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Wednesday, July 14, 2010



The only news of the day was Tiger Woods' saying he was changing putters after more than a decade. That prompted one-liners in the press room about being more loyal to one's putter than one's wife. Shameful to stoop that low.



Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Double B Ranch, nee' Hidden Springs

I was a little more comfortable with the tight layout now . . . I mean, I grew up with live oaks so they ought not bother me, but there's some part of the calculation that just says tree, not how big it is . . . if you see what I mean, unless you discount it manually . . .but this hole is so tight the camera couldn't focus on the green, just on the dang trees . . . made it blurry.

So, I just smoothed a 7iron without hooking the holy bejabbers out of it, and stared it down . . . I tho't it would bounce hard, but it stuck hard . . . 8^) . . .
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010


Coyote Del Malpais - Grants NM

6768 yds, slope 119, par 71, by William Howard Neff

MalPais means BadLands in Espanol. As I have driven down I-40 thru the years, from PHX to ABQ, there in Grants, past the stateline, right there by the freeway is miles and miles of volcanic tuff, nasty looking stuff, and a sign for Coyote Del Malpais . . . so I'm thinking that this golf course must be sort of like a NM version of a Hawaii course with tuff ruff . . . but ever time I made time to play the course it rained (if you can believe it) or there was a wind warning (once), but this time I was DEE-terminated to play in a Teddy Roosevelt way, if you see what I mean.

The directions from the HI Express include passing a women's prison and a large greenhouse operation . . . it was much further from the freeway than I tho't, but that was all to the good, the closer to snug up to the mountains.

Oddly enough, I was able to walk right on and tee off . . . 8^D . . .

Read more, on the Bohemian Duffer

This is the back 9, from the clubhouse verandah. Hmmm. Not really into the mountains, and I don't see any tuff . . . the pro in the shop said something about water . . .

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Hazard of the South

from one of our Connecticut Correspondants:

The ultimate hazzard!

When golfing in the southern states, please take extra golf balls with you in your bag. Hit your golf ball in the water in the southern states is truly a hazard!

What is a Golf Ball Worth on a Thursday Nite at Oak Crest...

......ball was in the pond on Hole 16 at Oak Crest Golf Club

......it was a brand new Titlelist with the Verso logo on it and he didn't want to lose it OR take the two stroke penalty as he was already behind in $$$points...!!!


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