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#8956 RobNewy

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:32 PM

Actually don't knock the red tees, that was a fun day, and not bloody easy either, given that it threw any preconceived club selection to the shizen for the whole day.

One Par 5 turned into a Par 4,(The 3rd).

The usual par 3's were from distances that no one had ever hit from before, and the dogleg par 4's now had to be hit with completely different clubs (shorter off the tee).

It was just a one off comp event up at Beacy, that I reckon should be done at least a couple of times a year, just to mix it up further, cause it bit more than a few guys on the arse, and deflated a few egos along the way too ....... which is always a good thing.

Anything that breaks up the usual boring diet of Stableford and Par events has got to be good in my book. .... :)


Gaz, Gardners have the option of playing of whatever you like on tbe day except the ladies of course.

We are going to play the golds soon, just to mix it up. As you said iyt will put you in some very different positions.

Im actually looking forward to it

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

It is something I've actually thought about ........ not going to Le Frog, but perhaps somewhere a bit closer, particularly during a wet and at times, muddy winter, but I tend to mix things up at Beacy, just to keep my interest so I'm not overly bored up there.

 

 I do think about relocating at times.

 

With Waverley Private closing and moving into Churchill Park (after they do a complete reno of the existing course in a couple of years time) ...... it may be a viable option, and something the Beacy Boys may consider .... :D

 

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Lang Lang is 32 minutes from your house.(according to Google maps)

 

dry in winter, and great in summer.

 

has your favourite par 4 hole, the 3rd.

 

and annual fees under $750 per year.

 

send me a PM and I would be happy to book you on the time sheet next Saturday.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:49 AM

If you want to mix it up a bit, you could pop down to Warra for a change.  Yes, of course it's a country course for cuntremembers.

 

Or just have a big sleep in one Sat and play with Olinda on Lakes/Hills.

Hey Phil,

 

I pop down to Warra five days a week, so if I tried to get the car to go in that direction any more than that, it would just disintegrate on me in protest I reckon.

 

As for sleep-ins, I reckon my last one was around xmas. I'd much prefer to play early, despite the cold air and dewy / icy conditions. :D


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

Gaz, Gardners have the option of playing of whatever you like on tbe day except the ladies of course.

We are going to play the golds soon, just to mix it up. As you said iyt will put you in some very different positions.

Im actually looking forward to it

 

Robbie,

 

It's always a good thing to mix it up a bit I reckon, and having the choice of tees means less chance of getting bored, eg, getting to a certain tee and just pulling out the same club week after week.

 

It seems like Gardners have the right idea I reckon .... :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

GPJ

Lang Lang is 32 minutes from your house.(according to Google maps)

 

dry in winter, and great in summer.

 

has your favourite par 4 hole, the 3rd.

 

and annual fees under $750 per year.

 

send me a PM and I would be happy to book you on the time sheet next Saturday.

 

Hi Geoffrey,

 

You don't have to sell Langy to me, cause you know I really like the Augusta of Gippsland. It has some very good holes I reckon, and the added course length would certainly be something I'd enjoy.

 

I'm just not sure I'd be able to sell it to the rest of the Beacy Boys to drop their memberships at Beacy and make the trip to Langy (additional travel time for a couple of them). Playing alongside my regular partners is the fun part of golf for me, so it may have to wait until they get really tired of Beacy. :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:13 AM

Surely it's only 20 minutes from Beacy at most?

 

Isn't that how it works?


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

Surely it's only 20 minutes from Beacy at most?

 

Isn't that how it works?

 

It does with my driving yes ..... :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

Time for a quick update, as its been pretty quiet in terms of golf for a week or so.

 

All I could manage on the weekend just gone was just a quick nine holes up at Beacy. Actually it was more like just hitting the ball as hard as I possibly could for nine holes to get some frustration and tension out. With my mind clearly not on the job, and using the 4th set of irons in the rotation (GeorgeyBoys old Srixon forged), I parred the front half of Beacy ........ stupid game.

 

Things have settled down a bit on the home front thankfully, in the lead-up to the South East Asia''s 2 Man Tourney with Beacy Brad. I've just got to pack the clubs and then I'll be all set to head northwest on Saturday ....... first round is scheduled for early next week at Bali's Nirwana, and then a couple of days later, at Bali National.

 

With a lot of dromana's going on of late, I'm starting to look forward to actually getting back on a golf course and just belting the bejeezus out of something, and playing alongside Bradley will no doubt be a crapload of fun as it always is.

 

So that's the update, short, and hopefully optimistic ... :)


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hope the dramas sort themselves out mate

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:52 AM

Hope the dramas sort themselves out mate

 

Yeah its getting there Weeti, slowly but surely.

 

I am really looking forward to just getting away from it all for two weeks, and having a nice sleep in (my last one was around xmas) and just relaxing.

 

I figure the only thing that will pry me away from the villa's pool ...... will probably be golfing with Beacy Brad. :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:50 AM

Time for an update, post the Bali trip, now that things are starting to settle down.

 

We got back into freezing cold Melbourne in the wee hours of Sunday morning, in not the most suitable attire let me say. Shorts and a t shirt were not the best thing to be walking out of the airport in, close to midnight on Saturday.

 

Still, it could have been worse.

 

After a tour of Melbourne courtesy of Citylink roadworks we finally got home and after a quick shuffle of clubs into another golf bag, and a few minutes of shut eye, it was off to Beacy bright and early Sunday morning.

 

After 9 holes I was on 13 points and not playing too well. The driver was back on track, but the rest of the game was shite. The putter felt like I'd only just met it, the short game was awol, and I was spraying the approach irons all over the place. The back half wasn't much better and I finished up with a grand total of 28 points, but had fun doing it.

 

Post game and it was a touch more unpacking, and then a trip to Golf Clearance Outlet to spend some left over cash.

 

I got a brand new rangefinder (my old one, a Leupold, had been knocked so the targeting was slightly off . when you pinged the flag you had to aim it a foot to the left for ti to have any hope of reading it), and with the money I saved on buying a Precision Pro, as opposed to a Sureshot (about $100) I also got myself a set of new grips for the MP32's . Golf Prides CP2 Pro midsize.

 

Into the garage and cue the music, as Top Gear would say. As I'd long run out of grip solvent, I was using WD40 as the lubricant of choice, and that too ran out, so it was over to the much cheaper option of Turps, which worked a treat.

 

So, I'm already for the weekend now, with my newly gripped 32's all ready to rock. Hopefully my swing will return at some stage soon, but it should be good fun.

 

I've got another job to do before then though ... download a load of golf photo's from the Bali trip off my phone, and then update the "Beacy Boys Do Bali" thread with the details. (T'was a fun couple of rounds with Bradley) ...... :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
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2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

Welcome back, Gaz.    


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:44 AM

welcome back Gaz, we've missed you 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:00 AM

Thank you guys.

 

Its good to be back so to speak, although I am missing my 6:30 am swims in the mornings, and tearing about on a scooter with The Beloved. :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

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2016 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner (Pending successful legal action)

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2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.

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