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Old 03-27-2021, 09:00 AM   #12001
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

I can see everyone else's shots fine all the time. I routinely can't see mine, especially tee shots. When I play alone I'm often 200 yards from the tee box and then start guessing.
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Old 03-27-2021, 01:52 PM   #12002
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I love this game guys
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:49 PM   #12003
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52-41-93. I was feeling it on the back. My brother knew I was golfing and just texted me something random to check in....."lasers I assume." My reply was "hush, i'm dialed in." Literally next shot was a hole out eagle from 160. What a feeling. I didn't see it actually go in. I knew I was all over the pin. Get up to the green and don't see a ball. No way it was short (it would have been clearly visible). So I think "ok, I guess it could be long?" Then I say "ah f that let's check the hole." I walk up and slowly start to see the ball.

Still on cloud 9.
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Old 03-27-2021, 11:08 PM   #12004
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:57 AM   #12005
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Hole out from 160 is astounding. I'm happy for you and a little jealous. Not because of your newfound legit bragging rights. But because of that moment when you first saw the very top of your ball in the cup. Thats the ****. Thats why we do it. Because that moment feels like a moment of perfection in a very imperfect world. Its almost as fantastic as the bear in a hot tub video I saw yesterday.

Since ive made the statement of best hole ive ever played upthread, ive been thinking of some really good holes ive played. 6 iron draw over the water on unknown links course to 5 feet and made birdie comes to mind. 3 guys I played with that day were hooting and hollering over it. Then two holes later I cut 6 iron to 10 feet on a green that slopes to the left and away from the teebox. It was early spring about 30 degrees so we had the place to ourselves and these guys were not shy about making lots of noise for good shots. Fun day.

Then theres the 240 yard par 4. 3 wood to the front edge just off the green about 8 paces from the pin. Chip 7 iron missed eagle by inches and made tap in birdie. The hole would likely play closer to 3.51 strokes per hole than 4.0 strokes per hole for a scratch golfer, but its a par 4 because there are tall trees that you have to hit around : a straight 240 yard shot would be 40 yards left of the small green that slopes from left to right. To the right of the fairway and behind the prohibitive trees is a marshy area with 3 to 4 inch rough, and the tree line creeps in from right to left, creating a natural safety net for the next tee box, which is about ten paces from the front right edge of the green. Oh and theres a bunker front left. Enough trouble to keep hot shots in check.

However all that said the par with driver 3 iron from 197 was particularly satisfying because unknown course new driver then setup 3 iron at the front left bunker and try to hit it straight with a little open stance produced baby cut that landed 2 paces on and stopped within 2 more paces about 6 feet short left of the pin. New course long hole unknown greens so tap in par felt like something is starting to click for me and although I may never return to that course, if I continue to improve I'm gonna look back on that hole as the turning point.

Oh in case you cant tell its crappy weather here today. Lol.
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Old 04-03-2021, 04:30 PM   #12006
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45-43-88. No birdies, 3 double bogeys. 69.3/124/6100 yards

Let's see, I made a double on a par 3 where I took three chips. A double on a par 5 where I hit my tee ball into a pond. And a double on a par 5 when I shanked my pitch from 50 yards into a greenside bunker and went from there. Other than that it was bogey, bogey, bogey. I'd hit good shots and then screw up a chip or putt and make bogey. Or I'd hit a bad shot, recover and make bogey.

Not much consistency with the long game. Short game is just bad. Work to be done.
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:41 PM   #12007
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still very early in the year...keep at it.
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:58 PM   #12008
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43-47-90

Was striking it great on the front 9 just missing a bunch of short putts.

Had an out-of-nowhere shank off the tee on the 11th (short par 3), and I was suddenly a mess for the next 4 holes. Had another shank on an approach after a good drive on 13. Pulled it together and managed to par 17&18.

