This practice is dangerous to all

Golf practice in the yard

Backyard divots

We live in the country in a small town/village/hamlet and the nearest driving range is 75 kms away. Not easy to pop around for a spare hour or so.

So golf practice is against a  plastic net material strung up in a stall of the old stables.

This particular session was devoted to where the divots are created. I have noticed that I more often than not do not create a divot at all and here I am trying deliberately to make a divot after hitting the ball. This is what the pros always say “Hit the ground after the ball”.

I must reveal that hardly any players in the local club do not take a divot at all including me.

I probably should have paid more attention to nearby animals and humans than to divots!

Driving in Brisbane

Playing with legals

Contrast in driving swings

The first two golfers are from the Eagle St legal fraternities so I suppose you could call them Legal Eagles (pardon the very poor pun).

An old friend John Griffin invited self and son Dan to play at Royal Queensland on a weekday in Autumn. The early rapid dusk is typical of tropical areas.

Actually all four of us drove well on this par 5 even though we had totally different swings.

Of course the distances were not equal. Dan’s swing probably indicates plenty of power and this power translates into longer distance. He regularly outdrives me by 80+ metres.

We liked the course except for the tundra between the 3rd and 4th holes.

I said golf was fun!

When sometimes is enough

Putting for fun

Playing at a public course near me (Brighton Public Course) with my friend Gerry, we could see a longish delay on the 8th hole.

Gerry used my little video camera to record some putting action. It worked a treat and the attention improved my aim.

Seriously though the sound of a putt dropping is extremely harmonious and it seems better when it’s only a 1 putt.


Playing on the Gold Coast

Trevor plays Greensborough Greens

What fun!

A few days ago I visited the Gold Coast and Brisbane in Queensland, the Sunshine State. Well it was sunny alright in Autumn. A bit hot for me actually.

The state of the course was excellent and Trevor reports on the competition between the many courses resulting in very reasonable green fees for visitors.

However it was the latest golf carts that impressed me most. No need for a GPS finder because it shows distance to the green. It actually stopped when we got too close to the green. You needed to reverse out of the restricted area!