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#16 The Butler

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

When you remember your old Golfshot Login details and its show 20 rounds from 2012. 8 rounds in 21 days in September and i was working full-time. Wish i still had that luxury. I remember that day at Glenelg GC, 2x eagles haha rest of the round was junk

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

Yesterdays round was a bit average, defiantly hit them like a 23 marker. Stableford of the white tees (128 Slope Rating) with a Daily HC of 23. Starting on the 10th today I still managed 35 points with 15 out and 20 in making it a round of 96 (53/43 again).

 

1x Birdie

5x Par

3x Bogeys

6x Doubles

3x Triple or worse

2x Scrubs 

0x FIR

3x GIR

2x 3Putts with 33 putts in total. (Scrubs I count as 3 putts which was x2)

 

Then today played in our Div 3 team for the SA Public Course Pennants. Again hit the driver really average but i feel like i am started to get some of my ball striking back. Its going to be a long road back to singles but i feel that i will get there eventually (hopefully this year) Managed to get up 2/1 today in my match and the team got up convincingly 7 matches to 1 (23 hole to 1 i think) so was a good start to the season. 

 

Chipping is gradually getting better which is a huge plus as I'm not hitting many greens atm. Looking forward to next week with MM on Saturday, Rd2 of the pennants on Sunday and an open day stableford comp at Glenelg GC (Top 30 in Aus course ) on Monday 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

So this weekend has been pretty kind to me. Yesterday MM round with a daily HC of 24, blue tees (132 Slope Rating) . Starting on the 1st today going out in 40 and home in 43 giving me 83 off the beater and a nett 59 managing to take the MM

 

1x Birdie

9x Par

4x Bogeys

4x Doubles

2x FIR

8x GIR

31 putts for the day with no 3 putts yayayayayay

 

Then today played in our Div 3 team again for the SA Public Course Pennants. Took me a bit to get going but once i started hitting the drivers well it was all over and i got up 5/4. Unfortunately the team went down 5 to 3. 

 

Off to Glenelg tomorrow for a open day so hopefully i can keep the form going haha. May the golf gods be with me.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:06 PM

Absolutely hacked it up at Glenelg GC today in their open day. Playing off the white tees, slope 134 with a daily handicap of 22. Had a solid 13 on the front hahaha but then I'm not sure what happened but i managed to put some semi decent golf together on the stretch in having 22 and finishing with 35. Was good enough for 8th in the comp. 35 = 94 OTS. Wind was howling out there and it was tough going.

 

5x Par

7x Bogeys

5x Doubles

1x Triple (for 1 point)

2x Scrubs

5x FIR

3x GIR

34 putts for the day with 3x 3 jabs

 

Late in the round i was getting a really tried swing which i guess 3 days in a row will do when you have had a 4 year lay off. Driver is getting more consistent which i am really pleased about. Handicap is trending downwards nicely.

 

5/1/2019 HC was 22.3 Edit*** Todays card has been processed my GA HC is into 17.8 so i have dropped 4.9 in a month :) Still a long way to go but I'm sure it will come.


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

Played in the midweek comp today. Home track, stableford, white tees, slope 128 with a daily HC of 20. Got off to and absolute belter birdie, par, eagle to be 3 under through 3 with 12 points then proceeded to just lose shots everywhere. Had 21 points on the front (41 OTS) inc 2x 1 pointer and 1x scrub. Pretty much played bogey golf on the back 9 for 18 points (48 OTS) with 1x scrub on the 17th. 39 points/89 OTS.

 

1x Eagle

2x Par

10x Bogeys

2x Doubles

2x Triples

2x Scrubs

0x FIR (Did not hit one fairway all day which isn't uncommon for me at Sandy Creek) 

7x GIR

37 putts for the day with 5x 3 jabs (2 scrubs i count as 3 putts)

 

Overall it was an ok day out. The greens were really bad, slow and fluffy having to smash everything to get it near the hole. I understand they are working through a few issues with them atm so I'm sure it won't be long until they are back to normal. HC had dropped another 0.9 into 16.9 making a drop of 5.8 in 5 weeks. Game is slowly but surely improving so i am happy with my progress.


