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#181 hack2489

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:46 AM

So, let's start with the positives.

 

Played within myself. Swung easy and didn't let distance ego get in the way. Wedges, pitch and chips were hot. Putter solid.

 

The following is to the course 'par' (West Course - Cooly Tweed; slope 128, SCR 72) not "personal par" :huh:

 

Off the first, white markers:

 

Bogey, Quad, Par, Par, Bogey, Bogey, Birdie, Bogey, Bogey = 8 over :)

 

Then it started, the fatigue and lack of water / food. The 'half way house' canteen is at the end of the 10th and by the start of the 9th I'd started feeling I needed a sugar hit, a snack and more water for later in the round. But, as it happens, the canteen was shut by the time we got to the end of the 10th, and I think the brain fade set it almost immediately.

 

I'd managed to hold on for only a double on the 10th. I really had to hunker down not to blow out more. I'm actually quite positive about how well I held on, because, I have not doubt, it could have been a lot worse. Body and mind were fading, and it took a lot out of me.

 

So, back nine went:

 

Double, Double, Bogey, Par, Triple, Bogey, Triple, Bogey, Triple = 16 over :(

 

So, all up, OTS, I shot 24 over the 'course par' for a total of 96

 

Memories from the round:

  • Solid Drive, then wedge "on a string" into the 7th for a 3 inch tap in birdie putt. Yep, the wedge in was a smoker.
  • Solid Drive, amid fatigue and brain fading, on the 13th to set up a 125m, 8i approach that went pin high but 3m left. 2 putt for par.
  • Bunker shot on the last, totally brain fade drain to be there, hunkered down and dropped it 2m to the flag.

That last bunker shot was probably the best thing to come from the round. I was cactus, fatigued, brain fade x 1000, and got into the bunker on the right side of the green by a brain fade stupid shot. Group behind had been pushing up, so felt a bit rushed, but, I went all mental and decided to try really hard and knuckle down and save a few shots right at the end. Walked in with the 60* SM6 Vokey and could not see the top of the flag, the bunker is a long way down from the putting surface. Stepped back, found tip of the flagged, line up to roof of clubhouse, and decided to go at it ... one of two things was going to happen - I'd knife it and the clubhouse windows likely to be broken, or, it would launch almost vertically. Somehow I managed a solid swing, lifting sand and ball into the air and landing 2m from the flag.

 

I lagged the putt to within 5cm, which was really disappointing but, in the brain fade body exhausted state, I was actually impressed with how I'd held in.

 

So, the first of my three cards is done and dusted.

 

After being so exhausted yesterday, I'm not playing today. Time to go surf and do some chores around the house. Might even mow the lawns and wash the car. I think my body and brain needs a rest from golf for a day or two.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

Fatigue after a morning in the surf, and riding the course in a cart. You're not 30 anymore are you? :D


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

Fatigue after a morning in the surf, and riding the course in a cart. You're not 30 anymore are you? :D


No, you can add another 50%.

But, refueling for hydration and energy has always been key for me. Both surfing and golfing. Actually, any activity really. Either my brain fades or muscles do, or both.
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:10 AM

Yew ... off to the new 'home' course for a round this afternoon. :D

 

I'm a bit excited, actually ... gotta settle the buzz. :huh:

 

I'm keen to play well again and not blow out on the back nine.

 

Strategy same as Friday. Swing easy and no distance ego - play smart.

 

Going in a couple of hours to have some warm up shots on the range, chips n putts. Tee off just after lunch.

 

Packing a cooler bag with LOTS of water and some of the original sports drink - Coke! (Yes, I said drink, not the sports 'powder'), B)

 

I'm still trying to decide on what snacks / food to pack. Any suggestions?



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:38 PM

Beer ?
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

Shouldve gone with the powdered coke, then you wouldn't need snacks
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:09 PM

No fade today ... :D ... dosed up on coke n water, no snacks though - smashed the twisties with a beer at the 19th though ;)

 

Off the whites at Ocean Shores, shot 46 n 46 for 92 OTS ... happy with that.

 

3 in the water, so a few penalty shots in there.

 

Went, front nine:

 

par, double, par, bogey, double, bogey, bogey, double, bogey = 10 over

 

Back nine went:

 

bogey, double, bogey, par, double, bogey, double, bogey, par = 10 over

 

Lost the balls on 2, 8 and 11.

 

2 was driver drawn to the water. 8 an iron into water after clipping a tree. 11 was a duffed 3rd shot that trickled into the water. 

 

Too many beers now to fully analyze. I'll sleep on it, after a few more beers though ;) ... maybe a bourbon or three :rolleyes: 


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Posted Yesterday, 06:10 PM

Thinking about the round yesterday, there's still a few too many shots left out there.

 

Like stupid miss hits, and some short and missed putts.

 

BUT.

 

I dug up an old scorecard from a round there between Christmas and New Year with the same mate.

 

Sorta shows either how bad I was playing, or how much more improved I am due to clubs, lessons and practice

 

Combination of both?

 

So, back then, front nine, off the whites (same course - Ocean Shores):

 

par, triple, triple, double, double, bogey, double, quad, triple = 20 over

 

Back nine:

 

bogey, triple, bogey, double, bogey, double, double, bogey, triple = 16 over

 

Definitely some improvement.


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Posted Today, 09:32 AM

Thinking about the round yesterday, there's still a few too many shots left out there.

 

 

 

Example?

 

Par 3, 17th ... 152m (measure with rangefinder). Bunker front left, 136m to carry. Choose 5 iron, swing easy and carried the bunker, up n dancin' ... 5m left of the hole, but, cool we're puttin' for bird.

 

BUT ...

 

First putt was WAY too short, left it 2m from the hole - like WTF?,

 

Mind was OK OK, you can drop this ... and the 2nd crazed the edge of the hole, but rolled 2 inches past it. Bugger. Tap in 3 putt. Bugger. Bogey. Bugger.

 

Oh, well that's golf.

 

BUT, another one ...

 

Par 5 11th, Drove well, but, not feeling the 3W and with a fairway bunker in play at 3W length, 4 iron not confident, played smart a 5 iron up to the bunker. Good, Now, play smart and lay up for a wedge in, picked open area, up from where the water comes into the fairway. 5iron would carry the water edge, so good, 5iron again .. BUT, then somehow, I got it a bit open and off toward the water she went, Bugger.

 

Drop. forget past, get this close... not quite. Tad too much club, dunno, but she rolled into the pot at the back.

 

Ok, Ok, you can do this ... and I did! Out n close (1.5m) so up n down - solid putt.

 

But, that's a double. Bugger. All from the 5iron miss into the water ...

 

Goal of breaking 90, handicap at 18, well in range. Stoked about that.



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Posted Today, 09:37 AM

 Good, Now, play smart and lay up for a wedge in, picked open area, up from where the water comes into the fairway. 5iron would carry the water edge, so good, 5iron again .. BUT, then somehow, I got it a bit open and off toward the water she went, Bugger.

 

 

I don't know the course at all, but that doesn't sound like playing smart. 

If you're going to lay up, lay up properly, otherwise you might as well have a crack at it with a longer club than a 5 iron. 



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Posted Today, 09:48 AM

I prefer to think what would Mouldy do and then do the opposite.

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Posted Today, 09:49 AM

I prefer to think what would Mouldy do and then do the opposite.


How often do you execute what you intend to do on a golf course?

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Posted Today, 09:53 AM

< 50%.

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#194 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted Today, 09:54 AM

At least you're realistic 



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Posted Today, 09:58 AM

Never disappointed if you expect less than ordinary :D

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