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Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 05:55 PM
This one was more difficult to do this year for a number of reasons:

1. Par has to be either "72" wins or "90". (4 out of 9; or, 5 out of 9). The last many years were easy because our pre-season pythagorean was pretty close to 72 wins. But, this year, it's more like 81-82 wins. If it's 81, then par is 72; but, if it's 82, then par is 90. I'm going to go with this website's pre-season prediction of 80 wins by the REDS http://www.bucsdugout.com/2010/3/4/1356966/2010-n-l-central-preview , and that makes it a Par 72 course (which means we might end up like 18-under or more for the year, with lot's of Eagles and Double-Eagles along the way, and possibly an Condor, a rare hole-in-one (one a par-5).)

So, with 4-5 over a 9-game stretch (for you first-timers, 9 times 18 equals 162) being "Par", 5-4 being "Birdie", 6-3 being "Eagle", 7-2 being "Double-Eagle" and 8-1 being "Condor", let us proceed. (If we go 9-0 over that "particular" 9-game stretch, I'll worry about what to call it when we get to it, and of course, 3-6 is a "Bogey", 2-7 is a "Double-Bogey", 1-8 is a "Triple-Bogey", and 0-9 (Heaven forbid that happens, but it's a "Quadruple Bogey".)

Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 06:02 PM
Hole #1: Kankanunnan

http://www.kankanunnan.com/UploadFile/2007820143144866.jpg

The REDS were able to avoid the sand traps along the way and with fantastic second and third shots (taking 2 of 3 from the Cubs and Marlins), they were able to drop a 7-footer for Birdie (5-4).

After 1 hole (1-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)

Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 06:10 PM
Hole #2: Sand Hills

http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/SH4gb.jpg

Now, that's a bunker!

And, the REDS had a lot of trouble getting out of it (being swept by the Pirates). They had one good shot (they took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers), but in the end, the sand ate them up as they finished with a DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7).

They need to work on their sand game, I guess.

After 2 holes (1-OVER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)

Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 06:19 PM
Hole #3: Royal County Down

http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/courses/2007/09/sept_100leadpebble_299x299.jpg

Relieved to get the Sand Trap from Hell out of the way, the REDS found that they could handle the Windy conditions of Royal County Down a lot easier. With nerves of steel, they took their 2nd shot and went for the pin, landing it about 20 feet short before it rolled in for the EAGLE (6-3) (A sweep of the Astros).

After 3 holes (1-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)

Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 06:31 PM
Hole #4: Royal Melbourne (West)

http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/courses/2007/09/sept_100tmelwest_600x600.jpg

With that dynamic 2nd shot at Royal County Down, the REDS were feeling very confident going into the Par-5 hole at Royal Melbourne (West). With that extra confidence the REDS blasted their Tee-shot 310 yards down the middle of the fairway (a drubbing of the Cubs and a sweep of the Pirates with back-to-back complete game shutouts for the 1st time in decades) As a hole to be remembered (the greatest pitching performance (by Cueto) since Tom Browning's perfect game), the REDS took their 2nd shot (a 5-wood) and drove it straight to the hole....as it bounced 20 yards in front of the hole and rolled all the way into the hole for the most unlikely finish (the REDS' great victory over the Cardinals in the Civil Right's game) to a hole where the ball stayed on the edge of the hole for 5 seconds before falling in for the spectacular DOUBLE-EAGLE!!! (7-2).

After 4 holes (4-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)

Kingspoint
05-31-2010, 06:39 PM
Hole #5: Pine Valley

http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/courses/2007/09/sept_100tpinevalley_600x600.jpg

On fire, the REDS face one of Pine Valley's toughest, and come away with another EAGLE (6-3) nailing their 2nd shot 50 yards from the pin and then chipping it in from there. (It helps to play Pittsburgh, Milwakee and Cleveland.)

After 5 holes (6-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)

ian_madden
06-01-2010, 12:44 PM
I love this man... YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

redsfan_12
06-01-2010, 02:26 PM
That is pretty cool. Kudos

The Voice of IH
06-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Yep, I agree with the others, very entertaining! I love the sand trap from hell! :bowrofl:

lidspinner
06-01-2010, 10:07 PM
YES......Kings is the man....it is this thread from years past that got me through the season without jumping off the cliff...it helps you sit back and see the big picture instead of freaking out after a 2-7 trip. But at the same time, like this year, you dont want to be satisfied with shooting par. Par is for the Cubs. We need to hit the 10 under and stay there. I have showed last years golf thread to so many Reds fans and they all fell in love with it.

