Tell us about your game today...

Page 17 of 17 Previous  1 ... 10 ... 15, 16, 17

Go down

Tell us about your game today...

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

First topic message reminder :

Congrats Super!

Shotrock

Posts : 3300
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Philadelphia

Back to top Go down


Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 4:22 pm

Well, here's the "down" story to all the good rounds I've posted since I returned to golf at the beginning of July. I have just had my worst round of golf. 17 stableford points. 1 gross par and 4 nett pars. Lucky it was only a friendly game. Too many bunkers, and too many to get out of them. Putting all over the place. Funny thing is, I hit 13 good tee shots. But my approach shots are terrible. Need to get better by Monday as it is a qualifying competition and I am on the cusp of going up.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by beninho on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 11:32 am

Game 3 of the year yesterday. Couple of pars and lots of rubbish. Leaves and wet long grass causing havoc and reall case of severe lefts from the tee. Still enjoyed it. Now baby has turned one, hopefully next year I can squeeze in a few more games

beninho

Posts : 3493
Join date : 2011-01-28
Location : NW London

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 07 Jan 2019, 2:44 pm

Had a good game today. Even with a blob and 4 x 1 point holes, still managed 39 stableford points. Was a team game (4 ball alliance) so I might be in for a little money. Pick and place on the fairways, but otherwise the course is holding up well.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Davie on Mon 07 Jan 2019, 2:53 pm

Good work INW - glad to hear the course holding up well I'm due to play Saturday in a Winter Stableford and will be my first game in about 4 weeks!

Davie

Posts : 7618
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 07 Jan 2019, 3:11 pm

Davie wrote:Good work INW - glad to hear the course holding up well I'm due to play Saturday in a Winter Stableford and will be my first game in about 4 weeks!
Note the rule changes - I'm leaving the flag in a lot of the time. Greens are still fast. And we start at the 10th for the time being.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Davie on Mon 07 Jan 2019, 3:40 pm

The clarification of the DZ at the back of 2nd is good news - and also the new local rule about the drop from the path on 15th...

10th tee start is normal at this time of year - probable back to the 1st mid-February

Davie

Posts : 7618
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by JAS on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 9:50 am

Davie wrote:The clarification of the DZ at the back of 2nd is good news - and also the new local rule about the drop from the path on 15th...

10th tee start is normal at this time of year - probable back to the 1st mid-February

You two guys at the same club? Can’t believe I never noticed before.

JAS

Posts : 3106
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 55
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Davie on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 9:57 am

That's right JAS ... INW joined last year after a layoff through illness or injury (I think). We've never met yet though!

Davie

Posts : 7618
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by raycastleunited on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 10:40 am

Had my first round of the year on Sunday. Course in excellent condition for this time of year, it's been pretty dry and mild for the last few weeks.

The forecast was 5 degrees but feeling like 3 with the wind, so I wrapped up in my warmest golf gear. My car told me the temp was 5 degrees when I arrived at 9am, but no wind and then started to warm up when the sun came out so I was roasting hot and started to shed layers after a few holes.

My game was pretty ropey, first time picking up a club for 4 weeks, no proper warm up, very poor ball striking but still managed 34 points. I think when the weather behaves, golf is much easier in winter. Just great to be out there - and not trudging around a muddy bog.


raycastleunited

Posts : 3372
Join date : 2011-03-22
Location : North London

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 1:26 pm

Well that good score of mine yesterday contributed to a winning team score. £13 added to my pro shop account. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by JAS on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 3:42 pm

Davie wrote:That's right JAS ... INW joined last year after a layoff through illness or injury (I think). We've never met yet though!

I feel a 3 ball coming on sometime soon ;-) I was going to say I’m less than an hour away but I moved a bit further down the M4 to Chippenham last year so just over an hour now.

Well done on the winnings INW

JAS

Posts : 3106
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 55
Location : Swindon

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by beninho on Mon 14 Jan 2019, 7:55 pm

Played yesterday, weather not bad! Golf, not bad. Some good shots, even holed a long birdie putt. Some iffy golf one of my last shots of the day went into the pond. But enjoyable.

beninho

Posts : 3493
Join date : 2011-01-28
Location : NW London

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 2:55 pm

We have some bandits in the senior section of our club. Seniors play every Monday with a different type of tournament each week. Today it was a Medalford. Teams of four, best two scores per hole count. Medalford is where your stableford score on one nine is subtracted from your medal score on the other nine to give a total. Lowest total wins. Our course is 35-35 = 70. So a "par" score would be (35 x 2) - (2 x 18) = 34. That is made up of the two best scores being net par on every hole. Our team had a 66 on the medal, and 42 points on the stableford = 24 points. We thought we did OK. I don't know if it will be a winning score, because I left before all the teams came in, but the leaders in the clubhouse had a score of 10. Just 10. Medal score of 57 minus stableford score of 47. They said they dovetailed. No money in the Pro Shop account for me today!

