What is your biggest difference in 9 hole score during a 18 hole round? Tale of two nines

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  • azkaevolutionazkaevolution  792WRX Points: 56Members Posts: 792 Golden Tee
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    i've gone 58-40 on a par 70 course when actually counting strokes. at best, i'm a bogey golfer. at worst...well...i stop counting and just try to enjoy the day.
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  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy  99WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 99 Fairways
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    I'm notorious for this kind of thing. Wish I could put together a whole round just ONCE lol. My most, let's call it "bipolar", round was just that. Shot 47 on the front and 36 on the back. I found magic with my putter(or luck) on the back 9. Made several putts around 15 feet or more to save par. What surprised me so much about it is I'm the type that if I start blowing up, especially early in a round, I get in my own head and basically just stop keeping score and give up. Even though this was far from my best round score wise, I still consider it one of my best rounds or best because it taught me one bad hole doesn't mean your round is dead. My mental game still isn't flawless but it's much better ever since that day.
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  • FuliopedFulioped  46WRX Points: 32Handicap: 10Members Posts: 46 Bunkers
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    Front 9 is always a killer for me. Need warm ups
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  • JohnnyCashForeverJohnnyCashForever In a big country, dreams stay with you PA 416WRX Points: 350Members Posts: 416 Greens
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    Th biggest differential between front and back usually occurs when the front 9 is friendly and the back 9 has a wager on it. Amazing things (good and bad) happen on the back 9.
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  • the bishopthe bishop  3786WRX Points: 793Members Posts: 3,786 Titanium Tees
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    51-38. Broke 90!
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  • Tcann32Tcann32  3527WRX Points: 4Handicap: 5Members Posts: 3,527 Titanium Tees
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    I had a 14 stroke difference and went 51-37. Normally it’s the other way around for most people, but I almost always play as good or better on the back side on a good day.



    To shoot 51, I was completely out of whack and felt like I couldn’t even hit the ball. Then I birdied the 9th hole and something clearly “clicked” on that hole, and it was pretty much lights out (for a 5 hcp) from there.
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  • zebra2955zebra2955  661WRX Points: 76Handicap: 12.8Members Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    Done a couple of 48-36, on the same course. But that's my typical Jeckle and Hyde golfing. which is better then Jeckle and Hyde from one hole to the next.
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  • Zz24hoursZz24hours  117WRX Points: 75Handicap: 10.1Members Posts: 117 Fairways
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    14 shot diff

    front 47, 3 bogeys, 2 doubles, 1 quad

    back 33, 5 birdies, 1 double



    2 weeks later shot 9 diff, maybe not so big a difference, but

    front 36, 5 birdies 2 bogeys, 1 triple

    back 45, 5 bogeys, 2 doubles



    ... still havent broken 80
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  • TBD203TBD203  506WRX Points: 63Handicap: 10.1Members Posts: 506 Golden Tee
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    Zz24hours wrote:


    14 shot diff

    front 47, 3 bogeys, 2 doubles, 1 quad

    back 33, 5 birdies, 1 double



    2 weeks later shot 9 diff, maybe not so big a difference, but

    front 36, 5 birdies 2 bogeys, 1 triple

    back 45, 5 bogeys, 2 doubles



    ... still havent broken 80




    I did this last year - shot 35/45 at my home course. Absolutely killed me as I also had not broken through. Finally got that sweet sweet 76 this year!
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  • leopoldstotchleopoldstotch  356WRX Points: 3Handicap: 21Members Posts: 356 Bunkers
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    42 and 55,



    I thought i was going to go pro
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  • Zz24hoursZz24hours  117WRX Points: 75Handicap: 10.1Members Posts: 117 Fairways
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    TBD203 wrote:

    Zz24hours wrote:


    14 shot diff

    front 47, 3 bogeys, 2 doubles, 1 quad

    back 33, 5 birdies, 1 double



    2 weeks later shot 9 diff, maybe not so big a difference, but

    front 36, 5 birdies 2 bogeys, 1 triple

    back 45, 5 bogeys, 2 doubles



    ... still havent broken 80




    I did this last year - shot 35/45 at my home course. Absolutely killed me as I also had not broken through. Finally got that sweet sweet 76 this year!




    Its ridicolous image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> ben hovering around it for 3 seasons
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  • McgeenoMcgeeno  2165WRX Points: 291Handicap: 1.9Members Posts: 2,165 Platinum Tees
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    I went 45-36 in a tournament once many years ago.



    I also went 41-33 literally a month ago in our club championship second round.



    I'm not the hottest starter apparently lol.
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  • jamgamjamgam  122WRX Points: 47Handicap: 10ClubWRX Posts: 122 Fairways
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    39 on the front, 53 on the back today. With a whopping 11 on the par 5 13th (5 penalty shots on the same hole)



    I haven't gone over 90 in a while but I couldn't hit the middle of the club today, terrible
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  • senatornewsomesenatornewsome  18WRX Points: 5Handicap: 6.3Members Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    for me it was 37-42 my senior year of high school and I missed a 10-man playoff to go to on to sectionals by one stroke....
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  • Kookaburra1966Kookaburra1966  27WRX Points: 25Handicap: 14Members Posts: 27 Bunkers
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    39-60.



