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dagolfer18

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  1. Today my bro and I traveled a bit and played a course I played in a tourney this summer: Wildwood Green GC. Last time I played, we played the blues (just under 6500, par 70) and I shot 91. My goal for today was to match or beat that score, but from the whites (6050). We played the back nine first, and I shot 51-47, my bro 67-62. My short game kinda sucked today. I hit a number of poor chips/pitches, and I also had several three putts and a four putt. If my short game had been on I would’ve been close to 91, maybe below. On the bright side, I hit the ball pretty well.
  2. Depends on whether I’m riding or walking. If I’m walking (which is the case 95% of the time), I’ll put it on top of the bag so I can see it easily when I go to put the club back. If I’m riding, I’ll probably put it in that little compartment behind the seats when I tee off and put it back on the club at the end of the round.
  3. I got my first bird of the year yesterday! In the middle of a struggling round, I made a twisty little eight-footer on the par-3 tenth hole for a deuce.
  4. I’ve played 36 in the last two days, so I’ll do a quick summary of each round: YESTERDAY: We played Occoneechee (par 71, 5951 yds), and I stunk up the front with 54, averaged a triple bogey on holes 3-7 (two doubles, a triple, two quads), but I rebounded with a 44 on the back for a 98 total, including my first birdie of 2021 on the par-3 10th. Putting was mediocre at best (39). TODAY: Back to the home course. A bit better than yesterday, but not by much. 44 on the front, 50 on the back for a 94 total. I was actually only +12 through 13, but I botched holes 14-16 and bogeyed the last
  5. My bro and I played our usual Wednesday afternoon nine today. I started double-double-bogey and my swing felt totally out-of-sync (topped back-to-back shots on the second hole and another on the third), but I played the last six in +2, including four pars in a row on holes 5-8. That gives me 43 total with only 15 putts, which I’m pretty darn happy with after the shaky start. My brother shot a shaky 62 for the nine, but three of his holes (a 10 on the second, an 11 on the fifth and a 7 on the seventh) accounted for seventeen of his twenty six strokes over par. In a match, his 62 would’ve
  6. I’m pretty sure that his apology was sincere. Mainly because from what I’ve heard and read about JT, he doesn’t sound like the type of person who would use that kind of language. I mean, yes, it does slip out occasionally, but it still surprised me. I read that Scott Piercy lost like five sponsors for this same sort of thing, and it would be disappointing, but not surprising if Justin fell down the same hole. I really hope this doesn’t ruin him though.
  7. Hmmm...this sounds similar to my story. For a long time, I used a grip that was sort of a cross between a baseball grip and the Vardon grip, but then my golf coach said about two years ago that I should change it and he let me pick between overlap and interlock: I chose interlock. Almost immediately, I saw improvement. With my old grip, I would hit one shot fat, then thin, then top, solid, fat again, shank. With the interlock, I saw consistency: solid, solid, solid, solid, fat, solid, solid, solid, etc. And I was also hitting them straighter. I also switched my brother over to the interlo
  8. I voted 3-4 times a week. When I don’t have school (aka my summer/winter breaks), I will play at least twice a week, often more. I remember I was playing with one of my buddies one day, and at one point, he told me that was his seventh day playing in a row. I believe it was my second or third consecutive day. Usually I can deal with two or three straight days of playing, but not much more than that.
  9. Well, I think yesterday was my only golfing day of the week, so I’m gonna go ahead and post here. My best shot of the day yesterday was probably on my 25th hole of the day (the par-3 seventh). After a rotten tee shot in front of the front bunker (pin was also in front), I hit a nice pitch that landed exactly where I wanted it to, and it trickled down one of the many slopes on the fringe of this green and stopped within two feet of the cup for an easy par.
  10. First golfing day of 2021 yesterday! Not spectacular, but a solid start. I teed off about mid-morning and shot 44 on the front, then 47 on the back with my only bad hole, a triple bogey seven on the seventeenth (should’ve been no worse than a bogey). I tried to get cute with a pitch and dumped it in a bunker, then took four from there. So that’s a total of 91. Then I took about a half hour break, and then I played another nine holes, but I played the reds to switch things up. This time I shot 42 with two disappointing doubles (one on a wide-open 300-yard hole, one after a four putt), two
  11. I probably played about 70 rounds in 2020, around 50 of which were between March and August and early September. Once the pandemic hit, I was able to play quite a bit, mainly at three courses, with my round percentages: 1. Umstead Pines (~80%) 2. Hillandale and Occoneechee (total 15%)
  12. Playing most of my golf as a single/twosome, I don’t mind being paired up at all. My home club (semi-private) will give you your own tee time unless the course is jam-packed, but I often find myself joining up with others, even if it’s just the last few holes. As for whether I prefer playing with others, I guess I really don’t have a preference. When it’s just me and I have a long wait, I’ll look at my phone till I’m clear to hit, so I’m never bored. When I’m paired up, the people I’m paired with often have funny or cool stories to tell. In fact, in a round I played about a month ago, one
  13. I’m definitely in! I birdied 11 out of 18 holes in 2020. Not terrible, but I would’ve liked to get a few more, notably the 2nd, 7th and 11th holes. My goal is to get at least 15 holes this year. I’m probably playing tomorrow, so hopefully I can start my 2021 golf year off well!
