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Re: Biggest front 9 / back 9 disparity?I don't play alot maybe a couple of times amonth and usually go round in 90...sometime a little under, sometimes a little over.
Hit a 38 on the front nine (Par 72 - 36, 36). Was -1 after 6. From the 7th I was like...just got to hold on!
Not the best attitude. 52 on the back.
Re: Biggest front 9 / back 9 disparity?
About a year ago, I shot 53 + 37 for 90! Crap, I gotta stop shooting in the 50's on the front nine...
Rather than start a new thread I'll bump this one up since I think it's a good topic. Anyways this issue has bitten me twice now in the past 4 months and I think . . . well rather know now that it's a hurdle I'm going to have to get over eventually if I want to reach that next level. Four months ago I shot 35 front followed by 45 back, I was doing fine all the way through the 15th hole and then had a blowup quad on the 16th that is also the toughest hole on the course followed by a bogey and a double. Yesterday 34 front and 44 back the one thing about this is I feel some bad luck and a poor decision on 15 cost me by doing something I rarely try and it hurt me in the end. The sand traps barely have any sand right now and the recent rains have compacted it even worse so when I attempted my blast out I caught it thin and just so happens nobody saw where it went and I was 10 feet below the green, finally declared lost and hit second ball when playing partner found ball sitting in open 20 feet from where we were looking, wound up with triple on that hole. The back nine at home is probably 2-3 strokes tougher and they just changed the handicap numbers to fix some issues, rather the front using the odd numbers it's the back that uses them now and everyone likes that much better. I have no doubt that I can put two nines together there and if I would have just shot the simple 40 I did the previous time I would have come in at 74, I think the fact that I shot under par on the front gets me a little freaked out and my biggest golfing goal is to break 70 even more important than a hole in one which comes in a close 2nd.
In 2013 it was a 36 - 44. I could do no wrong on the first nine to shoot even and could do not right on the second for a +8. I know I have had greater swings from front to back but this round is the most recent collapse.
It seems to me that I have more great fronts and poor backs than vice versa. It is far easier to lose one's game mid-round than to recover one's game.
I have shot some 9-10 stroke difference in nines over the years but not too many recently. I didn't see where anyone mentioned this but there are courses where the difficulty of the front/back nine is noticeable and significant. I can think of a couple around here that are designed that way it would seem. On those particular course the difference is not due to different play but rather to different difficulty of the nine holes. Maybe not 9-10 strokes different but on a normal day as much as five for bogie golfers.
46 on the front with 1 birdie. 38 on the back with 2 birdies and an eagle opportunity that turned into par. 84 on the day, which is decent for my first round of the year. Looking to get the handicap into the single digits this year as I just moved next to a course with a decent practice facility. Short game is king!
I'm sure it's something like 36/46, but I honestly can't remember.
The one that does stick in my mind is a 42/33. Thank God it wasn't reversed, or I'd have cut my throat with a wedge. As it is, it serves as a good reminder to keep playing hard no matter how poorly I've played to that point....