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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sharp Park in the Mud

 Perhaps my best swing of the day. 
I forewarned the usual suspects that we would be playing a round in between winter storms, which means a muddy course. Bob and Stuart confirmed anyway.


The forecast held, weather was clear and cool, and the course was muddy. We didn't take the usual group shot until later in the round, as Bob did not join us until later in the round. You'll note in these screenshots that the course venue was specified in the e-mail invite subject header as well as the 8:30 tee-time. Just sayin'


Bob was still at Lincoln when we teed off. Surprisingly, he caught us on the 3rd tee. Impressive.


The course was as muddy as forecast. Winter rules. As it turns out, the Women's Club Tournament we thought was behind us skipped the canyon and jumped ahead of us anyway. This slowed things down a bit, even by Sunday public golf standards.  Willie was playing as a single and joined us in the canyon. He was best prepared among us to deal with typical Sunday muni delays.

Folding seat, table attached to cart with drink, snacks, and music. Muni golf at it's finest.
In the hope of following up my decent outing at Lincoln with another sub 100 round, I decided to not attempt the usual live blog on the course. Instead we'll just post a few pictures from the day, with a focus on my new favorite blogging toy - animated gifs. Without further ado:

Stuart misses his putt on 10
I was feeling pretty good at the turn...

SJ 46
MW 49
BP 54
Bob out of jail in 10th fairway

Stuart on 12th tee
You'll note my drive on 12 is not heading toward the green.
Neither is my divot.
Yes, I hit a divot off the tee.

Bob on 14th tee

Traditional 17th Tee Portrait
Bob on 18

Willie on 18

Stuart on 18

Muddy but fun. Didn't quite get there (sub 100) but a great day at Sharp in tough conditions.

SJ - 89
BP - 100 
MW - 103

Saturday, December 3, 2016

19th Hole

I tripled on 18 but won't complain. Any time I break 100 is a good day. Kyle was appreciative of  his first experience at Lincoln. Sure, he was whining about the greens, but acknowledged that Lincoln offered some of the most spectacular vistas in golf. 

BF 93
MW 95
KF 98

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Other Bob brings it home on 18


After I explained that others have given up the game after losing a round to me, Bob smacked this 165 yards approach shot to put it on in regulation.


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17th Tee


We had some time to kill on the 17th tee waiting for the green to clear. Getting these two to line up properly for the traditional 17th hole portrait was like herding cats.



Got it right eventually.







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At the turn...


... I'm kicking ass.

MW 49
BF 50
KF 50

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Kyle safely out of the trap on 8th...


... and well over the green.



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6th Tee


Bob and Kyle are showing off for the golf gods.


Bob cut a bit too much off the corner. 

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5th Hole


This => "I need to borrow your beer for a prop levers drinking the Red Seal right now"

Was apparenetly accidently added to the post by google voice recognition overhearing a random conversation snippet. As a blogging originalist, I thought it best not to delete it.

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Kyle off the 4th tee


Striped it, - on his way to a bogey.


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Live Blogging Lincoln Park



Playing with the Feldscher boys. We had a late start because Bob set up the tee time. Except that he didn't. We had to hang around for about 45 minutes before they could fit us in.

I wasn't going to live blog this threesome but Bob insisted. He wanted Kyle to get The Full Lincoln Park Experience - so we'll be documenting the round. Kyle is already making excuses, claiming he has not played golf in months. Whatever.

Couldn't be a nicer day at Lincoln Park. Sunny, cool, no clouds, no wind - I have high hopes for my round.

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