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  1. #8676
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    I took this week off to burn some PTO with the thought of biking. Of course, the smoke changed those plans. So, I finally hit the course for a round. Probably the first time playing in about 15-17yrs. The clubhouse handed me the Calloway Mavrik rental clubs and I hit the range to try and remember how to swing. I'd say about 1/3 of my hits went where I wanted them to, it wasn't looking too promising.

    I had looked at the tee time sign-up and picked a spot with little traffic, plus I was by myself and in a cart. Hopefully to give me no pressure on play. I actually hit decently right off the bat and felt better. Maybe it wasn't the pressure of being watched like on the range (or perceived pressure). The greens were amazingly fast and it took the entire front 9 to try and figure that out. I had fun, gave myself a few mulligans, and picked up Mrs Griz and some drinks at the turn. She enjoyed being my driver and being out on the course. I got tired and sloppy off the tee by the end, but the putting got better.

    I ended up at the local shop and got fitted for clubs. Ordered some entry level Tour Edge hl4 clubs and hope to get out a few more times before the snow flies. A few lessons in the spring.


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    Last edited by Iowagriz; 09-19-2020 at 06:31 AM.

  2. #8677
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    Best source for a deal on bags or push carts?

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  3. #8678
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    Best source for a deal on bags or push carts?

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    Craigslist. I wouldnít keep score for a while other than an estimate. Itís a distraction from getting better

  4. #8679
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    Best source for a deal on bags or push carts?

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    Ebay, if you want new. I recommend clic gear
    90% of skiing is just looking cool

  5. #8680
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    Best source for a deal on bags or push carts?

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    Welcome back to the game, lowagriz.
    Hope you get to enjoy your new clubs before the season ends.

    Check out Golf WRX.
    They have some decent items on sale.
    https://forums.golfwrx.com

    Took Friday and Monday off to enjoy this stretch of fall weather.

    Bethpage Black on Friday.

    Par 3 8th hole.

    https://youtu.be/OKfIGEWQUww

    Fenway Golf Club on Monday.



  6. #8681
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    Looks swank.

    Sunset lit up the mountain. I played the18th hole driver from 365, driver from 265, wedge from 80 and one putted for a strange par.

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    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

  7. #8682
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    Both A.W. Tillinghast course.
    I absolutely heart the Black (though I get my butt kicked every time I play there) and Fenway was beyond my expectations.

    Some magical things happened at Bethpage Black on Friday.
    It was my idea to take Friday off and play Bethpage.
    Took 3 days of nonstop clicking to grab 9:30 twosome.
    Then I suggested hiring a caddie to enjoy the day.
    At the first tee box, the caddie showed up and introduced himself.
    Then my boyfriend freaked out and called him “Chuck D!!!”.
    Turned out they were college bodies who haven’t seen each other in 23 years!
    Along with two nice guys from New Jersey, you can only imagine how the rest day went.

  8. #8683
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    Priceless!!
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

  9. #8684
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    Fore! Who's playing golf, yo-

    Shot 93 with a birdie, few pars, one triple and couple doubles.
    Boyfriend had a bad game and shot 92.
    I think I can close the gap and take him over next year!

  10. #8685
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post
    Shot 93 with a birdie, few pars, one triple and couple doubles.
    Boyfriend had a bad game and shot 92.
    I think I can close the gap and take him over next year!
    Bogey every hole on a standard 18 is 90. You can do that...easy! With a few pars you are mid 80's.

  11. #8686
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Bogey every hole on a standard 18 is 90. You can do that...easy! With a few pars you are mid 80's.
    And try not to get that blowup hole

  12. #8687
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    You guys are helping me to become a bogey player.
    Iíll make it happen next year!!

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  14. #8689
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    Tight looking turf on that approach.

  15. #8690
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    Quote Originally Posted by beer30 View Post
    Tight looking turf on that approach.
    Tight lies, bunkers everywhere, fescue, fescue around the bunkers, lightning greens, good times.




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  16. #8691
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    I just booked a tee time for Bandon on Friday. We are passing through on a road trip and figured it was worth the coin to stop and play. Anyone have any advice whether itís worth the $100/bag for a caddie?

  17. #8692
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinB View Post
    I just booked a tee time for Bandon on Friday. We are passing through on a road trip and figured it was worth the coin to stop and play. Anyone have any advice whether it’s worth the $100/bag for a caddie?
    Depends on your handicap, expectations, and the weather. My GHIN was a -3 when I played 8 rounds in four days. I could count on one hand the number of strokes not using a caddy cost me and I used a push cart. I only made one major mistake (#2 on Trails). I did have a yardage book. The guys I played with certainly needed them to find their ball in the rough and blame them for their bad scores.

    I just prefer managing my own game.

    I did let the other guys caddies use my rangefinder.

    Which course are you playing?

    https://bandondunesgolfshop.com/prod...iant=241970511
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  18. #8693
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    Great horse in the house!
    Hell of an opener that first!


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  19. #8694
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post

    I did let the other guys caddies use my rangefinder.
    Wut....what caddy doesn't have their own range finder, lmao?
    90% of skiing is just looking cool

  20. #8695
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinB View Post
    I just booked a tee time for Bandon on Friday. We are passing through on a road trip and figured it was worth the coin to stop and play. Anyone have any advice whether it’s worth the $100/bag for a caddie?
    I'll be playing Friday too! Mid morning on Old Mac and I think we'll probably get out on the Preserve afterwards as well.

    Re: Caddy, you should be fine without one on any of the courses - 2nd on yardage book.

  21. #8696
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Great horse in the house!
    Hell of an opener that first!


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    Pretty sure I hit to the fairway on the hole to the left by mistake, had no idea where the green was...that was about all I can remember from that day, well with the exception of Mik**** that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Great horse in the house!
    Hell of an opener that first!


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    Passing through anytime soon?


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  23. #8698
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    Quote Originally Posted by FussyDutchman View Post
    Pretty sure I hit to the fairway on the hole to the left by mistake, had no idea where the green was...that was about all I can remember from that day, well with the exception of Mik**** that is.
    Youíre ....youíre not good. Terrible. .

    They keep the green at the end of the fairway.


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  24. #8699
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    Anyone use the 18Birdies app? I was looking for a scorecard app for the phone and found online reviews. Looks very good. Free for scorecard and basic GPS. Caddy help on paid looks intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    Anyone use the 18Birdies app? I was looking for a scorecard app for the phone and found online reviews. Looks very good. Free for scorecard and basic GPS. Caddy help on paid looks intriguing.

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    I use it a bit. Great app that seems to get better with each update. Really like the real time interactive scorecard feature that allows you to see exactly where you stand in your foursome (or even better when playing with a larger group with lots of foursomes)

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