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Gower and Holmes

I went to Gower and Holmes Parks this morning. At Gower I birdied #2 while parring the rest to end at -1. At Holmes I birdied #2 and #6 while throwing a bogey on #4 to finish at -1. That left me at -2 for 18 holes. That isn't bad for me, but I can throw much better. I had birdie looks at Gower on #1, 3, 7, 8, and 9. At Holmes I was struggling off the tee, but I still had looks at #1, 3, 5, and 7.

Added by Kraig on July 1, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Greer

Bill and Carla and I met at Greer this evening and Bill and I played a round. I started out okay but the wheels came off putting on #4. Then I teed off on #5 but threw to the wrong spot. I really had a hard time getting out of that funk until the 14th hole. I ended up at +5 which isn't too bad for me.

Added by Kraig on June 30, 2009 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Walhalla

This morning I met Bill and Carla to go to the Walhalla course to play a round. Bill invited his friend Nathan and Nathan brought his nephew Joe. So the five of us headed over to Walhalla to play. Poor Nathan has the gout and it was painful for him to get around. He also had to throw flat-footed much of the time because he couldn't step into his throws. That handicap dropped him down to where I could compete with him! Nathan's a pretty good player. His nephew Joe is a good little player for his… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 29, 2009 at 8:35pm — 1 Comment

Greer Doubles

Bill talked me into playing doubles at Greer this evening. I was teamed with a guy named Austin who is a much better player than I am. We threw -6 for a 48 to place 3rd. I really struggled with my teeshots, but playing with Austin meant that my teeshots were not going to be used anyway. We won $13 for finishing 3rd. It cost $5 to play plus a dollar for the ace pool. I let Austin take the odd dollar since he carried us, so I broke even in cash. There were 18 for doubles which I think is the most… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Century Park

I called Bill and met him and Carla thi evening for 18 holes at Century Park in Greer. I threw a +5 with a couple of ugly holes, but overall it was pretty so-so for me. I hadn't played for a couple of weeks and miss Bill and Carla. I had mowed for over an hour before going so I was a little tired when I got there. Being a little tired usually helps my sidearm throws.

Added by Kraig on June 22, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

100 Putts

I hit the back yard basket for 100 putts.

Added by Kraig on June 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

100+ Back Yard Putts

I took a pair of putters to the basket out back and found the old 12 and 24 foot markers. I have 12 and 24 feet marked in 45 degree increments around the basket, then I move back in two foot segments while I work my way around the basket. With 2 putts from each spot that makes for 112 putts. I was pretty good until I reached 20 feet, then my putting was pretty erratic. That should come back with practice.

Added by Kraig on June 9, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

100+ discs at Greenville Middle School

I went to the big field at Greenville Middle School to throw this evening. I threw over 100 discs, practicing sidearms, backhands, tomahawks, thumbers, rollers, and approaches. My sidearm is about 260 to 290 consistently while my backhand is a puny 150 to 175 feet. Tomahawks are about 150, thumbers around 230. Rollers are 300 + but are also all over the place. If I can learn to control the rollers, it would help my game. I also learned what tomahawks do when I throw them. It might be a useful… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 8, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Greer- 36 Holes

I called Bill after work today and he and Carla met me at Greer for a round. I played up and down the first time around and threw a +6 60. Bill wanted to go a second round and I played a little better and finished +2 at 56. 60 and 56 are the same scores that I posted at the Iron Man single disc tournament at Greer in the early spring. I putted much better the second time around and drove more consistently even though I was tiring and losing distance. I always enjoy Bill and Carla's company and… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 3, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Timmons - Back Nine

I played the back nine at Timmons after work today. After the first hole (#10) I talked briefly with Chad as he was coming down to play some before weekly doubles. My putting was sorry today as I missed 4 putts in the 20 to 25 foot range - a par and three birdies. I bogeyed #11 and birdied #17 to play an even round. I am thinking about buying one of Bill's baskets to practice putting in the back yard and start throwing long over at Greenville Middle School.

