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post #19 of 62

Re: Best score after playing for one year

jermzkill -- taking a lesson is a worthwhile investment because the grip will be a first order of business, but you will get several good ideas to work on. It is always easier to catch tendancies that are wrong earlier than later. Once you ingrain a habit like a bad grip, change is only harder -- but will still be worth it in the long run.

If you cannot afford a lesson, I would suggest giving up a round of golf and using that money for a lesson. At the least, go to the library and find Hogan's Five Fundamentals and study the grip, especially his left hand.

Good luck and good golf,
RC
post #20 of 62

Re: Best score after playing for one year

in my first year, which was when i was like 10, i think in was shooting around 100, maybe a little more. In these last two years i have become bigger and stronger, and have dropped around 10 strokes. I am getting to the point where i can almost consistantly shoot in the 70's. Of course this depends on the course, difficult ones i top out at around 86, and if i play well on easy courses i can shoot par (70,71,72)
post #21 of 62

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I started about 1 1/2 years ago and picked up on the game really quick since I've always been very athletic. Last year I shot a 5 over, 41 once (on 9 obviously).
post #22 of 62

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I shot an 83 two years ago, which was my first year. prior to that, my best score was 88. but i averaged around 95. once you break 90, things really get a lot easier
post #23 of 62

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I shot over 100 the first time I played then haven't shot over 100 since. I broke 90 within a year or so and 80 three years into playing.

I am pretty athletic though and my father and grandfather were scratch golfers so I had good fundamentals to start with because of them.
post #24 of 62

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it took me over a year to break 100. then probably another year until i broke 90. And probably another 2 years until I broke 80 (playing twice a week AT MOST but with some driving range time squeezed in). I"ve been consistently in the 70's for a few years now (more time to golf now). I havent finished 18 holes under par yet (even (72) is my best - 3 times so far), but I have played 9 holes under par 2 times (34-35). just cant put two under par 9's back to back yet....
post #25 of 62

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I have absolutely no idea. The only milestone I remember is the first time I broke 80 (that was almost 20 years ago), and I'd been playing more or less seriously for about 4 years before that happened.
post #26 of 62

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In my first year I beleive my low round was a 94. Ive now been playing for a year and about 7 months, and my low is a 78
post #27 of 62

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Originally Posted by RC View Post
golf was like quantum mechanics
I agree with the idea that you make quantum leaps instead of gradual improvements. As your game improves through lessons and/or practice the strokes drop off in bunches ...at least for higher handicaps.

I've been playing for about three years as a weekend golfer and averaged 105+ in the first year, mid 90's in the second year (broke 90 a few times), and this is my 3rd year and I am now averaging high 80's with a low of 81.

Once you break a scoring barrier it usually sticks for a time until you break another...I think those breakthroughs are what makes this game so addictive.
post #28 of 62

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My best score was just this summer at 99.I averaged 106.Somehow I feel kind of that my scores are worse than my ability,but it's really just the consistency of contact that's the problem.

Also I have devoted a large amount of practice to the short stuff,because I want to become a great wedge player,so when I restart rounds next year,I can hit the ground running.It's mainly confidence now,and i'm sure i'm due a leap forward.
post #29 of 62

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I have been playing since February and my best score so far is 86. I spend a good amount of time practicing each week, I play a local par 3 course 2-3 times a week and practice putting and chipping everytime I go out there. I havent shot higher than a 94 in several months now. I would say the most important factors for improving my game were hitting the driver consistantly (keeping it in play). Then working on short game to increase the up and downs. I have really worked on putting in the last several months and it has done wonders for my score. Although I thinking getting the driver in play is more important for a high handicap.
post #30 of 62

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In my league playing from the middle tees, right at the end of my first year, I shot 37 my best of that time. 3 birdies too. Not bad, for how my swing was back then. Hook machine! hah
post #31 of 62

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my first year was this year and my best is 75 well accually i played 7 times the year before and my best was 92 with kid clubs.
post #32 of 62

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My best round after one year was 74 last winter in Maui at Wailea, I shot 38-38. I started in May '07, and now I'm addicted
post #33 of 62
Thread Starter 

Re: Best score after playing for one year

dam how the hell do you guys break 80's after one year!!! crazy.
post #34 of 62

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I played serious for a year, and could only get to 111.
post #35 of 62

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Average score is 92, handicap is 18.5 and I fired an 84 on my last round of the year, birdied the last hole too! Great way to end the season, can't wait to get started next year.
post #36 of 62

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Originally Posted by jermzkill View Post
dam how the hell do you guys break 80's after one year!!! crazy.
Wondering the same thing.
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