or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by killo

My 2012 post: Raise fairway % - current 42.9% Raise GIR % - current 36.2% Reduce avg. putts - current 1.89 Reduce scoring avg - current 85.9 Stats are from when I got my Skycaddie. 31 rounds since 8/31. ___________________________________________ 2013 stats: FW% - 48.6% GIR% - 42.1% Avg Putts - 1.89 Scoring avg - 81.9 Played 64 rounds of tournament and casual golf in 2013 Scoring index dropped from 9.4 to 6.1 All goals were accomplished except for lowering my putting...
3/15 - Warrior Gofl Club, China Grove, NC - Blue Tees, 70.2, 129, 6193 yds 41-41=82 with 2 dbls and 1 birdie. 34 putts, 9 f/w, 6 gir   3/17 - The Tradition Golf Club, Charlotte, NC, Green Tees, 70.9, 133, 6484 yds 42-39=81. 2 birdies. Did scramble well to save pars and bogies quite a few times. 31 putts, 5 f/w, 6 gir. Not a good ball striking round. In trouble too much off the tee.
I was sitting in a fairway bunker 127 yds  to a front pin. Took 9i and hit it hard. Ball landed in the middle of the green and spun back about 15ft  to within a foot of the hole. Easy birdie.
Years ago when I was a member at a course my best round was a 74. Shot 32-42. Quit playing for many years and just got back to playing about 6 months ago. Recently started playing on the Golfweek Amateur Tour to fill a competitive gap and shot what I consider my best round ever. Ironically it was also a 74 (36-38) but to do it in a tournament meant that much more to me.
I played in a Golfweek Amateur tournament Saturday. Shot 74 and won my flight (A). 12 pars, 4 bogeys, 2 birdies. Stats were 9 fairways, 12 greens, 34 putts. Two of the missed greens were on the fringe just missing the edge. For the 6 missed greens, I was able to get up and down 4 times for par. Career competitive round for me. Practice is paying off.
My "range finder" is a SkyCaddie SGXw. I find it speeds up play not having to look for markers in the fairway. A few courses around here do not have anything on sprinkler heads. I can get distances to front, middle and back of the green at a glance. I can move my target on the display to give me yardages to hazards, corner of doglegs and layups and yardages to carry hazzards. It really makes playing a new course easier. It also allows me to keep my scorecard and stats...
I never really kept track of my average putts until I got a Skycaddie. I have played 35 rounds with it and am averaging 34 putts/round. My high is 39 twice and have had 3 sub 30 rounds with a low of 24. Very few greens hit that day but my short game was working.
The Carolina Trail courses, 7 courses,  in the Charlotte area have a program called Bogies to Birdies. I pay $39.95 per month to get unlimited range balls at my "home" course. I basically picked the closest one to my house. When I want to play on the course I only pay cart fee ($18) after 12pm in the winter at 6 of the courses and reduced cart fee ($10) after 3pm. Before 12, it's full rate. When I play before 12 I can always find deals online somewhere. I usually come...
I am currently playing in a group that plays every Sunday. In the Charlotte area there is a group of 7 courses that make up the Carolina Trail. Everyone but me is a member of the Trail so they play a different course each week. One of my friends invited me to play one week and was then invited to play on a regular basis. We have two foursomes that play best ball against each other where only the top two scores each hole count. The foursomes are mixed up each week to give...
I used to belong to a club that had a weekly game for members. They played on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Anyone could play as long as they had a handicap or had someone that played regularly vouch for them. Entry was $12. The money was split 6 ways. Points and best ball front, back and overall. Bogeys-1 pt, pars-2 pts, birdies-4 pts, eagles 6 pts. The top 3 scores on each hole were used for points. That way if an odd number of players showed up everyone could still...
New Posts  All Forums: