1st Bogey Free Round! Who else?

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  • Jacob37Jacob37 Members Posts: 95 ClubWRX
    I’ve came close a few times. But always fall apart
  • golfjulesgolfjules Always striving to get better Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    Congrats!
  • TwoShedsTwoSheds London, EnglandMembers Posts: 41 ✭✭
    I asked all the guys I play with to pick from



    (a) Level par with 5 birdies and 5 bogies



    (b) 18 pars.



    They all chose (a). I'd prefer (b) very day of the week. And, no, I've never done it.
  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,031 ✭✭
    TwoSheds wrote:


    I asked all the guys I play with to pick from



    (a) Level par with 5 birdies and 5 bogies



    (b) 18 pars.



    They all chose (a). I'd prefer (b) very day of the week. And, no, I've never done it.




    How 'bout:



    C. 5 birdies no bogies



    😁
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  • CaddiesFaultCaddiesFault Golf Professional Members Posts: 792 ✭✭
    edited Mar 3, 2019 3:40pm #66
    I have 2 of these in my life and 2 holes in one. They are that rare for me. Big congrats. 95-99% of golfers will never even play 9 holes without a bogey or worse
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  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 657 ✭✭
    Congrats to the OP on the bogey free round, and to your daughter’s success. She has a great swing!



    I’m about 5 years behind you (I’m 46) but we have a roughly similar story. I didn’t start golf until I was 24, and have quit a few times in between and have had 3 knee surgeries that killed 3 seasons for me as well. I was about as bad as you can be when I started, and oddly about 10 years ago when I picked it back up again I was probably worse than when I started. That said, through some instruction and hard work I’ve gotten to an 8. I feel really close to bettering that. I sent my latest swing video to my pro and he couldn’t find anything wrong with it, although I was hitting it really poorly that day. He suggested tempo and grip pressure.



    Anyway, I’d love some tips on avoiding the bogeys or worse. I always say that is what I’m going to do, and I feel like I play conservatively, but doubles and triples kill me. I just shot 79 a few weeks ago with a triple and two doubles, for example. I try to avoid hitting at targets with trouble nearby, and try to shape shots according to the “play” for that hole, but I’ll just sometimes hit really poor shots and then end up with a triple. I had my first snowman in a loooooong time last week...it was one error after the other. Thanks in advance for any tips!
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,031 ✭✭
    LeftDaddy wrote:


    Congrats to the OP on the bogey free round, and to your daughter's success. She has a great swing!



    I'm about 5 years behind you (I'm 46) but we have a roughly similar story. I didn't start golf until I was 24, and have quit a few times in between and have had 3 knee surgeries that killed 3 seasons for me as well. I was about as bad as you can be when I started, and oddly about 10 years ago when I picked it back up again I was probably worse than when I started. That said, through some instruction and hard work I've gotten to an 8. I feel really close to bettering that. I sent my latest swing video to my pro and he couldn't find anything wrong with it, although I was hitting it really poorly that day. He suggested tempo and grip pressure.



    Anyway, I'd love some tips on avoiding the bogeys or worse. I always say that is what I'm going to do, and I feel like I play conservatively, but doubles and triples kill me. I just shot 79 a few weeks ago with a triple and two doubles, for example. I try to avoid hitting at targets with trouble nearby, and try to shape shots according to the "play" for that hole, but I'll just sometimes hit really poor shots and then end up with a triple. I had my first snowman in a loooooong time last week...it was one error after the other. Thanks in advance for any tips!




    So I think the key is to remain aggressive in your mindset in terms of continuing to take it lower, but to be more tactically aggressive in your on-course approach. The easiest way to start making bogies is to start trying to not make bogies. You've got to just visualize good golf shots and keep trying to take it lower, but without taking on unnecessary risks/low percentage gambles. I get far better outcomes when I'm trying to hit a shot versus trying to "not" hit a shot...lol...if that makes any sense? Aggressive swings with full conviction to smart and (relatively) conservative targets works best for me.
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  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 599 ✭✭
    I'd be happy to have a double bogey free round. Congrats.
  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Members Posts: 1,154 ✭✭
    I have done it before, but the way I have been playing the last 9 months it seems like it will never happen again. In the last year, I have gone from a +1.2 to a 3.2, unfortunately everything has gotten worse.



    I drive the ball worse

    I hit irons worse

    I pitch worse

    I chip worse

    I putt worse

    I think worse



    Ultimately, I am in a funk. I am working on my thinking, and just to placate myself I am getting all new to me clubs.



