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104 today. Putting was atrocious. 3 one putts - 8 two putts and 7 three or more putts. Good grief! On the plus side I hit my fairway woods very well and, for a change, my irons were pretty good too. GHIN shows my handicap trending down. I hope it knows what it's talking about...

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Memorial Day was an uneventful 77.

Yesterday was a different story. Started out double bogey, bogey, double bogey, and started wondering if I was holding the right end of the club. Settled down after that, and knocked in the next 13 pars, bogeyed 17, and then par on 18 for a 78. After the first 3 holes, I figured I'd have a 90's day. Never give up!

 

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73-70-74-71 on my last 4 rounds at my home course. (6500 yards, par 72, rating 70.2). Enough to keep it at 1 handicap for the moment. The bad is that i finished 2nd in every round. 

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May 29 - Stonebrook in Shakopee league play filling in for a co-worker. Shot 37 (+2) on the front 9 with a birdie on #9. Then we played the back 9 for fun and shot 41 (+6) for a 79. 

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I have been wandering in the wilderness, golf style.  My game has been atrocious.  I am supposedly a "9-10" handicap but lately I have done a very good impression of beginner.  Two days ago I shot a 97. Nothing about my play indicated that I was formerly a competent golfer.

Today was our 2nd tournament of 2018.  I was paired with three excellent players and, frankly, I was worried about stinking out the place.  Okay, my 81 (69.8/130) was not great but I didn't force my playing partners to experience another melt down.

Greatly relieved.

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Shot 88....missed 5 par putts....could have really done well today.

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75 today. 2 birdies, 1 bogey, 13 pars, 2 double bogeys. The doubles were totally my fault. Going for a green on a par 5 that I couldn't have reached with my best shot, and a 2 foot tap in that I just walked up to a swiped at it. I vow to play smart golf starting tomorrow.

 

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Played 72 holes this week. Averagd 4.60 per hole. I had, for me, a poor first round on tues. 87-82-80-80 in that order. 

Missed a couple of 5' foot putts today that could have given me a 79, or 78. One even lipped out. I think a coyote farting threw me off just enough on that one. 

My putting was ok averaging 30 per round. Made a few long ones. 

Didn't finish last in any of the 4 groups, all strangers, that I played with. 

Just a good week of golf. 

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35 at Whispering Woods, front nine, before Richard was called in to work.

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+12 on an unconventional rotation. I played 1 jumped to 9 when I saw a group that had been in that same spot on #2 for 15 minutes. I played 10 - 16 and headed to the house due to rumbly skies. It was pouring shortly after I left the course, so that was certainly a good decision.

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The good: I only missed one fairway today.

The bad: Distances are really bad. Not getting any roll as wet as it has been.

The ugly: Short game and putting. It's taking 3-4 strokes when I'm close to the green.

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Shot a 95 today. Only two 3 putts but also only two 1 putts. Overall ball striking is improving so there is hope. Handicap should go down a bit for this month so that's good.

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77 today, 2 birdies, 11 pars, 3 bogeys, and 2 doubles. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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I shot a 103, but I am not that disappointed.  My lack of disappointment stems from the fact that it was a course that I had never played before; Lanier Islands Legacy.  We played from the blue tees, which have a rating of 71.0 and a slope of 137.  It's not overly long at 6193 yards, but there are a ton of forced carries over the edge of Lake Lanier, and it was pretty windy.  I also hadn't been on a golf course since the first week of April, so I haven't had much practice.

On a positive note, I played really well out of the sand and only chunked one shot.

On a negative note, I had a bout with the shanks on hole seven after hitting a nice drive.

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90.  45 and 45. Osprey Pointe. Among my best rounds ever - I shot 90 two other times.  Truth is that I have shot 89 twice, but both on a par 70 course.  So I am not calling those breaking 90. I lipped a four footer on the 18th to screw this one up.  Frown Town.  But it was a fine, happy day.  Hey, and I only paid $9.63 to play.

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86, Carillon Golf Course in Plainfield. 

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Shot a 95 today. Second sub-100 round in a row, par 70 course. LSW and a few of the course strategy videos I have been watching are really making a difference. I am hitting the ball a bit better and with less stress while also making much better decisions on the course. Gotta keep it up.

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Shot 92, 43 front 49 back, Timbers at Troy from the blue tees.  6 pars on the front.  I am seeing a trend of higher scores on the back nine.

more work to do.  

Oh, LSW is spot on.  The closer to the pin you are the lower the score.  

 

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