January Golf!

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:21 pm

jfurr wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Teeing off tomorrow at 8:40! I wonder what it will feel like
im so excited :gay
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
sjduffers
Posts: 781
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:11 pm
Location: SF Bay area
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by sjduffers » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:52 pm

I am still in Hawaii for a few more days, and I won't bore you with how nice and warm it is and all that stuff. I Just want to vent about my inability to put 18 holes together, and I feel it's just a mental thing (ie lack of focus). To wit, the previous round was 50-38=88 and today I had an 37-43=80 (after missing some easy putts on the back nine), on the same course, with holes played in the same order. WTF? I guess it could have also been 93 or 75...
I'm gonna go low this time...

User avatar
bkuehn1952
Posts: 2384
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Location: The Frigid, Sunless Mitten
dogs: 0
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:19 pm

sjduffers wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:52 pm
I am still in Hawaii for a few more days, and I won't bore you with how nice and warm it is and all that stuff...
Thank you!! ;)

It was probably a lot like Hawaii here is the Partially Thawed Mitten. 40 degrees (f), cloudy, breezy and a bit of rain sprinkles. It was so nice I went around the "Flat 7" three times. I felt if I was going to consider my 34 month streak extended to 35 months, I had to play 18 in one day.

First birdie on the new year. :yess
Let's Play 36
GHIN Handicap: 7.8 … 9.2 … Let’s just say I am around a 14!

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am

Played Friday and yesterday (Saturday). Should have skipped yesterday, but the forecast for the upcoming week seemed iffy, so figured I'd give it a shot. Though the temps were near 60 on Friday, it wasn't busy. But, with mid-50s yesterday, the masses came out of the woodwork.

Rather than rewrite my notes from my SG360 entry, I just cut and pasted it here:

Planned for 18, but was feeling like flu coming on since finishing yesterday's round. Body totally sore, everywhere. I was moving slow. Crowd was massive. Frost delay pushed us back an hour and a half. Oh, and wind was gusting over 25 mph. Played with a nice father and son. Would have been more interesting and fun if I didn't feel so poorly.

Didn't bother with keeping stats, feeling as I did. Had no tempo. No power. No energy. Muddy conditions. Cart path only. And with the ridiculous wind, Bernie and I couldn't wait to get through nine so we could get the hell out of there. Over 130 golfers scheduled, plus walk-ons, between 9 and 2pm. In those conditions. Talk about a slog. Oh yeah, they ran out of carts because a bunch were in the shop for winter repairs. Though we each had rangefinders, with it being CPO, it would have been nice to have some idea before we got out of the cart which clubs to bring with us for those shots that ended up far from the path. More than once, I did not have the club I needed when I finally got to my ball. Pain in the ass.

With my new all-inclusive membership now, it cost me nothing to give up and go home. So no big deal. There will be plenty of better days to play.

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:45 am

DougE wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
Though we each had rangefinders, with it being CPO, it would have been nice to have some idea before we got out of the cart which clubs to bring with us for those shots that ended up far from the path. More than once, I did not have the club I needed when I finally got to my ball. Pain in the ass.
Just bring the scope with you. :puke We have CPO all the time here. Bring 3,4,5 clubs too. What's the GD difference. Once you've pulled out more than one club, it's officially become a hassle anyways.
With my new all-inclusive membership now, it cost me nothing to give up and go home. So no big deal. There will be plenty of better days to play.[/i]
Enviable position. How many shit rounds have we all forced ourselves to choke all the way down, just to salvage some stupid money's worth. Gad that sucks. Not shitty in terms of gameplay--proud to say I've never quit due to sucking--but because of crowding and slow play.
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:51 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:45 am
DougE wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
Though we each had rangefinders, with it being CPO, it would have been nice to have some idea before we got out of the cart which clubs to bring with us for those shots that ended up far from the path. More than once, I did not have the club I needed when I finally got to my ball. Pain in the ass.
Just bring the scope with you. :puke We have CPO all the time here. Bring 3,4,5 clubs too. What's the GD difference. Once you've pulled out more than one club, it's officially become a hassle anyways.



Oh I always bring the RF with me when I get out of the cart. But, what I meant is, when it's CPO and you hit your shot far from the cart path---maybe down the side of a hill and not visible from the cart as I did yesterday on the first hole---you have no idea what club you might need. Twice yesterday, this happened to me. Off the first tee I hit a solid drive, but slightly left and down a steep sidehill into rough. Riding out for approach shot, I stopped the cart on path, but it was on the right side of the fairway and rough, nearly 100 yards from where my ball ended up (though I could not see the ball from the cart), the cart-GPS gave me no clear indication of what to bring. Using my local knowledge, knowing I have been down in that general area before, I took an educated guess on which clubs I might possibly need. When I got down there to the ball, I needed more club once I realized I was not as far up as I thought. Wind held up the drive and unfortunately required even more club for my approach, which I did not anticipate when I left the cart. I thought I hit my drive really well. Head-on wind decided otherwise. Now I have 165 left to the hole, all very uphill, into a 20 mph wind. I needed at least a hybrid in those conditions, but, the strongest club I brought was a 5i, never thinking I would even need that much club. So, I tried to force a 5i to go further than I knew possible up that hill, into that wind. 20 yards short of the green. All because it was CPO and 20 mph. I don't enjoy playing in those conditions IF I am not using the correct clubs for the job. Had I been walking/carrying, I wouldn't have lost all interest in the round on the first hole as I did yesterday.

