2016-17 Winter Support Group

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:18 am

Trying to view this as a minor set back. Only an inch or two coming. No playing this weekend and probably not next weekend, but I think the following weekend things will be back but muddy.

Thinking I might break down next week and buy an hour on a simulator just to keep swinging.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by DougE » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:04 pm

The snow is melting fast. The ground is still mostly covered with anywhere up to 4 inches of snow, but there are already some areas where it has all melted away with big areas of grass exposed. Tomorrow, it should really melt a lot. Forecast for sunny and high 40s-50.

Before it is all gone, I thought I'd go outside in the backyard and practice bunker play using the snow as sand. Had a good session doing so. After hitting typical greenside bunker shots, I turned to practicing fairway bunker play, hitting off the snow from uphill, downhill and sidehill lies. I was hitting full 8 irons. I think I may have found something that might help me when I'm in an actual fairway bunker with a downhill lie. Though I usually don't have much problem getting out pretty cleanly, when I miss, I miss fat. And, of course, on downhill lies, it can be worse. Today I found something that had me getting out clean every time from that downhill lie. So, at least something worthwhile may have come from this late-season storm. I'll see if I can remember to execute it the next time I have that downhill lie in a real fairway bunker.

Once all the snow melts (hopefully by Sunday night), I'm sure I'll find a hundred balls in the backyard from today's session.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Here at the end of March, we find ourselves in winter hell. Snow is piled up everywhere in big chunky heaps. It will take considerable time to melt away. Spring golf season is off to a limping start.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:51 pm

This weather suuuuuuuuuucks
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:51 am

You must have stronger faith, Beef. While this week was a disappointment, last night was just a dusting. The improved forecast shows that golfing activities, even if it is just range work, will return by next weekend. I can live with that.

BTW used yesterday to spend hours working on my putting - good progress. Bad weather days are good for something.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:16 am

GBOGEY wrote:You must have stronger faith, Beef.
Oh alright. I'll go hit some balls today.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Jesus Christ it sure was quiet on this forum this weekend. I am guessing some people were gaying it up on the golf course, but where was everyone else? Making gay snowmen probably.
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Post by DougE » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:40 pm

I've been lurking around all weekend, Beef. I've checked in every few hours or so, but I felt the same as you that the place seemed dead. We need more visitors, or at least more who visit regularly to express themselves more often. I try to do my part, but that does not seem to be enough. I'll try harder. This site for me is like the 19th hole. A place to shoot the golf shit, et al, after a round of golf. I guess, just like out-of-season at most other 19th holes, business isn't booming.

We need a promotion, like, 50 Cent Drafts :banana for your golf comments or something. Or 10% off in the Pro Shop with your post. How 'bout Free Advice from an old, 7-10 handicapper. Pose your questions here. Me, CeeBee and BK can take turns dishing out our patriarchal opinions about all things golf-related...or not.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by MattF » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:14 pm

I'm in Florida fuckers! :fu
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am

MattF wrote:I'm in Florida fuckers! :fu
Well I for one am happy for you. :thumbs
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:57 am

DougE wrote:We need a promotion, like, 50 Cent Drafts :banana for your golf comments or something. Or 10% off in the Pro Shop with your post. How 'bout Free Advice from an old, 7-10 handicapper. Pose your questions here. Me, CeeBee and BK can take turns dishing out our patriarchal opinions about all things golf-related...or not.
Thank you. It's the thought that counts. :wah
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:28 am

Suck it up snowflakes. I built a delightfully gay snowman Saturday with a golf theme, then played 18 Sunday and yesterday. Snow is casual water or a loose impediment. A little white stuff is no big deal. Meanwhile, DougE seemed to find time to fit in another two rounds Monday and Tuesday.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 am

DougE wrote: Free Advice from an old, 7-10 handicapper. Pose your questions here. Me, CeeBee and BK can take turns dishing out our patriarchal opinions about all things golf-related...or not.
"Rub some dirt on it" is the best and only advice I dispense. :fk
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:33 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:Suck it up snowflakes.
Can't. Courses not open here. Be ready for at least another week of cryin and bellyachin.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:01 pm

You may need to cross the river. NJ courses websites say they are closed and snow covered but are taking tee times starting tomorrow so it looks like they are open. Planning on Saturday.
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:26 pm

This was taken on Friday. I played 18 holes on Sunday. Conditions change quickly this time of year.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by Coda1850 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm

It's cold. The wind is bitter cold. Where is Spring?,if I'm remembering last year correctly it just went Winter to Summer. Where is Spring???
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by GBOGEY » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:54 am

So I went to the range yesterday and had a great session so I am totally psyched for Saturday's first real round of the pre-season. So psyched, that I think a little first hole of the year humility is in order.

A few years back I went to the range several times pre-season. Was hitting everything great except driver so I was very confident things would go well if I could get off the tee.

First hole short par 5.
1st shot - beautiful drive right down the middle. If all drives that year were like that, would have been great.
2nd shot - totally topped a hybrid, ball rolled 100-120 yards down the fairway.
3rd shot - totally thinned a 6i into a bunker back right of the green. Until that shot, didn't even realize the bunker was there as it really isn't in play on the hole.
4th shot - ball is in a beauty of a downhill lie in the back of the bunker. Hit great bunker shot (really did) - ball advanced nicely from back of the bunker to the front.
5th shot - said to myself, "great, looks like DB on first hole of the year." Slashed at the sand without really looking. Ball rose up and landed nicely 10 feet from hole and then rolled straight in for my first and until last November only sand hole out.

There's a real lesson here, just not sure what it is.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:50 am

The lesson is don't give up on a hole like a chump. Almost any golf shot is an opportunity to do something special and create a lasting memory. :smug
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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by DougE » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:55 am

Ugly pars look the same on a scorecard as pretty ones.

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by CeeBee » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:47 pm

I've made ugly pars and great bogies.
Tee it up!

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Re: 2016-17 Winter Support Group

Post by MattF » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:45 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
MattF wrote:I'm in Florida fuckers! :fu
Well I for one am happy for you. :thumbs
Thank you sir. :D

I played on Wednesday and it was terrible...but I haven't swung a club for 5 months, so I can't expect miracles.

We went to Orlando on Wednesday night, Disney Thursday (my 10 yo loved it) and we're back in Bonita Springs now...I'm actually feeling a bit sick in the stomach so I'm going to lay low a couple of days and rest up for 36 holes in Tampa/St Pete on Sunday.
Throw me another ball will ya!

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