Kings, I like how your summarizing hole by hole with pics and a write up....keep the juices flowing pal.

Kingspoint
06-02-2010, 12:10 AM
Hole #6: Shaftesbury Glen

http://www.mbn.com/media/courses/Shaftesbury_Glen/ShaftesburyGlenPhoto.jpg

Having reached the backside of the pin with back-to-back great shots (winning series against the Pirates and Astros), the REDS are in line for an Eagle (6-3) if they can sink this tough putt. But, the problem is they have to maneuver through that gulley in the green.

Sink this 30-footer and it's an Eagle (beat Carpenter and the Cards on Wednesday). Get close and tap in and it's still a Birdie (lose on Wednesday to the Cards) and they'll go to (7-UNDER)

TheOnlyRedsFan
06-02-2010, 02:55 AM
A+ topic
hats off to the King

sabometrics
06-03-2010, 12:59 AM
That wasn't a bad lay-up and tap in last night. They still got a birdie and everything is all right :)

Kingspoint
06-03-2010, 05:25 AM
After 6 holes (7-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)


(If they stayed 7-UNDER, they'd end up with 79 Wins. But, it's looking like they're going to be in the 15-UNDER to 20-UNDER range. Injuries have finally caught up with them, and it's having an effect.)

Kingspoint
06-10-2010, 01:20 AM
The REDS are currently playing the 7th Hole with a chance at either Par, Birdie or Eagle. Currently 3-3 in this 9-game stretch, a win against the Giants Thursday Afternoon not only splits the series with them but guarantees the REDS of a Par on the 7th Hole. Two more shots after that (against the Royals), and this "swoon" the REDS have had might not look so bad after all. Take 2 of the next three and it's another sub-par hole for the REDS, currently at 7-UNDER for the year.

Pitchers we have going over the next three games?

Leake vs Giants
Arroyo vs Royals
Cueto vs Royals.

I like our chances with all three games at homes, and two of them Weekend Games with big crowds.

Kingspoint
06-11-2010, 11:14 PM
We've got a 10-footer for a Birdie on Saturday (beat the Royals on Saturday and we Birdie the 7th Hole). A very makable putt.

http://www.trulinegreens.com/images/rmg_6962-1.jpg

Kingspoint
06-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Hole #7: Falcons Fire

http://www.metrowestgolf.com/gui/metrowest8/userpages/FalconsFire/FalconsFireHole8.jpg

The REDS made a nice BIRDIE (5-4) with the win Saturday over Kansas City. They continue their consistent play of sub-par golf. If they could put some back-to-back good shots together, they could really take off. But, for now, settling for sub-par golf is still ahead of expectations. Expectations have certainly changed, though. They've especially changed with the unexpected Offense (1st in the National League) and unexpected Starting Pitching that's been a signature of the 2010 Cincinnati Reds. What's troubling them is their "pitching" wedge. They just can't seem to "pitch" it very well. They've been getting good shots off the tee. Their putter has been working pretty good, too. They've just had trouble getting from their long-shots to their putter, shanking their pitching wedge a few too many times. Anyway, -8 UNDER through 7 holes is still great. Would really like to Eagle #8, though, and get to -10-UNDER.

After 7 holes (8-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)

If asked at the beginning of the year if we'd be happy with 18 Birdies (90-72), anyone would have said, "Yes!". But, I think now, we want a few more Eagles tossed in there. It's probably inevitable that we're going to Par or Bogey another hole, so we're going to need a few more Eagles (or a Double-Eagle) to make up for it.

Kingspoint
06-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Hole #8: Pebble Beach

http://larrygolfstheworld.com/files/2009/09/Pebble-Beach-PBGL-Aerial-Joann-Dost1-791x1024.jpg

Our first shot went into the Ocean (loss to KC and two to LA). We get to hit our 3rd shot about 150 yards from the T-Box, so we'll have a chance to set up a nice Pitching Wedge for our 4th shot on this beautiful Par-5.

