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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:17 pm

Nice job BK. Let me be the first to offer you a hearty "yay".
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:16 pm

2nd very nice
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Post by DougE » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:42 pm

:thumbs

Golf. Such an unpredictable game. One day you play like a 20 handicap, the next, a 2. I like the latter more, but the former is the one that's a lot easier to emulate. Good job BK.

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Post by GBOGEY » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Nice Round BK. I haven't had time to report similar but different results. After struggling through several early season rounds with nothing good happening with my game I had my first round to post last Saturday. A very respectable 78 which was much better than it looks. My putting was very off and cost me 3+ strokes so with a normal putting game it would have been a very very good round.

Then as I Doug hinted, I was stupid. Thinking that I'd played well that I could do it again I went out on Sunday and shot an 83. Unfortunately, this round was far worse than it sounds as I was playing most holes for bogey. And I basically picked up my 2nd putt regardless of whether I was in gimme range or not, so it might have been 85+. No idea what the difference in the two days was.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm

Went out to Dyker yesterday knowing it would be packed. Guess enough time had passed since my last round and I needed to get the minimum fix. Hit it pretty crappy but managed to keep it to +3 on the front. Continued to hit it like crap on the back as conditions got tougher. Made only one par, had to grind hard just to make bogey on a couple holes. Finally I fell apart on the last hole. Hit not one but two provisionals off the tee, and three-putted for double bogey. The ending is probably why I feel so disgusted about the whole thing.

I played with two other singles, one neutral and the other this congenitally annoying, low intelligence person. When people were putting, no matter where he was he would go stand behind the hole. To give just one example of many annoying behaviors. Both guys sucked down beers all day to add to the indignity of it all. NYC golf has always been very low class, but as I become older, and more refined :banana it's getting harder to take. On a hot day, NYC golf course is a literal hell. An 18 hell-hole round of golf. :lolz
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Post by DougE » Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 am

I know, I know, it looks like another long story, but it's not really about me:

43/39. Four 3-putts and four lip-outs from over 10 feet. So, an uninspiring 82, or so it sounds.

Now factor in that we were paired with a twosome who, between them, LOST PROBABLY 2-3 DOZEN BALLS DURING THE ROUND! No kidding. Seriously. Literally. It was un-freaking-believable! Try keeping a rhythm during a fiasco like that. By the end of the first tee shot of the day, they were 4 balls lighter. Breakfast ball, lunch ball, dinner ball, all off the first tee for both of them. 6 balls short by the time we walked off the green. But it got much worse from there.

I won't go into the whole round (which, if you weren't actually playing the round, it might have been entertaining throughout), but I have to tell you about the 2nd hole.

These two bozos both hit their drives barely across a forced-carry ravine, way down low at the base of the steep upslope on the other side of the ravine, about 40 yards short of the fairway. When we got to our balls in the fairway, we couldn't see them. So we hit. We wait for them to come up into view. Nothing. So, we drive to the green and wait. Still can't see them or any balls that they may have hit. We wait further. Nothing. So, again, we putt out, still waiting. Still no sight of them. There are guys waiting on the 2nd tee.. We have no idea where our twosome has gone. Did they quit, realizing they were outta their league? WTF? We get in our cart and wait some more. Guys on the 2nd tee are still waiting. So I run back to a point where I can look over the edge and into the ravine and I see two guys walking up the steep hill with bags on their backs and an empty cart backed into the 6-8 foot high weeds, cabbage and wetland area, where the ravine bottom is just not navigable. It's all hazard and unplayable. 4-wheelers can't easily get there. But, these guys found a way to slide down the steep hill rising up to the fairway, into the hazard. No way to push it out by hand. None.

So, they never finished the 2nd hole. The cart stayed in the junk and the pro shop sent out another cart. By this point---2 holes into the round---they are down 8 balls and one Worthington Manor cart.

The rest of the round wasn't much better. On the 18th, one of the guys hit 4 balls off the tee. (One of which he didn't lose because he barely touched it with the underside of the club. It ended up about 1 foot from the tee) He finally gave up. The shot requires going through a chute of trees before it reaches a playable position of any sort. (In addition to the chute, it is a forced carry through the chute of about 160 yards or so.) It eventually became apparent to him that he did not have that shot in his bag. He ended up placing a ball in the fairway. The other guy made three attempts.

