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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: OFFICIAL GOLF THREAD: Because we have so many and need an official one



I'm a golf addict now. Just finished up putting the finishing touches on a 3 day trip with my golf buddies to go down to San Diego and last night went out on a whim and played Super Twilight Front 9 and played the best golf of my life.

So I'm in full golf mania mode and thought it'd be fun to see how many other golfers (and I use the term loosely in regards to myself) we have here at LG and maybe have a place where we could talk shop and discuss our games and the golf world.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject:

Iíve played for most of my life because my dad, uncles and their friends taught me and my cousins how to play. Handicap has been as low as 7, probably around 15 now as I donít really put much time into practicing. I generally play now because I like the social element of being outside with my family and my friends, our regular group plays once a week and Iím the worst one, my brother plays off of scratch and golf is pretty much his thing that he does. Iím good with a wedge, and pretty erratic with the driver.

Been on a few golf breaks before, my uncle runs a golf course in France which is nice when we visit. I go to Portugal once a year with my football team too. I want to play legends course in South Africa, one of my bucket list things, the 19th hole at the end looks crazy. Only played once in America, was at the orange lake country club in Kissimmee, was pretty nice there.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject:

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Got introduced to golf by my Grandfather in Scotland when I was a tiny tike. He was a scratch golfer and respected at his club, so when I would go there with him and he'd show me how to putt or chip (I was a way too little to do much else), it was a big deal.

Many years later, I ended up going to boarding school in Pebble Beach, and my first dorm room was a stones throw away from the 17th tee of Spyglass Hill. My roommate was on the golf team, so in the late evening after school, we'd go hit around the links with his clubs and he give me some tips. Back then the courses would frequently be empty and as long as you didn't interfere with the real golfers or the greenskeepers, no one would care if you knocked around on the course.

I played goofy golf knocking around with my buddies at 9 hole courses up through college and then didn't play at all for 30 years. About a year and a half ago, my work friends convinced me to start going out to play with them, and so for the last year or so I have been truly playing golf in the formal fashion for the the first time. Been taking lessons and practicing on the range or putting green when I can. My overall handicap is still way up there, but I'm getting more consistent and can occasionally pull off a commendable series of shots to make par or birdie or just make a drive, chip or putt that makes the whole day. Getting close to putting the "hacker" label to bed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject:

I love golf. One of my favorites ways as a married guy to escape

Played a lot growing up, quit for my 20's and picked it up again a few years ago. Got the full on bug again. I was scratch as a teenager now I vacillate from a 2-4 depending on my focus and alcohol intake. Planning a trip to Bandon Dunes in December, golf mecca in America if you ask me.

Moses I also have played in Portugal, what a beautiful place!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject:

Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
I love golf. One of my favorites ways as a married guy to escape

Played a lot growing up, quit for my 20's and picked it up again a few years ago. Got the full on bug again. I was scratch as a teenager now I vacillate from a 2-4 depending on my focus and alcohol intake. Planning a trip to Bandon Dunes in December, golf mecca in America if you ask me.

Moses I also have played in Portugal, what a beautiful place!


Awesome. It's at the top of my bucket list.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject:

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Awesome. It's at the top of my bucket list.


As well it should be! You will not regret it. Tip from my uncle who lives nearby: Go in the winter, the rates are half what they are in the summer and the weather is just as unpredictable.

I found this to be true as I've been once both in the winter and summer. It really is one day perfect, then next awful. Its also always windy in the afternoons so play bandon and pacific courses in the mornings to avoid 30-40mph gusts that would make Scotland blush. Trails and Old Mac are further inland and not as susceptible so are better afternoon plays.

Finally make sure you get on at Sheep's Ranch. Its a little known part of the property that you have to make special reservations to play with the caretaker. They only allow one group a day so imagine having a course to yourself on the ocean with no one in sight. There isn't really a scorecard, you just find the tee boxes and create your own holes/course. The coolest thing I've ever done golf wise.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
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I love golf. One of my favorites ways as a married guy to escape

Played a lot growing up, quit for my 20's and picked it up again a few years ago. Got the full on bug again. I was scratch as a teenager now I vacillate from a 2-4 depending on my focus and alcohol intake. Planning a trip to Bandon Dunes in December, golf mecca in America if you ask me.

Moses I also have played in Portugal, what a beautiful place!


Awesome. It's at the top of my bucket list.


Been there. There are now four courses there, of which I think Pacific Dunes is still the most difficult.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject:

I think I'm going to have to just stick to super-twilight from now on.

I had a 280 yard drive right in the middle of the fairway.

I had a 150 yard approach shot that stopped 2 feet from the cup.

I had a 40+ foot putt on a rolling green that I sunk.

I don't say this to boast, I'm just trying too figure out why a (bleep) golfer like me seems to play so consistently well in the evening.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:00 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
I think I'm going to have to just stick to super-twilight from now on.

I had a 280 yard drive right in the middle of the fairway.

I had a 150 yard approach shot that stopped 2 feet from the cup.

I had a 40+ foot putt on a rolling green that I sunk.

I don't say this to boast, I'm just trying too figure out why a (bleep) golfer like me seems to play so consistently well in the evening.


But have you played as well as this guy did in brutal conditions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r95a3p8Os-w
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DaMuleRules wrote:
I think I'm going to have to just stick to super-twilight from now on.

I had a 280 yard drive right in the middle of the fairway.

I had a 150 yard approach shot that stopped 2 feet from the cup.

I had a 40+ foot putt on a rolling green that I sunk.

I don't say this to boast, I'm just trying too figure out why a (bleep) golfer like me seems to play so consistently well in the evening.


But have you played as well as this guy did in brutal conditions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r95a3p8Os-w


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject:

Just back from my 3 day San Diego Trip with my buddies. 8 of us went down and played The Crossings on the way down. Fun course with all kinds of elevation, tough greens and zero forgiveness for wayward balls. Then stayed at Barona and played their course yesterday. Nice rolling hills course with lots of wide open fairways and long holes. And then finished today at Maderas, which was challenging as hell but a blast. Gorgeously maintained. Shot crappy over all, but had some great shots.
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