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:57 am

The world looks exactly like an oatmeal cookie this morning. Lightly iced. Want to take a big bite out of it.

We had a very good January golf run. Even the mitten got in on some. And it's looking pretty likely that we'll be checking off February as well. :ohyeah
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am

9 rounds in Jan for me. Not 17 like last year, but still quite good for January. Planning on 1st round of February on Thursday. 49* forecast. Guess we'll need a new Feb thread.

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:07 am

Re-established. Your new posts on this old thread will once again be relevant.

I'll start 2019 off. (The thread, not golf. I know a few of you already played yesterday.)

New Years Day was balmy. High 50s to near 60. Parking lot was full at the course. Wind was honking. Decided to wait for better January weather so the crowds stay home. 42 degrees forecast today. Cart cover ready to go. Elbow, not so much. May try a few holes later, anyway.

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:39 am

Hold my beverage, I am going out there. Still feel good about my stupid swing and feel I have a good winter round in me. fts
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
bkuehn1952
Posts: 2384
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Location: The Frigid, Sunless Mitten
dogs: 0
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:14 am

Forecast for the next few days is looking interesting. We shall see. I may need to haul the sticks out of the basement, again. Looking forward to reports on everyone's progress.
Let's Play 36
GHIN Handicap: 7.8 … 9.2 … Let’s just say I am around a 14!

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:39 pm

We have January golf in the northeast. It is official. I shot 84 today with five doubles. Now believe more than ever that I can break 80 in these stupid conditions.
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:31 pm

On my tenth hole today I got called a jerkoff, and I blew a gasket. It's sub 40 degrees today, horrible course conditions, and I have seen fewer than ten people on the whole course. Up beside the green is 1/2 of the duo who played in front of the me the previous nine holes, the other guy went home I guess. He's waiting and waiting, so I get up to the green and he asks me if I want to play. "No. I'm just sort of hitting it around." That was literally all I said. I said it rude though, because a) I had just made three doubles in a row and 2) I was pretty irked that someone would try to cling-on on a day like this. I understand there are always lonely losers on the course looking all around for someone to bother, but when it's this cold and shitty and empty, no please. Let's just play our golf and get inside ASAP. So he walks away and mutters "jerkoff". What? I said. Jerkoff?? You call me a jerkoff? What for? I started walking at him, he says "Hey, I was talkin to myself" Nothing to say to that and headed back to the green. After two-putting I yelled over at him, he was still in earshot. Hey I said. I am just trying to get some practice here, and warned him not to give me a hard time. Ready for anything at this point. To be fair he was just some fat old Staten Island loser, full of shit but not looking for fisticuffs. I rode his stupid ass, hitting right up against him for the next eight holes. I am sure he regretted ever thinking he might find a friend in someone like me. He was right. I am a jerkoff, I was just explaining Ms Beef this the other day. If I come off like a jerk lately, it is because I am a jerk. I have had it with people. Whatever, I want to put this stupidity behind me and talk some January golf.

Weather is so mild lately and looks like it will continue. I almost don't give a crap. No, I don't really mean that. While I should just be grateful for the chance to play, the turf is so bad. Soft squishy landings everywhere and very uneven green surfaces. Short range putting is now officially a horror show. I play good lately, just fall victim to the conditions. It's not really fair, but life in general is not freakin fair either, is it? This is why I cannot watch nature documentaries anymore by the way. Life is so cruel. What was I saying. Oh yeah so what, golf is hard these days. I don't care. By my own standards, I am hitting it so great lately. In these conditions, the margins of error are smaller. You have to hit it so solid in order to make any kind of shot. I shot 84, pretty f'n far from breaking 80, but I can see how it can be done. I am going to keep trying, fuck this shit.
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
bkuehn1952
Posts: 2384
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Location: The Frigid, Sunless Mitten
dogs: 0
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:36 pm

You are getting more laid back. It was not too long ago that you would have taken off your shirt and challenged him. :o
Let's Play 36
GHIN Handicap: 7.8 … 9.2 … Let’s just say I am around a 14!

