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    • Welcome to the club    I recognize that I'm an objectively bad putter, too, and while I'm trying to fix that, it really shows is the discrepancy of my GIR vs birdies made stat. Then again, I think someone (I am going from memory here) had some data that among better amateurs (I am not in the category of "better amateurs" by any stretch), there was an inverse correlation between birdies made and score.  I would take comfort in that if I didn't have a 9 GIR / 0 birdies / scored 90 round in recent memory. 
    • I had 9 GIR's today... that's right 9!  I didn't make a single birdie. 🤮
    • Golf league question.  Par 4, closest to the pin on the second shot proxy.  We usually have 2 proxy's each week.  This one was closest to the pin second shot on a short par 4 (approx. 320yds.).  We had a hole in one!  Does this person win the proxy with a hole in one?  Clearly he didn't need a second shot.  The debate has started.  What's the rule?  What's the proper thing to do?  
    • Day 113 (7/28/21) - Did some putting on the rug today, focused on the target when I made my stroke. Putts were only 3-4 feet, but I can see enough benefit, at least on short ones, to give it a try on the course.
    • Broke 80 today, shot a 79 at Sydney Marovitz Golf Club in Chicago. Smooth 39 on front nine and started leaking a little oil toward the end. Had a 10 foot downhill birdie putt on 18, and I didn't want to be the golfer who babied it to the 18th hole - so I rolled it 4 ft past and lipped out the par putt for an ugly ending 40. Still overall it was a 79 and I'm thrilled!!  
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