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About Rkrider99

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  1. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Bad week overall Wed - 86 (44-42), Thr - 79 (41-38), Fri - 92 (49-43), Sat - 82 (46-36), Sun - 82 (42-40) I haven't shot in the 90's in over a year. Just strange, I can't seem to concentrate, and then all of a sudden, everything seems in focus as in the 46-36 round.
  2. Senior Golfers Fading Away

    What amazes me is that in this golf retirement community I moved in 3 years ago, I'm one of the youngest people at 68. I play almost daily with 70 on up to 85 year old guys, that can beat the pants off me on the course. I just hope that I can still be on the course daily at 85. Another short story: Last year we played at an Orlando course. We were behind a foursome that was taking forever. They'd pull up to the tee, the driver of the cart would get out, and help the other person out of the cart. They'd walk to the tee, the driver would tee up a ball for the other person, and that guy would whack it a pretty good distance. They'd get back to the cart and head on down the fairway. Again the driver would help the other guy out of the cart, he'd hit the ball, and then off to the green. Same thing on and on, and after waiting about 4 holes, we drove up to them. They apologized for taking so long, but the 95 year old guy was having problems getting out of the cart. We said no problem, at 95 years old, please take your time.
  3. Dealing with slow play

    One of the other things I see a lot of, and I'll do it myself, is chip from tee marker to tee marker while waiting on the tee. Get's extra practice time in.
  4. Dealing with slow play

    When I get to the course and realize it could be a 4-5 hour round, I set my expectations accordingly. The first thing I do is start slowing down. Take a little longer to get from the green to the next tee. Take a little longer to get from shot to shot. Maybe read that putt twice. As long as I'm not holding up the group behind us, which if the course is packed, they're waiting no matter how fast I play. While I do slow down, I'm always ready when it time to hit.
  5. What'd You Shoot Today?

    77 yesterday, but I was pretty disgusted with it. Started birdie, birdie, par, then 4 bogeys, finishing the front with 2 pars, for a 37. Back side...double, quad, (not sure where my head was at), then birdie, par, par, par, birdie, par, par, for a 40...I just can't explain what happened on those two holes. Just chunked or skulled every shot. I think it's called concentration, and I lost it, but got it back.
  6. Retired and enjoying life (and golf)

    Thanks to you all for the warm welcome. When I get up in the mornings, I still can't believe when I ask myself, "What's on the agenda today?", and the answer is golf!! It is a heck of a lifestyle.
  7. I'll try to give you the short version. Took the game up in my early 30's. A bunch of guys figuring it would be cool to play golf. Shot 120 (probably 140 if I counted everything). Not having fun, threw the clubs in the corner of the garage for a few years. Jump about 5 years, and now have a job in sales. Oh boy, sales meeting on the golf course. Continued to make a fool of myself on the course. Decided it was time to walk away from the game or take it seriously. Bought Hogan's 5 Steps book. Had a driving range 2 miles from the office, and another one 1/2 mile from the house. I lived at both of them the whole summer, 7 days a week. By the end of summer, I was shooting in the low 90's, with a high to mid 80's every now and then. From then on, I was hooked. Now, 30 some odd years later, I'm retired. Moved from Wisconsin to Florida. Live on the golf course. Walk out my back door to a tee box. Play 5-6 days a week, but I really believe I play better when I limit it to about 3 days a week. That's my story. Great website. Glad to be a member. Tom
  8. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Yesterdays round was a 79 (41-38) with (4) 3 putts. For some reason, I just lost the feel for 4 holes.
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