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post #19 of 43

Hi Tuffluck..it's true for many. Golf range good shot making, golf course not so good...Are you playing off mats on the range. If so they camouflage your indifferent striking...Also hitting the same shot after shot… you grove...also for most guys on the range they don’t pick a target. It gets harder when your aiming at a flag. Question..If you shoot in the low 90s how come you have a 14.9 H/Cap 15+72 makes 87. Just wondered.

post #20 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth View Post

Hi Tuffluck..it's true for many. Golf range good shot making, golf course not so good...Are you playing off mats on the range. If so they camouflage your indifferent striking...Also hitting the same shot after shot… you grove...also for most guys on the range they don’t pick a target. It gets harder when your aiming at a flag. Question..If you shoot in the low 90s how come you have a 14.9 H/Cap 15+72 makes 87. Just wondered.

It is because you do not understand the handicap system. I am a 21 and shoot in the high 90s- low 100s.
post #21 of 43
It sounds like you were getting lucky with an over the top swing at the range. Post a swing vid. If you are OTT then its no surprise that you struggle with consistency.
post #22 of 43

Obviously on the range you are always playing off a perfect lie.  Not so on the course.  As has been mentioned you are also often getting in a  rhythm from swinging the same club time after time. One thing I do sometimes is mix my clubs up every swing on the range.  Usually every other swing a driver and then pick another club at random.  It's good for me to go through all the clubs in  the bag when I practice.  I think it simulates a round a little better.  And I try to hit off grass if at all possible.  The mats are fool's gold, though if nothing else if available, I take "the perfect should not be the enemy of the good" approach.

post #23 of 43

That's golf.  I shot 88 a couple weeks ago, 5 days later fought like heck for a 97!  Played the other day, par on the first hole, unfortunate chip shot that didn't check on the 2nd and made bogey, then all downhill from there.  Stopped keeping score I was so angry and wound up driving off the course on the 14th hole.

post #24 of 43

I shot a 100 Sunday.  45 on the front and 55 on the back. Not sure what happened.  But in my experience - when things are going great and seem like they always will be, you can still make a turn for the worse. And when things are looking club-selling terrible, they will probably get better soon.

post #25 of 43
Been there for sure, seems like whenever I start feeling like my game is coming around I inevitably throw in some flat out clunkers and come crashing back to reality in a hurry. I think its just part of the process for a high handicaper like myself but it's still no less frustrating when you know your capable of playing better and, for whatever reason, the wheels just come off. Honestly, I think it just comes with the territory, though, I don't think I've ever met a golfer who (regardless of their level of play) didn't go through a bad stretch. What's that old saying..."you're never as good as your last win and your never as bad as your last loss"...seems to apply to golf just as well.
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post
 

i got new clubs about a month ago and had been having a time with the long irons and have been hitting a strong fade that really killed my distance.  i couldn't figure it out.  but i went to the range friday night and it dawned on me that i wasn't turning my wrists enough through impact.  as soon as i did that, i was launching my 4i straight and even with a draw.  i hit an entire small bucket with the 4i and hit 40/50 balls 200 yards and right straight on target.  it was the best range session i've ever had.

 

saturday i went out and played the worst round of golf in my life.  mishits, shanks, slices, topping, fat.  pretty much every bad shot in golf i experienced multiple times this weekend.  at some point on the 4th or 5th hole, i kind of gave up.  i would have left but the girlfriend wanted to keep playing.  i think i shot a 59 on the front 9, and usually i'm a low 90s player.  i had also had about 4 mimosas before the round which really screwed up my concentration, though i don't know if that's a legitimate excuse.  honestly though by the 4th hole i just did not want to play anymore.

 

and i haven't wanted to play since.  i'm so frustrated and have no idea what happened and why i melted down like i did after a night of brilliance (for me) at the range.  has anyone ever had this happened?  i guess i need to go back to the range to restore my confidence.  either that or no more brunch and mimosas for me before a round.

 

Really? And you are wondering what happened?

post #27 of 43

Meenman! Stupid name for a start... You’re a 20+ handicapper and you say I don’t understand… What! you guys have a different system than the rest of us?   We know you do this mulligan nonsense.. Which is just cheating out loud. So explain your H/C system to me.

post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth View Post
 

Meenman! Stupid name for a start... You’re a 20+ handicapper and you say I don’t understand… What! you guys have a different system than the rest of us?   We know you do this mulligan nonsense.. Which is just cheating out loud. So explain your H/C system to me.

1. You don't know Jack about what we do.

 

2. Look it up.

post #29 of 43

LOL amen OP.