Kingspoint
06-25-2010, 09:50 PM
That first shot in the Ocean cost as as we two-putted for a Bogey (3-6), our first this year, and only our second hole we haven't gone under par. 7-Under through 8 holes, though isn't bad. When you consider that we're on our way to a possible Eagle or Double-Eagle on #9 (2 wins vs Oakland and 1 vs Cleveland so far), we could end the Front Nine at 9-Under or 10-Under, an excellent first half of Golf, and something nobody expected out of this team when the year began.

After 8 holes (7-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)

Kingspoint
07-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Hole #9: Normandy

http://www.france-golf-tours.com/upload/etretat%20golf%20aerial%20cgcc.jpg

The REDS attacked Normandy the way the Canadians and British landed there 65 years ago....they walked on unchallenged (2 wins over the A's and 2 wins over the Indians). They faced a little resistance after that with losses to the Indians and the Phillies, but finished the hole strong with a BlitzKrieg against the lowly Cubbies (put a 9-spot on them in the 7th). Finishing the final hole of the first half of the season with a roar, the REDS earned themselves a DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2) for a Front Half total of 10-UNDER par. What a great First Half it's been. They come back from their 2nd worst hole with their best effort of the year. Truly this team is a Championship contender. The Back Half is always the most difficult and the winners separate from the pretenders. With the entire 10th hole being all Road games, we should have a good read right away on the makeup of this team for their chances of coming out of the back half as playoff participants.

After 9 holes (10-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)

Kingspoint
07-05-2010, 07:48 PM
Only 2 bad holes out of the first 9 and those holes were followed with and Eagle and a Double-Eagle.

This is the greatest team since the 1990 REDS.

Kingspoint
07-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Hole #10: Princeville

http://www.vacationrentaldirect.com/clients/7905/PrincevilleBeautifulFourGolfCourses.jpg

After a good driver followed by a terrific 2nd shot, the REDS punched an easy 4-footer 15 feet past the hole. Missing the tough comeback putt, it turned out to be the most disappointing hole of the course so far, as what should have been an easy Birdie became a BOGEY (3-6).

After 10 holes (9-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)

Kingspoint
07-11-2010, 05:22 PM
With the First Half of the baseball season officially over, it's time to reassess the course.

It was a real toss-up before the game began whether "Par" would be 4-5 or 5-4, and it was decided that most pythagoreans had this team closer to 80-82 projected for the year.

Clearly, this team is not a sub-.500 team, so for the last 8 holes, "Par" is going to be 5-4. Think of it as a "U. S. Open" course from here on out. The course will be adjusted where Eagles will become much more difficult and Birdies will be more rare. Bogies and worse will still be bad efforts, but a Par will be a good hole. The goal will be to play Bogey-free golf for the last 8 holes. With the abundance of quality starting pitching this club is showing to have going into the last 8 holes (Volquez, Wood, Maloney, Cueto, Arroyo and Leake), they are very capable of doing this.

Bill Bray has proven to be a solid addition to the pen. Jared Burton seems to be ready, too. With a break for Cordero over the next few days, hopefully he can turn things around. Ondrusek has proven himself. Juan Francisco will certainly get a call up. Danny Dorn may also earn a call up. Alonso is looking like a September call up is in the works. The hitting of Cabrera is a real problem. Dusty can't keep playing him everyday.

Let's see what Walt does over the next 7-10 days. Knowing Jockety's history, he's not going to stand pat, and will do something to improve the club. Let's see what he comes up with.

ian_madden
07-21-2010, 11:59 AM
Good insight. I'm not a golfer but I LOVE this thread. Please keep it up.

Kingspoint
07-21-2010, 08:33 PM
With the last 8 holes of "Par" being 5-4, "Par" on the season will be 80-82.

So, at 9-Under par so far, we'll get an 89 if we just "Par" out.

Kingspoint
07-26-2010, 03:53 AM
Hole #11: Augusta

http://www.inewscatcher.com/timages/14128813f2504d70396d4d885bf5e318.jpg

Where many a Master's has been won and lost, Hole #11, the first part of "Amen Corner", was tamed by the REDS.

