Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by CeeBee » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:06 pm

I agree with bk. Winter conditions are tough. No roll, mud, etc. I'm moving up and give it a go. :thumbup:
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:21 pm

5300 yards :fkno
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:33 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:5300 yards :fkno
I'm glad we went to the "vote for your best round" I'm going to take this fact into account when I vote for someone on 3/15.

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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:01 am

We don't have senior tees around here. We have red tees, which are considered to be women's tees. I know this because in all my time playing here I have never seen anyone other than women use them. It is asking a lot. I'd feel inappropriate even playing senior tees if we had them. Distance is not the issue anyways. BK would still kick my butt even at 6400 or whatever. My only hope of winning this little contest is to wait til February and hope for a near-zero degree day and try to scratch out a double digit score. That's the only advantage I can have here, the weather.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by GBOGEY » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:20 pm

Just going to comment that I admire how impressive you guys are with your play. I have finally decided that I am not a good cold weather player because in NJ cooler weather usually means more wind and I don't do wind well. Case in point on Sunday I went to the short executive course because I wanted to hit wedges and short irons. 14 good looks at the green with short clubs produced only 7 GIRs - 6 of the 7 misses were dead on but short. Explains why my game has been so poor since September. The number of mis-clubs has been astoundingly high. At least on Sunday my short game was really on so it looks like I ended the season on a decent note.

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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by CeeBee » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:34 pm

6000 yards is a good test right now.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:24 pm

GBOGEY wrote:Just going to comment that I admire how impressive you guys are with your play. I have finally decided that I am not a good cold weather player because in NJ cooler weather usually means more wind and I don't do wind well. Case in point on Sunday I went to the short executive course because I wanted to hit wedges and short irons. 14 good looks at the green with short clubs produced only 7 GIRs - 6 of the 7 misses were dead on but short. Explains why my game has been so poor since September. The number of mis-clubs has been astoundingly high. At least on Sunday my short game was really on so it looks like I ended the season on a decent note.
The wind is fuckin me up too man. It is not going to stop me though. :fk Need to hit it more solid. We can get through this. :fkno
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:30 pm

After playing a very fast 18 I decided to dip a toe into the waters of total decrepitude and play another quick nine--from the forward womens tees. To be fair Dyker at some point switched their color from red to silver. I shot 41, +5. I don't know if I'll be doing that again. I like testing my long game right now even if the margins are very thin these days which is to say if you don't catch you drive solid, you are a long way from the green. Lately I am measuring my good 1-wood hits at 230-240. That is weak and pathetic but technically sufficient to get around on a 6400 yarder.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:06 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:After playing a very fast 18 I decided to dip a toe into the waters of total decrepitude and play another quick nine--from the forward womens tees. To be fair Dyker at some point switched their color from red to silver. I shot 41, +5. I don't know if I'll be doing that again. I like testing my long game right now even if the margins are very thin these days which is to say if you don't catch you drive solid, you are a long way from the green. Lately I am measuring my good 1-wood hits at 230-240. That is weak and pathetic but technically sufficient to get around on a 6400 yarder.
With temps in the 30's, wind and soggy fairways, I am lucky to get it 200 yards. I killed a drive Sunday and GPS'd it at ... 209. :facepalm
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:57 pm

77 38 feels like at tee off and 36 at the end. Par 72 course rating 71.5 from 6400 yards. 10 handicap

I think that gets me to 77-10+37-32+72-71.5 = 72.5 ish

http://www.gamegolf.com/player/jasonfis ... nd/1272458

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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by sjduffers » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:16 pm

We have a contender! Nice going, Mr. Fish! :thumbup:
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Re: Legitimate Frozen ballz Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:34 pm

Anyone going low in the cold?
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Re: Legitimate Frozen ballz Challenge

Post by CeeBee » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:45 pm

Not low enough. Shot a 78 the other day in a cold rain. 39*. Very slight breeze. Hard time keeping a grip toward the end.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 pm

CeeBee wrote:Not low enough. Shot a 78 the other day in a cold rain. 39*. Very slight breeze. Hard time keeping a grip toward the end.
Remember that at the end everyone votes for the round they think is the most impressive. The rain aspect may help you.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:06 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:Remember that at the end everyone votes for the round they think is the most impressive.
I was not aware of that. :oh I like that idea though. That way the contest depends somewhat on people's ability to tell a convincing tale. Which is fitting for a internet messageboard-based competition.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:33 pm

Everyone was confused about the rules. So I said f' it lets just make it a poll in March. Winner takes it.
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Post by srogers13 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:16 am

Went low, but no cold.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:48 am

Ok everyone. Please produce your best "sales pitch" for why you feel your round was the most impressive frozen balls round.

