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hmfc_liam06
3 hours ago, Bigsmak said:

 

I know - We are very lucky here - I think it is £834 + 60 on my bar card.    

 

I can take people onto Number 1 

Member and 1 Guest £12.00

Member and 2 Guests £28.00

Member and 3 Guests £48.00

 

Number 2 is 

Member and 1 Guest £8.00

Member and 2 Guests £18.00

Member and 3 Guests £30.00

 

How good is that. But I am only allowed to take the same person on 1 time per month. 

 

Hiya Bigsmak, hiya pal

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Samuel Camazzola
5 hours ago, Bigsmak said:

 

I know - We are very lucky here - I think it is £834 + 60 on my bar card.    

 

I can take people onto Number 1 

Member and 1 Guest £12.00

Member and 2 Guests £28.00

Member and 3 Guests £48.00

 

Number 2 is 

Member and 1 Guest £8.00

Member and 2 Guests £18.00

Member and 3 Guests £30.00

 

How good is that. But I am only allowed to take the same person on 1 time per month. 

Was meant to say, bit of a different pricing structure for guests. Usually the guest fee is constant or lowered if more players are introduced. Gullane seem to increase the guest fee per head when more come to play. 

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Tommy Brown

Just played Harburn and done a stupid mistake, but now I'm unsure of what I should have done.

Put my ball quite close to a fence.

I decided to chip it into the bunker.

I was standing standing on a path to play the shot.

Now I'm thinking, I had the chance of taking relief from the path.

But the nearest point closest to the hole would have been another bunker.

Do you drop in a bunker?

Played the game for donkeys and never encountered this.

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merrymac
38 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

Just played Harburn and done a stupid mistake, but now I'm unsure of what I should have done.

Put my ball quite close to a fence.

I decided to chip it into the bunker.

I was standing standing on a path to play the shot.

Now I'm thinking, I had the chance of taking relief from the path.

But the nearest point closest to the hole would have been another bunker.

Do you drop in a bunker?

Played the game for donkeys and never encountered this.

Hi Tommy,

Firstly - the path may have been an integral part of the course so no relief might have been available.

If it was through a local rule then relief would have been available and drop within the designated limits. As far as I can see if that's in a bunker so be it.

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joondalupjambo

So under the new rules a three ball from different households cannot sit together in the club after a game?   Is that right because of the two household element of the rule?

 

 

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neal-jambos
29 minutes ago, joondalupjambo said:

So under the new rules a three ball from different households cannot sit together in the club after a game?   Is that right because of the two household element of the rule?

 

 

I was wondering that as well. Can play a 4 ball, but then you would need to split up to go for a pint after. 

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joondalupjambo
6 minutes ago, neal-jambos said:

I was wondering that as well. Can play a 4 ball, but then you would need to split up to go for a pint after. 

Even under the old rules a four ball, unless some were related could not meet / sit together after a game because the rule was up to 8 people from maximum of three households. Four playets from four separate households was a no.  Our club has been 3 maximum since the 're-opening of the clubhouse.

 

That is why I was asking because now it looks like three balls need to split up which is going to stop folk going into the club house I would have thought if true.

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neal-jambos
1 minute ago, joondalupjambo said:

Even under the old rules a four ball, unless some were related could not meet / sit together after a game because the rule was up to 8 people from maximum of three households. Four playets from four separate households was a no.  Our club has been 3 maximum since the 're-opening of the clubhouse.

 

That is why I was asking because now it looks like three balls need to split up which is going to stop folk going into the club house I would have thought if true.

I didn't even think of that because our clubhouse has allowed you to sit in your 4 ball in the bar area so I didn't even think of the 3 households rule. 

 

I agree, people will stop going into the clubhouse if that's the case. I think ours has been fairly busy for meals, but the bar area always seems fairly empty, even when the FA cup final was on.

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joondalupjambo
1 minute ago, neal-jambos said:

I didn't even think of that because our clubhouse has allowed you to sit in your 4 ball in the bar area so I didn't even think of the 3 households rule. 

 

I agree, people will stop going into the clubhouse if that's the case. I think ours has been fairly busy for meals, but the bar area always seems fairly empty, even when the FA cup final was on.

Pretty sure lots of clubs broke the four ball rule but it was clear from Scottish Golf and R&A what was expected from what I read after it was issued by our club.  Think that will be the reason clubhouses have been quiet if followed.

 

If this new rule hits three balls then I cannot see anyone going in unless it is two balls.  Assuming clubs follow the rules that is.  

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neal-jambos
Just now, joondalupjambo said:

Pretty sure lots of clubs broke the four ball rule but it was clear from Scottish Golf and R&A what was expected from what I read after it was issued by our club.  Think that will be the reason clubhouses have been quiet if followed.

