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What's a good round at your course?

  • 28-10-2019 12:06am
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    Registered Users Posts: 352 ✭✭ GolfNut33


    I know it's all subjective, but what's a good round at your track?

    At mine, a net stableford score would be anything 36 points and over, gross score or anything close to par would be excellent.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    I've never scored higher than 34 points in Kilcock where I'm a member.

    Find the course very difficult as it's very narrow with most fairways tree lined. It's penal if you're not straight and I'm not straight.

    Will in all likelihood leave and go elsewhere at the end of the year. Looking at either Rathcore or Rathsallagh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭ plumber77


    38 to 40 pts usually wins around my course. Occasional 40+ on the big days


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,331 mike12


    Very rare that 36 points won't get u in the prizes.
    Last 2 Captain's prizes won with 38 points.


  • Registered Users Posts: 352 ✭✭ GolfNut33


    mike12 wrote: »
    Very rare that 36 points won't get u in the prizes.
    Last 2 Captain's prizes won with 38 points.

    Are many of the low cappers getting below par often?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,552 ✭✭✭ dan_ep82


    davegilly wrote: »
    I've never scored higher than 34 points in Kilcock where I'm a member.

    Find the course very difficult as it's very narrow with most fairways tree lined. It's penal if you're not straight and I'm not straight.

    Will in all likelihood leave and go elsewhere at the end of the year. Looking at either Rathcore or Rathsallagh.


    I wouldn't imagine Rathcore would be any better for you, it's definitely not an easy course. Moyvalley would be a great course that's open enough not to punish you too much while still challenging.


    Perfect conditions in Ardee 40pts or you have no chance of placing.


    CSS was changed this year by one shot with the new greens/layout and two more being done this year so hopefully it will come down a bit more next year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    dan_ep82 wrote: »
    I wouldn't imagine Rathcore would be any better for you, it's definitely not an easy course. Moyvalley would be a great course that's open enough not to punish you too much while still challenging.
    I actually play well every time I've played Rathcore - there are very few trees there in comparison to to where I am now, trees are my problem :)
    Will have a look at Moyvalley also - I'm looking for a flexi/lifetlstyle type of membership due to time constraints and not everywhere offers this I'm afraid.

    Currently, most comps in Kilcock are won with scores of 40-42 points


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ charlieIRL


    40+ here in Tullamore. Par 69 for members too. I’m finding it very tough to get into buffer lately


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ Beaulieu


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    40+ here in Tullamore. Par 69 for members too. I’m finding it very tough to get into buffer lately

    Par 69? Tullamore is a Par 70 and in great nick at present. Pity about the clubhouse though -badly in need of a facelift.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ charlieIRL


    Beaulieu wrote: »
    Par 69? Tullamore is a Par 70 and in great nick at present. Pity about the clubhouse though -badly in need of a facelift.

    Apologies. Got it mixed up. Par 70 but sometimes CSS is 69? (think that’s how you word it)
    For example, 38 points won’t get me a cut


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ davegilly


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    Apologies. Got it mixed up. Par 70 but sometimes CSS is 69? (think that’s how you word it)
    For example, 38 points won’t get me a cut
    Thats harsh - must be very difficult to get cut there then? Was looking at joining there also as a distance member. Maybe not if it's that hard to get a cut?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    Apologies. Got it mixed up. Par 70 but sometimes CSS is 69? (think that’s how you word it)
    For example, 38 points won’t get me a cut

    par 70 and css 69..... 38 points would get be enough for a small cut :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ Beaulieu


    davegilly wrote: »
    Thats harsh - must be very difficult to get cut there then? Was looking at joining there also as a distance member. Maybe not if it's that hard to get a cut?

    Course is very playable - not impossible to beat 36pts though. Like anywhere you need to play well. Typically will need more than 40pts to win a comp but you will rarely come across scores in excess of 42pts.

    Great track -best & most playable in and around Tullamore (imho!!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ Beaulieu


    davegilly wrote: »
    Thats harsh - must be very difficult to get cut there then? Was looking at joining there also as a distance member. Maybe not if it's that hard to get a cut?

    38pts will get you cut in a qualifying comp (blue tees -longer course Par 70) unless you're playing off the white markers (shorter course) which in Tullamore normally are a Par68.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,716 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    Could be anything, Tramore member here. There are longish spells especially early in the season when 37 or 38 will win a competition with CSS being 73 or on rare occasions even 74. Then usually later in the season you wouldn't think about winning with less than 40 or 41. There are days when 42 or 43 isn't enough, but that's pretty rare and it all has to do with condition on the day.

    Early in the season, just out of preferred lies, course still soft and playing long and chipping tricky around the greens with bare patches from traffic scoring is difficult. But later in the season with course playing shorter and lush lies everywhere - and people being in the swing of it - scoring improves.
    Then there is pin positions, too. I'd say between easy pins and tough pins there is half a dozen shots difference easily.


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ Beaulieu


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    Apologies. Got it mixed up. Par 70 but sometimes CSS is 69? (think that’s how you word it)
    For example, 38 points won’t get me a cut

    No need to apologise charlieIRL!! CSS is rarely 69 off blue markers in Tullamore though -its usually 70.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,331 mike12


    GolfNut33 wrote: »
    Are many of the low cappers getting below par often?

    Scoring is usually best in category 1 it suits a longer hitter


  • Registered Users Posts: 871 Remind me


    mike12 wrote: »
    Very rare that 36 points won't get u in the prizes.
    Last 2 Captain's prizes won with 38 points.

    Stableford for Captains? Would hate that.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ charlieIRL


    Beaulieu wrote: »
    No need to apologise charlieIRL!! CSS is rarely 69 off blue markers in Tullamore though -its usually 70.

    Was 69 the last two opens I played!!

    Also, I’ve never played an open there off anything but the blues. It’s a tough course and I love playing there.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ charlieIRL


    davegilly wrote: »
    Thats harsh - must be very difficult to get cut there then? Was looking at joining there also as a distance member. Maybe not if it's that hard to get a cut?

    I most definitely wouldn’t let that put you off joining.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,042 Mod ✭✭✭✭ charlieIRL


    Here’s one of them! On my phone so can’t add it to my last post


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  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭ Beaulieu


    charlieIRL wrote: »
    Here’s one of them! On my phone so can’t add it to my last post

    Take your point but trust me that's not the norm. As a counterbalance to your example the CSS for the previous Open Monday (22nd July) was 71.

    CSS of 70 is the norm for members.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    CSS usually 38 points around my course. 40/41 needed to get the win mostly, or sometimes just get in the prizes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 821 ✭✭✭ paulos53


    The SSS in my places is 38 points off the whites and at least 40 pts is usually required to be in the prizes.

    However we play roughly half of our weekend qualifiers off the Blue tees which has an SSS of 35 points and is a far sterner test. Any score of 36 points or better is in the hunt for prizes.
    The CSS ended up at 32/33 points a number of times this summer


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