With expectations now higher (5W-4L is Par from Hole #11 - Hole #18), the REDS still managed to Birdie (6W-3L) #11. A beautiful 2nd shot placed the ball 12 feet pin-high to the left. From there, it was one-putt. The 12th Hole will be tougher though as we stick with Augusta. A review of the 12th Hole in the next post:

After 11 Holes: (10-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)

Kingspoint
07-26-2010, 03:56 AM
Perhaps the most famous hole in all of Golf, the #12 at Augusta:

http://www.grandisongolfgallery.com/prod-img/main_AugustaUSA12.jpg

1934 yardage: 150, par 3

"Here the distance must be gauged very accurately, and the wind sweeping down along Rae's Creek is often deceptive to the player standing on the tee about to hit."
--- Bobby Jones

This is the most terrifying shot on the golf course when the winds are swirling. A short approach will find Rae's Creek or the bunker in front of the green; a long approach could find one of the two bunkers in the rear.

You don't Eagle this hole. A good result is a Par. A great result is a Birdie. Bogey's and Double-Bogey's are not uncommon.

Kingspoint
08-02-2010, 10:41 PM
And, the REDS are looking for that "great result" on #12.

Sink this 10-foot putt (a win Tuesday Night @ Pittsburgh), not a gimme by any means, and the REDS get themselves another BIRDIE. If not, they settle for a well-earned PAR, their first PAR of the season.

Kingspoint
08-04-2010, 02:50 AM
After 12 Holes: (10-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)

The REDS finally get a PAR (5-4). Like Phil Mickelson at a Grand Slam Event, they've been going for it all season either getting under par on every hole or over par on every hole. Even after spotting the Pirates 6 runs today, they almost came back in typical Phil fashion with rallies in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Baker tried to pull a Gibson by pinch-hitting Votto in the 8th, but with an obvious IBB if Votto were to come up there, he should have waited either until the 9th and pinch-hit for Gomes or Bruce, or even Cairo, in case Janish came through by getting on also in the 8th.

Anyway, 10-under gets the team 90 wins. 15-under would get them to 95, and almost assuredly secure a playoff spot, either as the Division Winner or the Wild Card entrant.

With 6 holes to go, it's very possible for them to go 5-under over the last 6 holes. No Bogey's and they should be able to do it.

Don't know what hole #13 is yet, but I think I'll wait until the last shot (Aug. 14th) to post a picture of it.

2/3rd's of the course is now complete.

Kingspoint
08-15-2010, 07:02 PM
Hole #13: Pacific Dunes

http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/tours/2010/08/pacific-dunes_600x477.jpg

Ranked again as the #1 Golf Course in the United States by Golf Magazine ( http://courses.golf.com/top-courses-and-resorts/top-100-courses-you-can-play-2010.html ), this course challenges the most accurate of hitters. Located in Bandon, Oregon (along with the 5th, 10th, and 15th ranked U.S. Courses), this God-inspiring design sits along the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Southern Oregon where tropical breezes blow inland throughout the year. If you're not accurate, you'll be playing from rough conditions, similar to what you've been seeing this weekend at the PGA Championship. If you ever find yourself on this challenging piece of Paradise, you'll be playing alongside players from around the World. On any given day, the normal golfer here is from Scotland, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, England, Spain and South Africa. And, it's not because of the money. You can play here for as little as $75, depending on the season. At most, it's $275. It's links golf at it's finest.

The REDS hit a marvelous tee shot (winning the last game and the series against the Pirates) and beautiful second shot (a sweep of the Cubs) on this Par-5, but as with any great links course, their approach shot found trouble (3-game sweep by the Cardinals) and landed in some deep brush.

Like the true Champion they seem destined to become in 2010, they dug out of the rough with their best shot of the course and landed it in the hole for a BIRDIE (6-3) (First two wins against the Marlins setting up a possible sweep, which they accomplished; but, that's the first shot of the next hole, #14).

After 13 Holes: (11-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)

So, with 5 holes to go, the REDS are set up to win this thing. They've put themselves in position to win through 13 holes. Only they can stop themselves. Don't look behind. Continue to play aggressively. Go for the pin!

Kingspoint
08-24-2010, 03:25 AM
Another sub-par hole for the 2010 REDS.

