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Old 07-16-2021, 01:39 PM   #12376
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

Played in a little charity thing today was pretty fun. Forest Course a lot of bare lies which really didn't go down with me. Don't think I've bladed that many wedges ever.

Didn't really hit the ball that great if I'm honest. Got it round in 92 (49-43) as predicted a longer course is just going to eat me up.

They didn't put the pins in the most generous places either and the greens were pretty rapid. I remember 1 of the holes I had like 20 feet literally tapped it thought it was good lipped out and went to like 15 feet, Saying that though I had 33 putts and 3 put 1 hole so not all bad.


Got 2nd in the Stableford lost by 1 point won a shirt which is too big for me lol... Good day though got to play with people I wouldn't usually would and was really fun.


Overall not my type of course maybe its the time of the year but you have to pitch everything short and a lot of bump and runs into the greens.
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:04 PM   #12377
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tomorrow: taking a client to Niagara Falls CC.
saturday: no golf, going to Blue Jays game
sunday: my home course (Gowanda CC)
monday: work outing, scramble at Niagara Frontier CC.

summary/highlight: I don't have to go to work until tuesday
Niagara Falls CC: 100 (par 70). i was absolutely awful. nothing else to say.
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Old 07-17-2021, 03:21 PM   #12378
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38-40-78. No birdies, 1 double bogey. 68.1/116/6000 yards

Played a pretty open course with not a lot of elevation change. Rough was thick, greens rolled pretty well but were not super fast. A good course to score on. Pretty unusual round that I didn't hit any 3h or 4h shots -- hit a couple 3w on par 5s but otherwise the longest club I hit was a 5h. Instead I got a lot of wedge practice. Pretty much every shot I dropped was the direct result of short game FAIL. The full wedges were fine, the pitches and sand shots were awful.
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:01 PM   #12379
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

38-37-75

3 birdies, no doubles

Only 25 putts. Never track this but we were playing snake game where a 3-putt adds $1 to the pot. My 25 took the pot. I did have a lot of putts from the fringe that helped.

Was +1 thru 12 and I was 10 feet off the green in 2 on par 5 13th, made par. Then had a Will Z-like miss from 10 feet where i missed it wide by 2 feet on the next hole. Then make terrible bogeys on 15 and 16.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:17 AM   #12380
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

Guy I took to the Charity event in my car and played with tested positive for Covid, So no golf for me for 10 days. I tested negative but better to be safe.

I must say he didn't look great whilst we were playing. It was extremely hot and the course we played was pretty open so couldn't even get in the shade if we wanted to, I put it down to the heat and his allergies at the time and it's crazy I didn't even see him take any fluids whilst playing.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:37 PM   #12381
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D'oh, stay healthy.

35-46-81

2 birdies, 4 doubles

Just a ****ing disaster once I made the turn.
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Old 07-18-2021, 09:31 PM   #12382
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43-44-87. No birdies, 3 doubles.

My short game is just straight up embarrassing right now.
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:48 AM   #12383
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Home course Gowanda yesterday. 50-46-96.

I absolutely can't putt. Chipping is "getting there" but still not great. And then my partner is chiming in with unsolicited advice after I hit a bad chip.

I literally could not chip two years ago. I have improved a TON. And then he's chirping at how long my swing is on chips. Shut up.
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:33 PM   #12384
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Unsolicited advice on how to deal with it as I play with a few guys who like to make comments on others swings/technique. And as someone who comes in and out of driving it like a 24 handicap when playing to a 10 it can infuriating.

"Yeah I'm working on xxxx (chipping in your case) with my instructor. Trying to keep my mind quiet while I play so no need for any additional thoughts at this time". Usually gets them to knock it off
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:25 PM   #12385
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Re: What'd You Shoot Today? (Golf BBV Thread)

Saturday: 42-42 = 84.

Started with a triple with compounding errors. Clipped a tree on my drive and couldn't get to green, super flubbed my pitch, picked the wrong club for a bump and run leaving me well short, bad putting....blargh. Finished the front with a lost-ball double, four pars, two bogeys, and a birdie. Backside I started with three pars before going bogey-bogey-bogey-double (with the final bogey and the double on holes where I usually par); snuck a par in before bogeying the last.

