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



  • ObeeObee ClubWRX  4106WRX Points: 930Handicap: +1Posts: 4,106 ClubWRX
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    30-42. I'll never forget it. Seven Hills Golf Course in Hemet, California many years ago (1995?). Was just coming into my own as a decent am (probably +1ish at the time). Six birdies on the front. Grabbed a bite at the turn with thoughts of "59 IS attainable on this course..."

    And then ... CRASH!!! BURN!!! LOL

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  • balataramabalatarama Members  2WRX Points: 20Handicap: 7Posts: 2 Starters
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    I played a course with a Par 34 front nine and a Par 36 back nine. I shot 42 on the front (just lots of poor shots and putts) and 31 on the back ( 4 pars and 5 birdies ). Admittedly, the back nine had three Par-5's, and two of them are pretty short.

  • FlorisFloris Members  475WRX Points: 39Handicap: 5.2 (EURO)Posts: 475 Greens
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    9 hole course. Two consecutive loops of 9 played. First loop I shot a 49, second loop 38. Maybe not making a 15 on that par5 had something to do with it, but I’m not sure 🤪

    Three OB’s from the teebox, then nestled into a bush (unplayable), into another bush (unplayable again), fluff, chip, two puts.

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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4148WRX Points: 473Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,148 Titanium Tees
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    I just went 47/40 this Sunday. Had a quintuple bogey on a par 4

    I’m sure I’ve had bigger discrepancies......but it’s been a long time.

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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British ColumbiaMembers  302WRX Points: 290Handicap: 13Posts: 302 Greens
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    Wow, that's a mean score there Rain. I respect that you played it out and recorded the 15


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  • bryanwmilburnbryanwmilburn Members  1461WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,461 Platinum Tees
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    36-50 in college. Birdied 9 to get to even and in the hunt. Parred 10, then went double-triple-double-double and everything else was a blur.

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  • gambitgambit Members  4430WRX Points: 252Posts: 4,430 Titanium Tees
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    38/53 a couple months ago...9 over on the last 4 lmao

  • wideright12wideright12 Members  46WRX Points: 13Handicap: 6.2Posts: 46 Bunkers
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    My biggest differential was my first match last year. Shot a 51 on the front and a 1-under 35 on the back. Took the match from 4-down at the turn to a 3&2 win on the match. My opponent looked like he got hit in the face with a fish. Nothing like a good 16 shot differential

  • RedproRedpro Members  1010WRX Points: 103Posts: 1,010 Platinum Tees
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    Eleven shots. 46 front nine, 35 back nine. Difference? Had 8 one-putts in a row on the back.

    Oh, and no penalty strokes (3 on front side) and no three putts (3 on front nine).

    Other than that, they were the same. Ha ha ha ha love this game!

  • JimmyC59JimmyC59 Members  81WRX Points: 76Posts: 81 Fairways
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    40 on the front, 47 on the back. Not a huge difference, but it was the first time I broke 90. Almost choked it away on the back.

    Also the first time I played with a co-worker who was giving me 5 strokes a side.

    "You're four over par and I'm giving you strokes?" Really funny.

  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Rapid City, SDMembers  894WRX Points: 173Handicap: 13.5Posts: 894 Golden Tee
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    I've shot different orders of 38-51 more times than I can count lol. When I started with the 51 it was a joy to rally to break 90, when I started with the 38 I wanted to trade my clubs in for a bowling ball.

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  • FlorisFloris Members  475WRX Points: 39Handicap: 5.2 (EURO)Posts: 475 Greens
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    We where playing a fun round, this was the not so fun part.

    No qualifying here in winter, but I try to record all round I play.

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  • bafana87bafana87 Members  125WRX Points: 45Posts: 125 Fairways
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    first time breaking 90 about 20 years ago, 54-44. Really interesting to read about the stories involving more than a 10 shot swing.

  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members  605WRX Points: 122Handicap: +2Posts: 605 Golden Tee
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    Have gone 40-30 a few times. Also went 42-32 once, made a 12 on the first hole (a par 5), and then went 5 under for the rest of the round. Most disappointing one though was a 30-35. The front side was a par 37, and on the back side I was 4 under through 6 and finished bogey, bogey double :/

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  • Moose712Moose712 Members  5WRX Points: 7Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    Just two days ago, shot 6 under front nine and 3 over back nine


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