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Practiced on the front nine today (tried to birdie #8 but just made a par, was still somewhat practicing), and then played a bit more on the back nine.

  • Missed a 25-footer on 10.
  • Forgot I needed 11 still but almost made a birdie there.
  • Narrowly missed a birdie on 14 after a 54° approach.
  • Reached 15 in two with a driver and a hybrid to the back fringe. Missed the eagle putt, tapped in for birdie.
  • Missed a 20-footer on 16.
  • Forgot I needed 17 and didn't putt. Just hit some chips to practice.
  • Hit a decent drive on 18, a decent 8I to 18 feet, and drained it to knock that hole off the list too.

Not a bad day.

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Birdied #13 at Quail Brook, which is new. Blocked tee shot right which ended up being fine because I didn't hit it well enough to reach the fescue. Had 110 to the flag and was ready to hit a 3/4 GW to it (even tagged the club) but felt the wind pick up behind me so I decided to club down to the SW and hit it to 4'.

Lipped out a 15-footer on #17 for birdie for a tap-in par that also would have been new.

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Played my first round at my Home Course last weekend.  No birdies, but got 6 pars on the card, including three in a row from 15-17.  For me, a realistic goal is to Par every hole this year, so this was a good start, including the #2 and #3 handicap holes.

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I need… 1, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, and 17.

Today I:

  • Hit it in a bunker on 1 and didn't hole out (par).
  • Hit it just short of the green on 8 and didn't hole out (par).
  • Hit a 9I to 10 and just missed the birdie putt.
  • Missed the green on 11 and didn't chip in (bogey).
  • Hit 14 to 20 feet and didn't make the birdie.
  • Hit 16 to 15 feet and didn't make the birdie.
  • Didn't chip in on 17 after an indecisive second shot (par).

So… a lot of near misses. Giving myself plenty of chances lately. I'll get 'em.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Got a birdie on 11 yesterday. Had opportunities to fill a few more out (1 and 16 especially), but couldn't cash the 10 footers. 

6 holes left - 1, 4, 5, 13, 16, and 17. 

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Birdied #14 at Green Knoll but already had it on my composite list. Missed a 6-footer on #10 that would have been new.

I’m definitely making birdie at a higher rate this year than any other but it still feels like the composite list will be hard to complete. Still lots of golf ahead, though.

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I bumped off 16 today during a playing lesson. I drove it between the two bunkers on the left, chipped it to three feet, and made the putt.

I birdied #15 too, so I'm now -6 the last six times I've played it. Hit another 5I to it today.

Played the whites on 1, 8, and 10 so those didn't count. Pulled it left on 11 and almost chipped in. Hit a PW to 12 feet on 17 and just missed the putt. Hit my tee shot on 14 to the back of 15 tee, so no dice there. 😄

1 8 10 11 14 17

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I need… 1, 8, 10, 11, 14, and 17.

Today…

  • On 1, my alarm went off mid backswing, but I was playing a blue SuperSoft anyway and hit it okay, but just moved my ball up to where Sculley's was a bit as we were pressuring a threesome that jumped out ahead of us.
  • On 8, I hit a good 3W, a really good 9I, and lipped out the 12-footer.
  • On 10… good drive, god-awful second. Chipped to four feet.
  • On 11… pulled left onto a slope, chipped just past the hole to four feet.
  • On 14, left the 50-foot putt three feet short.
  • On 17, good 3W, good 9I, pulled the putt a few inches, so missed it a few inches left from 16 feet.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Knocked out 1 and 4 yesterday. Had a good look at 5 from about 15 feet, but just missed it on the high side. I also got an eagle on number 7 with a hole out from 177. Pretty good day! 

I need 5, 13, 16, and 17 to complete it. But I am now a little worried about needing to play 18 to get those last 3, especially if I'm still missing them in, like, October.

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Birdied #7 at Quail Brook which is new. Flared my drive right onto the 6th fairway and couldn’t see the green. Played PW over the trees to the middle and the hole happened to be there. Hit it to 3’ and made the putt.

Missed a 3-footer for birdie on #14 though but I have that one already.

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Knocked out #11 yesterday. Made about a 12-footer.

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Let's see if I can add any to the away course today… birdies on 9, 11, 15, and 18. The only one of those that counts is 15. I had the others. On the away, I still need… 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10. Dang, I'm killing it on the back nine. Not so much on the front, ha ha.

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Director of Instruction Golf Evolution • Owner, The Sand Trap .com • AuthorLowest Score Wins
Golf Digest "Best Young Teachers in America" 2016-17 & "Best in State" 2017-20 • WNY Section PGA Teacher of the Year 2019 :edel: :true_linkswear:

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