On 3/15 once all of the entrants are in, I'll start a new thread w/ a poll. After that poll runs for a week I'll buy & mail the trophy to the winner.

Remember the only requirement of the winner (other than lots of gloating) is you have to be willing to mail the trophy to next years winner (assuming we do this again).
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:02 am

I was a baby and never went out when it was below 32 degrees. None of my efforts are worthy of consideration.

I nominate the Duke. 36 holes in the rain is more than I would attempt. Plus, being a Californian, used to playing in sunny, dry pleasant weather, that 36 hole effort must have seemed like going the length of the Amazon River. :thumbs
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:08 am

jasonfish11 wrote:77 38 feels like at tee off and 36 at the end. Par 72 course rating 71.5 from 6400 yards. 10 handicap

I think that gets me to 77-10+37-32+72-71.5 = 72.5 ish

http://www.gamegolf.com/player/jasonfis ... nd/1272458

So this would be my contender.

Score: 77
Average feels like temp: 37
Course Rating: 71.5/124
Length: 6400 yards

Started off on the back 9, it was cold but there was no wind to speak of. I hit some ok shots, but nothing outstanding w/ the exception of a nice cut GW to about 4' on #12 (didn't make the putt). On the back (my front) I posted 2 7's by doubling both of the par 5s. I shot a pretty poor 42 on that side.

The wind started kicking up later in the afternoon 10-15 mph, but knew the feels like temp was going to start dropping.

I made the turn not expecting much. I proceed to smoke my driver on #1 leaving myself a little SW into the green. I hit an ok shot but I left myself about 25'. Boom drained it, to get a shot back. That feels good given #2 is the easiest hole on the course.
#2 - perfect drive, I have a 5i into the green and am on the green in 2 with a 30' eagle putt. I wanted to make up for the 42 on the front side, so I ran it past 3' but made the comeback to go -2 on the front.
I pared 3 & 4, but then made a good bogie on #5. I snapped the drive into the woods had to punch out. Then hit my wedge to 15' and almost rolled that in.
Par'ed #6, and bogied #7. Up next 194 yard par 3 dead into the wind.
#8 194 yard par 4 into the stiffening breeze. Pin is tucked in the back lobe (tri-lobed green). I hit a perfect 4i 10' past the hole (nearly rolled it off the green). I drained the putt to get back to -1 on the 9. Par 5 9th hole coming up (and it is occasionally reachable for me).
#9 I hit a good drive, but it left me 250 into the wind over water (225 to carry the water). I thought about it for a while, but pulled 5i to lame...err layup. Hit 9i to 15' and lipped out the birdie putt.

All in all it was the first time I'd ever posted a score under par on any 9. I hit 2 shots that were just perfect (cut GW on #12, and the 4i on #8).

It was great to make a comeback after posting 2 7's on the front side. I knew after birdying #1 and #2 I was going to give myself a chance in the frozen balls challenge, so the "pressure" was on lol.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:09 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:I was a baby and never went out when it was below 32 degrees. None of my efforts are worthy of consideration.

I nominate the Duke. 36 holes in the rain is more than I would attempt. Plus, being a Californian, used to playing in sunny, dry pleasant weather, that 36 hole effort must have seemed like going the length of the Amazon River. :thumbs
You need to post your round. You had a couple really good rounds.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by Duke of Hazards » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Thanks for the vote of confidence BK. The clothing made all the difference. I'm FJ for life on the shoes, now.

Thing is, it wasn't cold. I think it was upper 50's or something. I'll take rain over cold any day. Thankfully, I don't have to take much of either here.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:56 am

OK BK, doug, ceebee, beef, ECT. Submit your rounds. I'm not buying a trophy for myself.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:58 am

Hell I'd vote for sroger and duke's rounds with temps in the 60s or 70s over mine if I have to lol.
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Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

Post by DougE » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 am

I nominate CeeBee. He had more than a few very cold (30s), very windy rounds (25mph+), where he scored in the 70s. Since he and I live near each other and have the same general weather conditions, I am positive that any good round I may have played was bested by at least one of his, because I know he had rounds with lower scores in conditions of which I would not not even go outside. He's a crazy man, and IMO, deserves the trophy simply based on the conditions, let alone the fact that scoring in the 70s is an everyday occurrence for him, no matter what the temperature, wind strength, or course conditions.

My best score was a 75/Net 66 this winter, but it was on a day that the temps got unseasonably high into the 60s, near 70, and the tees were up. I think CeeBee had at least one or two similar scores on days it was in the 30s, with wind. (Though, according to his SkyGolf handicap, I think he owes me a stroke. Well, at least half a stroke!)

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