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Had simultaneously the best round of my life and the most demoralizing round of my life. My 3rd week of league play I was even through 7 holes and honestly should have been 2 under I missed a couple birdie putts short by a combined maybe 3 inches. I was driving the ball incredibly well and my wedge game was on point, for the most part, I almost holed out 3 different times and left myself plenty of make able putts. This was my first time ever birdieing hole 5 which was awesome to bounce back after a fat approach shot led to a bogie on 4. Hole 8 was the same thing I pushed my drive far right hit my approach too fat and ended up with my second bogie making me 1 over heading to the par 5 9th and this is where I absolutely fall apart. The 9th is a shorter dogleg left par 5 where you can take a chance to cut the corner if you're a bigger hitter but if you come up short you can go OB or leave yourself behind plenty of trees. I hit (for the circumstances) one of the best drives of my life I cut the corner and was just a few yards short of the fairway 145 yards out. Roughs were really long I clubbed up to an 8 iron was hoping to just swing easy and get it on the green thoughts of going under par are swirling in my head. Well I'm behind a short tree that isn't really in play and I'm just 30 yards or so from a small pond the pressure must have set in because I hit a horrific hossle shank that shoots right on a 45 degree angle and skims off the pond thankfully staying in play and still in good position. I'm just 95 yards out now I've had that distance a few times already and was confident I was going to put it close, boom another hossle shank. I'm now about 40 yards right pin high I'm like just "put it on the green ensure yourself a bogie at worst", boom a 3RD STRAIGHT HOSSLE SHANK. I'm cursing my life at this point I'm 20 yards behind the green I finally chip up to the fringe close enough to putt I hit a decent one lagged up to about 2 feet I have that to save a 39 and of course I lip it out to triple bogie and finish with a 40. I kind of wanted to cry lol but if you had told me before the round I was going to shoot a 40 I would have taken it. Through 3 weeks I am the low scorer in our league of 32 guys my first year playing (admittedly mostly hackers) but this damn 9th hole performance is going to haunt me for a while. .

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1. Yo! Use paragraph breaks my friend. Makes it much easier on the eyes!😉

2. You had a good round. You were very conscious of that....Voila! Shanks.

3. I had a very nice round going for a 6800yd+ course and I hit my only shank on a par 3 tee shot while the smoke show car girl watched. 
 

4. Congratulate yourself. Nice round!

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8 hours ago, Vinsk said:

1. Yo! Use paragraph breaks my friend. Makes it much easier on the eyes!😉

2. You had a good round. You were very conscious of that....Voila! Shanks.

3. I had a very nice round going for a 6800yd+ course and I hit my only shank on a par 3 tee shot while the smoke show car girl watched. 
 

4. Congratulate yourself. Nice round!

Wall.....of.....words....hurts.....eyes.

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I actually have a score.... +11 for 9 holes. 48 on par 37. There were two triples - ouch. 2nd 9 holes since lockdown. I wanted to do 18 but my back was getting tired. I had a birdie and a par putt lip out. 2 pars in the round

Now if someone can explain why my driver doesn't go as far as my 3W stinger. 

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15 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Wall.....of.....words....hurts.....eyes.

I'd edit it but it's not letting me lol

 

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WTH???  I became a first time player yesterday.  I was all over the place.  One of the worst rounds in a couple of years!

My score? 🤬 98 - 😱.  Where did my swing go???  I feel like giving up this 🤬  game!

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I put this in the LSW thread and realized that it fits better here, so I am reposting this.  Its not earth shaking, just a good observation of what I was shooting last Friday....

