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Where David Connally Plays Golf
Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Fresno Area; Las Vegas Area; Mesquite/St.George Area; Central/Northeast
What's in David Connally's Golf Bag
Callaway X-20 irons
Callaway woods and hybrids, but picked up a TM M-1 driver Nov. 2015
Last Updated: April 18, 2018
More about David Connally
I qualified for super seniors recently, so the gurney should be just around the corner. I take golf way too seriously, and have a very high threshold for what I think my game should be. I occasionally yell at myself for hitting poor shots, but I do try to have fun, as we could be at work! I'm trying to enter more competitions (GK, SCGA, and others) now that I'm not working, to test my game under pressure. So far, I'm just a leaky gasbag - LOL!!
The GK experience got very personal for me in December 2013, at the GK outing at Indian Wells Golf Resort. I collapsed on the first green, and eventually wound up needing a pacemaker to correct a very slow heartbeat. Concerned GKers playing with me and in other groups took care of me until the parameds arrived, and eased my transition to the emergency room. There's not enough thanks that can be expressed for the concern that those casual acquaintances gave to me to help me move toward recovery. It's just another great aspect of the GK family.
Memorable shots: a hole-in-one I made in April 2006 at hole #16 at Sky Mountain GC in Hurricane, UT, just outside St. George. I followed that up two holes later with a career 3-wood to 5 feet for eagle on the par-5 #18. I recommend this course to anyone visiting that area for its great views and friendly playability - unless it's windy!
And I wound up winning that GK Cup thingy in the summer of 2014 - GK Cup 6. Who would have thunk it after my heart problems that past winter, and multiple first-round losses in previous Cups! I struggled in the sectional playoffs to win on the last hole a couple times, then played some better golf against the East and North (finals) champs. Now I can retire in peace!!
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Wet kikuyu – even more fun than regular kikuyu!!
Played with my monthly group here Saturday, 10/13/18, at 10am after quite a bit of rain the ... » More
Wet kikuyu – even more fun than regular kikuyu!!
Played with my monthly group here Saturday, 10/13/18, at 10am after quite a bit of rain the previous night and this morning. Just scattered sprinkles by the time we teed off behind only scattered groups – very unusual for Lakewood on a Saturday morning. Course was very wet and we played LCP, so I didn’t rate the course. Greens were in good shape – receptive, rolling well at medium+ speeds. Wet bunkers with some standing water – no LCP there!! We were able to avoid wet deep rough areas through the LCP. Many areas with muddy ruts from carts and equipment – I was surprised they were allowing carts on the fairways. Many fairway areas squishy from pooled rain.
Overall decent conditions following the rain. We caught the group in front of us on the 17th tee, finishing in just over 4.5 hrs, which is breakneck speed here on a weekend morning.» Close
Had some business in Ontario late Thursday morning, 10/4/18, and hopped over to Goose at just before 2pm. Got the $40 afternoon twilight rate and was ... » More
Had some business in Ontario late Thursday morning, 10/4/18, and hopped over to Goose at just before 2pm. Got the $40 afternoon twilight rate and was paired with 2 regular players having a running match/smack talk session – amiable guys and fun to play with. We never caught anyone ahead until the approach shot on #18, and never saw anyone behind us except a fast single who played thru on the #12 tee. We finished in just over 3 hours. Weather was warm with some cloudiness – no wind to start, with the breeze freshening around 3pm.
Be aware that Goose Creek’s annual heavy “maintenance is coming” – the course closes Sunday, 10/7, for a week. Everything is punched – greens, fairways, and tees. They re-open Tuesday 10/16, and it will be cart path-only till the end of October. Tees were already shaved down today and the fairways had been cut close, with scattered patches of scalped ground. I expected drier, firmer conditions as the course dried out leading up to punching, but fairways and greens were fairly soft, with little runout on fairways and receptive greens. Maybe due to the rain showers Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Also saw a lot of tree-trimming going on throughout the course, lending a more open look everywhere. No mix containers on the carts so they didn’t expect you to fill divots – those of you who have played with me know that this resulted in an ongoing twitch in my arm the entire round!
Even as they prepare for maintenance, Goose is in better shape than many local courses in their prime season. Fairway lies were mostly good, unless you happened to land in one of the scalped areas. Rough was not as lush as usual but could be 2-3 inches deep. Tees were flat! Yes, flat – like they are supposed to be everywhere! I wasn’t in the sand, but partners played out a couple times and I heard no complaints in between the smack talk. Greens did have quite a few old and new unrepaired ballmarks.
