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I've been playing what I call spring golf, after a 2 month winter layoff, and with very little actual practice, some parts of the game work and some don't.  But yesterday all of a sudden most of it worked.  I only hit 2 fairways, but just barely missed the rest, so I drove it pretty well.  I hit 12 greens, and was nGIR on the remaining 6, so overall ballstriking was solid.  Up and down on 4 of the 6 opportunities is pretty good, even considering I was never too far away from the green.  I had a single 3-putt, pretty much an unforced error based on the initial distance, but I made at least 3 putts from 12 to 15 feet along with most of the shorter ones, so putting was generally decent overall.  I had only 3 bogeys, and 4 birdies, for a 71, best score for a long time.  

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Had the game of my life this morning. Shot my age - 68. Par   4   4   4   3   5   4   5   3   4   36     4   3   5   3   4   4   5   4   4    36   72 Me    4   4   3   2   5   3   6   2   4 

CAREER BEST! Played my home course. Birdie at 1 to get the day rolling and never looked back. 3 birds on the front to one bogey to play the front -2. Had 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on back for an even bac

41-39-80 at Stoneleigh Golf & CC other than a topped first drive and a couple of 3 putts played pretty well in a windy day with @GolfLug @billchao @Hardspoon And the Aimpoint class with

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Got a stretch of decent weather in Upstate last week, played  three rounds. First round was an 81. Three putted on 18 to miss breaking 80 with 35 putts. Second round posted my lowest round ever with a 79. Chipped in on 16 to keep momentum going and give me a little leeway on the final two holes. I made par on 17 and doubled 18 with 32 putts total. Third and final round of the week I threw up a 94 with 35 putts, ballstriking was bad, and a couple OBs made the honeymoon of my two lowest rounds a very short one.

     Not sure what scores are more indicative of where my games at, but playing Golf a month before I did last year is always a good thing. 

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Shot a 76 today. A pair of 38's. 2 bogeys a side. Pretty boring golf.

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3rd time out - ended with an 86 and was very happy with that !!!!!!  If I can start the season like that, I might finally break into the 70s this year !!!!!

Still a bit muddy on the course.  we'll see how it goes !!!!!!  Heck, it's all about just getting out and about anyway !!!

 

 

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Lowest lifetime score today. 10/14 fairways in regulation, 13/18 greens in regulation, 36 putts and shot 77 today. And FWIW, I didn't even think about how much time it took to play my round today. Imagine that, I didn't find that space on the scorecard to fill in.

 

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8 minutes ago, Frank F said:

Lowest lifetime score today. 10/14 fairways in regulation, 13/18 greens in regulation, 36 putts and shot 77 today. And FWIW, I didn't even think about how much time it took to play my round today. Imagine that, I didn't find that space on the scorecard to fill in.

 

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My buddy from college and I take turns visiting each other’s course and playing a head to head stroke play. Visitor has yet to win in our series dating back to 2018. I went to his course yesterday. Little inconsistent but my best 9 holes there so far. Made a bunch of putts. Took 16 for the side. Not bad considering I had 44 my first time there for 18. Inconsistency with ball striking and only shot 43 but I made 5 pars. The 3 doubles is what hurt. We tied. Didn’t get to play the back because idiots let us book an 18 hole tee time at 3pm with an evening league going off back at 5pm. At least they comped me a full 18 hole rain check. 

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Back 9 still isn't open but went around the front again today with a buddy. Shot 40 the first time around and 38 the second didn't even feel like I hit it particularly well only had 2 birdies both on the par 5 9th. It was insanely windy again today and going in a direction where the only holes it wasn't directly in your face or giving you a brutal side wind were 2 and 9 so it was actually pretty tough.

I did not make a single putt outside of 5 feet today it was pretty impressive honestly. Greens are in terrible shape but going back through it I think I had 8 birdie putts between 8-15 feet and didn't make 1, I was hitting the ball on my line I just cannot read a putt right now. Speed was good though and I didn't 3 putt after having two the other day.

Through a bunch of holes so far my GIR are at 50% without it feeling like I'm hitting it that well yet. Getting the launch monitor and working on my wedges has been huge as my GIR were at 34% last season. 

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40 on par 35 (diff 6.5)

Fairways: 5/7

greens: 5/9

putts: 17 (SG putting: 0.37)

I know it’s not a lofty goal, but over the past year my putting has been atrocious and so I’ve made it goal just to have a +SGP for each round.  Not to make excuses for today, but I will. Greens just aerated & sanded - very lumpy bumpy and it showed on two-three holes. 