That is one of the most frustrating and scary parts about my game. I can be going along fine and if I have one bad mishit or shank it can torpedo the rest of my round. Guy I was paired with said he felt like he was playing with 2 different players. I just completely lose it on the course mid round, even when the swing feels great beforehand. Need to figure out how to self-correct when it goes haywire.
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:21 PM   #12009
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Played the short nine hole course and shot +5 yesterday. On the second hole par 4, even though I had been hitting 3 wood great off the range, I hit a tremendous shank practice re-hit after not really liking the first one. Getting back to the first one, which I'm playing no matter what, I punched it out really well to rough just off the green.

4th hole par 4 I hit into the right rough and had no clear shot to the green, so I decided to try to fade a pitching wedge with little prior experience at that and pulled it off nicely, but didn't quite quite carry a bunker in front of the green. But I was very impressed by getting a good shot shape from a shot I had hardly any experience with. Probably the highlight. The other noteworthy hole was the 6th where I fluffed (?) a wedge on an extremely short par 3. But then I hit a great pitch to like 10 feet and made the putt to save par, which was quite unexpected.

Re Revots, I used to sometimes shank a shot and literally shank every subsequent shot thereafter, but recently I've been able to get back on track by adding tension to my arms and really slowing down the backswing to make sure I got in a reasonable position, but not necessarily recommending that.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:47 PM   #12010
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41-43-84. 1 birdie, 4 double bogeys. 70.2/125/6000 yards.

Much, much better ball striking. Focused on one thing, keeping my posture ("spine angle" to the magazines) -- I have a nasty habit of straightening up which induces both inconsistency and a hook.

Earned the two doubles on the front, took two to escape a bunker and put a tee ball in the wrong place on the other. Back nine was a little different, had a single join our group halfway through and things immediately went haywire. I know I need to be better at blocking out distractions but when there are multiple things going on simultaneously it's damn hard.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:22 PM   #12011
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41-43-84. 1 birdie, 4 double bogeys. 70.2/125/6000 yards.

Much, much better ball striking. Focused on one thing, keeping my posture ("spine angle" to the magazines) -- I have a nasty habit of straightening up which induces both inconsistency and a hook.

Earned the two doubles on the front, took two to escape a bunker and put a tee ball in the wrong place on the other. Back nine was a little different, had a single join our group halfway through and things immediately went haywire. I know I need to be better at blocking out distractions but when there are multiple things going on simultaneously it's damn hard.
What does 70.2 and 125 mean?

I'm curious if it is a correct interpretation that your straightening up causes you to have to reach at the ball and come too much from the inside and then hooking it. Does that sound right?
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:18 AM   #12012
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What does 70.2 and 125 mean?

I'm curious if it is a correct interpretation that your straightening up causes you to have to reach at the ball and come too much from the inside and then hooking it. Does that sound right?
70.2 is the course rating
125 is the slope

They're used in calculating handicaps but in this case they're also helpful as a shorthand way to describe how difficult (or easy) a course is.

You are probably correct in your interpretation of the swing issue. It also results in more contact out on the toe and presumably the gear effect causes a right to left ball flight.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:27 PM   #12013
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

Saturday: 41 + 42 = 83.

I took a lesson on Thursday, and what I learned was one of my issues is the inverse of the discussion above: I was standing too close to the ball, and was also using too much wrist at the start of my backswing, leading to difficulties in both hitting the clubface square and opening up the club face at impact (despite everything in my setup designed to keep the clubface closed). During the lesson I felt like I was ridiculously far away, but looking in a mirror, I really wasn't. It was uncomfortable, but I saw immediate results with my irons, which carried into Saturday. I haven't hit irons that flush since I can remember. Still having driver issues (slicing/pushing), but the dispersion is much less. I would have scored much better, but they had punched and sanded the greens, and I couldn't get the speed down for the life of me.

Sunday: 40. Quick nine before Easter Brunch. One double, one birdie. Greens had changed just enough to screw up anything I had learned about them the day before. But like I told my playing partner, no point in spending too much time learning these, as they're going to be completely different in a week or two.