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 am

I probably should have, but he started to retreat as soon as I came towards him. I am not a bully. I wish I was though. I don't quite weigh enough.
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:35 pm

A late 9 yesterday, 18 today, another 18 on tap for tomorrow. Good start to January 2019.
(Guess I shouldn't expect my elbow to feel better anytime soon at this rate.)

User avatar
bkuehn1952
Posts: 2384
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Location: The Frigid, Sunless Mitten
dogs: 0
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am

Started 2019 off with a thud rather than a bang. 83 on my easy course. :facepalm

At least I recorded a round in January. Today (Saturday) is supposed to be wonderful weather for January: 48 degrees, bright sun, no wind. The hordes are going to rule the links and I don't know if I can muster up any enthusiasm to join them in standing around. Go too early and the courses are concrete, especially the greens. Go too late and one gets to play with Buster and his 6 year old son, Buster Jr. :fkno

Might be a good day to collect fire wood.
Let's Play 36
GHIN Handicap: 7.8 … 9.2 … Let’s just say I am around a 14!

User avatar
bkuehn1952
Posts: 2384
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Location: The Frigid, Sunless Mitten
dogs: 0
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:46 pm

Quite happy with my strategy today. A local course, Lake Forest, is hard to walk because of the long distances from green to next tee. I waited until 2pm when few would figure there is enough time to slog 18. We have a bit of light at 5:30.

I rolled into the parking lot at 1:50pm. Maybe 10 cars in the lot. No one on the first couple holes. :yess

My golf was less satisfying. :puke 83. The course was a soggy mess and just played too long for me to score. Smacked a nice drive that caught the trees and cost me a stroke and distance. There were enough goods shots to give me some hope for 2019.

First birdie of 2019 as well as the first sand save. :thumbs
Let's Play 36
GHIN Handicap: 7.8 … 9.2 … Let’s just say I am around a 14!

User avatar
GBOGEY
Posts: 686
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by GBOGEY » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:02 pm

I planned well. Went out just before the temp got to 50 - lots of 3's and 4's behind me but I was done in 3 hours. Funny how normally I'm a pretty social golfer, especially on weekends, but during winter golf season I just want to have fast solo rounds. Course was a total soggy mess but it was sunny and above 50 so no complaints. Was only the 2nd round I've played in January outside of Florida trips. The first was a NJ weather mess up. There have been lots of good and bad around the move, but the year round golf is definitely a positive aspect.

Played well with a 77 on a course that I don't think fits my game - 6 scrambles and 10 out of 13 hitting fairways. I'm beginning to believe that my driving is really improving.

Question for you winter golf nuts - I know that it is much easier to back a ball up when the course is really wet - something about the wetness creates spin. Does this apply to chipping as well? I seem to have an awful lot of spin on chips right now.

User avatar
DougE
Posts: 1907
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Maryland
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by DougE » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:40 am

In theory, it should be the opposite. Wet clubface typically = less spin, due to less bite/friction from the grooves. However, if the greens aren't real fast---longer grass than in summer---it may seem the ball is checking more, because ANY backspin on longer grass will have a more discernible affect. If the greens were running at 11 or so on the stimpmeter, it's doubtful you see much check at all off a chip from a wet clubface.

User avatar
legitimatebeef
Posts: 5665
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:34 pm
Location: island off the coast of america
dogs: 1
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by legitimatebeef » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:02 pm

Maybe your angle attack/general technique is getting better. What do I know
Build a bridge and get over it.

User avatar
GBOGEY
Posts: 686
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:19 pm

I think I was thinking about it wrong but Doug’s reply made me see why. The ball will back up more on wet greens probably because wet grass Acceps the spin, not because the club face or ball is wet. Therefore wet grass should accept spin on chips more than dry grass, causing the ball to check up. Make sense to anyone but me?

User avatar
srogers13
Posts: 1099
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:42 pm
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by srogers13 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Not sure if it is even wet grass, as much as when it is wet, the greens are softer. When the greens are softer the ball digs a little more into the green, and the spin bites a little more.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

User avatar
jasonfish11
Posts: 3178
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:27 pm
Location: Virginia Beach
dogs: 2
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by jasonfish11 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 pm

srogers13 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Not sure if it is even wet grass, as much as when it is wet, the greens are softer. When the greens are softer the ball digs a little more into the green, and the spin bites a little more.
This was my thought, because on courses that have elivated greens (ie they don't hold water and are never soft) I always get more run out when the grass I'm chipping from is wet (due to less spin on the shot).
Keep it short stupid.

User avatar
GBOGEY
Posts: 686
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Contact:

Re: January Golf!

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 am

Found this on a website today so maybe this confirms it:

When the greens are soft, your ball is going to dig into the turf more than it would normally. If you’ve got a good amount of spin on the ball, it’s going to grab and bite, and often spin back a fair bit. You can even expect longer clubs like a 4 iron to spin the ball back a bit.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests