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rkim291968 last won the day on December 26 2015

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About rkim291968

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    Escaped from Bogey Golf Land
  • Birthday 06/01/1962

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    Bay Area, CA

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  1. rkim291968

    Forum Profile Handicap Indices....

    Since 10/4/18, it went 13.3 -> 13.4 -> 13.5 -> 14.4 -> 13.6 -> 13.0 -> 13.0. 13.0 is still my best ever HI. I can't seem to go below that though.
  2. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    I turned in an 86. The only blemish was on the shortest & easiest par 5 hole which I usually par. I scored a 9 as it took 3 tries to get out of bunker with one of those shots going out of bound. Ugh!
  3. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Played 89 three straight rounds. How's that for consistency? But that won't get my HI down from 13. I am overdue for an exceptional round. Here's hoping.
  4. rkim291968

    Golf Philosophy… Which One for You?

    PS: I've got better. I am playing my best golf now at 13 HI. Perhaps, play golf to relax works.
  5. rkim291968

    Closed Courses You Formerly Played

    In California, droughts led to closure of number of courses. They couldn't handle increased water price. The one I missed the most is Sunol golf courses. It had two courses which were decent for its price. Their twilight/super twilight rates were extremely cheap and players used to line up for those tee times to start. Just before it closed, I video taped many holes for keepsake. Another course that closed was Springtown in Livemore. It's a muni course that is good for beginner but not much else. I played it often in my 1st two years of golf and wanted to go back someday to see how much I improved. Alas, before I can do that, it shut down.
  6. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    87 today. It will shave a point off of my HI. I'd better get my driver back in form. It has been MIA. Once I get it fixed, I will step closer to my 2019 goal of reaching 11+ HI.
  7. rkim291968

    Golf Philosophy… Which One for You?

    Oh, boy, my golf philosophy has gone some changes. Years 1 to 3 - this is my life. I live to golf, and I play golf to live. Years 3 to 6 - this is a hard life. @#$%@#$%, what the heck is going on? Years 7 to now - I give up. I play golf to relax and kill time. I won't let it stress me. Years 10 and beyond? Who cares.
  8. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    What difference a day makes! Shot a 90 today albeit from longer tee. Every part of my game was ho hum.
  9. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    I shot a 79 albeit from a shorter tee. It has been raining and I didn't think I will hit long enough to enjoy my round. This was my 1st round of 2019 and I am off to a very good start. I plan to get my HI down to 11+ and I need rounds like this one to do it.
  10. rkim291968

    This Is a Lot of Work to Hit a Golf Ball

    Sort of reminds me of C. Barkely ....
  11. rkim291968

    Which Tour Professional Has Influenced Your Game the Most?

    None. No significant influence whatsoever.
  12. rkim291968

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    An 87 today. That's 5 straight rounds in 80s which I think may be my longest such streak. This is the last round I will play in 2018 and I finished the year playing my best golf ever. Nine years of playing golf and I can't believe I am still improving. Am looking forward to my next round in 2019. Happy new year to you all!
  13. rkim291968

    Match Play- Never Again?

    ... you can't pick your opponents. I ran into a few bad ones - one cheated on the match play, another cheated on his HI (only recording bad scores), and a few who didn't have good sportsmanship or manner. But most opponents were OK.
  14. rkim291968

    Importance of Strike on Distance

    In my specific case, I already have a swing speed to drive about 240 yards (carry + roll). But mostly, my drives are off centered ones and I lose anywhere between 10 - 30 yards of distance. I almost (skeptically) thought of going to a much smaller club head to help me focus on "center" hits.
  15. rkim291968

    My Course Rating Got Changed Thread

    Hmm. The 90/10 rule did not apply to my course rating change as the distance has not changed. Perhaps, I am not accounting for changes around the greens. A few greens may have gotten slightly larger if I remember correctly. Anyway, I have to play 1/2 strokes better to maintain my HI. This, after I set my 2019 goal to improve my HI by 2 points. Make that 2.5 now. Bummer.

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