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  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  584WRX Points: 360Posts: 584 Golden Tee
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    ^ Guess it just depends on the person, I enter my score for the hole into my garmin watch after I putt out, I don't do all the club tracking stuff. But I can remember most every shot I take in a round even weeks later. Maybe I'll forget some of the bad shots on a blowout hole, but if I try, I can remember most every shot and most of my playing partners shots too. Good memory I guess.

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  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers  3934WRX Points: 1,093Handicap: 3.9Posts: 3,934 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 23, 2020 3:55pm #33

    The short answer is yes, most can remember a course hole-by-hole, even one that's new. After all, if it's a new experience you should be paying attention.

    Memories start to fade when I'm trying to think back to something that was 2-, 3- or 4-rounds prior but recalling all of the shots you had upon finishing a round should not be a big ask.

    I think maybe is a clue that you're not thinking as you should be out there. Maybe all this stat-tracking and score-keeping is distracting you from focusing the way you should be?

    If you need to know your yardages, go book a session on a launch monitor. Boom. Done.

    If you need to write down your score and your putts, grab a scorecard and a pencil and take 5 seconds to write it down after you finish a hole.

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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers  3836WRX Points: 797Handicap: 8.2Posts: 3,836 Titanium Tees
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    When I play a new course it can be somewhat difficult, especially when there are par 4s that are similar. For a course I know well, I have no issues recalling every shot and that's how I'll typically figure out my score at the end of the day if I wasn't using a scorecard.


  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5636WRX Points: 866Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,636 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 23, 2020 7:01pm #35

    I can do it with new courses and old course. I will admit I find it easier to remember holes in sequence on new courses, and on a new course if someone said "tell me about hole 14" I would have to think about the holes leading up to it unless it was very memorable hole.

    OP - maybe you really are making golf too hectic and not letting your mind actually engage in the experience of playing the holes.

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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3816WRX Points: 254Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,816 ClubWRX
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    I enjoy the round and have awesome conversations with my foursome. Not sure what you are trying to get out of your round?

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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Members  701WRX Points: 414Posts: 701 Golden Tee
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    I can recall most every shot from my most recent round, even if the course is relatively new to me. But I definitely cannot do it for the rest of the players in my foursome. I just don't watch them that closely. I watch them only close enough so that I'm giving them the proper time and space to hit their shots (basic etiquette), but knowing the strokes they took - not a chance for me. I admit, I get pretty locked into my own game.

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  • GseaGsea Members  66WRX Points: 82Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    OP get a Jones bag, 7-9 clubs, a couple of tees, 6 balls, a scorecard & pencil and just go golf. Enjoy the game. All the rest is just head pollution.

  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1301WRX Points: 454Posts: 1,301 Platinum Tees
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    Like music, chew, cigars, lasers, gps,phones as long as it doesn’t slow you down or disturb other golfers do what you like

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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 2+ WinnipegClubWRX  10350WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,350 ClubWRX
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    I rarely play the same course more than a couple of times a year. One season I played 24 different courses of the 60 odd rounds I played. I never use more than a scorecard to maintain a record of the round. Keep track of Fairways, Greens, Yardage, Putts, Feet of Putts, Penalties, Good Swings, Bad Swings and Misses. Takes a couple of seconds while I wait to tee off on the next hole. I played 36 today. I could sit down and tell you about every swing if I wanted to, but I learned that no one really cares except me.

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7452WRX Points: 1,520Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,452 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 27, 2020 11:34pm #41

    I'm with you except on a new course I probably couldn't remember half a dozen shots after the round. I'd never remember the layout the first time around. It generally takes me a good 6 or 7 rounds to remember an entire layout.

    Once I remember tha layout, like yourself, I can tell you about each shot after the round,,,,, 'til the next round on that same course. Then the prior one would be forgotten. LOL

    That said, I've never written down all my scores on the card AFTER the round,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  • BPetryBPetry Members  110WRX Points: 67Handicap: 13Posts: 110 Fairways
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    Maybe, instead of having to do all that stuff on our phones every hole, shot, or putt, we are storing it away in our heads for later recollection. I cannot interact with my phone more than to change music, or change the hole on the Bushnell app for the Wingman. Now at the end of the round, when bullshitting with my friends and settling bets, we all talk about our rounds with the others that were in another 4 some. I find this more enjoyable and leads to better scores than constantly tracking every stroke taken. But your mileage may vary...

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