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  1. I had 3 "double-par" holes, a par 3, 4, and 5 holes. The total on the three holes was 24. And yet, I still escaped with an ESC score of 88, and net of 93. That was a maddening round, one that makes me suicidal. Sigh.
  2. IMO, that's the big elephant in the room. My course sends someone out when they notice a group falling behind 4.5 hour pace. That usually does the trick. The only time this does not work with when there is a large tournament. This is one reason (there are others but that's for another thread) why I stopped playing in tournaments. It takes up the whole day - get to the course by 7:20, the last group ends around 2:00, we hang around for drinks and score tally afterward, get home in the late afternoon, and I am too tired to do anything else. The whole day is gone, just like that. Playing in tournaments fun and all but 5 - 6 hour round + extra activities .... life is too short for this.
  3. Not villains but the follow golfers annoys me for one reason or the other: Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Phil Nickelson, John Daly, Kevin Na, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rory McKilroy, and Jason Day. ... and anyone else who hits 360 yard drive and grabs an iron to reach par 5 hole in two. Let them play on a 9000 yard course when they get to hell (or heaven). 😁
  4. When you wait on every hole regardless of the actual pace (it could be 4 hour or 6 hour), the time actually slows down. 10 mins mysteriously stretches into 15 mins. It cannot be explained scientifically but we have all experienced this. One time, I asked a marshal to check the pace and it was 4.5 hour round. I thought it was a 5 hour pace. ☹️😑 Having said that, a 6 hour round is very rare unless you play on a congested golf course on Saturday with large tournament group in front. 6 hour round golf is more exhausting than running a half marathon, at least, mentally.
  5. I Give him the silent treatment he asked for. Perhaps, he does not like any comments from anyone and that's what he is - an odd ball (I am being nice here). You got to respect the oddity and don't let that bother you. If that bothers you, just find another foursome without him. In my club, I have one guy who barely says anything during a round. It's awkward. Another guy constantly talks, mostly about himself, sometimes politics. I actually prefers to play with the silent type in this case. It helps me to focus on golf more. My 2 cents.
  6. 95 yards, pitching wedge with less than full swing (3/4, 7/8, 5/8, whatever makes sense given the situation)
  7. I think he must up his game if he wants to play at Korean or Asian tour. I knew a guy with +5 HI and he could not even make it to Web.com tour. Actually, he was no way near making it.
  8. Took a day off from golf today but my last 6 rounds have been 87, 86, 87, 86, 85, and 85. That's consistency! I am doing most things OK except occasional bad swing (OB, lost ball).
  9. We have all seen this kind of 1st timer post. Even the replies are repeating themselves. To the OP: Enjoy golf. If you can make a career out of it, more power to you. Becoming a tour pro? You need to have God given talent, a team of supporters (connections - good coaches, parents with $$$ to finance your career, etc.), must have started out early, and have a good work ethic/discipline (training 8 hours a day, every day). If not, go back to enjoying golf.
  10. At my HI of 13, I don't need to be creative. I need to be consistent with what I try to do. Keep things simple and be good at them is what I need to master.
  11. 92, esc score of 90. It was not a good 2nd half. The huge numbers on two holes done me in. Otherwise, it would have been a good round. Three bad drives (2 OB & 1 hazard) did all the damage.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. PS: I've got better. I am playing my best golf now at 13 HI. Perhaps, play golf to relax works.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. What difference a day makes! Shot a 90 today albeit from longer tee. Every part of my game was ho hum.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. ... 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.
  23. 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.
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