 

If this new rule hits three balls then I cannot see anyone going in unless it is two balls.  Assuming clubs follow the rules that is.  

I totally agree. I was aware of the rules and observe them in other bars and restaurants. It's like you just go into auto-pilot when you're leaving the 18th and someone suggests a pint. I think folk will be more wary now.

The first few rounds it was weird having to remind myself not to shake hands after the round. Now you wonder if you'll ever go back to shaking hands.

 

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joondalupjambo
9 minutes ago, neal-jambos said:

I totally agree. I was aware of the rules and observe them in other bars and restaurants. It's like you just go into auto-pilot when you're leaving the 18th and someone suggests a pint. I think folk will be more wary now.

The first few rounds it was weird having to remind myself not to shake hands after the round. Now you wonder if you'll ever go back to shaking hands.

 

Yeah agree auto pilot is the right word.  I still say to folk take the flag out will you when on the green.  Sad thing is some go and do it😃😃 Mind you we are all old so can play the age card😃😃

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Victorian

My club emailed a reminder based on the updated rules.   Official rules had not really been strictly observed tbh and we are reminded that the rules set out will very much apply now.   I think it's a tad fortunate that golf seems to have been spared a return to golf playing restrictions of two households.   At least the competitions can be completed.    There's bound to be an effect on bar use now.

 

I was planning on using the club as my only place to go for a night out.   It stays open until the evening on a Friday.   I can easily see the hours being reviewed on a daily basis,  based on numbers in the bar.   My lifeboat of a venue to go for a relaxed few pints could be kyboshed.

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Samuel Camazzola
9 minutes ago, Victorian said:

My club emailed a reminder based on the updated rules.   Official rules had not really been strictly observed tbh and we are reminded that the rules set out will very much apply now.   I think it's a tad fortunate that golf seems to have been spared a return to golf playing restrictions of two households.   At least the competitions can be completed.    There's bound to be an effect on bar use now.

 

I was planning on using the club as my only place to go for a night out.   It stays open until the evening on a Friday.   I can easily see the hours being reviewed on a daily basis,  based on numbers in the bar.   My lifeboat of a venue to go for a relaxed few pints could be kyboshed.

Fourballs with four different households seems sensible to retain. (Although I rarely play in a four these days). Would have been silly to apply restrictions. 

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3 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Fourballs with four different households seems sensible to retain. (Although I rarely play in a four these days). Would have been silly to apply restrictions. 

 

It's easy to keep a distance on a golf course but it's a bit lucky tbh.   It could have been included in the new general rules for consistency.

 

The last few comps over the next 3 weeks.   Pairs in a group of 4 and then two medals of 3.   Splitting up to in for a few drinks is a pain but it is what it is.

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Samuel Camazzola
13 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

It's easy to keep a distance on a golf course but it's a bit lucky tbh.   It could have been included in the new general rules for consistency.

 

The last few comps over the next 3 weeks.   Pairs in a group of 4 and then two medals of 3.   Splitting up to in for a few drinks is a pain but it is what it is.

I'm sure if team sports can continue to be permitted, restricting the numbers on a golf course would have been very poor and shortsighted (but not surprising by government form). 

 

For your post game drinks, just get a couple of junior players under 12 to make up your fourball and you won't need to split up! 😄

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Victorian
14 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

I'm sure if team sports can continue to be permitted, restricting the numbers on a golf course would have been very poor and shortsighted (but not surprising by government form). 

 

For your post game drinks, just get a couple of junior players under 12 to make up your fourball and you won't need to split up! 😄

 

I'll be having a few pints even if I have to perch on my own.   

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Samuel Camazzola

Struggled with the heavier, autumn parkland fairways today. Was catching too many wedge shots on the heavy side. Putted well but felt I left about six shots out there despite making buffer. 

 

 

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Struggled with the heavier, autumn parkland fairways today. Was catching too many wedge shots on the heavy side. Putted well but felt I left about six shots out there despite making buffer. 

 

 

 

Been like that for me since start of August after those rains. My GIR has plummeted. 

 

Drives either not getting any run or approach shots coming up short.

 

The joys of the parkland course!

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Struggled with the heavier, autumn parkland fairways today. Was catching too many wedge shots on the heavy side. Putted well but felt I left about six shots out there despite making buffer. 

 

 

 

Been like that for me since start of August after those rains. My GIR has plummeted. 

 

Drives either not getting any run or approach shots coming up short.

 

The joys of the parkland course!

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The Mighty Thor

Goswick today in that wind 😂

 

Greens were fantastic but like lightning downwind. 

