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Gregg
01-04-2017, 04:58 PM
I like to play Golf. I am usually in the low to mid 90's.

Anyone else play?

Piney Boy
01-04-2017, 05:01 PM
I played when I was in college. Never got below 120. I suck.

Judge Jude
01-04-2017, 08:36 PM
I am the Benjamin Button of golf.

I shot a 78 when I was 16 (on a par 72 course), after starting playing when I was about 12.

I never broke 80 again, but I was in the low 80s while playing HS varsity golf (catnip to the gals!).

was in the 80s for several years, climbing a couple of strokes a year.

by the time I got a 190-yard hole-in-one at age 33, I needed to par the last hole to break 90 (and did).

Also around this time, I chipped on the last hole for eagle to give our "scramble" group the charity pro-am title with a 13-under par 59 (LPGA Tour pro in each group). I missed another hole-in-one by two inches that day (after yelling "kick right!" my tee shot hit a sprinkler head and made a laser-like route to the hole) and hit two flagstick with mid-irons for easy birdies.

I ran through the 90s by the time I was 40, not playing much.

I was down to a round or two a year not long after that, and couldn't break 100 (or possibly 110).

last few years, I was too busy and other things to play at all.

now this osteoarthritis in my hands, it doesn't bother me in real life (other than never getting hand-modeling job callbacks, lol) but I'm not sure how well I'd be able to smack the ball.

hey, I had a good run.
:)

griswold
01-05-2017, 01:09 PM
I also started at 12 and by the time I was 16, I was shooting 73-75 for 18 holes (par 72).

Averaged 38.1 per 9 nine holes during my last two seasons of high school golf.

Starting playing softball in college and completely destroyed my swing.

Now, my goal is to break 45 for nine holes or 90 for 18 holes.

It's fun to play plus my wife plays so we can go out and play on Sunday afternoons in the summer.

chancellor
01-06-2017, 12:07 AM
Going on four years now since I've swung the clubs. Due to health issues, my distance running days are likely dead, so I may well pull them out and start again this year. Best handicap was 12 many years ago, was hanging around bogey golf when I quit playing.

Judge Jude
01-06-2017, 12:24 AM
seeing a chancellor post makes me feel like it's 2003 or 2006 or 2010 so again.
I liked that place

Pogues
01-07-2017, 11:15 AM
I've "played" golf. I say it that way because I've never been very good, and can't ever see where the ball goes when I hit it, even if straight. But I find it fun, as long as I don't play with someone who gets upset at my suckiness.

I did once chip in from 40 yards to win a soda. It was important.

revo
01-08-2017, 12:33 PM
I started playing at age 20, and while I was never able to hit a driver, I always played well (mid 90s). When I started taking clients to play, I took short-game lessons and got to be very good. One client, I'll never forget, said I had "the best short game he had ever seen." I remember that day -- client tourney at St. Davids CC in Villanova, PA -- and I never missed a green, and even won closest to the pin. But once I got married and left that company, I rarely played. Now, I'm a total embarrassment on the course. Last time I played, a friend asked me to play with him (with a $120 greens fee, no less), and I couldn't even hit the ball. I gave up after about 14 holes. :(

Gregg
01-16-2017, 05:20 PM
I am getting the bug. The earliest I have played in Illinois was two years ago when we got in a round on the last day of March.

I do not like to play unless it is at least 50 degrees. Spring 50 seems warmer than Fall 50.

Mithrandir
06-06-2017, 02:24 PM
Have played 8 weeks in my league so far this year. We play 4 different 9 hole layouts at the same course.

I have shot a low of 39 and a high of 44. I'm pretty consistent in the 40-42 range. I rarely go below a 39, but almost never go above 45.

Of all the sports I have played, I enjoy golf the most. Nothing like being out on the course on a clear blue sunny day!!

Mithrandir
06-15-2017, 11:18 AM
No one???

Judge Jude
06-17-2017, 10:15 PM
so if you check in on the US Open on Father's Day tomorrow, I am in 2nd place in my golf pool (19 events down, 13 to go) - and a LOT of money and standings are at stake tomorrow. seeking:

- I've got Rickie Fowler, who is 2 shots back. a win for him would easily vault me into 1st place.

- failing that, the leader has contenders Justin Thomas and Snedeker so feel to use your NOONAN (Caddyshack joke) on either of them. Thomas's -9 today is the lowest round in US Open history.

- Koepka was picked by 2 guys within striking distance, so let's whammy him as well.

- if none of these guys finish in the top 3, then it's not that big a deal.

if you missed the first 3 rounds, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy missed the cut by multiple shots. Phil missed out because his daughter is graduating as valedictorian in CA.

other missed cuts include Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Stenson, Schwartzel, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Rahm, Jimmy Walker, Dufner, etc. is 1st Tour event played at a new Wisconsin course, and hijinks have ensued.

no one in the top 15 has every won a major, either. but now you have a guy to root for - and a few to root against!
:)

oh, the leader is a lefty, if that helps. not that kind, Sports Bar - he tees off left-handed (as did I).

Mithrandir
06-19-2017, 11:29 AM
I found the US Open rather boring. I like it when the pros have to deal with maximum adversity for at least one tournament per year. This was just like any other PGA tour event.

That being said, Keopka is a beast. Dude just killed it long and straight. Let's see if he has enough game to become a consistent winner.

Judge Jude
06-19-2017, 11:46 AM
I found the US Open rather boring. I like it when the pros have to deal with maximum adversity for at least one tournament per year. This was just like any other PGA tour event.



too true. Koepka was great, but he didn't have any more challenges than he would in a typical Tour event.
I have 2 Koepka picks left; most rivals only have one, so there's that.

two monster weeks by rivals of $6M and $7M in a league where after 20 weeks now four of us are around $16-18M TOTAL. two newcomers to the dance.

would be like two teams picking up 15-20 points in the same weekend to grab the lead and third place out of nowhere (thanks to picking top finishers and double money for a major).

Mithrandir
06-19-2017, 12:05 PM
too true. Koepka was great, but he didn't have any more challenges than he would in a typical Tour event.
I have 2 Koepka picks left; most rivals only have one, so there's that.

two monster weeks by rivals of $6M and $7M in a league where after 20 weeks now four of us are around $16-18M TOTAL. two newcomers to the dance.

would be like two teams picking up 15-20 points in the same weekend to grab the lead and third place out of nowhere (thanks to picking top finishers and double money for a major).

Do you golf at all?

Judge Jude
06-19-2017, 01:58 PM
see post 3

Mithrandir
06-19-2017, 03:05 PM
see post 3

Gotcha. Bummer.

Judge Jude
06-19-2017, 05:02 PM
I hit a small bucket of balls a few weeks ago. might try a modest comeback as high as par-3 courses. not sure I'd have any shot at the big stuff anymore....

Mithrandir
06-29-2017, 10:00 AM
Anyone play a round or two this year? Or am I alone? :)

Don Quixote
07-11-2017, 12:57 AM
I played when I was in my 20s, mostly as a way to socialize with my college buddies. They almost all got married (with the wives coming up with reasons to never let them play), then I left town for a few years.

On top of that, the more I played, the worse I got. I don't think I ever broke 90, even at my best. So the only way to improve--was to quit.

Maybe I'll start again when/if I retire.

Gregg
10-20-2017, 10:34 AM
Anyone play a round or two this year? Or am I alone? :)

I played a fair amount this year.

I usually play from the White Tees. One of my buddies wanted to play from the Gold Tees (Senior tees at this course). I shot a 77. This smashes my all time record of 81 (twice).

I have had a couple of horrible rounds where I shot 102. Most of my scores fell between 88-94.

My last round out I shot 46-49. I had three 7's on the back side.

Mithrandir
10-26-2017, 04:35 PM
I played a fair amount this year.

