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How often do you have a "bad round"

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Hey guys!

I have been playing for about 3 1/2 months. When I started shot a 147 I have improved A LOT! Last 5 times ive golfed I have shot a 100, 99, 97, 92, and 87.. but today I had a terrible day! Shot a 116! How often do you guys get these? Any tips on bouncing back?

Thx..

Also got a new cleveland 60 degree wedge and I had a hard time adjusting to it. Chunking a lot of the shots.
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Originally Posted by dsal13 View Post

Hey guys!

I have been playing for about 3 1/2 months. When I started shot a 147 I have improved A LOT! Last 5 times ive golfed I have shot a 100, 99, 97, 92, and 87.. but today I had a terrible day! Shot a 116! How often do you guys get these? Any tips on bouncing back?

Thx..

Also got a new cleveland 60 degree wedge and I had a hard time adjusting to it. Chunking a lot of the shots.


The longer you play the more narrow the gap between the good rounds and the bad rounds will get. Pretty normal for somebody playing a few months to have a big gap between the two.

 

Keep working on your swing and ball striking.

 

I would leave the 60 in the bag unless it's necessary...Or better yet leave it at home so you won't be tempted to use it.

But that's just my opinion.

post #3 of 6

I agree with @MS256 .  The more you play, the more consistent you get.

 

As for the 60, I play with a 58.  60 degree can be tough to handle if you are just starting out.  Check out this thread and practice this.

 

 Quickie Pitching Video - Golf Pitch Shot Technique 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys
post #5 of 6
You have to be disciplined with a 60*
As I have learnt, you want to hit them flops from everywhere but you should restrict to only when nothing else will do,
if your breaking 100 occasionally after 3 months your doing just fine!!!
Just remember 1 safety shot is better than to 2 bad shots!
post #6 of 6
I am a 4 and I still leave my 60 at home. I replaced it with a 18 degree hybrid which helped my with my gap between my 3 iron and 3 wood. I will only bring out my 60 when I know the green side bunkers have very firm or shallow sand. My 60 has less bounce than my 56, and let's me get under the ball.

For a beginner, I would just practice with 2 clubs around the greens: 54-56 degree and a 9 iron. Keep it simple without trying to be too cute.

For shots around 20-40 yards, I would just choke down on a PW. The more you practice these shots, the confidence comes next. I still get nervous looking down at my 60 from 20-40 yards out.

Finally, it comes down to course management, if you struggle at a certain distance, don't leave yourself with that distance.
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