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post #73 of 88
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Originally Posted by Kapanda View Post

U.S. Soldiers and Airmens Home Golf Course
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
62.4/119
 
 White
                  0                   0 0
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 35 70
Score 8 7 7 13 6 6 8 8 9 72 8 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 9 69 141
+/-                                          
ESC Adjustment 8 7 7 9 6 6 8 8 9 68 8 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 9 69 137
Penalty Strokes 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 10

 

So after a long hiatus coz of exams... I still suck in embarrassing proportions.

 

Got to get lessons ASAP!

 

Is that a 13 on a par 3? Not trying to embarrass you opr anything, so dont take it like that, but how is this possible? What happened?

post #74 of 88
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Originally Posted by Chas View Post

OP:  yes, but think of how much better your score will be when you cease to 3-putt and fail to exit a bunker on almost every hole like I used to do.   You will soon be the most improved golfer on the forum c2_beer.gif

 

I shot an 81 the other day with five,  yes FIVE (5)  3-putts.

 

 

Today I couldn't hit the green....   it's a constant battle when you're not consistent....

post #75 of 88
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post

 

Is that a 13 on a par 3? Not trying to embarrass you opr anything, so dont take it like that, but how is this possible? What happened?

I read this yesterday and thought the same thing. 13 on a par 3? Gotta be a typo, you could probably use a putter from tee to green and score lower! 

 

Not trying to slag the OP, I'm no great shakes either.

post #76 of 88

Came out the gate hot lol. Definitely work at the driving range before playing again. Just going to get yourself angry and your game will go nowhere

post #77 of 88
Thread Starter 

The pro at my club replaced the club for free... with what he says is a better club (**** do I know...) That was cool of him. The clubs aren't mine and I will be getting a new set soon for myself. The ones I'm using right now I am borrowing from my school.

 

So, that's that.

 

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Is that a 13 on a par 3? Not trying to embarrass you opr anything, so dont take it like that, but how is this possible? What happened?

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I read this yesterday and thought the same thing. 13 on a par 3? Gotta be a typo, you could probably use a putter from tee to green and score lower! 

 

Not trying to slag the OP, I'm no great shakes either.

 

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Came out the gate hot lol. Definitely work at the driving range before playing again. Just going to get yourself angry and your game will go nowhere

 

A lot of my score comes from dumbass hacking, golfing is really exposing my lack of self-control.

 

Also, this is how I am counting penalties, not sure if correctly: if ball disappears, go back to tee, take a penalty stroke and hit again, so that would be 3 strokes just coming out of the tee, and if it later lands on water, that would be 3 more strokes on similar principles... is that correct?

post #78 of 88
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Originally Posted by Kapanda View Post

The pro at my club replaced the club for free... with what he says is a better club (**** do I know...) That was cool of him. The clubs aren't mine and I will be getting a new set soon for myself. The ones I'm using right now I am borrowing from my school.

 

So, that's that.

 

 

 

 

A lot of my score comes from dumbass hacking, golfing is really exposing my lack of self-control.

 

Also, this is how I am counting penalties, not sure if correctly: if ball disappears, go back to tee, take a penalty stroke and hit again, so that would be 3 strokes just coming out of the tee, and if it later lands on water, that would be 3 more strokes on similar principles... is that correct?


Lost or in the water are each a stroke and distance, so say you lost your first tee ball, then put your second tee ball in the water, you would be lying 5 off the tee.

post #79 of 88
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post


Lost or in the water are each a stroke and distance, so say you lost your first tee ball, then put your second tee ball in the water, you would be lying 5 off the tee.

So say you hit your tee shot in the fairway, and then top #2 10ft in front of you into the water.  I know you're now lying 4, but does the distance part mean you would move back 10 ft from where you hit #2?  So you were lying 2, 10ft behind the water, and now you're lying 4, 20ft behind?

post #80 of 88

Thanks for sharing very similar to my first round (I think mine may have been worse) .   Like the man said just swing easy good things will happen.  Keep playing and remember to have a good time. 

post #81 of 88
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So say you hit your tee shot in the fairway, and then top #2 10ft in front of you into the water.  I know you're now lying 4, but does the distance part mean you would move back 10 ft from where you hit #2?  So you were lying 2, 10ft behind the water, and now you're lying 4, 20ft behind?


the distance part means you lose a stroke, and hit from where you hit the ball you lost.

post #82 of 88
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post


the distance part means you lose a stroke, and hit from where you hit the ball you lost.