Easter Brunch: Really solid spread. I'm trying to lose weight and gain some muscle for the golf game, so I'm back on keto. Thankfully, there were a ton of keto-friendly options, including omelets, meats and cheeses, and beef tenderloin. I was a little sad having to ignore the scotch eggs and monte cristos, though.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:49 PM   #12014
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Oh, one important highlight of the Sunday nine: my wife discovered she actually enjoys riding in the golf cart and playing OFC while I play. Could mean more after-work rounds in my future.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:16 PM   #12015
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Do the fancy courses punch and sand their greens or use some other maintenance method? It's hard for me to imagine a course of the caliber of Augusta having punched and sanded greens a couple of times a year, all the more so if it was a publicly available course and they didn't warn patrons paying a hefty green fee.

My local course recently had this aeration method done and a couple of times recently I heard playing partners complain that they weren't warned, and of course people just complained about how difficult it was to putt on them in general.
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:30 PM   #12016
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1st round coming up tomorrow morning. 9:12 at a course I posted a 79 at last July after a shoulder separation in March/April.

119/68.8

So it's the perfect difficulty for my first outing.

I busted out the hitting mat a few times in the past week. Hit some full 7-P foam balls and did a bunch of chipping with real balls.

Goal: Break 85.
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:40 PM   #12017
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Do the fancy courses punch and sand their greens or use some other maintenance method? It's hard for me to imagine a course of the caliber of Augusta having punched and sanded greens a couple of times a year, all the more so if it was a publicly available course and they didn't warn patrons paying a hefty green fee.

My local course recently had this aeration method done and a couple of times recently I heard playing partners complain that they weren't warned, and of course people just complained about how difficult it was to putt on them in general.
I've never been a member of a SUPER fancy course, but the courses I've been on all punch. It's annoying, but only for a weekend or two. My last two courses all announced aerification days well ahead of time.
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Old 04-06-2021, 04:41 PM   #12018
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Mine get announced several weeks in advance. We have 36 though so they are done 3 weeks apart, that way we will always have nice greens on at least 1 of the courses.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:55 PM   #12019
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1st round coming up tomorrow morning. 9:12 at a course I posted a 79 at last July after a shoulder separation in March/April.

119/68.8

So it's the perfect difficulty for my first outing.

I busted out the hitting mat a few times in the past week. Hit some full 7-P foam balls and did a bunch of chipping with real balls.

Goal: Break 85.
Turns out the course is a Par 70. I shot an 81, so I reached my goal.

1 year ago, I had an arm in a sling from a freak rollerblading injury while riding with my dog who tripped me. 6 months ago, I couldn't skate on ice due to back issues. So, it felt good to walk 18 and complete it.

I did some variable things today. It was kinda chilly (48 and breezy to start and about 58 and nice to finish). Greens were firm, a little baked out, and wind affected putts (downhill downwind especially).

-Popped up my 1st tee shot.
-Lawn Bowled on a couple of holes.
-Drove a Par 4 and only 2-putted for birdie.
-Hit driver really well.
-Wedge play was quite poor.
-Pretty good speed on greens.
-1 3-Putt
-Sank a 35-footer on the Par 3 17th.
-Bogeyed #4-9 and had a sweet up-and-down to save par on 10 to end the bogey train.

All in all, it was a good experience.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:57 PM   #12020
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Donít call it a comeback

Nice work.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:27 AM   #12021
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been out a few times since last posting. some official rounds and some unofficial rounds:

par 34: (48) (46) (?? didnt add up this 9 because i picked up a few putts to stay out of the way and improve pace of play).

par 70: semi official 94(dropped in right rough after not being able to find tee shot that i never saw fly on a par 4, otherwise it was a pretty clean round)

its been between 40 an 55 degrees here so the ball isn't exactly flying far. im about 2 clubs shorter than i was at the end of last summer.

putting has been really fast as courses trimmed the greens but the grass isnt really growing yet. ive hit some greens from 150 yd + and there have been no ball marks to find because the greens are so hard.

highlights: no birdies yet this year (tha fk) but ive been close a few times. have yet to leave a birdie putt short, which is a moral victory for me after last year when this was a serious issue, but this is likely thanks to the fast greens.

