2020 Golf Thread II (Fall + Winter)

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Golf is a 4 letter word!!!!!
Hit 6 fairways on Saturday. Was 13 over on those holes.
Missed 8 fairways. Was 4 over on those holes.
Stupid game. Worst round in 3-5 years.
I'm going fishing this weekend.

But will be golfing next week weekend.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Haha...more like:

I may have, way back in the day. Don't any more. Broke a club in high school. Had to go 2 weeks without it...that sucked. Can get rid of them on ebay and at least put it in a dark box for a slow journey to punish the club!

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Picture reminds me of playing golf with an old VT buddy. Had free corporate balls so he would knock them in the woods, water etc for fun (Favorite quote as he wasted them "obviously I used up all the good shots in that ball"). One day a guy in my foursome grabbed the box in his cart on the first hole and said he would give Tom one every time he seriously lost a ball. So Tom plays the round only losing three balls. Guy hands him the box on the eighteenth green and says Tom, so proud of you playing this seriously. Tom immediately throws the box with eight balls in it in the lake followed by the last one he played with.

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

I made an eagle at Pohick Bay yesterday (#6). It's a shorter Par 5, it played about 460 yards and is a dog leg left. A hammered a pure drive, then a 3-hybrid to within about 6-8 feet. (Honestly I can't even remember because nerves.)

Also, I got my clubs regripped and they feel great. I've only been putting that off for about 10-or-so years.

Regripping your clubs is one of the most underrated things to do. Granted I play 4-6 times a week, but I regrip my clubs at least once a year. Proper sizing is also very important.

ME Class of '16
VA --> AL
I'd rather be golfing.

DIY'ing it is also very therapeutic, oddly enough.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Old school, or air compressor?

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Old school, but I use my propane torch to burn the old tape off lol.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.


If you've ever used the compressor for cords, and had them blow out, you'd go old school every time.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

That happened to me once for sure. I usually try to leave a paper towel roll over it to help but then decided it wasn't worth it haha.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Congrats. I was playing Auburn Hills a while back and on the 480 yd par 5 18th, did similar. 2nd shot was a 5 wood, put it within 6 ft. Stoked! Auburn Hills geeens are small with lots of undulations. I missed the eagle putt, but got a birdie.
Regripping. It was just said, most underrated thing to do, had my irons and gap wedges done and had grip diameter increased, has helped a ton.
Waiting on doing it to my driver, woods, n hybrids as i think i want to redo shafts at same time. I need to get my swing evaluated for that. Hoping to do that soon and finish my clubs.
Golf is therapeutic for me. Love it, wish i had more time. Love these threads!

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I want to play Auburn Hills at some point. That's where I interviewed Bud way back in 2014. Everyone there was very accommodating.

Last time I played Auburn Hills was 6-7 years ago. Two things I remember were the greens were tough and I hit a good tee shot on hole 1, right side of the fairway. Went to hit my second shot and the ball was a foot above my feet (in the fairway). Being from VB, I was not used to that. I really liked the course but my buddies thought is was to hard. I've played Draper Valley many times. One of my favorites in the area. Does anybody know anything about Thorn Springs in Pulaski? Is it worth playing?

If you didn't like having a lie that is a foot above your feet in the fairway, you wouldn't like my home course. Sometimes you have to to hit the belt high fastball...

Auburn Hills is much improved. There are several holes in the back property ( 4, 5, 6, 13 (sort of), and 15) which are narrow and tight. So tight the fairways suffered from not enough light. I put my woods away on these holes. Result: 89. They are much better now. The greens are pretty good, they are small with good roll, with a LOT of undulations that make putting tuff. Fun course and inexpensive.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I suck at golf, but it's fun. It would probably help if I played more than twice a year and wasn't always hammered.

So...this?

Yes. But I have less hair.

Wait...I thought there was a rule that you had to be drunk when you played.

Anybody use the Grint App? Its a combination of GPS/Stat Tracker (fairways hit, penalties, etc.) and social media app (lets you know when your friends start a round to make you feel depressed.

