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Been playing for 10 years and yesterday shot a 79 for the first time. Shot a 39 on the front and a 40 on the back. I birdied the last hole to break 80! I hit the ball decent off the tee but hit my irons great and putted great also.

I've been really practicing putting lately and it helped me SOO much! After hitting that it makes me wanna golf a lot more now.
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Been playing for 10 years and yesterday shot a 79 for the first time. Shot a 39 on the front and a 40 on the back. I birdied the last hole to break 80! I hit the ball decent off the tee but hit my irons great and putted great also.

Very nice, I have read it over and over. Short game short game short game. I have to putt more. It is boring to me though.

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lol is this a serious question? My best game ever (74) was done with 10 year old Power/bilt Grand Slams

U gotta love when someones first post is a smart ass comment....

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imo key to breaking 80 is just avoiding doubles (which is hard as hell for me sometimes :( )

If you chip out of the trees everytime instead of going for the hero shot and treat par as birdie from there I find that I pretty much break 80 everytime(unless there are a ton of hazards/ob on the course and Im having a horrible day off the tee)
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imo key to breaking 80 is just avoiding doubles

I was one double bogey above a 79 yesterday. I hit 6 greens on the front nine - five 3-putts and one gut wrenching side hill 4-putt (that was almost a 5-putt). Out in 44. Not impressed.

I just focused on keeping the ball in play on the back nine (not thinking about putting). Three GIR, got up and down a few times, and shot a 37. I still need to work on my putting but I'm not fretting about it.
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imo key to breaking 80 is just avoiding doubles

I shot 81 today with three doubles. Four penalty strokes. I know what you're talking about here.

But back to the OP, Congrats! Shooting in the 70's is kind of like my holy grail every time out. I think there's a bigger difference between 79 and 80 than there is between 75 and 79. That's just how I feel. And don't let anyone razz you about your equipment. I get alot of that but hey, use what works.
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Been playing for 10 years and yesterday shot a 79 for the first time. Shot a 39 on the front and a 40 on the back. I birdied the last hole to break 80! I hit the ball decent off the tee but hit my irons great and putted great also.

I remember my first time! Breaking 80 was the bite from the golf bug that has me hooked to this day. Now that you have the confidence and the mental images of breaking 80, you can really start to enjoy the game much more!

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Did you know that you needed birdie on the last hole to break 80? If so the "you the man" actually either way - "you are the man" but knowing you need to bridie a hole an doing it, is very clutch
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Did you know that you needed birdie on the last hole to break 80? If so the "you the man" actually either way - "you are the man" but knowing you need to bridie a hole an doing it, is very clutch

Yea i figured out with two holes left that i needed a par and a birdie and i parred the par 3 then just tried to hit a drive out to give me a shot at a birdie and i made a 15 ft putt for birdie.

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Congrats! Earlier this year I set a goal for myself to break 80 before the end of the summer. Of the 3 guys in my regular group, I had the best chance because I'd been the closest on several occasions and practice the most, etc. Well first week of August, we're playing and the guy that we all thought was least likely to get it done, shoots a 79. He did it with 3 birdie putts, each of which was over 35 ft. He also hit two drives DEEP into the woods that somehow came bouncimng back out to the middle of the fairway. We get to the 17th tee and we realize he needs a par and a birdie.

17 is a birdie hole but he hooks it and has about 180 to the green. Pars that one, but now 18 he's never birdied in his life. Has a 45ft putt from the back of the green to the front downhill and right to left, and drains it for a 79!

Next time out, was just a couple of days later. I get a birdie, and 11 pars but also 2 doubles on my way to my 79. I had a 5 footer on 18 for a 78 but wet my pants and blew it 3feet past. Made that one though.

One week later, the 3rd guy gets his...only he shot a 78 and that was even thogh he went OB on 18 and had a double.

Funny game!
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