9 hole course highlights: hit a driver pretty straight and far right where i was aiming on a par 5 was my best shot with that club so far; it went about 260 i think which im happy with on a 50 degree day. 9 iron 3rd shot on same hole to 10 feet. sweet 6 iron from right rough over a front bunker from 160 to tight right side pin stopped on the fringe behind the hole(was aiming center green and pushed it about 10 paces right). hit the elusive and well guarded par 3 sixth hole from 182 with a 3 iron draw through the chute between the 2 bunkers to about 10 feet. two perfect tee shots on 9 with 3 wood(driver goes thru dogleg right into left rough so i cut 3 wood to center fairway which found the flat spot at the bottom of the hill about 240 yards away(finished with par after 5 iron found fringe from 155 into the wind).


18 hole course highlights: ripped 3 wood draw around the corner and over the hill about 220 yards from the tee box on 4., it ran down the other side of the hill and went about 285 total yards lol. 2 irons off the tee have been flying great with the exception of a couple fat shots. hit one that i think went about 230 with the wind helping. best shot in recent history though came on 420 yard par 4 . i pulled tee shot into left rough(not long yet but not as nice of a lie as fairway provides) and it only went about 180 yards. so i had a tree between myself and the green, that had a large branch hanging over my line, so i had to hit low draw into the wind. chose 2 iron and figured if i duff it at least it will be in fairway if i get the line right. well i made perfect contact and it made it by the tree before climbing high and curving left toward the green . it stopped just on the front fringe.. it was very satisfying.

i did manage 3 pars in a row on the back 9 on tuesday. but you'll notice that i dont have any short game brags. maybe i hit a decent flop shot or two. also i got up and down for par from greenside bunker on tuesday on a par 4. gotta work on short game for sure though.
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:52 PM   #12022
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Morning 9 between errands. Played with 2 guys that were both really slow walkers and pretty bad at golf. They had a cart which seemed to help a little but this time of year they keep carts on the paths. On the par 4 fifth hole I had already putted out when they were just getting to their balls in the bunker. We had fallen behind the group ahead of us by quite a bit, and since the guys I was with had already told me to go ahead if I wanted to, I went on alone.

Didnt add it up. It wasnt a good score but I did get a birdie and had several ok par chances. The birdie was a 18 foot downhill 7 iron chip from the back rough about 4 feet off the green on the par 5(driver, 5 wood, 5 iron). Duffed the next tee shot, but punched through the trees to 160. decent wind left to right and hurting. Drew a nice 5 iron to 15 feet. Missed par. Put 6 iron to 3 feet on par 4 fifth hole. Missed birdie low. Good pitch to back pin after coming up short on par 3 sixth. Missed par. Had 12 feet for par on par 4 eighth. Didnt sink it.

Putting line control has actually improved, but speed control baffles me.
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:58 PM   #12023
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47-52-99

!*(#&$*&@*(&@)*(@&))*$)

WTF

i repeat, for a weekend hack i can stripe irons with the best of them. just soooooooo many strokes thrown away.

back at it next two days.

i did, somehow, bomb a drive 291. also smoked a 6 iron 217 off tee. slightly elevated tee box but nothing crazy. oh i caught all of it.

i've also decided to try to miss putts. i figure i might actually make some that way.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:23 PM   #12024
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First 9* back after hand surgery.

* - Because it was our annual par 3 contest.

Scores went: 6-2-4-3-3-4-3-3-4

Had 2 3-putts. Apparently I didn't know my own strength on the first swing.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:40 PM   #12025
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at least you're playing Scott
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