Added by Kraig on June 2, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Timmons - Front Nine

After work I started laundry then ran over to Timmons to get in a quick nine holes. I ran into Bill Meeks and his neighbor John. When I teed off on #4 they had just teed off on #5. They had played Greer and were finishing up with Timmons. I was trying to work on using my sidearm with my short game, so scoring was a little erratic. I parred my way through the first four, then had a great tee shot on #5. But my approach flopped next to the basket and stood up and rolled down the hill and into the… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 1, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Timmons - Front Nine

After work I started laundry then ran over to Timmons to get in a quick nine holes. I ran into Bill Meeks and his neighbor John. When I teed off on #4 they had just teed off on #5. They had played Greer and were finishing up with Timmons. I was trying to work on using my sidearm with my short game, so scoring was a little erratic. I parred my way through the first four, then had a great tee shot on #5. But my approach flopped next to the basket and stood up and rolled down the hill and into the… Continue

Added by Kraig on June 1, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Holmes - Squishy Round

I played a quick nine after this afternoon's rain. It was even par with bogeys on 4 and 6 and birdies on 2 and 5. I was throwing okay and should have had a couple of strokes along the way. After the rain with course was very squishy. With rain coming nearly every day the mosquitoes are as big as B-52s. I need to get a can of skeeter repellent.

Added by Kraig on May 27, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Greer Front Nine

I went to Greer and played the front nine only. I bogeyed 2 and 3 and birdied 8. I got into poison ivy several times so I didn't wit for it to take hold. So I got home and washed the oil off. I am very sore from the weekend and also feel pretty sore.

Added by Kraig on May 26, 2009 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Holmes Park - Quick Round

I took today off work and was out and about after sleeping in this morning. I passed close to Holmes, so I dropped in and played a quick nine holes. I threw even par with a birdie on #5 and a bogey on #8. Out of the tee I am throwing consistently about 60 feet longer but I have yet to translate the added distance into better scores. I am feeling much more comfortable throwing side-armed instead of back-handed and I'm hitting my marks more consistently. I took Nathan's advice and have been… Continue

Added by Kraig on May 15, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Century Park

After a miserable day at work I went to Century in Greer. Bill and Carla's truck was there and I saw them off in the distance. Bill was just finishing a round with another player after he and Carla had been cleaning out the mess around #10.

I didn't play especially well, but I never do when I have been angry. And I was angry all day at work today. I ended up +7 and only threw one birdie. But it was good to unwind with Bill and Carla.

Added by Kraig on May 12, 2009 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Timmons - Front Nine

I went back to Timmons to try the front nine. I ended up at +4, which is a terrible score. But I wasted a lot of strokes on #8 with some indecisive putting. I also had a couple of odd things happen . I am still throwing longer but I was off just enough to cause a lot of trouble. +4 was a bad score even when I was struggling to throw at all. But I felt like the score was an aberration. I birdied #1 and #6, a circle 5 on #5, a 6 on #8, and a 4 on #9.

Added by Kraig on May 7, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Timmons - Back Nine

I finally make it back to Timmons to play. I only wanted to play nine and there was a slow group of young lovers on #1 so I went to the back nine. It has been a long time since I played Timmons and I am throwing much longer than I was before. I ended up +1 for the nine holes, but that was after opening with 3 straight bogeys. I followed them with two birdies and parred my way out. I made a great putt to save par on #16. It was about 35 feet that had to ess right then left around a pair of… Continue

Added by Kraig on May 5, 2009 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Colonial Estates

After class I thought that I would pass by Colonial Estates on the way to Griffin. It wasn't covered up like when I drove by before. I jumped in and stated playing but I found that the course is even harder to follow than it was two years ago. It has changed quite a bit but it isn't marked at all. I like to play this course but until you figure it out you need a local to guide you around it. I threw pretty well today but my putting was awful.



I can see why this course is popular with… Continue

Added by Kraig on April 21, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Griffin Park - Sans the Stout Wind

My buddy Lou called today. He had been out on a bike ride and wanted to throw a round in the afternoon. We went over to Griffin and played. Unlike Wednesday the big winds weren't there. I played much better without them. I was also putting pretty well. I had gone out putting and throwing at the facility before Lou came in from his ride. I think that practicing putting in the stout wind really helped my putting without the wind. I was much more confident and putting straight into the chains.

Added by Kraig on April 18, 2009 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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