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  1. 1. What was your score on your first round?

    • 130 or more
      17
    • 120~129
      23
    • 110~119
      15
    • 100~109
      4
    • 90~99
      1
    • 80~89
      0
    • 79 or less
      0


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Around 120 I believe. Spent most of the day in the woods.

What course was this on? Don't see a lot of par 3 opening holes, but one local course does just that. It's actually the 10th hole, but depending on what order you get sent out, it could be your opening hole.

Anyway, I shot a 69 for my first 9 holes. I hit the ball much worse than I had in the pasture/open field I'd been practicing in. More pressure, uneven lies, fear of hitting off manicured fairways, putting - oh my goodness . . . so many putts, and I don't think we even counted lost balls. I smoked a couple 3-woods though otherwise I'd probably have quit right there.
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What course was this on? Don't see a lot of par 3 opening holes, but one local course does just that. It's actually the 10th hole, but depending on what order you get sent out, it could be your opening hole.

Adare Manor (old course) has a opening par 3.

Terrible for competitions though, takes ages to get people out onto the course. there shouldn't be a par 3 until the 4th hole to get things moving. I was 10 when I played my first full round. I got 5 points off 28 (from the ladies tees). so that's like a handicap of 49, if you did it like that I shot a 121. I picked up my ball after 7 shots on the par 4's and after 8 on the par 5's to speed up play. Something you don't see a lot of older newbies doing.
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I didn't keep score. It was a spur of the moment thing where we skipped out of work early and went to the course instead of the range.

I remember striking the ball really well until I got into the range where I couldn't use a full swing. I had no clue as to how to judge distance and hit partial shots. Chipping and putting was just as bad. It was pretty much taking random guesses at shots.
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It was over 100, on an easy course, barely tougher than executive, it too 2 years before I could break 100 on a full length course, 5 to break 90 and 10 to break 80.
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I shot 56 for 9 holes at Knollbrook Golf Course in Lodi, Ohio. The course is now going to weeds, which is a shame. I played there a ton as a kid. Afterwards, Dad bought me a hot dog and said, "Hey, it gets better. Besides, I shot 63 the first time I played." He was a very comforting liar.

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Shot 137 for my first round ever.
I kept score even though both my teacher and my single hcp partner told me not to. It was an eye opener! I thought I'd be able to break 110 because I wouldn't use a driver and tried to lay up ultra conservative and smart. Boy was I in for a surprise…
Thank god each round experience brought me something to lower the score almost each time...
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I shot 56 for 9 holes at Knollbrook Golf Course in Lodi, Ohio. The course is now going to weeds, which is a shame. I played there a ton as a kid. Afterwards, Dad bought me a hot dog and said, "Hey, it gets better. Besides, I shot 63 the first time I played." He was a very comforting liar.

I've got a buddy that plays a lot of golf, been playing since he was like 10 (30) now and he shoots right around 120 pretty frequently. I make him take 3,5 off the tee though so that hurts him. :) 56 on 9 means you averaged around double bogey for each hole, that's better than good for your first time out. If I were to guess the average first score on 9 holes it would be 90-110. A number of kids trying out for the highschool team at my course shot in the 60s with one in the 80s on 9 holes and these kids actually play golf.

We should do an experiment, we go out and take ten random people that have never touched a golf club and see what they shoot on a regulation course. :)
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I've got a buddy that plays a lot of golf, been playing since he was like 10 (30) now and he shoots right around 120 pretty frequently. I make him take 3,5 off the tee though so that hurts him. :) 56 on 9 means you averaged around double bogey for each hole, that's better than good for your first time out. If I were to guess the average first score on 9 holes it would be 90-110. A number of kids trying out for the highschool team at my course shot in the 60s with one in the 80s on 9 holes and these kids actually play golf.

I shot 56...but I had been to hit balls a dozen times or more....I had my clubs for a year and a half before dad let me out on a course. I used to hit shots in my yard which was pretty big. I remember the first time I actually hit it 'right' and went shooting into the woods. It was a great feeling, but a sinking feeling, as I hoped it didn't shoot through the woods into the homes beyond.

But yeah - I wasn't completely green. Dad wanted to be sure he wouldn't be in for a 4-hour 9 the first time he took me out.
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I played with a highschool golfer that basically lived at my golf course and in one of his first tournaments (junior masters) he opened with a 56, I watched the leader board from work and called him and said I told you it would be more difficult with someone making you follow the rules. :)


Here, Highschool kids that actually play on a golf team, not the first time playing.

North Plainfield 228, Wardlaw-Hartridge 207 (High school Boys Golf scores and results)

The Star Ledger, April 19, 2010 10:33 p.m.

Wardlaw-Hartridge (3-1-1) 207: Brian Downing 49. David Pinkowski 49. Abbey Siegel 52. Catherine Bad 57. Joseph Choi 65. John Gilman 66.

North Plainfield : Erich Fredericks 47. Sam Flood 50. Chris Nardi 64. Kyle Finnigan 67. Ryan Dunham 69. Frank Merrill 72.

So yea a 56 your first time is really good and the guy that shot an 88 on his first 18. Well that's downright insane! :)
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My first time on a course I actually kept score for posterity's sake. I had about 4-5 range sessions under my belt and that was about it before the round. The tees I played from were about 6350 yards, and it was a private course so the place was empty.

I think I shot a 166? I probably have the scorecard around here somewhere. It was definitely above 160 and below 170 though.

I don't even know what to make of the poster who said he broke 90 the first time he played. It's a pretty polarizing statement whether it's true or not. And if it is true, a claim like that deserve a more lengthy post and story behind it to at least attempt at explaining how it happened.
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Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post I don't even know what to make of the poster who said he broke 90 the first time he played. It's a pretty polarizing statement whether it's true or not. And if it is true, a claim like that deserve a more lengthy post and story behind it to at least attempt at explaining how it happened.

I agree.

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And...to be blunt, to say that you shot 88 on a proper golf course the first time round is just plain ridiculous. Just as ridiculous as this person expecting to be taken seriously.

My point, exactly.

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Played a 9 hole couse which were all short par 4's and par 3's. From memory shot like 8 over par. Used to play a low slice/fade. First ever golf shot was at this course with a 3 iron on the first hole which was GIR. Considering i only picked golf up 3 years ago, it was easier to score OK. Obviously started playing on public courses and shot high 40's for 9 holes and was hooked.

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I parred the first hole of golf I ever played. Then proceeded to double par the next hole. It was a long time ago so I don't remember the score but it was high. Back then I used to pick up and quit counting at double par. I picked up a lot. The first hole seemed so easy. Nice straight drive, on the green in 2 and 2 putt. Nothing to it. I played a couple of years before I ever broke 100. Then I didn't play for quite a few years. Started playing seriously 3 yrs ago and only this year got into the low 80s consistently. If only the game was really as easy as that very first hole I probably would've got bored with it and quit playing by now. I seem to have a real tendency toward beginners luck. I rolled a strike on the first frame the very first time I ever bowled. It was all down hill from there and I barely broke 100.

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