I got down to a single digit index. Shot 3 sub-40 rounds in a row mid-summer. And had a hole in one.
Now if only I could knock those above 90 rounds off my card. Challenging game.
I have been forever immortalised on the wall in the clubhouse by winning Captain's Day. My name is in big gold letters on the past winner's board.
Finally convinced myself to take lessons. The advice from the instructor on how to fix my flaws didn't help, but all the flaws he pointed out really helped me fix my swing.
I played Pinehurst with a double inguinal hernia. Nuf said.
I use Grint to keep track of my stats and these are the best in 2019
Most birdies in a single round 4.
Raised my driving accuracy by 15% from 2018 48% to 63% in 2019.
Didn’t hit into any bunkers for 11 consecutive rounds
I haven't played golf more than a few times a year since high school 15 years ago so I set 4 goals for myself this past season: #1 -Start shooting consistently under 85. #2 Shoot one 18 hole round under 80. #3 Shoot a front or back 9 at even par. #4 Get my handicap down to 10.
I surprisingly achieved 1,2 and 3.
#4 was close, I got it down to an 11. But since I haven't played much I literally had no handicap to start. And I started the year shooting 89/91 from a memorial day tournament at the club as my first 2 scores. Also, they use the previous 20 scores for handicap and I just didn't play enough rounds to drop the heavy ones at the beginning of the year.
--a couple minor achievements I'm proud of are finishing 2nd in the club stroke play championship by 1 stroke and taking a 9 on one hole(oof). And just messing around I 1 clubbed 9 holes after work once with a 6 iron just to stroll and relax and I eagled a short par 5 by getting on in 2 and tapping in.
Took a lesson! Learned how to swing with the body instead of casting with my arms only.
Shot a 79, with an even par front nine (first round under 80 in a few seasons, first even par 9 in 20 yrs).
Handicap dipped back into single digits.
Can't wait for 2020 to start!
Broke par for my first time.
I replaced every single golf club in my golf bag...and the golf bag itself...and the push cart that the bag sits on. I tried to replace the golf balls I hit, too, but reverted back to the old balls, so I guess that was my biggest accomplishment.
Shot a career low 69 at my club. Now just need to get more consistent so I can drop my handicap to scratch! Good rounds are low 70s but will still shoot low 80s here and there.
in 2019 as a 7 handicap, I didn't shoot 99 in my club championship like i did in 2018......
Retuning to the game after 25 or so years. I'm Golf crazy all over again. Used to shoot in the eighties, but have barely gotten into the nineties yet. Now I live five minutes from my local 9 hole muni. Short easy course that I would have torn up years ago. Oh, well.
I shot 80 3 rounds in a row which are good scores for me.
Just couldn't get that 70s round ...
I was playing in a practice round for our Member Guest last July at my former club, Montreux. For folks that don’t know it’s where they have played the Barracuda PGA stable-ford event the last 10 years or so. It’s a pretty tough track and the greens were running around 12 that day. To start the round I shot a very average 40. I came out bogeyed 10 with an awful 3 putt from about 15 feet, the easiest par 4 on the course. Well, the next 6 holes may have been the hottest stretch I’ve had. I birdied 11, birdied 12, made eagle on 13, birdied 14, birdied 15, and bogeyed 16, 17, and a lip out par on 18. And the bogeys per say weren’t awful. A couple of lip outs actually. So, 3 total lip outs and. 33 on the back for a 73. Best round I’ve had in a while considering the difficulty of Montreux. I was 52 at the time and played from 6980, one tee up. You are at elevation at Montreux, but there are a lot of steep uphill shots. My best memory of that day was my son saying, dad, for a 6 hole stretch you coulda beat Tiger. Great memory!
My putting over the course of the year was really outstanding.
Best accomplishment was just getting back into playing again. So much mental therapy goes on!
Got myself to stop over-swinging so much.
played my first round in 3.5 years. kept my handicap under 10. Finally hitting the ball 280+ consistently. I had two looks at eagle in one round.
golf is good!
Not many competition rounds in 2019. Played an August round in local Amateur circuit. Heat index was 118 - in the danger zone - and I was a bit crampy on back nine and hit a couple of wild fairway woods. Didn't even break 90, turned in my scorecard and left the course.
It turns out that I placed 3rd in the HDCP group, and won a $45 gift certificate. (Fourth place and above didn't even break 100, several shot +10 over HDCP!)
A few weeks later, I played in District Senior Championship. In second round, I birdied the No. 1 HDCP hole, a 550-yd. par 5. Pushed my driver into fluff rough next to lake, chopped out with 7W, and was setting 165 yards from pin in first cut of rough. Sensing a flyer lie, I hit a 6i that landed 12 yards short of pin and rolled up to 5 feet away. Sank the putt for a 4!
Finally able to break the 85 barrier..shot an 84 at my local golf course. Now aiming to break the 80s
Started playing agin after hardly playing for 25 years. Shooting in the mid 80’s still.
Played in 6 Club tournaments in 2019, did not finish worse than 8th in any of them. Best finish was 3rd. For me, it was just outstanding! Way better than what i expected.
Shot a 37 in league play... my personal best
Hit the pin on two separate occasions for near aces
Didn't change any equipment during the season
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