January 11, 2014

9 holes at Whittlesea

Filed under: Reviews — Cary @ 4:29 pm

Josh, Neil Luke & I headed up to Whittlesea for a hit. We only played 9 holes & we started on the 10th. The course was in great nick. The fairways are looking food & so are the greens. There is plenty of water in the dams so the place looks great. I like what they are doing up there since the new people have taken over. The pro shop is great & the “new” clubhouse is fantastic. I started off really well, paring the first hole, we played off the white tee’s which the first time I have done that, it changes the course quite a bit.

We had a  great day, Neil didn’t lose the plot until the last few holes ;) I think at one point he throw his club further the=an he hit the ball :)

December 3, 2013

Yering Meadows

Filed under: Reviews — Cary @ 2:59 pm

Well that was fun. Neil took me out to Croydon Golf Club, situated just outside of Yarra Glen, just in case you were wondering ;) Very unimpressed with the front 9 but the back 9 more than made up for it. The back 9 was fantastic, which may cause an issue because Neil’s GPS had a melt down in the back 9. Apparently there are 27 holes here at Yering, we played  the traditional 18 (well according to the card but not Neils GPS) & I was a little underwhelmed with the front 9. The back 9 was awesome :) There were a lot of grounds staff about, they have a Pro Am on Friday, but the one thing that got me all day was the pace of the greens. I could not get used to how slow they were :( They felt quick walking on them, they look quick after 2 days of heat, but I think I hit the ball past the hole once all day. Anyway, me & Neil had a ball…… once we stopped counting shots . Wasn’t the best of days for golf. Blowing a gale one minute nothing the next, 50 million flies, sun, rain, popped buttons, we had it all :) I think I lost about 5 or 6 balls, most of them into water I didn’t see, Neil was about the same. Hit a nice tee shot then get down to where the ball should be & go “Crap” but, this is the beauty of the course, there was a par 3 with a bunker no where near the green, water in front of the green, Neil & I both said “What a stupid place to put a bunker” then both preceded to but a ball in said bunker :( I would love to get back out to this course & have another look at the front 9 with a better attitude or look at this  “other 9″ that they have :)

November 26, 2013

Birthday round this year is Portarlington

Filed under: Events — Cary @ 1:29 pm

We are heading out to Portarlington on the 6th of December this year. We have a couple of spare spots left so let me know if you are interested in joining us :)

November 2, 2013

University Golf Day on the 15th of November

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Cary @ 1:00 pm

The Uni golf day is coming up again & we have a re jigged line up. Neil is having to sit on the sidelines this year but Jeremy is stepping up. Hopefully now that we have dropped the dead weight of Neil, we can win the title again ;)

October 13, 2013

Hidden Valley

Filed under: Reviews — Cary @ 2:06 pm

A group of 10 of us headed out to Hidden Valley yesterday. Gorgeous day for golf. They had a great deal going $40 per person for golf & a cart :) The course is in great nick with the fairways lush & the lakes & dams full. A couple of small things though. The bunkers are looking a little neglected, thin on sand in some spots & grass growing inside the bunkers in others. The pace of the greens was a little hard to judge as well. All in all though, I do enjoy playing this course, especially the 13th with the double water carry :)

Now with the weather getting better, I’ll be looking to arrange a lot more golf, so watch this space ;)

Hidden Valley

Filed under: Reviews — Cary @ 2:06 pm

A group of 10 of us headed out to Hidden Valley yesterday. Gorgeous day for golf. They had a great deal going $40 per person for golf & a cart :) The course is in great nick with the fairways lush & the lakes & dams full. A couple of small things though. The bunkers are looking a little neglected, thin on sand in some spots & grass growing inside the bunkers in others. The pace of the greens was a little hard to judge as well. All in all though, I do enjoy playing this course, especially the 13th with the double water carry :)

Now with the weather getting better, I’ll be looking to arrange a lot more golf, so watch this space ;)

July 10, 2013

A round on the 10th of August

Filed under: Events — Cary @ 12:55 pm

I’m looking a get a bunch of people together for a round on Saturday the 10th of August. I haven’t decided where we are playing yet, I’m keeping my eye out for any Scoopons or Cudo vouchers that we may be able to use. Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page if you want to come along :)

July 4, 2013

Great day out in Whittlesea

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Cary @ 6:24 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve played up here & there have been a couple of changes. They have re arranged the pro shop & removed some tress from around the par 3 2nd green.

Luke Nathan & I took Jeff out for his second game of golf on a gorgeous Melbourne’s winter day, I could have gone the short’s option like Luke but it didn’t cross my mind until too late ;) The course is in pretty good nick for a country course, the fairways are a little thin but the greens were pretty good. I drove better than I have for a long time just missing 2 or 3 fairways. For a second gamer, Jeff is coming along nicely :)

June 17, 2013

Portsea for Neil’s birthday

Filed under: Reviews — Cary @ 1:31 pm

Neil, Matt, Dick & myself headed out to Portsea to celebrate Neil’s birthday.
The course has been reconfigured & the car’s GPS took us to the old carpark. Keep in mind if you are heading out here to put the new address into your GPS J Speaking of GPS, all of our golf GPS units & apps had the old layout on them. After speaking to the guy in the proshop most of the companies who run the GPS units have been asked to update them so download a new version before you head out.
The course was in great nick which, considering all the rain we had last week, is a great advertisement for the sandbelt J
We had a ball out here (as we always do). Speaking of balls I played with some Calloway rocks which seemed to straight out my drives, thank Matt J It was an interesting day, Neil managed to through his club further than his drive, Dick managed to hit a ball twice on a chip shot & put his self in the bunker with the second shot & I needed Matt to double check my score in the club house J
It was an enjoyable course & would like to come back again in the future

May 22, 2013

St Andrews Beach

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Cary @ 1:59 pm

Neil Matt Trevor & myself headed out to St Andrews beach. The last time I was here we played in possible the worst conditions I have ever played in. This time it was perfect. Bright sunshine with little to no breeze. The courses has some amazing holes, like the approach to the 3rd & the 18th that are some of the reasons I play golf. Perfectly manicured undulating fairways, well positioned bunkers, tough greens, some of which have more twists & turns than a rollercoaster. It was a great day out, none of us covered ourselves in glory, but we each came away with a couple of holes we were happy with :)   We are so spoilt for choice for brilliant golf courses in Melbourne, so of the best sit on the Mornington Peninsula. I highly recommend to everyone to head out there for a round of golf. St Andrews Beach costs a bit more than some of them you may be used to, but there is something for everyone out there.  

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