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Been playing golf on and off for 30 years. Left the game for years at a time. Started back up a year and a half ago and been shooting high 90's low 100's. Saturday I shot my best score ever an 83. Changed one thing with my swing and it was magic. Playing again Sunday, and will find out if it was a fluke 

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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 

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

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

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Played the back today.  39.  4 pars 4 bogies, and a lone birdie.  Two of those bogies were boneheaded decisions all for the slim chance at an eagle putt.  Oh well, I knew they were dumb when I stepped up to the ball and tried to pull them off.

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Played our club championship this weekend. 83-75-76. Had a 2-hour rain delay in middle of back 9 on day 1.  At restart we had to immediately go out with no warm up and beat darkness. Sadly I started double double.  But overall a positive weekend with the sticks!

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79/77 at my home course. Windy, cold and no roll weekend. Poor ball striking and putting. Amazing game around the greens, all the shots with my 60°, even the bump an run with the face riddicusly close.

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Semi-Finals of the match play tournament last night at my local club, shot 40/38 (par 70) to record the 2UP win to advance to the finals!  Was also my best 18 hole score ever there as well as tying my best 9 hole score!  All the work I've been doing in the last month on Key #2 is paying off.

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21 hours ago, dmay_golf said:

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Played our club championship this weekend. 83-75-76. Had a 2-hour rain delay in middle of back 9 on day 1.  At restart we had to immediately go out with no warm up and beat darkness. Sadly I started double double.  But overall a positive weekend with the sticks!

What club , City and State? How did you finish, versus the field?

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On 8/22/2017 at 7:44 PM, dmay_golf said:

Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, AR

So you may know another TST member, @kpaulhus.

Hope you find our discussions here interesting and have the opportunity to post regularly.

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On 8/22/2017 at 6:44 PM, dmay_golf said:

Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, AR

Welcome. I'm glad all the money I've lost to you will now increase as you get even sneakier good than you already are. This is a great site. See you tomorrow night. 

To touch on @dmay_golf post, golf is quite elusive to me when it matters. Preparing for our club championship I shot 78-78-35. On the weekend I shot 80-85-85. Not my best. Then last night I shot 73 and tonight 44-36 for an 80 from the championship tees. I'm very close to finding the right spot with my game. 

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37+42 for 79. 8 strokes better than my best rounds (87 three times) this year, dumbfounded. I honestly never thought I'd break 80 again, but I don't know what to think now...

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10 hours ago, bkuehn1952 said:

So you may know another TST member, @kpaulhus.

Hope you find our discussions here interesting and have the opportunity to post regularly.

Yes, I know @kpaulhus very well. We play a lot of gold together (sadly he's moving in a month). I jokingly call him my human ATM....  But seriously we always have great matches and lots of fun. 

He's the reason I joined this site. 

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Wednesday,

Kittyhawk GC, Hawk Course, Dayton, OH

47-43-90

Great weather and a light day at work lead me to take the afternoon off and get this solo round in.

This is a pretty good score for me on this relatively hazardous course. It's actually something considering how much of the front nine I spent in the traps. Thankfully, they have some sand in the traps for a change and I did a decent job extricating myself from them. Three pars to finish the round had me nearly breaking 90 for the first time on the Hawk (of course, I have broken 90 on several easier courses).

One interesting thing was the distance I was getting with my driver. Normally, 230 yards is about all I get, but here I had several in the 250-260 range. A couple of the sandies were the direct result of my assuming I wasn't going to reach the traps. Not sure where that extra yardage came from or how long it will stick around.

 

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"Golf is cruel mistress."

Same course, same clubs, same golfer.  81,82, .....95!!!!

Seemingly, I wasn't hitting the ball that differently. I hit driver 13 times, 12 were in the fairway or just off. The one bad one, I got lucky and could have salvaged bogey at worse, but tried to be a hero and got an 8. Bad judgement cost a couple of strokes on other holes. I had 3 shots that were just bad ball striking, but would up being very costly.

Excepting the aforementioned 3 really bad strikes, there is no hole in this 6000 yards that I should have a 6 on.

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58 minutes ago, dbuck said:

"Golf is cruel mistress."

Yes, I recently followed my best round of the year with my worst. 

I need to just stop tinkering with my swing. All it does is cause misery. 

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I mixed it up a little this morning.  I typically play the white tees at my home course (69.8 / 129 - 6147)... but when I arrived, one of the seniors that regularly frequent the club asked if I'd join their little money game group.  I had intended to play alone, so... I agreed and joined in.  They decided that everybody would play the gold tees (67.2 / 121 - 5553).  

I had never played from anything other than the white or blue tees at this course, so I figured it'd be fun to try something new. 

It worked out nicely because, for whatever reason, the ball was not going anywhere for me off the tee.  I struggled on a few holes throughout (3 doubles and 1 triple), but managed to squeak out a 41 - 42 = 83.  Not horrible for stepping out of the car, being asked to join and jumping on the first tee all in a matter of the first 5 minutes.

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I got out tonight and played 9 holes but 2 ball golf.  I was 2 over with ball #1 and 3 over with ball #2. 15 putts with ball #1 and 14 putts with ball #2.  I had one birdie with each ball.  Great night of exercise and golf.  Really happy with the results

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