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PaulBoy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.4 CONGU
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
JPX900 Tour 4-PW S300 AWT
Driver
Titleist TS2 UST V2 Black (2019)
As mentioned elsewhere, my usual profusion of golf has been curtailed of late due to a flair up of my back injury - After some physio I can play again, but have to use a "less aggressive" swing (or as my senior pals say "he's slowed it down to a blur!") - I've only played 3 full rounds in about 6 weeks, but felt my game was good enough to play in the Midweek Stableford at Guildford yesterday - The weather was kind, mild with only a slight breeze, but the course was playing long, as the back tees were in play for the first time this year - I got off to a steady start, which would have been a lot better with a warmer putter, but the round caught fire on the Par 5 8th - This hole plays 579y from the tips (104y longer than the yellow tee!) - I hit a good drive leaving about 250y to the flag (it is down-hill by the way) - I decided not to go for the green, as this would have needed a big fade or a dangerous line across the corner of some trees - I hit my King Utility 3 iron & left myself about 30y from the green - As the flag was close to the front I chipped with my 7 iron & holed out for eagle! - My partner, like myself, was very pleased - The opposition, not so much, as in our match that was worth 5x bits! - I struggled a bit on the way in, but scrambled well & despite bogeys on 16 & 17, managed to finish with 34pts - This placed me 9th in the comp & as an indication of how tough the test was, the winner was only on 38pts & my score was in the buffer zone for handicap ...
Paul
 
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Bonobobananas

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Joined
Jan 25, 2013
HCP
8.7
Local club/country
Eaton (Norwich)
Irons
MP18 mb Mod105S
Driver
Mizuno ST180 Tensei White 70 stiff
Where I play most, the course runs through forest land and homes on the front nine. Some of the views are pretty atypical for Miami. There are some ancient oaks and mahogany trees that line many holes and from certain positions, it's a very spiritual setting. /// While I would like to get back something resembling the game I once played, I feel like I'd also love to maintain this spiritual feeling I have for the game now.
I got a real shiver in my soul playing the Balcomie Links at Crail. It was a calm, grey day and that place just has an ancient feel to it as you noted above. I had played St Andrews the day before and I can remember my round at Crail with far more fondness (even though I played better at the Old Course). Golf’s link with nature and the countryside is not to be underestimated and I think some new courses would do well to understand that. Good post Dennis.
 

Brattz

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Joined
Nov 6, 2016
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
HCP
4.9 CONGU
Local club/country
Morley Hayes Resort, England www.morleyhayes.com
Irons
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW) - Project X LZ 6.0 120g - 0.25° Flat - 1/2"+
Driver
Titleist 917 D2 - Project X EvenFlow Blue 65g 6.0 10.5° - A1 - 12g Neutral
Good day on the Derbyshire Links today. First Q of the year at Morley Hayes and I posted 36pts for the win. SSS is 74 so I’ve been cut from 5.1 to 4.9...... heading in the right direction ⬇️⬇️⬇️
 

DennisMiller

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Joined
Mar 25, 2014
Location
Miami, Florida
HCP
Old Age
Local club/country
Public Courses
Irons
JPX-900 Hot Metal
Driver
JPX-EZ
A very sloppy 42. If i hadn't putted like Tiger in his prime, I might not have broken 50.

Time to spend the rest of the day and night watching The Masters... GO RORY!!!
 

Brattz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2016
Location
Derby, Derbyshire
HCP
4.9 CONGU
Local club/country
Morley Hayes Resort, England www.morleyhayes.com
Irons
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW) - Project X LZ 6.0 120g - 0.25° Flat - 1/2"+
Driver
Titleist 917 D2 - Project X EvenFlow Blue 65g 6.0 10.5° - A1 - 12g Neutral
34pts in the comp today.... leading at present on a very tough scoring day. Course is 6,800yds and playing that and more in a 15mph wind
 

