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What would you shoot at Augusta on Sunday?

post #1 of 229
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Just Sunday course conditions, not pressure, tournament etc....   I'm interested in looking at people's handicaps and then what they think they would actually shoot at Augusta with a tournament setup.

 

I guess I have to start.  I'm about a 15 or 16 right now.  I honestly think I would have trouble breaking 130.  I'm thinking just of all the 4 or 5 putts I would probably hit.  :-)

 

What would you guess you could shoot?  

post #2 of 229

I'd like to think that I wouldn't have too much trouble with the putting, but I'm sure that I'm clueless there.  (I'm used to playing on greens that are 9's and 10's, not 14's or whatever Augusta is)

 

I would have trouble getting out of the forests between a lot of the holes after I spray my tee shots though.  And it's highly unlikely that I'd be able to avoid keeping my ball dry on the stretch from 12 through 16.  I would, however, play super conservative on 13 and 15 with 3 woods off the tee and playing them as three shot holes.

 

Maybe I'm being way too optomistic here, but I'm going to say ... 94.

post #3 of 229
I will bitesince this is just for kicks. Probably in the mid 60s if I quit counting after the 7th hole. a5_crying.gif.


On a very slightly serious note: Assuming pro tees (you mentioned Sunday) Max - 144. Average 4 shots to get on the green and average 4 putts. I won't hit my usual 3-4 OBs which I do on tighter courses. Min - 126. Avg. 3.5 to get on greens, avg. 3.5 putts.

I don't have any profound insights to back up the numbers.
post #4 of 229

Myself. In the foot.

post #5 of 229

Gotta be somewhere in the mid-upper 90's (I hope) with those tees, pins and greens.......

post #6 of 229

I would be surprised if I couldn't break 90 so I'll take the wild guess of 88.

 

I'm probably completely out to lunch but I'm thinking it can't be more than 12 strokes harder than the tips at Capstone where I shot a 76 last year.

 

One thing is for sure. I would like to find out.

post #7 of 229
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

I would be surprised if I couldn't break 90 so I'll take the wild guess of 88.

 

I'm probably completely out to lunch but I'm thinking it can't be more than 12 strokes harder than the tips at Capstone where I shot a 76 last year.

 

One thing is for sure. I would like to find out.

 

I shot 77 at TPC Sawgrass, but I think Augusta, as set up for Sunday Masters has GOT to be a lot higher than how even tough courses are set up for normal, daily play.......

 

.....maybe I'm wrong though.

post #8 of 229
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

I shot 77 at TPC Sawgrass, but I think Augusta, as set up for Sunday Masters has GOT to be a lot higher than how even tough courses are set up for normal, daily play.......

 

.....maybe I'm wrong though.


You are probably right...Sadly I'll never know. :-( 

post #9 of 229
I think the distance would kill me. I would be hitting long irons into every green, and with greens that firm and fast I would have to land a lot of approach shots short. I don't think I've ever had to play that way.

I honestly have no idea what I'd shoot.
post #10 of 229

Are we playing from the pros tees as well? If so, I'm a 15 handicap and I would have to play well to be in the 120s.

 

The short game is very important there, the chips and putting is where Augusta is at. And thats where I would sturuggle.

 

Cool thread btw....

post #11 of 229

I think people are under estimating the difficulty

 

I think I would shoot around 110, or around 25-30 strokes higher than normal.

 

I played one of Alberta's toughest courses ( 142 slope, 75 rating and 7500 yards ) and shot 98

 

Augusta would make that look like a picnic

post #12 of 229

Hmmm, my HC is just a guess @ 17, being that I have only played 1 round since I stopped playing years ago. Back then it was much lower, but as of today, and the fact that I can't seem to hit my driver, or 3 wood worth a darn, I'd have to say about 120..lol

 

Can only dream about playing there..oh well..lol

post #13 of 229
82, mostly because of the length.
post #14 of 229

I could probably break 90, probably something like 88. The length wouldn't bother me that much. It would probably be short game shots from stupid locations like above the hole, or short sided. 

post #15 of 229
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

82, mostly because of the length.

That would be a great score considering guys like Kevin Na and Carl Pettersson didn't break 80 on Sunday last year.  

post #16 of 229

I suppose I'd have to see it. I don't think it's unreasonable to think playing very conservatively would help to overcome the length and trouble. Play for bogey on every hole and hit a lot of irons. I would think most people playing better than bogey golf here could hit 2 7 irons and an 8i and cover in the 450-500 yards range without too many terrible misses.

post #17 of 229

I would follow the USGA guidelines and "play forward" to my appropriate tees.  I still think I would be in the high 90s with the rest of the set up and the fact I would be playing it for the first time.  Now give my a few weeks and I could get into the 80s.

post #18 of 229

My goal would be to break 90, but I'm not sure I'd get it done. Probably around 95.

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