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#16 CaNadiAn MiCk

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

Don't bother! I went there once: it rained! Not bikini in sight for a week. Over promised, under delivered. 

 

In fact ,I have noticed that wherever I travel, it rains. I am thinking that I could hire myself out as a drought breaker in my retirement. The trouble is here in SW Victoria it rains a lot, often year round ( most years), so we are used to 4 seasons in a day ( sometimes 8).

 

I tried to ride my Triumph Tiger800 to Queensland in May and got marooned in Broken Hill after a week of heavy rains. I have a wedding in Byron Bay next April to attend, so I will bring my clubs up for that trip. 

 

Perhaps we need a thread of " MustPlay " courses in coastal North NSW and Southern QLD. for we Mexicans'" edification".

Let us know when you in Byron- a few of not far from there and can set up some games down there our a little further north


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:50 AM

Mud..... What is that 

 

Even with preferred lies playing a chip shot in places on my course is a lottery..... ground is either rock hard or like a bunker or sometimes it is okay..... effects on chip shots can be rather dramatic to say the least....


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:53 PM

Let us know when you in Byron- a few of not far from there and can set up some games down there our a little further north

 I reckon we will be there  from the 7-11th April  ( Easter Period)

 

It would be fun to meet a few golfers for a game if possible.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 01:25 PM

BTW we had the start of spring yesterday. Bright sunshine all day, no clouds and no wind! How unusual !

 

Today the wind is back in force and some clouds. Things will dry out soon if this keeps up.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:09 PM

Things were drying out nicely until today. Golf cancelled. Too much rain.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:09 PM

What is this mud you speak of?
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

What is this mud you speak of?

 

That stuff we played out of on every day of Nationals last year.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:13 PM

That stuff we played out of on every day of Nationals last year.

Don’t remember any mud. Just southerners whinging about how their ball wasn’t running out like it should as an excuse for why their shots weren’t going as far as they like to think they do.
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:46 PM

Don’t remember any mud. Just southerners whinging about how their ball wasn’t running out like it should as an excuse for why their shots weren’t going as far as they like to think they do.

 

Because of the mud.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:56 PM

Because of the mud.

Because of Mouldy whinging.

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:32 PM

More rain. More mud. The ball isn't running at all and the distance of my shots sucks!  I don't mind that so much, but I hate getting a face full of mud when I hit the ground with the club. I try and hit it harder to make up for distance loss, but manage to spray it all over the place instead.

 

Then water comes over the top of my shoes when I am walking up the fairways dodging the puddles!  Great ! When will this round end?


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:12 AM

Wish we could steal your rain for a while xrman

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:55 AM

As a known rain magnet I will do the right thing and visit your area in April next year. Clean out your gutters before I arrive for the wedding!

 

I still have scratchy eyes this morning from the mud splattering.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:33 AM

Well I have been in the Riverland for a week or so and enjoying playing the coursess in Renmark, Barmera, Murray Downs near Swan Hill. I also played at Mt Gambier Bue Lakes course ( soggy still) and Pinnaro ( firm and not bad for a little town/ 9 hole course).

 

My driving distance has increased from 190 m to 240 m ( occasionally) and finally I have got to practise bump and run shots. Playing bunkes with actual deep dry sand has been a bit of a novelty too. Because there is  alotof run on each shot I am having to estimate clunb selection. I hit an 8 iron about 30% further than I ever did the other day. Wind has been still a factor some days, except in Barmera when it was very still and warm.

 

It is so dry up here. Metres away from the irrigated areas it looks like desert. As a public service I am staying for another three days, but moving to Euchuca. That should bring rain for them.

After playing Rich River, we are going back to Beaufort to leave our caravan there before zipping done to Melbourne for a fund raising walk for epilepsy research. Our 8 year old grand daughter was recently diagnosed with the condition. She has crowd funded $4K worth of donations. I hope to get a round in at Beaufort before returning to the land of the long grey cloud. The Green Triangle region may be one of the most livable rural regions in our country, but we also have a our fair share of illnesses due to the lack of Vitamn D ( depression, allergies, prostate issues)

 

The solution to playing in wet muddy conditions is to join the other Mexicans and head north for winter.

The migration must help the ailing economies of other states and help keep the golf courses viable. I have to think of whether I renew my registration as a dentist again and possibly look for work as a locum up north. I know I apprecaited the time off when I found an experienced senior dentist to cover for me ( no disasters to fix when I returned as happened with new graduates as locums) . My wife says no, I am undecided.


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 05:45 PM

It did rain when I was playing Rich River. 

 

It is still raining here in Portland, and very windy. The surface is drying out though. I noticed a bounce or two on my drives, but not a lot of run still. 

 

I guess we are used to playing in windy conditions. We only notice it when it stops.


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