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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    BillyZ2 wrote:
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    ... I just don't have much tolerance for slow play anymore.<br />
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    I hear you. I generally try to play mid-week or at venues and times when courses are less crowded. Those times when I do get caught up in a busy day, it seems soooooo slooooow even if the pace is not much over 3 1/2 or 4 hours.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    OU Ryder Cup competition starts today. I'm pumped but I haven't played in almost two weeks so I might suck
    On -, @ss!;<br />
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    Well?? How were the teams decided? Did you play foursomes, four-ball and singles? How did your team do?
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    I participated in a "Ryder Cup-style" competition in Indiana a week ago. 32 old farts from SE Michigan versus 32 senior golfers from all over Indiana. It was a "net" event but they did a decent job of setting matches so there was rarely more than 1 stroke given or taken in a match.<br />
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    Our foursomes matches were modified as Scottish Foursomes where each player tees off, a drive is selected and then the players alternate shots from there. It was a concession to the fact that the majority of the players had course handicaps in excess of 9. True alternate shot is tough when one player is struggling off the tee.<br />
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    The foursomes and four-ball matches were nine holes. The final day singles was 18.<br />
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    Michigan dominated both days (40 to 24), perhaps due to more questionable handicaps?? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> I think everyone had a decent time although being on the winning side is definitely more fun.<br />
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    I enjoyed the team formats (foursomes & four-ball) since it allowed a bit more strategy. Plus one can lean on the partner a bit. Singles was stressful. I definitely prefer playing the course versus playing an opponent, except when I know my opponent and can give him the needle.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    OU Ryder Cup competition starts today. I'm pumped but I haven't played in almost two weeks so I might suck
    On -, @ss!;<br />
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    Well?? How were the teams decided? Did you play foursomes, four-ball and singles? How did your team do?<br />
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    First week was awful. I hadn't played in two weeks due to sickness and a neck injury. We were on katke and played two man best ball and my partner and I couldn't keep the ball in play off the tee. I was 8 over after 5 holes and I was giving 5 strokes to the other guy and he was even par lol. My partner and the other guy on the opposing side had equal handicaps. They ended up beating us 7 and 6.<br />
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    The next week was a two man scramble on sharf and I was crushing driver all day and we won 5 up. I had a different partner and our styles matched up well.<br />
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    This coming week it's a shamble on katke. Hopefully I'll be ok. I play much better on sharf. <br />
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    The last two weeks are individual play but I might miss them due to work obligations.
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    This rainy weather has really put a damper on my golf. Sounds like the weekend is going to continue to be wet. I may need to pull the rain gear out of the closet and splash around the course just to get my golf fix.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    This rainy weather has really put a damper on my golf. Sounds like the weekend is going to continue to be wet. I may need to pull the rain gear out of the closet and splash around the course just to get my golf fix.<br />
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    I have outings tmrw and Sunday <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
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  • Mi-GolferMi-Golfer Metro DetroitMembers  432WRX Points: 83Posts: 432 Greens
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
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    This rainy weather has really put a damper on my golf. Sounds like the weekend is going to continue to be wet. I may need to pull the rain gear out of the closet and splash around the course just to get my golf fix.<br />
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    I have outings tmrw and Sunday <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /><br />
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    Played in an outing at Pheasant Run yesterday. Thankfully it was only 9 holes but because the course was completely waterlogged, it was cart path only, and it took over 3 HOURS!!!<br />
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    I can't believe the **** made us play - it was a pure money grab on their part. At most courses when there is standing water on EVERY fairway and the bunkers are full of water they close the course - not send a 84 person outing out to play. It'll be a cold day in h&
    On -, @$; before I go back there!<br />

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    Oh and if you do go play remember you don't get any roll on the fairway and the ball doesn't go as far off the irons and putting sucks too!
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  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members  5248WRX Points: 3Handicap: 15.1Posts: 5,248 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    This rainy weather has really put a damper on my golf. Sounds like the weekend is going to continue to be wet. I may need to pull the rain gear out of the closet and splash around the course just to get my golf fix.<br />
    I'm getting to the point in life where I will only play in decent weather. Being retired I have many time slots to select from and will wait out the bad weather to play golf. Funny incident the other day, not weather related, looking for a golf ball that I hit into a creek. The ground gave out below my foot and sunk two feet into the water. It was a sunny day but I still got a "soaker". Fortunately for me I had an extra pair of golf shoes in the car and this happened on the 9th hole. I finished up the ninth hole ran over the car and got some new shoes on.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    One of my clubs courses in built on sand. Course was in perfect shape this morning, greens were running at 11. Good luck at some of the other tracks though!
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    Katke held up pretty well today considering the rain, but we were terrible when it came to short wedges and putting. Settled for -11 and out of the money.
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    tues, wed, thurs look real nice for some golf !