I usually play from the White Tees. One of my buddies wanted to play from the Gold Tees (Senior tees at this course). I shot a 77. This smashes my all time record of 81 (twice).

I have had a couple of horrible rounds where I shot 102. Most of my scores fell between 88-94.

My last round out I shot 46-49. I had three 7's on the back side.

77 is sweeeeeeet!! Nice!!

I had the best round of my life last Saturday. 38-38=76.

My league plays at a 36 hole course so we have 4 9-hole courses that we rotate using. I finished with a 6-handicap. My range for the season was 38-45.

Gregg
10-27-2017, 09:48 AM
77 is sweeeeeeet!! Nice!!

I had the best round of my life last Saturday. 38-38=76.

My league plays at a 36 hole course so we have 4 9-hole courses that we rotate using. I finished with a 6-handicap. My range for the season was 38-45.

Nice job. What is the best part of your game?

Mithrandir
10-28-2017, 10:58 AM
Nice job. What is the best part of your game?

Driving - off the tee I am very, very consistent. I hit a small fade and find the fairway around 75% of the time. Not very long off of the tee, maybe 210-220 on average. I have been making some swing changes to try and hit the ball a bit farther with pretty good results so far. Side note about my driving: the guys in my league love the small fade that i hit and the fact that I find the fairway so much more than most of them!

2nd shot - I'm ok with these. I love my hybrid rescue club from 150-180. Love that club!! My irons are decent.

Around the green - I'm pretty good at chipping around the greens.

Putting -I am a really good lag putter, but the bane of my game is the 3-5 foot putt. Although i have improved a bit as I have altered my putting stroke a bit (more shoulders and less wrist!)

I would like shave at least one stroke off of my handicap next season.

How's your game shape up?

Gregg
10-29-2017, 09:59 AM
Replace fade with draw in your first paragraph and that would be me. I used to have a severe slice. It is now rare that I slice it.

My issue is my second shot. I am pretty good 150 yards in. I am not consistent enough on my second shot 160-220 range. If I am hitting my 6 iron, rescue club (180-190), 5 wood, 3 wood well that will end up be a pretty good round.

My chipping has improved the last two years. Mainly because I have removed the deceleration from that part of my game. I have also added an 8 iron bump and run that has been working pretty well.

Putting is rather interesting. I do not know if good Gregg or bad Gregg is going to show up. I like my greens on the fast side.

I hope to consistently be under 90 this next year.

Gregg
12-03-2017, 09:58 AM
It is supposed to be 59-64 degrees here tomorrow depending on who you listen too. I am planning December Golf in Illinois! Woo hoo!

virgonomic
12-31-2017, 09:50 AM
I just discovered this thread.

I first golfed at age 20 in 1993. I shot a couple rounds that summer with coworkers. Fast forward to 1998 and I went on 2 company golf trips; one in in Kingston, ON and the other along the ocean in Halifax, NS.

Now, a number of coworkers/retirees shoot a handful of rounds a year. Every June and Oct we do a cottage weekend. I've tagged along a few times over the years. I hit the greens with them both times this year after shooting some balls at TopGolf in Tampa last March.

I bought my first set of clubs in July and vowed to get out during the summer, but I had a busy summer of softball and one planned outing fell through. I took the clubs out in Oct and they were too short. I flipped them and bought a set of Adams on sale.

I'm off next week and there is an indoor driving range inside a sports dome from 9-4 daily. Thinking of going to hit some balls. I play softball and hockey so developing a consistent golf swing will be a challenge. I have fun regardless.

Mithrandir
12-31-2017, 09:32 PM
I just discovered this thread.

I first golfed at age 20 in 1993. I shot a couple rounds that summer with coworkers. Fast forward to 1998 and I went on 2 company golf trips; one in in Kingston, ON and the other along the ocean in Halifax, NS.

Now, a number of coworkers/retirees shoot a handful of rounds a year. Every June and Oct we do a cottage weekend. I've tagged along a few times over the years. I hit the greens with them both times this year after shooting some balls at TopGolf in Tampa last March.

I bought my first set of clubs in July and vowed to get out during the summer, but I had a busy summer of softball and one planned outing fell through. I took the clubs out in Oct and they were too short. I flipped them and bought a set of Adams on sale.

I'm off next week and there is an indoor driving range inside a sports dome from 9-4 daily. Thinking of going to hit some balls. I play softball and hockey so developing a consistent golf swing will be a challenge. I have fun regardless.

I played softball and deck hockey for years while also golfing and i never really thought about any swing connections between them. I never really honed my golf swing until after i quit playing the other 2 sports.

Mithrandir
03-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Golf will be a lot more interesting if Tiger is indeed healthy enough to compete again.

Judge Jude
03-11-2018, 06:30 PM
Tiger made a 44-foot putt on the 17th hole today to get within 1 shot of the lead. he then had a 38-footer on 18 to force a playoff, but it came up just short.

he's healthy, and he's baaaaaack.

Gregg
04-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Golf will be a lot more interesting if Tiger is indeed healthy enough to compete again.

To the masses yes.

The Masters was an exciting and fun golf tournament without much Tiger (+1).

Mithrandir
04-21-2018, 10:47 AM
I believe that spring has finally arrived! Golf league started and I played two rounds shooting a 41 and a 42. Very happy with the way I played. Due to the weather here, I didn't get a chance to practice before playing in the league.

Gregg
04-23-2018, 10:10 PM
I believe that spring has finally arrived! Golf league started and I played two rounds shooting a 41 and a 42. Very happy with the way I played. Due to the weather here, I didn't get a chance to practice before playing in the league.

Wow, nice start!

What is the best round you have shot in league?

Mithrandir
04-24-2018, 01:43 PM
Wow, nice start!

What is the best round you have shot in league?

Thanks!

The league plays on four different 9-hole courses.The best i have ever shot was a 36 on par 35 course (easiest of the 4). I have shot a few 37's on the 2nd and 3rd hardest/easiest nine. On the most difficult nine, probably a 39 or 40.

chancellor
04-24-2018, 03:36 PM
I'll be starting to play again this year after a seven year layoff. Should be entertaining.

Mithrandir
04-24-2018, 03:53 PM
I'll be starting to play again this year after a seven year layoff. Should be entertaining.

Oh yeah! In a league or just getting out when you can?

chancellor
04-24-2018, 03:58 PM
Oh yeah! In a league or just getting out when you can?

I'll probably sub in a league, and then try and get out for 18 every other weekend. There's a group from work that puts together 2-4 foursomes with some really good Groupon deals at local courses every weekend so it's pretty easy to join them.

Mithrandir
04-26-2018, 10:10 AM
Had a beautiful evening for my League last night.

Temperature in upper 40's....windy...slight drizzle most of the time.

Shot a 45. Struck the ball very well. Lost strokes around the green. it was one of those rounds where I hit the ball well, but didn't score that great.

My opponent had a brutal time though. Shot a 57, so I won 7/9 points. (Leaque is match play for 9 holes)

Mithrandir
05-24-2018, 10:23 AM
Been playing pretty good the last two weeks. Striking the ball better than I ever have.

Shot 38 last week and 40 last night.

Gregg
06-04-2018, 01:34 PM
Been playing pretty good the last two weeks. Striking the ball better than I ever have.

Shot 38 last week and 40 last night.

Very nice!

I played Friday afternoon...poorly. Shot 51-46. Butchered the par 3's.

Mithrandir
06-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Very nice!

I played Friday afternoon...poorly. Shot 51-46. Butchered the par 3's.

Had a 44 last week. Two poor tee shots and a very poor decision on a second shot cost me strokes. I did win 5.5 /9 points though in my match.

I'm currently in 9th place in my 26 man league (top 16 make the playoffs)

Mithrandir
07-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Anyone???