They're putting for an EAGLE (7-2) at #14 on Tuesday versus San Francisco. Lose and they still get a BIRDIE (6-3). But, win and they get their first EAGLE or better since Hole #5 and move to 13-UNDER.

Kingspoint
08-25-2010, 12:23 AM
Hole #14: Scottsdale

http://media.point2.com/p2a/htmltext/16e0/1786/33a4/b989fd78fa052bca0847/original.jpg

The REDS attacked this hole in the Desert of Arizona with a flurry (sweeping the D-Backs) with two sensational shots that got them onto the green in 2 of this par-5 hole. With just a 15-foot putt to make Eagle, the REDS left it short (back-to-back blowouts by the Giants), tapping in for another BIRDIE (6-3). What is in reality a great score, the team is left the hole with their heads down as they know what could have been.

On to the next hole, #15. With only four holes to go, the REDS control their own destiny. They'd have to choke at this point to not finish this Round with a trip to the playoffs. Playing the last 4 holes at 3-Under though (23-13 and 95 wins for the season), would probably ensure them of their first playoff appearance since 1995.

After 14 Holes: (12-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)
14. BIRDIE (6-3)

Kingspoint
08-25-2010, 01:30 AM
With those two blowouts now behind us, we move onto the next hole.

Everything starts fresh on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco.

Bogey-free the rest of the way and we're in.

Kingspoint
08-26-2010, 01:39 AM
No better way to get off to a good start on the 15th hole than to win it's first game (12-11 over the Giants). (4-4 over the next 8 and they PAR; 5-3 over the next 8 and they get a BIRDIE). I'm hoping for the BIRDIE.

Kingspoint
09-06-2010, 02:45 AM
Hole #15: Cobbs Creek

http://philadelphia10.cityspur.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/golffeature.jpg

With only four holes to play and the Division seemingly sewed up, the 2010 Cincinnati REDS could have played the 15th Hole more casually, and just tried to go for PAR. Instead, they shifted into another gear and buried in the sand the St. Louis Cardinals by delivering super shot after super shot on their way to their first EAGLE (7-2) since May 16-24th. (Though they had a DOUBLE-EAGLE June 23-July 2) Their first shot was long and down the middle [Wins over San Francisco (12-11) and Chicago (7-1)], while their 2nd shot was onto the Green [Wins over Chicago (7-5) and Milwaukee (5-4 and 8-4)] setting up a DOUBLE-EAGLE putt. They missed the DOUBLE-EAGLE putt from 50-feet, but nailed the 4-foot comeback (Victory over St. Louis 6-1). All year long, they've been playing against themselves. The Cardinals have never been a competitor in this race. The consistency all year long by the REDS have proven at each hole that the REDS were never ever going to look back at a bad shot, and go forward with greater effort whenever they faced a difficult situation.

At 14-UNDER par with 3 holes to play, it's not a matter of IF the 2010 REDS will make the playoffs, but WHAT their final score will be. 16-UNDER par (96-66, .593) this year would give them their greatest 162-game record since the 1976 World Championships, a team many consider to be the Greatest Baseball Team ever. This may yet go down as one of the greatest REDS' teams ever as they've now bested par for the 11th time in 15 holes. They're certainly one of the most over-achieving REDS' teams of all time.


After 15 Holes: (14-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)
14. BIRDIE (6-3)
15. EAGLE (7-2)

New York Red
09-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Kudos for an awesome idea and awesome thread. Great concept and even better pics. As long as the Reds don't have a Jean Van de Velde type finish, we should cruise the rest of the way. :beerme:

Kingspoint
09-16-2010, 03:28 AM
Hole #16: The Windmill

http://www.miniaturegolfer.com/Photos/Mablethorpe/mabap1.jpg

The REDS kept slamming it into that darn Windmill on their way to a DOUBLE-BOGEY (3-6) getting swept by the Rockies in a 4-game series. That's OK though, as the Cardinals were busy banging away at the Clownface. They were determined to remain "behind" the REDS the rest of the year.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/2291868816_261c73d72d.jpg

With two holes to play the REDS are no longer concerned about the Cardinals. It's all home-field advantage in the playoffs from here. On to #17 and back to real golf after playing around that last hole.

