Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
GOOD LUCK! I've heard people get the COVID fog so be careful! We're heading to Lake Tahoe so no golf for a week for me...but that's OK in this case LOL
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Played today, walked 18, wonderful weather. Although I didn't feel like I had all of my strength back, it went surprisingly well, aside from 2-3 holes I totally botched. Had a bad day in the sand aside from one short fairway bunker shot with 7i that landed on the green about 4 feet from the hole. Had a couple of pars, wound up with 92. I think I hit all fairways with my drive.
It's not how...it's how many
Nice you were able to get out. Just back from the West coast...man is Monterrey incredible. Drove around Pebble/SpyGlass/and other courses. So bueatiful. The wind though, can't imagine how challenging every shot seemed. Hope to play 9 this week but with the time change, I have to have a break in the work schedule. Fingers crossed
Right, with the time change the window closes fast in the afternoon - not to mention the glare from the sun being lower in the sky!
Played last weekend, not great (again, I think I hit all fairways with driver, but not otherwise memorable). Not playing this weekend, its going to be too cool.
It's gotten cold here now...not getting to the 50 degree these days. But maybe Wed before Thanskgiving it;ll be like 55...so might try to play. YET aNOTHER pain, think my plantar fascitis is kicked up ...now when I start walking, my heel is painful. Not bad bad but jeez I'm getting tired of new pains!
Probably last round of 2022 on Saturday, it was nice and sunny, temps in low 50's, wind wasn't too bad. Course still in good shape, we haven't had hard frost yet, so there is still grass on fairways and greens. Rough is pretty clumpy. We had a single guy go out with us, he was overly chatty, very nice, but no course management. He was riding and when he went looking for his ball (which was often) he'd park the cart and walk. Then he'd have to walk back 50+ yards to get his cart and drive to his ball, since he took no clubs with him. Left his cart in kind of the wrong spot a lot when on the green - not at the back, towards the next hole. At least he only played 9 holes, because he was really slowing us up. I had 1, maybe 2 pars, 36 putts. Couple of "just missed" putts, had 2 (IIRC) hit too hard and bounce off the flagstick. Hadn't played for 3 weeks, a little rusty. Hitting the irons reasonably well, I actually hit onto the 18th green (par 5) with my 6 iron. My miss is consistently a block, with the driver I REAAAALLY have to concentrate to make sure I don't open up before my hands get through the ball...when I do, I can hit a nice draw.
So will courses shutdown up your way? Our courses will remainn open all year. Unless it's really sustained cold where they worry about the bermuda greens, they remain open. Courses with bent grass greens don't close unless there's frost, ice or snow. I hit the range last week, did pretty good for a month layoff..I'd like to play sometime soon but also not minding letting the heal rest a litle. After the range, it was sore. I saw Tiger has this plantar issue and he pulled out of his event. Don't blame hiim...four rounds walking plus practice and all the media stuff, I couldn't do it. I hope I haven't played my last round of 2022 but if I have, that's OK. It was a poor year for me ballstriking wise, maybe my worst. I think I made some strides here late with some drills but until I can go play, who knows. Working to lose weight and am exercising 5 times a week so hoping next year will be a healthier year.
Courses here stay open all winter. What they do at our county courses is they rotate one course being completely closed for one month, but the others stay open. However, if it is forecasted to be really nice on the weekend, they can opt to open the "closed" course for play. They make that call on Thursday, I think. We have 4 courses to choose from, so it's not an issue. The links style course can be pretty brutal to play in the winter if there is any wind...the others have trees lining the fairways to cut down on the wind. I'm also pretty indifferent about whether I play again for a while, based on my regression. Until some things change with work, I don't see having the time to get mid-week practice in, and that's the only way I can turn things around.