Nope but I will now. I want to make all my friends feel depressed when I'm golfing 3x a week and they're working. Thank you

Jack Bauer fears no one. Except Xavier Adibi.

My friends are all on the Grint and will text each other when we play rounds and set lines for the others to gamble on.

Nice.

Shot 78 at Meadowcreek in Charlottesville 2 weekends ago. Tied my personal best and only the 3rd round in the 70s ever.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Golf fall/winter season. Where my great state of AZ shafts its locals by charging them no less than 100 for a course I paid 30 bucks to play 2 months ago.

Other than that I leave in 2 weeks to play in a buddies member/guest in FL. looking forward to that.

I hit 6 trees today at Providence in Richmond. Played at Willow Oaks last Monday. Loved playing right by the James River. Weather could have been better.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Playing at the Foundry in Richmond tomorrow. Only my 4th full round since my 13mo son was born. Very much looking forward to it.

Best course in the 804, hands down. And they shoot a canon.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I tend to agree but I do really like CCV River as well.

Not sure how long FootJoy has had these but you can up your golf shoe game. They have four different shoes to choose from and you can customize the colors to your liking. They ain't cheap at $200+ but they do look good.

Playing Pinehurst #1 tomorrow, got my ass kicked last time but here I come back for more

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I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Played the back 9 of EP Blue this morning. Shot a 45. Left a few shots out there and a triple killed an otherwise solid round.

You go, Joe!

I'm supposed to play a reciprocal course on Friday (Cape Cod National, which is a great track), but the forecast is for wind, rain, and temps in the mid-40's. That's a little out of my comfort zone, will probably want to pass on that.

Last Friday I had one of the craziest birdies ever. Went driver, driver, 56 wedge on a 450 yard par 4. Terrible first drive of about ~190 to the wrong side of the dog leg. Then went driver off the deck to about pin high, 15 yards right of the green, and chipped in.

Trying to get as many weekday holes in as possible before daylight savings

I'm moving to Hawaii next week for the military (very lucky, I know). Any other Hawaii Hokies, or those who have visited out there, that can give some recommendations for the golf? I've looked up a bunch of courses, but wanted to get some actual insight from others.

Hawaii has some great golf. You have to play Kapalua...even if for just the views...just make sure you always hit uphill! On big island Waikoloa. Kaua'i has a couple good courses. Liked Kiahuna the best (Poipu Bay also solid)

We put the K in Kwality

Yes, you MUST play Kapalua if on Maui. Not just because the pros play on it just because it's an awesome course, though it helps to know where you're hitting. Additionally, play the Bay Course (Plantation is the one the pros play), it's much more fair and actually has some holes directly on the ocean, I found it much more enjoyable than Plantation and is also less than half the price. Also, Makena which is on the "south" coast (which also hosts a handful of other great courses at very exclusive resorts) of Maui is tough but also unique, you'll be hitting shots over lava rocks as hazards so bring your A-game...crazy elevation changes.

I've never played them but supposedly the two courses on Lanai are the best in the state, though you have to take a ferry to get there.

Played Shawnee on Delaware in Pennsylvania last weekend - 45 holes over 2 days in a group outing. First ive played in a year due to surgeries. I flat out sucked, but it was fun to be swingin again. Also used those bionic gloves i had talked about to protect my hand issues. They had a pretty nice feel and seemed to work for protection.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Johnson, my man, what are you doing??????

Johnson Wagner in Bermuda

Oh, shooting your lowest round in 13 months????
Well, go on then.
(I dig the orange gator belt though!!!)

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

That's gold.

Ole' Johnson is sneaking around chicken coop.

We put the K in Kwality

Love that he has the 70s porn stash.

We put the K in Kwality

It seems fuller than ever before. And then there's the Budweiser hat.......fully dipped.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Liberty loss is on me. We were already 0-2 on my golf outings since the season started but I couldn't turn down an invite to play Prestonwood. Ended up shooting another personal best of 73 (not from the tips only 6K yards). Too bad it cost us another loss. Going to switch to Sunday golf if I play again this fall.