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what do you do when your playing bad golf?

post #1 of 75
Thread Starter 

Just started round and you make tripple boogy, double, tripple, boogy. You feel tired and not having any fun. Do you quit or finish round no matter how crappy you feel?

post #2 of 75

I've never actually made boogy before, bogeys yes, but I'm fairly sure never any boogies. My 16 month old daughter had some boogies this evening but we took care of that with some kleenex. lol

 

The answer the question about starting the round off poorly, I never quit. A couple years ago I started the first round of a tournament off by hitting my first two drives OB. Made a lovely quadruple bogey. I wanted to quit but glad I didn't as I went -7 over the next 35 holes.

post #3 of 75
.I always finish but I have seen guys walk off the golf course.I had a really bad round once about 8 years ago didn't have a good short game extra long golf course and shot a really bad round and didn't want to play thinking about quitting the game.

.my chip shots were steep and chop and stop that was the only game I knew I never practiced my short game so I didn't have one.

got a call from a friend while I was walking up 18.he offered to buy my round on a special track out near where he lived and I told him I did not feel like playing the game that's how bad I felt.
post #4 of 75

Play more bad golf....z4_blink.gif

 

Have a quick mental session to review what you're doing or not doing, focus, and have patience.

 

Forget about the score ... find your game.

post #5 of 75
Ha I wanted to quit today, it was flogging down with rain and I just wiped a hole. Ended up coming in with 35 points for best on the day. Not super awesome score, but ill take it. But I don't think I'll ever quit. Just keep playing crappy golf lol
post #6 of 75
Thread Starter 

I gave up after the 9th. Did it again today. sometimes I feel like I have no talent

post #7 of 75
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Play more bad golf....z4_blink.gif

 

Have a quick mental session to review what you're doing or not doing, focus, and have patience.

 

Forget about the score ... find your game.

Absolutely correct. Take the time on the course to work on things if you completely blew the round. Live practice is really the only way to get value from a crappy round.

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Originally Posted by NM Golf View Post

I've never actually made boogy before, bogeys yes, but I'm fairly sure never any boogies. My 16 month old daughter had some boogies this evening but we took care of that with some kleenex. lol

 

The answer the question about starting the round off poorly, I never quit. A couple years ago I started the first round of a tournament off by hitting my first two drives OB. Made a lovely quadruple bogey. I wanted to quit but glad I didn't as I went -7 over the next 35 holes.

Thats staying with it!!!

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Originally Posted by golf55 View Post

I gave up after the 9th. Did it again today. sometimes I feel like I have no talent

If you have time for 18, take it. Take the opportunity to work out your kinks. Remember you are not playing in a tourney or any competition. Use that time you have on the course wisely, you might be surprised about what you find.

post #8 of 75
Don't give up, keep fighting. You never know when a round will turn around. At the very least, playing out the round is good practice grinding it out when you don't have your A game.
post #9 of 75
Keep playing. Even though you score may be blown from your expectations, you can still hit some shots that will keep you coming back.
post #10 of 75

Keep playing on work on correcting issues.

post #11 of 75

Forget the last hole, don't think about the next hole, stay in the present on the shot you're about to hit. The results will be at the end of the round.

post #12 of 75
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Originally Posted by golf55 View Post

Just started round and you make tripple boogy, double, tripple, boogy. You feel tired and not having any fun. Do you quit or finish round no matter how crappy you feel?

 

I rarely quit - don't really consider it unless there are multiple reasons like slow play, weather turns bad, I don't feel well, etc., but just bad scoring is not a reason for me to give up.  I've had some terrible starts which I turned into good rounds (start 6 over through 3, then shoot just 2 over on the next 15 holes for a total of 80), and I've had some bad starts which got worse (take a 12 and a 10 on consecutive holes in the club championship, par 5 sixth and par 4 seventh on my way to 104 that day, while carrying a 10 handicap).  

 

Part of the game of golf is learning how to deal with adversity.  You can shoot a great round and still get beat by a guy who happens to pick that day to shoot even better.  You can hit what appears to be a perfect shot only to find the ball in an impossible lie because of a weird bounce.  If you are going to play the game properly, then you learn to accept whatever happens, make the best of it, and play on.  If you don't learn to accept adversity, then you will spend a lot of time pissed off and frustrated.

post #13 of 75
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

I rarely quit - don't really consider it unless there are multiple reasons like slow play, weather turns bad, I don't feel well, etc., but just bad scoring is not a reason for me to give up.  I've had some terrible starts which I turned into good rounds (start 6 over through 3, then shoot just 2 over on the next 15 holes for a total of 80), and I've had some bad starts which got worse (take a 12 and a 10 on consecutive holes in the club championship, par 5 sixth and par 4 seventh on my way to 104 that day, while carrying a 10 handicap).  

Part of the game of golf is learning how to deal with adversity.  You can shoot a great round and still get beat by a guy who happens to pick that day to shoot even better.  You can hit what appears to be a perfect shot only to find the ball in an impossible lie because of a weird bounce.  If you are going to play the game properly, then you learn to accept whatever happens, make the best of it, and play on.  If you don't learn to accept adversity, then you will spend a lot of time pissed off and frustrated.

^^^^^ This ^^^^^

If you play any tournament golf, or even a little competitive golf with your buddies, you're going to have to work through the tough spots. No need to try to fix a swing that's gone south in the middle of a round, but you need to be able to adjust your game to it and figure out how to score nonetheless.

Another reason that match play is such a great format. One bad hole is nothing more than one bad hole.....
post #14 of 75

Yesterday I played the front nine horrendously, lost about 8 balls.  Confidence was very low.  Then on nine I made a couple adjustments (that I should have made earlier), hit some good shots, and got some confidence back.  Played much better on the back nine... until I blew up on 16 and 17.  lol

post #15 of 75

I'll either finish, or go to the range. If I'm by myself that is. If I'm with others then I'll always finish.

post #16 of 75

I actually walked off the course yesterday. Just didn't feel right and I was playing terrible. My body wasn't working and I was fearful I may injure myself so I bailed with two holes to go. Woke up today with two sore fingers on the left hand.

post #17 of 75

I always finish.  I had a round like this on Wednesday.  I think my best score on a hole was a double bogey.  I did sink 3 putts that were over 20 feet, which kind of made me forget that I couldnt find a fairway or green even if it had a flashing neon sign on it.

I dont really get mad on days like that because I always remind myself that I play golf for fun, not to make a living and that Im not good enough at this game to get made about it.  In the grand scheme of things, a bad round of golf is pretty meaningless.

post #18 of 75

Keep playing but don't keep score anymore

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