Anyone hitting the links at all this summer?

Mithrandir
09-24-2018, 09:40 AM
TIGER!!!!

He is back!!

chancellor
09-24-2018, 10:38 AM
TIGER!!!!

He is back!!

Short of Ben Hogan coming back from an auto accident that nearly killed him nad three years later winning three majors, this is the greatest comeback in golf.

Mithrandir
04-14-2019, 11:56 AM
The Masters is fantastic so far . Great leaderboard.

Gregg
04-14-2019, 12:01 PM
The Masters is fantastic so far . Great leaderboard.

Tiger missing a good birdie opportunity to close the three shot gap.

Molinari with a great par to keep the shot lead.

Mithrandir
04-14-2019, 01:05 PM
Tiger tied after 13.

Gregg
04-14-2019, 05:18 PM
Tiger tied after 13.

Historic ending. Really fun to watch.

Judge Jude
04-14-2019, 06:11 PM
- his tee shot at 16 was vintage "step on their throats" Tiger.

- the celebration and fans chanting TI-GER! TI-GER!" as he hugged his family was cool.

- the fact that he could win any major after all the surgeries he has had is incredible.

I just wish his rivals hadn't collectively soiled themselves as part of the show.

two years ago, Phil Mickelson was in the hunt to win the British Open entering the final round, and he shot a 65 - the lowest he has ever shot in a final round at a major. Henrik Stenson shot 63. the level of golf these two played - they were about 10 shots ahead of the next in the field - was incredible.

there was another "can you top this?" the same year at The Masters, with Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose one-upping each other.

today, four of the five guys playing in the last two groups who are not named TIGER dunked their 150-yard, par-3 tee shots into Rae's Creek on the 12th hole. I'd like to credit Tiger's opposing-golfer defense, but....

Francesco Molinari, playing alongside Tiger, had a 3-shot lead midway through the round - then made two double-bogeys on the back-9 (he found Rae's Creek on the 15th hole as well).

credit to Tiger from playing so smartly - "Never interrupt your enemies when they are making a mistake."

Mithrandir
04-15-2019, 09:38 AM
Those 4 balls in the water at 12th were stunning. One or maybe two of them dunking it, but 4!!

Tiger looked vintage Tiger-like, so I see no reason to think that he can't win a few more tourney's or majors this year (IF the physical side holds up).

Judge Jude
04-15-2019, 09:51 AM
the next two majors are the PGA (moved from August to May) at Bethpage Black on Long Island (I used to play this course!) and the US Open at Pebble Beach in June. Tiger has previously won majors at both sites.

the PGA will be nuts. the NY region's favorite golfer is Mickelson, for his "go for it" risk-taking. but that crowd loves the comeback story most of all. Tiger will be walking the course like a rock star.

Gregg
07-04-2020, 12:01 PM
Went golfing with my old boss last week. First time since last Sept. Shot a 46 on the front and a 48 on the back. I hit the ball straight but didn't putt well. 5 three putt greens. Still a 94 for first time out was pretty good.

I forgot how much I enjoyed it. We had a perfect day. The old boss shot 80 (41 and 39).

Long John
07-06-2020, 09:36 AM
I have a set of clubs. I would love to get back out there, but I don't know anyone else that plays and I don't really have the coin for green fees these days. Hoping to conquer that once this COVID thing settles down. My body won't let me go back to volleyball for too much longer, so I'm going to need to get out somehow. Been doing some hiking/walking, but that's about it.

Like everything else I do that's sports related, I'm incredibly inconsistent. I'll have brilliant, straight shots one minute and horrible slices the next. So be it.

chancellor
07-06-2020, 10:42 AM
I have a set of clubs. I would love to get back out there, but I don't know anyone else that plays and I don't really have the coin for green fees these days.

If you get the itch and another friend or two who's interested, check out Groupon. They have some pretty incredible deals - you don't get peak time tee times, but the rates are great. There's probably some other good online sites, but I've found Groupon to be pretty solid.

Long John
07-06-2020, 02:28 PM
If you get the itch and another friend or two who's interested, check out Groupon. They have some pretty incredible deals - you don't get peak time tee times, but the rates are great. There's probably some other good online sites, but I've found Groupon to be pretty solid.

:thanks:

Mithrandir
08-13-2020, 09:23 AM
I golf in a weekly league and get out about 3 or 4 times a month other than the league.

Here's my league course: https://www.cedarbrookgolfcourse.com/welcome

Judge Jude
08-21-2020, 03:37 PM
BREAKING: Dustin Johnson is 11 under par through 11 holes in Boston today - Round 2 of the opening week of the Fed Ex Cup playoffs...

13 under is the best score to par ever recorded on the PGA Tour

Gregg
08-24-2020, 01:41 PM
Went golfing with my old boss last week. First time since last Sept. Shot a 46 on the front and a 48 on the back. I hit the ball straight but didn't putt well. 5 three putt greens. Still a 94 for first time out was pretty good.

I forgot how much I enjoyed it. We had a perfect day. The old boss shot 80 (41 and 39).

Played again with him last Friday on the same course. I shot 45 and 42 for an 87. Very satisfying. He shot 39 43 for an 82. He had a couple of tough breaks or he would have broke 80.

Our annual golf tournament (about 12 players) scheduled for the 28th and 29th has been cancelled due to Covid this year. We have decided we are going to play on the 28th at the designated course. We may get two more players to make it a foursome. So far only 3 of us are committed.

Mithrandir
08-25-2020, 06:05 PM
Played again with him last Friday on the same course. I shot 45 and 42 for an 87. Very satisfying. He shot 39 43 for an 82. He had a couple of tough breaks or he would have broke 80.

Our annual golf tournament (about 12 players) scheduled for the 28th and 29th has been cancelled due to Covid this year. We have decided we are going to play on the 28th at the designated course. We may get two more players to make it a foursome. So far only 3 of us are committed.

Solid round Gregg!

Plenty of golf tournaments going on where I live. Covid be damned!

My League playoffs start tomorrow with the round of 16. I finished in 3rd place so i play the #14 seed. We play match play for 9 holes. I give a stroke on 4 holes.

Judge Jude
08-25-2020, 07:37 PM
"I give a stroke on 4 holes."

picturing all those raised eyebrows of non-golfers on reading that line

:)

virgonomic
08-31-2020, 08:34 AM
I golfed a couple times with restaurant coworkers in the early 90s. In the mid 90's a friend worked at a driving range in a quarry and I went there a few times a summer. I golfed twice on IT company outings in summer 1998.
Fast forward to the late 2000s. The male teaching staff have cottage retreats in June and October and golf beforehand. I usually golfed at at least one of them. 2 years ago I bought a set of Adams clubs on sale. I didn't golf at all last summer.
This spring, with softball in jeopardy, I shot a couple rounds in April and both friends told me my clubs were too short. I bought a set of +1" and signed up for lessons. I've shot 13 rounds or so and am really enjoying discovering the courses in the area.

Gregg
08-31-2020, 01:03 PM
I golfed a couple times with restaurant coworkers in the early 90s. In the mid 90's a friend worked at a driving range in a quarry and I went there a few times a summer. I golfed twice on IT company outings in summer 1998.
Fast forward to the late 2000s. The male teaching staff have cottage retreats in June and October and golf beforehand. I usually golfed at at least one of them. 2 years ago I bought a set of Adams clubs on sale. I didn't golf at all last summer.
This spring, with softball in jeopardy, I shot a couple rounds in April and both friends told me my clubs were too short. I bought a set of +1" and signed up for lessons. I've shot 13 rounds or so and am really enjoying discovering the courses in the area.

Golf is fun if we do not take it too seriously (at least for me).

Glad you are enjoying it.