It was a very frustrating day trying to stay in any sort of rhythm. We'd hit our tee shots, then wait until they finally got one out there. Then get to our balls and wait again, while they dribbled shots up to where we were. Then we would hit our approach shots and drive up to the green where would would wait again, for 3 or 4 shots each from them, until they got to the green. It was excruciating. So, for me, walking away with a respectable 82 and no charges filed against me for assault was a success.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat May 05, 2018 11:17 am

DougE wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 am
I know, I know, it looks like another long story, but it's not really about me:

43/39. Four 3-putts and four lip-outs from over 10 feet. So, an uninspiring 82, or so it sounds.

Now factor in that we were paired with a twosome who, between them, LOST PROBABLY 2-3 DOZEN BALLS DURING THE ROUND! No kidding. Seriously. Literally. It was un-freaking-believable! Try keeping a rhythm during a fiasco like that. By the end of the first tee shot of the day, they were 4 balls lighter. Breakfast ball, lunch ball, dinner ball, all off the first tee for both of them. 6 balls short by the time we walked off the green. But it got much worse from there.

I won't go into the whole round (which, if you weren't actually playing the round, it might have been entertaining throughout), but I have to tell you about the 2nd hole.

These two bozos both hit their drives barely across a forced-carry ravine, way down low at the base of the steep upslope on the other side of the ravine, about 40 yards short of the fairway. When we got to our balls in the fairway, we couldn't see them. So we hit. We wait for them to come up into view. Nothing. So, we drive to the green and wait. Still can't see them or any balls that they may have hit. We wait further. Nothing. So, again, we putt out, still waiting. Still no sight of them. There are guys waiting on the 2nd tee.. We have no idea where our twosome has gone. Did they quit, realizing they were outta their league? WTF? We get in our cart and wait some more. Guys on the 2nd tee are still waiting. So I run back to a point where I can look over the edge and into the ravine and I see two guys walking up the steep hill with bags on their backs and an empty cart backed into the 6-8 foot high weeds, cabbage and wetland area, where the ravine bottom is just not navigable. It's all hazard and unplayable. 4-wheelers can't easily get there. But, these guys found a way to slide down the steep hill rising up to the fairway, into the hazard. No way to push it out by hand. None.

So, they never finished the 2nd hole. The cart stayed in the junk and the pro shop sent out another cart. By this point---2 holes into the round---they are down 8 balls and one Worthington Manor cart.

The rest of the round wasn't much better. On the 18th, one of the guys hit 4 balls off the tee. (One of which he didn't lose because he barely touched it with the underside of the club. It ended up about 1 foot from the tee) He finally gave up. The shot requires going through a chute of trees before it reaches a playable position of any sort. (In addition to the chute, it is a forced carry through the chute of about 160 yards or so.) It eventually became apparent to him that he did not have that shot in his bag. He ended up placing a ball in the fairway. The other guy made three attempts.

It was a very frustrating day trying to stay in any sort of rhythm. We'd hit our tee shots, then wait until they finally got one out there. Then get to our balls and wait again, while they dribbled shots up to where we were. Then we would hit our approach shots and drive up to the green where would would wait again, for 3 or 4 shots each from them, until they got to the green. It was excruciating. So, for me, walking away with a respectable 82 and no charges filed against me for assault was a success.
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Post by sjduffers » Sat May 05, 2018 1:21 pm

I have to say, I LOLed at your second hole story, Doug.That was a clusterf*ck if there ever was one! I also admire your ability to shoot 82 in those circumstances: I clearly wouldn't be able to keep my cool. Wow!
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Post by srogers13 » Sat May 05, 2018 7:46 pm

OK, shot a hohum 88 with a differential of 12.0 at RTJ Cambrian Ridge. But I do sympathise with what Tiger said was his problem yesterday; the greens were firm (never really left a ball mark), could not really stop a ball on an approach shot, then the greens were running slow. I left a lot of putts short, and/or they just would not break (my playing partner was getting a lot of good reads off of my putts.)
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:49 am

DougE wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 am
---2 holes into the round---they are down 8 balls and one Worthington Manor cart.
This may have to be the opening line of the novel I am writing in my head. :thumbs

We have all had the misfortune of playing with bozos, but I must admit, none quite achieved the level of bozoness that your two friends did. I tip my cap to you Doug, I would have been in the bar after two holes.
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Post by MattF » Mon May 07, 2018 5:50 am

Chopped out a 94 to start the season here in Ohio. Solidish 44 on the back.

