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post #1 of 6
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Ok so I wanted to start this thread because of the round I had today. I haven't had much chance to play golf this year and I'm still pretty new to the game. I shot 100 on a course 70.2/126 from whites. now 100 is normally in my wheel house of rounds but I took 9 penalty strokes where I normally don't take them, I flubbed at least 7 shots, putting was on par for my game and my long game was better and straighter then normal. I'm so confused cause I know I could have shot a bit better then I did and yet I think given my mistakes I should have scored worse then I did. 

 

Since I'm still pretty new to golf I'd like to know how often this happens to you guys. Now maybe your score won't be as high as mine but even for the single digit cappers I'm sure this happens to you, to an extent.

post #2 of 6

It's quite common.  I remember once on a trip to Myrtle I basically shot between 75-82 for the entire 10 days save for a 97.  I don't know what the hell happened that day.  

 

Even single digit handicappers can suddenly get the shanks or smother hooks that lead to doubles and triples and ruin a round.  

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Originally Posted by Aguirre View Post
 

It's quite common.  I remember once on a trip to Myrtle I basically shot between 75-82 for the entire 10 days save for a 97.  I don't know what the hell happened that day.  

 

Even single digit handicappers can suddenly get the shanks or smother hooks that lead to doubles and triples and ruin a round.  

I just found it so confusing for myself cause cause most of my shots would have indicated a lower score but the penalties and flubs would suggest higher score. I guess after all said and done I was close to where I should be as far as my regular score goes but man is this round messing with my head. I guess I have to get another round in at that course to see what happens. 

post #4 of 6

No, I understand what you mean.  That 97 I was talking about didn't panic me, as I felt that everything was still working.  Shooting that high made no sense.  Sometimes circumstances come together to produce a score that seems far higher or lower than it should be.  We tend to remember the former more than the latter.  

post #5 of 6

I played two rounds last summer where I had five pars in one, and six in the other. But, I didn't break 90 either day. I had a couple of misfires per nine with the long clubs, and ended up with three or four triple bogies.

 

At least I'm a good scramble partner...

post #6 of 6

I played in the NYS Mid Am qualifier and shot an 89. went to my 9 hole league that night and shot a 35...then went out the very next day and shot 72. 

 

fickle she is, this sport. 

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