    Driver is here, 3 wood shaft is on the way for a new head. New irons on the way. New putter is here. Now I have to decide on new wedges. I even bought new shoes for once it dries up some in Atlanta. Complete reboot of the game for this year. It can't get any worse. I haven't played a round without at least a double bogey in the last 10 rounds.



    Wow writing the double bogey thing, it really sounds bad. I am currently the GolfWRX version of Smylie Kaufman.
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  • StrömsborgStrömsborg Members Posts: 517 ✭✭
    Did it a couople of years ago, coupled with three birdies for a 69. I have another 69 and a 70 from the back tees as my three best scores ever but the bogey free 69 stands out of course.

    Played perfect golf holes 1-8 but then had to scramble. Got up and down from 80 yards on 10, sank a 25 foot par putt on 10, was in a green bunker on 11 and holed an 8 foot par putt that didn't deserve to go in and had another badly struck par putt tumble into the hole on 12. Then it was smooth sailing again on 13-18. Just missed the 68 on the last green. A day to remember.
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    After how long does being "out of form" turn into "a bad golfer"?
  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UKMembers Posts: 67 ✭✭
    Never a bogey free round but I've come close a few times. I was 16 when I first shot under par (17 years ago) and had a nett 59 off a 10 handicap. I had 4 birdies, eagled the last hole and 3 bogeys thrown in the mix. The old members were less than impressed that a junior entered their competition and came in with a 59 nett.

    My best round was +6 at Royal Birkdale. May not be close to par but given the prestige of the Open venue course it was certainly the hardest to achieve.
  • dwp10mmdwp10mm Members Posts: 243 ✭✭
    Only once and it was only for a 9 hole after work league. 2 birdies, no bogies, 34. I even remember needing a 6 to 8 footer on the last hole to make it happen. This was at least 16 years ago and I haven't come close since. Although I did just have my best 18 hole round ever last week after not touching a club for 6 weeks due to the lousy weather. 81 with my first eagle in over 25 years. Only 3 doubles on that round. To think if I could have turned one of those doubles into a par, I would have broken 80 for the first time ever. My goal this year is to try and play rounds double-free.
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,031 ✭✭
    dwp10mm wrote:


    Only once and it was only for a 9 hole after work league. 2 birdies, no bogies, 34. I even remember needing a 6 to 8 footer on the last hole to make it happen. This was at least 16 years ago and I haven't come close since. Although I did just have my best 18 hole round ever last week after not touching a club for 6 weeks due to the lousy weather. 81 with my first eagle in over 25 years. Only 3 doubles on that round. To think if I could have turned one of those doubles into a par, I would have broken 80 for the first time ever. My goal this year is to try and play rounds double-free.




    Bet you wanted to finish that 9 hole round? 😊
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  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 657 ✭✭
    edited Mar 9, 2019 10:50am #75
    dpb5031 wrote:

    LeftDaddy wrote:


    Congrats to the OP on the bogey free round, and to your daughter's success. She has a great swing!



    I'm about 5 years behind you (I'm 46) but we have a roughly similar story. I didn't start golf until I was 24, and have quit a few times in between and have had 3 knee surgeries that killed 3 seasons for me as well. I was about as bad as you can be when I started, and oddly about 10 years ago when I picked it back up again I was probably worse than when I started. That said, through some instruction and hard work I've gotten to an 8. I feel really close to bettering that. I sent my latest swing video to my pro and he couldn't find anything wrong with it, although I was hitting it really poorly that day. He suggested tempo and grip pressure.



    Anyway, I'd love some tips on avoiding the bogeys or worse. I always say that is what I'm going to do, and I feel like I play conservatively, but doubles and triples kill me. I just shot 79 a few weeks ago with a triple and two doubles, for example. I try to avoid hitting at targets with trouble nearby, and try to shape shots according to the "play" for that hole, but I'll just sometimes hit really poor shots and then end up with a triple. I had my first snowman in a loooooong time last week...it was one error after the other. Thanks in advance for any tips!




    So I think the key is to remain aggressive in your mindset in terms of continuing to take it lower, but to be more tactically aggressive in your on-course approach. The easiest way to start making bogies is to start trying to not make bogies. You've got to just visualize good golf shots and keep trying to take it lower, but without taking on unnecessary risks/low percentage gambles. I get far better outcomes when I'm trying to hit a shot versus trying to "not" hit a shot...lol...if that makes any sense? Aggressive swings with full conviction to smart and (relatively) conservative targets works best for me.




    Thanks for the advice.



