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1 hour ago, twyatt700 said:

It's always nice to have a "bad" round and still break 90!

It's all relative 🙂  My handicap has gone up 3 points this year (6.9 - 9.9 GHIN) from those bad rounds.  It's getting old.  I'm working with a swing coach and I see some improvements, but it's not showing up on the cards, yet.  I know many would very happy shooting under 90 -- I well remember those days.  When my wife asks how my golf went, I have to be positive, because if I say something like "Oh, I shot awful with an 86", she'd say something like "I remember when you couldn't break 100!"  So, yes, it's all relative 🙂  

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Got out to play a course while traveling for work.  Rained on us the front 9 and stopped for most of the back 9.  Had a real opportunity to put a low number up, but let some putts get away from me.  Very pleased with how I hit it all day and hope I can continue.   Had 4 birdies and probably 8-10 really good opportunities that were 15 feet or less.  Some of the best ball striking I can remember in a while.

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1 hour ago, CarlH said:

It's all relative 🙂  My handicap has gone up 3 points this year (6.9 - 9.9 GHIN) from those bad rounds.  It's getting old.  I'm working with a swing coach and I see some improvements, but it's not showing up on the cards, yet.  I know many would very happy shooting under 90 -- I well remember those days.  When my wife asks how my golf went, I have to be positive, because if I say something like "Oh, I shot awful with an 86", she'd say something like "I remember when you couldn't break 100!"  So, yes, it's all relative 🙂  

It is definitely all relative.  When you can't break 100 you say you would be happy to score in 90s; until you do.   When in the 90s you want 80s and then 70s and then 60s.  It becomes even more frustrating when your scores go the other way since you still feel like you can play better. 

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5 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Went out as a single early-early today and played worst ball of two. I’ve never done this before but for some reason, an Instagram story kept reminding me that Rory plays this and tries to break par…I did not break par 🤣

Shot an 81, it was fun and different…and I beat the rain. So all in all, it was a good day. 

That sounds like a good time. Some of my favorite rounds are playing 2 ball but have never played the worst of them.....maybe this upcoming week I’ll sneak out of work lol

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18 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

That sounds like a good time. Some of my favorite rounds are playing 2 ball but have never played the worst of them.....maybe this upcoming week I’ll sneak out of work lol

Do it!  Or get in a dew-sweeper round. 
 

It wasn’t as challenging as I’d imagined and to be honest, playing two balls on each hole is almost like a full-round warmup. 

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12 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Do it!  Or get in a dew-sweeper round. 
 

It wasn’t as challenging as I’d imagined and to be honest, playing two balls on each hole is almost like a full-round warmup. 

Still pretty brisk in the morning, west coast made me soft. Also need to wait for the wife to be done working (school) I drop my daughter off in the mornings prevents my early rounds right  now lol. I can see a nooner happening this week though 

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2 hours ago, bens197 said:

Went out as a single early-early today and played worst ball of two. I’ve never done this before but for some reason, an Instagram story kept reminding me that Rory plays this and tries to break par…I did not break par 🤣

Shot an 81, it was fun and different…and I beat the rain. So all in all, it was a good day. 

 

... That is one of my favorite practice round games! I think it is great practice for better players and as you said not as challenging as you might think but it mentally takes a toll to hit it to 2 feet but then play the shot you hit to 15 feet knowing you had a birdie. Or heaven forbid you thin or fat one. I also think higher index players would do better playing the better ball of two as it helps gain confidence and build off good shots. 

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I played the 9 hole executive course up the road today, working on my short game which has been pretty bad as of late....all in all not too bad. It’s a par 33 course 4 par 3’s, 4 par 4’s and 1 par 5.

I struggled a little on the first 9 but the second 9 it got a little better 

41 + 37 = 78

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5 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... That is one of my favorite practice round games! I think it is great practice for better players and as you said not as challenging as you might think but it mentally takes a toll to hit it to 2 feet but then play the shot you hit to 15 feet knowing you had a birdie. Or heaven forbid you thin or fat one. I also think higher index players would do better playing the better ball of two as it helps gain confidence and build off good shots. 

It’s funny how you mention the 2 foot approach. On 5, a par 3 I hit my first one to about 4’ and the second tee shot decided to set me up for a short sided bunker shot. 
 

