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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Next tour is July
to Yorkshire
Alwoodley / Moorside and Ganton

Staying in Harrogate

Should be reasonably pleasant!


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Do you mean Moortown rather than Moorside?


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Openside wrote:
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Back from a rather liquid weekend in sarf east lahndan, well one of the outside boroughs and had a couple of beers with Henry as its his gaff.

Talk was had on a rematch so OS/Gareth we need to look at our diaries again you never know you might manage to sneak an unlikely win for the taff/sassenachs...

LN up for that😁

How is Henry?


He was on fine form even if our catch-up had to be brief as it was a quick couple of drinks pre dinner, the dinner and lunches were fantastic. The members there are great fun.

I need to look at dates as it's probably me that will be the awkward one having the furthest to travel and i have no immediate plans to be back down the road but i'm sure i can come up with some excuse, so it's good you are all keen.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Do you mean Moortown rather than Moorside?


yes
my mistake
over the road from the Alwoodley


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Spring meeting this weekend
Ive never produced any form in these but you have to be in it to win it


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Spring meeting this weekend
Ive never produced any form in these but you have to be in it to win it



And I didnt - an NR on Saturday a and then ........................................ 18 fxcken points on Sunday x(

The rough .. The rough !


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Got another couple of matches coming up darn sarf, cant fit in another with you chaps yet as it is quite a lot of golf already.

Royal Wimbledon first up then a match against the RAC on the coronation course, then the "old course" out at RAC Woodcote.

Are any of these courses decent?

Ta

Oh and Spring Meeting this weekend which i hope my putter decides to turn up as its the main thing stopping me scoring at the mo'


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Got another couple of matches coming up darn sarf, cant fit in another with you chaps yet as it is quite a lot of golf already.

Royal Wimbledon first up then a match against the RAC on the coronation course, then the "old course" out at RAC Woodcote.

Are any of these courses decent?

Ta

Oh and Spring Meeting this weekend which i hope my putter decides to turn up as its the main thing stopping me scoring at the mo'

The Coronation course is pretty easy I played it at a Corporate day when I was off 25 and went round in 7 over. 53 Stapleford points😂😂


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Royal Wimbledon is lovely

4th green is next Wimbledon RFC 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Just back from Myrtle Beach - Pawleys Island actually - 10 days of golf in beautiful sunshine on cracking courses. Played Pawleys Plantation, River Club, Heritage, True Blue, Prestwick, Arrowhead, TPC, Willbrook and last day was the fantastic Caledonia. Temps were around 75 degrees each day. Only True Blue had greens less than perfect, they have had a cold winter for South Carolina apparently and some courses have suffered a little. Greens at Prestwick were very very fast and fecked me over! The rest were fast but playable for me. We rented a house for the 8 of us just off the beach which was excellent and spent every evening sitting on the veranda sipping cocktails and watching the sun go down. However too many cocktails took the edge off my scores a little but still a great trip only spoiled by the overnight flight back which I hate. Would recommend it to anyone.

Back to reality though in Embra and club stableford comp to look forward to on Sunday in the rain!


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Openside wrote:
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Got another couple of matches coming up darn sarf, cant fit in another with you chaps yet as it is quite a lot of golf already.

Royal Wimbledon first up then a match against the RAC on the coronation course, then the "old course" out at RAC Woodcote.

Are any of these courses decent?

Ta

Oh and Spring Meeting this weekend which i hope my putter decides to turn up as its the main thing stopping me scoring at the mo'

The Coronation course is pretty easy I played it at a Corporate day when I was off 25 and went round in 7 over. 53 Stapleford points😂😂


53 stableford points! Did you cop grief from other golfers?


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Played on Monday at a course I've played several times but it was in fücking state. Really disappointing when you can see a course going downhill over a couple of years.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Gareth1960 wrote:
Royal Wimbledon is lovely

4th green is next Wimbledon RFC 8)


That your old stomping ground?

We’ve tagged this course on as the real match is against RAC, I’m a late call up for an injury


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RMS available if needed !

WRFC is indeed my old stomping ground


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Gareth1960 wrote:
Next tour is July
to Yorkshire
Alwoodley / Moorside and Ganton

Staying in Harrogate

Should be reasonably pleasant!


Not played Alwoodley but have done Moortown and Ganton

Ganton is one of the best courses I've ever played ( although it brought me down to my knees ). As you go down the long drive to the clubhouse from the main road, it's like going down the 'Time Tunnel' and you arrive there in the 1950's. All it needs is Terry Thomas to appear in an old MG.

The bunkers are soooo deep, I was looking for a Stannah Stairlift to help me out of them. You really have to think your way around the whole course.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:32 pm 
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I have new driver
Had a full fitting

Tried

Ping
TM
Calloway
Mixuno


and ended up buying Yonex Ezone XP

I get another 15 yards and the dispersion is much less than the others
In other words I am much more consistent with this

The Calloway Rogue went miles but all over the place

40 yards into the woods is no good for anyone !


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Played Walton Heath New Course Yesterday - Had an Ace on the 148yd Par three 6th with an 8 Iron :D


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your first Hole in one?


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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I had a genuine round of two halves on Sunday.

18 over the front 9.

