What's more impressive, shooting your age at 65 or 85?

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,253 ClubWRX

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Geez...I'm gonna need to live to 105 to have a chance with this shooting your age thing.




    Well, only a couple more years then!��




    It's Tuesday. We're going to Denny's to celebrate with 2 for 1 brandy manhattan's and the meat loaf platter. How jealous are you?




    4:00? Early bird special, right?




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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,620 ClubWRX
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Geez...I'm gonna need to live to 105 to have a chance with this shooting your age thing.




    Well, only a couple more years then!��




    It's Tuesday. We're going to Denny's to celebrate with 2 for 1 brandy manhattan's and the meat loaf platter. How jealous are you?




    4:00? Early bird special, right?




    We're in line by 3:45. Golden Girls are at 5:30 and Wheel is at 6. Not going to miss that.




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  • IamMarkMacIamMarkMac SF Bay AreaMembers Posts: 583 ✭✭
    65 is harder. No doubt. I bet very few of the those who shot their age at 85 ever came close to 65.
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  • AC168AC168 Members Posts: 828 ✭✭
    65. Though just being able to walk at 85 is pretty impressive.
  • m5powerm5power Members Posts: 875 ✭✭
    65 not even close
  • JohnnyCashForeverJohnnyCashForever Members Posts: 252 ✭✭
    sdandrea wrote:


    One of the guys in my Thursday group shot 2 strokes UNDER is age yesterday. He shot 92. He's unbelievable. What a character and great guy to be around. Navy Vet.



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  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,471 ✭✭
    Good question OP. I think 65 is probably more impressive because I've seen 85 age shooting in person, but never seen a 65 outside of watching a tournament on TV. But I think I'd be happier with an 85. If that was the last thing I did, well, that's ok.
  • vernonvernon Hi! I'm Holly! Members Posts: 1,184 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Geez...I'm gonna need to live to 105 to have a chance with this shooting your age thing.




    Well, only a couple more years then!��




    It's Tuesday. We're going to Denny's to celebrate with 2 for 1 brandy manhattan's and the meat loaf platter. How jealous are you?




    4:00? Early bird special, right?




    We're in line by 3:45. Golden Girls are at 5:30 and Wheel is at 6. Not going to miss that.
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  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,221 ✭✭
    edited Mar 11, 2019 3:03pm #40
    85 doesn't seem a big deal if its in your wheel house.... guy above says 85 year old friend shot that all summer.



    65 is a big deal even if you've done it before.....no one is shooting 65 all summer even if you make a dream team of top 20 PGA players in history and you got to pick who was playin that day!
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    edited Mar 11, 2019 3:36pm #41
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    DavePelz4 wrote:


    Geez...I'm gonna need to live to 105 to have a chance with this shooting your age thing.




    Well, only a couple more years then!��




    It's Tuesday. We're going to Denny's to celebrate with 2 for 1 brandy manhattan's and the meat loaf platter. How jealous are you?




    4:00? Early bird special, right?




    We're in line by 3:45. Golden Girls are at 5:30 and Wheel is at 6. Not going to miss that.




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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,174 ✭✭
    Probably 85 because most US males are lucky to even be alive at 85, let alone able to move their bodies enough to shoot in the 80's, even from senior tees. 65 at 65 is still impressive, but I can easily see a guy like Phil shooting a random 65 some day at that age.
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  • Pooh_BearPooh_Bear Members Posts: 99
    edited Mar 11, 2019 4:43pm #43
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Probably 85 because most US males are lucky to even be alive at 85, let alone able to move their bodies enough to shoot in the 80's, even from senior tees. 65 at 65 is still impressive, but I can easily see a guy like Phil shooting a random 65 some day at that age.




    I mean come on. This isn't a thread about PGA tour guys doing it. You chose phil and he's 48 or 49 so you're predicting in 16 or 17 years he'll be able to rip a 65 off every once in a while. Gary Player is 83 today and that guy will shoot 83 every day of the week and if he's still alive at 85 he'll do it then too. 85 is so much easier it isn't close.
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,608 ✭✭
    Ha. I will be 67 soon. I’ll shoot my age for sure this year.



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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,657 ✭✭
    85 is so much easier it's not funny. 85 is the new 75. I see 80 year olds carrying sometimes!!!



    Even as a barely + college player I never shot 65 in an event or fun round



    Low 80's from short tees is quite doable



    I tell what I was impressed by years back ... a 72 year old playing against me off the front tees and dropping a 71 on me in N. Myrtle Beach. He did admit he was a 1 off the whites before we teed off. I played from 67 or 6800 and my 75 or 76 felt like a 90. This guy never missed a fairway and hit his 7 wood and 9 wood and hybrids like lazers
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,253 ClubWRX
    There's a 75 year old gentleman I get paired up with a couple of times a summer. He regularly shoots in the mid 70's from the blue tees (6.500 yards), hits it in the 250 range off the tee and is the nicest guy imaginable. We played last summer and he shot 73, obviously cleaned my clock, and then he went to the range after the round because he was disappointed in his iron play. Walks every round with a ClicGear.
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,209 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    85 is so much easier it's not funny. 85 is the new 75. I see 80 year olds carrying sometimes!!!



