Your Best Round Ever....What Stands Out?

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  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,536 ✭✭


    Easy question to answer: Only thought was where I wanted the ball to go. Easy to thought to comprehend but difficult to do...




    exactly what my best round felt like. yesterday, because of this thread, I tried to do the same thing. I kept having swing thoughts creep into my head. I kept stepping back and trying to start again. but same thing kept happening.



    definitely easy to say "do this" but very difficult to execute. at least for me...
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  • ShipwreckShipwreck Members Posts: 3,695 ✭✭
    Yesterday was my best round ever, but ironically not my lowest round. Played Vistoso, which on its own can be somewhat challenging but considering it was a 1-2 club wind (sometimes more) all day, my 77 with 7 birdies was pretty phenomenal. This was with 2 doubles and a triple bogey as well.



    The one thing that stood out actually was just my overall club striking and putting. I was reading the latest fire issue of Golf magazine and they mentioned the 3 different types of power moves, either glider, spinner or launcher, and after doing the little tests they had I found out I am a launcher. So I go to play in our men's club event which is also my first round of our match play event. I get to the range early to practice and focus on using this power move and am achieving really good, consistent results. Okay, lets see how it takes to the course. First hole is a 345 yard hole, I blast driver and have 50 yards to a front pin and almost hole out from there and it just took off from that point.



    I had to be careful though with this move because there were a few times that my upper body would move ahead of the ball leading to some pushes (ergo the doubles and a triple). My putting though was key! I was deadly inside of 10 ft and even made a couple birdies in the 20-30 ft range. The highlight of the whole thing was I found a Taylormade Project A ball and I gotta say, I think I found a new ball lol. I played the last 6 holes with it and birdied 3 of them!
  • 6thFairway6thFairway Posts: 1,820 ✭✭
    jpdx wrote:



    Easy question to answer: Only thought was where I wanted the ball to go. Easy to thought to comprehend but difficult to do...




    exactly what my best round felt like. yesterday, because of this thread, I tried to do the same thing. I kept having swing thoughts creep into my head. I kept stepping back and trying to start again. but same thing kept happening.



    definitely easy to say "do this" but very difficult to execute. at least for me...




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  • RecidivistGOLFERRecidivistGOLFER Members Posts: 340
    I just played one of them last Saturday.



    Most pars of any round I've played in last 2 years.

    Fewer 3 putts.

    Played great on approach.



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  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    I've shot my best score on three different occasions in roughly five years. Once was in a tournament. What I remember the most is absolutely nothing. Everything seemed sublime, like I was simply taking a stroll through the course. I seemed to have a better since of acceptance and felt like I wasn't trying too hard. I just grabbed a club and hit the ball. The putts were simple reads then step up and stroke it. I've tried unsuccessfully to replicate this on just about every outing, obviously without the same amount of success. So it doesn't all click very often but man it's friggin great when it does.
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  • 03SMURF03SMURF Members Posts: 764 ✭✭
    The way I was thinking the day I had my best round ever was very different than any normal or bad round. Tee shots I was just trying to put in good position and didn't care about how far they went or any swing thoughts, just my landing area. Approach shots were similar. I wasn't overthinking the type of shot or spin or anything else really. I just saw the pin and tried hitting the fat part of the green that would leave an uphill putt as close to the pin as possible. The biggest thing that stands out though has to be the confidence I had with my putter (even though my two bogeys came from 3 putting the two par 3's on the back). Other than those two holes, I putted great and had 100% confidence in my stroke while trying to make everything I looked at.



    Many of the great shots and putts I hit that day have been forgotten, but the simplicity of my thoughts and how effortless everything was I'll remember forever.
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  • cradd10cradd10 Members Posts: 1,282 ✭✭
    The thing I remember most about my best round, was my worst swing on #12 that cost me a bogey. Put an awful swing on a hybrid and hooked into hazard. The way I was hitting wedges and putting, if i only hit the FW, it could have been a 2 stroke swing
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    Not being stupid like normal!
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  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Members Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    I play best when I think about score and play conservatively. Once I start trying to 'paint the sky' and start swinging out of my pelt, I'm screwed. As the latter is more fun, that's almost always what happens.
  • StrömsborgStrömsborg Posts: 517 ✭✭
    I remember playing perfect golf and being -2 after eight holes, which I have done dozens of times, I also remember playing the last six holes close to perfect and taking another stroke against par, business as usual.

    What really stands out is that I didn't ruin everything with the unavoidable mid-round dip. I made a series of bad swing on holes 9-12 but with a mix of luck and good short game I saved four pars and kept the bogey-free streak alive.
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  • ZA206ZA206 Members Posts: 620 ✭✭
    My best rounds ever were even par (on about 5 or 6 different courses), but never under par. image/slow_en.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':slow_en:' />



    The reoccurring theme was keeping it in play off the tee and great iron play/striking. I've had several rounds that I was -3 and fell apart on the last three holes and wound up shooting even. I've also had rounds where I should have shot under par, but couldn't make a birdie putt to save my life (like missing 8 or 9 make-able, 10 ft or less birdie putts in a round). It's these rounds which are the soul killer.



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  • FergusonFerguson Executive Member VAMembers Posts: 4,431 ✭✭
    SoloShot84 wrote:

    Ferguson wrote:


    The round seemed to flow like water - fluid. No extra thoughts, there was nothing positive, and nothing negative. Each iron strike had very little sound. It's only happened 3 times in my life. The putts rolled with perfect speed. There was nothing spectacular.