Gregg
08-31-2020, 01:06 PM
Solid round Gregg!

Plenty of golf tournaments going on where I live. Covid be damned!

My League playoffs start tomorrow with the round of 16. I finished in 3rd place so i play the #14 seed. We play match play for 9 holes. I give a stroke on 4 holes.

Thanks Mith.

Good luck in your tourny.

We got a foursome to play this last Friday. Unfortunately the course we were scheduled to play was getting rained on hard that day. We played the same course I mentioned above as it was dry.

I ended up shooting a 42 and a 49 (two 7's one on the par 3). Shoulda coulda woulda. Still we the four of us had fun.

Mithrandir
08-31-2020, 04:11 PM
Solid round Gregg!

Plenty of golf tournaments going on where I live. Covid be damned!

My League playoffs start tomorrow with the round of 16. I finished in 3rd place so i play the #14 seed. We play match play for 9 holes. I give a stroke on 4 holes.

Won the match on the last hole. Next I play the guy who finished 9th on the regular season. Giving a stroke on 5 holes though. Going to be tough!

Gregg
08-31-2020, 04:42 PM
Won the match on the last hole. Next I play the guy who finished 9th on the regular season. Giving a stroke on 5 holes though. Going to be tough!

Go get em!

Let us know how it went.

Mithrandir
08-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Go get em!

Let us know how it went.

Thanks!!

virgonomic
09-01-2020, 12:27 AM
Golf is fun if we do not take it too seriously (at least for me).

Glad you are enjoying it.

Well said. I don't take it too seriously. I've really enjoyed taking lessons - growth mindset. I also find the physics of golf clubs interesting and find myself wondering how it was all invented.

Mithrandir
09-05-2020, 07:36 PM
Go get em!

Let us know how it went.

Won my match 1 up. On to the semi finals playing the best golfer in the league.

virgonomic
09-07-2020, 07:29 PM
Won my match 1 up. On to the semi finals playing the best golfer in the league.

Nice. Play well!

I shot a mediocre round today; 57 on a par 36. I'm dealing with a couple sore spots so I was glad to be able to get out. It was a cool, breezy day but the rain held off.

Mithrandir
09-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Nice. Play well!

I shot a mediocre round today; 57 on a par 36. I'm dealing with a couple sore spots so I was glad to be able to get out. It was a cool, breezy day but the rain held off.

Thanks!

Gregg
09-15-2020, 08:47 AM
Won my match 1 up. On to the semi finals playing the best golfer in the league.

Missed this. How did you do?

Mithrandir
09-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Missed this. How did you do?

Lost as I played pretty bad. Missed short putts on early holes to lose the holes and never recovered. It was a fun year though!!

Gregg
09-16-2020, 08:40 AM
Lost as I played pretty bad. Missed short putts on early holes to lose the holes and never recovered. It was a fun year though!!

Hate missing those short putts. Gland you had fun.

chancellor
09-16-2020, 01:54 PM
I'm warming up for a charity outing in a week. It'll be the first round I've had in a few years now.

Gregg
09-16-2020, 07:20 PM
I'm warming up for a charity outing in a week. It'll be the first round I've had in a few years now.

I hope you enjoy yourself. Each shot a game unto itself.

chancellor
09-16-2020, 10:41 PM
I hope you enjoy yourself. Each shot a game unto itself.

Given how long it’s been, I’ll have a lot of games.

Judge Jude
09-16-2020, 10:47 PM
I once played in a media event at fabled Baltusrol Country Club in North Jersey, home of 9 PGA Tour majors including 7 US Opens between 1903 and 2016.

it was a spring round, and I mentioned to a colleague on the first tee that this was my first round of the season - so "I am either very brave or I am an idiot."

colleague deadpans: "You're not brave."

stellar setup by me.

but even playing from the tips, it wasn't so bad. I played with two guys with handicaps around 10, so they were jumping out of their shoes to try to reach par 4s in two shots - as they are used to doing. no dice.

I treated them all as par-5s. just hit one down the middle, rinse and repeat, wedge close the green in 3 shots with any luck, and so on. tended to make 6s and sometimes they did, too.

final scores I think for them were maybe 93 and 95 and I was around 105.

as you get older, that acceptance on par-4 realities can go a long way - so to speak.

chancellor
09-17-2020, 09:07 AM
Baltusrol? Savage...105 sure isn't bad on that course. I played Whistling Straits the year before the first PGA was held there, in my active playing days when I carried a 15ish handicap, and it ate my lunch. I shot 106 there. I easily lost ten strokes due to lack of familiarity with the course - there's hidden pot bunkers all over the place. Loved the greens - they were fast, but really true.

Most fun I had at a championship course was at University Ridge, which is just north of Madison, WI. It's hosted a LPGA event. Had a foursome of women in front of us playing from the black tees, which was generating some disparaging comments from a couple of the guys from the three foursomes we had. The comments ended when the first woman crushed her drive about 275 yards perfectly placed - and this was in the late 1990s, before a lot of the club revolution. We caught up to them on a par three that had been backed up, and one of the women was Nikki Tiziani - who, among us, would be better known as Mrs. Steve Stricker. Really, really nice person and a very, very good golfer.

Gregg
09-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Baltusrol? Savage...105 sure isn't bad on that course. I played Whistling Straits the year before the first PGA was held there, in my active playing days when I carried a 15ish handicap, and it ate my lunch. I shot 106 there. I easily lost ten strokes due to lack of familiarity with the course - there's hidden pot bunkers all over the place. Loved the greens - they were fast, but really true.

Most fun I had at a championship course was at University Ridge, which is just north of Madison, WI. It's hosted a LPGA event. Had a foursome of women in front of us playing from the black tees, which was generating some disparaging comments from a couple of the guys from the three foursomes we had. The comments ended when the first woman crushed her drive about 275 yards perfectly placed - and this was in the late 1990s, before a lot of the club revolution. We caught up to them on a par three that had been backed up, and one of the women was Nikki Tiziani - who, among us, would be better known as Mrs. Steve Stricker. Really, really nice person and a very, very good golfer.

Never got to play University Ridge. I heard it is beautiful. I hope to take a customer there some day, so I can write it off.

chancellor
09-21-2020, 01:31 PM
Never got to play University Ridge. I heard it is beautiful. I hope to take a customer there some day, so I can write it off.

Highly recommended - last I played it was 15 years ago, but I've heard it's still in great shape. Usually has great fall rates, so if the weather holds, might want to get it in this year. ;)

Gregg
09-21-2020, 04:30 PM
Highly recommended - last I played it was 15 years ago, but I've heard it's still in great shape. Usually has great fall rates, so if the weather holds, might want to get it in this year. ;)

I actually took my customer who is Verona there last year. It is very nice.

When you mentioned it I was actually thinking SentryWorld which I have not played.

Gregg
11-06-2020, 01:20 PM
Played Ives Grove with my old boss yesterday.

I shot 42 (with a 5 on a par 3) and 38 for an 80. Woo Hoo! It is my second or third best round of my life. While I did hit some very good shots, I only had one really bad one. I also putted pretty well.

Weather was great, company better. Shooting 80 on Nov. 5th was a special day.

Judge Jude
11-06-2020, 01:24 PM
I shot a 78 on a par-72 course when I was 16 years old - and never broke 80 again.

just kept getting a few shots worse almost per year, all the way to where it was a struggle to break 100 and now I have retired from the sport. congrats on the fine score - you almost shot your age!

;)

btw Gary Player is turning 85. I'll bet he hasn't failed to shoot below his age in at least 5 or 8 years.

Gregg
11-06-2020, 06:11 PM
I shot a 78 on a par-72 course when I was 16 years old - and never broke 80 again.

just kept getting a few shots worse almost per year, all the way to where it was a struggle to break 100 and now I have retired from the sport. congrats on the fine score - you almost shot your age!

