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I "paired-up" and played with this guy last weekend and it was fun to watch him play........  it's not often I play with a stranger that impresses me.  

Physically speaking....he was maybe 5-8" and didn't look athletic, but he consistently carried the ball near 300yds on wet fairways after hard rains......... he birdied the first 4 holes!  The first 3 were all shortish putts....... then he just missed on 4 on the wrong side of the pin.......got a bad bounce and went over and was FK'd............. he proceeded pitch from "dead zone"....hit the flag and jarred it.... (it would have rolled 20 feet past had he not jarred it)   After birding the first 4....... He had to birdie at least 4 more.....  I am pretty sure he had a career day and it was one of those easy rounds.......made it look easy....  I dont' know what he scored for sure, but he had to be at least 7-8 under......  it was fun to pair-up with a guy like this.... for sure...  I can only remember 1 bogey.....I wasn't counting, but I think he made 7-8 birdies....LOL....  dude was on fire.... that was fun to watch up close!!  I've played 1,000s of rounds over the years with a variety of golfers..... I am pretty sure this was the lowest round I have seen first hand pairing-up for a random weekend golf round...........fun stuff!

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Hahahahaha.........I get you!!    I am feeling the love...thank you!  You know how I am about knowing course details!! 

The tees we played.....par72.......6577yds... 72.5cr 137 slope... this guy was playing from the wrong tees!   (tips are 7133yds 75.1cr 141slope)...... it was fun to watch for sure.

:-D

His 1 bogey was a 220yd par3.....pull hook into a hazard...... then got up and down from a place had had no business getting up and down from...LOL........he hit an amazing high pitch to just get inside of 10'...then made the bogey putt.  Good stuff!!!!

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6 hours ago, billchao said:

Shania isn't impressed.

LoL it was the first thing I thought when I read the thread title.

Not the gymnast girl? :P

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Over the years I have golfed with some pretty good golfers. The ones who broke par were very fun to watch,  in person. One guy shot a 7 under 65, which is the lowest round, I have personally watched. What impressed me most about his round,  was that he had no bogies. We played a second round together the next day, where he carded a 68. 

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Playing alongside good players is something I'd like to experience much more often. But it's one thing for a single-digit player to be paired up with someone capable of shooting under par, quite another for someone who plays near double bogey.

Hell... it's impressive (for me) to watch someone break 80.

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Reminds me of the time I teamed up with 2 guys who had also booked the Golfnow "Hot Deal" at a local, upscale daily fee course. One of the guys was just enormous! I'm guessing a little over 6', and 350 easy, maybe close to 4 hundy! I took one look and thought, "Oh God! What did I get myself into!"

Then he took a practice swing, and was surprisingly limber! And his swing looked very polished. They were playing one set of tees farther back than I'm used to, but I teed with them looking at it as a challenge. The first is a par 4, 395 yard dogleg right around a lake. The big guy bombs one out there, and if he'd put it a yard or two right of where he did, he'd have driven the green!

Both of these guys could play! But, I was more impressed with the big guy. He also had great touch with his short game and could putt like nobody's business.

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Been a 18 years old boy, at the Argentina Amateur (like the US amateur) I qualified for the best 32 players. I have to play against Clodomiro Carranza. he beat me 6/5, he was 5 under thru 13 holes. 
Besides been humiliated i enjoyed to watch that high quality of golf under competition conditions. He bombed the driver just too long and a few years later i was told that he was invited to the USA in order to figure out how could he hit it that long.

Now he´s a Pro here in Argentina, he never reached pga tour status or something close.

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