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Thoughts from Club C past weekend

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cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5'sTasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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So my second club had club champs over the last weekend. Champ flight was 3 rounds starting Friday aft. Index under 3.9 to be in it. I played bang on my cap 3 days in a row

I ended up 7th. The course was set up at 7100-7200, 74 rating. It tips at 7500 and we played some of those decks. The last day featured 45kmh guests, yikes, plus dirty pins.

I’m a 108mph guy - which was long enough - but adjusting to Fwy woods on some par 3’s and hitting 7i and 5h into holes I usually have a PW or SW into was an eye opener

here we go:

The gent that won is a plus 3. However, he was only 3 up going into round 3 and shot an incredible 72. Low guys can be taken down

Long bombers can be beaten if they are not razor straight like DeShampoo. I played with some guys that were 40 past me .. but beat them. Amazingly a 58 year old that is 30 yards shorter than me was 3rd, hitting into some par 4’s with a 3w for his second shot

Firm greens and wind are a recipe for carnage .. downwind is worse. From the rough, no chance. Hit fairways at all costs

Short game is critical. I was hitting 11 and 12 greens and shooting 5 and 6 and 7 over. Chip or flop to 10 feet and missing putts. 3 putting from 60 feet etc. Unlike my home track the greens are massive here without a ton of slope and I was over reading breaks. Work on putting. I’d have been right there with slightly better work greenside and stronger performance with the flat stick

Playing 3 rounds of grinding golf in 90 heat and humidity is a GRIND. Even riding. Get in top shape. I’m down 27lbs in last 20 months and still progressing. No sugar and limited carbs if that helps anyone

I turned an awful day into OK with an incredible back 9. Never give up. A round can turn on one shot. Day 2 my competitor was 5 over early and then rattled off an eagle and 2 birdies to get back in it. Then he made a triple late and then birdied the two following holes. Don’t panic, most everyone is also struggling and having bad holes

Last lesson, I guess as a near 53 year old I am now considered an old man. Both guys said to me on 18 on day 3 .. well the old man schooled us. WOW. Kick in the peanuts.

home club Club C is end of August, defending champ is 19. Hoping I put some lessons to use next month

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  • GseaGsea Members  66WRX Points: 82Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    Thanks for sharing. Love the 50yr old taking 3rd. U think "old man" is a kick what till they start calling u sir lol.

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  • jvincentjvincent Members  1732WRX Points: 989Posts: 1,732 Platinum Tees
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    Ours is in three weeks. I'm nearing my best ever index and hopefully will keep in good form for CC weekend.

    I'll be in the A-flight. The last time my index was in this range (mid 4's) I played in the Champ flight just to see how I would do. Of course I started spraying the ball the week before so it wasn't pretty but at least I finished unlike a lot of guys who WD'd after one or two bad rounds.

    Hopefully we get some rain before then. The hot summer has turned our rough and areas around the greens into baked out hardpan which had been giving some nasty bounces.

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  • RoodyRoody A little gust, Romes Rochester, NYMembers  1317WRX Points: 362Handicap: 5.1Posts: 1,317 Platinum Tees
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    "DeShampoo" - LOL

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29953WRX Points: 3,000Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,953 Titanium Tees
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    Our club championship the past few years has typically been decided by whether or not the star juniors have the time to play in it LOL

    The past few years we have had a kid who went D1 down south, another kid who was i believe the #2 ranked junior in Canada, and this year we have another nationally top ranked guy....

    Too much to contend with.

    A couple of years ago i played with #2 canada dude in the first round of our CC and shot like a 77 on our toughest track (75/140) and the kid shot like 70 and made it look easy. A couple of years before that the D1 kid won by like 10+ shots.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    Yup, college guy day 2, his 20* hybrid was 285 off the tee, 9i from 170 into a 530 par 5 ...

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  • Dan DrakeDan Drake Members  2167WRX Points: 371Handicap: 1.3Posts: 2,167 Platinum Tees
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    Uncle Cardy, happy to hear you played well! And I can tell you all from a management perspective that it is a tough decision whether or not to allow the juniors/semi-pro types to play in these. But, in my mind, you either are the best player at the Club, or you aren't, and that is what the CC is designed to determine.

    FWIW to everyone, I've seen Cardy play in person and there is a ton to like about his game. He may say differently, but there just isn't a real hole in his game. Sure, we can all improve at everything, but dude is solid at all aspects. Also, we played on a longer golf course than the one he is describing AND it was windier the day we played it!!!

    @cardoustie, we're still on for your birthday round again next year (assuming everything is ok with COVID & whatnot), right?

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    We have a few of the flat bellies at our club as well but when they can play they don't always bring the A game so we've had a couple of middle aged working stiffs win. Who all carry + indexes too.

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    Cobra F9 Tour 4W : Tour AD TP 8-S
    Cobra ForgedTec 3-iron : Nippon Modus3 105-S
    Srixon Z785 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S
    Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon 115-S Wedge
    Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    Thank goodness it wasn’t 7800 like Windswept... if COVID gets under control I am back south. Great to hear from you DD!

    my ballstriking is on point but not scoring. I don’t think bicep tendinitis in both arms is helping ... don’t move heavy rocks kids

    agree, best player wins ... junior or college or mini tour ... wide open

    sim max arriving this week, need to find Drake power levels ... rockets to booster, booster to turbos

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    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
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