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12 minutes ago, iacas said:

If you were a 10, I'd say that's not true. But a "bad" swing for someone who lists themselves as a "20+", yeah, I'd probably agree.

Have you passed the "no 7s challenge"?

Hmm, I have to look at my past scorecards. I shot an 43/43. I'll check that card.

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11 minutes ago, gjunkie57 said:

Hmm, I have to look at my past scorecards. I shot an 43/43. I'll check that card.

Here is my 'No 7s Challenge'. Of course I bogied the 5's. Can I get a 90's badge.

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On 10/18/2019 at 11:03 PM, Inferno2ss said:

Shot a +9 79, no sixes, however I did take an 8 on one of the par 5s.  

Been a while since Ive done that. 

As you know, it's no sixes or higher. 🙂

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6 hours ago, Shindig said:

So, yesterday I played my par-3s in even, par-5s in one under, and averaged 4.5 on par-4s ... and no sixes.  Anywhere.  Or worse.  First time I've done that.

Check it out, my scorecard from yesterday (Nov 16, 2019).

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This was from the blue tees at Encino golf course in L.A..  The second line is where I put notes for later:  G (GIR) or N (near-GIR).  I on occasion make other notations (S: I hit sand, A: got to the green as planned but not in either category;  F: messed up the hole)  I don't do this during tournaments of course.  Just saying it here because it's in the picture.

In case the challenge has any such restrictions, I played blue tees which are 70.1 / 114 / 6574 yards.  No mulligans, played with friends in a skins/modified fourball type casual round.  I did accept a few very short conceded putts (none over about a foot).  I believe it qualifies for the challenge.

 

And I was fully aware of where I stood, score-wise and challenge wise, when I hit my second shot at #16.  So I played the last 11 strokes knowing I had a good round going and a chance to finish the "no sixes" challenge, with a par-5 waiting for me at the end.  I hit a good drive, a great 4-wood, and pitched on from 75 yards with a 9-iron (half swing).  Almost made the putt for a 75 too :-) 

76 beats my previous best score of all time by one (that 77 had two sixes on it... but also three birdies).  I get the feeling I'll have a bunch more good scores if I can produce more "no sixes" scorecards :-) 

Awesome! 

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4 hours ago, iacas said:

Awesome! You've got the badge. Sorry it took me so long to get to it.

Not a problem!  Thanks for getting me to think about this -- I'm sure just thinking about how to achieve this has helped with achieving some low scores since it started.  

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I’m right at 18, and very nearly completed the no sevens challenge. Only one seven the entire round, and that wasn’t until the
par-5 16th hole. A nice 3W to the center of the fairway, then another 3W topped into the trees. 220 out, punched a 5I about 60 yards short. Chunked the pitch, then chipped on and two-putted. 

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Well, about a year and a half after I originally did this, I managed to do it again today. It's the first time I've done since then. I didn't play particularly well, but didn't really get myself into trouble, either. I was playing a little more conservatively than usual, because the ground was frozen and my ball had no chance of stopping after one bounce. But I kept it in play, probably had 17 or 18 nGIR, and made a lot of easy bogeys. 

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View this round on GAME GOLF
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View this round on GAME GOLF

(This round wouldn't strictly count, because I hit second balls a couple of times.)

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Oooh, oooh, I have got to try this. 

With a handicap of 19 (new, as a few days ago) this is a great idea and challenge for me. 

Thanks for the idea. 

Will pay today if it warms up a little and definitely tomorrow. 

Retired Old Man

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5 hours ago, RetiredOldMan said:

Oooh, oooh, I have got to try this. 

With a handicap of 19 (new, as a few days ago) this is a great idea and challenge for me. 

Thanks for the idea. 

Will pay today if it warms up a little and definitely tomorrow. 

Retired Old Man

Good luck!  :beer:

Don’t  beat yourself up too much though, it’s much harder than it might sound, ever for pretty good players.  You might want to set no 7’s as an interim goal along the way...  

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18 hours ago, David in FL said:

Good luck!  :beer:

Don’t  beat yourself up too much though, it’s much harder than it might sound, ever for pretty good players.  You might want to set no 7’s as an interim goal along the way...  

Not a problem. At 73 years old it won't be the first time I blew my goal. 😄 

My partner friend thinks I should be able to do it fairly quickly. (I hope so) 

To be truthful, I would rather play consistent than have a great low score once in awhile. Hopefully, this challenge will make me settle down and obtain some consistency. 

Retired Old Man

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Consistency is definitely key here. I'm in for the no sevens challenge this season on my way to breaking 90.

 

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It's been a while, but I had my first no sixes round in quite sometime.  A few years back, it was a daily occurrence, but first one in a long time.  Hopefully I'm on te way back to play better.  

5 5 5 3 4 5 4 5 5 - 41    4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 - 36 - 77  Started on the back 9 with a 36, played last 4 holes, 4 over.   

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6 hours ago, jsgolfer said:

It's been a while, but I had my first no sixes round in quite sometime.  A few years back, it was a daily occurrence, but first one in a long time.  Hopefully I'm on te way back to play better.  

5 5 5 3 4 5 4 5 5 - 41    4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 - 36 - 77  Started on the back 9 with a 36, played last 4 holes, 4 over.   

Congratulations!

I want to do this so bad but I just have a hard time getting there. 

 

Retired Old Man

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Completed the no 7's challenge today for 18 HI and up. Played Mill Creek 68.6/119/6005 and finished with an 87. 

Went 6 5 3 4 6 3 3 6 6 - 42     6 6 6 3 4 5 6 4 5 - 45

Looking at that with eight 6's on the card will take a lot of work!

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