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#841 BuggeraCup

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:26 AM

Getting to play a bit over there BC - nice bonus of the move


Not wrong mate, really enjoying it over here - especially the work/life balance which gives me more opportunity for golf. Other than the weather being pretty **** for 6 months of the year (at least it never rains I guses!).
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 04:43 AM

I finally played my first game of golf since mid-July this week! The family and I went away for a few weeks over summer for the holidays and during our last week away I fell arse over *** and ended up dislocating my little finger. So after spending a few hours in a Croatian emergency room getting it reset and also a few stitches, it meant that I was unable to grip a golf club properly for several weeks!

However, it had healed sufficiently to swing the wrenches with a mate at the Els Club. As expected after such a long break, the game was rusty. I was missing it both ways and my ball striking was very inconsistent. That being said I did manage to make 3 birdies in the round including back-to-back birdies on 5 and 6. However I also made a triple on the 8th just to demonstrate my inconsistency!

In the end it all added up to an 80 which I wasn't too unhappy about considering my long lay-off. If anything it has really renewed my passion for the game seeing as I wasn't able to play for so long. Playing again next Monday!
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:18 AM

Late post, but I played again last week, this time off the tips at Arabian Ranches. In my opinion, off the back tees, this course is probably the toughest course in Dubai.

I started off hitting the ball about as well as I can possibly strike it. Driver and wedge to 3ft on the first lead to a birdie. I then had good looks at birdie from 8ft (2nd), 10ft (3rd) and 12ft (4th) but I failed to make any off them. Shortly after that started the long slog back into the wind from the 6th all the way to the far end of the course at the 14th when you turn for home with the wind at your back. I was still hitting it okay initially but it's just a really tough stretch of golf holes so there were invariably a few bogies thrown in. On top of that I started to lose a few drives to the left which lead to me leaking more oil.

I finished okay but the damage had been done. In fact I had 7 bogies in a row at one point which is not usually my style, I try and pride myself on grinding out Pars. In the end I ended up shooting a disappointing 83 off the stick which included 43 coming home.

I think the round could have been different if I had converted more of those early opportunities but that's no excuse - there was just a stretch of really poor golf in there on a tough course. Another round and shot at redemption next week.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:56 AM

Played again at Arabuan Ranches on Monday with a mate. We're both pretty decent, single figure handicappers so we were hoping to drag each other along and play some good golf. Unfortunately, the opposite happened initially, we were both hitting it a little inconsistently and, on top of that, we weren't scoring any good either. I ended up going out in a disappointing 41, +5 off the stick.

The back nine was much better fortunately, the ball striking improved and I managed to sharpen up the short game and start scoring a little better also. I only had one birdie but came home in a much better +2, 38. Combined, it was a acceptable +7, 79 off the stick but my mate got me with a 77.

Playing at Trump International tomorrow.
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