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1st Time Under Par!!!!!!!!!

post #1 of 23
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I shot my first under par 18 today at Copper Creek.  33-34= 67 (-2) from the blue tees (1 up from the tips I normally play 5517 yard, 64.8/113).

 

16 GIR (official, plus 1 fringe), 33 putts official (34 actual with three 1 putts and one 3 putt).  Other than the 3 putt, I liked the way I hit everything EXCEPT for the shanked 9 iron that led to a double bogey 5 on 17.  The wind had been gusty all day and I never got comfortable with the shot.

 

Gorgeous day in the mountains with hardly a cloud in the sky- too bad it was closing day for Copper (but understandable considering we had a 1.5 hour frost delay due to overnight temps in the 20s)

 

post #2 of 23
Congratulations!
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Congratulations!

 

Thanks...I remember you telling me that it wouldn't be long.  

 

I know this is something you are looking to do- it might not feel the same if you were to play an easier course like I did, but I think it is something you should consider- do it once on an easy course, then the next time you get in that situation on your regular course, you might feel more comfortable closing the deal.

post #4 of 23

Big congrats!! With how stringently you follow the rules I am surprised you found 3 people to play with as indicated on your scorecard. 

 

Just kidding. :whistle:

post #5 of 23

Awesome round bro.  Don't fret over it not happening on a tougher course, you've still got to hit quality golf shots for 18 holes regardless.  Cheers.

post #6 of 23
Shooting under par from 5500 yards on a course rated less than 65 with 113 Slope gets nine exclamation points? Congratulations! Be sure to start a thread the next time you hole a five foot putt.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Shooting under par from 5500 yards on a course rated less than 65 with 113 Slope gets nine exclamation points? Congratulations! Be sure to start a thread the next time you hole a five foot putt.

 

(edited)

 

No point getting into it with someone like this

post #8 of 23

Congrats - I don't care how long or difficult the course is.  It's a victory in maintaining the effort for the full 18.

 

 

(I have a few 5 foot putts I've been proud of - depends on the difficulty of the putt)

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

 

I know this is something you are looking to do- it might not feel the same if you were to play an easier course like I did, but I think it is something you should consider- do it once on an easy course, then the next time you get in that situation on your regular course, you might feel more comfortable closing the deal.

 

I meant to try something like this to gain confidence.  But in my case, Murphy's Law is likely to take cover.  If I find the easiest rated course andy play, I will have my worst round of the month.

 

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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Shooting under par from 5500 yards on a course rated less than 65 with 113 Slope gets nine exclamation points? Congratulations! Be sure to start a thread the next time you hole a five foot putt.

 

Much better qualified than other bragging posts I've seen.  

post #10 of 23
Props on your great round! I couldn't see all the ratings on your scorecard, but it looks like you played to about a 3 handicap. That's pretty damn good for a 6! Also, I've never played a course under par, but no matter what the rating, would think it'd be pretty cool.

I occasionally play the white tees at my home course. They are par 72 with a rating of 69.7 and a slope of 121. You can damn well bet I'd be stoked as hell if I shot a 71 from them!!!
post #11 of 23

Way to go! Congrats!!

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

I shot my first under par 18 today at Copper Creek.  33-34= 67 (-2) from the blue tees (1 up from the tips I normally play 5517 yard, 64.8/113).

 

16 GIR (official, plus 1 fringe), 33 putts official (34 actual with three 1 putts and one 3 putt).  Other than the 3 putt, I liked the way I hit everything EXCEPT for the shanked 9 iron that led to a double bogey 5 on 17.  The wind had been gusty all day and I never got comfortable with the shot.

 

Gorgeous day in the mountains with hardly a cloud in the sky- too bad it was closing day for Copper (but understandable considering we had a 1.5 hour frost delay due to overnight temps in the 20s)

 

 

That'll screw up your handicap to start next season.  Nice round though, anyway.  :beer:

post #13 of 23
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Thanks for all the pats on the back.

 

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Originally Posted by Nutter View Post
 

 

(edited)

 

No point getting into it with someone like this

I know I should follow your lead Nutter but

 

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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno View Post

Shooting under par from 5500 yards on a course rated less than 65 with 113 Slope gets nine exclamation points? Congratulations! Be sure to start a thread the next time you hole a five foot putt.

That's the beauty of golf Phil- I can be totally pumped about shooting 2.2 over the course rating, another guy can be proud to break 90 for the first time where you, as an internet advertised +3, would have to shoot 57 to be just as happy with your round.  With 30 years teaching experience, I am surprised that you don't realize that different players have different standards as to what they consider a very good round for them.  

 

You said you were looking for the next big thing- anytime you want to come up to CO, let's put a wager on you shooting 57 or better for 18 holes at Copper Creek.  You told me you are not the real Mac O'Grady, so as long as you are not a current/former tour player, I'll even give you odds and agree to cover all your expenses if you do it.  (If you are a tour player, I'll still make the wager with you, but can't give you odds, etc).  Or better yet, why don't we randomly pick a handful of your current students- you give me $___ for each shot they shoot over 67 and I will give you the same for each shot they shoot under 67.

post #14 of 23

Wow, I'm impressed....especially with a double!!

 

Congratulations Matt.

post #15 of 23
Thats awesome man! keep it up.
post #16 of 23
Congrats.

To others, please keep it on topic.
post #17 of 23

Congrats on the round.

 

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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

 

That's the beauty of golf Phil- I can be totally pumped about shooting 2.2 over the course rating, another guy can be proud to break 90 for the first time where you, as an internet advertised +3, would have to shoot 57 to be just as happy with your round.  With 30 years teaching experience, I am surprised that you don't realize that different players have different standards as to what they consider a very good round for them. 

 

 

I agree with this.

 

I can (and others probably as well) take satisfaction from just one good shot, even if I shoot a bad round.

post #18 of 23
BTW the odds appear to be about 121:1. That's for a tournament, of course, so perhaps as low as 100:1.
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