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Sunday, July 3, 2016

19th Hole


My score was bad, but the Reuben was good.

BK 85
BP 91
JF 94
MW 107

Apparently the Breakthrough will wait for another day. 

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Brad & Bob from the 17th tee


I am not sure what happened to Bob in this image...


... apparently the camera failed to pickup his lightning fast swing.


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Joe and I chose to play the 16th hole from the 17th Fairway.


Because we can.


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Brad enjoying one of MacKenzie's cloud shaped bunkers...


... on 14.



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Brad three-putting on 10...


... for his double bogey. We were waiting again on 11, so fortunately he had time to procure a scotch at the clubhouse to settle his nerves.


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At the turn on the 9th green.


The scorecard was shot somewhat later, as I was neglecting my blogging duties. Just too emotionally distraught over my 3 eights on the front. 
I also neglected to capture Joe's birdie on 8, so I'll mention that here: 

Joe got a birdie on 8.

I was happy for him.

BP 43
BK 43
JF 47
MW 54

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Bob makes it out of the trap on 7 ...


.... eventually.


Takes him three to get out, then he sinks a 30 foot putt. Golf is a weird game. 



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Brad is lining up another birdie putt on 6...


He doesn't make most of them, but he gets more opportunities than the rest of us (Film at eleven):


But I am not bitter. 

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5th hole


A long par three through a gauntlet of trees. We did not cover ourselves in glory on this hole. 


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Live Blogging Sharp Park

Playing with Bob, Brad, Joe.

Drove through a lot of fog on Hiway One coming into Pacifica, but it turned into a beautiful, sunny, windy,  (and slow) day on the course.

Day 2 of my Muni Marathon.


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Saturday, July 2, 2016

19th Hole at the Tee Off


We decided to change our venue for Apres-Golf to the Tee Off on Clement. After the Mikes lost the lunch bet to the Not-Mikes on Brad's miraculous finish, Mike O suddenly recalled that he had an appointment in Sacramento.  That left this Mike holding the bag, literally. The Tee-Off is still recovering from a kitchen fire, so, at the bartenders suggestion. We  ordered Bento boxes from the Japanese restaurant next door, and they delivered them to us back to the bar. We ate, drank and pretended to be interested in the soccer game while drinking a Guinness.


I can't complain about the round. This may be the Breakthrough I've been waiting for.

Brad 78
Mike1 92
Mike3 94
Will 94


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Brad's 3rd shot to 18th green from the 13th green.


I am not sure what he is doing over there. 

However, he makes a brilliant shot, over my head,  to 20 feet from the pin, then makes the putt for the par. The Not-Mikes beat the Mikes for lunch with that putt. 



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17th Hole...


Will admires Brad's tee shot to 12 feet on 17. And he got the bird.


Film at 11. 

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Somewhere after the turn...



Brad 39
MW 45
OZ 47
Will 50



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Mike (Oz) off the tee on 8


He missed the green, but up and in for a par. We are playing Hi Lo with the Mikes against the Non-Mikes for lunch.


His par gave us a decisive lead heading into the turn.


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6th Hole



We tee off under the watchful gaze of the golf gods...



Fortunately, my slice returned when it was needed on this big dogleg right.



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5th Hole...


The number 1 handicap on the course. Got a bogey.


In this wind,  bogeys were good.



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My drive on 2...


... almost made it to the green. From the tips. With a wind assist. 


245 yards in one swing to get this close. Then it took me three more swings to get the ball into the hole  from here. Golf is a weird game. 


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Semi-Live Blogging Lincoln Park


It's  a windy blustery day. I was not going to blog this round but I am doing well so I changed my mind. Playing with Brad, will, and Oz. Here, in the company of the golf gods on the roof of the Legion of Honor.  


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Saturday, June 4, 2016

19th Hole at 5th Annual Alister MacKenzie Benefit Tournament to Save Sharp Park


 A fine finish to a great day with good food, drink, cool items up for bid in a silent auction, fun raffle prizes, and concluding remarks by the San Francisco Public Golf Association leadership.


I was outbid on a foursome at Pasatiempo...


... but Roy won this framed mirrored Bud Light sign.


I think it will look great in his living room.

I don't think Budweiser was a sponsor, but they seemed to be disproportionately represented among the raffle prizes. Just sayin...

My pin-high 320 yard drive on 17

No. Really. This actually happened.
I am calling random passers by to come look at this.
It was with a 30 knot wind assist, and took a few cart path bounces in the right direction, but it really happened. A tough pin position defeated our up and in birdie attempt, but we got the par. 



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Roy on 17th Tee


Roy strides confidently into the 17th tee box...


... and smacks his drive into the lagoon on the right.


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I've identified a problem in Brad's swing...


The upper and lower half of his body are not working together in a smooth coordinated swing. This can create some serious back problems.



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Panoramas on 16


It wasn't Stuart's best drive.


Not Roy's either. Brad managed to get us within 160 yards after driving into the teeth of a stiff wind, and I put it on the green with 19 degree hybrid. We got our team par on the hole.


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Another (Near) Triumph on the 15th

Documenting my birdie putt with Bob's Tree in the background.
Who knows why a bad golfer can reliably play bad golf, yet consistently beat one tough hole?

The par 3 15th is a blind tee shot to a dome green, protected by a sand trap and a ball eating tree (aka "Bob's Tree"). It's 134 yards on the card but usually plays more like 145 - a 7 iron for me. Today with a crossing/following wind, I hit a high 9 iron and the wind carried it 10 feet past. Not good enough for "closest to the hole" but enough to best my foursome.  And what about that putt?

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So I got the par. I'm happy with that. 

Brad's approach on 13..


... and in his own words "a worm burning hook into the frog preserve."



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