First Round of 2018 - Post it!

BKN1964BKN1964 Members Posts: 955 ✭✭
Be sure to post your first round of the new year. Let us know:

- Where

- Weather

- How long since your last round (some of you it will be 1 day image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> )

- How you played vs. how you normally play

- Anything else you want us to know



Include pictures if possible.



Have a great 2018 golf-wise and otherwise image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • BKN1964BKN1964 Members Posts: 955 ✭✭
    Who got to play on New Year's Day?
  • sunbeltgolfersunbeltgolfer Members Posts: 474 ✭✭
    The only golf I'm laying right now is in my twisted tiny mind. There is no place within driving distance to even think of a round unless you're from Siberia. Don't remember having such frigid cold for an extended period this early in the Winter in the 15 years I've lived here. We do have a few days that may get out of the single digits for highs this week so maybe I'll run out in the yard and hit a couple off my mat, if I can get the snow and ice off it. Have to admit that for once I'm a little envious of those that can get on the course. Not one for cabin fever usually, but, feel like about a week from turning into "Johnny" in the movie Shining.
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  • BKN1964BKN1964 Members Posts: 955 ✭✭


    The only golf I'm laying right now is in my twisted tiny mind. There is no place within driving distance to even think of a round unless you're from Siberia. Don't remember having such frigid cold for an extended period this early in the Winter in the 15 years I've lived here. We do have a few days that may get out of the single digits for highs this week so maybe I'll run out in the yard and hit a couple off my mat, if I can get the snow and ice off it. Have to admit that for once I'm a little envious of those that can get on the course. Not one for cabin fever usually, but, feel like about a week from turning into "Johnny" in the movie Shining.




    Haha! Yeah, based on the temperatures globally right now, looks like not many people north of about 28 degrees north latitude have been playing any golf in the past 24 hours.
  • Matchplay10033Matchplay10033 Posts: 623 ✭✭
    I am miserable ! 6 degrees today... car is dirty, snow and ice everywhere, I have not touched a club since early Dec. I need a winter vacation.
  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,205 ✭✭
    Looks like we need more global warming image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> image/rofl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rofl:' /> image/rofl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rofl:' /> image/beach.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' />
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  • jlbos83jlbos83 Posts: 555 ✭✭
    BKN1964 wrote:


    Be sure to post your first round of the new year. Let us know:

    - Where

    - Weather

    - How long since your last round (some of you it will be 1 day image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> )

    - How you played vs. how you normally play

    - Anything else you want us to know



    Include pictures if possible.



    Have a great 2018 golf-wise and otherwise image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


    El Rio in Tucson.

    Mid 70s, sunny, very little wind, pretty much perfect.

    4 days

    Hit the ball better than I ever have. Lessons starting to show in the swing. Yacked a bit around the green, or it would have been best ever, possibly, but it was still good for me, a 94. Five pars and five bogeys, I can see that I might actually learn to play the game! One nice problem to have was hitting several shots farther than they "should" have gone! I may have to adjust my club selection a bit if that continues! Had multiple opportunities from 70ish yards, and the lob wedge was extremely cooperative. Twice I tried to get myself out of trouble with shots I knew better than to choose. Of course, there was a cost!
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  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,538 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2018 #9
    - Where: Portland, OR

    - Weather: Started about 43 or so. Ended about 35 (per car thermometer) Sunny/Partly Sunny

    - How long since your last round (some of you it will be 1 day image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> ) 7.5 hours (finished at 4:30pm on 12/31. teed off at 12pm 1/1)

    - How you played vs. how you normally play: Took the last week of the year off so I played Wed-Sun...sucks that I'm back to work. But playing 5 days straight I was hitting (and playing) pretty well. Ground was of course soggy, but 2 of the courses I played during the week drain great and there was little to no mud.



    First round of 2018 was a bit windy and gusty...and muddy as we had about an inch of ice on Christmas and the day after. At times later in the round it would be at least 2 club up wind gusts. Really evident on a couple par 3's. Normally I'd hit a 7 or 8 on a particular one. Pin was up front and tee box was up as well. Struck a solid 6 and landed in front of the green by a good 5yds as I felt a gust of wind.



    Other than the wind, being prepared with base layers, 3/4 zip and a wind breaker kept me warm. Good times, except the 4some ahead played slower than our group that was 4 holes back of the group that started 8 min before them - and we had a couple slow walkers that were 74 and 80. Hope I'm out there like them when I'm older! Round took almost 5hrs...and it was late dusk when we finished. However it was good to be out there!
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  • mlavallee23mlavallee23 Members Posts: 100 ClubWRX
    jpdx wrote:


    - Where: Portland, OR

    - Weather: Started about 43 or so. Ended about 35 (per car thermometer) Sunny/Partly Sunny

    - How long since your last round (some of you it will be 1 day image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> ) 7.5 hours (finished at 4:30pm on 12/31. teed off at 12pm 1/1)

    - How you played vs. how you normally play: Took the last week of the year off so I played Wed-Sun...sucks that I'm back to work. But playing 5 days straight I was hitting (and playing) pretty well. Ground was of course soggy, but 2 of the courses I played during the week drain great and there was little to no mud.



