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Shot even par today

LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

I know for some this is a regular accomplishment, but after playing golf for 27 years (with some breaks here and there) I finally put together an even par round of 6 birdies, 6 bogeys, and 6 pars. I am around a 9 handicap at the moment and have had a few close calls over the years including a 77 last year where I was striking the ball amazing that day but could not putt to save my life.

I love playing golf, but today’s round brought me an incredible amount of joy and a little relief to know I can do it (especially after opening with 3 bogeys). Fortunately I played with a couple of my regular golfing buddies who saw it much to their amazement. I really just wanted to share this with the GolfWRX community as this is a day I have waited for a long time. Now if I can just get a hole in one.

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  • McgeenoMcgeeno Members Posts: 2,104 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice job buddy!

    That is not a regular accomplishment at all. You don't dork your way to even par.

  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,340 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulation ! Certainly , you had reached a mile stone for a golfer.
    Now put this in your mind. Ben Hogan said this one time, "There is no reason why one could not birdie every hole". . Certainly no one had reached this level to my knowledge, but it'll be a positive thought to work on. And theoretically, Ben Hogan is correct, there is no reason we could not birdie every hole.
    If you have been given it a good chance to birdie every hole, then you could certainly have a great chance to go under par, even with the misses.

  • MarkinTN1MarkinTN1 Members Posts: 224 ✭✭✭

    Congrats! quite an accomplishment. The thing I finds interesting (and some hope in) is the 6 bogeys. You didn't let them shake you, you didn't let them ruin your day, you moved on. I need to learn how to do that.

  • SNIPERBBBSNIPERBBB Hit Ball Hard SE OhioMembers Posts: 2,797 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Grats. Have you ever hit par or better just playing 9 holes before? It took me 3-4 years of shooting par or better in my 9-hole leagues before finally shooting even par for 18 this year.

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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

    @MarkinTN1 said:
    Congrats! quite an accomplishment. The thing I finds interesting (and some hope in) is the 6 bogeys. You didn't let them shake you, you didn't let them ruin your day, you moved on. I need to learn how to do that.

    I actually started +3 after 3 holes and really just wanted to keep the wheels from falling off. I hit a great second shot on a par 5 4th hole that gave me an eagle chip that I rolled up close enough for a tap in birdie that gave me some momentum and birdied the 6th hole so that got me almost back to even. I got hot on the back with 4 birdies so that gave me a bit of a cushion. I actually ditched my driver and played with a TaylorMade Original Mini and birdied 3 of the 4 Par 5’s that day because I kept it in the fairway.

    @SNIPERBBB said:
    Grats. Have you ever hit par or better just playing 9 holes before? It took me 3-4 years of shooting par or better in my 9-hole leagues before finally shooting even par for 18 this year.

    I shot -1 for 9 holes with my Dad once about 12 years ago ( I unfortunately started +4 on the front 9 that day). I have also had a good number of +1 or +2 9 hole scores usually accompanied by a much higher front or back 9.

  • 3PuttHero3PuttHero Members Posts: 42 ✭✭

    Only 5% of golfers can break 80. Shooting 72 puts you into an elite category. Congratulations on the accomplishment.

  • DCSerafinDCSerafin Members Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭

    Awesome job and impressive going -3 after the +3 start.

  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

    @3PuttHero said:
    Only 5% of golfers can break 80. Shooting 72 puts you into an elite category. Congratulations on the accomplishment.

    Thanks, I really appreciate it.

    @DCSerafin said:
    Awesome job and impressive going -3 after the +3 start.

    Thanks, I honestly thought if I was ever going to shoot even par I would have to make mostly pars with just a couple bogeys/birdies because up until Friday 3 birdies was the most I had ever made in a round (and that only happened once).

  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even par for a 9-handicap is an amazing accomplishment. That’s probably more than 3 standard deviations below your mean score. Congratulations doesn’t say enough. Wow, yippee, oh my, hoo ha, spectacular!

  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,224 ClubWRX

    Nicely done. Now that you’ve done it you know it’s possible. Make one more putt and you’ll be under.

