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About Zekez

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  1. Shot a 40 but lost in the first round of my playoffs. 1 birdie 3 pars 5 bogeys
  2. Played the match yesterday and lost 1 up. Just too many strokes to give as i gave him a stroke on 8/9 holes. I shot a 40 and he shot a 50, but he played good enough to win. I missed a 6 foot slider on the last hole to tie. Two shots he hit just doomed my chances: (1) On a very difficult par 3 (160 yards) which has a very narrow green that's only about 15 feet deep and bunkers in front and in back. And a green that slopes pretty hard back to front. I hit first and hit a great shot about 15 feet right of the hole. Now I'm up 3-2 at this point and it's sort of looking good. He steps up and hits one about 12 feet from the hole! He was even shocked, but he came through. Needless to say i had to birdie to just halve the hole which i didn't so the match was tied at 3. (2) The very next hole he pushes his drive way right and is behind a clump of trees which are about 30 feet high and maybe 20 feet in front of him. He says to me "I'm going to try and go over the trees, with a 7-iron!" and i think "you're nuts"! So of course he hits it directly into the tree in front of him and it goes straight through without touching a single leaf!! Unbelievable!! I immediately thought that was a sign from the golf gods that today wasn't my day to win!! :) The guy who beat me then went on to beat the top seed in the next round. He's a playoff monster as he beat the #3 and #4 seed last year in the playoffs!
  3. Have to agree with those that recommend taking a minute or two to collect your thoughts after a bad shot and PLAY THE SAFE SHOT! Every golfer has to take their medicine occasionally. For most League/weekend golfers you have to understand and accept that in every round you will hit a few bad shots. We all do.
  4. Classic!!! But he just HAS to be a member at that club!! SMH...
  5. I like this discussion. And wouldn't it just come down to which golfer is playing better that day relative to their handicap and skill level? The handicap system exists to make things equal right? So no matter who is playing it all comes down to who played better THAT DAY. The guy i am playing in my League playoffs is a 13 handicap and in the bottom 5 players in the League. Last year he beat both a 2 and 4 handicap to make it to the semi's.
  6. Got rained out after 4 holes so we have to play again next Wednesday. My opponent of the 13 handicap was on fire and was leading me 2.5 -1.5 when we had to quit. He definitely wasn't hitting like a 13 handicap!
  7. Yes match play. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
  8. The bane of golfers everywhere is rearing its ugly head today, the first round of my league playoffs,...RAIN!!! I hate rain!!
  9. Do you change your approach with gimme's when you have your League playoffs? Are you more likely to not give as many putts, give more putts or stay pretty much the same? I assume most here that play in a league do it mainly for fun, but let's face it, everyone likes to win too! I probably lean towards giving less putts in the playoffs as I assume my opponent will be doing the same. But as the match goes on that can change.
  10. Nature wasn't so good for the mouse!! :)
  11. Thanks! That's pretty much how I play. I'm a very consistent golfer and that is the main reason I finished 2nd in the regular season as i tend to make less mistakes than my opponent. If i shoot near my handicap and he wins, then good on him!
  12. My league playoffs start next week. Top 16 (out of 26) make the playoffs. We play match play. I finished in 2nd place for the regular season (second year in a row) so I play the 15th seed. Giving 8 strokes so only one hole will be even. Going to be tough giving that many strokes, especially on the par 3 's.
  13. Shot a 39 (par 35) last night. Struck the ball very well and it was one of those "coulda been 36 or 37" as i left 3 putts short that were dead center and missed 3 other putts in the 4-5 foot range. Hit probably the second best approach shot of my life as it landed right next to the hole (1 inch) and settled about 5 inches from the cup for a tap in birdie. 1 Birdie 4 pars 3 Bogeys 1 Double
  14. Last week shot my worst round of the season, 47, on the toughest of the 4-9 holes courses my league plays. Kept hitting my approach shots fat. Me and my opponent were the last 2 off and on hole 14 the foursome in front of us asked us to join them. Well me and my opponent sort of reluctantly agreed and it turned into a bit of a goofy golf round. We both played much worse after joining out fellow league mates. We were the last group on the course, hence the six some.
  15. Others may have mentioned it, but in reality no one else cares if you duff your tee shot on the 1st hole. Everyone else is focusing on THEIR own tee shot forthcoming. So i try to remember this when at the first tee. Two weeks ago in my league i topped my first tee shot and it went about 60 yards. i hit the next 6 in the fairway!