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  1. I played that course a few years ago with my wife. I was happy with it. The resort itself is beautiful. So is the course. I've played a fair amount of "tour" courses while on vacation and an usually underwhelmed. I find them wide open with huge greens and little rough. Harbour town was my favorite but it was also the tightest. Kapalua and El chamellion were up there as well. I like tight tree lined tracks and those are few and far between on tour. I'm always happiest with courses that aren't on tour but rated well.
  2. Went to the course yesterday and practiced in some of the deepest rough I could find. I found that by making a longer lazier swing I was getting good results. I think my lack of confidence was cause me to grip tighter and chop down or stab at losing control. Well see how it works. I should have also noted that my bunker play sucks (for a 5 hdcp) so they're obviously related. I'm just very rarely in bunkers. Maybe once every 2 to 3 rounds but the way our greens are, if you miss anything left right or long you'll be in deep rough.
  3. I have one shot the kills my scores. I'm hoping someone can suggest a good tip or practice video. My home course has very small firm greens that are nearly all elevated. Sometimes, if you roll off the edge you'll be 5 to 6 ft below the green surface. Normally not a big deal except for the fact that the greenside rough is insane. I'm talking 6 to 8". Sometimes you luck out and its only ankle deep. Your almost always into to the grain due to people walking off or water runoff from the elevated green. Ive nearly lost balls that were found only 5ft from the putting surface. For t
  4. kozubs

    Ontario Golf

    I received an email from a local course. The NDP are forcing a non binding vote on Monday to open outdoor activities. I emailed my MPPs. Hopefully if enough people push the issue we can get common sense. https://ipolitics.ca/2021/05/14/ontario-ndp-to-force-vote-on-reopening-outdoor-recreational-spaces/
  5. kozubs

    Ontario Golf

    If there is a municipality loophole I can gaurentee niagara won't do it. Last lock down the restrictions on Niagara were lifted but our medical climbed his high horse and kept us closed.
  6. It really sucked when we were couped up all winter and the weekend most courses were finally opening they locked us down again literally the day before opening. Our course had the metal ball extractors on the pins, plastic sheets in golf carts to separate riders, no rakes or ball washers. Couldn't really think of a safer activity. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this but after dropping over $7000 on memberships and only having a 5 to 6 month season its really frustrating not being out there. But hey the beer and liquor stores are still open as they are considered essential.
  7. Donald is that you? Sorry couldn't resist.
  8. My wife was just commenting on how difficult it is to find female gold attire. She was looking for some clothes for our niece who just started golfing this year and we she went on Golftown.ca and searched girls clothing a grand total of 9 items came up. 1 pair of shorts, 1 skirt, 2 short sleeve shirts and 5 long sleeve shirts. Pretty sad. I can only imagine how few left hand girls equipment is available. Seems like an untapped marked.
  9. As noted above, if you come in too shallow a mat will mask it and the shots will be good. On grass you hit it fat as the club digs. I'm guessing you bad shots on the course are fat and it not a topping thing or direction? It's could also be the varied lies well. If your stuck hitting off mats try laying a tee down behind the ball when hitting . If you miss the tee but hit a good ball you're doing well. There's also a thing called and accustrike golf mat. It shows where the club made impact. Reviews are pretty good.
  10. My index is the same as the OP at 5.5. Looking at my golf Canada stats, my last 20 rounds have netted 30 birdies. The thing is, I don't always enter my scores hole by hole so this number may be low. I would have guessed that I make about 2-3 birdies per round on average. I've made up to 7 birdies in a round but also, maybe every 3rd or 4th round I don't get any but usually I birdie 1-3 par 5's and grab another on a 3 or 4. It's funny that we have the same handicap with such a difference. I lose a lot of shots punching out. My course is such that a missed fairway often means p
  11. Glen Abby. Pro shop had lost our tee time. Starter put us out in in the middle of a bachelor party but apologized as 3 groups had already teed off... a foursome and 2 threesomes. They were in just about every bunker and never picked up a rake. They sucked and were ungodly slow. We get to #10 and I see 6 carts on the block and 10 people standing around. We pulled up. They looked at us and said they wanted to tee off together so the groups in front waited for their buddies. After all tee'd off the marshal drove up and flipped out. Made the 1st foursome play while the other gr
  12. this is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Colours in the trees, golden hue on everything, long shadows, warm but not hot days and cool evenings. The last 2 years we didn't get any fall golf where I live. We went straight from summer to winter. It was really weird and a huge bummer.
  13. Good thing you aren't canadian. 6 month breaks every year. The break is a great time to let the body heal. Youll appreciate golf even more when you are able to play again. You may be surprised how well you play. Some of my best rounds have been first rounds back after winter. Not sure if its because of a rested body or zero expectations. Just make sure to not push it and get healthy before playing again.
  14. This is so funny. A couple weeks ago my wife's game went to crap. She was getting really frustrated. I could see exactly what was happening but kept my mouth shut. She finally broke down and asked for help. I gave her a tip and she instantially started hitting better. The next day she had league. She came home and gave me a big hug thanking me as she shot a great round. She acted like she did something dirty. This was probably a unicorn event that ill never see again. It was fun while it lasted.
  15. I gotta say that I firmly believe shooting your age is one of the most difficult things in golf. There is a guy a my course who has done it a couple hundred times. Great play and congratulations.
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