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post #37 of 60
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Alright boys and girls, the results are in. 

 

I'm pleased, but very surprised to say that the golf gods did NOT give me the beat down that I so richly deserved.

 

I played a solid round.  Only made one really long putt, about 25' for my only birdie, but nothing really heroic.....and 2 missed putts under 6 feet.

 

Final results:

 

1.  My total score:  77

2.  # of birdies (or better):  1

3.  # bogies:  6

4.  # doubles (or worse):  ZERO......thank you @andwilk, @dfreuter415, and @JetFan1983 who predicted 0.  To heck with the rest of you rat bastards.....8 of whom predicted 2 or more!

5.  Final match play results (win/lose and score) against my sandbagging 4 hcp buddy (I get 2 strokes):  I won.....5&4!  He had a tough day, shooting 78 with 2 birdies after the match was over.

 

The winner of the contest.....and the only one to predict the correct score of 77:

 

@Slice of Life

 

Also one of only 5 of 18 that predicted that I'd win the match.  Thanks buddy!   :beer:  I'll PM you for your info and get your ball mark in the mail to you.

 

 

Thanks for playing everyone!  Believe it or not, I had a real reason for doing this.  Boredom and natural narcissism ( :-D ) notwithstanding, who can guess what that real reason was? 

 

Begin "Final Jeopardy" music.......

post #38 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

Alright boys and girls, the results are in.

 

I'm pleased, but very surprised to say that the golf gods did NOT give me the beat down that I so richly deserved.

 

I played a solid round.  Only made one really long putt, about 25' for my only birdie, but nothing really heroic.....and 2 missed putts under 6 feet.

 

Final results:

 

1.  My total score:  77

2.  # of birdies (or better):  1

3.  # bogies:  6

4.  # doubles (or worse):  ZERO......thank you @andwilk, @dfreuter415, and @JetFan1983 who predicted 0.  To heck with the rest of you rat bastards.....8 of whom predicted 2 or more!

5.  Final match play results (win/lose and score) against my sandbagging 4 hcp buddy (I get 2 strokes):  I won.....5&4!  He had a tough day, shooting 78 with 2 birdies after the match was over.

 

The winner of the contest.....and the only one to predict the correct score of 77:

 

@Slice of Life!

 

Also one of only 5 of 18 that predicted that I'd win the match.  Thanks buddy!   :beer:  I'll PM you for your info and get your ball mark in the mail to you.

 

 

Thanks for playing everyone!  Believe it or not, I had a real reason for doing this.  Boredom and natural narcissism ( :-D ) notwithstanding, who can guess what that real reason was?

 

Begin "Final Jeopardy" music.......

Well done!!  How did you place in the tournament??  (That is, I mean, before I call up the committee to inform them that you must be disqualified for playing match play at the same time ;-))

 

And ... I have no idea what your real reason was. :)  It was fun though!

post #39 of 60
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Well done!!  How did you place in the tournament??  (That is, I mean, before I call up the committee to inform them that you must be disqualified for playing match play at the same time ;-))

 

And ... I have no idea what your real reason was. :)  It was fun though!

 

Thanks!  No tournament today.....just a match with my buddy.

 

Tournament is in 2 weeks.  I know you play a lot of tournament golf......that could give you some insight as to why I did this today. 

post #40 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Thanks!  No tournament today.....just a match with my buddy.

 

Tournament is in 2 weeks.  I know you play a lot of tournament golf......that could give you some insight as to why I did this today.

Wow, that would have completely changed my answer.  I had it in my head that this was the Senior tourney that you signed up for and was why I guessed you'd shoot a little worse than what you'd been doing.  I would have guessed a little lower if I had better reading comprehension. :-P

post #41 of 60
Nice round, @David in FL! Great job on winning your match, too!

I have no idea why you did this game. Given my track record for predictions, I'm more likely to be right by not making one, so I'll wait patiently for the final answer.
post #42 of 60
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Wow, that would have completely changed my answer.  I had it in my head that this was the Senior tourney that you signed up for and was why I guessed you'd shoot a little worse than what you'd been doing.  I would have guessed a little lower if I had better reading comprehension. :-P

 

Without even trying, you're getting closer and closer to the "reason"......   ;-) 

post #43 of 60

Whoop!

post #44 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Without even trying, you're getting closer and closer to the "reason"......   ;-)

OK, you're doing a little experiment to see what people will guess this time, versus what they will guess for the actual tournament ... to get a feel for who thinks people play worse in tournaments versus who plays better.  Something in that realm??

post #45 of 60

score 82

birdies 2

bogeys 6

doubles or worse 3

final match-3 and 2

post #46 of 60
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Originally Posted by Aflighter View Post
 

score 82

birdies 2

bogeys 6

doubles or worse 3

final match-3 and 2

oops.sorry.... I gave my guess without even seeing you already posted results.Only thing I got right was the bogeys.Since you made no doubles that's where I didn't have faith in you plus I figured you would lose 3-2 shooting 82.

post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

OK, you're doing a little experiment to see what people will guess this time, versus what they will guess for the actual tournament ... to get a feel for who thinks people play worse in tournaments versus who plays better.  Something in that realm??

More self-serving......
post #48 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


More self-serving......

 

More to add pressure to your round today to see how you'd shoot with everyone anticipating a score from you? Simulated tournament? haha

post #49 of 60
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

More to add pressure to your round today to see how you'd shoot with everyone anticipating a score from you? Simulated tournament? haha

Ding ding ding!

Exactly. I've only played one small club tournament this year. The best way to get used to pressure is to play under pressure. I knew that having all of you watching today, not wanting to embarrass myself, and having to be completely honest because a prize was riding on it would add pressure to my round today, and it did. Sounds silly, but I was very aware of how every 3-foot putt would affect my score and ultimately this "contest" today.

Gotta say, it worked well. I'm pretty proud of myself. a1_smile.gif
post #50 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Ding ding ding!

Exactly. I've only played one small club tournament this year. The best way to get used to pressure is to play under pressure. I knew that having all of you watching today, not wanting to embarrass myself, and having to be completely honest because a prize was riding on it would add pressure to my round today, and it did. Sounds silly, but I was very aware of how every 3-foot putt would affect my score and ultimately this "contest" today.

Gotta say, it worked well. I'm pretty proud of myself. a1_smile.gif

Hmmm, gotta say I've never thought of this before, and, frankly, it's quite genius. :beer:  (I may steal this idea at a later date ;))

post #51 of 60
Congrats!!!
post #52 of 60
Congrats!. I figured the reason was the coin was hot. a1_smile.gif
post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Ding ding ding!

 

Get a GAME Golf and we can all see what you shoot every round. :)

post #54 of 60
Hi David, congrats on your score. Missed the thread by a day. Let's help to get you some extra pressure during your next round. I bet you will not be able to score lower then 80 (same course or one that is as difficult). If you do, I will buy you a nice dinner at Millers alehouse. If you don't you will have to pay beer for me and my Dutch buddies next time we play together.

Edit: to be sure on a 18 holes par 72 course b2_tongue.gif
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