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« on: March 13, 2010, 11:29:00 AM »

I know there are some of us here that do (contrary to popular belief) actually play golf.

Let's talk about it.

Post here when you are playing, where, how you did or thoughts about the round and the course.

I'm playing today at :  Desert Dunes.

Looks like a really nice track, and reasonably priced for this area.

I'm playing tomorrow in a scramble event in San Diego at The Vineyard
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »

Think I'm gonna play Maplewood tomorrow.

http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1370

Just another muni. But it's Bill Russel's home course, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 06:58:26 PM »

[Excuse]

The wind was blowing a sustained 40 MPH with gusts of up to at least 60.  Completely unplayable.  No one was on the course except a foursome of old *fudge*s that let us play through.  In fact it's a good thing they did I think it was our best hole of the day.  Two drives ripped up the gut, two wedges to about 6 feet, two worthless birdie putts, and two easy tap in pars.

It was so bad in fact, the guy at the pro shop gave us 10 bucks of the round, and since he didn't have change, I got it 5 bucks cheaper than that.

I doubt I broke 90.  I had to stop hitting my seven iron because it was just an elevator that only went to the top floor.  I couldn't hit it more than 90 yards.  We got to the one par 3 playing about a buck 85 dead into the teeth of the wind.  I had to take my hat off to play the tee shot and I didn't even tee the ball up.  I rolled it out there and said this is a shot I would use to get out from under some trees.  4 iron, never got more than 6 feet off the ground and finished about 20 yards short of the green.  Pitch, putt, par.  Easily the second best hole I played all day.
Yeah some down wind holes too, so I had some 400 yard drives.  Make the most of it?  *fudge* no.  Wedges that never even sniffed the green.  You'ld think I could follow the logic, but.....I was junk.  And no beer cart girl.  Hate!
[/Excuse]

Having said that.  Nice course.  Decent layout, well maintained, etc. etc.  I will definitely go back.  I want a shot at it with no wind.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 08:42:16 AM »

Mike, as a matter of fact we did not break 90.  For the sake of our dignity I won't post what we shot.  You are right about the conditions being unplayable.  Even at my very best I would be humiliated in those conditions every time.  For the sake of the others here I'll say that the first 4 holes on the back nine were relatively shielded from the wind with some tree lined holes.  We still had to deal w/some winds of about 15 miles an hour or so from the fairway.  On those 4 holes we were a combined 3 over (5 pars, 3 bogeys).  About right for two guys of our skill level.  But once we got exposed to the wind, fuggeddaboutit.  It makes you feel stupid being under a hundred yards from a green and not being able to get a sniff.  Anyway, it was good meeting you and despite it all (including me pissing all over myself trying to take a leak out in that stuff) I had a good time.  We'll have to challenge that place again under better conditions.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 04:47:56 PM »

LOL  You gotta lie a little better.

Welcome to 'Hos Bryce.  Yeah, it was pretty brutal conditions.  I really had a great time, and pleasure getting out with you.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 05:05:36 PM »

Alright.  Le Vino El Yardo.

Nice place.  Seems to play a lot longer than it looks and feels.  Lots of rolling hills and pretty much every hole turns left or right.  I enjoyed it.  I would play it again.  I payed 79 bucks for the scramble event which includes every thing you would think.  The lunch was Corned Beef and cabbage.  Meh.  St. Paddy's day tourney.  Couple free beer tickets so I had that goin' for me.

[Excuse]

I played like *feces*, because I was ruined from the day before.  Trying to hit different shots and keep things down out of the wind. Then going to tree lined middle of the fairway, 70, sunny and not a breath of wind.  I couldn't hit the *fudge*in' thing out of my shadow.  Like going from Carnoustie one week to Cog Hill the next.  Only I didn't fly in a private jet.   I was also surprisingly (for me ) pretty stiff.  The other guys carried me pretty decently.  After several beers and some Beam I loosened up and contributed, OTT I was junk.  Again. 

But I'm blaming yesterday.

[/Excuse]

We took 4 solo with 59.

57 won it and two @ T2 with 58.

Good day, and played with some great guys.  Lot of fun.

[Edit:  I also got up at 4 *goshdarn* A.M. (which stroby don't do) to make an 8 O'clock Shotgun.  Combine the changeover from ST to DST mixed with SST and we had a cataclysmic ripping of a new ass, the likes of wich the space time continuum has never seen.  I'm surprised ya'll didn't feel it.  Wait, Looking at the Cantina I guess Spanky did..
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 06:53:27 PM »

Walp, played Maplewood today, and got a reasonable buzz on between the bar and a little pool session at The Death Star which happens to be right on the way home.

So, buzz and all:

Haven't been there in 18 months, and they still know who I am. Very nice. Maybe. LOL...

They've removed a bunch of trees on the back, which makes it less claustrophobic, but increases the 'Shooting Gallery' factor by 2 or 3. Plus it was slightly disorienting.

Played OK, but got tired and lost focus on the back. .  Shot a reasonable 44 on the front, the back was a nightmare. I'll defend that by pointing out that the back 9 is basically a swamp, especially this early in the year. Wasn't helped by the 3some of twentysomethings I played with. She was a really good player, humoring her boyfriend and his buddy. She played the whites, I'll wager she was under 100. The boys were hacks.

Muni courses are SLOOOWWW!  Here's the deal: If you just hit your drive 200 yards, there is NO REASON for you to wait for the green to clear when you're still 275 plus yards away.

