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  1. I think this thread will get a lot of posts. Any crazy, lucky golf shots that happen in y'all's rounds, feel free to post them here. Not just crazy good shots, but crazy bad shots as well. I’ll start:

    GOOD: On the 15th hole in a round long ago, my brother was laying 2 about 60 yards out. He shanked a PW right into a tree. It ricocheted off the tree and onto the green some 20 feet out. Luckiest shot I’ve ever seen.

    BAD: On the same course, just a few weeks before, I was on the 6th hole, a severely downhill par-5. With a driver in hand, I pulled it really far left, it was probably 60 yards off line. Worst drive of my life.

  2. Played a new track today and scraped together a 95 (44-51). I played +2 for the first six, five pars and a double, then had only two more pars the rest of the round. My dad and I also played matchplay for a Bojangles tea, and I was 6up at the turn. He made a brief run that ended on 15 when he got me 2up. We halved 16, then I closed him out with a slippery par putt on 17, 3&1. Short game was the only plus, everything else wasn’t good.

  3. I’ve got a small 10x8 artificial turf green in my backyard, slopes off on all sides so that the flat area is about 6x6, that I use for short game practice, especially 30-50 yard shots. Tough green to hold, but it has helped my short game loads. Does anybody else have something like this in their yard?

  4. My brother and I played yesterday. I shot another solid round of 42, with two or three missed 3-footers, and be shot 60, playing one tee further back than he normally does, with a 13 on a hole. We both hit some great shots, and we were both happy with our rounds.

  5. Definitely better than last year. Comparison from 2018-2019

    2018: Scoring in mid-high 40s for nine holes from white tees, 200-yard drives, up-and-down about 10% of the time

    2019: Scoring in low-mid 40s for nine holes from white tees, 230-yard drives, up-bad down about 40% of the time. 

    I imagine that this time next year, I’ll be breaking 40 in at least a third of my rounds, and getting up-and-down at least two-thirds of the time.

  6. 16 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

    IIRC you were playing 4-5 nine hole rounds a week with little improvement. Was that you? If so, glad to see that you are implementing the practice more. I myself have gone the other way. With pool league starting up, I pretty much have only been playing. Hopefully I can get a couple of range sessions in this week, as it's something that I have missed these last 3 weeks or so.

    That was probably me. The main reason for the lack of improvement has probably been the lack of desire to practice. The feeling of wanting to practice recently dawned on me, so now I’m practicing at least two days per week, with specific plans each day. Maybe a range session, maybe the practice green. Maybe both. Point is, I’m a sophomore in high school, so if I’m practicing a good bit per week, and shooting low 40s, I think I’ve got potential. 

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  7. In the past week, I’ve posted two very solid nine-hole rounds, 41 ad 43.

    Quick overview of rounds:

    Tuesday (41): Best ballstriking in a while. No doubles or 6s, just five bogeys and four pars, although two of the bogeys were three-jacks. Also, one of the best bunker shots of my life on the 7th!

    Thursday (43): Another solid day on the course. Bogeyed the first five (again, two of them three-putts), then birdied 6. Doubled 7, then bogeyed 8 and parred 9 after an ugly third shot (par-5 hole) 

    So overall, a good week. Recently implemented a practice schedule (practice two days, play two days), so looking to get into the 30s a little bit in the near future!

  8. My goal this year, from now till February and start of golf season, is to get to the point where 45, my average now, is just a mediocre score, rather than a good score, which will be 41 or 42. I think, with the new practice schedule I’ve made, that goal is very realistic. Bully this time next year, I want to have 40 as my norm. 10 strokes off my game in 12 months. Going from 90 to 80. That’s the goal. I think with practice, it’ll get done.

  9. My best shot of the week, or really best shots, were remarkably in the same round. Yesterday on the par-4 4th hole, I had a 9I third after topping my tee shot and hitting a 7I second. The ball drew just like I intended and finished 10 ft out. Two putted for five, which I was happy with after the topped drive. Then, a few holes later, on the par-5 seventh, I hit a so-so drive and had 250 in (the hole was about 465 from whites). I caught all of my 3W, maybe a little more, and finished just a few yards short of the green. Failed to make the up-and-down.

