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Stu_HMFC
7 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Really nice course. Quite flat, very tree lined.

 

Only real negative is getting there. You have to park in the public car park and then walk across the rail bridge then down to the course, it's about a 10 minute walk. I'd advise taking a carry bag then hiring a pull trolley when there as it's a pain in the arse taking the trolley on the bridge.

I like a flat course getting sick of the hilly courses out of breath before you take the shot haha. 👍

 

That's a bit of a pain with the walk to the course I'm going to have a look online now at it. Always fancied it. 

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Last medal I had one of my all too regular Jekyl & Hyde rounds.  Terrible going out and on the charge coming back.  Seems to be all the time now.  Had three putts of about 4-6 feet  not been missed coming back,  I would have been back in 31.  To be fair I drained 3 long ones in a row.  But I can't hope to have a score unless I can manage to get out in about 39 or something.  43 is no good.

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Bigsmak

Played KingHorn at Burnt island last night. 

 

What a lovely wee course. Short and tight with some friends being very close to tees and other fairways. But it's on great nick, and quite charming.  

 

Greens were in great condition and putting was true. Will definitely be back

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Summer meeting tomorrow at Gullane. It's 2 rounds over no.1 and no.2.  qualifying for the club champs etc.  

 

I'll be sore on Sunday.. And probably Monday through Thursday. 

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Carl Weathers

I'm pretty new to golf and wondered what the etiquette is for losing balls when you are just our for a practice game/bit of fun?

 

I was just dropping a ball roughly where I lost it and added a 1 shot penalty but see now that I should rehit from where the original shot was hit. I'm worried that will slow play. I just read something about hitting a provisional ball - is that standard practice?

 

Edit: I read a link that suggested it's acceptable for newbies to drop where the ball was lost but then to add 2 shots. Does that make more sense?

 

Cheers

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merrymac
23 minutes ago, Carl Weathers said:

I'm pretty new to golf and wondered what the etiquette is for losing balls when you are just our for a practice game/bit of fun?

 

I was just dropping a ball roughly where I lost it and added a 1 shot penalty but see now that I should rehit from where the original shot was hit. I'm worried that will slow play. I just read something about hitting a provisional ball - is that standard practice?

 

Edit: I read a link that suggested it's acceptable for newbies to drop where the ball was lost but then to add 2 shots. Does that make more sense?

 

Cheers

Hi mate, welcome to golf.

In competition you must hit another shot from where you played the lost ball and add a penalty shot. Hitting a provisional ball happens when you think that your first shot has a good chance of being lost, and it will save the time of having to return to the original spot after searching.

The R&A introduced a new rule last year which allows you to drop a ball on the fairway opposite (level with) where you thought the lost ball finished), and add 2 strokes. This though is an optional rule, which your golf club may or may not allow in competition.

In a bounce game you can do whatever you like , in agreement with your playing partner, although the 2 shot rule above is probably the most commonly used.

There are some good explanetory rules videos  on various subjects, try You Tube

Good luck with your golf in future

MM

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Carl Weathers
15 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Hi mate, welcome to golf.

In competition you must hit another shot from where you played the lost ball and add a penalty shot. Hitting a provisional ball happens when you think that your first shot has a good chance of being lost, and it will save the time of having to return to the original spot after searching.

The R&A introduced a new rule last year which allows you to drop a ball on the fairway opposite (level with) where you thought the lost ball finished), and add 2 strokes. This though is an optional rule, which your golf club may or may not allow in competition.

In a bounce game you can do whatever you like , in agreement with your playing partner, although the 2 shot rule above is probably the most commonly used.

There are some good explanetory rules videos  on various subjects, try You Tube

Good luck with your golf in future

MM

Thanks for the explanation. I need to stop losing so many balls!

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merrymac
13 minutes ago, Carl Weathers said:

Thanks for the explanation. I need to stop losing so many balls!

No problem

Welcome to the lost ball club! it has a large membership😂

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2 hours ago, Carl Weathers said:

Thanks for the explanation. I need to stop losing so many balls!

 

I have never bought new golf balls (though I did get some yellow lake balls a year ago when golf resumed under restrictions). I know the best spots to look if it's quiet when there's been a medal or something on prior and often end up with a collection of barely used Pro V1's. Which of course I end up losing myself.

 

The 2 shot penalty for dropping onto the fairway is a good one to go with and really helps speed up play for normal rounds and the private sweeps. During competition play I always hit a provisional if I'm in any doubt. It's something that could be encouraged more during competition play, especially with the influx of new golfers during the pandemic who are still learning the rules.

 

Stableford scoring also helps with lost balls because if you can no longer score a point on a hole then you just pick it up and move on.

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Section N Rules

Anyone played Kelso golf course? Is it a decent course? My home course is closed for the weekend for the Stephen Gallagher tournament so giving kelso a try out.

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Carl Weathers
2 hours ago, kila said:

 

I have never bought new golf balls (though I did get some yellow lake balls a year ago when golf resumed under restrictions). I know the best spots to look if it's quiet when there's been a medal or something on prior and often end up with a collection of barely used Pro V1's. Which of course I end up losing myself.

