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This is probably ho hum for you low handicappers - but I'm pretty excited. For the first time I broke 90. I carded an 89 today. It could have been lower but I knew walking onto 18 that I had a great score (for me) and choked on 18 walking off with a double. Now I've got to repeat it a few times to be genuine. But for now I feel like the Bishop in Caddyshack.

 

Congrats Tony!  You'll now be like a hungry fox in a chicken pen.  Once you get a taste of it, you'll you back for more.  ;)

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YES, I broke par on my back nine today!! After a sloppy front nine played in 6 over, I played the back in 3 UNDER 33!!!! I gave up playing safe and started firing at pins. On the back, I went, Birdie, Birdie, Bogey, Par, Birdie, Par, Birdie, Par, and, Par. That was the most birdies I have ever had on 18 let alone 9! That was a lot of fun!

I didn't just break par, I crushed it. Let's hope the floodgates open and I can carry over to the whole 18.🤞🤞

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Awesome! Congrats!

 

 

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This is probably ho hum for you low handicappers - but I'm pretty excited. For the first time I broke 90. I carded an 89 today. It could have been lower but I knew walking onto 18 that I had a great score (for me) and choked on 18 walking off with a double. Now I've got to repeat it a few times to be genuine. But for now I feel like the Bishop in Caddyshack.

YEEESSSSS!!!!

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:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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YES, I broke par on my back nine today!! After a sloppy front nine played in 6 over, I played the back in 3 UNDER 33!!!! I gave up playing safe and started firing at pins. On the back, I went, Birdie, Birdie, Bogey, Par, Birdie, Par, Birdie, Par, and, Par. That was the most birdies I have ever had on 18 let alone 9! That was a lot of fun!

I didn't just break par, I crushed it. Let's hope the floodgates open and I can carry over to the whole 18.

Great job out there my man! Keep 'em coming!

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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I took up really getting after golf last year. But made it a bigger focus for 2018. my goal in January was to break 100 three times.

 

A few lessons later and I have been able to get my swing in the right place.

 

Since then, I have done it 17 times. I have also broken 90 a total of six times.

 

However, today was a milestone day for me! I got out at 6 am, first one at the course and didn't see another person until I got through 8 holes. I was calm, confident, and most importantly consistent. I started the day with a par and back to back birdies. Finishing the front 9 at Even Par. I started the back with back to back bogies but was able to keep it in check. I ended up shooting +2 through 18. Finishing my round with a score of 71.

 

Not only did I break 80, I absolutely crushed it.

 

Course:

Kenwanda Golf Course

Snohomish, WA

Par 69

Slope 107

Distance 5,336

Nice shooting, "Ace" [emoji6]

 

Thumbs Up [emoji106] and a big virtual Hi Five [emoji112]

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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This is probably ho hum for you low handicappers - but I'm pretty excited. For the first time I broke 90. I carded an 89 today. It could have been lower but I knew walking onto 18 that I had a great score (for me) and choked on 18 walking off with a double. Now I've got to repeat it a few times to be genuine. But for now I feel like the Bishop in Caddyshack.

Congrats!!! Be excited!

 

And hopefully you'll give us even more good news soon!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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YEEESSSSS!!!!

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... LOL, I had a round like the Bishop about a month ago. Started out with birdies on 4 of the first 5 holes and hit a shot 2 feet from the pin on the par 3 6th and a massive lightening bolt hit about 5 miles away and the siren went off. Spent the next 1:10 minutes in a shed. Never got to finish the round ... but I am sill alive! 

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Well, I guess this qualifies...

84 yesterday, personal best.✔️

HC has dipped into the high teens.✔️

I would call this a successful season!🤟😀

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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4 hours ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

Well, I guess this qualifies...

84 yesterday, personal best.✔️

HC has dipped into the high teens.✔️

I would call this a successful season!🤟😀

Go you good thing!

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Well, I guess this qualifies...
84 yesterday, personal best.[emoji818]️
HC has dipped into the high teens.[emoji818]️
I would call this a successful season!🤟[emoji3]
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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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Not a scoring milestone, but .. hit most of the fairways in a 9-hole round and .. importantly for me .. that included a few solid shots with a driver (and - a rental set driver, no less)!

Looking forward to reporting more good news as this season progresses.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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OK! I can *finally* post in here....

