Golf

It Almost Got Out of Hand Today

Today was a blessing and a curse. It’s February 5th and the temperature got up to 63. It was time for golf – our first round since the trip to Casa. (read about the trip) That was the blessing. The curse is that I found out I’m not as calm in a match as I thought I was. Continue reading

Golf, Personal

A Little Wolf Before The Teeth of the Dog

The weather has been pretty cold and wet for the past couple of weeks and I haven’t gotten out to play until yesterday (Saturday, 1-19-19).img_2431  Mike, Dave, Steve and I braved cloudy and low 40’s temps to get in a game of Wolf before our trip to Casa de Campo (more on that later).

The range was bleak as our only practice had been at 24 X 7 Golf in Millville using the simulator.  The course was still a bit soggy and we had to use the mats to warm up.

It was our usual Wolf Game and I did a little better than last time shooting 75 with a double and 3 bogeys.  I was up 14X after the front nine and ended up 16X overall.  Putting is still an issue and I ran out of gas on the last two (2) holes – limping home with a double on 17 (water ball) and a bogey on 18 (missed 6 footer).  Click here for my scorecard if interested (Jeff’s Card)

My highlight of the day was number 4.  I went Wolf (doubling the value of that hole) based on what I thought was a good drive.  It was me against the other three (3) players and they doubled on the tee, knowing that my drive had caught the trees on the left and fell short – I should have paid more attention on the tee. Continue reading

Golf

How to Shoot 75 and Lose at Wolf

Yesterday was in the 50’s and partly sunny – a beautiful day at the Creek to play some golf with the boys. After starting the year slowly, I was looking forward to a better day of ball striking and putting; especially putting.  Things don’t always work out the way you plan them.

Putting remains an issue (37 putts for the day), but ball striking was pretty solid (12 of 14 fairways & 14 of 18 greens).  Here is my card if you are interested:  Jeff’s Card

However, in a game of Wolf that doesn’t always mean you’ll do well. Continue reading

Golf

I’ll Need to See That . . . Thanks.

Golf can be a tough game as the stakes get higher.  Putts that would be given in a simple $5 Nassau are suddenly met by silence from your opponents.  This phenomena was never more on display than Sunday at the Creek when I played a game of  Wolf with my boys – Dave, Steve and Mike.  Our Assistant Pro Ryan played along  . . . and here they are:img_2406

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Frozen Fridays – DSGA @ Cripple Creek

Friday, January 4, 2018

The Delaware State Golf Association (DSGA) conducted a “Frozen Friday” tournament at my home club – Cripple Creek – and I decided to play.  Luckily, my friend and fellow member Alan Bloom also signed up for the tournament.  Unluckily, I also decided to forget that I’d ever putted on Cripple Creek’s greens! Continue reading

Golf

New Year’s Day Golf

We started the new year with decent golfing weather at the beach – high in the mid-60’s, but Cripple Creek was wet and soggy as we have had rain for several days.  I love to play golf on New Year’s Day and this year was no exception.

Heading out to the Creek around 9:30, I’d forgotten that one of our members has an annual couples event every January 1st.  Getting out in front of them was my most immediate goal so I headed off #10 to play the back 9.  Carrying a lighter bag with only 9 clubs, I decided to play 2 balls on each hole and take the worst of the two (2) scores.  The temp was warming up, but the wind was tricky.  Nine (9) holes later, I was 4 over par.  My birdies (2 of them) did not count because I had to take the worse score on my second ball. Continue reading