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#8986 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

Ball splitting power hey big G?

 

More like a sub standard ball Micky ..... although I did get it out of the screws for a change. :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal 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 26 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

Update time, Saturday Stableford.

 

79 off the stick ...... 2 over on the front half, and a disappointing 6 over on the back half. (Including a wipe)

 

Still, it wasn't all bad, just a few key shots that I really stuffed up, but that's golf and I reckon I'm going to stuff up several shots during a round ..... I just missed a few gettable birdie putts along the way that could have made up for the bad ones.

 

It was my 4th round in a row in the 70's though, so the form isn't too bad. It hasn't seen a drop in the handicap however, due to a few flags dropping out at the same time ...... so I really need to keep it going in order to lose a shot or two and improve.

 

My two highest flags are both played to 6.9, so I need a few more rounds over 36 points to see any gain whatsoever. It certainly doesn't get any easier, but steady golf is the name of the game, solid pars with no fuss, so I'll just keep trying to keep the game on track and see what happens ..... :)


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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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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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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:27 PM

Steady golf? Make some birdie putts G. :D. Isn't a HIO due for you about now on your favorite par 3?

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

It would be nice to get a few more birdies going around Micky, but I figure if I can give myself enough chances, some will drop.

 

As for the HIO, I haven't been close of late on the 6th, as they haven't used the very back areas of the tee for a couple of months it seems. (Back tee is ideal for my 7 iron) Whenever I play it these days its an 8 iron at most or I find myself between a 9 and an 8 so its a bit of a guessing game. Hopefully they'll put them back soon, and I can have a few goes with my 7 iron.


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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
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2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)
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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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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:33 PM

Update time from today's crack of dawn Stableford comp round.

 

I shot 3 over on the front half in something less than ideal conditions. It was a case of very soft ground, slightly damp greens, colds hands and fingers, a decent breeze, and the odd bout of rain and light hail made it interesting.

 

A nice warming coffee at the halfway mark, and it was back out to resume proceedings. The last 9 holes produced another 3 over par effort, for a 6 over 77 ...... or 36 points.

 

A couple of birdies, (missed a couple of decent chances), a load of pars, a few bogeys and a wipe.

 

There was no Sunday comp win this week however (it would have been 3 in a row) .... as I was beaten by a point .... by a guy who shot 22 over par. (How that is possible really baffles me) 

 

I did win the pro pin cash though, and Beacy Brad picked up an ntp, so it was worth our while getting out there and battling the elements.

 

And speaking of Beacy Brad, he has taken a substantial lead in our ongoing par 3 contest, and just keeps hitting green after green, which is great for both our games I reckon, as the pressure is constantly on.

 

So its now 5 rounds in a row in the 70's, and hopefully after todays effort it may actually see some downwards movement in the handicap ..... time will tell though I guess. (The score hasn't been added yet) :D


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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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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

If you started at a civilised hour, you would have had glorious sunshine for the round.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

Nice work Gaz

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

Update time from today's Monthly Medal ...... and it was something of an indifferent round today, despite it being my favourite format, Stroke.

 

I compiled a very scrappy 43 shots on the front half, and it was pretty much a practice round after that. The swing was well and truly off for the day, and the worst part was probably my chipping, with lots of them rolling way past the hole. I had no real feel for the short shorts, and I was smashing every putt a few feet past the holes.

 

Coffee time and then back out into the mild zephyr, which was blowing up a treat. I hit a few nice ones on the back half, but still loads that came off the clubface a long way from the centre. The chipping woes continued, but I slowly toned down the putter thanks to having a couple of steep downhill putts that got me to putt conservatively.

 

By the time we got to the last few holes I was definitely in practice mode however, and looking forward to finishing, I tried a few choked down 3/4 swings with the approach clubs, and finally a 3 wood chip and run up onto the 18th green.

 

Surprisingly however, despite my mucking around, I only had 38 shots on the back half of the course.

 

Had I known my score I might have taken it a bit more seriously, but not to worry. I usually have no idea of what my score is at any point in the round, leaving that sort of palaver to Beacy Brad, my golfing accountant, so it was no big deal.

 

It certainly felt a lot worse than the final score which is the whole point of it I reckon, being able to just knock it around and still post a score that isn't totally confidence sapping.

 

So 81 off the stick which was a nett 76 .... :)

 

Tis going to be a change of 13 clubs in the bag for tomorrow's Par comp.

 

I'm throwing in my SMT driver, an old steel shafted 5W, my MP68 irons are back into the bag, and 3 Mizuno wedges are replacing my 3 current Cleveland's.

 

The only thing not changing for tomorrow's round, as usual is my Sabertooth putter. Hopefully the conditions tomorrow will again be nice and tough, as I quite like that on Sunday's as it tends to sort the wheat from the chaff.


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

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2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
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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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

Update time .... Stableford this morning in the cold and wet, and it was a tad damp both underfoot and from above the ground as we teed off in something like 4 degrees.

 

It was a steady front half with 37 off the stick 19 points (1 over)  (2 birdies, 3 bogeys), and back to the warmth of the pro shop for another coffee.

 

The back half was again pretty consistent with 2 birdies and 2 bogeys this time, with the last bogey coming on the 18th hole, which denied me an even par round, which was a bit annoying.

 

Still, the back half was parred, so I was happy with it overall.

 

It was a 1 over par 72, which equates to a 40 point round. (4 birdies, 5 bogeys, the rest solid pars).

 

The round still contained a half a dozen or so bad shots, but they were spread out (not two in a row thankfully), and there were more than a few shots around the greens that were slightly awkward due to some surface water. 

 

At the moment I'm leading the comp, but time will tell, as conditions have gotten a bit better since early morning. :)


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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.

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner (Pending successful legal action)

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2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
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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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

Well done Gaz, particularly considering the miserable weather.
Are you playing in King of the Hills?

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

Well done Gaz, particularly considering the miserable weather.
Are you playing in King of the Hills?

 

No, I don't think so at this stage Phil. (If the rest of my usual playing partners want to play in it, I probably would, but for now I think I'll give it a miss)


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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.

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner (Pending successful legal action)

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2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
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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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

Nice round Gaz - maybe a decent DSR if the conditions are a bit gooey?

Will be a nice flag anyway

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

Nice going G.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:43 AM

Golf mid week???   :o    Holidays or unemployed??   :unsure:


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:37 PM

Golf mid week???   :o    Holidays or unemployed??   :unsure:

 

Between positions Frank ... :mellow:


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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.

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner (Pending successful legal action)

EVENT WINS
2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
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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