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Davie on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 3:02 pm

That's some scoring INW - I looked at the start sheet and you had a fairly decent team yourself. I wouldn't mind betting that the bandit score came from the group 2 behind you ;-)

Davie

Posts : 7618
Join date : 2011-01-27
Age : 58
Location : Berkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by I'm never wrong on Mon 21 Jan 2019, 3:36 pm

No it was the one immediately behind us. There was a 21, a 19 and an 18 in before us as well. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
I think three of them are fairly new to the section as the one "old hand" in the group didn't know the other three.

I'm never wrong

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2011-05-26
Location : Just up the road, and turn right at the lights.

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by McLaren on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 1:55 pm

It's why handicaps ruin the fun of competition.
McLaren
McLaren

Posts : 13478
Join date : 2011-01-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Roller_Coaster on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 3:02 pm

You're a golfing Tory, Mac. Elitist and out of touch. Your opinion has merit amongst the upper hierarchy of privileged ability but smashes the enthusiasm and willingness of the playing masses. Macaret Thatcher.

After a decent run of form and consistency last year I got back to Cat 1, just. I like playing competitions but if they were all gross I just wouldn't bother. There is literally (literally literally, not metaphorically literally) no point. That's from a statistically fairly decent player (sorry if it sounds conceited, it's not my intent).

The last 2 weeks me and my partner have been beaten by a pairing with an 18 handicapper playing really well (2 down and 1 down). If it'd been flat feet, we'd have tw@tted them by 6 or 7, but as it was in a handicapped match they absolutely deserved to win, and more to the point they absolutely deserved to start off with at least a decent chance to be able to win before we started.

McLaren wrote:It's why not having handicaps ruins the chancefun of competition for the vast majority of people that play golf.

Fixed it for you.

Roller_Coaster

Posts : 2337
Join date : 2012-06-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by pedro on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 8:16 pm

Roller_Coaster wrote:You're a golfing Tory, Mac. Elitist and out of touch.
Mac thinks the backstop plan means leaving an Irish flag in the hole when putting.

pedro

Posts : 6330
Join date : 2011-01-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by super_realist Yesterday at 7:48 am

Roller_Coaster wrote:You're a golfing Tory, Mac. Elitist and out of touch. Your opinion has merit amongst the upper hierarchy of privileged ability but smashes the enthusiasm and willingness of the playing masses. Macaret Thatcher.

After a decent run of form and consistency last year I got back to Cat 1, just. I like playing competitions but if they were all gross I just wouldn't bother. There is literally (literally literally, not metaphorically literally) no point. That's from a statistically fairly decent player (sorry if it sounds conceited, it's not my intent).

The last 2 weeks me and my partner have been beaten by a pairing with an 18 handicapper playing really well (2 down and 1 down). If it'd been flat feet, we'd have tw@tted them by 6 or 7, but as it was in a handicapped match they absolutely deserved to win, and more to the point they absolutely deserved to start off with at least a decent chance to be able to win before we started.

McLaren wrote:It's why not having handicaps ruins the chancefun of competition for the vast majority of people that play golf.

Fixed it for you.

Mac isn't even a good golfer Roller, he professes not to have a handicap, but has admitted in the past to being of a 7-8 standard.

Personally, I only play medals to reduce my handicap, I don't care about winning them in the slightest. However, I do think that having a high handicap, encourages people to maintain them at that level if they're cleaning up in competitions.

super_realist

Posts : 22446
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by beninho Yesterday at 7:20 pm

If you win competitions, does your hc not get adjusted?

beninho

Posts : 3493
Join date : 2011-01-28
Location : NW London

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by super_realist Yesterday at 7:30 pm

beninho wrote:If you win competitions, does your hc not get adjusted?

Not necessarily, you only get cut if you beat CSS with your Net Score. It has been also been known for guys to maintain a crap handicap by throwing in bad rounds.

super_realist

Posts : 22446
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Diggers Yesterday at 7:38 pm

The handicap system makes golf fun and inclusive, but it ceases to be a real competition IMO. And that’s from a crap golfer who needs a handicap. At the end of the day if you need to be given 8 shots to beat someone then you know they are the better player, unless you beat them by 9 of course.

Diggers

Posts : 8349
Join date : 2011-01-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by kwinigolfer Yesterday at 8:18 pm

super_realist wrote:
beninho wrote:If you win competitions, does your hc not get adjusted?

Not necessarily, you only get cut if you beat CSS with your Net Score.  It has been also been known for guys to maintain a crap handicap by throwing in bad rounds.


Can't really see the satisfaction gained by distorting your handicap to win any competition . . . . . .

Are your clubs using the USGA system these days?

kwinigolfer

Posts : 24666
Join date : 2011-05-18
Location : Vermont

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by super_realist Yesterday at 8:39 pm

I'm not sure Kwini, a bit early here for any counting comps.

super_realist

Posts : 22446
Join date : 2011-01-29
Location : Edinburgh

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell us about your game today...

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 17 of 17 Previous  1 ... 10 ... 15, 16, 17

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum