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Ready for a laugh? -TC's in a Golf Marathon!

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

 That's right, I was convinced to participate in a golf marathon to raise funds for the school where my niece and nephew grew up.  I have a really soft spot for this school, and continue to head up the ski program every winter.

 

So, here's my question.....

considering my limited golf skillz ...How many holes do you think I'll be able to play in 3 hrs, with a designated driver(golf cart driver, not golf club driver)?

 

More so....are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

For information on the fundraiser check out this facebook event page.

post #2 of 24

i can do 18 in 3 hours walking if im not playing with any one. My score isn't that great at the end but still decent. And im not that good to begain with! 

post #3 of 24

Are you playing a closed course or are you subject to others in front of you  ?   I think you can easily get 27 with a nice pace and plan but you would need some space in front of you to play whack and scoot. It's fun though.

It sounds like lots of fun . I would try to keep the ball in a line towards the pin trading accuracy for long gains by using a clubs you might be friendlier with.  Keeping it up the middle shortens your distance driving and playing and you can smack it without penalty since strokes are not counting as much as holes played being essential.

Have fun .


Edited by GarryZ - 5/31/2009 at 07:20 pm GMT
post #4 of 24

Should be able to get 18 in easy. I played 18 in less than 2.5 hours when I had the course to myself. Personally. I like "speed golf, it gets me into a good rythm.  

post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 

It occurred to me that I've never golfed this course before......

Where does that put me in the speed golf bracket?  

post #6 of 24

IF you have no one in front of you, then 18 in just over 2 hours is possible at a brisk pace. If two of you are playing, then 2hr 30 would be a good target.

...but... you need to be hitting the fairways, or at least not going into heavy rough or having to look for the ball much.

 

Take Garry's advice - go for accuracy over distance... unless you're not exaclty counting scores too carefully or following the R&A rules. In which case, take three balls to the tee with you and play the best ball, while sending someone else to pick up the other two. Also, define a gimme at about 12 feet.

post #7 of 24

Here's a goal to beat:

From the NY Times

Published: December 3, 1981

In Anaheim, Calif., Steve Scott, the American record-holder in the mile and 1,500-meter run, shot a 92 in playing what is being called the fastest round of golf in history. Using only two clubs, Scott played the 6,025-yard, par-71 H.G. Miller Golf Course in 29 minutes 33.05 seconds, according to the course manager, Frank Pepito, who said that Scott was timed by two stopwatches and also clocked by Pepito.

 

Good luck!!!

post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 

I can't imagine achieving that goal, but that gives me an idea to choose a few clubs and leave the rest at home so I have to pick my poison quickly and move on.

 

Driver, One iron(probably #4) and a putter.

 

Fox, I think you've got the right idea.  The way I'm doing it is, I have a cart driver and all I have to do is play.  My mom is my cart driver, which should make this a fun family outing with tons of laughs.

 

post #9 of 24

Taking just a few clubs is a good way to learn to manufacture shots.  Back when I had a season pass and didn't have to pay for each round I'd experiment a bit.  I'd play at least one round each year left handed.  I played awful but it gave me a real appreciation for what it's like for someone just taking up the sport. I'd occasionally play with a limited number of clubs.  One of the most memorable rounds I ever played was with a 7 iron, a sand wedge, and a putter.  I sank a 40 foot putt on the last hole for a 79.  The next day I couldn't break 80 with all 14 clubs.  Go figure.....

 

Good luck with your speed round!

post #10 of 24

limit clubs is a great way to play!

 

think of it this way, whatever you hit 150 yds can get you to most par 5 in three, and certainly 4

 

so a (for me at aparently patmoore) 7, PW and putter is a really good 3 card monte!

post #11 of 24

CART?

CART?

 

You mean you don't walk the course?

 

sheesh, what is the world coming to!

post #12 of 24

I usually ride a cart. Most of the courses you play require a cart and I don't golf for exercise. I golf for fun.

 

Played a three club tournament last year. Shot an 80 using a driver, 7 iron and a 5 wood. Putted with my driver had 3 birdies.

 

Chipped with the 7 iron and it's a great mid club for yardage as is the 5 wood.

post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tips on selecting clubs.  I'm sure it will help me keep a quicker pace.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post

CART?

CART?

 

You mean you don't walk the course?

 

sheesh, what is the world coming to!

Fox, I have been walking and love my game better when I walk.  I believe that it gives me a feel of the course terrain and helps me play a better game.  In fact, my score has improved a lot since I've made a commitment to walk.  

 

This time I will ride a cart, in face, I will have a designated driver(my mom) who's job will be to get me to my ball fast, watch for my ball when I hit and get my next club ready for me so I play a quicker pace.

We will see.

If nothing else, I'll raise some money for a great little school and have fun with my mom.  

My brother in law is doing this as well.  I just hope I can beat him on holes. 

 

Didja hear that Scott!?!?

I bet I can get more holes in than you!  Neener Neener!

post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

Can I get more donations if I play in my ski boots?

Of course, I'll have to use the planed boots that Bud fixed for me so I have proper alignment.

 

post #15 of 24

You might get more donations if you play in a thong.

 

(but then again, that might not work)

post #16 of 24

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Can I get more donations if I play in my ski boots?

Of course, I'll have to use the planed boots that Bud fixed for me so I have proper alignment.

 



I think the greenskeeper will be quite upset if you walk across the green in ski boots.  But, not as upset as this greenskeeper was.

 


Edited by crgildart - 6/3/2009 at 04:53 pm GMT
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lars View Post

You might get more donations if you play in a thong.

 

(but then again, that might not work)


That would give a whole new meaning to Playing with a Wedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or a Wood

post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 

Today was the day and I did a whooooooole lot better than I thought I would.

 

The idea was speed, not score, accuracy, not distance.

I hit the ball and ran to the next, while my driver,(aka mom) fixed my divots, raked my sand and brought me my clubs.

I played with three clubs, 10* driver, 22* hybrid, and pitching wedge.

 

When the three hour horn sounded off I had 42, YES  42,  holes on my card. 

 

 

post #19 of 24

42 holes, thats impressive. You will be sore tomorrow,

 

post #20 of 24

Well done TC.

post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.

I was surprised that I got in as many holes as I did, but the way they had the group set up was nice.  We had the back nine dedicated to the marathon and those of us who had $/hole donations were allowed to play through any one else in the group who just had flat donations.

This is a very easy course and has decent terrain to hit and run to your ball.

 

But, Phil was right, I am sore this morning.  Whoda thunkit! 

 

post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 

 Here are a few pics of the day.

Our School Board Chairperson Kristi

Caption:  Boy, my ball musta went far because I can't see it!

 

Me, with not so good form

 

One of the families that played together.

Dad golfs, but this was Luke's first time out.  He did okay for a never ever!

Notice his Red Wings sweatshirt!  Go Wings!!!

 

This is Daniel. He is the one person who beat me on pledges and holes played.

He got 58 holes!!!!

 

 

post #23 of 24

Nicely done.  I won't ask for the lowest score for 18.

Too bad they wouldn't let you wear the ski boots   I saw a golf fundraiser billboard today.  It said:

"Play Fore The Kids".  The Jimmy V Golf tournament fundraiser is played about 20 miles from here.  I pass that course on the way to the dentist every 6 months. Looks like you had fun for a great cause.  Way to go!

post #24 of 24

Congratulations TC!  Well done!

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