Haven’t posted in a week because the weather has not been good for golf on the Eastern Shore. Continued rain and cold have limited preparation for my first big tournament of the year – The Men’s Invitational at Fiddlesticks in Fort Myers, FL. However, I did get in two (2) rounds this past week. Continue reading
Winter golf can be tough and Sunday at Cripple Creek was no exception. With temps in the high 30’s to low 40’s, it was hard to stay warm and loose. In addition, I wore about 4 layers of clothes and winter golf gloves which reduces your swing flexibility and deadens your feel. With that said, at least I beat Jordan Spieth. Continue reading
It’s Saturday morning. I’m watching live golf (thanks PGA Tour Live) from the Riv (Genesis Open, soon to be Invitational) and thinking about yesterday’s match at Cripple Creek. We had 5 players again. The course was fairly empty at Noon and the weather was better than what they faced in Pacific Palisades. Let’s go. Continue reading
We played at Cripple Creek today (38 and sunny), and my team got smoked because I played so poorly. The good news is that I put $5 on Phil to win the AT&T at 25 to 1 and he has a 3 shot lead with 2 holes to go as the horn just blew to end play for the day. We’ll have to see what happens tomorrow morning. I know, I’m a degenerate . . . Continue reading
We had six (6) players today and went off in threesomes around noon with cloudy skies and temps in the 50’s. And yeah, THAT GUY took home some cash. . . Continue reading
Wednesday. It was a little cooler than Tuesday with a high of 42, but playing 2 days in a row could not be passed up. Cripple Creek was pretty empty around noon and we had 6 guys. Let’s play . . . Continue reading
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
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). 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
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 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: