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Shooting Your Age - What Are Your Standards for Claiming That Feat?


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  1. 1. What parameters would you set for claiming that you shot your age? Note: you may select more than one standard

    • The course must have a minimum par of 72
    • The course must have a minimum par of 70
    • The course must have a minimum par of 65
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    • Any par is okay with me
    • The tee played must be at least 6,000 yards
    • The tee played must be at least 5,500 yards
    • The tee played must be at least 5,000 yards
    • The tee must be rated for your gender and the tees must be rated using the USGA course rating system (3,000 yards is the USGA minimum for 18 holes)
    • Any yardage is okay with me
    • Something else. Please describe


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On 7/28/2022 at 3:56 PM, sjduffers said:

If you would (and could) turn a par 3 into a par 5, the course would become a par 72, its length would be close to 6500 and it would most likely play easier, not harder, for a competent golfer. QED.

I think your logic may be flawed here. Are you saying your are likely to card a lower number on a 500 yard par five than on a 200 yard par three? 
While I might be more likely to make a par on a 500 yard par 5, I'm much more likely (by a ton) to card a 3 on a 200 yard hole than I am a 500 yard hole. 

Take it to an extreme, build a course with 18 difficult par-3's. I'm still going to finish with a lower score than I would on a course with 18 very average par-5's. 

 

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1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Take it to an extreme, build a course with 18 difficult par-3's. I'm still going to finish with a lower score than I would on a course with 18 very average par-5's. 

I know what you mean but.. 18x3 is always less than 18x5 :whistle:

Of my last 10 rounds, I'm averaging 4.0 on par 3s and 5.9 on par 5s.   For me, I'll take a par 5 under 500 yards over a long par 3.  Then again, I have a glaring weakness in my short game.

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16 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I think your logic may be flawed here. Are you saying your are likely to card a lower number on a 500 yard par five than on a 200 yard par three? 
While I might be more likely to make a par on a 500 yard par 5, I'm much more likely (by a ton) to card a 3 on a 200 yard hole than I am a 500 yard hole. 

Take it to an extreme, build a course with 18 difficult par-3's. I'm still going to finish with a lower score than I would on a course with 18 very average par-5's. 

 

I am talking relative to par. It's easier to score a 5 on a 500 yards par 5 than a 3 on a 200 yards par 3, for say a 10 handicapper. It's the other way around for a 30 handicapper, who has more difficulty stringing good shots together.

So turning a 200 yard par 3 into a 500 yards par 5 raises the par from 70 to 72, increases the total distance by 300 yards, but is also easier (relative to par) for the 10 handicapper. {Note that the course rating would increase too, while the slope may vary little]. That's all that I am saying.

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My standard would be mini golf. Been shooting my age there for at least 20 years. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Re: Shooting ones age…

I agree with USGA approved 18 holes course criteria…

and I think your suggestion of at least 5000 yards is good… but I also think your suggestion regarding course rating of at least 65 makes sense because some courses although short are rather tight with lots of water and very long ( un hittable/ unfindable rough)….where as a longer course may allow you to spray the ball left and right without much penalty….

i shot 70 ( par) on a 5300 yard course that is just so…. Lots of water to collect errant tee shots and lots of mature trees and exceptionally long ( two foot) high grass. At 71 years I was thrilled with my score ( haven’t shot par in 15 years) but my son has me playing WAY more golf these last two years and my game has improved greatly…

but I have yet to brag…. ( as much as I would like to…) I am officially waiting until I do it on a 6000+ yard course….despite the fact the that course  may be easier and more forgiving that my regular 5300 yarder…. Which I live to play….not because it is short, but because it has “ character “….

Cheers to all…/r

keep swingin’

 

 

 

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