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Rally for the Cure

Rally for the Cure

The morning air was cool as women golfers, both members and guests, arrived in the parking lot of the Discovery Bay Country Club.  They were greeted by male club members who took their bags, showed them to their carts and told them where to sign-in for the tournament. On September 22, 2016, the 9-Hole women’s group in the Discovery Bay Country Club held their Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.  We are a small Country Club at the eastern end of…

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Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Invitational

Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Invitational

The Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Golf Club held its annual Senior Invitational Golf Tournament on August 12, 2016.  The tournament was held at the Discovery Bay Country Club . This is a member / guest tournament where a Senior Golf Club member invites a non-member to play as a part of his two-man team.  The invited member must be at least 50 years old and have an established handicap (GHIN). As President of the Discovery Bay Senior Men’s Golf Club…

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Fine Scottish Weather in Discovery Bay

Fine Scottish Weather in Discovery Bay

The weather in Discovery Bay, California has been overcast with a smell of rain and temperatures in the 60’s.  Fine Scottish weather.  Occasionally, it has rained.  Not necessarily hard but if you are outside you get wet.  Although we can always use the rain and hopefully snow in the mountains, the nerve of it to rain on my golf days. Are you a Fair Weather golfer or do you play the game as it was intended- all conditions? Golf- this…

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Four Person Golf Games

Four Person Golf Games

What Golf Games Do You Play? Do you Play Team Golf Games?   This past week, my Senior Golf Group played a very interesting match.  We were broken up into foursomes and average team handicaps were mostly equalized. Each team had an A, B, C and D player.  The A player is the low handicapper and the D player the high handicapper.  This team play is normal however, this week we added a twist. We all played from the forward tees and could…

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Play Match Play Golf

Play Match Play Golf

There are many ways to play golf.  Perhaps I should say there are many different games you can play when playing golf.  All of these games require at least 1 partner but in fact you don’t even have to be playing together.  You can play separately and compare score cards later.  Most people play stroke play and compare total score after the round.  Again, there are 2 scores: a gross score and a net score, after adjusting your score based upon your…

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Playing Red Hawk Resort- Sparks, NV

Playing Red Hawk Resort- Sparks, NV

Red Hawk Resort, located in the hills above Sparks, Nevada, is a beautiful setting with two 18 hole golf courses.  The lower course is called the Lakes and the upper course is the Hills.  In mid September I was fortunate enough to play both on consecutive days in a basically couples golf tournament.  My wife is not a golfer but fortunately the group has its share of widows so myself and other single golfers were able to be paired with a golf partner. …

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Private Club Golf

Private Club Golf

Our friends, Bud and Lorraine, visited us from Pennsylvania.  We had a great time visiting, eating and drinking.  I knew Bud was a golfer so I had proposed that we play a round while he was with us.  Bud and Lorraine attended our wedding in Lake Tahoe and a group of us, including Bud,  played golf the next morning at Edgewood.  I had told him that he didn’t need to bring clubs as I have extra sets.  Fitting in golf could have been…

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A Round Experimenting with Equipment

A Round Experimenting with Equipment

Have you ever played a simple round of golf where you or your partners played with demo equipment, shared equipment and just experimented?    In reality these events happened in more than a single round, but for simplicity I’ve combined the story.   It has no bearing on outcome or anything else.   A couple of weeks ago, on one of my normal golf days with my friends Brian and George, we played one of those rounds.  Both Brian and George are better golfers…

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Fun Ideas Golf Scramble

Fun Ideas Golf Scramble

It’s great when someone comes up with a fun idea for a Golf Tournament.  On Labor Day I played in a Golf Tournament that has become a tradition at my club.  It’s called the Sadie Hawkins Day Tournament.  I don’t know how many of you remember the Al Capp comic strip Li’l Abner.  He created Sadie Hawkins Day, the one day a year when the women ask the men to marry them.  In this case, a woman asks a man…

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Enjoying Wednesday Golf

Enjoying Wednesday Golf

One of my goals is to help golfers learn how to enjoy the game.  Golf can be the most frustrating game ever played and you must learn how to curb your frustrations.  I plan to use myself as the main example of how to control your emotions.   As I have previously mentioned, I play golf 3 times a week.  Two days a week I have steady foursomes.  On Wednesday mornings at my club we play Senior Golf.  The Senior Men’s…

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