Scratch golf

What does it really take to play scratch golf? Do I really need 300 yard drives? How often should I be getting up and down? How many putts should I take for how many greens? How many greens?



Just give me a general idea about what it takes minimum to be a scratch player. I'm a 6 right now, would love to be scratch by next year.
"I have one brief comment today, and there is no chance, we're all human beings here, and there's no chance humanly possible that Tiger woods isn't hurting his back with a swing like that...no way."--Colin Montgomerie

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 17,933 ClubWRX
    Nice try Harley.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,550 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Nice try Harley.




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  • royourboatroyourboat Members Posts: 462 ✭✭


    What does it really take to play scratch golf? Do I really need 300 yard drives? How often should I be getting up and down? How many putts should I take for how many greens? How many greens?



    Just give me a general idea about what it takes minimum to be a scratch player. I'm a 6 right now, would love to be scratch by next year.




    http://www.golfwrx.com/378994/where-is-your-game-on-golfs-seesaw/
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    Still need some more, but it's pretty likely I'll come. Just don't know when yet.
  • 27x10.527x10.5 Members Posts: 972 ✭✭
    You can just enter a bunch of low rounds and be scratch in 2 weeks
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,550 ✭✭
    27x10.5 wrote:


    You can just enter a bunch of low rounds and be scratch in 2 weeks




    Funniest post I've seen in a while.
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  • N0rs3manN0rs3man Members Posts: 40 ✭✭
    probably depends on the course distance as well. If you make 0 mistakes and drive the ball 240 followed up with a 3w @ 210 then basically you wont be able to reliably make par on any par 4s over 450 yards and thats if your 3w hits front edge of green and doesnt roll off. If your average par 4 is 420 and no longer than 450 then then 240 drive followed up by a 180 iron is doable but still pretty tough. You have to be exponentially better to make birdies from 180 than you do from 100yds. Thats why driving it 320 makes the rest of the game alot easier.

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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,816 ✭✭
    N0rs3man wrote:


    probably depends on the course distance as well. If you make 0 mistakes and drive the ball 240 followed up with a 3w @ 210 then basically you wont be able to reliably make par on any par 4s over 450 yards and thats if your 3w hits front edge of green and doesnt roll off. If your average par 4 is 420 and no longer than 450 then then 240 drive followed up by a 180 iron is doable but still pretty tough. You have to be exponentially better to make birdies from 180 than you do from 100yds. Thats why driving it 320 makes the rest of the game alot easier.




    Except that the course rating and slope go up as courses get longer so you can shoot higher scores and still be a scratch golfer. On courses that have par 4s over 450 you don’t need many birdies and just have to shoot mid 70s to be a scratch golfer.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 17,933 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 16, 2018 #9
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Nice try Harley.




    If there's a story to be told by all means....




    He just needs to play aggressive, lol. http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1629752-ultra-conservative-mindset-costing-me-10-or-more-strokes/



    Just one of many.
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,550 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Nice try Harley.




    If there's a story to be told by all means....




    He just needs to play conservative, lol. http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1629752-ultra-conservative-mindset-costing-me-10-or-more-strokes/



    Just one of many.




    I remember now! Thanks Hawk
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 17,933 ClubWRX
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Nice try Harley.




    If there's a story to be told by all means....




    He just needs to play conservative, lol. http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1629752-ultra-conservative-mindset-costing-me-10-or-more-strokes/



    Just one of many.




    I remember now! Thanks Hawk




    LOL, had to edit. He confuses me.



    Lots of good threads on here about what it really takes to get to scratch and easy to find. But averaging 85 strokes a round and honestly thinking you are getting there in a year (with all the other stuff he puts out, lol), you know he's not serious and just trolling again.

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