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Post by Shotrock on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 5:15 pm

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Post by super_realist on Wed 27 Jun 2018, 10:36 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
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The St Andrews Club has probably the worst Club Championship you can imagine. Usual top 16 qualifying, but a wretched, anti climax of a final of only 18 holes on a Friday night after having played Mon or Tues, Wed, Thurs and then final on Friday. Just pathetic and sells the title short by having such a terrible non event of a final.

All rounds in one week? Can't imagine anyone would enter this, unless nobody at the club has a job / family.

Yes Ray, all in one week, although the qualification rounds take place two weeks prior to the knockouts. It's such an insular club run mostly for those who live/work or who have never left St.Andrews in their life. They are so backward they don't even have online booking for competitions. You actually have to go in personally to sign up, or email a reluctant secretary who makes you feel like you're putting him out.


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Post by LadyPutt on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 2:09 pm

Another good round yesterday and a .4 cut back to 24! Still didn’t win the competition as I did my usual trick of having a blinding front 9 and a cr@p back 9 - came 3rd with all 3 of us on the same score Rolling Eyes
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Post by raycastleunited on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 4:37 pm

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Lee Trevino apparently once said that the view from the back tee on the 5th is his favourite in all of golf.

"Apparently".

Although this is possible, somehow I doubt it.

Unless there was a naked hot chick sunbathing on the day he visited.

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Post by BlueCoverman on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 9:55 pm

Yes unlikely Ray, this is Norfolk we're talking about not Puerto Banus! Laugh

It is a great view though, with or without the bird!

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 1:02 pm

In the past I have thought myself of being a bit of a fraud on this forum. (....don't jump in now, wait to you read the rest... Very Happy ) That's because I haven't been able to play golf. Years ago a change in job role meant I was not able to get out during the week, and I didn't want to pay for a 7 day membership at a golf club only to be able to play at weekends. (I know that's what some people do, but it's not for me.) Then I had some personal issues which meant I was not able to play when I retired. But receiving some specialist advice I can now manage my condition. So I have now rejoined a golf club I played at during the early 90's - the same one that Davie is a member of. So today was the first proper game of golf I have played in about 20 years. I have to play 3 rounds with a member to gain a handicap. So I was not expecting much. And I didn't get much. 105 strokes, including a 12 on one hole. Several lost balls. But enough good shots to know that I can knock up to 20 shots off that total in the future. Parred a couple of holes. Onwards!

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Post by Davie on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 1:07 pm

Excellent news INW - Look forward to meeting you down there some time!

Let me guess, the 12 on one hole was 16th?

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 1:30 pm

Davie wrote:

Let me guess, the 12 on one hole was 16th?

You guessed right. One lost ball and three to get out of a bunker helped!

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Post by McLaren on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 2:48 pm

raycastleunited wrote:
BlueCoverman wrote:
Lee Trevino apparently once said that the view from the back tee on the 5th is his favourite in all of golf.

"Apparently".

Although this is possible, somehow I doubt it.

Unless there was a naked hot chick sunbathing on the day he visited.


Or like Lewis Hamilton the fans are the greatest ever, wherever he just raced
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Post by McLaren on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 2:49 pm

Great news inw, must be pretty awesome to get back on the course.
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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 2:52 pm

McLaren wrote:Great news inw, must be pretty awesome to get back on the course.
Thanks Mac. Indeed it is. Great weather also helps.

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Post by pedro on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12:42 am

Inw thumbsup OK

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Post by super_realist on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 7:23 am

0.4 cut yesterday, that's 0.6 in a week. Going in the right direction.

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Post by Davie on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 12:55 pm

First decent performance in a comp yesterday for far too long! Beaten into 2nd place on countback and a 1.6 cut!

40pts on a very hard and fast track - conditions probably helped me more than others being a very short hitter - even a couple of semi-scuffed tee shots went further than I usually hit it!

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 1:46 pm

Second round in order to get my handicap. Down to 100 strokes today. But.......

A hole in one!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Whistle Whistle Whistle Bought the Ale Ale Ale Ale
Pity it wasn't a competition round. So chuffed.

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Post by Davie on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 2:08 pm

Excellent! 14th hole perchance?

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 2:52 pm

Nice one INW thumbsup

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Post by I'm never wrong on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 2:53 pm

4th Davie. I’m not a long hitter so a smooth (for once) 6 iron did the job. Bounce bounce roll in.

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Post by LadyPutt on Sat 07 Jul 2018, 3:58 pm

Well done INW Yahoo Welcome to the HIO club!

