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#21 Post by Smeagol » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 pm

Just a tad more picturesque than Great Yarmouth, Alison!
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#22 Post by Smeagol » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Won my quarter final match today, beat a 4 handicapper who was not having a particularly good day. I played OK so it was tough for him (having to give me 13 shots). I won 6 & 5.
Roll on the semi-final!
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#23 Post by reddo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 pm

Well done. :D

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#24 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:24 pm

My only round on a golf course was during a job interview - on a course with frozen water hazards.
One of the participants had only one arm and he pushed the 'handle' of the club up his sleeve and then cursed loudly when his shot was less than perfect - I learned a lot of new swear words . . .

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#25 Post by Woody » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:25 am

When all else fails, read the instructions.

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#26 Post by Ibbie » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:54 pm

The Ryder Cup is upon us once again.

Great afternoon viewing the whitewash in the foursomes of the USA has made me work up a thirst.

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#27 Post by Smeagol » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Sadly not subscribing to pay television I have not been able to see any of the Ryder Cup so far, will have to wait for the highlights later.
The good news is that apart from this event and the Open, I do not miss not having any pay TV. And I save a lot of money. :D :D :D
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#28 Post by Alisoncc » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:27 pm

Me too Smeag. No pay TV, but followed Sunday match commentaries on Auntie Beeb at 0200 - local.
Ryder Cup 2018: Europe thrash US 17½-10½ to regain Ryder Cup
Magic, absolutely magic.

Must admit when I played comps regularly much preferred match play events.

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#29 Post by Smeagol » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:06 pm

Played the semi-final of my club match play competition................and lost :(( :((

Both of us started poorly but my opponent got better sooner. the better man won on the day so no complaints. Maybe try again next year.

On a better note I have been asked if I would like to be club vice-captain next year (I said Yes) which means I will be captain in 2020.
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#30 Post by Woody » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am

I’m no expert, but I don’t think that it’s a great start :ymdevil:
McIlroy +5 (5)
Rory McIlroy hacked out on the fifth and is on the green for two. He has around 40ft left for birdie. This has been a round laced with evil so far.

Here comes the putt, superb... an inch left for par and in it goes. Five holes down, five shots gone
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#31 Post by Wodrick » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:12 pm

One notes that El Tiger has matched Slammin' Sam's long standing record of 82 PGA tour victories, just Jack's rather more difficult record now (18 majors).
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#32 Post by Smeagol » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:42 pm

For my sins I take over as Captain of my golf club tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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#33 Post by ribrash » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:16 am

Smeagol wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:42 pm
For my sins I take over as Captain of my golf club tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Many years ago my Dad was captain of his local club.He had a fantastic year.It opened many doors.Enjoy your time. :-bd
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#34 Post by reddo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:43 pm

I guess you've had a rather challenging 6 months?

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#36 Post by Smeagol » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:23 pm

An update on my role as captain of my golf club. One word sums it up pretty well...crap!

Not the best of years to be captain. Testing year both financially and also having members moan about almost everything. Whatever the committee do there are some members who complain loudly. Still, I took the role willingly so must take the sh1t that comes with it! I have been asked if I would like to continue next year, My answer was prompt and negative!
Once again we are into a month of no golf. I suppose the complaints will start rolling in again!
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#37 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:28 pm

https://www.12news.com/article/sports/g ... dac0ad3857
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Watch this incredible hole-in-one from Jon Rahm at a Masters practice round
Though it didn't count, Jon Rahm may have hit one of the most impressive golf shots in history.

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Rickie Fowler, left, watches as Jon Rahm, of Spain, celebrates chipping into the hole on eat 16th green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Author: Cameron La Fontaine
Published: 12:28 PM MST November 10, 2020
Updated: 12:28 PM MST November 10, 2020
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jon Rahm is getting ready to make his fourth career start at The Masters, and his preparation at Augusta National this week has been impressive to say the least.

The Arizona State alum is playing some of the best golf in his career over the past year, which has included multiple wins on the PGA Tour and nine top-10 finishes.

Many of the players at Tuesday's practice round lined up in front of the teebox at the Par-3 16th hole and launched their golf balls into the pond, trying to skip the ball up to the green, as is tradition at Augusta prior to the tournament.

Though it didn't count, Jon Rahm may have hit one of the most impressive golf shots in history.

His ball skipped at least four times, hit the bank before the green, skipped up onto the green and took the slope all the way around and finally into the hole.

Check the video out below:


This was actually Rahm's second hole-in-one in two days at Augusta National. A day earlier, Rickie Fowler took this video of Rahm walking up to retrieve his ball on the 4th hole.


Not to jinx him or anything, but it looks like Rahm has some insane mojo going for him, at least early in the week.

The 26-year-old Spaniard has been solid at Augusta National in his previous three Masters starts. In 2017, Rahm placed 27th, then fourth in 2018 and he tied for ninth in 2019.

Rahm tees off with Bryson DeChambeau and Louis Oosthuizen on Thursday at The Masters at 5:33 a.m. Arizona time.

Hope the link works. Great video.
I didn't know about this tradition at The Masters.

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#38 Post by Karearea » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:51 am

^ Remarkable, a joy to watch!
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#39 Post by EA01 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:35 pm

Local nearby cheap course, 10 holes (?!)...$15...7 par 3s & 3 par 4s .....I managed a 61... :/......

I've been on and off swinging clubs since about 1984...

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#40 Post by ian16th » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:07 pm

My current home is built on an old 9 hole course.

The 9 hole course had 18 tee's!

There were 2 routes to each green.
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