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HJJ003 last won the day on October 15 2018

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  • Birthday 07/22/1989

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  1. Shot 41 on a Par 32 9 holer while on a weekend vacation. Two pars and a birdie were the highlight. Course was actually pretty tough... more than a few of the holes it was fairways or bust. I went bust a time or two.
  2. My goal every time I tee it up is to break 90. I don't do it very much so a "good" score for me is high 80's. My best rounds in a long time is 85 twice last year, and my best score of all time is 84.
  3. Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Caledonia, Heathland Course at Legends, Arcadian Shores...
  4. 40. Multiple times. Never shot in the 30s for any 9 on a regulation sized golf course. The most recent round of memory was just two weeks ago where I tripled the 18th hole to shoot 42 on the back. Needed par to break 40 and it certainly didn't happen lol.
  5. 92 today (50/42, 6100yds, 69.6/125). After a front nine that was embarrassingly bad, especially off the tee I was one over through five to start the back. Cooled off a bit and ended with a triple on 18 (in pouring rain though), but saved a horrible round and made it average.
  6. Since this is the requirement then please see as follows: 1) Memorial Park Golf Course (Renovated by Tom Doak)- I give it a 6 on the Doak Scale. 2) Cypresswood (Tradition Course)- I give it a 5 on the Doak Scale 3) High Meadow Ranch- I give it a 5 on the Doak scale (probably overrated but I love the undulating greens here) 4) Raveneuax Country Club- I give it a 4 on the Doak Scale. 5) Blackhorse (South)- I give it a 4 on the Doak Scale (Could be a 5, but the long cart rides to the first tee and from the 18th tee are strange...also the quarry holes are not as special as they are made out to be)
  7. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/HJJ003/round/2925929 Played a course in Houston I like a lot for my Bday. I have it as a 5 on the Doak scale which is pretty darn good for Houston. Played well. Drove the ball well, and it was mostly all carry due to soggy turf. Bogey golf is good golf for me. Short game didn't seem to score very well with strokes gained, but that's just because of a few REALLY bad shots in that regard. The rest was pretty solid.
  8. I’m a mid event golfer lol. I am actually a recovering high event golfer that is learning to make better decisions and actually utilize my shot zones instead of just talking about it...still work to do but I look at my bets rounds over the last year or so and yeah most people would say that was boring golf. I need more boring.
  9. I had two Friday that should qualify as a tie lol. First- I hit a block cut tee shot into a parallel fairway that left me about 150 from the stick but nearly blocked out by some trees. I decided to hit a hard 8 iron and take on the trees. Hit it perfectly and just made it over the top and could see through a small gap of the trees my ball come down right near the stick. Turns out it ran out about 15 feet but a great outcome nonetheless. Made Par. Second- After topping a fairway shot into a hazard I needed to get up and down from about 105 yards for a bogey and likely halve the hole in my match. Knocked down an approach wedge and it came off beautifully and the ball struck a backstop about 5 feet behind the back and sucked back to less than a foot. Kick in bogey save...and yes I halved the hole 🙂
  10. Played a new course today and was pleased with my efforts. Tough course and I challenged myself today by playing the tips (nearly 6700 yards). I shot 91 which was good enough for a 16.9 differential. Best round differential in a while for me. My driver was decent on the front nine but I had a wicked slice on the back nine. Found the ball every time, though had some interesting recovery shots. My recovery game was pretty good, and my around the green game and putting was solid all day. Irons were also a little bit come and go but I made it work.
  11. I play because I can still be better than I was yesterday. My track and field career bests are behind me, and while I can still compete against people within my age group I will never be the same guy who was able to hold his own in flights and heats against world champs and olympians. I just can’t be that fast and jump that far anymore. I still believe the best Golf of my life is ahead of me. I also play because it is a game that challenges the mind and the body. It’s not physically taxing per se but the body has to be in technically sound positions to deliver the clubhead to the ball as desired repeatedly. I have to think and use my mind to accurately strategize around the course and overcome the bad times and shots. Lastly- I play for fun. Fun of friendly competition, fun of architecture and its impact on the game, fun of just playing with my Dad or a friend I haven’t seen in awhile. Some many reasons and ways to have fun playing this game.
  12. Another rough day this weekend. 100. Taking a new priority piece to the golf course is hard lol. I’ll keep working as my practice sessions have been fruitful.
  13. Played like Hammered dog crap this week. Shot north of 100 for the first time in a LONG time. Pulls and pull hooks galore. Practice session today had me focused on my club face position at the top of the back swing. Had to get a feeling of some wrist action from shaft parallel to the top and it put the club in a much better position and I started hitting balls better. May be a new priority piece for me as my initial takeaway has gotten significantly better.
  14. Another thread bump. I’ll be teeing off tomorrow at 2pm here in Houston, and will be walking. 92 is the high, and 40% humidity expected (actually pretty darn low). Will be interesting as usually a tee time like that on the summer is cartball for me. Gonna have to really hydrate in advance and while out there.
  15. Reviving this thread... I’m playing with a half set on Thursday at Memorial Park here in Houston. Going with D, 3H, 5I, 7I, 9I, SW, and Putter. The only club I am not 100% on is the SW. it’s my usual around the green club, but there aren’t many bunkers (19) and the greens have shaved edges so a lot of putting will be done from just off the green...maybe some 9I bump and runs. I’ll stick with the SW I guess, for those partial wedges shots less than 100 yards and such. Will be interested to see how it works out and if I can score with the minimal set.
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