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Discussion: Golf

in: W; W > 2017-05-06

May 8, 2017 11:17 PM # 
Am I right that you shot a 97 with a 2 iron and an 8 iron in 65 minutes?

Is that a Finnish thing to golf like that?...or were you short on time?

Or am I missing something altogether?

Nice round if it was a sprint around the links!
May 9, 2017 4:16 AM # 
Well, its a par 71, so 96.

Its a thing of my former boss in Edmonton, he took me while I'm back home. He's done it on a semi-regular basis for years, this was my first time. Show up about an hour and a half before the course closes, so most people are going to be finishing or near finishing so you have most of the course for yourself.

Throw down the ball, no tee, crush it and then run. I took a few moments for a practice swing before hitting. Don't take the pin out to save time. We would hit at the same time. Toss the club you're not using in the direction of the next hole when you're on the green. We had to wait on maybe two holes. Strava has my actual moving time at 48 minutes.

I chose the 2-iron for distance and putting, 8-iron for shorter things. In retrospect, I may have preferred a 3 wood or something for better distance. Honestly, I'm not sure what difference it would have made if I had a full set of clubs. I still managed to par on two Par 4 holes and one Par 5.

Oh yes, and it was pouring rain. I think there was one shot where the club flew out my hands further than the ball.

Heart rate averaged at 138, running was about 145-150, shooting it got down anywhere between 110 and 130.

Clearly there were some route choice issues, I am naturally inclined to go through the forest.
May 12, 2017 7:51 AM # 
Sounds like fun! Great round either way.

Beats a 5 hour round in a cart.

I'd probably go with the same clubs...or maybe a 5 or 6 and a wedge.

Lowering the heart rate to putt is probably a challenge.

Dress code allow running shorts? ;)
May 12, 2017 9:36 AM # 
I´m sure W was dressed properly like this

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