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    Played Pierce Lake in Chelsea this morning. This a bit soft from all the rain last week but in pretty nice condition. The back nine greens were recently aerated & top dressed. I suspect the front is going to get it soon.<br />
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    I walked 18 as a senior for $15, a bargain.<br />
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    I think this is one of the better muni courses in SE Michigan.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Played Pierce Lake in Chelsea this morning. This a bit soft from all the rain last week but in pretty nice condition. The back nine greens were recently aerated & top dressed. I suspect the front is going to get it soon.<br />
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    I walked 18 as a senior for $15, a bargain.<br />
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    I think this is one of the better muni courses in SE Michigan.<br />
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    Pretty tough for a ~20 handicap otherwise I'd take more friends there.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Played Pierce Lake ...<br />
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    Pretty tough for a ~20 handicap otherwise I'd take more friends there.<br />
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    Yes, anyone who struggles hitting off the tee straight or can't reliably carry a shot over a cross hazard should play elsewhere. Length is not an issue with the multiple tees but one needs to keep it out of the woods and make one's ball airborne at times.
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  • CiceroCicero Members  1378WRX Points: 66Posts: 1,378 Platinum Tees
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    Played my first round of the year, 3 months after my surgery. It was so much fun to be back out there. I've lost a good bit of yardage, but I expect that'll come back as I continue to strengthen the hand and arm. Otherwise, I just have to get used to being a short knocker <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /><br />
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    The funny thing was that my driver was far and away the best club in my bag today, which I'm sure is unusual for someone of my handicap who had only hit balls one other time this year. <br />
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    I chipped really well, too (for me), and my putting good, when it was good. Of course I had some bad missed and some inconsistency. But I made putts (6-10 footers) that I used to just try to lag up there for a tap in. I seem to putt better when my only thought is "hole it". It's a brand new approach, and I blew quite a few by the hole. But it's promising <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    I left a lot of shots out there, of course; I was thinning everything, and I couldn't hit a decent pitch for the first 11 holes; skull city all over the place. But I also had two birdies, including a two-putter on a par 5. Man, I had a blast! Too bad the season's almost over, because I am amped, lol!
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    Uncorked a 285 yard drive yesterday (my average is closer to 220). Maybe those exercises are helping ... that and the 2-3 bounces off the cart path. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Uncorked a 285 yard drive yesterday (my average is closer to 220). Maybe those exercises are helping ... that and the 2-3 bounces off the cart path. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
    Every once in a while I "nut" one, and it goes as far as 270ish. But I am more like your distance of about 220 average. I also like courses about 6000 yards, 6200 max. If it gets longer then that I have trouble. I have lost distance with age and injuries, but still love the game, just not at 6500 yards.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    hybrid25 wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Uncorked a 285 yard drive yesterday (my average is closer to 220). Maybe those exercises are helping ... that and the 2-3 bounces off the cart path. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
    Every once in a while I "nut" one, and it goes as far as 270ish. <br />
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    Unless a very hard object intervenes, my drive it not going 270. The last 500+ yard par 5 I hit in two was in Scotland with their very firm fairways and brisk breezes.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    This afternoon I sashayed out of work to play 9. Hooked up with a young man who formerly played in college. It was fun telling him to "aim over that tree on the left" and actually have him do it, and then reach the uphill par 5 in two. Yawn, 2-putt birdie. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members  5248WRX Points: 3Handicap: 15.1Posts: 5,248 Titanium Tees
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    Anybody anybody else losing golf balls in the rough due to the low angle of the Sun and also with the leaves on the ground? LOL, I seem to be losing more golf balls these days.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    BillyZ2 wrote:
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    Anybody anybody else losing golf balls in the rough due to the low angle of the Sun and also with the leaves on the ground? LOL, I seem to be losing more golf balls these days.<br />
    You are right. The sun's angle and leaves make hitting the fairway a priority.
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    Any feedback on the course at Edgewood CC in Commerce?
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    I played Greystone Golf Course yesterday and it was in nice shape. I sure wish people would repair their ball marks on the green though, as there were too many unrepaired. All in all the course was in good shape. .
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  • rpm300rpm300 Members  197WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.8Posts: 197 Fairways
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.
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    rpm300 wrote:
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.<br />
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    Nice photo, I ... ouch! I think I threw my neck out! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • rpm300rpm300 Members  197WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.8Posts: 197 Fairways
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    bk52 wrote:
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    rpm300 wrote:
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.<br />
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    Nice photo, I ... ouch! I think I threw my neck out! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
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    Fixed it! I hope your neck feels better! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    rpm300 wrote:
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.<br />
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    Nice photo, decent course, the power lines that cross a few times do suck.
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    rpm300 wrote:
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.<br />
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    Nice photo, decent course, the power lines that cross a few times do suck.<br />
    The worst part about hitting the power lines is the fact that it was a great shot heading straight to the pin. The rules allow for a "takeover" which is usually a poor shot.
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  • rpm300rpm300 Members  197WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.8Posts: 197 Fairways
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    hybrid25 wrote:
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    rpm300 wrote:
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    First post in Detroit Area threads and thought I would share a photo from my morning round at Golden Hawk GC. Course is in nice shape and plenty of fall colors to see. Sorry, tried everything, photo will not post straight.<br />
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    Nice photo, decent course, the power lines that cross a few times do suck.<br />
    The worst part about hitting the power lines is the fact that it was a great shot heading straight to the pin. The rules allow for a "takeover" which is usually a poor shot.<br />
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    That is so unbelievably true! I've played in a league there for 10 years and have lost count how many times I've had a perfect shot knocked down by the power lines.
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    Tomorrow looks like a great golf.
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