    First round of 2018 was a bit windy and gusty...and muddy as we had about an inch of ice on Christmas and the day after. At times later in the round it would be at least 2 club up wind gusts. Really evident on a couple par 3's. Normally I'd hit a 7 or 8 on a particular one. Pin was up front and tee box was up as well. Struck a solid 6 and landed in front of the green by a good 5yds as I felt a gust of wind.



    Other than the wind, being prepared with base layers, 3/4 zip and a wind breaker kept me warm. Good times, except the 4some ahead played slower than our group that was 4 holes back of the group that started 8 min before them - and we had a couple slow walkers that were 74 and 80. Hope I'm out there like them when I'm older! Round took almost 5hrs...and it was late dusk when we finished. However it was good to be out there!




    I would take this right now. It hasn't broken 20 degrees in the Northeast since Christmas time, terrible weather. Now getting 6-12 inches of snow on top of it. No winter golf this year in the north east.
  • jaymayorjaymayor Posts: 327
    Have not played since the last week of October, it's been a brutal Canadian winter so far. But my first round of the year will be January 13th at the Riviera Cancun Golf Club. Going for the Hard Rock for 5 days for my work convention and we have a company tournament on the Saturday. Can't wait! Please hurry up time.
  • BVIChesterBVIChester Posts: 185 ✭✭
    New Years Shootout yesterday, 31 players started and was my first round of golf in 3 weeks. After the second hole i was free to go and start the bbq and get cooking for the rest of the competitors as they came through 9. Hoping my next round will be slightly longer, fun day though



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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Given the way our weather is, and how it looks for at least a while, I won't be playing golf anytime soon.lol
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  • 0351Duffer0351Duffer Posts: 125 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2018 #14
    01/02/2018



    Live in NorCal (Sacramento area)



    Weather was high of 64 - Partly sunny



    I played my last round of 18 the week of Christmas



    Played 18 regualtion holes and shot a 92 (45/47) which is lower than my average mid-high 90s score.



    At least CA has nice weather, there's not a lot else to love... LMAO
  • cqueencqueen Members Posts: 107
    Jan 1 2018, I couldn’t wait a day.



    Tacoma, WA



    Weather was sunny and mid 40’s slight breeze occasionally



    I played right before the Christmas snow we had here



    Played 18 holes on a par 73 course, the winter course does a reroute from all three 9 hole courses on the layout. Shot a 79 and couldn’t be happier. Started my first hole with a birdie!(it’s a par 5) played the best I have in a while. Figured I’d give 2018 a different mindset with trying to play smart.

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  • zebra2955zebra2955 Posts: 557 ✭✭
    My guess is I will get it in sometime in March, unless we get lucky like last year and have a heat wave in Jan-Feb. Right now it's 15 , which is the highest it has been in over a week. About 6inches of snow on the ground with a light dusting today
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  • Racerx63Racerx63 Members Posts: 541 ✭✭
    edited Jan 3, 2018 #17
    Played yesterday, January 2nd.



    San Diego - low- mid 70's



    Last played Saturday the 30th.



    Played horrible for the first 10 holes. 4 double bogeys, 2 bogeys and 4 pars. I was struggling and every bad shot left me in a horrible position. It was either a bad break or no break at all. Then shot -1 for the last 8 holes. On 11 short par 3, 122 yds, landed 3 ft behind the pin on the back stop, spun back down the hill and stopped 3" to the side of the hole. Still a big goose egg on the hole in one count but good after the horrible front 9. Went birdie, par (missed 3ft putt for birdie, birdie on 11, 12 and 13, bogeyed 14 and parred the rest.
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  • driverheaddriverhead Members Posts: 866
    edited Jan 3, 2018 #18
    My last round was DEC 24. Temps have been 8 to 20 degrees for the last 10 days. WE are projected to get a BOmb CYCLONE followed by record cold, 4 degree high wind chills 30 to 40 below. The cold snap is projected to break next week, with temps in the 40s for a few days followed by upper 30s.

    It did hit 30 degrees today with no wind, so I went to the range. It felt balmy compared to the last 10 days.
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,665 ClubWRX
    Played on New Year's Day at my club. One of our members put together a little tourney he called "Hangover Hundies." Each of 15 of us put up $100 and he paid low net front nine ($75), low net back nine ($75), and low net overall $150. Also paid out $50 closest to the pin on all three par 3's and the rest went into a 1/2 stroke net skins game.



    Guys ranged in index from scratch all the way to 15. I started a new job a while back, so I'm only golfing once or twice a week and my index has gone up to 1.5 (the highest it's been in a long, long time).



    44 degrees at tee off, but 69 degrees by the time we finished. I shot 73 gross, 71 net in tough conditions and won low net by 5 strokes. Greens were rock hard and 12.5 to 13 on the stimp. This time of year our course is just brutal. Also won a skin for a nice $250 day!



