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Golf is fickle

 Lefty96 ·  
Lefty96Lefty96 Members  243WRX Points: 173Posts: 243 Fairways
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A month ago I was playing the best golf I ever have, shooting right around par with even one round getting under. Then out of nowhere I dove headfirst into a fit of the shanks. Not a usually miss for me, but boy did I groove it in. Golf was very quickly a whole lot less fun when I was shanking close to 10 times in a round and shooting above 90.

Two days ago I found a fix that seemed to work and I ground it out on the range, and then worked for a couple hours on my short game. Played yesterday and shot 1 over without a shank in the round. Golf is just a fickle beast.

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  • dayvei214dayvei214 Members  152WRX Points: 47Posts: 152 Fairways
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    I hate this game in a loving kinda way...

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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods  8988WRX Points: 333Handicap: lowPosts: 8,988 ClubWRX
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    Penthouse to outhouse from one round to the next. That's golf. She's a fickle mistress.

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  • BrennanfBrennanf Members  93WRX Points: 33Posts: 93 Fairways
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    I think that's why we play. It can go wrong at any time, but also go right too

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  • msgmsg Members  433WRX Points: 120Handicap: 8Posts: 433 Greens
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    I joined a local muni tournament which was scheduled for two weekends. One to qualify and another for the finals.

    Shot in the high 70's last weekend and qualified for the grand finals. Shot 78 yesterday. Greens for the last two weeks have been rolled and rolling true and pin placements have been crazy.

    Shot 85 today with a 10 on a par 5 after doing a Kevin Na at a waterless water hazard. Three birdies and 6 x three putts. All confidence is lost. lol

    Yes, golf is a fickle sport. Nothing is set.

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  • HonestPlayerHonestPlayer Members  264WRX Points: 97Posts: 264 Greens
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    You are possibly trying too hard and not enjoying yourself. If you are looking for advice (you may or may not be) make sure all your rounds are stress free and focus less on the score and more on a positive experience. Check out Golf Sidekick stress free golf on youtube.

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  • FergusonFerguson Members  6026WRX Points: 3,523Handicap: 6.7Posts: 6,026 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Hot Rod 71 said:

    Penthouse to outhouse from one round to the next. That's golf. She's a fickle mistress.

    One day she's dressed in lace and smells of Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs. The next she stinks of a longshoreman's foot locker.

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  • MontanagolfMontanagolf Members  103WRX Points: 41Handicap: 11Posts: 103 Fairways
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    On -, @HonestPlayer said:

    You are possibly trying too hard and not enjoying yourself. If you are looking for advice (you may or may not be) make sure all your rounds are stress free and focus less on the score and more on a positive experience. Check out Golf Sidekick stress free golf on youtube.

    I think I need this...I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members  10322WRX Points: 572Handicap: 12Posts: 10,322 Titanium Tees
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    my wife asks why I play this game when it causes me so much emotional distress. I reply ... " there's alcohol involved at the end of the round"

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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3816WRX Points: 254Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,816 ClubWRX
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    Never two rounds are the same.

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  • bub72ckbub72ck Members  2499WRX Points: 169Handicap: +1.4Posts: 2,499 Platinum Tees
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    I shot 68-90 in a tournament last weekend... :s

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  • MullymanMullyman United StatesMembers  84WRX Points: 70Handicap: 21Posts: 84 Fairways
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    The fickle part for me is one day my drives are center cut and I can’t find the green in regulation to same my life. next time the fairway is elusive and my chipping is excellent etc. However, no matter how frustrating the day is, somehow on the last hole I hit a shot that keeps me coming back.

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  • sprcoopsprcoop Tucson, AZMembers  1012WRX Points: 238Handicap: 16.7Posts: 1,012 Platinum Tees
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    Been playing well for me (shaved 3+ shots off HC in about 5 weeks). Three weeks ago I shot a 10 over 80 (par 70). Butchered 18 for the only double of the round when bogey would have gotten me a 79. That 80 equaled my best 18 hole round of a few decades ago.

    Feeling pretty good, went out last week lost 6 or 7 balls and shot 108 (par 72).

    Still had fun. Gotta love this game.

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  • Ski5280Ski5280 Denver, COMembers  81WRX Points: 39Posts: 81 Fairways
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    It is, but that’s why I love it. The game is full of ups and downs, but there is a certain satisfaction that I get when I can successfully string together some rounds.

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  • tdennietdennie Members  90WRX Points: 24Posts: 90 Fairways
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    That's what keeps me interested. One day you play like crap but you have that one good hole where everything goes right. Or a day when nothing spectacular happens then you hit a perfect, pure iron. Golf always has a way or brining me back.

