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OZgolf.net Victorian champs pictures

Discussion in 'Golf Pictures' started by LeftyHoges, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    If anyone is interested I organised a championship on another forum here in Aus for 4 official days and one unofficial day of golf in Melbourne. Here is some of the fun and frivolity that ensued.

    A few guys got in early on the Thursday, so we played Kingswood Golf Club as a warm-up:
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    Here's me, hitting the ceremonial first tee shot, a la The Masters
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    It was a dirty pull-hook that went about 200 yards and never got above nipple height, finishing in a bunker. Still made easy par though.

    We then got into the official stuff on Friday at Southern Golf Club with a head to head battle that you guys should love; The Union Vs The Confederacy! Basically it was Australia's northern states (Queensland and New South Wales) Vs the rest.
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    Here's the two captains (myself in Confederate red) on the first tee:
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    A close-up of our shirts:
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    A Confederate soldier in action in the trenches:
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    Captain LeftyHoges in deep trouble (a horrible fried egg!):
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    The "prize" we put ourselves on the line for:
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  2. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    The two captains in 'civvies' afterwards:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363876382.482406.
    Captain LeftyHoges being cheeky with the trophy:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363876424.501607.

    For the record the South won 6.5 - 5.5 after looking severely beaten at 9 holes.

    I celebrated this win by drinking a bottle of home made Ouzo and vomiting all over the balcony of the hotel, followed by sleeping on the tiles outside until 7AM the next morning.

    Which brings me to Saturday at St Andrews Beach:
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    My drive off the first was severely impeded by one of the worst hangovers ever created. It finished in the tree line on the right, just past the bunker: ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363876889.570914.
    Just to show the size of the bunkers on the first hole near the green:
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    A little blurry. This pic doesn't even come close to showing how steep these hills are:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363876995.440681.
    A panoramic shot of two of the holes:
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    Waste bunkers were plentiful & punishing:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877280.461152.
    As was the rough:
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  3. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    There were other "dangers" to be wary of also:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877420.578610.
    But overall it was a spectacular course:
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    We moved onto Moonah Links on Sunday:
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    Putting competition before we begin (taken out by yours truly):
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877616.923516.
    The tournament leader was presented with his "yellow jersey":
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877642.003806.
    And we headed off the first:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877853.352763.
    It seems I held a beginners clinic on the first tee:
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    Before carving my drive into the left rough:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363877786.822586.
    The view back down the first from the 2nd tee:
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    Not everything survived the day intact:
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  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Well done buddy!! By the way you need those "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" guys to help you with your wardrobe.
     
  5. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    But we had to declare a winner, who received a beautiful hand-crafted shield (made by one of the participants):
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363878118.016558.
    And a glass trophy in the shape of the state of Victoria:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363878208.792769.
    The prestigious "shanks" award was also given out:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363878257.266318.

    Finally we finished with Spring Valley Golf Club on Monday:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363878363.345170.
    The tenth, only 140 yards but certain death on all sides. This pic makes it look easier than it is:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363878417.297401.

    There's more pics but these will do for now. May post some more up later but we'll see how we go.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a blast! Thanks for sharing
     
  7. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Great thread!!
     
  8. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    Just a few more pics to add. Some are blurry, some speak for themselves, some require a little narration...

    The opening coin toss:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958001.951531.

    Some lanyards made for the event so everyone knew who each other was:
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    Playing a 3rd to the par 4 2nd at Southern. Note my ball at around 8 feet which I canned for birdie
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958172.265423.

    The 4th at Southern. Par 5, around 500 yards. This is from about 200 yards out.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363957892.842231.

    Me attempting to play a right handed shot from within a hazard. 2 days prior we had watched the YouTube video of the young guy falling in doing the same thing.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363957974.123325.

    Playing my 3rd to the par 5 7th. What you can't see is my heels dangling precariously over a bunker. Nearly fell in twice taking my stance!
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958282.786703.
    Steering the shot in without falling in...
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958294.508245.

    A chip to the same green
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  9. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    A view of the huge clubhouse at Southern across the 9th fairway
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958472.909158.

    A good view of the 18th. One group finishes, another approaches and we wait on the tee.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958576.312991.

    Things get serious on the final green
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    Not happy with his position in the middle of the fairway, Lucas shanks one into the trees to get his preferred line
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958699.044571.
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    A deft touch required and executed
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958820.557161.

    A baby wedge in to 15 feet on the last in front of the crowd
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958866.554071.

    Riding home the putt for a 3 under back side. It just slides under the cup. Pity about the 6 over front side. :-(
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363958916.932859.

    Talking tactics and turkey
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    The result of the aforementioned home made Ouzo. Not quite passed out... Yet.
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    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    The first again at St Andrews Beach. A top hole on a top course
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959166.034461.

    A reminder of how ******* BIG those bunkers were
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959228.832291.

    Our fashions on the field winner (he had yellow shoes to play in)
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    Second place in fashion, this outfit was titled "Angry Salmon"
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    Our Website owner tees off
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959398.453555.

    Praying that I haven't topped it into the boonge.
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    Jocularity in the group ahead
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    The 4th. 210 yards of fun. Don't miss right. Or left. Or long. Shorts not much fun either.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959564.145744.

    I think this was the 8th. Still VERY hungover at this stage and had just birdied 7 to virtually double my stableford score from 4 points to 7. Just wanted somewhere to sleep that wasn't made of porcelain like my previous 6 hours sleep.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959684.788331.

    This is 9. Missed front left and had the horrible chip in the hills posted before.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363959886.636828.
     
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    Sweet few days golfing lad! Wardrobes suspect all round though. Looks like a 1970s New York Pimps Gala!! And you win the Big Bird Trophy!
     
  12. LeftyHoges

    LeftyHoges I've got the pants that'll make you dance! Supporting Member

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    This is 13 I think. Birdied this too. Maybe I'm not so bad hungover.
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    On to Sunday at Moonah Links. Not sure what makes them the home of Aus golf considering the course is only 10 years old. :)
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363960070.989999.

    The NAGA outfit consisted of purple hat, sun sleeves and belt
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    This outfit was titled "Racing Lavender"
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    The 4th hole. Big risk reward. Lay up right of the bunkers for 160 yards and a horrible angle or bomb it left of the pots onto skinny fairway for 120 yards or less and an easy approach. Great hole.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363960263.157376.

    Our tournament winner. Topped a drive short of the ladies tees and still had 42 points! Did shout a jug though, an Aussie custom.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk HD1363960376.234307.

    Too tired for photos on Monday, but my Rickie Fowler inspired outfit got a special mention.
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    Hope you've enjoyed guys!!!
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Can anyone tell me which one of the guys is actually JB Holmes?
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    *crickets chirping*



    I'll see myself to the door.
     
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    Epic thread
     
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