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neversickanymore

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I'live in the north country so its months till golf season. I'm jealous, I need a new Driver. I'm getting my putter worked on next week. I also need a wedge that's in between my pw and 56 Cleveland as there is a nasty distance whole there because of my clubs. I have one of my live lucky hats on regularly.
 

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restrictions easing in nevada so courses are opening. played today.

haven't played for over 2 months. i went 40 front 40 back for 80. 2 birdies including a hole-out from about 40 yards out on a par 4 after a fat approach.

super happy with my round.

alasdair
 

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restrictions easing in nevada so courses are opening. played today.

haven't played for over 2 months. i went 40 front 40 back for 80. 2 birdies including a hole-out from about 40 yards out on a par 4 after a fat approach.

super happy with my round.

alasdair

are you gonna watch the tiger/manning vs mickelson/Brady match thing on May 24 ? I hate golf but I'll watch because at this point I'm desperate.
 

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i played yesterday and today.

and...

i had a hole in one!

142 yard par 3 - elevated green. hit an easy 8 iron. it pitched 5 feet past the hole and came back for the ace. same hole i had a hole in one on 2 years ago :)



boom!

alasdair
 

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Im out Sunday. but back at the range.. 12mph steady tail and was not even seeing them land just blasted both strait and controlled hook. Short irons were not as magical.

I never have had a hole allas.. Congrats!!!
 

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I don't see any reason to have the latest and greatest equipment either. Drivers moved from about 250cc to 460cc as standard sizes within 10 years or so. I was hung up on using a Cleveland Quadpro until 2 seasons ago. It's about 275cc and is a classic teardrop like the Titleist 975. I won't be getting rid of it anytime soon. If I ever need to find my tempo, it's back to this guy. It's pretty heavy.

TM turned a corner when they went from the old brown Burner to the 1st generation R series; R510, R540 and R580.

Equipment......it's all about what works for you. And the best thing you can do is to spend money on custom fitting everything.
What's your Handycap?
 

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eagle! nice.

i'm jelly :)

we have a 3-day weekend this weekend and i don't get to golf... i am dog sitting for a friend. but at least i get to watch the tour championship live.

i'll get back on track with my men's club tourney next sunday. i'm also playing in an ncga qualifier on the 24th for a chance to play finals at poppy hills in october.

alasdair
 

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I just obtained a range finder. My Dad gave it to me today as he found it on public hunting land and a dear hunter must have dropped it. I'm going to use it to try and really dial in my club ranges. Its a Leupold RX-600
 
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^ nice.

i use a gps app which gets me within about 5 yards which is good enough given my distance control :)

played a tourney today. opened with 4 straight pars including the #2 index hole. if i start well i usually play well, and vice versa.

shot 41 front, 44 back for an 85. 4 doubles though :(

that was good enough for second place net and an $85 cash. i added $25 for closest to the pin on one of the par 3s so a good day.

alasdair
 

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i played in a qualifier - in sacramento yesterday - for the 27th NCGA Net Amateur Championship

it was a course i've played only once before, many years ago. i had a terrible start - on the 1st tee with everybody watching i chunked it left for about 120 yards on the opening par 5. but i got it together and shot 42 (6 over) on the front.

back nine, i was cruising along about the same then hit a terrible approach on the par 5 11th. there's a grove of trees right in the middle of the fairway about 75 yards out and i went right into it. ball just dropped. i punched out with my rescue and landed about 25 yards short of the green. chipped in to save par :)

i had a bad finish on the last 3 holes - double bogey, bogey, bogey. finished the back nine in 44 for an 86.

but i made it in - i qualified! so now i get to go to beautiful poppy hills golf club in pebble beach in october for the 2-day championship tournament! i have never played there and can not wait.



alasdair
 
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