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Old 08-02-2020, 07:25 PM   #11426
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

39-40-79. 2 birdies, 2 double bogeys.

Ball striking continues to be a strength. Nice to open with a birdie on a tough opening par 4, only 370y but super tight off the tee. Driver, 7 iron to four feet, made it. Had a couple other birdie putts in the six foot range that were missed, greens weren't exactly smooth. Birdied 17 after sticking a 5h to 3 feet, needed the margin of error because 18 is brutal and I made a standard double bogey.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:29 PM   #11427
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moving in the right direction Booker.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:23 PM   #11428
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Brief background: back to consistently playing this humbling game. I played high school, but not too earnestly, where I hit mid-single digits. Didn't play at all for years, then played a bunch during law school, then law got in the way. I've gone in spurts, couple years ago I had my handicap down to a 7, then I broke my ankle. A month after getting back to golf, I dislocated my kneecap, which actually kept me out longer than the ankle. Now I'm back to playing, but I SUCK. It's hard to want to play when I'm shooting so much worse than I was a couple years ago (and worse than I've shot in literal decades), but things are starting to improve, so I'm feeling momentum.

Right now, I just can't put together two decent nines. Played 45 holes this weekend.

Saturday:
48-41.

Started the round with three doubles in the first four holes. To score well I have ALWAYS relied on my short game; I've always been incredibly confident from 120 in. Recently took a swing lesson, and was happy with the results, but for whatever reason my short game (including chipping and putting) went to ****. I missed several dumb putts en route to those doubles, and after missing another on hole 7 received a simple tip from my playing partner (I was standing pretty far away from the ball on putts) that really changed things. I parred 8 and bogeyed 9 after being in the sand, and went on to shoot a 41 on the back with a double on 18.

Sunday:
41-46.
Ugh. Started par-par with barely missed birdie putt, so was feeling good. Then I just couldn't ****ing par. Couldn't hit a green, was having trouble getting it within 10 feet, and just lipped putt after putt. Bogeyed 3-7 before finally parring 8 and 9. None of the bogeys were bogey "saves," they were all tap ins from what could (should) have been pars.

Overall I was feeling pretty good, but went three straight bogeys on the back; never good on my home course. 10-12 are pars 3-5-5, and depending on which way the wind is blowing, one of the two par 5s are reachable in two. Regardless, they're scoring holes, and 3+ is bad, especially since 13-14 and beastly-long par 4s. 14 is nearly always a three-shot hole; even with favorable winds I'd need two nearly perfect shots (doesn't help that the green is surround by traps). Long story short, managed to bogey the two beasts to keep my double-bogey free round intact, but hit a trap on 17 for a double, then stymied by trees for a double on 18. Blargh.

Sunday afternoon:
41.

Disappointing 41 on the emergency nine, which is actually a good feeling. Other than one OB I never really got myself into trouble, and the bogeys could/should have been pars (as opposed to those "bogey saves").

Overall I'm feeling ok because my biggest issue right now seems to be mental errors; picking the wrong club, taking the wrong chip approach, etc. I can fix those. On a high note, my bump and run game is on point, so I'm ready for Bandon. Ha.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:01 PM   #11429
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Nice eagle and way to finish. What course is that? Beautiful setting.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:48 PM   #11430
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Hey_Porter: i have a really quick way to make you feel good about your game - play a round while watching mine.
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:49 AM   #11431
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Played 13 holes with the wife yesterday +5.

1 birdie, 1 double

We saw 5 deer, which is like even par for the wife.
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Old 08-04-2020, 03:13 PM   #11432
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Hey_Porter: i have a really quick way to make you feel good about your game - play a round while watching mine.
Ha. You should come out and play Astoria sometime. Is Malice still around? We never did get that group together.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:14 PM   #11433
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

8/1
Sun City South Course
39-35 - 74, Par 72 71.7/118 6813 yards

Followed up a birdieless +3 on the front with a two birdie -1 back. Sprayed the driver all over the property and missed A LOT of greens, but scrambled great. Eight 1 putts. Took a few notes along the way since I never seem to remember much detail after the round...
-nice bunker shot on #1 to 5' to save par
-missed a 5' birdie putt on #2(short 305 yd par 4)
-missed a 6' par putt on #3
-bogey from middle of fairway and 100 yards out on #4
-made a 15' par putt on #5
-missed green on #6 by less than a foot
-missed 20' birdie putt on #9
-made a 15' par putt on #11
-made 25' birdie putt on #12
-7 iron on 164 yd par 3 #17 to less than a foot

8/2
Palm Valley North/South
40/39 - 79, par 72 71.2/126 6590 yards

Had my first triple in a while and without a penalty stroke. Hit some of the worst shots in recent memory. Complete clunkers but they stayed in play and I scrambled well again. Lots of up and downs from around the greens and at least 5 putts made outside 8'. On a tighter course I would've been in the mid 90s easily.