;)

btw Gary Player is turning 85. I'll bet he hasn't failed to shoot below his age in at least 5 or 8 years.

That was an awesome round for you at any age.

Thanks for the congrats on my round it was really fun.

I bet you are right on Player.

Gregg
11-17-2020, 04:08 PM
Played Ives Grove with my old boss yesterday.

I shot 42 (with a 5 on a par 3) and 38 for an 80. Woo Hoo! It is my second or third best round of my life. While I did hit some very good shots, I only had one really bad one. I also putted pretty well.

Weather was great, company better. Shooting 80 on Nov. 5th was a special day.

A different buddy of mine and I have a 9:15 tee time at this same course. Nov.19th golf in Wisconsin will be awesome!

chancellor
11-17-2020, 04:12 PM
A different buddy of mine and I have a 9:15 tee time at this same course. Nov.19th golf in Wisconsin will be awesome!

Hope it'll be better down your way. Looking at 40s and raining up here, which would approximate my winter UK golfing experience from the late 1990s. "Awesome" is not the term I'd use.

Gregg
11-17-2020, 04:37 PM
Hope it'll be better down your way. Looking at 40s and raining up here, which would approximate my winter UK golfing experience from the late 1990s. "Awesome" is not the term I'd use.

62 parly cloudy 0 chance of rain. A bit windy at 19 mph but no big deal for Nov. golf. Hopefully more holes with the wind than agin it.

Gregg
02-12-2021, 06:01 PM
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am today.

Love to watch golf on that course. I have visited it but did not get to play. Maybe someday.

Gregg
04-05-2021, 01:23 PM
The Masters at Augusta 2021 is this week.

It is my favorite Tournament on my favorite golf course. I have been blessed to attend a practice day many years ago. I hope to return again someday.

I would like to see Jordan Spieth win this year. He is 10-1. Last year's winner Dustin Johnson is 9-1.

Ian Woosnam is the longest odds at 4000-1.

Judge Jude
04-05-2021, 02:41 PM
I grabbed Spieth before last weekend's Texas Open win to take The Masters - at 14 to 1.
:)

also Cameron Smith and Scheffler each at 40 to 1, and Ancer at 66 to 1.

Mithrandir
04-23-2021, 08:40 AM
Golf league started two weeks ago!!!

This past Wednesday we had to cancel as we had snow flurries all day!!

It is so fantastic to be golfing again!!

Gregg
04-28-2021, 10:45 AM
Golf league started two weeks ago!!!

This past Wednesday we had to cancel as we had snow flurries all day!!

It is so fantastic to be golfing again!!

Good for you sir!

I played yesterday for my first round of the year (no practice balls or driving range either). I shot a respectable 46 on the front and was on my way to the same going into the 18th... where I took a 9 to finish 50.

Not to happy with a 96, but hit some really good shots in there to along with the bad ones.

Mithrandir
04-28-2021, 11:17 AM
Good for you sir!

I played yesterday for my first round of the year (no practice balls or driving range either). I shot a respectable 46 on the front and was on my way to the same going into the 18th... where I took a 9 to finish 50.

Not to happy with a 96, but hit some really good shots in there to along with the bad ones.

Always have the bad with the good!!

Hot and humid today, but might get rained out. Hopefully we get the round in.

Mithrandir
04-29-2021, 02:18 PM
My league does match play. I gave my opponent a stroke on 4 holes.

I shot a 40 and won 5.5 of 9 points (win a hole get a point, tie a hole get .5 points.)

Highlight was making a 50 foot putt to save par!

Gregg
05-28-2021, 11:55 AM
My league does match play. I gave my opponent a stroke on 4 holes.

I shot a 40 and won 5.5 of 9 points (win a hole get a point, tie a hole get .5 points.)

Highlight was making a 50 foot putt to save par!

Nice highlight! I love the feeling of tracking long putts into the hole.

I just found out my co-worker's step son qualified this week for the US Open. He shot nine under for the 36 hole event. Tied for first!

The US Open is one of the majors that puts a big emphasis on amateur golfers…over 9000 entries all competing for 156 spots(75 of these spots occupied by tour pros).

Judge Jude
05-28-2021, 12:51 PM
there are 109 local qualifier events, and then 11 sectionals.

here is the breakdown:

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/us-open-2021-us-open-local-and-sectional-qualifying-results-schedules

is he Matthew Sharpstene?

in 2019, there were 17 spots taken by qualifiers.

a pal of mine got to play in a couple of local qualifiers BITD, which in itself is amazing (you need about a 1 handicap or lower to gain entry).

Bene Futuis
05-28-2021, 01:10 PM
Going golfing this afternoon with my business partner, who is pretty much a scratch golfer. We are playing at a very difficult course. I'll be lucky to break 100. He'll probably beat me by 30 shots.

Gregg
05-28-2021, 01:34 PM
there are 109 local qualifier events, and then 11 sectionals.

here is the breakdown:

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/us-open-2021-us-open-local-and-sectional-qualifying-results-schedules

is he Matthew Sharpstene?

in 2019, there were 17 spots taken by qualifiers.

a pal of mine got to play in a couple of local qualifiers BITD, which in itself is amazing (you need about a 1 handicap or lower to gain entry).

Nicely played Mr. Holmes. It is Matt.

Gregg
05-28-2021, 01:35 PM
Going golfing this afternoon with my business partner, who is pretty much a scratch golfer. We are playing at a very difficult course. I'll be lucky to break 100. He'll probably beat me by 30 shots.

Enjoy the course and the afternoon.

Bene Futuis
05-28-2021, 01:49 PM
Enjoy the course and the afternoon.

Thanks, man! It's making me a little nervous to go out and get my ass kicked, particularly in a foursome of experienced guys, but weather is absolutely perfect and glad to get out from behind the desk, for sure.

Gregg
05-28-2021, 02:30 PM
Thanks, man! It's making me a little nervous to go out and get my ass kicked, particularly in a foursome of experienced guys, but weather is absolutely perfect and glad to get out from behind the desk, for sure.

They care more about their own score than what you shoot.

I used to play with a better than scratch golfer and a 6 handicap. I made sure I knew all the course etiquette and did not slow them down. I was a good sport. They asked me to play all the time. I was a mid to high 90's golfer.

Judge Jude
05-28-2021, 07:35 PM
yep, it's all about pacing and good camaraderie for almost all stellar golfers - not what you shoot.

if they're all in the fairway awaiting second-shot pitching wedges and you're in the woods - well, USGA changed the rule last year from 5 minutes of search to 3 minutes. maybe you don't even bother with the full 3 if it's "needle in the haystack" time.

I'm sure you did fine. anybody who cares enough to have that concern probably will be fine. it's the oblivious ones.....

chancellor
05-28-2021, 11:06 PM
Thanks, man! It's making me a little nervous to go out and get my ass kicked, particularly in a foursome of experienced guys, but weather is absolutely perfect and glad to get out from behind the desk, for sure.

You should negotiate being able to use a Frisbee around the green instead of chipping and putting. ;)

Hope you had a great time!

Bene Futuis
05-28-2021, 11:33 PM
Thanks, gents. Shot a 101 and honestly was pretty okay with it. Those greens were insane! Two guys in my group shot around low-mid 80s and one guy shot a 73! I did drain a putt that was probably 45-50 ft which was cool. I really need to play more than once every two years or whatever lol. One of the guys I played with is an elite water polo player and I swear he hit one drive with the wind that went 370 yards - drove the green from the blues on one of the more difficult par 4s.

chancellor
05-29-2021, 09:48 AM
That’s a good score on a tough course when you don’t play much!