Sunday: 40-42 = 82

Started off hot (for me), pars on the first three holes (#2 is a usual par, but ##1 and 3 give me trouble) before bogeying a par 3 (not unusual, it's long with a very tough green) and a bad bogey on an easy par 4. Another bad bogey on #9, an easy-ish par 5. Things were clicking on the back until a triple on #14 when my drive ended up in a bad divot in the middle of the fairway and I ended up in trouble.


Played with "Comments on Everything" guy again. Despite being an 18 handicap, thinks that everyone wants his read on every putt and opinion on every shot, before and after you hit it. Nice guy, truly, but very annoying.....
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:14 PM   #12386
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Played work scramble on a tough hilly course today. Due to circumstances we were a threesome. We shot +1 but bogeyed 2 of first 6 holes where we weren't taking an extra shot. some official told us we should be doing that so we did after that. i mean maybe we could have finished -1? yippie.

After each hole our playing partner would just shoot to the next tee box. There was a mixup and we ended getting to a tee box well after him. We ask if we can hit. Again, hilly course and you often had to drive up to make sure it's clear. he says "yeah i think so." I ask "yes" or "you think so"? He says yes. We drive right into the group in front of us. Idiot.
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Old 07-20-2021, 10:11 AM   #12387
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36-38-74

1 birdie, 3 bogeys

The most boring, but good, round ever. Bogeys were missing the green on 183y par 3, putting from off the green on a hole and blowing it way past, and hitting 3 wood off of a par 5 cause i was gonna lay up, then decide I can't lay up when I'm 240y out and hit it in the water.
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Old 07-20-2021, 02:20 PM   #12388
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1 birdie, 3 bogeys

The most boring, but good, round ever. Bogeys were missing the green on 183y par 3, putting from off the green on a hole and blowing it way past, and hitting 3 wood off of a par 5 cause i was gonna lay up, then decide I can't lay up when I'm 240y out and hit it in the water.
Boring rounds are my favorite rounds; a bunch of pars and no doubles (or higher) makes me feel like things are going right.
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:36 PM   #12389
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42 (par 35). 1 birdie, 1 double bogey, 1 quadruple bogey.

I need a lobotomy.

After a really solid par on #1 the wind grabbed my approach on #2 and dumped it into the greenside bunker. It's not a difficult bunker - I'm a few feet from the lip and the lip is only a couple feet so it's not a deep one. There is perfectly good sand in it. I have about 10 or 12 yards to the pin. The green is pretty flat. Nothing challenging.

So of course I blade it, just like I've bladed my last dozen sand shots. This one was particularly impressive because it had lots of height to it, it wasn't a line drive. It was just flushed. I-can't-hit-it-that-good-from-the-fairway flushed. A good fifty yards over the green and now I have a 20 foot evergreen that's kinda in the way. Two poor pitches and three putts later I have a fine quad.

So in my last three rounds I have bladed sand shots into an orchard, a wetland, a pine forest and this one was a couple yards short of a cornfield.

Head case.
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:18 PM   #12390
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74 (+2) which is a full 5 strokes better than I’ve ever shot in my life. I don’t know what got into me today, but it was glorious. Was actually -1 standing on 17 tee and then nerves just took over on the last two holes.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:41 PM   #12391
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very nice
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:04 PM   #12392
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Very nice congrats
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:12 PM   #12393
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nice work Soul! curious to hear what happened on the last two to go +3
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:15 PM   #12394
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nice work Soul! curious to hear what happened on the last two to go +3
Thanks! I live in the low to mid 80s, so a two hole stretch where Iím +3 is strongly within my range of outcomes.

