Took a day off work to have a hit out in Beveridge with Matt & Neil. First time I hav eplayed the full 18 holes out there. The course was in incredible condition, fairways & greens were close to perfect They are still building out here, the club house at the moment is just a temporary one but the new on is coming along nicely & is huge. I enjoyed the game out here but one thing you nee dto keep in mind is that Beveridge is a very flat & open place. The wind, if there is a breath any where else, will blow out here. The course itself is very open as well making the wind one of the biggest obstacles you will have to over come.
Having said all that $50 for a round including a cart during the week is pretty good value & I would recommend everyone come up for a hit
Had a hit out at Yarrambat for my dads birthday. Caught up with Cookie for the first time in quite a few years The course is a little dry which not a big surprise considering how little rain we have had this summer. The fairways are a little thin in places & if you end up off them you are playing of hard packed dirt. I guess the point of golf is to stay on the fairways though right It was a great day out & I hope my dad enjoyed it
We headed back to Flinders for the yearly birthday round. The course was even better than I remember it. I don’t think there is any other course which offers the ocean views of Flinders down Morning way. The fairways were in great condition & the greens looked a little slow but the were deceptively quick. We had 8 people come along this year, & everyone enjoyed their day. If you are looking for a course with great view, I highly recommened you head down this way
Had a hit out out Whittlesea on Sunday with Luke & Jamie. Was surprised that the day wasn’t too bad. We got caught on the last couple of holes with a couple of showers but it could have been worse. The course was in pretty good nick for this time of year & the greens were still suprisling fast. First time I had hit with Jamie & he is very consistant, down the middle. I was happy with my driving, I don’t think I shanked one of them But my short game sucked I bladed 4 or 5 sand irons next to the green, I haven’t done that in years.
Headed out to the Growling Frog for Neils birthday on Friday. The weather over night didn’t look too promising, it bucketed down Thankfully it stopped before we tee’d off but the damage was done to the course. It was very bogy under foot & a few of the fairways had unplayable small sections. Other than that, the greens were great & only a couple of the bunkers had water at the bottom of them. I would give it a miss for a week or so, just to give the course time to recover.
I hope Neil enjoyed his birthday
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
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
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
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
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