Gregg
05-29-2021, 10:30 AM
Thanks, gents. Shot a 101 and honestly was pretty okay with it. Those greens were insane! Two guys in my group shot around low-mid 80s and one guy shot a 73! I did drain a putt that was probably 45-50 ft which was cool. I really need to play more than once every two years or whatever lol. One of the guys I played with is an elite water polo player and I swear he hit one drive with the wind that went 370 yards - drove the green from the blues on one of the more difficult par 4s.

Awesome! Glad you had a good time.

Did you play from the blues as well? If yes, playing as few times as you do a 101 is really a great score.

Bene Futuis
05-29-2021, 11:19 AM
No, I played from whites. The course is relatively straight, pretty narrow though, but itís the greens that are tough. Every green is very sloped and I found myself putting downhill all day long.

Gregg
06-04-2021, 05:21 PM
Met up with my golfing buddy this morning for a quick 18. I was hitting them long and straight (for me). Ended up the front nine 1 over par for a 37. Finished the back at 43 for an 80. Had three 6's on the back.

I think the 37 is my best score for 9 holes I have ever had.

Bene Futuis
06-04-2021, 06:01 PM
Met up with my golfing buddy this morning for a quick 18. I was hitting them long and straight (for me). Ended up the front nine 1 over par for a 37. Finished the back at 43 for an 80. Had three 6's on the back.

I think the 37 is my best score for 9 holes I have ever had.

Wow, awesome job!

(I was gently reminded by my buddy today that my 101 was "not legit" since I pulled a few mulligans and gentle kicks out of the shrubbery onto playable lies and such. So I guess I retract my prior statements!)

Judge Jude
06-04-2021, 09:30 PM
ah, it's apples and oranges.

I have mentioned that I broke 80 when I was 16 years old (78, and never did so again but close), and from playing in events and high school golf and such, no mulligans or improving lies or anything.

but for recreational golfers, there's no problem with any of that - especially if it improves pace of play for everyone.

the game is supposed to be fun, and having to risk sprained ligaments in your wrist because your ball is up against a tree root makes no sense compared to just moving it a couple of feet to safer ground.

and if someone only plays occasionally, there is no harm in mulligans, either - forget that tee shot ever happened, and right away you just hit one in play and you're off.

just enjoy getting out there - this "severe osteoarthritis" diagnosis doesn't keep me from getting around just fine, but I may be permanently retired from the links, alas...

Mithrandir
06-08-2021, 02:46 PM
Nice round Gregg!

When I am golfing outside of my league play, i don't keep score. Like Judge said, it's about having fun and enjoying the day. Especially if you're over 50 years old!

Bene Futuis
06-09-2021, 11:31 AM
Looks like I'm headed out Friday to play an even tougher course with the same group. I really should be back on the bunny slope, golf-wise, but here we go! Over/under on lost balls - 8

chancellor
06-09-2021, 11:37 AM
Looks like I'm headed out Friday to play an even tougher course with the same group. I really should be back on the bunny slope, golf-wise, but here we go! Over/under on lost balls - 8

Remind them that you're playing under "an aggressive interpretation of winter rules". ;)

Good luck and have a great time!

Bene Futuis
06-09-2021, 11:51 AM
Remind them that you're playing under "an aggressive interpretation of winter rules". ;)

Good luck and have a great time!

Ha, thanks! I'm gonna see if I can get a video of my buddy launching his 350+ yard tee shot to show you guys.

Gregg
06-09-2021, 12:11 PM
Nice round Gregg!

When I am golfing outside of my league play, i don't keep score. Like Judge said, it's about having fun and enjoying the day. Especially if you're over 50 years old!

I would not be able to NOT keep score. It would be like an itch that I cannot scratch.

A bad score no longer prevents me from enjoying the day.

Gregg
06-09-2021, 12:12 PM
Ha, thanks! I'm gonna see if I can get a video of my buddy launching his 350+ yard tee shot to show you guys.

I would like to see that.

Good luck and have fun. I will take the under on lost balls -8.

Bene Futuis
06-09-2021, 05:56 PM
I would like to see that.

Good luck and have fun. I will take the under on lost balls -8.

Just talked with the dude and he swears he's never hit one longer than 330. So might be the case that I'm talking out of my ass. Wouldn't be the first time!

I was at the range with my brother in law a few years back and he hit one over the net beyond the 275 sign, though. That thing had to have been a 350+ yard drive. He is a former professional baseball player, though, so the guy has some serious skills.

Bene Futuis
06-11-2021, 11:52 PM
Shot a 108 - so double bogey golf. I got par on the first two holes and then proceeded to gradually get worse as the day went on. I did put for birdie on the final hole, though! 'Course the three putt didn't really seal the deal, lol. It was fun but I'm not good enough to play courses like that.

I forgot to count how many lost balls! I'm guessing it was around 8 so I guess it was a push.

Judge Jude
06-17-2021, 12:18 AM
holding a slim lead in my season-long golf pool with 19 weeks down, 11 weeks to go.

the other 4 main contenders in my 13-person pool (one female!) all passed on making their second Rahm pick two weeks ago, while I stepped on the gas and picked him.

he had a 7-shot lead on the final hole in Round 3 on Saturday and just had hit his drive into the fairway on 18.
was visiting my brother - way down the standings - and he came back with our takeout and asked if I wanted to watch the end of the last hole first.

"why would I bother?" I said, "this thing is over."

well, the other 2 in the final group made birdie to cut the lead to 6 - still an insurmountable lead with one round left.
after about 90 minutes at the backyard patio, my twin's eyes light up; neither one of us had looked at social media the entire time.
he says he'll show his wife a headline on his phone but can't show me.
"What, was Rahm disqualified or something?" I said sarcastically.
"wait, how did you know?" he said, before I think I threw up in my mouth.

so not only do I not get the $1.7 million Rahm prize money for my tally, I also have burned a precious Rahm pick for literally nothing.
it's like a poker player who boxes a rival (in this case, 4 main rivals) into a desperate spot - and out comes the King of Freaking Hearts on the river.
#doh #badbeat

meanwhile, my tradition is I send my Las Vegas golf buddy my picks each week, and he talks 'em all up. then I send 'em to the Commish.
well, my original quartet had 1st, 2nd, 3rd place - by 3 shots - on the 18th green on Saturday. nobody in this pool has ever hit that trifecta. I'd practically coast home for my half-a-grand check in late August.
BUT for once I read one too many previews, and decided I had to add Tony Finau (who finished T-30th). so I bounced ..... Cantlay, who wound up beating my Morikawa in a playoff on Sunday. win, place, show? nope, just "place."
#killmenow

I am positive all key rivals will use their 2nd Rahms this week - as well as their second Schauffeles.
I cut them off at the knees by using my 3rds to knock each player to the sidelines, basically. shortening the playing field, as they say.

now they'll know it's likely that I won't use my final play on either in the British Open in a few weeks - but that's a crapshoot over there, and I can only pick 4 players a week anyway.

my 3rd pick is - well, another 3rd of picks. I like Morikawa a lot here, and hope a few don't play him this week.

but my 4th and favorite choice is Patrick Reed - only my 2nd Reed play. he won on this same course in January, but the much more rugged rough here is nothing he can't handle, as my my bigger factor. he has gone top 20 in the last 6 majors, and only top 60 and ties make this cut out of 156 golfers. it's also "double money" for us, so even a 20th-place finish is sweet while a missed cut = $0.

I've limited the worst-case scenario - but I could fall out of the 3 money slots and as low as 5th or 6th in what's left of a perfect storm.

Mithrandir
06-20-2021, 11:03 AM
Had a very solid round yesterday. My league had an outing at a course most of us never played. Very nice course.

Shot 43-37. The 37 was probably the best ball stroking round I have ever had. I had 5 birdie putts from 5-15 feet but only made 1. Won the doubles low net prize too.

