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Saw this type of thread on another forum and found it interesting. From the time you started playing, how long did it take you to break the various milestones (100, 90, 80, 70)?

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100 - around age 10 from the front tees

90 - A few years later when I started to understand how you're meant to hit down on the ball with the shorter clubs. My uncles and Grandpa made me move back a tee once this started happening

80 - sometime last year. Felt like I was living in the 80s forever but in reality I took a break from golf after high school and for basically the entirety of my 20s. Took me a good 2 years of really trying to finally shoot 79

 

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100 after the 2nd year

90 after 5 years

80 after 12 years

70 after 25  years

Been playing for 30 years. Started playing when I was 30.  So based on the pattern of doubling the years to drop 10 strokes I will break 60 when I'm in heaven. At least I will have a goal when I get there.

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For me, my golf journey has been very off and on.

100 - Shot a 96 around age 10. I was pretty natural at golf at that time, but then I quit after about a year or year and a half. Played for about another year total in my 20s and never broke 100 again. Got back into golf back in July 2019 and started playing regularly on the course back in Jan/Feb 2020. First month or two was shooting 110+. Figured out how to hit a driver and have some sort of short game and I am back down to high 90s to low 100s. 

90 - haven't broken 90 yet, but think I can get there with better putting alone. also it would help if i didn't hit driver on every non-par 3. 

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On 8/23/2020 at 3:32 PM, dlow206 said:

Saw this type of thread on another forum and found it interesting. From the time you started playing, how long did it take you to break the various milestones (100, 90, 80, 70)?

100s a couple of years after starting to golf.

90s earlier this year, probably 6 years since I broke 100

80s and 70s, not there yet.

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When I brought a hand-me-down set back to college after fall break one year and played with my college roommates, I didn't keep score for the longest time.  I broke 100 on a golf trip in Myrtle Beach for the first time on the last round of the trip, maybe 6 years ago or so, which was about 8 years after I started golfing.  I shot pretty consistently in the mid 90s to low 100s until just recently.  I finally broke 90 in May shooting an 87.  Then the very next time out on a full course last weekend (blame the pandemic), I shot another personal best 82.

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100- within 1st year.  First time I kept score was 130.

90- 2nd year

80- 3-5 years can't really remember

70- I've been playing about 15 years now and am not sure I want to play/practice enough to do it.  I was starting to give up hope then I played a round from the kids tees (66).  I've put up a 71 last year and a 70 this year so it may happen.

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100 the first year playing, but I practiced a lot on the range. 400 balls a day for a couple months

90 after 1.5ish years

80 never happened playing solo

70 Career goal.

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100 first round (shot 99 par 68)

90 2 months

80 6 months

70 4 years

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I started playing in 2016:

 

Broke 100 - early 2017(45 rounds:23 handicap)

Broke 90 - late 2017(95 rounds: 14.5 handicap)

Broke 80 - late 2018(140 rounds: 9.6 handicap)

Broke 70 - ? (200+ rounds: 6.6 handicap)

 

 

I caught the golf bug hard: I play 2-4 times a week, and practice 3-5 times a week for about 2 hours each session. Even with all that practice, my handicap goes up 2-3 strokes for about 2 months to start the season before it starts coming back down. I thought this year would be the year I would break 70; (I got fitted for a Driver and putter) but just playing to last years low handicap has been a struggle: I’m not ready to say I’ve regressed, but I’ve definitely hit a plateau...

 

 

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Broke 100 the 2nd year

90 - 4th year 

80 - 5th year 

70 - 12th year (only did this twice)

 

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I broke 100 the second year I was playing.

I'll let you know when I break 90.

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I never even played a full 18 hole round for a while starting out, I think I broke 100 the first summer my brother and I actually played 18 a few times though. Probably like 7 years ago?

Don't think I broke 90 until last summer, maaaybe the year before (when I started playing more consistently) but I doubt it.

Broke 80 once this summer, 70 is still on the horizon for me.

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On 8/23/2020 at 12:32 PM, dlow206 said:

Saw this type of thread on another forum and found it interesting. From the time you started playing, how long did it take you to break the various milestones (100, 90, 80, 70)?

Interesting thread. 

Broke 100 after playing two years..age 13

Broke 90 two years later..age 15

Broke 80 after playing on and off for 20 years..after finally getting rid of a terrible slice.

I broke 70 today..57 years after I started playing golf.  I had been close many times..but today was just different.  I was in the zone all day..it really could have been a 65 if a couple of lip out putts would have fallen. 

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15 minutes ago, deauxrite said:

Interesting thread. 

Broke 100 after playing two years..age 13

Broke 90 two years later..age 15

Broke 80 after playing on and off for 20 years..after finally getting rid of a terrible slice.

I broke 70 today..57 years after I started playing golf.  I had been close many times..but today was just different.  I was in the zone all day..it really could have been a 65 if a couple of lip out putts would have fallen. 

Congratulations on breaking 70 today!!!

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Broke 100 after 5 or so rounds. Within several months. But had spent some time at the range, and played some par 3 courses.

Broke 90 after 9 months or so. 

Broke 80 after 2 years.

Looking for 70 now. 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Congratulations on breaking 70 today!!!

Thanks..it has been a long time trying..putting turns out to be the key for me!

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Started playing at 10. Played a lot, joined the HS golf team, broke 80 for the first time at age 16-17. I couldn’t tell you when I broke 100 or 90. That said I’ve only broken 80 about two dozen times, though 5 times this year. I didn’t play at all for 15 years and then resumed golf about 5 years ago.

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Broke 100 about 6 months after I started playing

Broke 90 about 1 year later

Stuck in the 80-90 range for about 9 years

Broke 80 after 10 years of golfing

I started playing at age 26

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