OT: Official Golf Thread II

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  1. Rubber Biscuit Registered User

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    Putting is absolutely killing me last couple of rounds. I've missed at least 8 makable birdie putts over my last 36 holes. On Friday I was hitting fairways and greens very well so it wasn't a big deal, but today I had to scramble and ended up with an 88 because I couldn't buy a putt. I know I'm in my own head about it and putting too much pressure on myself. Got to find some way out of it.
     
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  2. Jean_Jacket41 Neely = HOF

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    Ok. I have to watch my back now.

    My 11y son shot 44-45 89 today.
     
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    horrifically inconsistent round yesterday, tale of two 9`s, front nine, felt so uncomfortable and started with 8 straight bogey`s before par on 9. Back 9, it was like I took a lesson before starting the back. Took some deep breaths, slowed everything down and posted +2 38 for an 82

    The game giveth and taketh away
     
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    Me and you swapped 9s. I started with a pretty solid front +4 40 (2 double bogeys, 1 bogey, 5 pars and a birdie), then on the back after the first 3 holes which I played at even par, I went the next 6 holes with only one par on 18 and a final +6 41.

    Obviously the scores were close on both 9s, but I could not hit a shot straight to save my life on the back and was putting extremely inconsistently. Easily could have been under 80 if I didn't have two 3 putts and a lost ball on the back.

    As you said, the game giveth and taketh away :laugh:
     
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    If it makes you feel better I used to shoot in the 80s at that age and pretty much stagnated for the next 15 years :laugh:

    He sounds like he's really going to be a good golfer in the future.
     
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    sounds like he's a really good golfer now
     
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    I hear ya, for me at Olympic View, I simply have to get through the first 5 holes and should get through those first 5 holes no more than +2 as number 6.7 and 8 are difficult, especially 6 being a 200+yd par 3 with water guarding all but a small sliver of the green on the left side and more often than not wind in your face.

    With no wind (rare) I hit a 5 iron, sometimes the wind has been that strong that a 3 wood is a must, it`s super tough

    I simply didn`t have it, I kinda rushed to the first tee which isn`t good for me, I don`t often hit balls before a round but I still like arriving early, stretching, taking some putts but I was coming from an appointment and literally parked, paid and the boys were already on deck but still, a poor day of ball striking and if not for 4+ putts from the 10-15 foot range I drained, it could have been worse on the front.

    Still great to be able to get out and play but man can it be frustrating
     
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    45-41 last weekend. That's good for me!

    Heading out of town for a fun best ball tournament this weekend, so hopefully I can shoot pretty well.
     
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    changed my putting approach a bit this year and it`s worked nicely. My past stance I didn`t do this but now I have my eyes directly over the ball and have gone to a more upright stance whereas before I had more of a hunch in my stance and set up. It`s worked nicely. On the putting greens prior to a game I do a drill I learned from an old fella I played with years ago to help my feel, I take about 10-12 practice putts with my head turned towards the hole, never looking down at the ball after I have put the putter where it needs to be, frighteningly accurate
     
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    43-42 yesterday walking 18.

    Really happy with how I played for 14 holes. Then fatigue set in, I hit the wall, my legs just wouldn't work and the hips stopped turning. Was even par from 10-14, and played the last 4 holes +6 with 2 drives OB.

    Came 2 inches away from Eagle on #11. Almost holed a lob wedge from 70yds on a Par 5.
     
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    been there, done that, I walk often but the course I play the most is one where I simply falter on the back nine as it`s not the easiest of walks so I take a cart there which I`m not a huge fan of. I always bring some form of food too, if my stomach starts grumbling, same thing happens, I fall off the tracks quickly
     
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    Heading out today, last time shot 39-42 with a triple on 16 and 2 times in the water, but had a chip in on 13.

    What shall today's adventures bring, it is already 21c and hot at 9:15 in the a.m., I think I should dress in all white, the opposite of Gary Player.
     
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    I`m predicting a 79
     
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    Uggggg 86, nothing was working in the bush all day long and punching out, couldn't put and it was hotter then you know what.

    Oh well, next week calls.
     
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    Well golfed my personal best today, a 37-38 for a +4 75. Just purchased a Taylormade Spider tour putter (value condition on globalgolf) and I have been loving it two rounds in. Couldn't miss with it today from 10 feet and less.

    It's nice to break 80 again after 9 or 10 straight in the 80s.
     
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    that`s great golf, I will not be posting a 75 this year unless I also buy a Spider putter :)

    Putting isn`t my issue, keeping my swing nice and slow is
     
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    Amazing what confidence can emerge w a club.

    been sidelined this year w myriad small injuries after a couple early rounds, the crime-de-la-crime putting a nail through my foot. Next week I’m back out there.
     
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    Haven’t played in two weeks since my 78 on July 5th.

    Going tomorrow afternoon with my 11y son after his baseball game with a friend.

    Hopefully he’ll be a little tired with the game and the expected 85 sunny and humid forecast and I’m safe from being beaten. :laugh:

    He shot games of 89-91-92 in the last week.

    He will beat me before the age I started playing (14y).

    Unless I get really good again... :laugh:
     
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    I still walk and carry my bag.

    Like golf ain’t already tough enough... :laugh:
     
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    So awesome that hes getting into it young- I started young as well and am glad I did. I'm not going to lie, I'm kinda rooting for him to get you. :laugh:
     
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    Tempo is so huge, I find my worst rounds I'm always trying to hit it a little too hard and start swinging too quickly. Game becomes a lot simpler when you focus on being smooth with your swings.
     
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    Well my good play continued this weekend. Reached my 2nd goal of the year (golf even or better for 9 holes) in tremendous fashion with a 33 (-3), and ended up the day at an even par 71 setting another personal best.

    Playing a much harder course today though, hopefully I can break 80 at this course.
     
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    it sure it, what is even more frustrating is I have plenty of personal examples of rounds where I`ve played with great tempo and posted a solid score then rounds where I played like it was my first ever time holding a club

    I`m a big believer is maintaining a tempo on the greens too by staying with the same pre putt routine. For me, I take three short practice putts, get behind the ball and go. If I miss putts badly it`s almost always because my takeaway is too quick and I pull the putter back outside of the invisible line I need to bring it back along.

    Playing tomorrow, we shall see how well I practice what I preach:)
     
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    been 2 decades since I broke par on any nine, great score
     
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    Playing Blissful Meadows tomorrow morning; haven’t played that course since last year but it is one of, if not, my favorite local courses.

    The company I used to work for held an annual tournament for the Jimmy Fund there and Blissful was such a great host site.

    I also saw the sister of my best friend get married there; there’s not a negative thing I can say about the course and the people that work there.
     

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