    So I got that goin' for me ...
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  • bullie76bullie76 Posts: 2,171 ✭✭
    It will be warm enough next week for a couple of days but rain is predicted on those days. Sucks.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,381 ClubWRX
    Will this thread still be running in March?
  • mcadenheadmcadenhead Posts: 189 ✭✭
    I played on 1/1/18 at my home course. Previous round on 12/29. Way too cold and wet to play, but the idea of playing on New Years Day was appealing. Played awful, but did birdie my first hole of the year following a birdie on my last hole of 2017. Now time to settle in for the long Florida winter before playing again on Sunday.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,237 ClubWRX
    Obee wrote:


    Played on New Year's Day at my club. One of our members put together a little tourney he called "Hangover Hundies." Each of 15 of us put up $100 and he paid low net front nine ($75), low net back nine ($75), and low net overall $150. Also paid out $50 closest to the pin on all three par 3's and the rest went into a 1/2 stroke net skins game.



    Guys ranged in index from scratch all the way to 15. I started a new job a while back, so I'm only golfing once or twice a week and my index has gone up to 1.5 (the highest it's been in a long, long time).



    44 degrees at tee off, but 69 degrees by the time we finished. I shot 73 gross, 71 net in tough conditions and won low net by 5 strokes. Greens were rock hard and 12.5 to 13 on the stimp. This time of year our course is just brutal. Also won a skin for a nice $250 day!



    So I got that goin' for me ...




    OB...new job = less golf? This is bad math Sir.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,237 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 4, 2018 #24
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Will this thread still be running in March?




    Hawk you need to update the Av. Steve & Eydie can come back next holiday season! Stay warm Sir.
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    Shot an 85 on the indoor sim playing Old St Andrews.... does that count?? Oh... probably not since I put on 12ft gimme putts. :-p
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  • High Plains DriverHigh Plains Driver Chip Yipper Extraordinaire Members Posts: 2,377 ✭✭
    • 1/4/18
    • West Texas
    • 44° with wind gusts 20 - 25 mph (with the wind chill the "feels like" temp was in the mid/high 30's)
    • Last round was 11/23/17
    • The ground was so hard that it was tough getting a tee into it. Balls were also coming in and bouncing through the greens. The hard fairways did make for some good run on down/cross wind drives. My last round of 2017 was a 78. Today I shot an 88, but at least I got to play after more than a month layoff.
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,665 ClubWRX
    DavePelz4 wrote:
    Obee wrote:


    Played on New Year's Day at my club. One of our members put together a little tourney he called "Hangover Hundies." Each of 15 of us put up $100 and he paid low net front nine ($75), low net back nine ($75), and low net overall $150. Also paid out $50 closest to the pin on all three par 3's and the rest went into a 1/2 stroke net skins game.



    Guys ranged in index from scratch all the way to 15. I started a new job a while back, so I'm only golfing once or twice a week and my index has gone up to 1.5 (the highest it's been in a long, long time).



    44 degrees at tee off, but 69 degrees by the time we finished. I shot 73 gross, 71 net in tough conditions and won low net by 5 strokes. Greens were rock hard and 12.5 to 13 on the stimp. This time of year our course is just brutal. Also won a skin for a nice $250 day!



    So I got that goin' for me ...




    OB...new job = less golf? This is bad math Sir.




    I know! Sad!
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  • wcbjrwcbjr Members Posts: 2,780 ✭✭
    Today in about two hours.



    Not quite official since I waived the 14 club limit for our group to make things a bit more fun. Added in a 3-iron and 64* wedge.



    It'll be 55* with light winds. Should shoot around 75.
  • qwetzqwetz Posts: 115 ✭✭
    75 and with 3 bogeys from approach shots under 100 yards. Tight lies and trying a new wedge setup is bad news.
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  • baylorleftybaylorlefty Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    Played home course in Houston yesterday, first round since 12/11. Temps started off in the 40’s and topped off around 55 with calm 5-10 mph winds.



    Normal round would be 78-82. Played 18 in about 3 hours w/ a good friend and joked and played music most of the day.



    Hole 4, par 3 playing 150 stuck it to 3’, made birdie.

    Hole 14 holed out a long bunker shot for birdie.

    Up and down for par on 3, 7, 9, 15

    Even par through 16



    17, 208 par 3 over water with bunkers left and water front and right, happy to make bogey.

    18, 450 par 4 into the wind, had 178 left and hit approach pin high, just missed green by a ft and ended up in the bunker, nice sand shot to 4’ and missed the sliding down hill putt.



    I’ll take the 74 and run!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,381 ClubWRX
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Will this thread still be running in March?




    Hawk you need to update the Av. Steve & Eydie can come back next holiday season! Stay warm Sir.




    HaHa - now you have to look at my puppy until I get Masters fever and find some Nicklaus to put in there, probably have said fever in a matter of days!
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