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#21 The Robinator

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:38 PM

When I first started playing again in 2012 after a break of about 15 years I thought it would be like riding a bike. Oh how wrong I was. I went to the range and pulled out the driver I had been so keen to smash and hit the first ball into the awning above my head, I thought now I'm really going to concentrate and did it again, the guy next to me moved bays. By the end of the bucket I had probably made sweet contact a handful of times. I could see in my head what I wanted to do and I knew I had done it before, but, it didn't happen. I started on 23 hcp and it took me 2 years to hit singles, I've still struggled between low to mid teens and just below 10. Good luck Butler, they will be calling you Burglar soon.


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:51 PM

When I first started playing again in 2012 after a break of about 15 years I thought it would be like riding a bike. Oh how wrong I was. I went to the range and pulled out the driver I had been so keen to smash and hit the first ball into the awning above my head, I thought now I'm really going to concentrate and did it again, the guy next to me moved bays. By the end of the bucket I had probably made sweet contact a handful of times. I could see in my head what I wanted to do and I knew I had done it before, but, it didn't happen. I started on 23 hcp and it took me 2 years to hit singles, I've still struggled between low to mid teens and just below 10. Good luck Butler, they will be calling you Burglar soon.

This sounds like me on the range still hahaha that being said i never get time to go to the range unless its a bucket to warn up before my round. 

 

2 years is pretty good tracking to get back to singles, well done. Burglar has been thrown around a fair bit when i walk into the clubhouse hahaha. Happy to live with it for a bit.


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:04 PM

Good going there and no doubt the “burglar” tag will stick for a while but as you keep improving or regaining the skills you might find that you will plateau for a while then drop again. Enjoy the ride while you can and when you get to your goal then you have to start working at the game again.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:10 PM

Good going there and no doubt the “burglar” tag will stick for a while but as you keep improving or regaining the skills you might find that you will plateau for a while then drop again. Enjoy the ride while you can and when you get to your goal then you have to start working at the game again.

Thanks Tochakka, yeah thats exactly what happened last time when i was playing, hung around 12-13 for a about 7-8 months then something switched on and quickly dropped to 6.5. Sat around 6.5-8 for about 14-15 months then just gave it up. Im really enjoying being back out there 


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

You have dropped 2 shots in 3 rounds.  That would suggest you are starting to do things of old.  Being the complete hacker that I am, I can only suggest you practice what you identify is faulty with your current game.  As you do that, other things will kick into place.  I would think around the 13 mark or less by mid year.

 

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Another 10 months or so for singles..  So I am saying around April 2020 you will be off 9.4 or less.  


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:13 PM

Have had a pretty good weekend when it come to playing against my HC. Home deck, Slope 128 playing of a daily HC of 19 and had 44pts. Out in 23/39 OTS and came home with 21/44 OTS making 83 OTS. Backed up the good form in the Div 3 pennants today with a 8/7 win and the team got up 6/2. Yesterdays round consisted of 

 

9x Pars

7x Bogeys

2x Doubles

4x FIR 

6x GIR

32 putts for the day with no 3 putts again which is a bonus.

 

Dropped another 1.3 from the HC into 15.6. To be honest it is dropping a lot quicker than i thought it would after a 4 year break which i definitely didn't expect. Back to back 83's in the Saturday comp of a highish daily HC has got a lot of the old boys grumpy but hey i can only play off what i have been given hahaha. Till next week happy hacking ISGers


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Unless the club handicapper wants to review your scores and lower your handicap to a level that might reflect your ability then the “old grumpy boys” just have to suck it up and wait until you plateau. I think the club board or golf committee can contact golf Australia and request a handicap review.
But enjoy your golf I say.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:41 PM

Unless the club handicapper wants to review your scores and lower your handicap to a level that might reflect your ability then the “old grumpy boys” just have to suck it up and wait until you plateau. I think the club board or golf committee can contact golf Australia and request a handicap review.
But enjoy your golf I say.


I think its dropping quick enough that they wont even bother doing a manual adjustment. I don't think I'd ever won a Saturday comp let alone back to back so I'm enjoying while it lasts
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:36 PM

Anyone who objects can suck it I reckon

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:15 AM

Welcome back butler.  Come and have a hit with the group sometime.  OB doesn't come if he can't bring his cart, and for some reason most of the courses we choose to play don't allow it. 


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