3 over the back (with a double at 18)


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Was selected for our Pierce Purcell team last w/end. Scotch foursomes strokes handicaps 11-16, 19 clubs up in Stackstown (mountain goat course), 4 to qualify. I was a bag of nerves first 4 holes and we were 9 over after 4, settled down to finish 19 over, thought it was poor but actually wasn't that bad when saw all the other clubs. Stackstown had 2 x 21 overs out of 5.
Greens were much faster than our practise rounds. We ended up 2nd in qualifying but got Stackstown in the semi's - they beat us 3 and half to 1 and half on home course and then easily won final.
Watched Castle (one of favs) have a melt down on final hole. 60ms from green on par 5 in 2, thin 3rd over green in group of trees, they spent 10 mins looking for rulings etc. 4 stabs later they bang it through the green, putt to 8ft and get putt for 9 all in front of about 200 people :blush:


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


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 Post subject: Re: Official Golf Thread
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Gareth1960 wrote:
I have new driver
Had a full fitting

Tried

Ping
TM
Calloway
Mixuno


and ended up buying Yonex Ezone XP

I get another 15 yards and the dispersion is much less than the others
In other words I am much more consistent with this

The Calloway Rogue went miles but all over the place

40 yards into the woods is no good for anyone !


Congratulations. Let's hope those numbers translate to the real world. :D

Yonex is not a brand we see much in NZ. They were huge in the badminton racquet world but you rarely see their golf clubs.


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You don't really see the clubs much in the UK to be honest.


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booji boy wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


$1 fine for fuckwittery!


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Gareth1960 wrote:
your first Hole in one?



2nd


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booji boy wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


Yep.

Tee was about 30/40 yds back from the previous green. Me not thinking my drive would be anywhere near my bag left it in the middle like always as it is never usually an issue, was chatting with my playing partner about shit and proceeded to thin my drive right into it, if the bag hadn't been there it would have just been a v. low flighted drive that would have left me in good enough shape, ugly but effective.


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dpedin wrote:
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Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


$1 fine for fuckwittery!


Pretty much, especially as my card was in such good shape as this was our 13th so getting into the business end of the round.


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booji boy wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


Once did that in Foursomes match only because we had to move our bag due to the old f*ckers having a buggy! It meant lost the hole after 1 shot.


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Lorthern Nights wrote:
booji boy wrote:
Lorthern Nights wrote:
Came 5th in our Spring Meeting which is my best ever finish in one of our big comps (that's based on Gross scores).

Which included a penalty of one shot for driving my ball into my own bag :x ended up as a double bogey so i could have been even better.

Putter was on fire was knocking things in from all over the place. Also helped shift the handicap back down towards 5 when it was creeping back up to 7 all of last year and the start of this one.


So you parked your bag, walked back to the tee box, then hit a wayward drive that hit your own bag?


Yep.

Tee was about 30/40 yds back from the previous green. Me not thinking my drive would be anywhere near my bag left it in the middle like always as it is never usually an issue, was chatting with my playing partner about shit and proceeded to thin my drive right into it, if the bag hadn't been there it would have just been a v. low flighted drive that would have left me in good enough shape, ugly but effective.


Do it all the time too. Usually parked to the side of the fairway though. Not in the middle.


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Openside wrote:
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your first Hole in one?



2nd


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your first Hole in one?



2nd


well played sir!

Meanwhile , the scene of my only HO1 - Lahinch has just been awarded next years Irish Open
2 weeks before the Open @ Portrush so should get an excellent field on a fabulous course

If Tiger needs my advice on how to play the 11th he can contact me through the board


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I played Lahinch once.

Just once.


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I played Lahinch once.

Just once.


I play it once a year - great course. Makes a million and half in green fees each year so membership for locals is actually quite cheap around €8/900


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McIlroy taking the piss a bit today after he scraped through the cut level par. Shoots 8 under through 15 holes on Saturday after starting 11 behind.


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Had a lot of golf recently.

Update on the Royal Wimbledon and RAC trip:

Wasn’t impressed with Wimbledon, thought their greens were shite, near impossible to read with the ball being kicked all over the place, other than that a good enough track for a parkland course.

The coronation ar RAC was my favoured course of them all, redone the greens and bunkers recently and it played like it. Greens were the best of the bunch, only match I lost though. My partner and I were 5 under at the turn but were 1 hole down... their lad off 17 played out of his skin so nae much we could do about it.

Old course was a bit meh tbh, would like to play it again though as there is a fair amount of local knowledge needed around the approach onto the greens.

Through to the 4th round of our club match play with almost getting a dog licence, had to settle for 6&5 though, I wasn’t playing great the opposition was just a lot worse.


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Well that was a first

I played Coombe Hill on Saturday at their mens invitation.

Fastest greens I have ever played

The 8th [ stroke index one] Im looking at a 30 foot birdie putt downhill.
I know its quick , so I try to just get it going to the ridge 5 foot away

It rolls straight off the front of the green and 20 feet down the fairway! - so its gone around 70 feet
I then leave my next effort short and that finishes a further 10 feet behind me

3 putts later I walk off with a seven - laughing though
Its a great course

Piers Morgan is joining you will all be pleased to hear !


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Gareth1960 wrote:
Well that was a first

I played Coombe Hill on Saturday at their mens invitation.

Fastest greens I have ever played

The 8th [ stroke index one] Im looking at a 30 foot birdie putt downhill.
I know its quick , so I try to just get it going to the ridge 5 foot away

It rolls straight off the front of the green and 20 feet down the fairway! - so its gone around 70 feet
I then leave my next effort short and that finishes a further 10 feet behind me

3 putts later I walk off with a seven - laughing though
Its a great course

Piers Morgan is joining you will all be pleased to hear !


Its a great course and they do Bacon Rolls at the halfway hut :lol: :lol:


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We need some rain
The course is like a links at the moment.
Fairways are running like a sailors cock

driver and sand Iron to a hole thats normally a 6 iron in


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