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I finally broke 80! http://www.gamegolf.com/player/billchao/round/3039116

Broke 80!!!   Bluff Creek Golf Course shot a double bogey free, 8 par, 2 birdie 78!!  par 72 - 72.00/126

I (very unexpectedly) broke 80 about two weeks ago!

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12 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

This has been a long time coming.  I shot 85 yesterday, breaking 90 for the first time.  Southwinds is a short, technical, par 70 with narrow fairways, nearly acute doglegs, lateral water, and a couple of driveable par 4s.  I actually shot 89 there in the past and refused to call it breaking 90.

Tee shots were good, approach shots actually were not great (5 GIR), chipping was kinda meh, putting was very good.

Well done!

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Just got my first ever eagle! Par 5 at the trails of Frisco golf course!! Long straight drive, 205 left to the green and somehow my hybrid 4 iron rolls right up there, leaving a 15 footer downhill that somehow drops for the three! Coolest part...my dad was there to see the whole thing unfold.

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I broke 100 today!  Returning to the game after 30+ years.  3 lessons so far.  Shot 97 this morning before it became unbearable in South Texas at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels, TX.  Kept in in the fairway more times than not and would have done better if I could eliminated my 3 putts.  Yay me!

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I was going to add the other 3.5 holes I filmed during my round for my NC application vlog and make a vlog for the Vlogging badge, but then I realized it falls short of the 7 hole minimum requirement. Oh well.

The reason I'm posting here is I'd like to claim the TST Outing Organizer badge for organizing the NE Staff Outing the last two years. That qualifies right? 😃

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On 8/4/2019 at 10:56 AM, stealthhwk said:

Just got my first ever eagle! Par 5 at the trails of Frisco golf course!! Long straight drive, 205 left to the green and somehow my hybrid 4 iron rolls right up there, leaving a 15 footer downhill that somehow drops for the three! Coolest part...my dad was there to see the whole thing unfold.

Congrats!

On 8/5/2019 at 12:18 PM, KevinK said:

I broke 100 today!  Returning to the game after 30+ years.  3 lessons so far.  Shot 97 this morning before it became unbearable in South Texas at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels, TX.  Kept in in the fairway more times than not and would have done better if I could eliminated my 3 putts.  Yay me!

You've got it!

On 8/5/2019 at 4:24 PM, billchao said:

The reason I'm posting here is I'd like to claim the TST Outing Organizer badge for organizing the NE Staff Outing the last two years. That qualifies right? 😃

All yours!

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Shot an 88 on Bethpage Green but first and last holes converted to par 3s although the 18th was a borderline par 4. So not sure which one it qualifies for, breaking 100 or 90, but I'll take whichever, to be honest, I'm just glad to be able to finish 18.

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I finally broke 100! I've been taking lessons and hitting the range, but due to a few minor injuries and weather and life, haven't had a chance to play all summer until this past week, and I shot a 94 at the Keystone River course in Colorado, 47 on front and back.  The interesting thing was I only made one par and no birdies (not even a shot at one), and was pushing almost all my shots right, but I also only made one triple, it was just a bunch of bogeys and a few doubles. A few more pars or single bogeys and I could have broken 90.

I turned around and shot a 119 yesterday on an "easy" but also very wet muni course here in Chicago with a bunch of horrible skulled/chunked chips and 4-putts, despite finding my draw (and hook) again and mostly hitting the ball better, so it's not all puppies and sunshine.

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@iacasHad an EAGLE today! On Hole #2 at White Stone Golf Course, Fort Worth. I have had a hole in one (3-11-07, mucho years ago, but never an eagle. Thanks, -Marv

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On 8/24/2019 at 9:58 PM, MarvChamp said:

@iacasHad an EAGLE today! On Hole #2 at White Stone Golf Course, Fort Worth. I have had a hole in one (3-11-07, mucho years ago, but never an eagle. Thanks, -Marv

Hello @iacas...May I have an eagle award? Thanks, -Marv

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On 8/9/2019 at 3:03 PM, nevets88 said:

Shot an 88 on Bethpage Green but first and last holes converted to par 3s although the 18th was a borderline par 4. So not sure which one it qualifies for, breaking 100 or 90, but I'll take whichever, to be honest, I'm just glad to be able to finish 18.

Congrats! Because you said it was a borderline par four, I'm calling it an 89 for a broke 90. 🙂

On 8/19/2019 at 8:26 AM, barooo said:

I finally broke 100!

You got it

On 8/21/2019 at 7:15 PM, OB-OG said:

Broke 90 & Eagle

What detail! 😄

On 8/24/2019 at 10:58 PM, MarvChamp said:

@iacasHad an EAGLE today! On Hole #2 at White Stone Golf Course, Fort Worth. I have had a hole in one (3-11-07, mucho years ago, but never an eagle. Thanks, -Marv

Congrats!

On 9/6/2019 at 10:44 PM, Buckeyebowman said:

Shot a 78 at Pine Lakes GC in Hubbard, OH on Thursday. Best round I've had in about 2 years! So, I'm claiming the 'Broke 80" badge.

Uhm, you've had the "Broke 80" badge since February, 2017.

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I shot 33 on my local par 29 9-hole course. Including a birdie plus my longest drive ever on one of the 2 par 4 holes.

Just a practice round, but man did it feel good.

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On 2/3/2016 at 11:00 AM, iacas said:

If you are missing an achievement, please let me know. Currently, achievements are:

  • Hole in One
  • Broke 100
  • Broke 90
  • Broke 80
  • Broke Par
  • Eagle
  • Albatross
  • Shot Your Age
  • Hole in One
  • Newport Cup Participant
  • TST Outing Participant (or Organizer)
  • Tournament Winner
  • Lowest Score Wins (technically an "Award")
  • Stupid Monkey (ditto)
  • Various Challenges

@iacas I broke par on the Scarlet Course (68 on the par 70) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC during a charity Pro-Am.

I got under par with an eagle on the 16th hole (a short Par 5). I won a charity tournament there with my partner, John Ashton (played Sgt. Taggart in Beverly Hills Cop). Funny dude.

Also (not on the same day) I aced the 12th hole at the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes (The Tiger Trap hole from the Buick commercials).

I thinks that puts me at Broke Par, Eagle, Hole-In-One, and Tournament Winner.

My next goal will be LSW. I meant what I said when I told you that I respect your place in the game. We are all here to learn. No hard feelings...

Dave

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