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  • Lefty96Lefty96 Members  243WRX Points: 173Posts: 243 Fairways
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    Oh the game did it to me again. Was having a fantastic round at a nice course I’d only played once before. Had a few birdies and an eagle to close out the front nine. Lipped our for another birdie on 10. Then came 11. A 295 yard drivable par 4. I decided to lay up with an easy 2 iron off the tee. I’d hit it 4 times flawlessly in the round already so I was very confident this was the play. Cue two shanks OB and a water ball and I recorded an 11.. worst score I’ve put on a hole all year. Those darn shanks can really turn a round sour.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3736WRX Points: 725Posts: 3,736 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Lefty96 said:

    Oh the game did it to me again. Was having a fantastic round at a nice course I’d only played once before. Had a few birdies and an eagle to close out the front nine. Lipped our for another birdie on 10. Then came 11. A 295 yard drivable par 4. I decided to lay up with an easy 2 iron off the tee. I’d hit it 4 times flawlessly in the round already so I was very confident this was the play. Cue two shanks OB and a water ball and I recorded an 11.. worst score I’ve put on a hole all year. Those darn shanks can really turn a round sour.

    I apologize in advance for laughing. :D ...certainly not at you...the darn game

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  • naval2006naval2006 ArgentinaMembers  1032WRX Points: 140Handicap: 7Posts: 1,032 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah, the game can be awfully frustrating, but our chase for the good round beats everything, doesn't it?
    One of the keys of good golfers through time is their way of accepting bad shots, bad holes and bad rounds. My lifelong golf buddy is the case. He's been playing bad for like 6/7 holes but he still never loses his temper and he's expecting for the good things to come. He often pulls through it out of grit and determination. On the other hand, I've spent like 30 years playing with him competively and for fun but I haven't learned much about dealing with the ups and downs of the game.

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  • FergusonFerguson Members  6026WRX Points: 3,523Handicap: 6.7Posts: 6,026 Titanium Tees
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    It's only fickle when it doesn't go your way.

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  • AMLemusAMLemus Littleton, COMembers  38WRX Points: 53Handicap: 11Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    Way to get it back on track! I think the same thing happens to most of us every now and then. Everything is humming along smoothly...until it isn't. Thankfully, for most of us, that doesn't mean we lose money!

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  • wickwosswickwoss Members  62WRX Points: 37Posts: 62 Bunkers
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    I feel your pain. In a 7 day span recently I shot a personal best 77, and an atrocious 97. Some days, it all falls apart.

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  • jpking17jpking17 Members  153WRX Points: 61Posts: 153 Fairways
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    Shot 4 different 82's in the last month...and not one of the rounds were the same. Didn't get off the tee well at all the first 3...the fourth just about every tee shot was point and shoot...still shot 82.

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  • MaydayGSXRMaydayGSXR Little Big Shots Members  1270WRX Points: 42Posts: 1,270 Platinum Tees
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    I never know what the next shots going to bring, haha glad you got something to clutch onto for a possie fix :p

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  • Murphy76Murphy76 Members  194WRX Points: 237Posts: 194 Fairways
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    On -, @naval2006 said:

    Yeah, the game can be awfully frustrating, but our chase for the good round beats everything, doesn't it?
    One of the keys of good golfers through time is their way of accepting bad shots, bad holes and bad rounds. My lifelong golf buddy is the case. He's been playing bad for like 6/7 holes but he still never loses his temper and he's expecting for the good things to come. He often pulls through it out of grit and determination. On the other hand, I've spent like 30 years playing with him competitevely and for fun but I haven't learned much about dealing with the ups and downs of the game.
       Your buddy is the golfer I try to be.  Why is it that we get angry when we aren't the golfer we think we are?
    

    If we all stepped back, took a deep breath, and realized that our handicaps are most likely inflated by 2 because of gimme-puts from friends/associates/playing-partners, live would be grand.

    Some people get their emotional highs and lows from relationships with their boy/girlfriends/wives/husbands/etc. .

    I get it by putting.

    A missed 2-footer crushes my soul, while a downhill L-R 18ft made will lift me up to bliss.

    Keep your satisfaction: in your children, your wives, your livestock, your lawn, and your children.

    I keep putting.

    Putt

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  • VolnutVolnut Members  93WRX Points: 62Posts: 93 Fairways
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    On -, @Mullyman said:

    The fickle part for me is one day my drives are center cut and I can’t find the green in regulation to same my life. next time the fairway is elusive and my chipping is excellent etc. However, no matter how frustrating the day is, somehow on the last hole I hit a shot that keeps me coming back.

    Are you me???

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3736WRX Points: 725Posts: 3,736 Titanium Tees
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    if you aren't careful it also affects your life off the golf course. miserable game = /

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  • ShakesterShakester Members  652WRX Points: 160Handicap: 9Posts: 652 Golden Tee
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    Nevermind two rounds being the same. Many times, its the two 9's. I can play incredible in the front and have a horrible back or vice versa. Can't seem to put them both together consistently. Just this weekend, I shot a 5 over on the front with two doubles and a bogey and was even in the back to finish 5 over. Same course I played the front 1 over and the back at 8 over a couple of weeks ago.

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  • RoodyRoody A little gust, Romes Rochester, NYMembers  1317WRX Points: 362Handicap: 5.1Posts: 1,317 Platinum Tees
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    Golf is fickle you say?

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    Sometimes we do it to ourselves. I just played a round using a Pro V1 for the first time. I love how that ball flies. It may be a little too firm for me, as I like a softer feel. However, it all ended on the 8th hole, as my tee shot vanished into thin air. Nobody, including myself, saw where it went. Since I only had 1 Pro V1, the experiment ended.

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