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About Jrwatkins7

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  1. Saturday, we had a "Shamble" tournament. I made 4 birdies, but won't count those as I wasn't playing off of my own tee shot every time. Too bad though, as I birdied the #1 handicap hole on the course. Played Sunday, and managed 2 birds.
  2. I'm in. Managed to get one round in before the snow. Hole #8 is off the board- 17 to go!
  3. I have been following, and I am sure it will all work out at some point, but to initially see that many drastic changes is a big pill to swallow. I can imagine a lot of the older folks that I play with having a bit of difficulty with this.
  4. Well, I just saw that my index went from 3.8 to 3.4. The par on my course that was par 72 from every tee box is now either 68,70, 71 or 72. And, depending on which set of tees I play my course handicap varies from 0 to 6. This is more change that I anticipated... Let's see how this works out.
  5. back in 2010 #18 was "only" 585 from the whites. Still have the pic from the GPS in the cart saying I had 225 left in. Unless I catch a cart path really well, that will be the only 360 yard drive I ever hit.
  6. When the guys in our Men's Club play every weekend we typically have 20-30 guys, and we typically have a few different games. We do a group honeypot for KPs, low front 9, low net back 9, low net and low gross. We also usually have Nassau games in each group. Most of us also have standing bets with each other on personal low net, too. Several of the guys that are scratch, one, two or three handicaps play straight up, though. And as I got down to a three this year (back to a 4 now), I am being told that I should be playing them straight up now. Since I beat them straight up (sometimes, not often) I should just suck it up and play straight up. I broke par finally three times this year, but still don't fee like I am in their class. For you folks that are hovering around this index area, what are your thoughts?
  7. I think that the only real part for us in the US that seems to not be 100% clear is the PCC. I would like to see some examples of what these instances (which I don't think will be that common) would look like. Is it subjective or an automatic response to scores posted that day? If there are eight (I think I read that's the minimum) scores posted one day, and 1 person shoots their number and the other seven shoot 8-10 over their course handicap, what happens?
  8. I think that "imagining" is the only way I will experience that...
  9. Never even thought about that being an issue. So a "+1" handicap has to give one on the #18 handicap hole?
  10. re #1 I gave up on the 3 hybrid I got this year and bought a 5 wood (also on callawaygolfpreowned.com) and crush it. the 3 didn't seem to go much farther than the 4 hybrid that I love. re # 3 on my goals for the year- I shot one of those 72's in the first round of our Club championship. I was in the final group on Sunday and ... completely fell apart. shot 85. I went from one off the lead to losing by 14. We'll get 'em next year! re #4 i am up to almost 70 rounds for the year. not bad for a 9-5er. Not sure how much longer I will last as it is getting rainy and colder up here. re #6 I have birdied #2 and #12, but now have lost track for sure if I have gotten them all or not. need to make a check list for next year.
  11. update to #3... Club championship this past weekend. Shot 72 in the first round and was one off the lead. Playing in the final group with two of our best players... yup, I choked like a ... something that chokes really badly. Shot 87 - the worst round of the year in a season that i have played the best golf of my life. I had no idea where the ball was going to go every shot and playing scared- not scared- terrified, is not conducive to good golf. So emotionally crushed.
  12. Played my quarterfinal match in our Club's match play tournament. I had to give 4 strokes of which two of them fall on hole #1 and #2. So, when i was only one down after two holes i wasn't too upset. I played my ass off and ended up missing a 10 footer on 18 for birdie and the win... which i pushed. Off to #1 we go to continue, where of course I have to give him a shot again. I made a solid par, and he makes a 15 footer for par and the win. I shot a 73, net 68 and lost. Now the next day, I am still crushed. I have been playing the best golf of my life for the past two months and really felt like i could have won the whole darn thing this year. I need to shake this off, as the Club championship is this coming weekend. There are at least a dozen guys that are way better than me playing, but I think that if I keep it up, i can at least be competitive (which was one of my "goals for 2019")
  13. I've only tried a couple of times, so ALL hope is not lost, YET...
  14. I played my first round match in our Men's Club summer long match play tournament yesterday. I had to give my opponent 5 strokes, and knowing that he beats me straight up sometimes, I was concerned. This was probably the most I have ever stayed focused in a round of golf. Despite shanking a wedge from the middle of the fairway on #7, I still made an improbable up and down from the woods. We were all square through 16 and he finally flinched on 17 and 18. I shot even par 72 and won 2 up.
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