And about that rangefinder: Sam Snead didn't need one, Steve Williams doesn't use one, and it doesn't matter anyway because you can't hit the green anywhere outside of 75 yards, so put that *fudge*er away and HIT THE *goshdarn* BALLS!

Short game NOT where it needs to be.

Lag putting coming back, still choke on 4 and 5 footers.



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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 07:00:06 PM »

 PS:

Had chip for eagle on what used to be 18 (now 15). Very proud of that. Tough par 5 by geography, not distance.

Bill Russell was 2 groups behind us. Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 08:03:05 PM »

A Tale of Two Nines*

So I head out there.  I hate playing alone.  So dude in the pro shop says you're in luck Brian(an employee) is just finishing and I'm sure he'll loop with you.  Cool.  Well we hit the first tee (after I grab several beers)  I've done this before, I know the drill.  Here comes Brian. 6'2" 20 somethingish.  Poweraid in hand.  "What tees do you you want to play from?"  I don't care.  The tips is fine with me.
I hit 6 fairways, no greens, 3 putt 4 of them them and card a nifty 49.  I have no idea wtf he even shot.

At the turn he bows out.  I sit a few minutes at 10 and then start to backtrack up the course because I was pretty sure I saw a threesome behind us.  Oh no.  I run into this group of "Hell yeah, pour a drink, hit the *fudge* out of it, don't step on your *8==>* MY KIND O GUYS!"  I ask if I can play out with them and of course they say "How much money do you have in your pocket?"  LOL
That's code for You drink right?  And do you have beer or whisky in your bag.


Ayhoo.  I go back to 16 tee 7 I guess, I dunno I'm *fudge*in' in the bag.  And play 7 tee through 15 @ 1 under 'til it got too dark and too drunk and we called it a night .  Granted we (I) moved up a tee.  But still.  Where the *fudge* has that been all my life?

I'll edit this again to say real golf too.  These *fudge*ers were serious, and I was just automatic.  I hit every fairway, every green.  I hit this one wedge shot from about 70 yards (that was my birdie) that hit, spun, and tickled the cup.  LOL  Good times.

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 07:47:04 AM »

LOL, between my front and your back, we had a decent round!

I was 5 over on the front for a 39, got to the 10th tee, and sort of blocked my drive into the right rough. Not a big deal, except:

From 140 I hit the most awesome shank ever. I mean a 33 degree below zero COLD F'IN SHANK. 90 degrees under a tree. This freaked me out, because the s shot is fairly rare for me, and I had absolutely no idea where it came from.

So, I take double. Get the 11th tee, and hit a dead pull left that goes maybe 125 yards into some trees. The dead pull doesn't bother me as much as the S shot does, because I'm familiar with it. Pitch out, chili dip an 8, bravo double again. I struggle for the next couple holes, double the par 3, and then managed to get some semblance of order back in my game.

I did manage to make a nifty birdie chip on 18 that lipped out .

Putting also sucked. I may get the broomstick out for a couple of rounds.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 09:22:53 AM »

LOL, between my front and your back, we had a decent round!

I was 5 over on the front for a 39, got to the 10th tee, and sort of blocked my drive into the right rough. Not a big deal, except:

From 140 I hit the most awesome shank ever. I mean a 33 degree below zero COLD F'IN SHANK. 90 degrees under a tree. This freaked me out, because the s shot is fairly rare for me, and I had absolutely no idea where it came from.

So, I take double. Get the 11th tee, and hit a dead pull left that goes maybe 125 yards into some trees. The dead pull doesn't bother me as much as the S shot does, because I'm familiar with it. Pitch out, chili dip an 8, bravo double again. I struggle for the next couple holes, double the par 3, and then managed to get some semblance of order back in my game.

I did manage to make a nifty birdie chip on 18 that lipped out .

Putting also sucked. I may get the broomstick out for a couple of rounds.

Nice.  My putting sucked as well.  I may have to look at a long putter too.  My big thing is speed, I just can't figure it out.  I can't tell you how many times yesterday I said "Damn that was a good line."  To which they would reply yeah, you just didn't *fudge*in' hit it.

And a disclaimer:  I realized I moved up two tee boxes, Black to White.  Which really does make the course play easier.  Takes over 300 yards off of the 9 I played and the set up is much more friendly.  8 irons into the par 3's instead of 6 iron, 4 iron helped.

I'm playing it again today so it will be interesting to see how I do.  Playing with a buddy from work that I haven't played with before, but have spent a considerable amount of time with seeing the bottom of a bunch of beer cans.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2010, 11:34:08 AM »

For me the broomstick is good because it:

A) Keeps your hands completely out of it

and

B) Keeps you from moving your body off the ball, which is a tendency I have. You CANNOT use a 50 incher and move.

So I usually practice with it and play a couple of rounds, then switch back to something more normal.
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 06:29:54 PM »

Man did I suck on Sunday.  I mean I've sucked before but I had be the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked.

I shot even par

[Excuse computer]

I was playing with a buddy from work who had not touched a club in 8 months.  He struggled a fair bit trying to "find it".  He would hit 2 or 3 bad shots and then pure one.  That way for most of the day.  He did hit some good drives, but playing that way really takes me out of my rhythm.  I had a great time and have no problem playing with anybody of any skill level.  I don't care if you shoot 72 or 202 I enjoy the company and I'm just out there to drink beer anyway.  But I did find it hard for me to string some shots together waiting in between.  Didn't matter, I knew I wouldn't follow up what I had done the day before.

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2010, 12:23:38 PM »

Anyone else gonna play this afternoon after this?

I think I am.

I'm in:

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 06:42:04 PM »

I played before.
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