in the last 2 weeks..game is getting there but still not real happy with consistency.  One time I top my iron shot, next time I hit it solid.  So we're getting there but still a ways to go.  This is the most topped shots I've made in a while.  But driver has been pretty good.  Most of my scores are about 41-43 for 9 holes.  but if I can remove those mistakes, it should be most like 38-39.

Tweaked my back today so no golf for at least a couple days.  Good thing it's a rainy weekend

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Member Member coming up this

Member Member coming up this next Sat/Sun...we'll see where the game is.  I walked 9 yesterday and struggled a bit with my sand game.  So spent some time at the range today and felt better as I left.  I think I'm going to hit the range Mon/Tue..Play Wed..chip/putt Thur/Fri to save my back.   there was a senior event the county puts on I qualify for now but it's literally the Thu/Fri before the member/member..didn't think my back could take 4 straight days of golf.  I screwed it up abut a week ago and it's not 100% yet .   So some range time and the rest the days before.   Put the 5H back in the bag and took out the 5I.  haven't been hitting the 5I well.

I have to think about how to setup my bag for Sat and Sunday.  VERY different courses.   The Sat course is tight..I think I use the driver maybe 4 times at most on the front and maybe 2-3 times on the back.   But I might need a low iron to punch out with and the 5H doesn't really fit that bill.  Maybe a 3W can punch out ok???  have to play with it.    The Sunday round is different.  I could hit driver on so many holes.   I need to work on hyrbids and fairway woods off the tee for the Saturday round.  I will be using them a lot

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Played in our regular

Played in our regular foursome today, the conditions were tough...we had a fair amount of rain Saturday and the fairways had a lot if standing water where the ground was saturated. The greens still aren't fully healed from aeration, but should be fine next weekend. Shot 90 despite dunking 2 balls in the water on holes #9 and 17. With that, I would say I had a pretty decent round. My short game was on fire, I was putting shots in close enough for legit one putt range. Only went in to one greenside bunker and got out. Couple of one putts, no three putts.

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Scott Rushing
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Nice Aimee.  Always nice to

Nice Aimee.  Always nice to chip it close!   great weather here this week so hoping to play a couple times before the weekend's member/member.   Been struggling a little with bunker play.  Watched a few videos and going to practice that several times this week.  Weird..I go from pretty decent to hitting them fat or thin.   So want to focus on that a little before hand.  but our bunkers have been wet after this weekends rain...so hoping they've dried out more tomorrow

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bunkers

Scott, maybe with your back being sore you aren't maintaining your posture and/or knee bend when swinging from the sand?

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Scott Rushing
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Well also think I may have

Well also think I may have been swaying a little..but then again you could be right.  Half the bad shots were picking it clean so maybe it's posture.   been going to the range the last few days and following some video bunker ideas...seems to be better.  I started generating more speed flipping the club through the sand.  Popping out higher now.  But overall the ball contact is better...so goal for the weekend event..just have fun, go through my routine and commit to the shot.

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enjoy the weekend

Enjoy the weekend, I probably won't be playing since I have to start not wearing one contact lens the end of this week and I really don't think I can play half-blind. May try the range to see how it works. Otherwise I'm on the disabled list for the next 2 weekends.

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Scott Rushing
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Well...good and bad results.

Well...good and bad results..I had some hiccups but did make a birdie on each of the 2 rounds.  Day 1 I helped my partner decently but Day 2 my game was off and I didn't help much.  I shot 82 - 84...and I really expected the 84 to be more like 78 but had trouble with a couple tee shots and a few wedges.   We came in 2nd so did win something but it was a lot of fun being out there again.

Lots of rain here now so not sure when i'll get out thiis week.

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Walked 9 today..bogeys all

Walked 9 today..bogeys all the way except a double on one hole..Nothing "bad" but .. just screwed up somewhere.  Chipping was not great.  No warm up so .. I don't feel terrible about it but ... I did make some good swings toward the end.  But .. oh well..I was golfing and not working.

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Last 9 was not great scoring.

Last 9 was not great scoring. Actually hit some solid shots but didn't put shots together.  43 for 9 holes.  Driver was OK but then just missed a lot of GIRs and had to chip up and make bogey.  Going to get a lesson soon....time to stop diagnosing my issues myself

 

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Aimee
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stop the damage!

Definitely sounds like a lesson is due...you know the longer you go, the more engrained the issue(s) get, so go get straigtened out and back on track! Early season tune up! I can't play right now so I need you to go get 'em.

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Scott Rushing
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yeah, i emailed our pro ...

yeah, i emailed our pro ... hope to get one next week.  I played 9 Wed and it was bad.  weird, cause before that I  played Monday and I hiit some solid shots.  But Wed, shot 47.  that's a lot for me.  So hopefully he'll see something cause clearly i can't fix it myself

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You know what they say, play

You know what they say, play how you practice! My only shot at playing will be 2nd weekend in July, next surgery is 7/13 and no exercise is allowed for 2 weeks after (I can only walk). Sending good thoughts your way for smooth swings!

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