  10. I played Occoneechee, a nice par-71 yesterday, just under 6000 from whites where I played. Started okay, but went triple-double on 5 and 6. Finished with a 47 for the front. Then had a quad on the 11th after dumping two balls in the water. Went on a run on 12-15, parring three of those four holes, with the fourth being a bogey where I missed an 18-inch putt after a beautiful chip from about 15 yds off the green. Doubled the 16th, after I ran my par putt 3ft past then missing that. Finished with two solid bogeys for a 45 on the back and a 92 total. Funny thing is, before the round, I guessed I would shoot 92, and my brother guessed 91! Marvelous course, currently in great shape.

  11. 15 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Hmmm... don't you always want to get one close???

    Okay, I think I worded that wrong. Here’s what I mean: let’s say I’m 40 yards out with my third shot on a par-5. I do not have to stick it to just a few feet, although that would be great. I just have to put it where I have a good look at birdie, even if it is 10-12 feet. On the other hand, I’ll assume that the shot I’m about to hit is the sixth or seventh on that hole. I’ll feel that I absolutely have to stiff it, because I need to get up-and-down so my score isn't inflated as much. But then again, with a double or triple on a par-5, or anywhere for that matter, my score is already inflated a bit, isn’t it?😂. But seriously, that’s what I meant when I posted that.

  12. 15 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

    I will attest to the carry, but the roll out obviously varies, listing both in yards. Slow head speed and traditional lofted irons gets me this:

    Driver: 230/250

    4 Wood: 200/215

    3 iron: 180/200

    4 iron:170/180

    5 HY: 170/185

    5 iron: 160/170

    6 iron:145/155

    7 iron: 130-135/138-145

    8 iron: 120/128

    9 iron: 107/115

    PW: 95-98-similar

    53: 75

    58: 55

    Just bought a set of Ping Eye 2s off of @topoftheline89 and will report back in after I get consistent range results, that is, if I decide to game them


    Not really weird at all to me, as I have the same drop off when it comes to wedges. Easy pitches are better at <100 yards than full shots are for me, anyhow. If you see me at 40 yards with my 58 during a round, please stop me and remind me that I don't ever play that shot.


    You and I have very similar games. I never use my SW and LW, especially the LW, on 40 us shots unless I absolutely have to get one close. 

  13. Okay, this was pretty strange. Last December, my dad and I were out for a quick nine, and on the 5th hole, we saw a ball lodged in a tree!2268BFA0-7865-4197-862E-2C75BE7886A5.thumb.jpeg.c345e48e2100bd5b7644c17fdcd0ab01.jpeg

    Neither of us knew where on earth it came from, but we both got a good laugh out of it! I think somebody just put it there, unless somebody hit it into the tree from the tee, which was about 200 yards behind me, so probably not. But, strange things will happen in this game.

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  14. 7 hours ago, mcanadiens said:

    The problem is that allowing 5-somes is bad course policy. That one super-fast 5-some may not be a problem itself, but then you'll have all the other 5-somes that will jam stuff up.


    That’s the idea I had when I saw this question. 

  15. Normally, I’m a fairly fast player, as I can get round my home course in around three hours walking. Which is why, when I walked up to the 6th tee and saw a fivesome coming off of the 8th green (they’re adjacent to each other), I texted my assistant golf coach who was working the pro shop. I hate the idea of fivesomes, slow or fast.

  16. I would do whatever you feel is best for you. For about 6 months, I had to hit shots with my GW from about 100 in, no matter if it was fairway, rough or bunker, because I lost my PW, and I didn’t have a SW. The GW is probably now my favorite club in the bag, along with the 8I. I have learned how to hit so many shots with it, it has become a very reliable club. My PW is 45 degrees, then my wedges go 50/55/60.

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