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Only played 9 today because it was too hot (earliest tee time I could get was 11am due to club championship). Had 6 pars, 1 birdie and 2 bogey for a grand total of 37! Wish I could play like this everyday!

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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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87 at my local GC 39 putts overall happy with my game ... well compared to my last few months of just a huge drop in confidence with my game 

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78 with the aid of a 5 hour energy. boggled the minds of the 2 guys my twosome was paired with by hitting a 315 yard drive which was apparently the longest they had ever seen.  I tried telling them it was the wind.  backed that up by hitting a 230 yard drive going the other direction on the next hole lol

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8 hours ago, downbylaw11 said:

78 with the aid of a 5 hour energy. boggled the minds of the 2 guys my twosome was paired with by hitting a 315 yard drive which was apparently the longest they had ever seen.  I tried telling them it was the wind.  backed that up by hitting a 230 yard drive going the other direction on the next hole lol

The wind giveth and the wind taketh away.:-)

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On Saturday I played a course I'd never played and shot an 83 after starting the round bogey, double, double.  Kept my head in it, and managed a real nice 2 over 39 on the back.  Best round by far that I've had in awhile.

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Have been playing like crap all year, finally had a good round in our Interclub B-Team playoff match, plus my partner and i won the match by 7 points and the team won by 2 points.  So all and all a good day.

39-38-77 

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Saturday. 77(+5) blue tee´s. Hit it straigth and long from the tee but the rest of the game was off. 

Sunday 68(-4) white tee´s. Again straigth and long from the tee but this time wedges and putt were on point. I was -6 on the 13th tee but bogied a couple of holes in the end of the round.

I changed something in my stance that make me swing easier increasing my swing speed in order to hit 10 more yards of carry in average. Moreover i changed from Titleist DT90 to ProV1 and gained another 10 yards carry.
Now with 270 carry and pretty straigth from the tee my home course it´s getting pretty short, even this week that we still in winter and have 0 roll in the fairway. 

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Shot an 86 from the tips Saturday morning, a 82 from the white tees in the afternoon, and a 79 from the white's on Sunday.  Had my 4th of 5 lessons on Friday, swing changes have been positive, but two pieces left to figure out/work on - hand path on downswing and getting my hands farther in front of the club at impact.  These two pieces have kicked my butt for a long time.

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Took a couple of weeks off from golf to spend time with our kids and grandkids as they came for a visit. When I finally went out, I had a terrible round and followed that up a few days later with one of the best rounds of the year (39,43 for 82).  So frustrated. Driver is only getting hit about once a round but my 3w is really coming along and even got me on a couple of par 5's in 2, so that's a bonus. My short game has seen some major improvement too but I do practice it very frequently.

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Early rise round today, I hit the first tee at 6:19 AM.

This was my first full round in over three weeks.  I overcame a fairly. strong muscle pull that took weeks to settle down and, in terms of my golf, a fully new approach to my 6i, as I bored many of you with too much detail!

Course is rated 65/105, 5300 yards played from the senior tees. Par is 72 My HCP remains a 18.

This course has a bit of lack of forgiveness due to the very narrow  width of its fairways. 25% were FIR but I hit 3 OB off of drives.

I landed in sand on 6 holes, mainly from not playing the course well in terms of planning, I could have gone for a lay up on 4 of them by playing a different club.  The remaining shots did well and made for easy carry to green or near green. I thought I chose a correct lay up approach on the "lay it up" shots, only to have a differing carry than expected.

Putting made up for less than wonderful results getting to the green. 32 total with 6 one putts, 2 three putts (with both including a rim out), and the rest 2 Putts. 32 putts in total and this included a high for me in 1 putts.

I tried my best not to force my play by over hitting the clubs. In that area, it felt good.

 But I did not "play" the course very well, especially on the two most pronounced dog legs, and there was a bit of marching in my round ("left, right, left, right").

All in all my 94 fit good after my lay off.  I finished the round before the temp hit 90º and, I played the round using the same ball, first time this year.  I did hit a ball into the water by about 1/4" but I played it out of the wet and almost greened it from 160 yards out! That was my best, or best unexpected shot, of the day.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, DrMJG said:

but I hit 3 OB off of drives.

I played the round using the same ball, first time this year. 

I'm impressed that you managed to hit OB 3 times and didn't lose the ball. Were they drives that barely rolled past the white stakes? Or was the OB areas just really easy to find balls in?

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I should have added this to make it clearer.

OBs are tight on this course and none was out by more than 1 foot. So OB. but not lost, only lost shots on the card. I play a red ball so readily seen.

 Damned "lucky" I know.  One hit a tree and almost came back in. I readily could have been dishonest and played the OB with am sneaky foot wedge and pretended they were not OB; but I play too damned honest of a game. All 3 were significantly longer than "hitting 3". All 3 went out left and were the result of my poorly aimed feet.

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2 hours ago, downbylaw11 said:

same course each round?  playing from the tips? either way. daaaaaaaamn

Here are the courses, Summit was from the back tees. 64 was at TPC Vegas.

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