First time under par...kinda

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CDG1029CDG1029 Members  171WRX Points: 0Handicap: 11.3Posts: 171
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Went and played 9 on an executive course and shot a -1, 32. The course itself is a par 65 with a course rating of 51 so it isn’t a huge accomplishment, and it was only the front 9. But it felt fantastic seeing that under par at the end of the 9 holes. Had 1 eagle, 1 birdie, and 2 bogeys. It was all in all a pretty clean round, the bogey came from a hole I was 6 yards from the pin but plugged in the rough and ended up with a 20’ par putt.



As an 11 cap, with the course rating I actually appear to have pretty much shot right to my handicap, but I’m not exactly sure how to calculate that as I only use my index for me to track my progress, and not for any completion. Is -1 about where I should have been, high, or low?
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  • wrmillerwrmiller Members  1569WRX Points: 5Posts: 1,569 Bunkers
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    Under par is under par, regardless of where you play. Congrats! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • ClarkGrswld4ClarkGrswld4 Members  1765WRX Points: 131Posts: 1,765 Platinum Tees
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    how could a course be a par 65 with a course rating of 51?
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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8153WRX Points: 1,379Handicap: +1.5 (1194646)Posts: 8,153 Titanium Tees
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    CDG1029 wrote:


    Went and played 9 on an executive course and shot a -1, 32. The course itself is a par 65 with a course rating of 51 so it isn’t a huge accomplishment, and it was only the front 9. But it felt fantastic seeing that under par at the end of the 9 holes. Had 1 eagle, 1 birdie, and 2 bogeys. It was all in all a pretty clean round, the bogey came from a hole I was 6 yards from the pin but plugged in the rough and ended up with a 20’ par putt.



    As an 11 cap, with the course rating I actually appear to have pretty much shot right to my handicap, but I’m not exactly sure how to calculate that as I only use my index for me to track my progress, and not for any completion. Is -1 about where I should have been, high, or low?
    look at it this way --



    did you come away from the round with a better outlook on your game? do you feel more confidence now?



    if you can say yes to either of those things - don't sweat the smaller stuff; keep at it. confidence is a snow ball down a hill - (either good OR bad) build on the good and keep it rolling.



    good shootin!
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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32670WRX Points: 2,925Posts: 32,670 Titanium Tees
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    wrmiller wrote:


    Under par is under par, regardless of where you play. Congrats! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Yep. :-)
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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members  710WRX Points: 97Handicap: 8.0Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    This reminds me of the guy who gets an ACE while playing by himself. Itʻs still an ACE.

    You were playing on a golf course with real greens and more than all par 3's ( you said par 65 ) you shot 1 under.

    Nice card for 9 holes.
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