I got to play a round at a local course yesterday that was a true challenge in course strategy/management.  Our area had been deluged with rain for the past week to the point the course was cart paths only.  The fairways were wet to say the least, the bunker were hard packed (some even hand pools of water standing), and the greens had more hip-hop than any rap artist ever thought about having!  So what was the verdict - still shot an even 100 (50 on the front/50 on the back).  The great thing was I had 5 legit opportunities for birdie - which I failed to capitalize.  What I was most excited about was how often I was nGIR.  Knowing that I was going to legitimately putt for par on most holes is a game changer.  Knowing that planning to aim for the middle of the green on approaches is a game changer.  Knowing that greens typically break certain ways even with hip-hop surfaces is a game changer.  I really believe this change in perspective was a direct result of my time reading LSW.  Big observation is that soggy fairways really affect ball striking - tend to find "fat" more often or thinning by trying scoop off the turf just like soggy landing zones are usually zero to little roll-out and any ball with any backspin plugs or sticks and rolls about 1 foot.   

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Played a few days ago, and shot an even 90 felt like I was hitting the ball a little better than normal, had a few chances close that I couldnt capitalize on. Played today and shot a 100 missed a 3 footer to break the hundo mark. Ball striking still felt good just had some bad breaks, and a lot of balls just flew the green, I'm assuming because I never account for decently hit balls. Not awesome scores, but I at least see light at the end of the tunnel I suppose. 

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Well, I shot a 57 yesterday....for 13 holes. Had a chance to play Disney Palms course. Got to the 14th tee, and play was suspended due to severe weather and lightning in the area. Once we got back to the clubhouse and looked at the radar, we just decided to pack it in and head home.

Today was just one of those standard 78 (39-39) days. It took me a little while to get used to my home course greens compared to the fast carpets we played on, yesterday.

I take my hat off to those pro's that play a different course every week and are able to adjust to the different turf types, contours, and speeds of the greens.

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Today, I shot a 75 (35-40). It was all so easy on the front 9, and then went bogey, bogey, bogey to start the back. I hate when that happens. Had a birdie, and another 2 bogeys to finish with the 40.

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Lost 2 and 1 after being up 2 at the turn.  Nothing tragic, of course, and it could have gone the other way, but it didn't.  I started out parring 5 of the first 6 holes...then hopped on the bogey train and never got off.  

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An 80 from the back tees today. I just couldn't get the ball to the hole in putting. Always 6 inches short.

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16 minutes ago, Rkrider99 said:

An 80 from the back tees today. I just couldn't get the ball to the hole in putting. Always 6 inches short.

You shoulda played the back tees minus 6".  😁

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Shot another 90 today, started hot with three pars and kept it moving along on the front with a 42. Back 9 I couldnt keep it together had 3 triples and needed a par on the par 5 18th to break 90. Topped my drive 40 yards then topped my 3 wood 70 yards to finish with a bogey and a backside 48. Honestly a good round for me, and I know I need to start practicing more instead of playing. It's just tough in NY to skip a round and practice when the window to play is so small. 

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Well, it wasn’t from today, but I shot 92 a few days ago at another local course. Not a promising start, +6 thru 5. But then I rattled off seven bogeys in a row, and played the last six holes at +8. Putting was not ideal. Missed at least five or six putts inside 3ft. I could’ve easily shot 88 or better.

My bro and I also had an 18-hole up-and-down contest today. I was down one through six, but I won four holes in a row and cruised to a nice 5&4 victory. Chipping is on point right now.

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Struggled to a 92 today. A year ago, this type of day would have ballooned to a 110, but I did my best to keep focus. It was one of those days where things start off bad and get worse.

Left my scorecard holder at home - maybe not a big deal, but I’m a stickler for my personal rituals and missing the feel of it in my back pocket was distracting all round.

Then, on the third hole realized I had left my towel behind me somewhere. Again, for most not a big deal, but it messed with my ritual of wiping off club before and after each shot.

Ball striking with regards to center face contact was great today, but I had the big push going today, and this cost me many strokes.

After starting +10 through six I stopped worrying about scoring and worked on different feels for the rest of the round.

I was flying greens today - seemed like all my approaches were going 10-15 yards longer than expected for the club selection.

Only had two good birdie chances all day, and missed them both.

Hit three really good flop shots to within 3 feet which was a nice takeaway.

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