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About Rkrider99

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  1. An ugly 84 today (39-45). Thought it's a great day for golf, striped my drive down the 1st fairway, 100 yards to the pin. Second shot right over the pin about 6' away, make the putt for a bird. Go par, par, par, par, for the next 4 holes, birdie on the 6th, then the wheels come off. Double bogey, bogey, par, to finish off the front with a 39. Start off par, par, for the back nine, but then hit the trees on the tee shot, hit the trees on the second shot, and end up with a double. Again, went downhill from there, ending with a 45. Just a loss of focus after those first 6 holes. Al
  2. Yesterdays round, back at the home course, was a pair of 38's, for a nice 76. Front 9, had a bogey, birdie, and 6 pars, going into #9. Put it in the trap, and skulled it out, ending up with a double for the 38. Back 9 was 4 bogeys, 2 birdies, 3 pars, for the 38.
  3. Since February 12th, I've shot 79, 79, 84, 87, 79, 78, 75, 89, and yesterday's round of 82. Yesterdays round of 82, which consisted of a 44, followed by a 38 was crazy. We went to an away course, not my normal home course, and the greens were like glass. I just couldn't get the speed down. I had 4 double bogeys, all due to putting. I had three 4 putt greens. The game came around when I gotr so frustrated that I just looked at the hole while putting. And it worked. Last 6 holes went par, par, double, par, birdie, birdie. I wish I would have changed the putting style sooner.
  4. Well, I don't think you're coming to visit me. But to help answer your question, this is what we did every year when we drove up to Myrtle Beach. It's about an 8 hour drive, so we split it into a 4 hour drive, stop, play golf, have lunch, and then finish the drive. A lot easier if you're driving to break it up like that. We never set anything up, mostly because we weren't sure of timing. We just took our chances. I can't remember the name of the town or the golf course, but we stopped for gas and told the guy that we were on our way for a week in Myrtle Beach but wanted to break up t
  5. Since my last posting, played another 5 rounds. 80, 81, 85, and then 2 days of Member/Member tournament play. We did come in 3rd in our flight. Then today, I played 36 holes. I can't remember the last time I played 36. First 18 shot a 77 (36-41). Front 9, par, par, par, bogey, par, par, birdie, par, par, for an even 36. Back 9, par, par, double bogey, bogey, par, par, bogey, birdie, double bogey, for a 41, for a 77 Second 18 shot a 75 (35-40). Started out birdie, par, par, birdie, par, par, bogey, par, par, for 35. Back started rough, bogey, bogey, par, par, par, bogey, bogey, p
  6. I guess I should have rephrased that as a stupid 4 putt on the 18th green for a good 77. 😃
  7. Well, there wasn't today. Played 18 with my buddy, who I've known for 45 years. Shot a stupid 77, with a 4 putt on the 18th green. Came off the course, and a group that plays Friday mornings at 11 AM yelled over asking if I wanted to play another 18. They were short a guy. This would be the first time I played 36 holes in years. Ok, we're in carts, the last 36 holers I played were walking, carrying my bag. I accepted. Ended up shooting 75. So, no there is not too much golf. I was ready to go another 18.
  8. 84 yesterday, followed up with a 77 today. Started out rough with a double bogey on the first hole, followed by a bogey on the second. But then it started coming together, par on the third hole, and birdie on the fourth. One more bogey and birdie, for a 38 on the front. Back was uneventful, 6 pars, 3 bogeys for a 39.
  9. Well, after that 75 on January 23rd, I went 79, 82, 83, 84 80, 81, 74, and today's 82. I think it's just lack of focus. I think maybe I'm just playing too much golf. If I'm having a bad day, I just say, it will be better tomorrow. The 74 was after a 1 day lay-off. Didn't touch a club.
  10. I can hit a 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4 shots, but I'm probably taking longer backswings with those as well. I've talked to a number of people about it, and the consensus was that if I was that flexible, then don't try changing it. At almost 71 years old, I consider it an advantage that I can swing that far back.
  11. Everyone says my backswing looks like I'm John Daly. I wrap that club all the way back around behind me. Our Pro asked me if I could actually see the ball at the end of my backswing. I never realized, that in fact, no, I don't see the ball. I've tried to shorten the backswing, but it throws my timing off.
  12. Well after figuring my game has gone to hell, 84-87-96-85 (can't remember the last time I shot a 96), today I just said don't worry about distance, just hit it down the middle. I was the shortest all day, but shot a 75 with 4 birdies. One double, 5 bogeys, and the 4 birdies.
  13. I don't have a putter cover, and the wood covers just get tossed on the seat of the cart usually.
  14. The rollout is a mess here in Florida. When they announced it in our area, it was going to be administered at the local library. 2 days later, they couldn't handle it, so they moved it to the local arts center, 2 days later, that didn't work, so they moved it to another venue, in another town. It was first appointments only, but when the phone lines were all busy, and the online portals all were crashing, it was walk-ins only. Once you got there you'd be turned away, saying they were taking appointments only. Across the road from where we live is one of those standalone ER centers affilia
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