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Samuel Camazzola
1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Been like that for me since start of August after those rains. My GIR has plummeted. 

 

Drives either not getting any run or approach shots coming up short.

 

The joys of the parkland course!

There seems to be a better spell of weather as well as wind forecast so hopefully it helps firm the course up a bit. Getting plenty mud balls but lift, clean and place is in play. 

 

Two birdie 2s today so will gain a wee return in that sweep. 😊

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hmfc_liam06
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

There seems to be a better spell of weather as well as wind forecast so hopefully it helps firm the course up a bit. Getting plenty mud balls but lift, clean and place is in play. 

 

Two birdie 2s today so will gain a wee return in that sweep. 😊

 

You should have come over my way for today, we had a scramble on, some cracking prizes too.

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Samuel Camazzola
53 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

You should have come over my way for today, we had a scramble on, some cracking prizes too.

I do like a scramble. 

 

Is your place planning to shoehorn the par 3 open into the schedule before the main season ends? 

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hmfc_liam06
1 minute ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

I do like a scramble. 

 

Is your place planning to shoehorn the par 3 open into the schedule before the main season ends? 

 

It's next Sunday 👍

 

£10 entry. £125 top prize.

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Samuel Camazzola
2 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

It's next Sunday 👍

 

£10 entry. £125 top prize.

Cheers. Will check availability etc... 👍 

 

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hmfc_liam06
12 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Cheers. Will check availability etc... 👍 

 

 

Plenty just now, we only just started advertising it the other day.

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Armageddon

Why are Powakaddys so expensive?!

 

Needing to change an 18 hole lead acid battery for a 36 hole lithium, the battery is £250 plus I think it needs some 'jiggery pokery' to do something to the 240v to 260v change, or a new trolley is £550 - total pain in the hoop.

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Armageddon
2 hours ago, Armageddon said:

Why are Powakaddys so expensive?!

 

Needing to change an 18 hole lead acid battery for a 36 hole lithium, the battery is £250 plus I think it needs some 'jiggery pokery' to do something to the 240v to 260v change, or a new trolley is £550 - total pain in the hoop.

 

******* cancel that - £599 is the only one I can get in stock with a 36 hole battery.

 

AND they have changed all the accessories so needing the brolly and scorecard holder - kind of raging but feel better after posting here!!  Anyway, collecting later, starting to wish I had a girl that loved a dance class, surely that's got to be cheaper than kitting the boy out??

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Tommy Brown
24 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

******* cancel that - £599 is the only one I can get in stock with a 36 hole battery.

 

AND they have changed all the accessories so needing the brolly and scorecard holder - kind of raging but feel better after posting here!!  Anyway, collecting later, starting to wish I had a girl that loved a dance class, surely that's got to be cheaper than kitting the boy out??

 

Anyone recommend a cheaper brand of electric trolley.

I'm the same,  just dont want to spend £600.

 

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Irufushi

Carry it. 

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Tommy Brown
2 hours ago, Irufushi said:

Carry it. 

Don't mind in Winter and Summer (when you know it's staying dry).

Keep the bag as empty as possible.

 

Getting auld and weak.

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Irufushi
22 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

Don't mind in Winter and Summer (when you know it's staying dry).

Keep the bag as empty as possible.

 

Getting auld and weak.

😂. Couldn’t advise you on electric trolleys, always wanted one but I could never justify paying vast sums for one, not nowadays anyway as I rarely get a game. 

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Victorian

I'm still donkeying the bag around the course.   Even though I'm old and wrecked.    

 

Couple of medals left and it's time for the bats to hibernate for the winter.   Any chance of some great drying out weather 'cos I can't handle the zero run conditions.   

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Armageddon
5 hours ago, Tommy Brown said:

 

Anyone recommend a cheaper brand of electric trolley.

I'm the same,  just dont want to spend £600.

 

 

Haha I’ve an PowaKaddy FW3 about to get punted, the battery needs replaced but it’s the ‘plug and play‘ version so the PowaKaddy lithium or lead acid works, scorecard and umbrella holder holder - yours for £599 😆

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Samuel Camazzola

Hopefully John Daly comes through fighting fit from his bladder cancer treatment. 

 

A real maverick and character of the game. Some of the pros have belting stories about him. Not many guys nowadays will enter a major as a reserve, borrow the caddy of the guy you're stepping in for then go on and win it! 😄

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Barack

Played first 9 holes of golf since November last year, while back visiting the parents last week.

 

Winter's coming. See everybody next year.👋🏻👍🏻

 

 

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jambo89
On 14/09/2020 at 12:46, Armageddon said:

Why are Powakaddys so expensive?!

