Jump to content
iacas

What'd You Shoot Today?

16,881 posts / 349019 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

91 - stonebrooke golf course - shakopee, mn.  71.5/137, 6,430.

the actions the got me here are just not unusual.  I think anything that is between 79 and 92 is in the cards.  That’s a big part of my problem.   I just don’t know what I’m gonna bring to the course.  And when it’s bad, it spirals out of control. 

Only lost 1 ball off the tee, which was off hole 1.  Shanked two approaches into the water. Blades two chips over the green (coincenentally, water past the green both times.).    Putted 10ft past the hole twice.   Just an all around bad day.   It happens.  It’s in the past.   

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

Shot an 83 on a par 72 course on Friday, which is 2.5 strokes better than my HI, but I wasn't happy with the round. Well, let's say I wasn't happy with my score! From tee to green I was quite happy. I don't know where my approach game and wedge play came from that day, but it's the best it's been this season. I gave myself all kind of opportunities for birdie, but a gang of 3 jacks led to the 83! 

For whatever reason, I just could not putt that day. This is an older course built in the 60's, and the greens feature a lot of "tilt". Also, it's been hot and dry here lately, so the greens were pretty fiery. Even with an uphill, right to left breaker, a putt I normally love, I had no luck. I hit a lot of "shepherd's crook" putts uphill. They'd break across the face, or behind the hole, and start to come back to me! And woe be unto you if your approach left you above the hole! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My most recent round was at Pierce Lake Golf Course.  Shot 77 (69.6/131).  Generally played well but had a little bit of everything: great drives, flubbed fairway woods, pin point iron shots, fat wedge into the penalty area, etc...  I birdied three of the four closing holes to turn a meh round into one that made me feel pretty good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

New day at a new course. Par 71, 5297 yards, played from forward tees. My score 90:  44 Out 46 In

0 Birdies, 4 Pars, 9 Bogies, 5 double

Penalties 4 Out of Bounds (all to the left) 4 swimming.

Conditions: 83º at tee off and humid (for AZ).  There was no significant winds to fight. At the start, course was damp from storms last night. seemed much drier as the round went on. No standing water.

Many of my problems were due to not knowing the course.  I went for what I though would be good for the next shot, only to pay too far left or placed myself near a tree or pond (and in a few). I will be playing this again soon.  Seems like a course that fits my game well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Played one of the Lake Tahoe courses today. Shot an 84 for my effort.  (43/41/32). +4 over my personal target score

No real bad shots, but no real good ones either. Missed a few skinny fairways, and a few putts.

Funny. Just a few days ago I was playing in high triple digit temps. Today's high was in the low 70s. Started the round in the high 60s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

43-37 for an 80.

Another round where I ruin my scorecard in the first 3 holes. Went 8 over through 3. It was bad.. Hole 1 I striped my driver but aimed too far to the right since my typical shot is a pull draw. Proceeded to bode the wedge over the green, hit a tree, then get stuck behind another, chipped to the side to give myself an angle, bladed the chip across the green then chipped to about 6 feet and missed the putt for a 7. Hope 2 I drove it into the water because to be fair I gunned the hazard and my range finger said 315 and I thought I didn’t have a chance of hitting it but upon reaching the hazard I shot back to the golfer behind me and it said 265 so I’m not sure what I actually gunned. Re-Teed into the rough, left myself 165 out into the wind I hit a 7 iron and smoked it by the green, hit the cart path and went in the water behind the green. dropped behind the green shot to about 4 feet and sank the putt for a 9. I then made 4 pars, a bogey and a birdie. +8 front.

Made the turn and immediately bogeyed, made 6 pars in a row, then birdied the 17th and double bogeyed to finish. +2 back.

+10 80.

 

Edited by freshmanUTA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Played 2 rounds last fri and sat. One was at my friend’s course which I have always played awful in our head to heads there. I typically have putting disasters. Managed 32 putts and beat him 40-42 on front but I shot 47 on back and eventually lost. Only 3 putted one green tho and wasn’t all that sad. Next day another course in the area I’m not that familiar with. 38/40 on a par 70 layout that is not all that tough. Was happy to get through with 27 putts. Didn’t have my best ball striking day but 9 up and downs will make the scorecard look a little better!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Local 18 hole course.  Was hitting well for the most part.........  ended with a 90, not counting the 3 Mulligans......  LOL

1 3 putt - 3 1 putt - the rest were all 2 putts.......  Happy with that........ Several nice drives and follow up shots.

Beautiful day to be out on the course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Intended to just work on the range with my wonky driver, but got roped into subbing in a two-man scramble league afterward.

Thanks largely to my much-stronger partner we finished even with a bogey and a birdie.

I seemed to hit some ok shots on the range, but only managed two decent drives in nine holes when it counted. Lost a ridiculous three balls to hazards.

