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Could use the ‘How did you score today?’ thread as your ‘diary’ 🙂 I enjoy reading how people play. I’m going to start posting in there more regularly this year.

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42 minutes ago, Cantankerish said:

Wow NZ.  You really were all over.   100 and 77.  Enjoy your hiatus.

NZ... on the day you shot 77 did you putt "lights out" or was the whole game better than usual?

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6 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

NZ... on the day you shot 77 did you putt "lights out" or was the whole game better than usual?

The whole game was better still had a few issues with driver early on but had great recovery shots

2x birdies 9x Pars 7x Bogey

I really was just enjoying the game with a very social golf mate(he scored over 100+) no pressure ... Putting was good 28-30 putts etc

My next(sub 80's) 79 was bi-polar front nine 45 (only 1 par the rest bogeys 1x DB) but back nine I ripped a 34 (3x birdies 1x Bogey 5xpars)

 

I think I know what my major issues are(Mental+swing basics+PSR) which seem to compound when nervous.(playing in Club Comps etc) 

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9 hours ago, mellison24 said:

Could use the ‘How did you score today?’ thread as your ‘diary’ 🙂 I enjoy reading how people play. I’m going to start posting in there more regularly this year.

Yes true ... think I'll do both as be great to have the diary on hand pre-game to get my mental frame of mind correctly.

I got a comment coming down the 16th which really gave me kick from a playing partner with a low HC ... that I should well be a sub- 5 HC As I have shown over the match I have all the skills to do it

POWER off the tee and fairway(2 shots to long 500+yard PAR5 greens hitting 9I off the back off the green while the other guys where using 7I-8I)

-great pitch/chipping game(dropping a tough uphill lie 7i 180-190 yard to 4 feet to Pin,

 -solid putting stroke(so many ending up right beside or just past hole)

--But with 8x penalty shots and having to play out of or under trees ...It doesn't matter how good my good shots are if I keep doing the dumb rush pull shots off the tee ... or chunk chips that go only a few yards in front.(

If I can Iron out the dumb play and mental weakness(which is me thinking about stupid tee-off shot pre teeing off) I'll be really happy Golfer.

Also, I think I need a GPS ... so many great shots rolling off the back of the green

 

Edited by NZ Golfer

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Good God.  Get GPS.  I have a free app (golfpad) on my phone.  It does not have any adverts, and the GPS is spot-on.

I do fear losing the ability to estimate distances though.  I use the old-fashioned methods and then check it against the software until I am comfortable I know what I am looking at.

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Thanks for all the advice everyone. Went out the other day with the kids is a nasty wet day. Actually did fairly good considering. Super deep wet rough stopped any momentum club had. Good drives with okish iron play.  I bet I struck the ball to my standards at least 60% of the time. Which 60 may seem like a small number, but it was a huge step up. 

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There is a lot of good advice here. You will see what work for you.

I now stay away from the range, the conditions do not simulate a course, but will chip and putt before a round. Getting the chipping in order helps me with my round. At home, I take on average 50 swings per day to keep my golf muscles working, stretch daily and eat healthy. I enjoy beer, but none when I am playing \ practicing \ learning.

I play practice rounds (best ball, 2 max, if needed) and note all the shots and which ones require more practice. I have a chart with my clubs, yardage and any key information on the club. As a result, I have gone through equipment changes for the last two years and now have a set I play consistent with.  

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 4:29 AM, NZ Golfer said:

...after 6months of NIL Golf outside watching maybe a few rounds on TV (because of arm surgery) First game at my local after couple hours practice -93  (shouldn't have really played arm was still pretty sore)

then 18 hole rounds at PAR-72 course in order last 6wk - 84,84,83,85,90,93,100,89,77,89,79,84,95,95 

 

Kudos. Awesome you got back into form so quickly. I did a similar 6 month break last year and I'm still recovering.

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22 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

Good God.  Get GPS.  I have a free app (golfpad) on my phone.  It does not have any adverts, and the GPS is spot-on.

I do fear losing the ability to estimate distances though.  I use the old-fashioned methods and then check it against the software until I am comfortable I know what I am looking at.

Yes, I did download free phone GOLF app GPS but was impossible to work with... be good to find one that does will look again soon ...Of course, when you're playing well 90% of the time I'm pretty good with my distances .. it's more so too really get my yardage spot on for my 8i-9i-PW-52 clubs

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