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If you play enough golf you are bound to have one of those rounds where you look nothing like your handicap. I’m a 5. Shot 87 today. Just pitiful. 9 bogeys. 5 pars and 4 doubles. 2 penalty strokes. 3 fairways. 4 GIR. 2 3 putts with 32 total. It was just one of those days where you struggle. Opened up 5 over through 4. Made pars at 5-7 and thought I was making some headway but missed a short par putt at 8. 3 putted 9 and then doubled 10. Pretty much packed it in and just tried to survive from there. I know I’m better than today’s round. I will get back out on Monday most likely and erase this memory ASAP!

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74 this Easter morning. 14/15 fairways, 10 GIR’s, 28 putts (11 on the front). 2 birdies, 2 bogeys and one OB double bogey.

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Shot 83 today (37 + 46). Had 13 GIR/nGIR, 3 penalty strokes, and 32 putts. One of the penalty strokes was from an unplayable lie, where the ball was nestled among some large roots and I was able to get on the green and save bogey.

The front nine was going really well, but I did have a terrible tee shot on a par-5 that ultimately resulted in a double bogey. Ball striking was markedly worse on the back 9, not sure if fatigue was a factor due to seasonal allergies. Play off the tee was good, except with driver, which I hit poorly today. Approach play from good spots was fine, but I ended up in some not-so-good spots. Flubbed one pitch shot out of heavy rough that only went about 2 yards, but otherwise short game was good enough. Missed more putts from inside 6 feet than what has been normal lately, so I will do some bead practice this week.

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Shot 85 today with three birdies, six pars. 30 putts with 7 GIR. Pretty good way to start the year.

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Played three time in the last four days to open our new posting season. Really nasty cold weather the first day but the weather and the game got progressively better and it was beautiful in Philly today. Plus the Phillies swept the Braves to start the season. 🙂

Thursday 50-47-97

Saturday 48-43-91

Sunday 43-43-86

The only one that will count toward my handicap is the 86.

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First official round of the year today.  Kind of a mixed bag.  Shot 51-43-94 (19.8 differential).

My goals for the year have very little to do with chipping and putting.  Its all about getting from the tee to the green better to lower my handicap.  So to that point, today was ok.  I had 2 penalties, both on the same blow up hole for a 10 on the par 5 6th hole.  That and 21 putts on the front 9 make for a 51 pretty easily.  The back 9 was much cleaner.  I hit 4 greens on the back, and if it weren't for back to back duffed chips on a short-sided downhill attempt, it would have been as good any 9 holes I've ever played.  The last 3 holes were all GIR pars.

All in all, 10 of 14 fairways hit.  5 greens in regulation, plus another 7 nGIRs.  So with the exception of the blow up hole, this was a decent start to the year.

 

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This was a "Practice" round but counting only the 1st ball I shot 51.  The course was wide open so I hit extra shots on many holes looking to see what I could do.  My best hole was a birdie on a 367 Yard Par-4 but that was with the second ball, first ball was a bogie.  I was hoping to see some distances in Game Golf but it is not loading 😞 thus I do not have as much feed back as I had hoped to get.

Yesterday I was out with my brother and the course was worst I ever saw, I could not even get a decent stance on the tee box because there were so many depressions and you could not tell the difference between the fairways and the rough.  The greens were the best part but still like putting on shag carpet.  I did not even count after the 3rd hole but guess @ 50 (ish)

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Played my first round of Spark Golf on Thursday, and shot a 49 over nine holes.  And I'm not even mad.  It was the first time I had actually been on a course since right after Christmas, and I struck the ball really well.  Putting and chipping let me down, but that stands to reason.  I haven't hit a putt on an actual green, nor chipped onto one, in four months.  It was also cold, and there was a pretty constant 15-20 mile per hour wind.

After pushing my drive into the hay on the first hole - which led to a double - and pulling my drive left on the second - also resulting in a double - I didn't miss another fairway until the ninth.  I hit the green on the par three third, and was just off the green on the fourth.  I hit a gorgeous flop shot out of the hay beside the green on five, narrowly missing a par.  I just missed the green left on six and hit a poor chip that resulted in me having to putt for par from off the green, but I managed to save bogey.  I piped a drive right down the middle of the narrow seventh fairway and had a little 54° wedge left, which I stuck pin high about twelve feet to the right.  This led to my only par of the day.  I hit the middle of the green on the par three eighth, but my ball rolled into the back fringe.  The ninth hole was a disaster filled triple bogey eight, but again, I struck the ball well.  I just failed to make smart decisions on a double dogleg, downhill and then uphill hole.

Onward and downward!  I'm taking my kids out to play Pine Hills tomorrow afternoon.  It's pure, unadulterated redneck golf, but it's wide open and cheap, which is key with a nine-year-old and three eight-year-olds.

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