 

The 2 shot penalty for dropping onto the fairway is a good one to go with and really helps speed up play for normal rounds and the private sweeps. During competition play I always hit a provisional if I'm in any doubt. It's something that could be encouraged more during competition play, especially with the influx of new golfers during the pandemic who are still learning the rules.

 

Stableford scoring also helps with lost balls because if you can no longer score a point on a hole then you just pick it up and move on.

 

Appreciate that, cheers. 

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hmfc_liam06
4 hours ago, Section N Rules said:

Anyone played Kelso golf course? Is it a decent course? My home course is closed for the weekend for the Stephen Gallagher tournament so giving kelso a try out.

 

Meh...

 

Hirsel would be better. Unless that's your course :lol:

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Section N Rules
23 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Meh...

 

Hirsel would be better. Unless that's your course :lol:

Nah my course is Castle Park. I hear kelso is pretty flat which my old man will be happy about 😂

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Swahili Jambo

In my day, I thought I was a golfer (72 Braids 1 was my best), until I played Southerness, my that was an eye opener!!!

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hmfc_liam06

Anyone played The Machrie? They have a cracker of an open in September. £100 for 3 rounds, 1 practice and 2 competitive rounds.

 

Thinking about it...

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Victorian
7 hours ago, Swahili Jambo said:

In my day, I thought I was a golfer (72 Braids 1 was my best), until I played Southerness, my that was an eye opener!!!

 

72 'up the hill' is not a bad effort though.  It might be very short but you need to be accurate and some of the greens on the back 9 are challenging.  Nothing wrong with a 72 up there.

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merrymac
4 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

We're hosting a four man scramble with a fourball at Dumbarnie as top prize. Some other cracking prizes, fourball at Lundin Links, Auchterarder plus a few more. Powakaddy trolley up for grabs for nearest pin at 9th.

 

https://www.facebook.com/lochgellygolfclub

Good luck with that mate, top effort.

That will draw (how will I put it?) the questionables 😳 from far and wide.

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hmfc_liam06
6 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Good luck with that mate, top effort.

That will draw (how will I put it?) the questionables 😳 from far and wide.

 

Yeah no doubt, we'll be doing our best to have marshalls patrolling the course but cheats gonna cheat!

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Just now, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Yeah no doubt, we'll be doing our best to have marshalls patrolling the course but cheats gonna cheat!

Honestly stopped playing scrambles as it was embarrassing how the same people were winning event after event.

They have no shame obviously. 

I have played a couple of two man scrambles which are easier to monitor, and harder to cheat in.

Maybe worth a thought for the future.

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Samuel Camazzola
7 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

We're hosting a four man scramble with a fourball at Dumbarnie as top prize. Some other cracking prizes, fourball at Lundin Links, Auchterarder plus a few more. Powakaddy trolley up for grabs for nearest pin at 9th.

 

https://www.facebook.com/lochgellygolfclub

Hi Liam. Is it a shotgun or just a case of seeking a tee time? 

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hmfc_liam06
6 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Hi Liam. Is it a shotgun or just a case of seeking a tee time? 

 

Just book a time mate.

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Samuel Camazzola
1 minute ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Just book a time mate.

Cheers. Is the club on BRS? 

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hmfc_liam06
Just now, Samuel Camazzola said:

Cheers. Is the club on BRS? 

 

Yeah, or the link to the Opens page is found under Visitors on our website 👍

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20 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Yeah, or the link to the Opens page is found under Visitors on our website 👍

Great, cheers. 👍 

 

Gives us time to manipulate the handicaps and hopefully score a net 49. 👀😂

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hmfc_liam06
10 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Great, cheers. 👍 

 

Gives us time to manipulate the handicaps and hopefully score a net 49. 👀😂

 

Haha you're laughing but 49 won't be far off the winning score :lol:

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Bleedsmaroon

36 holes at Muirfield yesterday, what a day for it. Rough was brutal, managed 83 without losing a ball in the morning but the afternoon was a different game altogether!

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I have a golf trip planned at the end of Aug to Slaley Hall in Northumberland - 

 

We booked for 16 to go away but 4 pulled out.  Does anyone fancy joining?  

 

Its a great deal - £215 a head for 2 nights stay, Dinner and Breakfast and 3 rounds of golf - 

Sun 29th Aug - 13:24 first tee off - to  Tuesday and we are playing at 09:30. 

 

We did this a few years ago and it was a good laugh..  Its a mix of handicaps from 6 - 24

 

https://www.slaleyhallhotel.com/golf/

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13 hours ago, Bleedsmaroon said:

36 holes at Muirfield yesterday, what a day for it. Rough was brutal, managed 83 without losing a ball in the morning but the afternoon was a different game altogether!

 

83 good stuff, but 36 holes in one day at Muirfield...oh ya! 

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hmfc_liam06
20 hours ago, Bigsmak said:

I have a golf trip planned at the end of Aug to Slaley Hall in Northumberland - 

 

We booked for 16 to go away but 4 pulled out.  Does anyone fancy joining?  

