Can you win your club championship?
Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:07 AM
Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:13 AM
At least in two weeks it is.
Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:36 AM
According to our gap team I'm the 3rd or 4th ranked at the club
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:15 AM
They have pictures in the club house of past winners, I do laugh at mine with my full head of hair like sideshow bob.... Sadly it's all gone now
Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:47 AM
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:54 PM
Proud of the fact my game was there when I really needed it. I was in a little slump heading in.
I had a harder mental time defending the title then I did last year winning my first. My brain is just flat out fried.
Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:11 PM
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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:51 PM
The 92 wasn't quite as bad as it seemed (hit 2 drives OB, skulled on 60 yd pitch OB and hit one tree on a short approach that pissed me OB); the 72 didn't feel quite as well as the number ( I had 3 eagle putts yet had no birdies on those holes; I uncharacteristically made 3 bomb putts, 2 for par; hit the flagstick twice resulting in 2 birds).
Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:18 AM
Words can't even begin to say how pumped I was after that weekend.
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:27 AM
Words can't even begin to say how pumped I was after that weekend.
Nice work man!
I had a really hard time with nerves this year too. Nice job controlling them and getting the goal completed!
Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:38 AM
Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:48 PM
That said, the Austin Men's City Championship is effectively my "club championship," but you're not winning that unless you're a +3 tourney index or better.
The quality of amateur golf in Texas is just insane.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:12 AM
Our club championship this year was stroke play 54 holes over 2 days. They have it broken down into flights for handicapping but I chose to play in the championship flight which meant it was just straight up golf. I knew I would be in for a rough go since I only played maybe 20 rounds all season and one of them from the tips. Plus I was playing against golfers who played tons more, from the tips, and with lower handicaps. Needless to say, I was already in the hole. There were a few reasons I thought I had a chance...First was age. I was the youngest guy by 7 years. Playing 36 the first day isn't unheard of for the other guys but for me, 36 was perfectly fine and I wouldn't be that sore the next day. Second, I used to caddie at the course and caddied there for 8 years. Only 1 member in the championship had been a member longer than I'd been there caddying and playing. So I had experience that the majority of the field didn't have. Third was distance, granted it doesn't matter all that much but I was hitting 6 iron while others were hitting hybrids and my tee shots were past theirs almost every time. Heck even my 5 wood would go longer than most of their drives. Again, there's more to golf than length but it does wear a guy down when he's 40 yards short of me.
First day was 2 rounds. First round I was nervous as all get out and shot 85. But I played the last 5 holes -2 including sticking my second shot on a par 5 to 8 feet after being in the forest. It was a straight up Sergio at Medinah shot. I thought for sure someone had posted an even par or even under par and I would be long gone and bring up the rear. I came in and found out that I wasn't that far off actually. The leader came in with a 77 and we had two guys WD. So the field was down to 5. I joked with the head pro and said "well at least I'm guaranteed a top 5 finish!"
Went in and changed, grabbed a bite, and went out for the second round. I'm not sure if it was because I was playing with a guy who I get along with really well, or because I finally woke up, or because I was playing with house money since I was at the back of the field but I played AMAZING. I came in with 75 and had the low round of the day and was actually in second place. Granted the leader had a 5 shot cushion but still, I was back in the game.
Third round started with me going back to my first round and played about the worst I've played in a tournament since high school. By the time I got to 16, it was all but done for me and the leader could've won if he played with a PW for the rest of the round. Everyone folded but no one folded as beautifully as me! 16 is a long par 4 425 slight dog leg right. I caught my drive just right and was 145 out. I set up to the ball with my 9 for a smooth even tempo swing to just get to the center of the green and take my two putt. I felt off over the ball but just ignored it. Next thing I know, the ball is going at a 90 degree angle into the woods. Straight up hosel rocket...then the next shot was going to just punch out. That ball went all of 25 feet and still in the woods. Next shot, another hosel rocket. And another, and another and another... took an 8!
Long story somewhat shorter...I posted an 88 for the last round and took DFL. So I got top 5! All things considered, I'm not upset with how I played. I didn't play much at all this year and it was my first year playing in the championship flight. Next year, I'll go for it again and who knows. All I know is that I set the bar at a reasonable spot and I don't see how it could get much uglier!
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:11 PM
Anyways, like Pierso2's story above, I started the first round with less than my best golf. I was shooting ok until I got to the 18th hole. I pumped two drives OB, and took a 9 on a par 4. I ended up shooting a dismal 88. However, after watching the other scores come in, I wasn't in all that bad of shape. The day 1 leader shot 84, and there were a couple others who were ahead of me, but I was right in the middle of the pack. Apparently the conditions were tough for everyone.
Day 2 I decided to just play stress-free, not worry about it. Like day 1, it was cold, drizzly, and windy. I ended up shooting an 83, and then sat around and watched the leaders come in. The carnage was real. The day 1 leader blew up and shot a 91. Before I knew it, I had won. And all I could think about was if I hadn't pumped two OB on 18 in day 1 and take a 9 on that hole, I would have run away with it.
It's not the championship flight, but it was still pretty cool. And the pro shop credit spends the same.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:55 AM
Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:07 PM
Two years later and there's still no chance in hell for me to win my club championship. This year's winner shot a ridiculous 129 (62-67).
Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:56 PM
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