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    The opportunity arose yesterday to play at the Albury Commercial course.
    It was a very attractive course, with undulating hills, well grassed fairways and smooth greens. Like everywhere else, it has been wet for the last few days. The occasional shot went wrong when the expected ground resistance was absent, sending mud flying.
    For 9 holes ( 2 payers) and a motorized cart $75. Value.

    Today we played 18 holes on the 27 hole course at Corowa.. Corowa is west of Albury-Wodonga on the river Murray.
    The course was adjacent the river and very pretty. Cost was around $90 ( 2 players + cart) . We hit off around 7:30 a.m. and the surfaces were still wet from rain overnight and possibly some dew too. The course conditions were very good. It is an interesting layout , with some big bunkers. i found two of them. Being saturated it was a matter of chipping out with a square blade, just like at home.

    Both courses are worth visiting. Some dry sunny weather would have made them a bit more predictable perhaps.

    #16338
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    Today we played 9 holes at the Back 9 Course in Echuca. It is a cheap and cheerful style course, with fairways that are sparse in some areas. They have had recent rains so it was better than when I past played there about 16 months ago. The rough fairways caught me out a few times when I hit the ground after the ball and the club stopped dead. The ball shot out right of target and finished short. I don’t know whether it was pilot error or the hybrid-irons style clubs I am playing with are not suited to the conditions.
    The greens needed a darn good close cut and rolling. They were slow and bumpy, making putting a bit erratic. In the end we resorted to the sand scrape method of banging the ball at the hole with more speed than usual to keep them on track and hoping they died near the hole. It worked; mostly.

    A good way to kill 2 hours while the women folk searched the shops for an elusive bargain.

    Tomorrow at 7:40 we got a tee off time on the east course at Rich River resort in Moama (across the border in N.S.W.)

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