I can see how it would be easy to gain confidence and mental toughness while playing this way. 

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18 hours ago, CarlH said:

It's all relative 🙂  My handicap has gone up 3 points this year (6.9 - 9.9 GHIN) from those bad rounds.  It's getting old.  I'm working with a swing coach and I see some improvements, but it's not showing up on the cards, yet.  I know many would very happy shooting under 90 -- I well remember those days.  When my wife asks how my golf went, I have to be positive, because if I say something like "Oh, I shot awful with an 86", she'd say something like "I remember when you couldn't break 100!"  So, yes, it's all relative 🙂  

I’ve gone up 5 strokes...🙁

And as you say, it’s all relative. I’ve really devoted myself to fishing in the last 6 months and Golf became that “other thing”. My fishing skills and overall fishing knowledge has improved as much as my golf index has risen. Guys that choose to keep one or the other as their main priority can keep or improve their edge in that endeavor.

keeping the index down requires one to make golf be that choice. I fish for money, but don’t golf for money, so it’s an easy choice right now. I still have 3-4 hole stretches of great play, but then I chunk or yank or yip myself into a double or triple much more often than just a few months ago. But, I don’t sweat it so much anymore, because I know I’m only playing once or twice a week instead of 5-6 times a week.

but it’s still fun as chell...

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Had a 2 hour frost delay this morning, but once we got out put together a very tidy round! Finally had a round I knew I was capable of after a slow start to the season!

41/42: 83 (+11, net -3)

4/18 FIR

7/18 GIR (including a 6 hole streak from 11 to 15!)

34 putts (1 3-putt, 3 1-putts)

Had some fantastic shots, including a 384 yd drive (see Shot of the Day thread), 280 yard and 264 yard 3 iron on two tight tricky par 4's (thank you Ben Hogan UiHi), and a number of short iron/wedges that I had great contact and distance control. Had a few stinker holes where I made bogey and shouldn't have, and made 2 doubles, but for me that's pretty darn good. Short game was solid but not perfect, which left me with a lot of putts just outside of high % make range. Putting was solid but not outstanding either, I had a lot of chances for birdie or par saves from 10-15 feet that didn't fall - but still played well enough tee to green to get a really solid score together!

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(thank you Ben Hogan UiHi)

You’re welcome. 😜

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Played an ok quick 9 last night after work and a horrible 9 this morning. 

Last night managed a +3 39.  Started par, bogie, bogie and couldn’t hit a fairway or green to save my life.  Refocused myself and then went par, birdie, birdie to get back to even.  I followed that up with a par, bogie, double to finish.  
 

This morning’s round was miserable due to wind and cold  39* and 10mph winds make it very hard to loosen up.  I managed 3 pars on the day but mixed in a plethora of bogies and doubles to finish +8 44.  
 

They can’t all be great but it sucks to end my sub 40 streak.  Time to start a new one!

 

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36 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

It was Demo Day at the club today so spent an hour testing drivers from the big four. Nothing was earth shattering compared to my G400 until I hit the Titleist tent. It was magic. Gained close to 20 yards. Wish I could have taken it on the course. TSI 1 10 degrees with an Aldila TSI Ascent 40 shaft in Stiff flex. Bombs away!

So now that I was warmed up I decided to play 18. Well I was already there right!  On the first hole, driver 8 iron and made a 25 foot putt. I knew it was the start of a good round. Played very well today tied my personal best with a round with a 68.

2 birds and 1 bogey on the front. 2 birds on the back.

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2 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

And as you say, it’s all relative. I’ve really devoted myself to fishing in the last 6 months and Golf became that “other thing”. My fishing skills and overall fishing knowledge has improved as much as my golf index has risen.

Fishing is an excellent sister hobby to golf... of course I'm a little biased in this thinking.  If I had to give up fly fishing to shave 5 strokes off my handicap, I wouldn't do it. So, more details about the fishing por favor.

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20 hours ago, bens197 said:

Do it!  Or get in a dew-sweeper round. 
 

It wasn’t as challenging as I’d imagined and to be honest, playing two balls on each hole is almost like a full-round warmup. 

920 on Tuesday hopefully I’m by myself (I typically love going out as a group with new folks but I’m low key hoping to play this 2 ball and going to play both and somehow try to track what shots were bad)

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