Misc. Archives

  1. 79 at Coal Creek

    Scorecard

    Today I shot 79 at Coal Creek – my first round in the 70′s in several years (I haven’t been there consistently since 2006). The lessons I took this year have definitely helped. I wasn’t expecting much today. I’d taken my daughter to the driving range yesterday and really hacked it up. I was late…

  2. Tracking Rounds on GolfShot

    When I first started golfing I kept stats on every round I played. Over the last few years I’ve been playing less and less, and struggling more and more – to try to enjoy the walk and not focus as much on results I stopped keeping score. This year, I’ve been taking lessons and working…

  3. Grass Driving Range in Denver Area in Mid-November

    I was pretty much assuming that all driving ranges in the Denver area would be hitting off mats by mid-November, but I called around and several are still hitting off grass. Hyland Hills = mats Indian Tree = mats Legacy Ridge = mats Heritage at Westmoor = grass Omni Interlocken = grass West Woods =…

  4. 36 Holes

    I played 36 today, the first 18 (riding) at Colorado National and the second 18 (walking) at Coal Creek. It’s the first time this year I’ve played 36, and I’m quite sore. I also played 9 yesterday afternoon to try to get in a rhythm. On the good side, I’m playing some of the best…

  5. Spring Golf in Colorado

    Yesterday it was 84 degrees in Denver. This morning is was still warm (in the 60′s, I think), but it looked a little ominous. The wind was kicking pretty good on the front nine, and by the time we hit the back it was cold and biting. A few raindrops turned into frozen rain and…

  6. First Birdie of 2011

    Got out for my second 9 holes of 2011 on a beautiful day today. I’m working on getting my swing more upright again after getting way too flat and laying off the club last year. No idea if I’m actually making progress or not, but I hit a few nice shots. I got my first…

  7. It’s January, I Can’t Complain

    Through a combination of work and family obligations, I’ve missed a good half dozen or more golf days this winter. Today I was able to go out and walk 9 on a beautiful sunny afternoon – the first golf I’ve played in a little over 3 months. I wasn’t expecting much, but managed to put…

  8. Jim’s Retirement

    Congratulations to Jim on his retirement. I had a great time playing in his retirement golf tournament and I’m looking forward to losing to him consistently as he spends more time on the links next year. We played the tournament at Colorado National (formerly Vista Ridge) in a standard scramble format. There was a strong…

  9. Rust

    A couple of weeks ago I played my first round of golf in 2008 duing a quick trip to La Quinta, CA. I managed to hit the range a few days prior during a break in the snow/cold, and my swing was in better shape than I could have reasonably expected. I shot a front…

  10. Swing Fixes

    In the summer of 2005 and 2006 I really struggled with a hook off the tee1. Over the last year, I’ve reversed that and have been playing a straight ball or fade for most of this summer. I’ve made the change primarily with ball position – a little closer to me and further up in…

  11. Packing For a Golf Trip

    My last golf trip was a 2 day weekend trip and I decided to just stuff my clothes into my soft travel case and forgo a suitcase entirely. That didn’t work out so well. My golf bag was over the 50lb limit and it was a bit unwieldy to move around. Next time, a separate…

  12. Finally, a Good Round

    I played my first good round of 2007 this afternoon, shooting 81 (40-41) at Ute Creek. Very satisfying, especially after a couple of rounds in the 90s when I couldn’t find the world with my driver in AZ. It was a bummer to bogey a bunch of the par 5′s and find the water on…

  13. First 9 of 2007

    I played my first 9 holes of 2007 this afternoon. All in all, I’m quite pleased with the results: 4 pars 4 bogeys 1 double bogey – I should have taken relief from casual water and didn’t, it cost me a penalty stroke when I splashed into a hazard. My chipping was solid on pitch…