    Even as a barely + college player I never shot 65 in an event or fun round



    Low 80's from short tees is quite doable



    I tell what I was impressed by years back ... a 72 year old playing against me off the front tees and dropping a 71 on me in N. Myrtle Beach. He did admit he was a 1 off the whites before we teed off. I played from 67 or 6800 and my 75 or 76 felt like a 90. This guy never missed a fairway and hit his 7 wood and 9 wood and hybrids like lazers




    i'm not selling my timeshare on "65 is easier" island yet. It's obviously a great score but man, 85 is really getting up there. There's a big difference between 65 and 75, and a bigger one between 75 and 85. Life expectancy in Canada and the US doesn't even come within 3 years of it. I'm sure there are guys doing it but there's also definitely 65 years olds shooting 65



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  • Pooh_BearPooh_Bear Members Posts: 99
    I love the most guys are dead by 85 argument here. No kidding. That wasn't the question. The questions was is it harder to shoot your age at 65 or 85. It goes without question there will be much more 65 year olds than 85's but that wasn't the question. If Jeff from Montreal here is scratch at say 35 years old I'm assuming he will be a very good golfer at 65 still but he isn't shooting 65 at 35 and he **** well isn't shooting it at 65. However if Jeff is still playing golf at 85 and he is still healthy, big ifs, he will be shooting his age. This isn't rocket science it's common sense. If you can't shoot 65 at 25 you're not shooting it at 65 believe me. Shooting 85 is making 5 pars.
  • kyleluteskylelutes Members Posts: 80 ✭✭
    85. Because I'd be happy to be playing period at that age, especially when shooting my age!
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,209 ✭✭
    Pooh_Bear wrote:


    I love the most guys are dead by 85 argument here. No kidding. That wasn't the question. The questions was is it harder to shoot your age at 65 or 85. It goes without question there will be much more 65 year olds than 85's but that wasn't the question. If Jeff from Montreal here is scratch at say 35 years old I'm assuming he will be a very good golfer at 65 still but he isn't shooting 65 at 35 and he **** well isn't shooting it at 65. However if Jeff is still playing golf at 85 and he is still healthy, big ifs, he will be shooting his age. This isn't rocket science it's common sense. If you can't shoot 65 at 25 you're not shooting it at 65 believe me. Shooting 85 is making 5 pars.




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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,173 ✭✭
    One would need an MRI of both golfers to determine which event was most impressive.



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  • Ty_WebbTy_Webb Members Posts: 2,915 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Probably 85 because most US males are lucky to even be alive at 85, let alone able to move their bodies enough to shoot in the 80's, even from senior tees. 65 at 65 is still impressive, but I can easily see a guy like Phil shooting a random 65 some day at that age.




    I like the way you say 65 at 65 is still impressive and then name one of the best players of all time as an example of someone you expect to be able to do it. My expectation is that there are a whole lot more 85 year olds shooting their age than 65 year olds. I know plenty of 80 year olds who play still. I know a few 85 year olds too. Not sure any of them are shooting under their age, but they were never that good to begin with. I would expect most clubs have members who can shoot their age at 85. Very few where 65 year olds do it.
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  • rusty380rusty380 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    edited Mar 13, 2019 10:15am #53
    65 by far.



    I play occasionally with the nicest old gentleman I've ever had the pleasure to meet, he's just about to turn 90 as we are throwing him a surprise party at the clubhouse in a few weeks. He has a medical pass for a buggy over winter periods (UK) as he plays in the sat and sunday comp every week without fail and again in the midweek comp plus a fiddle arranged by the pensioners.



    He plays off 12 and regularly shoots low 80's, maybe he just makes it look that easy for his age it doesn't seem as great as the 65 at 65 does.



    I'd honestly take his putting game if I could, he's like Jack. Holes crazy putts week in week out like it's nothing and never misses a thing sub 6 foot. His short game is bewildering, doesn't look fancy but the things he can do with a bump and run is nothing short of amazing as he's had about 75 years of practice.
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭
    85 is a fine age, should we all be so lucky to play that age
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  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    65. Fairly easy to shoot 85 when you know how to score and you can use half the bag to do it. 
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,335 ✭✭
    larrybud said:
    Saw a really interesting Quora question that I thought I would bring here, because there is no right answer!

    So which is it, 65 or 85?

    I'm going with 85. Counting pros, 65s are shot all the time by the old guys, but 85s aren't. Just considering life expectancy, 56% of 65 year olds die before they are 85.
    65 and as others have mentioned it's not even close.
    And 65s are shot all the time by the old guys ? Really ? Which 65 year old shot 65 ?
    Any 85 year old who was a decent (not a Pro) golfer and is still in any sort of golf shape and playing from the appropriate tees can break 85.

    Z1ggy16 said:
    Probably 85 because most US males are lucky to even be alive at 85, let alone able to move their bodies enough to shoot in the 80's, even from senior tees. 65 at 65 is still impressive, but I can easily see a guy like Phil shooting a random 65 some day at that age.

    The title says "What's more impressive, shooting your age at 65 or 85?"
    I'm guessing he meant golfers that are alive.  
    And see above - know any 65 year olds who HAVE shot 65 ? Names please.





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    Waking up at 85 will be all I need

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  • pheenomz4774pheenomz4774 Members Posts: 894 ✭✭

    If I am 85 and I am able to finish 18 holes of golf I would have had a fantastic life...so if the score also happens to be an 85, then I declare it the winner no matter what.

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  • billh17billh17 just happy to play Members Posts: 2,846 ✭✭

    I would have to say 65. I am 72 and i still haven't moved to the senior tees yet. I just hope to still be playing
    at 85. From the senior tees,i would really think there are a lot of 80 year olds shooting their age.

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  • The Real PacmanThe Real Pacman Members Posts: 77 ✭✭

    Shooting your age at 85 is my vote. If I can play golf at all at 85 I'll be happy

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