Age is just a number

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First off,,,, I am 74 years old....have been a low handicap for a long time and have shot my age or better numerous times....BUT I did it 2 days in a row this past week on 2 different courses. Both courses are right around 6200 yards (Long enough for old guys) Shot 74 on the longer of the 2 which is a par 71 track and 72 on the shorter track which is par 72.

The 72 was somewhat more memorable because it was even par and was the 150th time I have shot my age or better.....Not so "Passive brag"😎....just wanted to share with fellow players.

Cheers and stay safe out there.

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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1673WRX Points: 915Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,673 Platinum Tees
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    Awesome playing, Hope you keep it up for years to come!

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  • bsuwarabsuwara Members  87WRX Points: 100Posts: 87 Fairways
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    Well done and congrats!!

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  • sethdavidsdadsethdavidsdad Members  1969WRX Points: 175Handicap: 2Posts: 1,969 Platinum Tees
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    Awesome! congrats keep playing

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10367WRX Points: 3,560Handicap: 8Posts: 10,367 ClubWRX
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    I used to think age was just a number. Then I turned 40 and it was like automatically things started to hurt....

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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers  3847WRX Points: 336Posts: 3,847 Titanium Tees
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    Wow, thats a great accomplishment.

    But, age is more then a number or I'd be running 18 minute 5ks, cycling 24 miles in under an hour, and on and on. I worked my a** off training for triathlons for 22 years. At the age of 58 the last 2 or 3 years no longer saw improvements in time. Father time caught me and the times began to fall off. I was no longer competitive for overall podiums. Age has a way of catching you. At 65 yo I no longer train for racing. I golf 3 days a week, walking 18 holes each time. I also cycle 60-80 miles a week. Times and speed aren't what they once were, but I'm still fast enough.

    I hope when I get a few years older I'll be able to golf to my age. Well done, sir and here's to many more times!!

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29745WRX Points: 2,694Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,745 Titanium Tees
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    I am 38 and am an adonis!

    Congrats on your low scores OP, that is awesome shooting!

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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1216WRX Points: 220Posts: 1,216 Platinum Tees
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    Congrats. Glad to hear there is a lot more good golf out there now that I am approaching 60.

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  • disco111disco111 Members  1267WRX Points: 360Handicap: 7Posts: 1,267 Platinum Tees
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    Something to look forward to.................can't wait till I hit 85!.............🙄

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  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members  1695WRX Points: 362Posts: 1,695 Platinum Tees
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    My goal is to be able to do this.


    Congrats.

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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members  6784WRX Points: 928Handicap: XX.5Posts: 6,784 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks for sharing. Keep it up. And congrats.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32714WRX Points: 3,010Posts: 32,714 Titanium Tees
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    Well done! I am only 65 and I should be so lucky. :-)

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    Keep up the good work! Congrats!

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  • FLOGMRFLOGMR Members  1294WRX Points: 152Handicap: 3.2Posts: 1,294 Platinum Tees
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    Hey Sean2.....I did it the first time at 66, so hang in there.....it may not be too far away 😀

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  • FuscinatorFuscinator Members  462WRX Points: 273Posts: 462 Greens
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    At 63, I shot my age twice in one day (and even had lunch at the turn).

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  • phil75070phil75070 North Texas - 32m North of DallasMembers  2005WRX Points: 157Handicap: 4.6Posts: 2,005 Platinum Tees
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    I'm 72 and have done it 102 times so far so with about a year and a half to get to your age I hope to catch up to you! Great playing! Keep it going!

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32714WRX Points: 3,010Posts: 32,714 Titanium Tees
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    Lol...good to know Flogmr! Maybe I should start with a par 3 course, lol.

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  • DaveGoodrichDaveGoodrich SoCalMembers  1171WRX Points: 219Posts: 1,171 Platinum Tees
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    I'm 59 and my handicap is trending lower (slowly). My lowest round so far is 70, so I'm starting to think that I may have a chance at shooting my age later in this decade. I played with a 78 year old last year who said he shoots his age "all the time." I could believe it, since he was driving it 260 and straight, hitting most greens, and getting up and down effortlessly on the greens he missed. That gentleman, and the OP, are an inspiration for me to keep working to improve.

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    Not a passive brag???? That is pretty much all I read in the thread......😉

    Playing at such a high level at 74 is great & well done. Hope you do it another 500 times.....

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  • erikroerikro Massachusetts Members  680WRX Points: 160Posts: 680 Golden Tee
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    Congratulations! I’m 47 and always shoot lower than my age at the local 9 hole par 3 course.

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  • FLOGMRFLOGMR Members  1294WRX Points: 152Handicap: 3.2Posts: 1,294 Platinum Tees
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    That's why I said "Not SO passive brag"....of course it was..... I am just getting over my second hip replacement in 6 years and am thrilled to be getting my game back in shape.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32714WRX Points: 3,010Posts: 32,714 Titanium Tees
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    I got within 8 strokes of shooting my age today, lol.

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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3396WRX Points: 454Handicap: 8.5Posts: 3,396 ClubWRX
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    I came within 2 strokes 3 years ago when I was 65. After the round I couldn’t wait to show my carpool buddy my card as he normally was a few strokes better than me at the time. He walks up and asks how I did and with a smug look I show him my epic 67. He hands me his card - with a 64! First time he shot his age and he beat it by 2. I just looked at him with a “Really?” look on my face.

    Its been a while since I’ve scored low so I’m not sure when or if I’ll shoot my age. One of the older guys in my league (80) stopped keeping track as he does it every round. His goal now is to shoot -10 under his age.

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