Weather has put an end to a streak of #golf that has seen 3 rounds of scramble, 2 competitions, lots of fun and sun and torrential rain in the space of 11 days.
Tag: weekend warrior
This week was another special week for me on the golf course. As my friends and I assessed our bookings for the week we realised that we were top heavy on Park golf course so we decided to make a small tournament on that track.
My interpretation of the Tiger 5 rules of #golf. I need you help in refining it to my playing ability. Maybe this can help you to monitor your playing too? #golf #helpNeeded
54 holes with no cuts, invitation only and no OWGR ranking points – sound familiar? That’s where the similarities end. There was no prize money at stake, no butchered journalist’s remains (at least visible) and Sihwan Kim may have stood a chance. #vappu
Has your golf season started as expected? The first full golf weekend just passed for me and it was a doozy.
Do you know how far you hit every club in your bag? This post covers the reasons why you should know, if possible, carry and total distance of your golf clubs.
Normally on a Monday I am writing short reviews of the tournament winners on the PGA, LPGA, DP World tour & LIV.
However this week, the two main events were so out of my timezone that I only watched brief coverage of both.
Not to be mistaken for the sign of the devil, 666 is a simple method to add a bit of structure to your strategy on the golf course. It can work for anyone with a handicap although I am guessing that scratch or lower handicappers would have a slightly different approach.
I’ve already listed Hack It Out podcast as one of my top 5 golf podcasts and they have now introduced a new series of episodes on the subject of shooting consistently in the 70s.
Their first episode was last week and I thought I would deep dive into the show and try to compare their averages to my game.
Golf is a fickle game. You can emulate the top professionals by playing on some of the same courses, score comparatively with the handicap system and everyone can hit that wonder shot.
What are the lessons you can learn from playing simulator golf? Here’s an assessment of my performance over the winter months. I do hope to get out soon.
Golfers often struggle with reality on the golf course. One area that most get it wrong is on the green. Golf can be leveled significantly with the handicap system and, of course, EVERYONE is capable of hitting a worldy every so often. The closer to the green you get the disparity between the pros and […]
5 quick tips to get you around the golf course better. What would you add?
The 40-second rule can mean different things to golfers. For me it is a block of time to focus on each shot, both as pre-shot routine and post-shot assesment.
Finland has been buried in snow since November already. As we bring in the new year it is a good time to reflect and prepare for the coming season – this could be your greatest year in golf to date. Here are a few things that can help you prepare equipment-wise.
Does it ever get boring playing the same format all the time or are you taking it too seriously? This post covers some ways to bring the fun back to #golf.. What would add?
My golfing history. A checkered past? I played as a junior and as most young kids had quite an awful temperament. I soon realized that I wouldn’t make the grade,
2022 promised to be a tremendous golfing year. I had spent one evening a week in a golf simulator over winter keeping my swing intact. I had high hopes of improving my game in terms of consistency, bringing my handicap down, and perhaps getting a decent score in the senior championships but how did it pan out?
2 man scramble match play was the format for the Sunday game. My partner and I played quite (read very) poorly on the front nine. We were 2 over par and 4 down at the turn.
The weekend started with a traditional own score, lose interest after 3 holes type of round. Forest was the course, and whilst there was some sort of optimism I lost the round very early on.
Another midweek round. On Park again. This time we moved it forward to the blue tees for a bit of fun. Yesterday’s round was perhaps a bit of a fluke and my expectations were pretty low.
After a weekend away from the golf course, I was back to Park on a midweek round with some random dudes (all around the same handicap). It was windy and sunny so after a break in play I had no real idea what to expect.
I’ve been playing quite a lot of golf recently but most of it has been pretty poor and I’d seemed to have lost interest in trying to document the good from the bad.
I’ve been playing over the past 3 days and thought I would summarize them all in one go. This is partly because the first round was mostly un-memorable.
I’ve really been struggling of late and shot memories are the only thing I can really take from the game – not a great score.
The second round of the week, and we are on Seaside again. Did I manage to keep the demons away?
Short answer: yes. Sort of. I introduced new bad outcomes that were hopefully one-time but I continued my poor run of form..
I managed to sneak away for a midweek game on Seaside today. Playing from the yellows Seaside is not my favorite course but I feel I have a few demons to crush.
Weekend game number two was a nice morning stroll around Park from the Blue tees (5400). I am more than happy to play from the more forward tees as you have less club for second shots and it makes some of the par 5s makeable.
Saturday round was a scramble on Forest from the yellow tees (5700 meters). There was very light rain throughout the round but it wasn’t too unbearable.
An early round on a day off work with my buddies. It was mostly fine despite the risk of rain. The golf was awful but the company was good as always. The golf in fact was so poor that we switched to scramble format for the second nine. I lost 5 balls today 🙁
The first of four rounds scheduled for the week, an late afternoon start in a twosome, as the other couple dropped out perhaps because of the threat of rain, we had a really pleasant round on Park at Pickala Golf Club.
This weekend’s Sunday game was on Forest from the yellow tees. It was still quite windy so we tried to relieve the scoring pressure a bit by having a better ball matchplay game on the side.
A windy but sunny and moderately warm early Saturday round on Park was the start to the weekend. The usual foursome playing individual Stableford I played OK in parts but had 2 disaster holes in a row that ultimately caused the lousy score.
Today’s round was fairly impromptu. I only decided the night before to play.
The weather was set to be nice, and it was: 18 degrees, and sunshine though the wind was quite strong.
Part 2 of the pre-NATO golf weekend concluded with a windy round on Park from the senior tees.
The first round of the weekend included quite a heavy and unexpected shower after around five holes. But the rain did not dampen the spirits and the whole group managed to play within an acceptable buffer.