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Post by Duke of Hazards » Mon May 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Great story Doug, and although there is clearly some comedic value to the 2nd hole fiasco, I'm betting that you lament your decision to walk back to the ravine after exiting the 2nd green. You could've been free and clear!

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Post by DougE » Mon May 07, 2018 6:54 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Great story Doug, and although there is clearly some comedic value to the 2nd hole fiasco, I'm betting that you lament your decision to walk back to the ravine after exiting the 2nd green. You could've been free and clear!
I'm sure once they got a new cart, they would have hunted us down and made things even more miserable for the rest of the round. They'd surely be pissed that we just left them out there without attempting to see what happened to them. As it was, we didn't really help them, or even try. In fact, we only helped them look for their third or fourth tee shots that actually made it across the forced carry on the FIRST hole. (They weren't found.) Then when they hit their next shots off line and into more deep shit, neither me nor my partner made any effort to look for their balls again. (We were already on the green, realizing we were in for a long day, with no desire to spend half the round looking for their balls.)

I'm guessing there was some interesting conversation going on in their NEW cart about our disinterest in their woes, and/or inaction in their plight to get their cart out of the head-height weeds in the wetlands.

I laugh to myself when I picture Beef in my position. Can only imagine HIS reaction/response. I think those two guys should be happy they were with us and not him!

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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am

Went and played putt putt with the wife and son yesterday.

My son made 3 hole in 1's on 16, 17 and 18. I proceeded to ask for a paternity test.
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Post by MattF » Mon May 14, 2018 12:38 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am
Went and played putt putt with the wife and son yesterday.

My son made 3 hole in 1's on 16, 17 and 18. I proceeded to ask for a paternity test.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Played a 4 person scramble today. On and off we got through 9 holes after it was decided to shorten it to a 9 hole tournament. Played 3-4 of those holes in massive rain. We won with a score of -7.

After 5 holes it was decided to shorten it to 9. We were offered to "par out" if we wanted to turn in the card. We elected to wait and teed off about 20 min later. Get to our 6th green and it opens up and pours.

I said f' it I have 2 Mulligan's let me hit the putt 3 times then we'll head in and take the pars. I proceed to roll in the 45' putt on the first try.

Everyone rejoiced then decided to just play on. We birdied 2 of the next 3 and took the win. On e of which was a 6' birdie putt through a mini river. 2 people left it shot. I hit it like it was 20' and it barely fell in the front.

Far and away the worst weather I've ever played in.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sun May 20, 2018 11:45 am

93 at Neshanic Valley yesterday. It rained and misted just about the entire time and I saw about three people across the entire 27 hole course.

One of the most picturesque courses I've ever played. It is situated on opposing sides of a bucolic valley. They say Ballyowen is the nicest course in Jersey and it is pretty nice but Neshanic feels like more of a real golfer's course and not just some monument to upscale resort-style gratification. I would go back, and I would even pay the full rack rate and not give a shit. It is pretty fancy, but it's still a county course so the rates are not completely ass-violation level.
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Post by GBOGEY » Sun May 20, 2018 4:37 pm

Wow - that's down in my neighborhood - the Beef was nearby. Neshanic is the flagship course of Somerset County where I live. The other 4 courses are good for muni's, but Neshanic is special.

My last two trips to the Ballyowen / Wild Turkey area were both 5.5 hour rounds. I vowed never again. If I want to play a really good course, I'll just do Neshanic. It's 30 minutes closer, cheaper, and worst case the rounds are 4.5 hours.

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