But first... the disclaimers:
- short, relatively easy course
- 9-hole Par 35; 2,624 yds from the Forward tees; 65.1 / 110

Finished @ +7 .. better than bogey golf!!
(...which has been my continuing quest the past few seasons)

4 Pars .. 4 GIRs
3 Bogeys
2 Doubles

No penalties (finished with the same ball I started with!)
1 x 2-chip
1 x 3-putt

Didn't count fairways hit but was in, or was just on the side of, most of them - including one astoundingly lucky "tree wedge" on the one Par 5 where I pushed my tee shot right .. right into the tops of the trees .. and was looking for it to drop into trouble but instead it got thrown out into the MIDDLE of the fairway! Lost like 1/2 the distance on the shot but I will take that! (Note to self: make a contribution to the National Arbor Foundation.) Ended up with a bogey on that hole after I chunked my 100 yd approach and still had to chip on.

One of the Doubles was not "bad" shots but the second and third there were just not good enough .. and then I 3-putted on top of that. Second Double was definitely attributable to three bad shots and ball still not on the green....

But today's round actually follows up a previous 'better than bogey golf' 9-hole round two days ago, where I finished a shorter, easier course @ +8, so I had to have this second one in the bag to "claim it" 😉

Whoo-hoo!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Oooo soooo close...

90 (Par 72 from the forward tees)

-2 vs bogey golf on the front 9 (ie.+7) but a sloppy +2 vs bogey golf on the back 9 (ie.+11)

Hit a lotta good shots :) .. and had four or five chances at sinking a 1-putt, including one that turned into a 3-putt??!!?? .. but still making too many silly mistakes, especially close to the green....

Stay tuned.....

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Oooo soooo close...

90 (Par 72 from the forward tees)

-2 vs bogey golf on the front 9 (ie.+7) but a sloppy +2 vs bogey golf on the back 9 (ie.+11)

Hit a lotta good shots :) .. and had four or five chances at sinking a 1-putt, including one that turned into a 3-putt??!!?? .. but still making too many silly mistakes, especially close to the green....

Stay tuned.....
Awesome round! I like the playing to bogey approach, as a high handicap player myself I feel like setting a goal like this helps to take the pressure off and allows for a more relaxed approach to the game. I'm looking forward to seeing the announcement from you that you broke 90 soon. I believe you can do it!

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44 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Awesome round! I like the playing to bogey approach, as a high handicap player myself I feel like setting a goal like this helps to take the pressure off and allows for a more relaxed approach to the game. I'm looking forward to seeing the announcement from you that you broke 90 soon. I believe you can do it!

Thanks man!! 👍

Yeah - intentionally play for bogey (ie. conservative) and give yourself chances at pars .. or maybe the occasional birdie!

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Had never broken 80 in a tournament round. Last round of the high school season. Was +4 on a par 72 through 17. Last hole was a long par 4 with an approach over water to a narrow green. I took a 9, but you better believe that 79 still felt pretty sweet! 

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Irons: :callaway-small:Diablo Edge; Steel Shafts; Stock Loft and Lie 

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM5 52.12F; SM5 56.14F; SM4 60.04

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16 minutes ago, Retrop said:

.. over water .. I took a 9 ..

Whoa! Tin Cup moment? Teasing...

Great game and now you know you can do it again ... and more easily, too, if you just Par that silly last hole 😉

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I broke 60, Yeah 60  2 years ago, I shot a 59. Ok it was on a par 64 but, it still counts in my book.

I actually wasn’t thinking about while I was playing because I don’t play the course much (Kissena in NYC) and didn’t know what Par was until I looked at the card after the round.

Also I birdied the last 3 holes making a 25 footer on the last hole and hit a wedge to 1 foot  on 17.  So it wasn’t like I could really think about breaking some barrier with a couple holes to go.

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Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

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The first big memory was breaking 80. Four of us were heading down to Myrtle Beach on Saturday for a week. Friday nigh I stayed out a little to late and had a little too much! Had an early am flight from NY to Myrtle Beach. Straight off the plane to the golf course. We played the Wizard. I was jet lagged and recovering from the night before so my swing was as relaxed as could be. On the last hole all I needed was a bogey to break 80. But I didn't know it . I wasn't keeping the score card or keeping up with my score mentally. As soon as the putt fell they were all cheering and  told me I shot 79.  I have since broken 70 once last year but the 80 was a big one for me. I went into the pro shop and purchased a logo hat to remember the event. Still have it !

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:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

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