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Patch

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Patch last won the day on October 16 2019

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About Patch

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  • Birthday 11/12/1949

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    Desert Southwest, Southern Nevada

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  • Handicap Index
    9.8
  • Handedness
    Righty

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  1. I played about 60+/-, 18 hole rounds, and a few more 9 holers. Played in 7 different states. NV, CA, UT, AZ, OR, NM, and TX. Lots of different courses, who's names I didn't bother to collect. Saw a "Golf Sign" and stopped and played. Most were in NV, and AZ. Back in NV now for the holidays. Probably will get 7-8 more in before the new year.
  2. I'm still competitive from the whites, which is where I play most if my rounds from. My Granddaughter and I played from the whites today in fact. That's where she likes to play from. It was a close round for us (79-81) If I moved up to the Ladies tee, I can usually shoot lower scores, but not by much. Maybe a stroke or two. It's just the opposite if I move back farther. Just about everyone i play with tee off from the tips, or whites. Our super senior league uses the whites.
  3. It serious to me in as much as I always play/practice with my best effort always put forth. I like shooting lower scores, and some serious practice regimes help with that. Am I so serious that I don't have fun with my golf game? Nope. I always have fun when out playing.
  4. Might try something easier first. Just move the ball back in your stance. It possible you are contacting the ball after the putter face has started to close a little. A good drill is to put a coin down 18" inches in front of the ball and practice putting the ball over the coin. If you can hit the coin consistently, you are hitting a straight putt, with a square putter face.
  5. I think any hdcp of 15, or lower is decent. Stats may say different, idk. I also think any number higher is not a terrible thing either. Every golfer has been there. As for one's hdcp, and pace of play, that's not a big deal either. Pace of play will always be what it is that day, for that round. I'm a decent enough golfer that I play with higher hdcps all the time. Quite a few don't even have hndcps. Again, it's not a big deal. I think playing with better golfers breeds better, more relaxed comfort levels. Those comfort levels breed better scores. Again, most every golfer who ha
  6. My last 10 rounds have been from the 68/121 tees. During that stretch I have averaged 80.7 per round. My 11th round, this morning, was good for 78. Pretty pleased with my progress in shooting more consistent lower scores. Eagles, birds, pars, bogies, and double bogies have all contributed to this run. Luckily no 6s involved.
  7. I do this quite often. i will start out planning on just playing 9 holes. Then after the 9th hole, I figure why not, and play the other 9 holes. I'm warmed up, and usually playing well after 9 holes. Why waste the moment. As for stats on this, I have no idea where to look, or if there is any.
  8. Unfortunately at my home course the difference between tee boxes is not very much. I have played from the forward tees at other courses, and the only difference was club selection for my second shot. Scores were usually about the same, or at least with in 2-3 strokes when playing from my normal tees. On a few occasions the shorter tees were poorer scoring rounds for me. Pace of play was pretty much the same also.
  9. When I warm up, depending on the abient temp, or the the time of day, I will do some slow exercises. When I get to my swing warm, up, I will start with my 9i, and graduate to my longer clubs from there. I start with 1/4-1/2 swings, getting my body loosened up for the swing movements. Once I start getting crispy contacts on the ball, i move to longer, clubs, and swings, until I have my normal swing tempo/timing down with my longest club. Fortunately for me out here, the great weather makes warming up a hit, and miss thing. That, and I play and practice so much, my swing is pr
  10. Patch

    Gimmes

    Like most things in life, there's a time and place for almost anything. Gimmes are no different. Casual , for fun rounds, where a true score is not an issue, golfers should play how ever they want. Gimmes do offer a faster pace of play in these types of round. I do believe the unmade, picked up putt should be counted, but to each their own. If the round being played is sanctioned, or for handicap purposes, then gimmes are a form cheating.
  11. When I find myself losing interest on the d-range, i either quit for the day, or go to the short game area. Practice with out thought is a waste of time.
  12. 3 minutes is fine. Then again if no one is behind you, take an extra 30 seconds.
  13. 1-3-1-1. I don't think I've yelled "fore" in several years.
  14. Winter time out here in the desert is great practice weather. Never too hot, and never too cold....most of the time. I will continue to practice various shots when ever possible. By that I mean shots I encounter when playing. A lot of my practice time will be devoted to 100 yards, and closer to greens. Probably 80%-90%, which would also include putting. Part of my putting, and chipping practice would also involve green reading. I won't neglect my tee, and fairway game, but those two aspects of my game are as good as they are going to get. Just no need to spend much pract
  15. The 19th Hole is your favorite Sports Bar. You just got to be around golf as much as possible.
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