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Old 09-06-2016, 10:08 PM   #601
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I love links golf!

Bandon trip has one day to go.

Got in Saturday 1:00 pm. Played the Preserve, a 13 hole par 3 course, and did the " punch bowl", a putting green with 36+ holes on it.

Played 36 Sunday, Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails, followed by 18 at Pacific Trails Monday, with a massage after Monday's round. Finish up with Old Mac today.

Have had same caddy for all three rounds (just carried ourselves/pushcart on par 3), who does great job reading greens, telling you where to hit it.

Food is OK, but it's great having everything right here, vs going to Scotland where you've got to spend a lot of time in transit.

Rates this time of year are $100 for par 3, $270 for others, but we are only paying 1/2 that as the guy who organized has some sort of connection. Caddies get $100 per bag per 18.

Weather has been mid 60's, sunny, with wind to 15-20 mph, although today has chance of rain.

Oh, and I'm playing as good as I ever have, shooting 73-75-74 so far. First two days, I virtually hit everything where the caddy told me (16 greens in the 73), and scrambled like crazy, making everything inside 10 feet in the third round.

Highly recommend if you have a group of guys who really really love golf.
Great to hear you're having such a good trip, and playing so well!

I'm jealous of the great scores.

My caddie was from Texas, he did a great job.
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well we ham and egged it last night for 7.5 points and second place in league, yay for the sort of end to golf season - the RXV started making a bad grinding sounds though - good timing!
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:56 AM   #603
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well we ham and egged it last night for 7.5 points and second place in league, yay for the sort of end to golf season - the RXV started making a bad grinding sounds though - good timing!
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I need a golf cart to get me too/from the club so I don't have to drive my car

I think it's a wheel bearing - I'm going to have the gc place check it out next week $25 P&D can't beat that
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Watching the playoff Fed Ex w Ryan Moore and Rory. If Rory wins, he gets the $10mm bonus. If Moore wins, Dustin Johnson gets the $10mm. Think Rory should say, "hey Ryan, want to make a cool $5mm? Let me win, we'll split the 10mm." Good thing the game, and the players, have integrity.
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Actually, Rory got greedy and made that birdie putt so he could keep the whole $10 mil to himself.... plus the $3 mil for winning the weekend tournament.
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Just read where Arnie passed away today.
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Just read where Arnie passed away today.
Yep, sad to hear. Link to a thread on it here.

RIP Arnie Palmer
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how about that ryder cup?
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Congrats Team USA and Davis Love, won one for the Arnie.
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great matches. I was in the 19th hole when reed and mcilroy made those long birdie putts. i almost spilled my diet coke
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About f****** time! The Europeans were getting way too smug from their past success.
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how about that ryder cup?
Those first 9 holes between Rory and Reed was the best and most fun to watch golf I've ever seen!
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Those first 9 holes between Rory and Reed was the best and most fun to watch golf I've ever seen!
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It was nice to see the USA win again. I was lucky enough to be @ Valhalla the last time we won, and 8 yrs is too long to wait. The crowds this year were amazing!
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anyone still playing? I shot an 84 with a few bad holes sunday at a local muni - I played match with my boss and he's decided to quit golf, no joke

played 7 hoes last night and hit 5 greens - two 3 jacks

got my cart out of the shop and it's running great, $1400 parts and labor later it should be - no more gear whine, I think I'll keep this cart until it dies again
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We're still playing. The club closes at the end of October but some diehards will continue to play in November either at home on temporary greens or away at courses that remain open until mid-late November. We'll be leaving for Florida in a couple weeks so golf will be year round for us now.

I had an 87 yesterday (41/46) which is a pretty good day for for me - 4 under net.
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^ good round!

the reason my index is so high is that my home course is probably the most difficult in the area (137 slope from the blue tees) - lots of people won't join the club because the course is so hard. so that 84 I shot on the muni was about a net 5 under (yes I posted it)

The handicap does travel well
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What Bob Toski Tells Young Players - Golf Digest

When in Bandon, I played against Gary Battersby, co author with Bob Toski of the above article in this months Golf Digest.

I like playing against players better than me. With Gary, I shot 73-75 on Dunes and Trails, walking 36 in one day.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to his instructions with some of the other players, but did notice he was talking a lot about your hands, as is the focus of the above article.

His book, Golf Mystic, has to do with mental part of game, I think.

He told me he once played a competitive round, shooting 74, playing every shot with his eyes closed!
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the reason my index is so high is that my home course is probably the most difficult in the area (137 slope from the blue tees) - lots of people won't join the club because the course is so hard. so that 84 I shot on the muni was about a net 5 under (yes I posted it)

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Maybe I'm missing your point but your handicap shouldn't be higher just because you play at a difficult course, assuming the course rating/slope is set correctly for the course. The course rating/slope is used when calculating your handicap so someone who averages a 90 at a difficult course could have the same or possible lower handicap then someone who averages an 84 at an easy course.
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Maybe I'm missing your point but your handicap shouldn't be higher just because you play at a difficult course, assuming the course rating/slope is set correctly for the course. The course rating/slope is used when calculating your handicap so someone who averages a 90 at a difficult course could have the same or possible lower handicap then someone who averages an 84 at an easy course.
we have water and/or OB on every shot, all 18 holes

I think the difficulty definitely impacts the index, whether or not it should

when I was a member at Hearthstone in Houston I was down to a 10 or 11 - I'd lose my a$$ at crane creek if I carried that index
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