After 16 Holes: (12-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)
14. BIRDIE (6-3)
15. EAGLE (7-2)
16. DOUBLE-BOGEY (3-6)

Kingspoint
09-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Hole #17: Guilin Merry Land

http://www.lycheetravel.com/images/hotel/golf/Guilin%20Merry%20Land%20Golf%20Club.jpg

With such a huge lead going into the last three holes, the REDS took their foot off the pedal and played conservative golf. While the 16th Hole was terrible because of their "too conservative" play, the 17th Hole was good enough as they carded a BOGEY (4-5) losing the last 2 of 3 to Arizona and 2 of 3 to Houston before righting the ship and taking 2 of 3 from Milwaukee. They've just been enjoying the view from the top the last two holes. It's been a while since they've been here, so you can't really blame them. They've earned it.


After 17 Holes: (11-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)
14. BIRDIE (6-3)
15. EAGLE (7-2)
16. DOUBLE-BOGEY (3-6)
17. BOGEY (4-5)

1990REDS
09-24-2010, 04:40 PM
I really enjoy reading your golf thread Kingspoint. It gives you a good perspective of the ups and downs of a 162 game season. Plus it helps me from freaking out about dropping 2 of 3 to bad teams in June.:)

Kingspoint
09-24-2010, 06:29 PM
I keep waiting for someone to say, "I've played there".

Kingspoint
09-24-2010, 06:32 PM
Walking up the 18th at St. Andrews.

Let's hear it for the 2010 CINCINNATI REDS!

http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/502480/3288491_bin.jpg

:beerme:

Kingspoint
09-24-2010, 06:37 PM
(The last 6 home games should all be about the fans showing their appreciation to the REDS.)

These last 6 home games are fun games to go to. No pressure. Just fun. Sitting at the top enjoying some baseball games before it gets really intense 11 days from now.

Southpaw
09-24-2010, 07:46 PM
Hole #10: Princeville

http://www.vacationrentaldirect.com/clients/7905/PrincevilleBeautifulFourGolfCourses.jpg


I keep waiting for someone to say, "I've played there".


Okay, I've played there. Not there-there, but I've played at Princeville.

I actually think that's the Makai Course at Princeville, while I played the Prince Course at Princeville three weeks ago.

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Kauai, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play. It was fantastic, and not near as difficult as I expected.

Kingspoint
09-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Okay, I've played there. Not there-there, but I've played at Princeville.

I actually think that's the Makai Course at Princeville, while I played the Prince Course at Princeville three weeks ago.

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Kauai, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play. It was fantastic, and not near as difficult as I expected.

How gorgeous. What a nice time to be there.

I watched the sun rise on the top of Diamond Head in the morning, but I didn't play any courses while there.


**I snookered a side-trip up to Fenway on my honeymoon.

Kingspoint
10-03-2010, 04:40 PM
Hole #18: Deer Track

http://deertrackgolfcourse.com/graphics/Hole16-lg.jpg

The 2010 Cincinnati REDS finish on their home course of Deer Track with a nice final putt for a PAR (5-4). They did what they had to do the last 3 holes to ensure a complete season and advance to the TPC for 2010. At 11-under par (80 wins was par), the REDS finished with an identical record to their 1990 World Championship season where they swept the A's in 4 dominating World Series games. At 11-under, the 91 Wins were a sneak-peek to what we can come to expect at these new-look REDS. 90 Wins will be the norm for quite a few years as the franchise is loaded with young talent in pitching, hitting and defense.

On to the Post-Season!

After 18 Holes: (11-UNDER):

1. BIRDIE (5-4)
2. DOUBLE-BOGEY (2-7)
3. EAGLE (6-3)
4. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
5. EAGLE (6-3)
6. BIRDIE (5-4)
7. BIRDIE (5-4)
8. BOGEY (3-6)
9. DOUBLE-EAGLE (7-2)
10. BOGEY (3-6)
11. BIRDIE (6-3)
12. PAR (5-4)
13. BIRDIE (6-3)
14. BIRDIE (6-3)
15. EAGLE (7-2)
16. DOUBLE-BOGEY (3-6)
17. BOGEY (4-5)
18. PAR (5-4)