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  1. Played a beautiful new course, played it poorly, but one of the top few courses that I’ve had the privilege to play on. Had a very bad ball-striking day, but was proud of how I recovered and ground out some decent pars.
  2. Can we place bets? I’d like to bet on the Stroke Lab... Kidding aside, I love reading this thread of your’s every year. Your commitment to doing this every year is admirable! I’m really looking forward to seeing the results.
  3. I had a few “questionable” moments on the course, and this ^^ is exactly the reason why. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I’m very competitive and work pretty hard at it. Part of the time, it’s because I’m frustrated that it doesn’t seem like my practice is paying off at all, and the other half is wanting to always do better. That said, one of my main goals this year, has been to channel the frustration into more competitive drive, and use it to help me play better, instead of getting angry and playing worse. It’s been a really interesting learning experience, on how to manage my emotions and turn negatives into positives. It’s made my rounds more enjoyable, made my scores lower, and makes people around me say, “he was a pleasure to play with”, not “wow, what an *******, never want to see him again!”
  4. First week so far my team hasn’t looked like my circus team.. Finally getting things turning around (I hope). Way overpaying for Latavious Murray seemed to pay off this week.
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  6. My personal scoring theory for myself is hit as long of a club off the tee, without creating significantly more risk. I’m better the closer I am to the green, therefore, as long as I’m not bringing crazy risks into play, I’m pulling driver. I’m not really thinking backwards, but usually when I’ve played a course once before, I know where I need to hit it, to give myself the best angle for approach. I pretty much instinctually aim toward that angle, and then just hit the shot. I’d say I work backward much more when considering my target line, than when I’m considering my club choice.
  7. Frankly, I can have 58 penalty strokes in a round without having any caddie infractions. Really, though, you’d think a professional player/caddie would keep up on the rules of golf.
  8. Actually played pretty well, shot 75, ball striking was phenomenal, but putting continues to be a weak spot. Four 3-putts today really turned a great scoring day into a solid scoring day. I’m thinking the Betti might need a time-out for a round or 2 ! Never thought I’d say that!! Either gonna roll with a Ping B60 or an old White Hot #1 that was good to me for a long time.
  9. Didn’t play very well at all. Came down with a bad head cold yesterday, but it was a beautiful day so I said screw it and went out anyway. It’s amazing how such a little thing can massively throw off your swing’s balance and mess with your equilibrium even while putting. Had 20 putts on the front 9 alone.... All in all, it was still a fun day though.
  10. Yeah, I think you’ve got the win against me... I’d need Hockerson to score 5 more points than Golladay, which is HIGHLY unlikely.
  11. Not a good week, in fact bad... verrrry bad... On an unrelated note, I’m looking to trade Keenan Allen for a RB.
  12. Haha! One of my main goals on the course is to keep a positive attitude while playing and limit the amount I get frustrated. In the past, I’ve had some “finer moments” that I’m quite embarrassed about now, and have vowed never to repeat. One of the unexpected benefits has been the ability to recover much quicker after a bad shot or two as opposed to spiraling even further.
  13. Definitely a mixed bag today. Shot 80, but it was a strange 80. Usually when I play, I have lots of average shots, with a few good and a few bad sprinkled in. But not today! Today, it was anyone’s guess as to whether I was going to hit it inside 3 feet or not make it past the ladies tee box! I didn’t have any consistency in distance control ball striking or accuracy. Oh, I putted terribly too. There were some things to build on, but certainly not a round to remember.
  14. Streaky - I show flashes of brilliance where I can play -2 or -3 but then I also have rounds that can be mid 80s. My main goal is to become more consistent and that starts with a better mental approach. I need to start hitting the right shot for any given situation, not just going pin hunting or pull driver on every hole.
  15. For me, conditions/greens are paramount. I kind of combine those into one category since they are so closely related. Yes, scenery is important, but good scenery on a poorly maintained course leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The main other characteristic that goes into judging a course for me, is pace of play. If any given day on a particular course is a 5 hour round, the chances of me returning are slim. Occasionally, I’ll go on a day that isn’t busy, but that is only if the course is phenomenal.
  16. Sounds like your playing on the wrong side of the tracks...
  17. My short game is usually one of my better elements, however if I don’t play frequently enough, my touch goes AWOL. Distance control on chips and pitches is the first thing to go without regular maintenance. I can usually count on my irons and putter to show up, but the few greens I miss can turn ugly if I haven’t played enough.
  18. Mainly only for weather. I will rarely walk off if slow play becomes unbearable or I have somewhere I need to be and a round I thought I could get done in 4 hours ends up taking much longer. The only other time I can recall walking off, is when the people I was paired up with got into an altercation with the group behind us. It was a situation that definitely could have escalated and become something I didn’t want to be involved in, so I told the club house and left.
  19. My theory was more sound before the ankle injury... but I’m gonna stick with it and say that, it’s part of the plan as to not arouse suspicion.
  20. I have a theory: Mahomes is a robot programmed by a far superior species to humiliate all NFL defenses. Thoughts?
  21. Not very well, ball striking betrayed me, but I made some good up and downs and started to exorcise some putting demons. There were some positives to take away from today I guess.
  22. Definitely don’t condone his actions, but 3 years seems a little harsh. Personally, I’d think a month or two seems much more applicable.
  23. It won’t but IMO it should. My opinion is LSU and UGA should be the top two. Clemson 3 and Bama 4. Bama hasn’t really played anyone, and Clemson played a very over-ranked A&M team, but otherwise has struggled.
  24. To be completely honest, it carried about 230 yards landed on a downslope and rolled 100 yards. It hasn’t rained here in 3 weeks and everything is rock hard.
  25. Shot a really “meh” 77. Nothing was really sharp, irons were shaky, putter was cold, and chipping was just okay. Only redeeming thing were my drives that included a 330 yard bomb that set up a birdie on the #1 handicap hole.
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