Yes and no, depends on my mood and circumstances. A slow round makes it harder to get into some sort of rhythm and will usually cost me a couple of shots. On the other hand, If I go to a public/muni course on a weekend, I already expect a 5.5-6 hour round so I just take it in stride, enjoy the day and be thankful that I was able to play some golf on that day :)
First tournament of the year yesterday. Shot 80 (43-37). Made a quad and a double bogey on the front. On the back nine I had 3 birds, but also a bogey and a double.
So lots of good stuff mixed with a few awful holes :)
I just traded in a bunch of stuff I'm no longer using and got the Epic. Love it. While the carry distance isn't really any longer than my BB, the difference between a 3000 rpm spin and 1700 rpm spin means roll on the fairway. And it's straight.
I would have a qualified professional teaching pro teach my child to play golf. And I know exactly which one I'd pick in this area. I would not teach my child to play the game.
My father "taught" me how to drive a car. After the first two days I was ready to take the bus for the rest of my life. My father also had "taught" me how to practice the piano. I threw away a promising career as a concert pianist at the age of 15. Parents should stay away and leave education to people who are qualified. IMO.
I just played my first 9 holes of the season. I am not a fast golfer. Repeat... I am not a fast golfer. I was playing behind Ben Crane, Kevin Na, Jason Day, and Jordan Spieth... except they were barely hitting their tee shots 170 yds. from the white tees. Hello, guys, if you're that short you should be playing the RED tees. You'll have more fun and you'll save possibly one stroke on several holes. But you were riding. And you took like 20 minutes to play a ******* hole. You had two open holes in front of you.
I play the senior tees because I'm 64. I'm fine as long as I'm moving. If I have to stand around and wait, my back gets stiff and my round goes to hell. I wanted to play 18 today. I took a break at the turn to get a hot dog which the restaurant had to cook. The guys were teeing off on 10 when I went in. I went to the bathroom before I ordered. When I got out I thought I'd be able to hit my tee shot. Nope. I had to wait for them to hit their second shots. I packed it in and went home.
I shot a 47 - it was my very rusty short game and putting.