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Today I shot 78.  My best score ever, and the second time I've ever broken 80. 

Disclaimer: it was from the forward tees, 5500 yards.  Still, some of the best golf I've ever played. 

 

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I would add, one thing that really helped me yesterday was that there was a slow group in front of us and no one behind us, so we took our time lining up our putts.  I really looked very carefully at my putts from all angles.  It was like the PGA tour.  So my putting was pretty good.  Normally, I just get up there and putt it so we can get going.  Maybe I care too much about holding people up behind us.  

I also had some lucky shots.  On more than one occasion, I thought my shot had gone off the back of the green, only to find my ball pin high, within 10 feet.  On one par-5, I skied my tee shot about a hundred yards, then hit a really nice 5 wood that landed in a fairway bunker, then hit a really bad layup shot that just got out of the bunker, then hit a long shot that wound up within tap in distance for par.   Sheer luck. 

Or the 80 foot double-breaking putt with 3 feet of fringe, that wound up 6 inches from the hole.   That has to be pure luck. 

But my ball striking with my irons has gotten much better. 

And now, if you read all that, thank you for reading about my favorite subject: me.     

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First 18 hole round of the year for me. Shot an 80. I'm pretty pleased with how I struck the ball. Putting was really bad. I had 3 putts, and 2 of those were not that long. But I've been working entirely on my swing, so I'm not too worried about the putting. I need to work on it, yes, but that's okay. Hit 8 GIR, and had 2 up and downs from 40 yards, so that's nice.

Weird thing was that I chunked every shot where I tried to choke down on the club. Hit the ball well otherwise.

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Bad week overall

Wed - 86 (44-42), Thr - 79 (41-38), Fri - 92 (49-43), Sat - 82 (46-36), Sun - 82 (42-40)

I haven't shot in the 90's in over a year. Just strange, I can't seem to concentrate, and then all of a sudden, everything seems in focus as in the 46-36 round.

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Today was a fun outing with some old friends. We didn't do a good job of keeping score, but I feel safe in saying I broke 90 by a few strokes. 

I played with all irons today. 2 - LW, and my putter. This was my old set of clubs. I probably only used 8 of the 13 irons. 

It was fun because I had to re think shots, and club selection.  I really missed my 7W. :-D

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Horrible round today. 107 in some 20+ mph wind. Still struggling with my swing. I can go from +12 in around one week and +30something the next. 

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31 on the back nine after work yday.

My house is by the 17th green, so I stopped there.  Saved myself 4 strokes, maybe 3 or 5!

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98 yesterday at Cimmaron in Palm Springs.  My last few rounds prior to this have been horrible.  Finally figured out that I had been over swinging the club with a death grip.  Hopefully I’m back on track now!

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Played 9 holes - 43 on a 130 slope.

4/7 fairways

3/9 GIR, 3/6 nGIR

19 putts: 3 three-putts, 2 one-putts

i hate putting

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Shot 92 in league play. Still really struggling off the tee. My partner told me swing was too flat. He shot a 71 (!) good thing he is the most friendly and patient gentleman I've ever played with.

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78 this morning, and that was with a double bogey on 18. Maybe my game is back. I've been struggling the last couple of weeks. 

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Played in New York for the first time this year, and managed a solid 39 (obviously only 9 holes). My home course opens tomorrow, so I'll get to start playing a lot more. But I have to say, after having the shanks in Florida and posting 3 of the worst rounds I've ever played, and one average round (104, 106, 111 and 87), it was nice to actually be able to hit the ball again. And without the 3 putt on one due to the ridiculous greens (like putting on shag carpet), it would have been an even better day.

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Another 98 yesterday at Escena in Palm Springs.  Net 68, so i’m Still working on bringing that handicap down!  Looking forward to another great game this morning at Indian Canyon.

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I played 9 holes yesterday, shooting 41, which normally wouldn't be worth posting about, except that I managed to birdie both par 5s, and double-bogey both par 3s.  I can't remember ever doing that. 

Should have played 18 holes, but when we got to the 10th tee, all of a sudden there were multiple groups in front of us, so after waiting for 15 minutes to tee off, and having more groups pile up behind us, we went back to the pro shop and got 9-hole rain checks. 

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75 today. Seemed like one of those days where the game was actually simple. Fairways and greens. 36 on the front, easy par on every hole. The back got a little out of control with a 39, 5 pars, 1 birdie, 1 double, and 2 bogeys. I may have been getting tired.

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Played for the first time since October because of the winter. 

Played 9 in 20mph wind temps in the 20s. I was dressed for the elements and not golfing and it showed. The WHOLE game was rusty. Shot 42. Yikes. Did hit a par 5 in two but three putted. Missed two 10 foot birdie puts because the greens where bushy and hands where frozen!

Onwards and upwards!

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Pinehurst #9 Blue Tees 6600/138

40-39-79

2 birdies and 2 doubles (Yuck) 

Hit the ball pretty well except a couple of holes.  A couple pictures below.  Course was in pretty good shape for the time of year.

No. 7 - tough Par 4, Made par out of the pine straw left, luckily had a nice opening.

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No. 16 - Short Par 4 with lots of trouble.  A par on this one too, 4 hybrid, sand wedge and two putts.  

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