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About Kevin04

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  • Birthday 11/30/1981

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  1. Congrats to Brakkus. Keep going, buddy! Good work! Played the home Par 65 today. The front 9 are harder - 32. I shot 40, I think once I've scored in the 30s and that was 39. Back 9 was good, and started with 3 pars, and what should've been a 1ft par save, but lipped out. Scored 39 (Par is 33) 79 for a Par 65. Last 5 have been 80, 81, 79, 78, 79. My golfing season is nearly over for 2013 at least. I'll play some winter golf at Christmas when I'm home, but overall my h'cap is shaping up to be around 13/14 so I'm pleased for shaving 3-4 shots.
  2. Played a select few 9 holes due to fog. 1-5, skipped onto 7, before playing 17-18. Ended up +4.
  3. After hitting lots of form recently, came crashing back down to earth. 87 on the par 65. I had been hitting 77, 79, 80 recently. Just one of those days I suppose as although ball striking and especially driving were fantastic. I had not much luck with my approach shots - 4 ended up in the sand, and I need to work on this paper, I cannot get it out well and just happy if it gets out at all. Putting was terrible, lots of 3 putts. On the green for a 140 yard par 3 - within 20 ft and 3 putted. Whilst my buddy shanked right into the cabbage, found his ball chipped out and n
  4. Thanks for the replies. Really interesting to read all the opinions. I noticed last night as I hadn't paid much attention to it in the past, but my buddy hits a club less than me. I'm going to try the hitting down tonight. Maybe scooping is not the best description of it, but it's definitely a lighter type of hit than I would in the middle.
  5. Inconsiderate people with slow play. I was playing behind a group of 4 players - they were either beginners or didn't play golf often. I am no golf snob or dictator of the rules, but they were all over the course. -One of the guys had shanked his shot, they all teed off and left him there teeing off about 3/4 times til he managed to get it in play. His partners were 200 yards already down the fairway. -Shouting at bad shots. It's a frustrating game and especially if you are in the middle of a good run, but shooting loudly even it is at yourself on the course is poor fo
  6. Played the local Par 65. Shot 78. Last few rounds have been 81, 79, 80, 78,and 78. Started strongly and usually do not. Parred all 4 - got behind a slow group (who eventually let us through), but then started a 3 hole run of poor scoring, 6, 6, 7. Back 9 was a strong finish with the wind at our backs. +4 for the back 9. 6 GIRS which I'm chuffed about, overall (8 pars) but blew 2 more with short putts and 3 putting. Hopefully out tomorrow. Overall - things are progressing well. Driving is hit or miss at the moment and need to focus further on this. Putt
  7. Hey guys, Just curious to see what most you guys do on a Par 3 or if hitting an iron off the tee on a hole. Do you hit down much like you would if you were in the middle of the fairway with an iron, or do you hit it differently, more like a scoop type shot? I didn't either think about this until I seen a video on the net recently from a PGA pro Conan Elliot saying that most golfers do and are meant to hit down on it from the tee, and the tee is used just as an aid to give yourself a perfect lie. I did not know that at all, and I think in my 4 years or so of playing
  8. Never had one. I wonder if I'll ever get one as even on a long par 4 (460-480) I struggle to get on in 2. I often end up 20-40 yards off the green with my 2nd shot. I was 3ft away from a hole in one last night.
  9. How did you do, Hardballs tonight? I hope it went well with the new shades, hat - if it didn't at least you look the part ;) Are you being too hard on yourself mentally? I noticed a while back I was playing almost everyday and there went a period when I was going backwards almost (duffing it, slicing my driver) I was putting too much pressure on myself, as if I had a bad round the day before, I was focused on doing better and if I ever hit a 6/7 it would knock my confidence and end up getting frustrated with myself inside but without showing it. I cut all that out and decided to
  10. Finally broke 80. Shot 79 on our Par 65. My last rounds on my local course have been - 82, 81, 85, 83 and now today 79. Played pretty well all round. Club choices were near perfect most of the afternoon. Only 6 GIRs, but 5 more that were fringe or just off ( 5-10 ft from the green). Driver is hitting well, irons very good (a few fats), but 90% consistent hitting. My biggest disappointment was the flat stick. I really shouldn't be greedy, but I could have gone in for 75 if I was more clinical with it e.g I missed 3 par saving putts from 3-5ft and 1 bogey from 2ft ;(
  11. About 10-20 ft off the green but with some bumps with long fairway grass in the way. If it was flat, I'd probably bring out the driver or the putter and try to knock it on, but I can never get the chip/pitch type shots right on these and end up nailing to past the hole or a mere 3-4 ft in front of me. Today, I was sitting there 20 ft from the hole in this exact location on my 3rd shot, and somehow ended up with a 6. Knocked it for 4 ft, then used the putter and knocked it too far, and missed the next putt again. GOLFFFFF......
  12. Played on my own. Played 11 holes (marked 9, and then over to 17 and 18 but didn't score them). Course was quiet and I could have went round all 18, but decided just to play 9. I scored very low, but didn't feel like I connected great at all with the ball much today, yet somehow managed to scramble away for pars, and the odd birdie. It's a very strange game at times. Par 34 and shot 38. Getting closer to my first hole in one. A par 3 - 165 yards, hit a 6 iron spot on, no wind and dropped just at the start of the green where I had planned before rolling to abo
  13. Hiya I'm from Scotland too and welcome to the forum. All the best with your golf and Slainte gle mhath!
  14. Hardballs, this sounds identical to my friend too.
  15. I don't play with a cheat, but I do play with a guy who constantly ''What y'all hit there?'' When I say 7 Iron. ''Wooo! I hit a 9 or PW on this hole'' I have no idea why he thinks this matters. I'd rather a 85% strength swing with more control with a 7 than try to pummel a PW and then it hooks or ends up in the water. He's not very good at loosing though. He is a great golfer, he's around 8 handicap. I beat him without h/cap rules. It was his first round in ages, I was having a great round that day and he had all the excuses under the sun when I managed to beat him
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