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Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they play better when playing solo? The irony is no witnesses and no one to high five. Had a great second shot today, on a par 5 to land 4 ft from the pin. If a tree falls in a forest and no ones there to hear it, does it make a noise?

 

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I'm not sure if I've ever played my best rounds alone, because I end up getting bored and hit multiple balls just to kill time while I'm waiting, but, I will say hitting a great individual shot with no witnesses or someone to high-five is a little depressing.

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I'm hot and cold, just like when I play with someone else. I'll play unconscious then the next time like it's my first time swinging a club. 

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I play a lot alone so I have had some really good rounds by myself, but I think that is also because I can play fast and rip around the course. Less thinking time and just go around and hit the first club I think and move on. 

Good example was earlier this summer shot a 76 at a course I'd only played once before. It was stupid dry and ended up going without driver instead played 3 wood and 4 iron off the tee the whole time. I like to play a draw but my swing was giving me a fade so after the first couple holes I just figured this is what I have so let's roll with it and 2 hours later was all finished up. I thanked the guy in the proshop and he looked at me and said you know you paid for 18 and there is more then enough daylight to finish. 

I just chuckled and said I finished my 18. 

Something peaceful about playing alone as well. Finally i210 testing was done alone a lot of the time a gave me a chance to work on a lot of different shots and clubs on different holes. 

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32 minutes ago, Apolloshowl said:

It was stupid dry and ended up going to driver the whole time. 3 wood and 4 iron off the tee the whole time.

I'm confused by these two sentences.  At first you say you ended up going to driver the whole time, and then you said you teed off with either 3 "wood" or 4 iron.

Which was it?

Sorry to threadjack, but this confuses the hell out of me and I hate when I'm confused.

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9 minutes ago, GSwag said:

I'm confused by these two sentences.  At first you say you ended up going to driver the whole time, and then you said you teed off with either 3 "wood" or 4 iron.

Which was it?

Sorry to threadjack, but this confuses the hell out of me and I hate when I'm confused.

Edited the post. No driver for the round. Was only half way through my morning coffee... Should have waited to finish before posting!

Either way alone rounds I think are great and I can see why many would have some of their best rounds alone!

 

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I love playing alone and have had some of my best rounds. Played Torey Pines by myself, playing through 3 groups and it was a blast. Played Grayhawk in AZ and had my closest ever hole in one with a 4-iron on a 187 yard par 3. The first time I've ever wished for the ball NOT to go in, because no one would have believed me.

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Do I score best when playing alone?  Yes.

Does this produce the best measure of what level of golfer I am?  No.

I say the above, because the week before a tournament in Orlando I went out and shot even par for 36 holes straight cumulative by myself, walking alone on a mostly deserted course, using my Sunday 6-club bag (Driver/hybrid/7 iron/PW/LW/putter).

I then showed up at the tournament, and granted, it was alternate shot, so I had to rely on my buddy, and play from wherever he hit his shots, but walking off the course for that tournament after shooting 88-85 in that format completely deflated any semblance of confidence I have in my game.  My reaction after leaving that tournament is that I haven't even bothered to pick the clubs up again, except for a Sunday afternoon 9-holes in cold and extremely wet conditions at my parents house this past Sunday, which only reinforced my attitude of I suck at this game, and have no desire to punish myself any further with this BS.

It's extremely humiliating and humbling to go out and get outdriven by teenagers by 50 yards, and to lose to them by about 18 strokes, when the week before your biggest thought on the course was that I needed to make birdie on the last hole to shoot even par for the nine.  Then I get in the tournament and was starting to be extremely thrilled if we made par, because not only was bogey the norm, but I was starting to expect it in the 2nd round.

I'm actually sitting here contemplating a membership for next year to a local course five minutes from my house, but the biggest reason I am hesitant to do it, is because I know that 95-99% of my rounds there will be as a single.  Sure, I can go out and do that and keep my game in form, but I know deep down that unless I am competing in tournaments I'll never truly know the full measure of my game, because the scores are so much higher in that format.

So the short answer to your question is, sure I can score much lower by myself, but honestly, what's the point of doing that if you can't replicate the results with witnesses when there is money on the line?

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I know a lot of people are more comfortable playing along and relax. There is no one to judge good or bad and you play well. The key is getting into that mind frame when you play with others. Who cares what they think. You know the shots you can hit.


