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#781 iRON MiCK

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:25 PM

Well today did not go as planned. This for you those of you who love a train wreck.

 

I made the decision to try and get another comp round in before Christmas, as the Friday rounds are not golf-linked and I am booked up with family stuff on the weekends. Wanted to have a crack at getting below 23 before years end.

 

Re arranged my start time at work, and played the Stroke round this morning at Gardiners Run, starting on the 10th. 

 

Driver started to go right on the 12th and I struggled a bit but got around in 49, which is a nett 37, so confident I could get close to a nett 72 if I kept the ball in the fairway off the tee.

Finally got that on the first, up the middle, and about 140m out. Hit what I thought was a great shot in, but it faded and landed in the back right pot. 

It was about 33 degrees by this time, and for the first time I felt a bit hot. I saw that my lie was in a foot print, and up on the wall of the bunker above my feet.

Bladed it into the lip and then thinned the next one over the green into the cabbage on the other side.

Fuming I marched over and then realized I had left my sand wedge next to the bunker. Marched back.

Got to my ball, and it was down in between two bloody big weeds. I attempted to pitch it and missed, Took a nice divot right next to it. Next "pitch " hit the weed behind the ball, turned the club and it went sideways into more cabbage.

I was now very hot and unhappy, and realizing that I had blown 6 shots and I was still not on the green. I then pitched my next shot into the tree just left of me, that I was not aiming at and the ball sat down in the cabbage again.

FFS I was not happy. I then chipped through the green and had a putt off the green for a 9. The group behind were now waiting so I putted up to the hole. Suffice to say the putt rolled well past. I missed the putt back down the hill, and missed the next one. I tried to tap in for 12 and missed that as well. I then missed the putt  for 13, and picked up. 

The player watching all of this consoled me, and said it would be OK. The other two had left to tee off. I just nodded. He had lost his ball off the tee on the 18th, and hadn't played a provisional, so he was just making up the numbers, so I joined him.

DQ, and not happy about, but now I have exorcised the demons, I will learn from it.

 

First full dummy spit of the year, pity it was in a stroke round.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:33 PM

You understand that when they golflinked the round, the 13 would just essentially be a wipe in stableford for handicap purposes?


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

You understand that when they golflinked the round, the 13 would just essentially be a wipe in stableford for handicap purposes?

now, but at the time no.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:53 PM

DQ, and not happy about, but now I have exorcised the demons, I will learn from it.

what's the plan for next time?

what is your take away lesson from it?


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:01 PM

what's the plan for next time?
what is your take away lesson from it?


Don't Mick it up
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:21 PM

Don't Mick it up

That's easy for everyone else to say...



Everybody Mick it up
Yo check this style
Go go go
We rocking out for the whole damn crew,
That's you
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:31 PM

That's easy for everyone else to say...



Everybody Mick it up
Yo check this style
Go go go
We rocking out for the whole damn crew,
That's you


Mick don't give a *** like hits from the bong

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:25 PM

what's the plan for next time?

what is your take away lesson from it?

Aim left


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:00 PM

One bad round is good for you ( so they say) but I think sometimes you need a poor round to give you a shake in your confidence so you can think about how and why you stuffed up. It’s only 1 game in the scheme of things and if you learn something from it maybe it will help you in future.
If all else fails go to the range and belt some balls into the next post code.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:26 PM

Yes it was definitely a wake up call. I should have putted out and played out the game. I still got 29pts on Golf Link. On the next hole I may have hit my tee shot a little harder than the one before it.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:36 PM

First game for 2019 and played good for me. Really pleased to start hitting my irons again with a good strike and divot. Still high ball flight but distances are back to where they were when I was going to the range a lot.
Putted better but still a couple of 3 jabs and missed some birdie putts.
Best hole of the round was the 9th. 344m Par 4.. Hit Driver down the left to leave me about 120 to the middle. 8i off The upslope flew high and plugged 8ft pin high. Took me a while to repair the divot so my ball would not roll forward. Missed the putt but was a glorious shot into the green.
22 points on the front included two 1 point doubles when I went into bunkers and 3 4 pout pars 😀 while 20 points on the back included an 8/0 wipe when I went way left off the tee on the 10th
Feel now I’m capable of getting under 90 but happy to be another shot closer to 18 GA hcp.
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