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Recommended playing standard for golf trips

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Hi All,

One of my goals with my golf is to get to a good enough standard to be able to go on trips with friends and competently play any course we may visit. I have no intention of playing competitive golf tournaments or even gaining a handicap. I just want to enjoy myself.

Im starting to think about my 40th birthday in 4 years and how Id like to go away with my wife some friends and play some golf in a resort. Im thinking a couple of rounds with the boys at a resort in Thailand, Vietnam or Bali while the girls relax.

What would you recommend is a satisfactory standard for a trip like this? At the moment I go around at about 100.

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It does not matter to me how good (or bad) one is with golf, as long as he/she does not hold up my game. So, I’d say have fun and enjoy your time on the course - just be mindful of your pace, play from the correct tees and pick up/move on when necessary. 

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Most courses only require that you have the money to pay the fees.  The Old Course in St. Andrews Scotland also requires male players to have a 24 handicap or lower in order to play.  Using that as a standard, one should be able to shoot in the 90's about half the time.  Beyond that, I would say you should be proficient enough to not wildly drive the ball all over the place (most of the time).  Also, maintain a good attitude, play promptly and pickup on holes once you hit 9 or 10 shots.  Do that and you are welcome to play in my and most other's group any time.  

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21 hours ago, Hugh Jars said:

Hi All,

One of my goals with my golf is to get to a good enough standard to be able to go on trips with friends and competently play any course we may visit. I have no intention of playing competitive golf tournaments or even gaining a handicap. I just want to enjoy myself.

Im starting to think about my 40th birthday in 4 years and how Id like to go away with my wife some friends and play some golf in a resort. Im thinking a couple of rounds with the boys at a resort in Thailand, Vietnam or Bali while the girls relax.

What would you recommend is a satisfactory standard for a trip like this? At the moment I go around at about 100.

Not sure if many of us will feel comfortable with our game. I backed out of a pro-am about 6 or 7 years ago because I did not feel that my game was where I wanted it to be. I have consistently raised the bar on where I  feel content with my game. Breaking 80; shooting low 80's consistently; breaking 80 25 to 30% of the time out. Now I am breaking 80 40% of the time and still don't feel competent. Now I feel I should be able to be mid to low 70's consistently with a rarity of rising above 80. 

My advice is to go on your trip soon and enjoy yourself as you may never be satisfied with your game.

PS. I don't have a swing thread yet because I sense that my swing looks like an out of shape, middle-aged man being tasered.

 

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2 hours ago, Carl3 said:

My advice is to go on your trip soon and enjoy yourself as you may never be satisfied with your game.

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