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So this year iv been playing. Better than last year. Only thing different is that I now carry but the funny thing is I lose a lot less balls then I did last year. My average score last year was around 81-82 and this year everything has been high 70s So now that I carry I only have maybe 12 balls in my bag. I use to bring like 25 and 5 would be lesser balls like q stars for the drives or holes I would take risks on. Now that I don't have as many balls and I'm scared to run out, I am much smarter and am hitting the ball straighter (weird). What are some odd things that have helped you out?
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When I've got a $10 bet and only have $6 in my wallet. :-O

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When I've got a $10 bet and only have $6 in my wallet. :-O

Nice one, nothing better than the fear of having the legs broken for not paying up on time to play better! ;)

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playing short.

on the 99% of holes I can play short of the green I play the shot then finish pin high.

it's really weird but for example if I decide to play 120 metres with a 52° then I force the shot and précision goes down;

if I intend to play 105m with the same club two thing happen : I stay short with a strait foward chip or I finish hole high with a good birdie opportunity.

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I don't know what makes me play better but I know what makes me play worse-- trying to hit with a pullover on.  I went out and bought one of these things this winter to use in cooler weather and every time I wear it I hit like garbage.  It's actually made for golf-- it fits snug and stretches easily but every time I use it it immediately affects my swing.

Today for example I went to a driving range.  I hit for a while without it and then it started raining so I put it on and hit noticeably worse, when the raining stopped and I took it off and hit better again.  The snugness really throws me off even though it's not restricting my movement.

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When I've got a $10 bet and only have $6 in my wallet.

Stole  that from ole Lee T. huh..? :-D

As for me, if I had a Normal back, that didn't cramp or hurt, I'd play much better..

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I don't know who Lee T. is. Did the same thing happen to him? ;-) I put $100 in my golf bag when I first started playing in the money games and told myself I would never play for money again if that $100 was ever gone. Five years later when I quit the club I counted it and I had $106 in the bag. Once I was up to $165 and (you guessed it) once I was down to $6 in a $10 game. I was thinking man I sure will hate not being able to play with these guys anymore if I lose today.
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Stole  that from ole Lee T. huh..?

As for me, if I had a Normal back, that didn't cramp or hurt, I'd play much better..

I don't know who Lee T. is. Did the same thing happen to him?

I put $100 in my golf bag when I frist started playing in the money games and told myself I would never play for money again if that $100 was ever gone.

Five years later when I quit the club I counted it and I had $106 in the bag. Once I was up to $165 and (you guessed it) once I was down to $6 in a $10 game.

I was thinking man I sure will hate not being able to play with these guys anymore if I lose today.

When Lee Trevino was starting out, he said he use to bet 5.00, but only had a dollar in his pocket. He's related that story a bunch of times on tv..so naturally I thought that's where you that from... ;-)

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I play with an older couple and we only bet putts.  Skins to win.   My putting has improved when a Pepsi is on the line.

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Oh so that's who Lee T. is. LOL I never knew Lee and I had one thing in common. We both started out broke. Unfortunately I remained that way. ;-)
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