    I recall my mind not get ahead or dwelling on what had already happened.




    this happened for my best round too. think I was really zoned in for each shot. no distraction. no extra thought. minimum chat with playing partner. I think my body condition was perfect to click my swing together effortlessly. hit almost all Fairways and greens. shot 10 in front but I don't remember front 9 because shot 4 in back 9.



    don't really remember the play since I really was zoned and did not give any thoughts on how I already played out.



    p.s: just checked the stats back and it was 57% FIR and 39% GIR and only 3 3-putt with 37 putts total.








    Each of those 3 rounds were on vacations or holidays. No thoughts about work to cloud the head.



    Work needs to go!
  • EKELLYEKELLY Posts: 2,593 ✭✭
    For me, being in the zone is kinda like waking up after the last putt on 18, and being disappointed that you're finished!....I've had that happen numerous times......
  • DomenicC36DomenicC36 Posts: 133 ✭✭
    I remember not compounding my mistakes.
  • Cash24Cash24 Powerfade Master Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    tempo was good, not trying to overpower shots and confidence and trusting my reads and putts. Also, not looking at my score until the end. Played my game instead of playing the competition.
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  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker Members Posts: 5,094 ✭✭
    Felt like I was on autopilot. Almost like an out of body experience watching someone else play.
  • RickKimbrellRickKimbrell Members Posts: 1,437 ✭✭
    edited Jun 19, 2017 #78
    Shot 68 (par 71) on a course I had never seen before. For a 9 handicap...that was pretty good. Definitely hit some ugly shots but what stands out the most is that I had 2 chip in eagles.
  • TD1138-215TD1138-215 Members Posts: 11
    After 3 weekends of flirting with breaking 80 (81, 80, 81), finally got the job done. Most memorable part was the par 5, 18th hole. Good drive then instead of hitting a 3-Wood and ending up behind tree, hit 7-iron to a great lie. Third shot, absolutely flushed another 7-iron onto the green to about 4 feet (i can still see the ball flight in my mind). Sank the birdie putt, added up my round and wrote down 77 on the scorecard. Let me tell you, a walk-off birdie to card a 77 is about as intoxicating as any drug I know (and I know a few from my adventurous college days).
  • scooterboy59scooterboy59 Posts: 977 ✭✭
    I felt like nothing could go wrong. I just hit the ball and it was always at the hole and never thought of anything else except to make birdies or eagles.
  • I shot my career round last week. It was so good that I KNOW that I will never match it.



    What stood out the most was that I never doubted myself. When the birdies started adding up I just laughed. On the 17th green I sank a 30 footer with 15-20 feet of break and I just laughed.



    I didn't hit my driver that much better than normal. I didn't hit my irons that much better than normal- I did putt better than normal. My mindset was GO LOW.
  • KCCOKCCO Members Posts: 1,870 ✭✭
    edited Jun 25, 2017 #82
    The score was nice 71, but more importantly it showed me how important taking the second shot from fairway is; and being able to consistently play 3wood/hy/long irons and get there in two. This is the only way (for me) to score well by taking advantage of par 5's, have scorecard, but not right next to me, don't remember how many birdies on par 3, but a bogey on a 3 is as detrimental as not making birdie on a 5 if trying to get your lowest. As always short game is so important, but being able to get everything meshing consistently will keep scores low for those days out enjoying.



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  • SpicoliSpicoli Posts: 327 ✭✭
    No doubles, no penalties, no three putts.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    TD1138-215 wrote:


    After 3 weekends of flirting with breaking 80 (81, 80, 81), finally got the job done. Most memorable part was the par 5, 18th hole. Good drive then instead of hitting a 3-Wood and ending up behind tree, hit 7-iron to a great lie. Third shot, absolutely flushed another 7-iron onto the green to about 4 feet (i can still see the ball flight in my mind). Sank the birdie putt, added up my round and wrote down 77 on the scorecard. Let me tell you, a walk-off birdie to card a 77 is about as intoxicating as any drug I know (and I know a few from my adventurous college days).




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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 5,967 ✭✭
    The funny thing is that my best round was pretty unremarkable and easily forgettable. I was hitting fairways. When i wasnt hitting fairways I wasnt missing by much. When i missed by alot i was able to punch out to leave myself a decent 3rd shot. My chipping was pretty good and my putting was ok. The biggest thing for me was that i didnt have any big blowup holes (which is **** near impossible for me at this point). I didnt have any double bogeys. I had 2 birdies (which was a record for me at the time). I just had a long run of unremarkable pars. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Granted. My best score ever is an 82. So I'm not shooting the wings off a fly like some of you boys. But it is my best round and one I'm still proud of.
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  • My ball striking was insane good with two exceptions. I hit a hook with driver that hit a rock and came back into the middle of the fairway. And I thinned the heck out of a wedge and hit a bullet that was heading to purgatory, until it hit a tree behind the green and bounced back to inside of 10ft. it was just one of those days.
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    My ball striking was insane good with two exceptions. I hit a hook with driver that hit a rock and came back into the middle of the fairway. And I thinned the heck out of a wedge and hit a bullet that was heading to purgatory, until it hit a tree behind the green and bounced back to inside of 10ft. it was just one of those days.




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  • mosesgolfmosesgolf Members Posts: 6,833 ✭✭
    edited Jun 28, 2017 #89
    My best rounds have always involved lights out putting. I once had a round where I had 20 putts and shot even par hitting the ball like donkey doo doo. And shot 7 under with 25 putts hitting great shots for most of the round. Just as you have rounds where almost nothing goes right you also get one of those rounds where almost everything goes your way. Too bad that ratio is like 50-1. LOL.
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    My best was 20 years ago, but what stands out that day was 2 things. The way I felt stood over putts and how well I lobbed with my mizzy 60. Felt like I was gonna can everything from any distance and I must have got up and down with 60 about 6 times.
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  • thebadbaronthebadbaron Clemson Tigers Members Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Putting lights out. Anything inside 50 feet was going in.
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