Working on finalizing my first golf trip in 9 years. Flying back to NC to meet up with a buddy then drive to Pinehurst for a few days. I'm not sure how many, if any, actual Pinehurst courses we'll end up playing, but we're hoping to play #2 if we can get on. Pine Needles and Mid Pines are two we're almost certain to play. The flight is booked and we're working on the Airbnb now. September 29 can't get here quick enough.
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:43 PM   #11434
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Re: What\'d You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

41-41-82. 11 of 14 Fairways, 6/18 GIR. Course management, driver, and short game were my standouts. They also happen to be the things I'm working hardest on
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:52 PM   #11435
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Ha. You should come out and play Astoria sometime. Is Malice still around? We never did get that group together.
he's still posting his elite steak cookery in the steak thread every now and again.
we totally should, although it not happening in the past was 100% on me. didn't find or make time to play for the entire month of july. made some range trips but just haven't been able to get my priorities sorted.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:25 PM   #11436
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Where is Astoria?
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:59 PM   #11437
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about as far as you can go in the northwest corner of Oregon, right before you cross the Astoria-Megler bridge over the Columbia River into Washington. a bit less than 2 hours NW of Portland.
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:39 PM   #11438
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41-37-78

3 birdies, 3 doubles

Had my first shank in as long as I can remember, probably in the neighborhood of 15 months or so. Had 126 into a light breeze and with the front pin position I knew I wasn't getting there with my 50*. Tried hitting a really light wedge, and right into the water. Almost salvaged bogey but the 20 footer lipped out.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:56 PM   #11439
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

43 (par 36). 1 birdie, 2 double bogeys.

Played the par 5s well, otherwise like complete ass. Inland links style course and the wind was blowing, it was rough out there.

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Working on finalizing my first golf trip in 9 years. Flying back to NC to meet up with a buddy then drive to Pinehurst for a few days. I'm not sure how many, if any, actual Pinehurst courses we'll end up playing, but we're hoping to play #2 if we can get on. Pine Needles and Mid Pines are two we're almost certain to play. The flight is booked and we're working on the Airbnb now. September 29 can't get here quick enough.
Jealous. Didn't get to make my annual trip in April. End of September should be fantastic time to be there.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:49 PM   #11440
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Jealous. Didn't get to make my annual trip in April. End of September should be fantastic time to be there.
For about 2 seconds we considered going in mid November to save a few bucks, but for the $300 it would've saved me I'll take the better time of year. Plus I don't want to wait that long now that we've committed to going, haha.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:54 PM   #11441
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42 on the back nine of AGCC. Started off with a double on a par 3 (down in the ditch, over to the bunker), so I'll take it.

I've stepped a bit closer to the ball (like, uncomfortably close for me) the last couple of rounds and my control has improved significantly. I don't SEEM to have lost much distance. We'll see if it continues.

Related aside: golden hour golf is the best.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:08 PM   #11442
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

standing a little closer is one of the quick things i try when things start to go off the rails...seems to help most of your time.
totally agree about golden hour golf.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:32 PM   #11443
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43 (par 36). 1 birdie, 2 double bogeys.

Played the par 5s well, otherwise like complete ass. Inland links style course and the wind was blowing, it was rough out there.
I've had to learn to appreciate windy golf since moving to the coast, but I still don't like it. I really don't have a wind ball in the bag, especially with my driver, so those holes where the wind is in my face play difficult.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:57 PM   #11444
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

for some sadistic reason i love really windy golf. play around with taking your normal backswing and then hard-stop your follow through about halfway from normal to see where that gets you. with a little practice i've found it pretty easy to hit low punchy shots with either right or left bias while doing it.
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:20 PM   #11445
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I love the Bandon Dunes 30-40 mph wind. I really hate the 15 mph Florida wind.
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:24 PM   #11446
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36-38-74

4 birdies, 1 double

Played the front well, with the exception of a 3-putt bogey from about 20 feet. Started the turn with a double but followed it with birdie, birdie. Two more bogeys coming in. All around not too bad. Up and down game was good. Putting except for that one hole was very good.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:43 PM   #11447
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Related aside: golden hour golf is the best.
Reinforced by watching major golf played on the left coast...can’t think of a better atmosphere.
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Old 08-07-2020, 11:06 AM   #11448
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lol golf

33-41-74

Started out on fire with 4 birdies on the front. Birdie putts were 10,1,1,1 feet. The 3 1 footers were approach shots from 49y, 106y, 49y and 51y.

Back 9 not so good. Started with a bogey on a bad chip. Somehow i pulled my 54* instead of my 60*. Over the chip I thought it looked odd but didn't put the picture together, til I put the club back on the bag, d'oh. Was back to even when I managed to chip in to an elevated green while in the bushes, go figure. Then finish bogey, double.

One day I will put it all together again.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:38 PM   #11449
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Solid front. Is -4 your lowest 9 is did you fire lower with that ridiculous finish a few weeks ago?

Two day Colorado Golf Association Western Chapter Championship this weekend. 36 holes and I’m one of the higher indexes in the event but I’m trying to get my game to show up in tournaments so that means playing in tournaments. My irons wedges and putting have been solid the last month. Long game is hit or miss but I think I’ve got something I can work with if the driver won’t cooperate. Course will play longer than I play for my normal rounds and this course is a little tight but we’ll see what happens.

Solid range session today. Didn’t over do it. Just hit some shots and got real loose. Will be 95*+ both days this weekend so the push cart will have the umbrella out - which means I hope the wind stays down.

Going to really focus on my process and tempo this weekend. If my preshot routine and setup is good and I don’t over-swing I should have a good weekend.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:47 PM   #11450
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Go get em KJ.

Had to go back and look, also a 33 that day. 33 is the 9 hole low, l think I have done it around 5 times now.
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