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  1. Lesson learned from City Park: don't play the tips unless you are a near-0 capper. The par 3's are killer. I shot a smooth 97 with 43 putts. I got off the tee mostly okay (except I did dump two balls into the muck on #13 off the tee with my 3-iron). My lob wedge, which is usually so trusty, probably cost me 10 shots (duffed a few chips, or I was so inaccurate with it that it lead to 3-putts). I'm still having issues with ball contact, but I don't have time to hit the range (or get lessons) anytime soon. It was also so bleepin' hot when we teed off around 1pm. I went thr
  2. Yes, most likely a sting. However, when my daughter was 4 (I was holding her in the water while surrounded by stingrays), a stingray thought her leg was food. She screamed bloody murder, and, of course, we freaked out because we thought she was stung. When we got her into the boat, there were two semi-circular "hickeys" on her leg just above her ankle; you could see the small indentations made by the stingray "teeth". It broke the skin just enough to cause light bleeding.
  3. I heard y'all had torrential rainfall like what happened to us yesterday (conveniently at about the furthest place on the golf course from the clubhouse) often this summer. That really sucked. I'm so glad I remembered to bring an umbrella (initially for sun shade purposes). I've developed a really bad case of pushing the ball with my driver. No draw to bring it back. Straight as an arrow roughly in the 1 o'clock (maybe 1:30) position. I'm also still having issues finding anywhere close to the center of the clubface on iron shots. I'm guessing these issues will not do me any favors
  4. Just an FYI that 5th gen balls are still $28/doz if you're looking for Z-Stars. The white is available now, and the yellow is "in stock soon", which I would take with a grain of salt.
  5. Back in the day, I used to play in a league at my local Putt-Putt course. My buddies and I were good golfers, but we got destroyed every week. If this was a bit closer to home, I would probably want to try to field a WRX team. https://www.rockymountainbarleague.com/rocky-mountain-bar-leagues/minigolf/
  6. After 5 weeks on a road, I arrived at home four hours later than planned on Sunday night (thanks, Southwest). I didn't get to play as much golf as planned in Sweden, but I will post some pictures soon. I haven't swung a club since June 27, and I'm playing Meadow Hills tonight with @Noodler.
  7. If early enough in the morning, I'm surprised the golf course doesn't offer a few back 9 only tee times for a 9-hole rate. A few courses in my area do that.
  8. I've played it twice, and I think both were around the 5-hour mark. I definitely understand the frustration of 5+ hour rounds; however, if I'm with good company and conversation (and if I have shade on a sunny day), I really don't mind.
  9. It wouldn't surprise me if the CGA rate also disappears next season at CommonGround.
  10. pseudoswede

    Denver Golf

    I would allocate for 5 hours and be pleasantly surprised if you play it quicker.
  11. I officially sentence you to use my profile picture as your's.
  12. Just so you all know. It appears my sprinkler system has been on the fritz since Monday night, and my neighbors said my yard is now a nice shade of brown. Karma's real, y'all. Thanks to the wonders of technology, I was able to let my neighbor into my garage, and he was able to power cycle my sprinkler controller so that I was able to connect to it via the internet.
  13. To do a bit of level setting, there isn't a course in Colorado where you're teeing off from a snow-capped mountain summit over a mile-deep canyon to a postage stamp green. You're either playing in the mountains (at around 9000 feet above sea level) or you have a nice view of the Rocky Mountains (at various altitudes). Uniquely Colorado courses Arrowhead Golf Course (Denver) Fossil Trace (Denver) Redlands Mesa Golf Course (Grand Junction) Broadmoor Mountain Course (Colorado Springs) Hiwan Country Club (Evergreen) Denver golf course with amazing view
  14. Arrived at my in-law's house in Sweden yesterday. I heard it hit 101 in Denver. It was chilly while having dinner at 8pm last night. I had to wear a fleece jacket. #sorrynotsorry
  15. I've been playing golf for 35-ish years. Never a hole-in-one, never an albatross, never holed out on a par 4, and only a handful of eagles on par 5's. Over the past 20 years, I went from a 6 to 15 (stopped playing for a few years after my kids were born) and now back down to a 7. I've only had one eagle during the span. About 15 years ago in February. I drove the ball into some trees. My first punch shot hit a branch and knocked the ball straight down. My second punch shot attempt just missed another branch, bounced down the frozen fairway, and eventually rolled into the hole. Pure
  16. My wife and I had to cancel Saturday's golf with my parents due to issues with appliance installation (and subsequent handyman visits). Instead, I found a last-minute 6:30pm 9-hole round at Lone Tree on Friday night. The course is in phenomenal shape. FRGC event at Red Hawk Ridge today. I think I missed five putts inside 2 feet today and chunked two lob wedges (one into a creek). My tee shots were hot and cold. Still somehow hacked an 81 from the tips. As luck would have it, the winds shifted directly into my face on 15 (playing 501 yards today), so that was fun. I put my drive 140
  17. Amazon has older gen balls for $25-$28, which is the per-dozen price for 3 for 2. Bought a dozen each of white and yellow XVs late last night. Delivered this evening.
  18. I'm very much in the Lou Malnati's camp. Sadly, only 33 hours in Chicago, so my co-workers and I weren't able to do a lot. Lunch at Cruz Blanca (pretty good even if Rick Bayless is no longer attached to it), team dinner at Soju BBQ (highly recommended), and after-dinner drinks at Bar Siena (really good Old Fashioned). But when my company's office has a rooftop deck like this, you better believe I'll be asking to visit more often!
  19. Sadly, it's WN (an airline I rarely fly) to MDW (an airport I think I've been through once in my life). UA was literally twice as expensive, so Concur said no. I also learned that MDW has Clear kiosks, so at least I'll get my money's worth out of that this trip (as well as this summer). Regardless, I love Chicago. My company's office is in the West Loop, which has a ton of awesome restaurants.
  20. It's been a true BOGO the past few years. Amazon also simply cut the price down to $20/doz. I wish the Golf Discount performance packs came in XVs.
  21. We probably could've finished 9 holes at The Links with our 9am tee time, but I think it was for the best that we cancelled. What a crappy way to finish a long weekend. I'm off to Chicago on Tuesday morning for a work trip.
  22. Supposed to play golf with my parents on Sunday. The weather forecast went from pleasant to okay to wtf. May have to cancel.
  23. A private, Nicklaus-designed club near my house offers a range-only membership. Back in the day (20 years ago), it was only $500/yr (adding a spouse was half-price). You had your own area on the opposite side of the range, which meant that an employee shuttled you there and back. There weren't that many range members, so the grass was always in pristine shape. The short game area was just okay (I've heard they re-built it), and the putting greens were tiny and bad (when I went last year, they still were). The best part was access to the Nicklaus-designed 3-hole short course. The range membersh
  24. Whatever you put in the name fields persists as you switch states/countries (at least it does in Chrome), so that makes it a bit easier.
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