Judge Jude
06-20-2021, 03:16 PM
not that anyone cares, but I need good days from

RAHM SCHAUFFELE MORIKAWA

and bad ones from

RORY BRYSON KOEPKA (and DJ)

Ken
06-21-2021, 01:11 PM
My wife got me this shirt for father's day

https://img.btdmp.com/10122/10122803/products/[email protected]

Bene Futuis
06-21-2021, 01:50 PM
Cool! I really should start playing frisbee golf, since I play another frisbee game practically every week. Some of the very best throwers in my sport are competitive frisbee golf guys. In fact, the current world record holder for fastest shot is a professional (that's a thing, right?) frisbee golfer named Simon something or other.

Ken
06-21-2021, 02:13 PM
Cool! I really should start playing frisbee golf, since I play another frisbee game practically every week. Some of the very best throwers in my sport are competitive frisbee golf guys. In fact, the current world record holder for fastest shot is a professional (that's a thing, right?) frisbee golfer named Simon something or other.

Simon Lizotte?

Bene Futuis
06-21-2021, 02:28 PM
Simon Lizotte?

Yeah, that's him!

Bene Futuis
06-21-2021, 04:03 PM
Here's him setting the record. A few other guys I know in the film, too. I think this was taken at some sort of college championship or something. Not too sure.


https://youtu.be/yNLecUMBCfY

Ken
06-21-2021, 04:23 PM
Here's him setting the record. A few other guys I know in the film, too. I think this was taken at some sort of college championship or something. Not too sure.



Neat video. Interestingly Lizzotte has taken off in the disc golf world due to his vlog. He's very active with his youtube channel and he's a very personable/entertaining guy that's easy to root for. He's not in the top tier of disc golf but he's up there.

Bene Futuis
06-21-2021, 04:42 PM
Neat video. Interestingly Lizzotte has taken off in the disc golf world due to his vlog. He's very active with his youtube channel and he's a very personable/entertaining guy that's easy to root for. He's not in the top tier of disc golf but he's up there.

Plus he throws really, really, really freakin' fast. In that video he broke the record by like 4 or 5 mph or something. Very impressive.

Ken
06-21-2021, 04:44 PM
Plus he throws really, really, really freakin' fast. In that video he broke the record by like 4 or 5 mph or something. Very impressive.

In the world of disc golf we think in terms of distance instead of speed. Effectively the same thing as long as it's on a good line. But yeah, he throws really far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joW8GkcnaMk

Gregg
06-22-2021, 08:23 AM
What are some of the distances in a Frisbee Golf course?

Ken
06-22-2021, 09:09 AM
What are some of the distances in a Frisbee Golf course?

Typical "holes" are par 3. ~200 feet for a casual par 3 (especially if wooded), 300-400 for a difficult/pro level par 3, 400-800 for a par 4, and there are some 1000+ par 5s.

Many casual courses are all par 3.

Mithrandir
06-22-2021, 10:09 AM
Have watched a few videos of disc golf and it's pretty cool. The control that they have on the disc is incredible

Gregg
07-06-2021, 03:40 PM
This Thursday I will be treating a customer to 18 holes at Wisconsin's Northern Bay Resort on Castle Lake in Arkdale Wis. They have 7 replica holes from famous golf courses.

Here is a brief take from their website:

Replica Holes
Play Golf's Legendary Holes -- In One Day! Featured in Wisconsin Golfer Magazine!

Play the most famous holes in Championship golf in one day - right here in the heart of Wisconsin! The Golf Course at Northern Bay features holes from Augusta National, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone, Oakmont, Oakland Hills, and Bay Hill. Take in the magic and play shot for shot against the pros!

The actual description of each hole is after the above blurb.

I have never played there before. Can't wait!

Mithrandir
07-08-2021, 12:37 PM
This Thursday I will be treating a customer to 18 holes at Wisconsin's Northern Bay Resort on Castle Lake in Arkdale Wis. They have 7 replica holes from famous golf courses.

Here is a brief take from their website:

Replica Holes
Play Golf's Legendary Holes -- In One Day! Featured in Wisconsin Golfer Magazine!

Play the most famous holes in Championship golf in one day - right here in the heart of Wisconsin! The Golf Course at Northern Bay features holes from Augusta National, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone, Oakmont, Oakland Hills, and Bay Hill. Take in the magic and play shot for shot against the pros!

The actual description of each hole is after the above blurb.

I have never played there before. Can't wait!

That sounds awesome!!

chancellor
07-08-2021, 01:18 PM
This Thursday I will be treating a customer to 18 holes at Wisconsin's Northern Bay Resort on Castle Lake in Arkdale Wis. They have 7 replica holes from famous golf courses.

Great concept...and a beautiful area. I'm breaking out the sticks this month and re-starting golfing again after about a 5-year hiatus. Will be golfing in Wisconsin Rapids in late August for a charity event.

Gregg
07-09-2021, 11:04 AM
That sounds awesome!!

It was awesome.

I had some issues and shot 45-50 for a 95. My customer shot 94. But we had fun and the day was perfect for golf. The course was not crowded. It was very peaceful among the pine trees.

The TPC Sawgrass 132 yard par 3 island green was the 10th hole. Just beautiful. Good thing as I took a 6. My customer hit his pitching wedge just in front of the green, chipped on and promptly 3 putted for a 5. It just seems like it should be an easy par or bogey at worst.

I absolutely hope to get back there one more time this season.

Gregg
07-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Great concept...and a beautiful area. I'm breaking out the sticks this month and re-starting golfing again after about a 5-year hiatus. Will be golfing in Wisconsin Rapids in late August for a charity event.

Very nice. I hope you will find enjoyment getting back into it.

chancellor
07-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Lost by a stroke? Now that's what I call high-end customer golf!

Gregg
07-14-2021, 09:23 AM
This Thursday I will be treating a customer to 18 holes at Wisconsin's Northern Bay Resort on Castle Lake in Arkdale Wis. They have 7 replica holes from famous golf courses.

Here is a brief take from their website:

Replica Holes
Play Golf's Legendary Holes -- In One Day! Featured in Wisconsin Golfer Magazine!

Play the most famous holes in Championship golf in one day - right here in the heart of Wisconsin! The Golf Course at Northern Bay features holes from Augusta National, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone, Oakmont, Oakland Hills, and Bay Hill. Take in the magic and play shot for shot against the pros!

The actual description of each hole is after the above blurb.

I have never played there before. Can't wait!

It is looking like I will have another chance at this next week.

I have two customers that golf. Both are about 20 minutes apart. I asked customer #2 if he would like to play this course. He jumped at the chance so it will happen in the next couple of weeks. We are tryin to make next week work.

Judge Jude
07-14-2021, 06:15 PM
so in my golf pool [insert yawn here], I am in second place - and trail by a little bit LESS than that $1.7M check that Rahm kicked away thanks to his COVID-19 positive test result a while back. so yes, that one left a mark.

:trainwreck:

BUT six more weeks, and this British Open starting tomorrow is one of two "double-money credit" events left.

four true contenders (for 3 money slots), two on the fringe, and seven 'donors' just looking to win a week here and there for a little walking-around money.

No. 1 and No. 4 will use their 3rd of 4 Rahms picks, for sure. so I'll take my 4th Rahm for the block while No. 2 (a female!) is all Rahm-ed out of picks on him.

I'm the only one of the Big Six with 2 Spieths left, and here No. 4 is out of him. so No. 1 and 3 have to decide whether to use their final Spieth here (am guessing no and yes).