 

Needing to change an 18 hole lead acid battery for a 36 hole lithium, the battery is £250 plus I think it needs some 'jiggery pokery' to do something to the 240v to 260v change, or a new trolley is £550 - total pain in the hoop.

 

I have only just joined a golf club and taken up the sport so don't really know much about equipment, but can you not just buy a 2nd hand one off facebook like the one attached?

powakaddy.png

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Armageddon
8 hours ago, jambo89 said:

 

I have only just joined a golf club and taken up the sport so don't really know much about equipment, but can you not just buy a 2nd hand one off facebook like the one attached?

powakaddy.png


All the models with a 36 hole battery are the older models from what the boy currently has, it also needs to be a lithium battery.

 

I picked it up last night from Perth PowaKaddy £617, FX5 36 hole model plus the brolly holder, scorecard holder and drinks holder and while adding them on the boy gave me a free seat attachment. 

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hmfc_liam06

My 18 hole Motocaddy battery gets round 36 no bother.

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jambo89

Does any one know of any 'pitch and putt' (Par 3 golf course)?

 

My mates laddie just got a set of golf clubs and thought it would be good to take the wee man on a day out. 

 

It seems like there were loads about when i was growing up but can't find any nowadays. 

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merrymac
39 minutes ago, jambo89 said:

Does any one know of any 'pitch and putt' (Par 3 golf course)?

 

My mates laddie just got a set of golf clubs and thought it would be good to take the wee man on a day out. 

 

It seems like there were loads about when i was growing up but can't find any nowadays. 

The Wee Course at North Berwick - specifically for kids.👍

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Bigsmak
3 minutes ago, merrymac said:

The Wee Course at North Berwick - specifically for kids.👍

 

Great shout - This is a great little course.  There is also the free course at Gullane on the green for kids.  Its not much but has about 6 holes all with little greens the longest is about 90 yrds.  It free to just walk onto and adults can play if they have a kid with them.  Also - its right next to the pub - The Old Clubhouse - where you can pop in for a drink straight after.  

 

If you come into Gullane from the Edinburgh side, its a couple of hundred yards into the village on the right hand side - you cant miss it. 

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Samuel Camazzola
3 hours ago, jambo89 said:

Does any one know of any 'pitch and putt' (Par 3 golf course)?

 

My mates laddie just got a set of golf clubs and thought it would be good to take the wee man on a day out. 

 

It seems like there were loads about when i was growing up but can't find any nowadays. 

Edinburgh based? 

 

King's Acre has a little set up as part of their academy. Swanston has the 9 hole par three 'Temple' course. 

 

On Fife, Wellsgreen has a course aimed at juniors. 

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jambo89
4 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Edinburgh based? 

 

King's Acre has a little set up as part of their academy. Swanston has the 9 hole par three 'Temple' course. 

 

On Fife, Wellsgreen has a course aimed at juniors. 

 

Broxburn, West Lothian.

 

There used to be one in Livingston when I was growing up, but is now the Civic centre. 

 

Google was throwing a load of rubbish about pubs and leisure centres!

 

Swanston looks good too and the wellsgreen course has wee bunkers and water hazards! looks pretty good and Would give the wee man a challenge

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola
17 minutes ago, jambo89 said:

 

Broxburn, West Lothian.

 

There used to be one in Livingston when I was growing up, but is now the Civic centre. 

 

Google was throwing a load of rubbish about pubs and leisure centres!

 

Swanston looks good too and the wellsgreen course has wee bunkers and water hazards! looks pretty good and Would give the wee man a challenge

 

 

I know there is a course in the Linlithgow area that had a lot going on in respect of junior coaching etc. It may have what you're looking for. 

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merrymac
2 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

I know there is a course in the Linlithgow area that had a lot going on in respect of junior coaching etc. It may have what you're looking for. 

Kingsfield.

Good set up for kids .Think the Stephen Gallagher foundation is  based there.

Its a nine hole course but not purely par 3.

Good driving range.

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Samuel Camazzola
34 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Kingsfield.

Good set up for kids .Think the Stephen Gallagher foundation is  based there.

Its a nine hole course but not purely par 3.

Good driving range.

That's the one. Kurt Mungall had a bit of input into the coaching back in the day. 👍 

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merrymac
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

That's the one. Kurt Mungall had a bit of input into the coaching back in the day. 👍 

Its a good set up.

My friend David Burns runs the Taylor Made Fitting Centre there. He is coach to Robert McIntyre and caddied for him for a spell last year.

What a life!!

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kila

Is Vogrie Park still going? Was a fun 9 hole course.

 

Google results seem to suggest it's now foot golf 😐 

 

 

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