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Draftstone

When everything seems to be working right, golf is so fun

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Hi!

Yesterday I played the best golf of my life so far. My current handicap index is 23.6 but I managed to play +5 on the local 9 hole course where I live. My good games are usually around +9/+10 on that course.

It started with a triple bogey on the first hole (sent my 2nd shot out of bounds,and had some mishits for the rest of the hole) and told myself "that will be another of those rounds..."

I could not have been so wrong, followed that hole with 6 pars in a row. Made a double on hole #8 (tee shot missed fairway in muddy area, had some problems getting out of there) and a par on final hole. It is a par 35 course (3 par 3 and 2 par 5). Hit 3 out of 6 fairways (my only big miss was the muddy spot on #8, the other misses were "good misses"), hit 3 GIR (plus 2 fringes), had a 1.6 putting average, everything was going so well!

Overall I was so happy to see that I can finally play good golf. Usually there is always an area of my game that simply does not work on any given round, but yesterday, everything was going really good (according to my standards hehe).

I also want to say thanks to everyone that posts here, my golf game has improved a lot since I started reading here and doing some drills that people are talking about.

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I went out with a couple buddies on Tuesday, to a really nice course, and more difficult course that we rarely play.

I was having a great round, but both of them were really struggling (we are all normally about the same skill level).

Initially I was having a great time, but when I realized they were both having one of those days, it kind of made it way less enjoyable for me too.

Anyone else know the feeling?

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Those good rounds and good shots is definitely what makes me want to keep playing. There has been times and years where my game was atrocious, but I still kept playing. It's those shots that are perfect and you think "Why, I can probably do this every time!".

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Enjoy those exceptional rounds, and expect there to be more of them!

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@Draftstone I am sure you'll continue to make good progress. I inferred from your post you are new or newish to the game. If that's the case you're in good company here at TST. There is plenty of good information that'll help you play better golf, enjoy
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@Draftstone I am sure you'll continue to make good progress. I inferred from your post you are new or newish to the game. If that's the case you're in good company here at TST. There is plenty of good information that'll help you play better golf, enjoy

Thanks!

Before last year, I was only playing 3-4 games a year. Last year I decided to try to play every week, but only started to research on "how to play" at the end of summer (pretty harsh autumn/winter here so we have to stop playing around early october usually). This winter I took some classes and continued to read here and doing some simple drills in my basement. This summer, I continued to read and practiced a lot on the range while playing at least 9 holes per week (usually between 18 and 36). I saw my game improving a lot, but never every part of it at the same time. I knew my overall game improved, but the scores never followed. I could have a great driving game one day, but would miss all of my chips. Next time, awful driving, but would land most of my approach shots near the green anyway, and then miss the easy putt. etc....

But that game, really showed me that I am able to play "good" golf.

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