OT: Official Golf Thread II

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  1. ODAAT Registered User

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    haha, I like that game, might have to adopt it myself, I had 4 three putts last round but totally unfamiliar with the greens and they were the most slippery greens I`ve played in a few years, really didn`t putt nearly as badly as it sounds but when uphill putts still roll 4-5 feet past the hole you know things are quick
     
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    another 80 yesterday, have my handicap down to 8.2 which I`m more than happy with, had one of those boring style of rounds where nothing terribly bad went wrong nor did I have any true bird opportunities, no birdies, 8 bogeys, 10 pars. 10 pars came by hitting 10 greens in reg but I only put one approach within 10 feet and missed the putt, really couldn`t give myself any legit bird chances but still happy with the round
     
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    I only get out golfing about 8ish times a year. Some times a bit more, some times a bit less. Two years ago, my dad and I must've played 15-20 rounds. Last year, probably 5ish.

    This year we've only been out 4 times, including today for my dad's birthday. (Sidenote: Early golf is awesome. We were first out today and got through 18 in 2 hours, 20 minutes.)

    I've never broken 100. My contact is inconsistent, and I lose a fair amount of balls off the tee (tardy wrists). The lost balls REALLY hurt the score. And of course, with little to no practice, my short game has been awful. I still enjoy it, because I'll hit a few shots I'm happy with each round,

    It's been better this year, despite how little I've played. My chipping is much, much better, and I've been making better contact, especially the last couple rounds.

    Today I had my best score yet, a 102. I think I only lost 2 balls all day. I took it suuuuuuper easy off the tee, and though I lost some distance because of it, my timing was there for the most part.

    I also nearly got a hole-in-one today! Short Par 3 (about 110) and I hit a perfect Pitching Wedge. Sadly, couldn't see the ball land and roll because of a hill just in front of the green...but based on the ball mark and where it ended up, it couldn't have missed by much. :) (I did make the birdie putt, haha).

    Par3.jpg
     
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    nice shot and if this makes you feel better, the majority of golfers do not break 100. When I am in a group I haven`t played with, I would wager at 2 of them shoot 100+

    As long as those who have a few more shots on their scorecards play ready golf and are enjoyable to play with, I`m good. I know some people simply can`t and won`t play with those who shoot what you do and I think it`s ridiculous.

    One of the best lessons for me that I find I often receive when playing with golfers who perhaps won`t win a club championship anytime soon is they often approach golf like it`s suppose to be approached by amateurs and that is a chance to be outside, enjoy the scenery and have some laughs.

    It`s a game, it`s meant to be fun. I shot a 79 last round and have been playing very sound golf over the last few weeks but even those rounds when I`m struggling, I don`t whine, toss clubs or have internal sulk fests like some I have been paired with.

    We had a wacky group last week, I didn`t know anyone, one fella was a terrific golfer, shot 74 (+2 on my course) and the other two players were likely in or around 100 and you wouldn`t have known it by their great attitude, we all had a blast, the dude who shot 74 made a point saying it was/is so nice playing with players who are just happy to get a chance to get out and swing em`, helped him appreciate being able to do the same
     
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    Absolutely. I just like playing. And I'm always playing ready golf. It's frustrating playing with those (or behind those) that don't.

    I don't get super frustrated at the game. I may occasionally pound my driver in frustration, but it's rare and it's over and done with in 5 seconds.
     
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    really lost steam down the stretch, if I posted par on the last 2 holes, would have shot 79 but doubled 17 with a horrendous tee shot and a poor approach to the green once I recovered from that drive, then a bit of a bad break on my tee shot on 18, rolled just behind literally the only tree that could impede a 2nd shot, all I could do was chip it sideways then go from there but overall, solid day with an 82
     
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    Bought a 30 games membership at my local club this year. Played 29 times as of now. First time I played more than 10-15 games in 25 years.

    Got my handicap to 3.9. Best score is 75 twice (which is a 2.2 score).

    Had a blast playing with my 11y son this summer. He has improved immensely (3 games in 80s). His game is now 92-97. He even won 65$ winning his net class at the club championship with 94-95 tournament rules (all putts in).

    Great golf summer.
     
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    Trying to get a few rounds in this week since we're seeing temperatures in the 20s. Went today and had a pretty poor front 9 - couldn't chip or putt very well and had some errant shots - but figured it out on the back 9 for a 38.

    Probably going to start hitting a small bucket of balls to start rounds next year. Too many times where I start the round off unprepared this year only to post a great back 9 and leave myself wondering if only.

    On a positive note I was absolutely pounding my driver with accuracy today. I was 5 yards short of 3 greens today when I normally have shots of at least 50+ yards on a good day on the same holes.
     
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    :clap:

    My handicap as of today is just a shade over 9 which I`m super happy about. I play weekly on a tough track, one that locals here often say is arguably one of the best tests on the island. It`s not a course where distance is king, it`s all about club discipline, hitting fairways and putting on this track.

    Broken 80 a few times which is sweet, broke 80 at other courses but when I play elsewhere, I find the other courses to be far more forgiving. Most importantly though this summer is I`ve been having no back issues. I have been faithfully been doing about a half hour of stretches prior to playing and I don`t hit balls prior to my round usually. Haven`t had one day after a round where I`ve been experiencing any pain or discomfort

    We still have loads of golf left here, it gets colder and that`s when this wimp puts the blades away but likely play until the end of November then hang em up until February
     
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    Played arguably the best back nine in my life at Storey Creek one of the best courses on the island.

    42 on the front and then caught fire on the back and pared it for a 78.

    Birdied 10, bogeyed 12 and pared the rest.

    Straight off the tee, putting was on fire, what a game.


    Storey Creek
    • Voted #5 in Canada for Best Value Public Course by Score Golf 2017
    • Voted #1 in British Columbia for Best Value Public Course by Score Golf 2017
    • Ranked #50 Best Public Course in Canada by Score Golf 2017
    • Ranked #43 Best Public Course in Canada by Score Golf 2015
    • Voted #5 in Canada for Value by Score Golf 2015
    • One of BC’s 2015 Top 5 Hidden Gems as published by golfinbritishcolumbia.com
     
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    Great round and the course looks amazing too, I`ll play it next summer for sure
     
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    Thanks man.
    Ill make it down your way one day and play Highland Pacific, Olympic View or Cordova Bay.
     
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    sounds perfect
     
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    79 yesterday, +6 on the front as I simply never felt comfortable but couldn`t miss much on the back and finished +1, weird day
     
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