    To make matters worse, it was a shotgun start off 14, so that 60 was actually book-ending a career front 9. First round back after neck fusion surgery. I was so far out of the money coming off 18 I really didn't care what happened from that point, but oh! the pressure coming up 13 to avoid triple digits ...
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  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 8836WRX Points: 2,510Members Posts: 8,836 Titanium Tees
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    Two bad ones this season



    39-54

    37-46
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  • macedanmacedan  418WRX Points: 129Handicap: 18Members Posts: 418 Greens
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    I sometimes break 90. I started off hot playing with my dad and brother this weekend with a 41 (+5) on the back 9 (personal best 9 hole) with some mean wind. I carried that confidence over with a 50 (+14) on the front.
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  • DeeBee30DeeBee30 Chicago area 516WRX Points: 159Handicap: 10.0Members Posts: 516 Golden Tee
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    37-52 on a par 72 when I was about a 16 index. Me at the turn: "this is going to be my best round ever". Me at the 19th hole: "WTF happened?"



    That was the day I stopped counting my score during the round. I couldn't stop thinking about the score I *could* shoot and pressed on every hole during the back 9.
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  • Oliver KlozoffOliver Klozoff  271WRX Points: 113Members Posts: 271 Greens
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    U.S Open Sectional qualifier about 25 years ago .... 30 + 46 = 76. Major choke job, and it didn't get better in my second round.
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve  2643WRX Points: 506Handicap: 11Members Posts: 2,643 Titanium Tees
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    36, 47 today.......................good grief what an epic meltdown. Golf hates us.
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  • golfinchefgolfinchef  15WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    Today I shot a 37 on the front. Left an eagle put 2 inches short or I would have shot even on the front. And 44 on the back.
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  • Rosco1216Rosco1216  3112WRX Points: 267Members Posts: 3,112 Titanium Tees
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    43-32 on par 72 6900.
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  • bsawhneybsawhney  331WRX Points: 54Handicap: 16Members Posts: 331 Greens
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    weekend tournament ... 38 and 48 for an 86



    What a schizophrenic round ... there were 5 birdies in there including a quad and quintuple bogey as well ...
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  • Benno777Benno777  2WRX Points: 0Handicap: 28Members Posts: 2
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    62-49.

    Just started playing in July and still trying to break 100. The 49 on the last 9 hole I play tells me it’s coming soon
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  • RuffingItRuffingIt  171WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 171 Fairways
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    48 front, 39 back on a new course to me.



    trying to kick the cigarette habit while playing. Told myself i wouldn't smoke before my round started. Brought some snacks to substitute, didn't help. Started seeing red from one bad swing after another. If my friends took videos of my outbursts, it would probably become a meme on social media. The start of the back 9 didn't look much better, so i folded and bummed a cigarette from a friend on the back 9, and rattled off 6 pars in a row coming in.



    may or may not point to smoking for bad play, but still...I need to find healthier vice while I'm out on the course.
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  • ogcogc  38WRX Points: 37Handicap: 15.3Members Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    Shoulda played the front again and acted like I started on the back. This was about 3 years ago so I'm not sure about hitting every fairway on the back, but the putts must be right as the app defaults to 2. I remember it being a cold Nov morning so my excuse at the time was it too me 9 holes to warm up.



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  • BNGLBNGL Jupiter, Florida 1856WRX Points: 535Unregistered Posts: 1,856 Platinum Tees
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    I went 38-30 in a Florida Elite tournament at West Orange CC. Just didn’t get off to a great start parred one bogeyed two parred three (one and three are driver irons par 5s for me) -all pars then bogeyed 9. Birdied 10, 12, eagled 13, birdied 14, 16, 17 doubled 18 (was played as a par 4) so it could have been 38-28 or even 27 on the back...just keeps me hungry and practicing more. No difference in play or ball striking or even putting the ball just went in the hole only hit one shot “tight” the eagle on thirteen I hit an 8 from 183 to four feet and a wedge on 17 to an inch. All others were 10-12 feet.
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  • elwhippyelwhippy  3373WRX Points: 334Members Posts: 3,373 Titanium Tees
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    34 out with a lost ball to boot....43 back with same ball. Golf can be a tad confusing at times.
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  • chriswrightstuffchriswrightstuff UK 387WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 387 Greens
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    My biggest difference in a meaningful round was 42 (+7), 32 (-3). I definitely did it the right way around, I'd have been p*ssed if i shot 32, 42!
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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now) 4084WRX Points: 422Handicap: 8.2Members Posts: 4,084 Titanium Tees
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    My golf has been a tale of 2 9's as of late

    36-44, 45(!)-36 and so on. I've been fighting a tight back and a lack of sleep.

    But for the past year I've been really struggle to finish rounds in general.

    It'll eventually sort itself out......
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