Other than a couple of odd shots, my only significant contribution were a couple of putts in the 10-12 foot range for a birdie and a par-save. Sad day when my putting is the strongest part of my game. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Got in 9, "chilly"  holes this morning before we start heading towards NorCal.

Carded a +4, 40. 5 pars,  4 B-1s, and 16 putts. Missed a couple of makeable putts, I did. Maybe it was cool morning grass on the greens. 

Hit some nice drives, hitting, and staying in 7/9 fairways. The two missed ones were not that bad. 

Where ever our next golf stop is, I am going to put in some practice on my putting. I seem to be developing a little issue I need to look at. Not really worried about yet

Edited by Patch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1st round with a ball switch. Clean round as in no doubles but shot 83. 11 bogeys and 8 pars. Just fighting it with my driver for the last couple rounds but making a score with my short game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

For some reason, I can't play the back nine now. Last four rounds:

41-46-87   39-45-84  40-47-87  42-46-88

Everyone at my club believes that the back nine is easier. It may be shorter, but I contend it is harder because it requires all your clubs. Mistakes are more penal and I've been making plenty of them. I won't be breaking 80 this year if this keeps up. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, phan52 said:

For some reason, I can't play the back nine now. Last four rounds:

41-46-87   39-45-84  40-47-87  42-46-88

Everyone at my club believes that the back nine is easier. It may be shorter, but I contend it is harder because it requires all your clubs. Mistakes are more penal and I've been making plenty of them. I won't be breaking 80 this year if this keeps up. 

Perhaps that back 9 does not fit your game as well as the front 9. Golf is a game of adjustments. Maybe changing the way you approach that back 9 might help your score. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

5 hours ago, Patch said:

Perhaps that back 9 does not fit your game as well as the front 9. Golf is a game of adjustments. Maybe changing the way you approach that back 9 might help your score. 

 

I struggled with the back at my normal home track for a while. Went out and started on 10 a couple times to play it while I was fresh. Built up my confidence on a few of the holes I struggled with. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2019 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
  • Posts

    • Last Monday I experienced a very slow front 9, taking at least 2 1/2 hours. 3 riders and 1 walking, and we, a twosome, waited at every shot, except the tee, where they all teed off before we could get close enough to ask to play through. The walker wasn't very good, often hitting his drive 100-150 yards. They all played from the blues, and the walker would tee off last. The riders would take off, often leaving the walker behind to fend for himself. Finally, after a couple of holes, one of the carts would hang back, help look for a ball, etc. When they reached the green, the walker would often park his clubs on the wrong side, and after holing out, would retrieve his clubs and have to walk back across the green to get to the next tee. Did I mention the walker also moved in slow motion? Conserving energy, maybe? At the 10th, a par 5, while we're waiting to take our approach shots to the green, the walker holes out, shake hands, and heads back to the clubhouse. After that, we never came close to catching them again. Finished in 4 hours total.  
    • I break 90 now and then, and I think I am starting to notice the commonalities. 1. Don't go OB.  Just don't.  If it's a reasonable likelihood, think about club choice.  I often play a 310 yard hole with OB all the way down the right, and it's the first hole.  It's also a little downhill.  A bad 5 wood gets me within a 9 iron or less, a good one a sand wedge, or even lob wedge.  I don't need driver on that hole.  Without the OB, I think I'd play driver, but first tee, there's just no real benefit. 2.  When driver is the club, hit it.  Closer is better.  But see #1. 3.  Get out of the sand in one.  To anywhere.  Green is better, out is critical. 4.  If I'm within 10 feet of the green, I need to be thinking up and down.  Won't always happen, but those are important shots.  And where I get a lot of my pars, "almost" GIRs. 5.  I agree with not trying the hero shot, but not wimping out, either.  Know what you can do, and go for it. 6.  Three putts are bad, but don't beat yourself up over a three putt from 50 feet.  (Actually don't beat yourself up over anything, let it go, and move on.) 7.  I have found in my best rounds, I block out a lot of the noise.  Take a breath before each shot.  Focus.  Not every second, but in the time around the shots. 8.  If something feels wrong, back off.  The grass grabs on the backswing, stop!  It should not happen a lot, but once your head is unhappy, bad things are in store. 9.  Be aggressive, but not stupid.  If you can carry 220 on your best shot, and you need 210, don't do it.  I think you need to have a 80 or maybe even 90 percent probability of success.  The two shots that failure is likely to cause eat into your margin pretty quickly.      
    • Nope. That is troll-level phrasing there.
    • Touche.  On the "no" voter thing.  But like I said... feeding the sharks.  I'm trying to find a middle ground for you guys but it seems like human lives come in second place to your need for total accuracy and fear of inconvenience.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Edsland
      Edsland
      (65 years old)
    2. KingHack82
      KingHack82
      (37 years old)
    3. snowbeast
      snowbeast
      (32 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...