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Old 12-20-2018, 10:02 PM   #1721
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Thx for the Stadium Course feedback. Im playing Desert Willow-Firecliff with a buddy who lives there. Im also considering the Classic Club; anybody played there?
Desert Willow is very nice, that's usually where I stay when visiting Palm Springs. I also like Marriott Shadow Ridge just down the road from Desert Willow. Haven't played Classic Club but it's Troon managed and they typically do a very good job.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:14 PM   #1722
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It was about 38 degrees today but managed one last round for 2018. Actually only 14 holes at Quail Hollow in Boise again as the first five still have snow on them. Hit some horrendous shots, but did birdie one hole and saved a par from a crazy drive on a downhill par three that went over the green and down a hill almost to the road. There were a few other diehards out.
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Just played my the last round of 2018 season. This is my 9th year of playing golf and I am proud to say that I am still improving. I shaved 2 strokes off of handicap this year. I now shaved 5 strokes off my handicap since I retired 3 years ago.
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It was about 38 degrees today but managed one last round for 2018. Actually only 14 holes at Quail Hollow in Boise again as the first five still have snow on them. Hit some horrendous shots, but did birdie one hole and saved a par from a crazy drive on a downhill par three that went over the green and down a hill almost to the road. There were a few other diehards out.
Thirty eight degrees? Diehards for sure. But if I lived in that area of the country it may not seem so bad. This time of the year rain and wet conditions is more of a problem. When wet its warm. When dry its cold. But thats winter in Mississippi.
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Just played my the last round of 2018 season. This is my 9th year of playing golf and I am proud to say that I am still improving. I shaved 2 strokes off of handicap this year. I now shaved 5 strokes off my handicap since I retired 3 years ago.
Congrats!

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Any of you guys use a smart watch for a golf gps? Been using the golf app on my Garmin Vivoactive 3 fitness watch for about a year now, mostly for layup distances and the scorecard feature, always use my laser for approach shots. All the score information is downloaded to the Garmin app on my phone, it's nice to have a history of all my rounds and to be able to review any round hole by hole. While reviewing a recent round found a feature that I didn't know it had. For each hole it keeps track of all your shots to the green and the distances for each shot. It shows the hole layout and a line from the tee to where your drive landed (you'll know if you hit the fairway or not) and shows the distance for that shot then does the same for each shot until you reach the green. Not sure how it knows when you hit a shot, must be by sensing the swing motion. Considering there's no interaction done by the player I was really surprised to how accurate it was, for most of the holes it was right on but there's usually a couple holes where it messes up. Interesting feature, wish it didn't take me a year to figure it out.
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Thirty eight degrees? Diehards for sure. But if I lived in that area of the country it may not seem so bad. This time of the year rain and wet conditions is more of a problem. When wet its warm. When dry its cold. But thats winter in Mississippi.
as long as the course is open 38F isn't that bad, if the greens aren't frozen
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It was about 38 degrees today but managed one last round for 2018. Actually only 14 holes at Quail Hollow in Boise again as the first five still have snow on them. Hit some horrendous shots, but did birdie one hole and saved a par from a crazy drive on a downhill par three that went over the green and down a hill almost to the road. There were a few other diehards out.
I think CC should be open - not that much snow on it at all and it finally dried out
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I agree and apparently my math skills are degrading. 13 holes, not 14. It's early, but I am wondering if one more at QH is possible today.
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I agree and apparently my math skills are degrading. 13 holes, not 14. It's early, but I am wondering if one more at QH is possible today.
you may be able to get on at bushwood - should be in good shape right now

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Thought yall would enjoy this; especially those in northern climes.

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Any of you guys use a smart watch for a golf gps?
I have a Garmin GPS watch...but the only feature I use during a round is distance to the middle of green, and sometimes I'll check the odometer post round to see how far I walked.
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Congrats!

Nice of you to get up at/stay up till 2am to tell us about it.
Thanks!

Without needing to get up in the morning to go to work, I go to sleep and wake up whenever. It so happens, these days, I am going to sleep around 3 or 4 am. That TOTALLY screwed up my club golf tournament participation. They always start at 8:00 am. To get ready, I need to get up at 6:30 am. 3 hours of sleep and playing in a golf competition was no fun and I stopped playing in tournaments altogether.
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Golf? Rain rain rain. When it stops raining the course is too wet to play and when it finally starts to dry..... more rain.
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Golf? Rain rain rain. When it stops raining the course is too wet to play and when it finally starts to dry..... more rain.
All the courses around here are under a foot of snow...there won't be any golf until April.
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I have a Garmin GPS watch...but the only feature I use during a round is distance to the middle of green, and sometimes I'll check the odometer post round to see how far I walked.
+1 but I usually check front, middle and back depending on pin placement... I also sometimes check for hazards (to water, to clear water, traps, etc). At the end of the round I check how long it took us to play.
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Played yesterday. Course closed until noon due to frost. Got 12 holes in then gave up. Was high 30's. Highlight was jumping in a friends cart and riding (he has a heater).

Eight of nine on the front had temporary greens. Hit some decent shots but then you're putting on a bumpy fairway into a coffee can. It can hit something and go a foot off line or just put on the brakes.

Rain on its way and will now begin the sloppy winter rounds where all the balls plug and the search party takes some time.
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Played yesterday. Course closed until noon due to frost. Got 12 holes in then gave up. Was high 30's. Highlight was jumping in a friends cart and riding (he has a heater).

Eight of nine on the front had temporary greens. Hit some decent shots but then you're putting on a bumpy fairway into a coffee can. It can hit something and go a foot off line or just put on the brakes.

Rain on its way and will now begin the sloppy winter rounds where all the balls plug and the search party takes some time.
I think we are closed until next week. A few courses are open, namely bushwood, which we can get on as reciprocals.
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While the pros were delayed for wind here on Maui, we soldiered on.

The new "pin in" rule will be interesting. On the first four holes, I made 30, 60 and 20 footers keeping the pin in. Sick. It actually may end up slowing play down, as some guys want the pin in after it's been taken out. After 50+ years of tending and taking the pin out, it seems more complicated, having to put the pin in after it's been taken out and people are still putting.

Later I had a 40 foot downhill, downgrain, downwind putt. I asked for the pin to be laid down behind the hole, but I guess that's not part of the new rules.
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While the pros were delayed for wind here on Maui, we soldiered on.

The new "pin in" rule will be interesting. On the first four holes, I made 30, 60 and 20 footers keeping the pin in. Sick. It actually may end up slowing play down, as some guys want the pin in after it's been taken out. After 50+ years of tending and taking the pin out, it seems more complicated, having to put the pin in after it's been taken out and people are still putting.

Later I had a 40 foot downhill, downgrain, downwind putt. I asked for the pin to be laid down behind the hole, but I guess that's not part of the new rules.
Did you play @ KK?

Wish I was there.
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