    I apparently need some “mental game” help. I decided to try this mentality out a bit the last time I got out. Or better put, I walked onto the first tee deciding that this was a “mental game” practice round. I didn’t have time for 18...just figured I would walk as many as I could until it got dark.



    Anyway, it started poorly and got worse as the round went along. I played 11 holes and was 21 over, including a 12 on a par 5. I didn’t have a single par (but to be fair, on the hole just after the 12, I had a good look at birdie, just missed, and missed the par putt on purpose just to add to the ridiculousness of it all).



    My last couple of times out haven’t been good, so I didn’t expect much. My ballstriking has been terrible. But I thought that a focus on mental game strategies might negate some of the poor ballstriking, or at the very least would allow me to play around it.



    I took conservative lines and targets, and rarely played any full shots because I didn’t trust my swing. It didn’t help any, although I didn’t have any penalty strokes until the par 5, and hadn’t lost a single ball until losing 4 on that hole.



    I’m somewhat convinced that a better mental game approach is the key to my next jump in improvement, but boy do I suck at that part of the game apparently. Or, it could be that no amount of mental game performance can overcome poor ballstriking...



    The par 5 is probably a good “teaching moment “. I had just come off a pretty good hole and actually felt mildly confident for the first time in the round. I made a good decision on the tee about what shot to play but just hit a crappy shot. I reteed and hit a decent shot, hit probably my best shot of the day on my 4th shot, and left myself 95 yards to a challenging pin. I decided to play well right of the hole to avoid the water on the left and front of the pin, but try to use the contours of the green to feed the ball back to the pin. I kinda slice/chunked it into the water. Threw another ball down and aimed well right and chunked it into the water. Finally just bumped one up to the front of the green and left myself about an 80 foot putt and just putted out with my wedge and 3 putted. I would argue that I played the right shot every time up until I lost any concern when I hit the green in 9 and 3 putted. So maybe a better mental game would have turned that 12 into an 11. But I guess this is just a microcosm of my struggle with grasping a better mental game...I’m not convinced that a better mental approach could have avoided the disaster. Sometimes they just happen...I think 🤔
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  • bamagolfbamagolf Members Posts: 165 ✭✭
    Did it once several years ago. 16 pars and 2 birdies for a 70.
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  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members Posts: 478 ✭✭
    Congrats! Have never done it. Have had rounds with no bogeys but a double!
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,031 ✭✭
    b.mattay wrote:


    Congrats! Have never done it. Have had rounds with no bogeys but a double!




    Ha...yea, I know how that one feels...lol. I've done it several times. Started one round at my previous home course with 4 birdies in a row, doubled the 5th, and then the rest pars and one more birdie 😨!
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 6,992 ✭✭
    Shot 69 on a course in Boynton that is now closed.....my friend wasn't having a great round and asked what I shot.....I responded bogey free 69! The amazed look on his face was priceless....
    Really? He questioned me.....I didn't see you doing special.... I then asked him if he saw me in any trouble.....he said out loud " that was a boring round" ....I could only smile
  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers Posts: 650 ✭✭
    Congrats! What a great achievement. Continue to break through that glass ceiling and improve even more!

    Now you need to experience the odd frustration of a bogey-free round... of 18 straight pars... :smile:
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  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members Posts: 1,108 ✭✭

    My lowest is 1 bogey -2 score. Which I guess is better than 18 pars :)

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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,031 ✭✭

    Well, I did it again this past Friday. Hit 15 greens, never sniffed a bogey, but burned edges all day for a 2 under 70. 😊

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  • cheers big earscheers big ears Members Posts: 161 ClubWRX

    A big goal for this year!! Farthest I've made it is 16th.

  • whiteout73whiteout73 Members Posts: 1,020 ✭✭
    edited Mar 26, 2019 7:56pm #84

    I can only think of two bogey-free rounds I've ever shot. There may be others, but they don't spring to mind, so maybe not. The first was the first time ever breaking 70- shot 68, 4 birdies, no bogeys. The only other one I can think of was another 68, when I inexplicably had 34 putts. I was a ballstriking machine that day, but made nothing - It was a par 71 course, and the 3 birdies I made were all par 5's where I reached in two and two-putted.

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  • spartan6910spartan6910 Go Green, Go White! San DiegoMembers Posts: 371 ✭✭

    I've only done it once. And it was in rather spectacular fashion, if I may say so. 0 bogeys en route to my lowest round ever (by 4 shots). I never hit the ball more pure and I never had anything resembling a knee knocker for par. It was just the easiest round I've ever had. I wish they were all like that!

    Congrats, OP!

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