RobCH

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Joined
May 1, 2013
Location
London, England
HCP
11.9
Local club/country
Nomadic
Irons
JPX 900 Forged 5-PW graphite, JPX EZ FliHi 4, T7 50, 54, 58 wedges. Odyssey Tank putter
Driver
GT180 driver & 3 wood, JPX 900 3 Hybrid
I've had a succession of rather good rounds lately, all in the 80s, with the latest one bringing my handicap down to 11.8 as of today, which is entirely new territory for me. The timing is unfortunate as I've got a competition coming up in ten days' time and three more strokes allowance would have come in useful. But my game is more consistent, I'm striking the ball better, hitting more fairways, getting my yardages more accurately, so the good certainly outweighs the bad. I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
 

PaulBoy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.4 CONGU
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
JPX900 Tour 4-PW S300 AWT
Driver
Titleist TS2 UST V2 Black (2019)
I've had a succession of rather good rounds lately, all in the 80s, with the latest one bringing my handicap down to 11.8 as of today, which is entirely new territory for me. The timing is unfortunate as I've got a competition coming up in ten days' time and three more strokes allowance would have come in useful. But my game is more consistent, I'm striking the ball better, hitting more fairways, getting my yardages more accurately, so the good certainly outweighs the bad. I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
Sounds like you are in good form Rob? - Not many posts for me here of late as I am struggling with my back & have an appointment in May with the MSK Clinic as physio I've had isn't really helping - I played today & had 31pts which could have been better with even a lukewarm putter?
Paul
 

RobCH

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 1, 2013
Location
London, England
HCP
11.9
Local club/country
Nomadic
Irons
JPX 900 Forged 5-PW graphite, JPX EZ FliHi 4, T7 50, 54, 58 wedges. Odyssey Tank putter
Driver
GT180 driver & 3 wood, JPX 900 3 Hybrid
Sounds like you are in good form Rob? - Not many posts for me here of late as I am struggling with my back & have an appointment in May with the MSK Clinic as physio I've had isn't really helping - I played today & had 31pts which could have been better with even a lukewarm putter?
Paul
Sorry to hear that Paul. Backs can be so hard to sort once they start giving trouble.

What's that quote "form is temporary, class is permanent"? Well I certainly don't have any class, so I'm still looking at these results as a blip which could vanish at any time. I'm trying three new swing things at present - weight transfer, impact position (hands further forward), and more right hand - and touch wood something seems to be emerging from the old wreckage. We'll see. Last Stableford 38 points, so reasons to be cheerful.
 

DCB

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Joined
Jul 2, 2009
Location
Midlothian
HCP
15
Local club/country
Midlothian, Scotland http://www.merchantsgolf.com
Irons
My ReHab Bag - Mizuno JPX 900 HM 5-GW A Shafts, JPX EX 4H, JPX 900 5 & 7 Wood Orochi RL Shafts.
Driver
JPX 900
First outing of the year for me on Thursday afternoon. A beautiful day, warm sunshine and a course that was coming into condition nicely. A very hesitant start, but I got going eventually. Managed 16 points over 9 holes with two 7s which cost me dear. Once the driver found it's rhythm things improved. Amazing the difference playing off the fairway makes for your second shot ;) The body was certainly feeling the after effects of this opening round, but, no gain without pain as they say ..... ;)

Arial view of Portobello Golf Course, a nice 9 Hole Muni Course in Edinburgh. A popular place for 'older' golfers and folks like myself who struggle on some of the more undulating courses in the City.

Porty Golf.jpg
 
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PaulBoy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
HCP
4.4 CONGU
Local club/country
Guildford GC & New Forest GC
Irons
JPX900 Tour 4-PW S300 AWT
Driver
Titleist TS2 UST V2 Black (2019)
Seems like my dodgy back likes this warm spell of weather? - Played in the roll-up at New Forest Saturday off my "normal" handicap & started to play well on back nine after a mediocre 17pts on the front - Nice birdie on the SI18 hole (driveable Par 4 12th) & pars on every hole up to 16 where I didn't score (?) - Bounced back nicely on 17th where my chip lipped out for eagle & then almost drove the green on 18 & chipped close for another birdie - 20pts on the back (despite the blob) & less back pain, which was a real bonus
Paul
 
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