 

Last week Friday a friend and I went out and I shot low 80's with no MIA balls and a decent enough game for myself.  Got trashed that night, went out with another group and played the next morning and played skins and lost every hole up to 14.  I mean I was tallying down doubles and triples.  It was bad.  Like really bad.  But then got rained out had a burger at the clubhouse went back out and went even on 15-16-17-18 with tap in par putts. 

 

So my advice is have a BBQ hamburger and talk about the one good putt/strike you made.  Forget about the rest.  Selective memory is our greatest ally.

 

Also if you begin shanking then you must embrace the shank.  Open your stance and really drive the hosel into the ground and let it twist the club and shank the ball.  With a nice open stance your hosel shanks should fly low and straight and not be affected by things like wind.

post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth View Post
 

Meenman! Stupid name for a start... You’re a 20+ handicapper and you say I don’t understand… What! you guys have a different system than the rest of us?   We know you do this mulligan nonsense.. Which is just cheating out loud. So explain your H/C system to me.

 

This is America.  If I step out and slice a ball OB off the first tee I will drop six more balls until I crush one 315yds down the middle.  And then I will announce with a US southern drawl that I am laying 2 before I shank the next one into a creek, where I will drop a ball by the green and lay 3.  It's our God given right as Americans.  Seeing as how US is the best country in the world we should have at least 5 mulligans per player during the Ryder Walker and Solheim.  Lord knows we need them.  The same goes for the PGA tour.  Free mulligans for America, everyone else can clean our clubs wash our balls and ask us for tips on being amazing. 

post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth View Post
 

Meenman! Stupid name for a start... You’re a 20+ handicapper and you say I don’t understand… What! you guys have a different system than the rest of us?   We know you do this mulligan nonsense.. Which is just cheating out loud. So explain your H/C system to me.

 

With every one of your posts, you look a little more foolish. And you're correct, the 20+ handicapper understands it better than you do.

 

Also, we don't do this "mulligan nonsense" in America. You, my friend...are a wanker.

post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post
 

 but i went to the range friday night and it dawned on me that i wasn't turning my wrists enough through impact.

 

this is a very inconsistent way of hitting the ball.

post #33 of 43

to the OP - don't sweat it.  i shot 40 and 43 on the front 9 of my muni course the last two times i played.  I went to the range, hit everything perfectly!  i'm talking deadly accuracy with every iron, 300+ drives dead straight. 

 

I got to the course, parred the first hole, had a lost ball on the second hole par 3, hit provisional, thought i found my first ball, played it, got to the green realized it wasn't mine but had already picked up the provisional, replaced the provisional played it to a 5 (which technically isn't legal anyway because i picked it up already).  then FOUND My first ball after holing out, played it to a bogey but knew that the hole was basically ruined.  Everything fell apart after that.  got a 9 on a 130 yard dead straight par 3... was in the woods the next few holes, then for a grand finale, I pounded 7 balls with 300 yard slices DEEP into the woods - couldn't get a playable tee shot.  got a 20 on the 9th hole.

 

it happens to all of us.

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by burrito007 View Post
 

to the OP - don't sweat it.  i shot 40 and 43 on the front 9 of my muni course the last two times i played.  I went to the range, hit everything perfectly!  i'm talking deadly accuracy with every iron, 300+ drives dead straight. 

 

I got to the course, parred the first hole, had a lost ball on the second hole par 3, hit provisional, thought i found my first ball, played it, got to the green realized it wasn't mine but had already picked up the provisional, replaced the provisional played it to a 5 (which technically isn't legal anyway because i picked it up already).  then FOUND My first ball after holing out, played it to a bogey but knew that the hole was basically ruined.  Everything fell apart after that.  got a 9 on a 130 yard dead straight par 3... was in the woods the next few holes, then for a grand finale, I pounded 7 balls with 300 yard slices DEEP into the woods - couldn't get a playable tee shot.  got a 20 on the 9th hole.

 

it happens to all of us.

Sounds like the rage monster came out since you just kept hitting driver off the tee.... I've done that before, total Tin Cup moment.

post #35 of 43

MS256..Your pills wearing off?  … SOL always good to resort to insults…you keep firing them out their buddy. Your a special person you Neanderthal Troglodyte…Now that’s how to insult someone properly.... But you will have to get someone to look the big words up for you...

 

Enjoy your golf.

 

 

post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth View Post
 

SOL always good to resort to insults…you keep firing them out their buddy. Your a special person you Neanderthal Troglodyte…Now that’s how to insult someone properly.... But you will have to get someone to look the big words up for you...

 

Enjoy your golf.

 

 

 

What about my "a special person you Neanderthal Troglodyte"? I don't have one of those. 

 

So, if I'm not mistaken, the proper way to insult someone is...again...with horrific grammar? Cool, I'll jot that down...

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