 

Its a great deal - £215 a head for 2 nights stay, Dinner and Breakfast and 3 rounds of golf - 

Sun 29th Aug - 13:24 first tee off - to  Tuesday and we are playing at 09:30. 

 

We did this a few years ago and it was a good laugh..  Its a mix of handicaps from 6 - 24

 

https://www.slaleyhallhotel.com/golf/

 

I might be interested, both my mate and I. I'll message him and let you know.

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4 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

I might be interested, both my mate and I. I'll message him and let you know.

 

 

That would be great

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Irufushi
13 hours ago, Irufushi said:


 

starts in 5 mins if anyone has nothing to do. 

I missed this as I got a late tee time today but seen the boy was 4dn early on and was 8 dn after 16. Somehow he won on the 2nd extra hole after still being 4dn with 4 to play 🤣. Unreal. 

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On 19/06/2021 at 00:01, OBE said:

 

83 good stuff, but 36 holes in one day at Muirfield...oh ya! 

Afternoon was foursomes but I still ran out of steam, had just come back from a three round lads weekend away up north!!

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US Open - whose caddie was away for a shite or something there so the pro was carrying his clubs round the hole?! :laugh:

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola

St Andrews Links medley this week. Old, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum - all in one day! 😳 

 

Partaking in a Longest Day Challenge for charity after doing one for the first time a couple of years ago. Looking forward to experiencing the Old for the first time. Not the back nine of the final round so much! 

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Some finish from Rahm! Birdie, Birdie (both left to right sliders) to post - 6 and lead by one. Now up to Louis to do something in his last few holes to better it or at least force a playoff. 

 

Rory needs something to try and secure 3rd.

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Victorian

Had a couple of 0.1 cuts so far and had a decent 78 yesterday that would have been buffer under the old system.  I find myself with a 0.5 increase :(  Must have had a good score drop out of the 20 scores.

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2021 Kilspindie club champion has now won it in 6 different decades...68 years young...:scenes: 

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21 minutes ago, OBE said:

2021 Kilspindie club champion has now won it in 6 different decades...68 years young...:scenes: 

That's some achievement.

 

Can't say I've heard of him personally but found this with a google search.

 

Fifty years after landing the title for the first time, Bob Humble is the Kilspindie club champion, having now achieved the feat in six decades. The 72-year-old claimed the crown for the 21th time in total at the East Lothian club with a 7&6 win over Chris Stirling, the club captain, in the 36-hole final.

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15 minutes ago, Jambo314 said:

That's some achievement.

 

Can't say I've heard of him personally but found this with a google search.

 

Fifty years after landing the title for the first time, Bob Humble is the Kilspindie club champion, having now achieved the feat in six decades. The 72-year-old claimed the crown for the 21th time in total at the East Lothian club with a 7&6 win over Chris Stirling, the club captain, in the 36-hole final.

 

Sorry, 72 year old. 36 holes on Sat also....amazing achievement Bob!

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Victorian

Still a great achievement but a summer condition Kilspindie is a bit of a toy town course length wise.  Plus there's not likely to be a great wealth of very low handicappers there.  Brilliant thing though.

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Bigsmak

It's a lovely course.. but very short. I had a 63 scratch on there a couple of years ago. Drove 6 of the par 4s. Also had 2 bogeys... 

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Samuel Camazzola

Very impressive from Old Bob!

 

It seems that the winter play off the fairway mats has kept his swing ticking over for all seasons. 

 

:peepwall:

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3 hours ago, Victorian said:

Still a great achievement but a summer condition Kilspindie is a bit of a toy town course length wise.  Plus there's not likely to be a great wealth of very low handicappers there.  Brilliant thing though.

 

Kilspindie has an abundance of very low handicappers, why wouldn't it, it's just toy town length.

 

Very low, I hope you mean 3 and under?

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1 minute ago, OBE said:

 

Kilspindie has an abundance of very low handicappers, why wouldn't it, it's just toy town length.

 

Very low, I hope you mean 3 and under?

 

I was thinking more along the lines of minus players (+ h/cs under the old system) and 1s and 2s.  Most clubs have a fair few in this bracket.  My place currently has about 20 or so.  

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6 minutes ago, Victorian said:

 

I was thinking more along the lines of minus players (+ h/cs under the old system) and 1s and 2s.  Most clubs have a fair few in this bracket.  My place currently has about 20 or so.  

 

Aye, same here, might be talking about the same + players. When your course is covered in glaur in the winter, their wealth may afford them a membership at Kilspindie also...:thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Bigsmak said:

It's a lovely course.. but very short. I had a 63 scratch on there a couple of years ago. Drove 6 of the par 4s. Also had 2 bogeys... 

 

Only 6 par 4's driven, off your handicap...wow! Did you forget to take the heid cover of the driver?...:D

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Stu_HMFC
18 hours ago, kila said:

US Open - whose caddie was away for a shite or something there so the pro was carrying his clubs round the hole?! :laugh:

 

 

JT

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