But yeah, I just got quick in my swing on both tee shots and put myself in rough spots. On 17 I pretty much snap-hooked it left into the really thick stuff and had to take my medicine. Then my 3rd was just a terribly struck 9 iron that missed the green by 15 yards. Nearly made a 20 footer to save bogey, but it wasnít meant to be. On 18 another snap hook into a fairway bunker, which is generally a doomsday scenario for me. Driver had been automatic all day until it wasnít.
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:52 PM   #12395
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sounds like you tried to rush the happy ending instead of being patient and letting it come to you (as we all should).
congrats again on the low round, and i look forward to your future posts when shooting in the low 70's becomes a ho-hum thing.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:50 PM   #12396
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Yeah so filthy congrats!

I hit it great off the tee today and man is the game easier and more enjoyable when you can drive it decent to good.

40-42 82 (9.8 diff) and it felt like as high as I cold have shot. Only one-putt was a tap in for double bogie. 10 fairways, 11 greens, 35 putts. No birdies, 4 bogies 3 doubles

Irons mostly decent. Chipping meh. Putting bad but serviceable. Two putted a few long lag putts but missed from 3 feet twice. Once for birdie and those suck. No 3 putts is also good.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:41 AM   #12397
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Nice round soul, every once in a while everything just clicks!

38-38-76

15 pars, 2 bogeys, 1 double

Played the tips today at 6614y 73.0/147

Was really comfortable from back there today. Never hit anything more than 3 wood and the longest iron I had into any par 4 was 7. The double was on the 16 handicap hole. Clipped a branch coming off of the tee and lost enough steam to have it drop in the water so I had to drop at the front of the tee markers hitting 3.

Figured out I was strangling my putter something fierce. Loosening it up a lot made a world of difference. Didn't make anything today but I was more confident and burned a lot of edges.
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74 (+2) which is a full 5 strokes better than Iíve ever shot in my life. I donít know what got into me today, but it was glorious. Was actually -1 standing on 17 tee and then nerves just took over on the last two holes.
Very cool, congrats. What's your handicap? Sounds like we're in the same range (although I can shoot in the mid-to-upper 80s and it doesn't surprise me). Can't say I feel like I can go "shooting par" low, but definitely feel like magic could strike and 74 or 75 could happen.


Monthly Stag: 39-41 = 80.

Started on hole 8 with an easy par, then shanked my drive 20 yards into the thick stuff on the easy par 5 ninth. Somehow managed to have 8 footer for par, but missed. Another SHANK on the par 3 tenth, then to a trap, ending with a double.

Very much righted the ship after that. I feel really comfortable hitting the ball these days, and my putting, which has always been decent, has improved and helped me shave strokes. I've never had a problem 3-putting, but I've started being more confident in my rides and committing to mid-range putts, and they're falling. Another aspect of my game that's helping me improve is I've finally developed a wind ball. My "stock" drive is usually a little high with a fade bordering on slice, and for the longest time I couldn't do anything but that into the wind, resulting in ballooning, slicing, short shots. It's not a pretty set up, but I've found by moving the ball back slightly rear of center and cocking the shaft forward, I have a very consistent low ball flight that cuts through. Huge on my course, where it is ALWAYS windy.

Feeling confident overall. Ignoring my two "away" rounds, I haven't shot over 84 in my last ten rounds, and I feel like most of my bad holes are course management mistakes I can continue to work on.
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Very cool, congrats. What's your handicap? Sounds like we're in the same range (although I can shoot in the mid-to-upper 80s and it doesn't surprise me). Can't say I feel like I can go "shooting par" low, but definitely feel like magic could strike and 74 or 75 could happen.
Thanks man! Sounds about right. My handicap generally hovers around 9. I can definitely reach the high 80s or low 90s on a tight or unforgiving course. Shot 89 at Victoria National last week and I actually thought I played pretty well that day! Can’t say that I thought yesterday was possible.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:28 PM   #12400
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41-41-82. 2 birdies, 3 double bogeys.

Other than the consecutive doubles on 9, 10 and 11 (water ball, awful 3 putt, lost ball in a tree) a very satisfactory round. Driver wasn't good, but a very fine iron day and for once my chipping was good with only one awful chip - and that one only cost me a tap in bogey. Putting was even pretty good, though I did have a couple short ones that jumped sideways off the putter.

Only was in one greenside bunker and I got out successfully for a par. Worth celebrating.
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