  14. Well, I’m gonna start this up again. Starting with a story. My mom went down to Captiva at the beginning of November to spend a few days with her friends on the beach. Unfortunately, it rained pretty much every day while they were down there, and there was a pool table in her beach house, so that’s what they played. She loved it. When she got home, she told us about it, and we all agreed that we wanted a pool table in our house. Back to the present. My bro and I came home one day to this beauty sitting in our guest bedroom, an early Christmas present. It’s obviously not
  15. My brother and I played an afternoon nine with a buddy today. No idea what my bro shot (thought my buddy was keeping his score, but he didn’t). My friend shot a 37 (+1) on our front nine, but he had to finish birdie-par-par-birdie to accomplish that. As for myself, I’m satisfied, but not thrilled, with my 45. I started bogey-double-par, then bogeys from there to the clubhouse. Here are two major mistakes I’ve picked out: HOLE 2: I gave my downhill chip (third shot, par 4) too much juice and it ran through the green. Couldn’t get up-and-down from there and made double. HOLE 9: T
  16. Today’s round was a lot better than yesterday! Same course, same tees, pretty much the exact same conditions. I shot 45 on the front: two pars, two doubles. Same deal on the back, for a total of 90. My pars were on holes 6, 7, 15 and 18 (see scorecard from my pose yesterday for reference). Nothing above a six until the 17th, where I hit my second shot OB and made a double bogey. But nothing over a double on the card. My brother shot 52-61, which isn’t terrible for him, but we both need to get back into the grind, since season is two months out.
  17. I think I took a video of my swing a while back and tried to post it, but I couldn’t for some reason. Is there something specific I need to do?
  18. Not even close to a good round today. My bro and I played a short course near us, and I didn’t start that bad, three fives where par is 4-4-3, but I tripled the next three holes and it all went downhill from there. I ended with a 55 on the front and a 60 on the back (which included a birdie on the 17th). A 115 total. A living nightmare. My brother posted a 53 on the front and held a two-stroke lead, and he ended up shooting 59 on the back for a 112 total, beating me for the first time ever. The sixteenth was my worst hole of the day, a par 3 over water that played only 120 yards. Only dow
  19. This is similar to the Favorite Hole thread, and if it gets moved there, it’s ok with me. What’s your favorite stretch of holes you’ve played? Ideally a stretch of three or four. For me, I LOVED holes 14 through 17 at UNC Finley. No. 14: This was a short par 3 (something like 160 from the championship tees, around 140 from the blue tees where we played) which is over a creek and a small pot bunker to a green that, from the tee, looks about half as deep as it really is. No. 15: A long par 4 (can stretch to play 500 yards, usual tips around 460, around 410 from blues) that plays a goo
  20. Moved back up to the whites at my home course yesterday, and not exactly what I was thinking. 48 on the front with not a single par, and three doubles. I missed a two-footer for par on the seventh after one of my best shots of the day, a double-breaker bump-and-run 6I chip shot off a tight lie. I started the back with a par, but it turned out to be my only one of the day. I made a quad on the 13th and a triple on the last, and shot 50 on the front for a 98. What could be my last round of 2020 was disappointing, although I putted a lot better than I did Monday. Next step is probably gonna
  21. I played eighteen holes on a very soggy course yesterday, and my bro and the two others I played with bailed after three holes. And I decided to play the blue tees for this round (6443 yards). I actually had a solid round going (+8 thru eight, but tripled the easy par-5 ninth after a stupid third shot for 47 on the front. It went all downhill from there, and I didn’t record a single par on the back (three were carded on the front) with five bogeys, two doubles and two triples, which gave me a 51 on the back, 98 total. Putting absolutely killed me. Only one single putt, and I had five thre
  22. My first set of golf clubs was a TopFlite junior set, which I got when I was 10. This set had a driver, 5 wood and hybrid, 7- and 9-irons, sand wedge and putter. We still have one or two clubs from that set around the house somewhere...
  23. Well, today’s round was interesting. I doubled the first, needing to get up and down from 40 yards to do so. But then for the rest of the front nine, I made five bogeys and three pars, meaning a 43 for the front. On the back, I played okay except for holes 14-16, where I went double-triple-double. Because I shot 49, I played the other six holes at +6. A 92 normally isn’t a terrible round for me, but after my front nine it felt like a bit of a letdown. Putting was pretty good (32 total), but chipping let me down badly on the back, and there were three instances where my chip ran thro
  24. Well, I don’t have a wife yet 😂. But I WILL say this. There’s this girl that I really like, and she’s showing a decent level of interest in golf. I suggested she come to TopGolf with me one day, just for something fun. She said she would, but she would also like to actually play. Don’t know when we’re gonna play (probably when it warms up again in the spring), but I think she’ll enjoy it.
  25. Here are my 2021 Golf Goals; a few more than last year. 1. I want to shoot par for nine holes, and break 80 for 18 holes, just one round of each is all I need. I think I can do it on the front nine of my home course (2910 yards, par 36), but I’m still gonna need to practice to get that done. 2. I’d like to get to the point where I’m averaging around 42 for nine holes, which means between 82 and 85 for eighteen holes. What I need to do is the same as #1, but I probably need more lean on irons/hybrids. 3. I want to get my handicap down to 14 or lower (17.4 right now) and KEEP it
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