I see the leader (who I have known his whole life), a 4-time champ, as a "tight" player. I don't think he will use a 4th pick on anyone this soon (because then if he only has a slight lead before the finale, we can gang up on him with those picks).

there are 2 top-tier players besides Spieth who he has played 3 times while I have only used them twice - Hatton and Cantlay. am going with Hatton as my 3rd pick. (No. 3 and 4 in same boat as me, but I wouldn't mind matching them since I am ahead).

finally, I am looking for a top-level player who should fall just out of the leader's radar. I believe that player is McIlroy.

I expect the leader to take Rahm; 2 of Koepka, DJ, JT, Reed; and a foreigner (but not Hatton or Rory; maybe Louie or Fitzpatrick or Hovland). and if No. 1 pegs the winner and I don't, I'm toast as far as trying to win this thing.

Ken
07-15-2021, 08:40 AM
so in my golf pool [insert yawn here]

I don't know, golfing in a pool sounds extremely difficult.

chancellor
08-10-2021, 08:50 AM
Went out for the first time in five years yesterday - a short par 31 course. Shot 38 with only one lost ball and one really chunked shot.

Bene Futuis
08-11-2021, 11:29 PM
Went out for the first time in five years yesterday - a short par 31 course. Shot 38 with only one lost ball and one really chunked shot.

Way to go! That's really good. I played a regular nine last Saturday on the easy course and shot a 55. So, that wasn't great. I got the contact info for the pro at the course pretty close to my house so I think I'm going to get some lessons for the first time ever.

Gregg
08-12-2021, 12:39 PM
Went out for the first time in five years yesterday - a short par 31 course. Shot 38 with only one lost ball and one really chunked shot.

Outstanding!

The windmill caused the lost ball right? Kidding. That is really a nice round for such a long layoff.

Mithrandir
08-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Went out for the first time in five years yesterday - a short par 31 course. Shot 38 with only one lost ball and one really chunked shot.

Nice Chance!

My golf league playoffs start next Wednesday. We play 9 holes match play. I have to give a stroke on 5 holes, so it will be tough.

Gregg
08-17-2021, 02:34 PM
Nice Chance!

My golf league playoffs start next Wednesday. We play 9 holes match play. I have to give a stroke on 5 holes, so it will be tough.

You can do it!

Make sure you beat him on the 4 holes you play even up, then you only have to win one out of 5 to advance.

Mithrandir
08-18-2021, 01:52 PM
You can do it!

Make sure you beat him on the 4 holes you play even up, then you only have to win one out of 5 to advance.

Thanks Gregg! This ridiculous amount of rain forced postponement of the playoffs scheduled for tonight. This has been one shitty August here weather-wise.

Bene Futuis
08-18-2021, 02:21 PM
Going golfing on Friday at a very difficult desert course. Over/under on balls lost: 12. Over/under on score: 115.

I really need to practice or get a lesson or something. Of course, it turns out to be a good exercise in humility for me, so there's that.

Bene Futuis
08-18-2021, 02:22 PM
Typical "holes" are par 3. ~200 feet for a casual par 3 (especially if wooded), 300-400 for a difficult/pro level par 3, 400-800 for a par 4, and there are some 1000+ par 5s.

Many casual courses are all par 3.

My frisbee golf buddies, a couple of whom are now top tier (over 1000) players, refer to real golf as "ball golf". For some reason I find that very annoying. :)

Ken
08-18-2021, 02:31 PM
My frisbee golf buddies, a couple of whom are now top tier (over 1000) players, refer to real golf as "ball golf". For some reason I find that very annoying. :)

you must have missed my father's day gift:

http://forum.rotojunkiefix.com/showthread.php/13893-Anyone-Golf?p=407728&viewfull=1#post407728

Ken
08-18-2021, 02:36 PM
a couple of whom are now top tier (over 1000) players

that's extremely impressive btw, there are only ~200 in the world that high.

Bene Futuis
08-18-2021, 03:27 PM
that's extremely impressive btw, there are only ~200 in the world that high.

Well, that makes me doubt what I said lol. I was going off of memory. Is there a place to check that stuff?

Bene Futuis
08-18-2021, 03:36 PM
Looks like the top guy I know is actually 990 something (996, looks like) and the other couple guys I was thinking of are around 970 or 980. My bad.

Gregg
08-19-2021, 10:35 AM
Tomorrow is our first of two rounds of the Russell Open. The second round is Saturday Morning. The course is the beautiful Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield WI. It is just down the street from Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine.

The course is cut out of the glacial hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forrest. Lots of hills and woods.

The field is comprised of guys who worked in sales or engineering together 40+ years ago. The event has been going on for about 15 years. Last year it was technically cancelled but 4 of us played anyway.

Really looking forward to the two day event and Friday night dinner at The Fox and Hounds restaurant.

chancellor
08-19-2021, 10:52 AM
Fox and Hounds....mmmmmm....yummy.

Gregg
08-19-2021, 12:02 PM
Fox and Hounds....mmmmmm....yummy.

Bone in Ribeye with my name on it!

Mithrandir
08-25-2021, 10:52 AM
Tomorrow is our first of two rounds of the Russell Open. The second round is Saturday Morning. The course is the beautiful Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield WI. It is just down the street from Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine.

The course is cut out of the glacial hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forrest. Lots of hills and woods.

The field is comprised of guys who worked in sales or engineering together 40+ years ago. The event has been going on for about 15 years. Last year it was technically cancelled but 4 of us played anyway.

Really looking forward to the two day event and Friday night dinner at The Fox and Hounds restaurant.

How was the event?

Judge Jude
08-26-2021, 10:58 AM
after 7 months, my golf pool finally ends this weekend.

am almost locked into second place (so doubling my money), but could finish first - or third or fourth or fifth.

might win the pool if I have the winner out of: Bryson Brooks Rory Hovland.
a DJ or Cantlay win, meanwhile, might knock me out of the three money slots.

Judge Jude
08-27-2021, 10:17 PM
back by (not) popular demand...

Bryson shot 60 today (only making par on the last 2 holes) to grab the 36-hole lead!

Cantlay is only 1 shot back after backing a 30 on the back 9 Thursday with a 62 on Friday. but if Bison, as I call him, has a strong finish, I can beat back a Cantlay win and still claim second. I possibly had the lead during a 1-hour rain delay today, but Rahm returned for a late charge for our leader to put me back in my place for now. I need him to find a reverse gear at some point.

always kind of fun to get to the final weekend and still be in the mix, in any sport.

Judge Jude
08-29-2021, 02:00 PM
entering the final day in a 30-week pool - and my Bryson is tied for the lead w Cantlay.
projection is I'd win if Bryson does, but otherwise no.

c'mon, you big lummox !

Gregg
08-30-2021, 04:59 PM
entering the final day in a 30-week pool - and my Bryson is tied for the lead w Cantlay.
projection is I'd win if Bryson does, but otherwise no.

c'mon, you big lummox !

So close.

Judge Jude
08-30-2021, 05:10 PM
had a 5-shot lead on the back 9 of Round 3.

yesterday, leads by 1 shot with 2 holes left. on par-3 17th, Bryson just misses the green while Cantlay dumps it in the penalty area.
somehow both make bogey but still I have a 1-shot lead and Cantlay has to make a 21-footer to stay alive - so of course he does.
then several more Houdini moves by Cantlay before Bryson pulls one of his own.
Cantlay makes about a 20-footer on 6th playoff hole and Bryson yet again misses a shorter one and it's over.

earlier, it looked like I would clinch with just a Bryson solo 2nd and a Rory solo 3rd as enough to put me over the top (leader's best was a T-10th Rahm). but Sungjae Im made birdie on the last hole, not bogey, meaning I had to win the playoff.

worst bad beat of my fantasy sports life, especially losing by about one-third of the $1.7 million I'd have gotten if Rahm had not gotten a positive COVID test after 54 holes and a 6-shot lead a couple of months ago.

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