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    Mine and a lot of other peoples goal in golf, well done!! I wouldn't worry about going lower, just keep playing well.

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  • cakes95cakes95 Members Posts: 1

    Wow, congratulations! What an accomplishment. Wish I can hit like you someday.

  • cb24cb24 Members Posts: 1,715 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Noiiice! Very well done and exciting

  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks you for the words of encouragement. I am definitely looking forward to the next round.

  • vollrathianvollrathian Members Posts: 167 ✭✭✭

    keep it going!

  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Some day I hope to come close...but as someone else said, it is no regular achievement!!!

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    That's an awesome round.

    For me (18 hcp) a round of even par is probably never going to happen but it's my dream accomplishment. Even for a 9 hcp that's gotta be like 99.9% as good as you can play! Six birdies, wow.

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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

    @North Butte said:
    That's an awesome round.

    For me (18 hcp) a round of even par is probably never going to happen but it's my dream accomplishment. Even for a 9 hcp that's gotta be like 99.9% as good as you can play! Six birdies, wow.

    Other than two 3-putts I cannot think of any stupid shots I wasted. The other bogeys were just me playing to my handicap. So yeah that is about as good as it gets.

    There are days I drive the ball well, or my chipping is phenomenal, irons are usually just ok and i just suck at putting most of the time. But I hit it close enough most of the day I didn't have many long putts.

  • chal0072chal0072 Members Posts: 359 ✭✭✭✭

    Six birdies! Nicely done.

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  • dcfasdcfas Tempus Fugit Members Posts: 924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! I shot par in my league ending match last week, but that was on an easy course and only nine holes. Still, very satisfying. I actually think about low rounds as I fall asleep at night. Lol.

  • Carson33Carson33 Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭

    Very well done! Now, next round, please have no expectations but have the confidence that you can do it again at any time.

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  • Snowman9000Snowman9000 Members Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice, congrats! It'll be interesting to see how it affects your expectations in the near term.
    My best is 1 over par. For a while after that, my ordinary rounds were downers for me. A good problem to have, I suppose. :)

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  • raindawg1raindawg1 Members Posts: 84 ✭✭✭

    Congrats! that's great to hear. I'm one of those low to mid 80's guys that thinks some day he could shoot even par if all the stars aligned just right. Heck, if I can get 8 or 9 pars a round why not 18...lol. The best I did was +1 for 9 holes..... Unfortunately that was after shooting 47 on the front nine.

  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 481 ✭✭✭✭

    @Carson33 said:
    Very well done! Now, next round, please have no expectations but have the confidence that you can do it again at any time.

    The next round was an 86. Different course with a lot more trees and much, much smaller greens. Definitely came back to reality. A few bad holes made the score look worse than it was.

  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 8,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    congrats!!! may the floodgates to lower scores open - it WILL happen again and soon.

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  • msgmsg Members Posts: 363 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 8:51pm #27

    Congrats! I was able to do the same twice. One in 2016 and one last year. Sadly, it seems like the season will end without me being able to do it. But it is one of the most amazing feeling ever after the round is over.

  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT Members Posts: 7,170 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @LHGolf4 said:

    @Carson33 said:
    Very well done! Now, next round, please have no expectations but have the confidence that you can do it again at any time.

    The next round was an 86. Different course with a lot more trees and much, much smaller greens. Definitely came back to reality. A few bad holes made the score look worse than it was.

    I went 69/84 recently.....great job by you and keep it going!

  • vbbvbb Members Posts: 1,535 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Great round, congrats! I was on the receiving end of a feat similar to yours. My longtime golf buddy who was also a 9 index around the time shot a 1 over par 73 on the first day of a golf trip we had put together for 8 of us total. My wallet got lighter that day.

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  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 429 ✭✭✭✭

    Congrats!!! It will probably take me longer than 27 years!

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  • jak77jak77 Members Posts: 24 ✭✭

    That’s awesome! Maybe in 27 years I’ll be able to post the same story haha.

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