I’m on a bit of a roll. Played the Alternative Day Medal today and shot a gross 88 (nett 64) for another handicap cut - now down to 22.6! Not long ago I was struggling to play to 25 and was creeping up. I know the course is running in this dry weather but it was my short game and putting which did it for me today Very Happy
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Post by raycastleunited on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 5:47 pm

We had the Club Championship at the weekend. Ours is a 36 hole scratch medal: 1st round on Saturday, then top 20 and ties qualify for round 2 on Sunday.

I played well on Saturday. Good "game management" was the key and I had nothing worse than a bogey on the scorecard. The hardest part was negotiating with Mrs R for a pass to play on Sunday, but I secured it in the warm glow of an England win and the promise of a takeaway.

Don't know why I bothered. Absolute shocker on Sunday. I was striking it sweetly on the range but as soon as I stepped on to the course my swing just disappeared. And of course the confidence just drained away, standing over the ball I felt like Raheem Sterling in front of goal.

What I really enjoyed was that on both days they moved the tees around to change things up. Everyone plays their home course from the white tees week in week out and you develop a strategy and club selection for each hole. It was refreshing to take us out of our comfort zone. For example, the 9th is a short par 4 of 330 yards, the fairway starts funneling in as you get closer to the green, which is elevated and protected by a big bunker wrapped around the front. I normally hit driver which usually leaves me a 60-80 yard pitch and I can generate good spin from this distance. On Sunday we played from the red tees 50 yards forward. Driving the green was an option for the big hitters, but this required a carry in excess of 260 yards with no margin for error. I hit a hybrid to my usual target zone, but I had to stop and think to work out what club to hit from the tee. I'd love to see this more often.

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Post by LadyPutt on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:18 pm

LadyPutt wrote:So I'm in the final of one and the quarter-final of another. Bring it on!
Well, I lost the final by one hole - it was a close match but I was 2 up at one point so I'm a tad annoyed I let it go. I'm now in the semi-final of the other one and play that in two weeks' time. Fingers Crossed
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Post by super_realist on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:44 pm

Hard lines LP, I know how you feel, however, won £150 voucher for a 4ball better ball Open on Saturday. OK

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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 7:44 pm

Commiserations LP.  Good luck for your next match.

Nice one Supes.

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 7:50 pm

Played my third round for handicap certificate today. Best round of the three. 91 strokes. Including a birdie on the last hole a par 5. (Driver, 5 wood, 9 iron stone dead). Didn’t lose a ball either.  Don’t know exactly how they work things out as I believe they disregard anything over +2 on a hole. So i think I may get around the low 20’s which is what I started at 25 years ago. I got down to 14 after a while then, but I am aiming for 18 by next year.

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Post by Davie on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 8:40 pm

I'm never wrong wrote:Played my third round for handicap certificate today. Best round of the three. 91 strokes. Including a birdie on the last hole a par 5. (Driver, 5 wood, 9 iron stone dead). Didn’t lose a ball either.  Don’t know exactly how they work things out as I believe they disregard anything over +2 on a hole. So i think I may get around the low 20’s which is what I started at 25 years ago. I got down to 14 after a while then, but I am aiming for 18 by next year.

Despite the need for 3 cards they only looks at your best one - and then discard any abnormally large numbers on that card - so you'll be looking to 21 unless you had any big numbers in your 91. Did you play a round with a committee member? That seems to be necessary now - I think I was the last member there (8 or 9 years ago) to get a handicap without a committee card being necessary - they brought that rule in a week later!

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Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 9:47 pm

Davie wrote:
I'm never wrong wrote:Played my third round for handicap certificate today. Best round of the three. 91 strokes. Including a birdie on the last hole a par 5. (Driver, 5 wood, 9 iron stone dead). Didn’t lose a ball either.  Don’t know exactly how they work things out as I believe they disregard anything over +2 on a hole. So i think I may get around the low 20’s which is what I started at 25 years ago. I got down to 14 after a while then, but I am aiming for 18 by next year.

Despite the need for 3 cards they only looks at your best one - and then discard any abnormally large numbers on that card - so you'll be looking to 21 unless you had any big numbers in your 91. Did you play a round with a committee member? That seems to be necessary now - I think I was the last member there (8 or 9 years ago) to get a handicap without a committee card being necessary - they brought that rule in a week later!
Hi Davie. No big numbers - biggest "over par" was a 7 on a par 4 and two 6's on par 3's. As regards being with a committee member, yes I did as that was done for me by the competition organisers, and it was a qualifying competition for the rest of them.

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