Thanks for all the pats on the back.
I know I should follow your lead Nutter but
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.
I was pumped when I shot 3.6 over the course rating, and I wasn't even under par. I've been under par twice for 9 holes, never for 18. Holding a round together for 18 holes, especially when you know that you are headed for a great round, is an accomplishment, and you can be justifiably proud of it. What Mr. McGleno thinks in his imaginary ivory tower is irrelevant.
Here's to all of the great rounds higher than the course rating that any of us ever shoots.