Oh ok, that makes more sense.  Thanks!

post #83 of 88
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post


the distance part means you lose a stroke, and hit from where you hit the ball you lost.


Hmm, guess I have been playing incorrectly.  If I hit a ball into the water hazard,  I have been dropping at a point where the ball went into the hazard,  no closer to the hole and on a line from where I had previously hit the ball from;  ...not from where I originally hit it from. I did not think where water was concerned that there was a distance penalty involved.

post #84 of 88
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Originally Posted by johnwayne View Post

Thanks for sharing very similar to my first round (I think mine may have been worse) .   Like the man said just swing easy good things will happen.  Keep playing and remember to have a good time. 

 

Yeah, I'll keep updating this with every round I play. It will take a while till I play my next round though. Have to hit the range and the greens for a while till I'm ready to actually hit the course.. coz obviously I was never ready.

post #85 of 88
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Hmm, guess I have been playing incorrectly.  If I hit a ball into the water hazard,  I have been dropping at a point where the ball went into the hazard,  no closer to the hole and on a line from where I had previously hit the ball from;  ...not from where I originally hit it from. I did not think where water was concerned that there was a distance penalty involved.

 

You are doing it correctly.    Your options are:

 

1)  play it out of the hazard with no penalty  (if it's completely in water this is obviously impossible,  this applies to streams etc,  that may be marked off as hazards,  where you're beyond the stakes,  but still can see/play your ball)    Same as a bunker though,  you can't ground your club.

 

2)  Re-Hit from where you are.

 

3)  Point of entry,  on the same line,  and you can go back as far as you want on that line,  no closer to the hole  (anyone knoIIw if you can go back FURTHER than your original shot was from? )

 

In regards to my last question that I just thought of....   say you're in front of a pond,  50 yards off the green  (say you don't like that distance etc.)  and you top the ball into the pond...  can you drop at 75-80 yards  (let's say you prefer that distance for whatever reason)  as long as it's on the same line?

post #86 of 88
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Originally Posted by Fore Left View Post

 

You are doing it correctly.    Your options are:

 

1)  play it out of the hazard with no penalty  (if it's completely in water this is obviously impossible,  this applies to streams etc,  that may be marked off as hazards,  where you're beyond the stakes,  but still can see/play your ball)    Same as a bunker though,  you can't ground your club.

 

2)  Re-Hit from where you are.

 

3)  Point of entry,  on the same line,  and you can go back as far as you want on that line,  no closer to the hole  (anyone knoIIw if you can go back FURTHER than your original shot was from? )

 

In regards to my last question that I just thought of....   say you're in front of a pond,  50 yards off the green  (say you don't like that distance etc.)  and you top the ball into the pond...  can you drop at 75-80 yards  (let's say you prefer that distance for whatever reason)  as long as it's on the same line?

 

I believe the answer to 3 is yes, you can drop at the point where the ball crossed the hazard but no closer to the hole.  Further away is OK though.

post #87 of 88
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Originally Posted by Kapanda View Post

The pro at my club replaced the club for free... with what he says is a better club (**** do I know...) That was cool of him. The clubs aren't mine and I will be getting a new set soon for myself. The ones I'm using right now I am borrowing from my school.

 

So, that's that.

 

 

 

 

A lot of my score comes from dumbass hacking, golfing is really exposing my lack of self-control.

 

Also, this is how I am counting penalties, not sure if correctly: if ball disappears, go back to tee, take a penalty stroke and hit again, so that would be 3 strokes just coming out of the tee, and if it later lands on water, that would be 3 more strokes on similar principles... is that correct?

 

In addition to hitting the range, it sounds like you need to work on your mental game. Sounds like you're getting frustrated, and that's going to affect your shot too.  Golf it seems is 90% physical, and the other half is mental, and the mental half is not much easier.

post #88 of 88

Kapanda, have you taken any lessions yet?  I didn't take the time to re-read the entire thread, so I apologise if this has already been addressed.  I've found that an hour with an instructor can correct more flaws in a swing than several hours on the range by yourself.

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