The tightened fairways and softer turf, combined with vagaries of the wind, resulted in my leaving several approaches short, especially to front pins. Those several situations really brought out to me how pushed up many of the green platforms at Goose are to the green approaches, something you don’t necessarily see from a short-to-mid iron distance out in the fairway. I often was only 5 yards short of the green, but several feet below the level of the pin in an area where the green was running slightly away from me over the front edge. My wedge/putting game was found wanting in these circumstances!» Close
Joined the party today for the GK Cup 12 final match – congrats to Ron for joining the Cup winner fraternity. Had a great time playing with Greg, Tom,... » More
Joined the party today for the GK Cup 12 final match – congrats to Ron for joining the Cup winner fraternity. Had a great time playing with Greg, Tom, and Gus, and seeing other old and new GK acquaintances. Conditions were similar to my round last Tuesday, but the course was drier and firmer throughout. And unfortunately, the POP was much worse – overall 5.5+ hours with a lot of waiting on the back nine in the hot sun. Saw the cart girl several times, as well as a marshal driving around but not making much impact. Excellent breakfast burrito before and club sandwich after in the grille.» Close
I was looking for someplace to get some swings before the GK Cup 12 Final this coming Sunday. Many of the courses near me in south OC are too $$ or in... » More
I was looking for someplace to get some swings before the GK Cup 12 Final this coming Sunday. Many of the courses near me in south OC are too $$ or in poor shape (based on GK reviews), so I opted to go to Eagle Glen to preview the conditions for Sunday. I got a $25 rate at 2:00pm on the course website on Wednesday, 9/26/18, and when I booked Monday the tee sheet looked pretty open. But on arrival it looked like the wild west – one cart guy running around repurposing carts for players as others finished their round, no starter and the marshal was leaving for the day at 2pm. The first tee was busy and the twosome I was assigned with was not around, but a twosome scheduled at 1:30 but delayed waiting for a cart joined me. We waited on every shot and finished in 4.5+ hours. Weather was sunny and hot without too much wind.
Overall the course is in pretty good shape – it might play slightly differently for a morning round Sunday than in the late afternoon today. Greens were in good shape – receptive, rolling pretty smoothly at medium+ speed, and I don’t recall any obvious thin or bare areas on the greens. The usual number of recent and old ballmarks. Fairway lies were generally good but there were numerous scattered thin/bare patches as well as wet areas. Rough was all over the place depending on where you were on the course, ranging from bare/rocky to lush and 8” deep. Sand was in good shape but firm and thin, with many unraked areas. Many tees were lumpy or sloping (Blue).
New GPS systems on my cart and the twosome were not working. The group in front of us (1:50 tee time, in case the course reads this) was slow, loud, and were driving carts right up to and alongside greens. Many blue tees were back at the black plates today. R-W-B flag rotation, so 3 of the 4 par-5s were the same color. Adequate water available, and the refill rack on #10 had sand available for the first time I can remember. A doe and two fawns munching grass on fairway #2 didn’t pay us any attention.
Pace is often an issue here because the first 5 holes are very challenging in terms of forced carries, prevalence of ESAs, and sloping terrain. So, it’s easy to get off to a poor/slow start, backing up those behind you. Likewise, holes 16-18 also have a lot of trouble around them, ensuring a slower finish.
Played the “all-kikuyu all-the-time” Diamond Bar GC with my monthly club on Saturday, 9/15/18, at 10am. The day was clear and hot with not too much wi... » More
Played the “all-kikuyu all-the-time” Diamond Bar GC with my monthly club on Saturday, 9/15/18, at 10am. The day was clear and hot with not too much wind until late in the round, so the 3-hr front nine, and total 5.5-hr round, were especially hot and wearying. We waited on every shot all day. The drill sergeant starter made sure we got out right on time so we could immediately join the waiting queue.
Conditioning was LA County casual. Greens were the “best” part of the course, mostly firm with good coverage, rolling at medium-fast speed. We saw some bumpiness throughout the round, and all greens had many old and new ballmarks. Fairways ran the gamut from soaking wet areas to lush and good to thin and hard to bare. Rough was the same way, with the added challenge of dry/clumpy/ball sits down. Throughout the course any lie in fairway or rough was a crapshoot regarding what you would get. Sand was generally thin and firm. Trees were mostly flat bit looked pretty ragged.
The course uses a Red-White-Blue pin rotation. Because of where they fall in the hole order, 3 of the 4 par-5s had red flags today– the course needs to use some imagination to break up that pattern and provide better variety. Saw a cart girl a couple of times - snack bar at #10 tee closed. Staff was friendly but a couple of “ambassador” carts seen around the clubhouse were never actually seen on the golf course.
Nothing we got for the round was unexpected.» Close
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