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61 day comeback - what will I score?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by IrishGolfer, May 21, 2020.

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What will IG shoot?

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  2. 68-73

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  3. 74-78

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  5. He's ripping up the card and starting on the beer

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  1. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Ok folks, I have a 5.38pm tee time with my FiL and son. I can't wait, it's like Christmas time. We will be playing round our Riverside course, a par 68. It's tricky in spots and no pushover. I'm wondering what I will score, given that all I have done over the past few months is swing weighted sticks in the back garden along with some chipping. I expect to be a little rusty.
     
  2. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm betting you score a drink afterwards
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Golf's just like riding a bicycle. You'll do fine. Just don't let the wheels fall off.
     
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    btw - par 68? o_O
     
  5. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    A quiet 73! 14 pars, 3 bogies and a brain fart double. Quite delighted with that, given it was a 25mph wind.

    It felt a bit strange At the start but I got into it quickly. It’s good to be back!
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    :DI called it right.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Ok, I've slept on it and come back with these thoughts. It was pretty much as I thought it would be. It felt great to be back playing again. We are lucky to have three courses at our club. Only two are open right now. The one I played, our Riverside is a par 68, x5 par 3s and x1 par 5. Due to restrictions, each course is limited to 12 people per hour playing. Four groups of three. My opening drive was a massive block, which I was lucky to get. I was rusty around the greens, which was to be expected. I thought the course would be in better condition, the greens were very hairy and the rough is quite rough. I hit some great shots as well as some mediocre ones.

    It was great to play with my son and FiL. The 18-year-old can bomb it. He drove the 320 yard 11th, albeit with a tailwind. I pretty much hit one of my best and he was 30+ yards past me.

    I used a new free app on my phone called mScorecard. You can track your round, by adding in scores. It also has a GPS feature so you can measure drives etc. First time using it and it worked well. It might be the future of competitions. I think it has lots of courses featured.

    IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK!!
     

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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    A bit more about my brain fart double. It says a lot about golf in fact. I was playing a par five and pulled my drive into a fairway bunker. I splashed out and left myself about 200 yards into a 25mph wind. There is big trouble left and right on a fairway that narrows down towards the green. It's your Sunday best shot to hit that green into a wind and a lay-up all day long.

    But no! Even though IG has not played for a few months, even though its a high-risk shot, IG grabs the 3 wood and goes for the "death or glory" shot. I couldn't believe just how far right I blocked that sucka into the river that runs parallel. It was a good 40 yards off-line! :D:eek::rolleyes:

    I just laughed in wonder at how stupid I was.
     

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