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I always shoot 4-5 under when alone. 😉

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I only play solo, with the time constraints I have in golf I can't get a regular group together. I have 2 little kids and have dedicated Monday as my day to play. I have to work a half day and rush to the course so it's a little inconsistent as to what time I can play. To answer your question, yes I play "better" by myself. The hardest thing is when I do play with someone else the mental adjustment I have to make is very difficult and usually play awful because I'm trying too hard. It's something I'm going to try and work on in 2019. I'm gonna ask random strangers on the course to play rather than isolating myself.

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I enjoy playing alone occasionally but play much better with other people. My best two rounds 66,68 were in competitions of some sort. I’m more focused in those situations.

I can’t even recall what scores I’ve shot when playing alone. I seriously doubt that any of my rounds in the 60’s were alone.


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Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they play better when playing solo? The irony is no witnesses and no one to high five. Had a great second shot today, on a par 5 to land 4 ft from the pin. If a tree falls in a forest and no ones there to hear it, does it make a noise? emoji848.png

 

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I've had some of my best rounds playing solo.  Most recent was a 76 in Montana. I'll chalk it up to being a bit more focused and possibly the lack of competition - sometimes a detraction.  That said, my best round ever was playing a twosome with a total stranger, who was a very good golfer and I was trying to keep up with him. While I was making better than average shots, it was my putting that day that yielded the 74.

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My lowest round ever was when I was a single. I got into a rhythm and it kept going the whole round, but in tournaments and other rounds with folks, I’ve come close. I don’t score as well when it’s just “for fun” with others, but in tournaments, I can get it going because of the intensity.


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My game is streaky (*cough* inconsistent) whether I play alone or with others. It really doesn't matter to me who I'm playing with. I just play the shots I know I can, and don't care what anyone else thinks. I don't care  if you want to try to drive the 300 yard green, shank it into the woods and make triple, while I lay up and hit wedge to 10 feet, and walk away with birdie or par. Whether I'm playing with someone or not, I'll shoot in a range of 70-82ish but that's just where my game is right now. 

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My best (and worst) rounds come when I play with people.  When I play alone, I never keep score.  It's just a practice round, and I will hit multiple balls depending on the shot and lie I have.  

Several years ago before I joined my current course, I used to play a lot of rounds alone and kept score.  I found that it gave me a false sense of "golf ability".  So I quit keeping score.

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I play solo all the time even when I play my best it's solo or with random people I don't know. My best round or 94 was with three people I never met before and didn't care what they thought all I did was laugh at them getting mad after every shot. So solo or with random people I try too hard with people I know.

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1 hour ago, PMookie said:

My lowest round ever was when I was a single. I got into a rhythm and it kept going the whole round, but in tournaments and other rounds with folks, I’ve come close. I don’t score as well when it’s just “for fun” with others, but in tournaments, I can get it going because of the intensity.

 

... For many golfers I think this is the key. I love playing alone on an empty course because I can get in a rhythm not only with my swing but also my walking pace which keeps me loose. The opposite is true when playing alone on a crowded course as I get stiff waiting and have to slow my walking rate so I just don't stand there waiting. 

... The same is true when playing with a group that moves well. It is much more difficult when playing with a high index player that may take 2 to 5 shots before I can hit my second shot with a lot of walking and stopping, walking and stopping without taking a swing. So as long as things move at a consistent pace I find it easier to play well. 

... All that said, I have had some very enjoyable rounds with high index players that take me out of my rhythm and while I won't be shooting under par, I can still shoot a low round and spend the day on a golf course with interesting people that really enjoy the game. Which is one of the things I love so much about this game. I play a ton as a single when away from home and every day is different.  I never know if I am gonna have a competitive day and shoot in the 60's or spend the day with new "friends" sharing an experience with people from all over the world. At this point in my life, I would rather spend the day with interesting, fun people and shoot a 76 than spend the day alone on an empty course and shoot a 66. 

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I play alone a lot especially during the week....I tend to play better alone because there are no distractions and I can get rolling and I’m not waiting to hit my next shot


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7 hours ago, GSwag said:

Do I score best when playing alone?  Yes.

Does this produce the best measure of what level of golfer I am?  No.

I

I play better alone ass well since I'm not trying to outdo everyone else. When I play with others, I try to be the first one on the tee box, since as competitive as I am, I always try to hit longer drives than the others and the result is not good. 

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