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  1. Duuuuuuuude. I used this approach today and I shot a 77. Not a drop of anxiety because I honestly didn't know where I stood with my score. I knew the general area of my score, but I thought I had something like an 80 then added it up and loved it. You have to trick yourself into not keeping a running tally but it worked. Great tip.
  2. Yeah, I'm certain I am not at a point where I will consistently break into the 70s but it is a goal of mine for this year and seems certainly attainable given the majority of my rounds. Thinking back on the worst of my blow ups it has been a poor tee shot followed by a shot that I'm trying to do too much with to recover. And if that goes bad the rest of the hole collapses. There may be a duff or terrible performance with the putter following but it probably is a lack of focus, because I am usually able to regroup and put together good scores to save my round in general. I guess I answered my own question haha. But, what do you guys do to recover mentally from a poor tee shot or poor shot in general? I certainly know that I feel the pressure for good tee shots when I'm playing a good round and I'm maybe apprehensive on the tee box. My approach to the game this year has been to play safe tee shots. I only use my driver 3-4 times per round. I hit long irons to safe locations on a lot of par 4s to avoid potential hazards and my 3w has become my go to club off the tee on most holes. I think this has gone a long way towards improving my scores. If you guys lose a tee shot, what's your approach? do you go to the bag and grab a different club? Your should use your driver more than 3-4 times per round. Be smart but do not be afraid. You need to trust your swing. If you are always "playing it safe" you always have your mind on bad outcomes. Swing away, be free, the scores will follow. I meant that more as I've been trying to be more mindful of course management. It's more relative to the courses I play regularly. I'm not afraid to use my driver, it's just not the smart play. I hit my 3w about 240-250 w/ carry on avg. off the tee which gets me to wedge or 9i range on the majority of par 4s. Those are clubs I'm comfortable with. And I can hit it in play 95% of the time. My driver gets me into a weird 60-70 yard range where I'm less than comfortable. Also, the courses I play have trouble at that distance, whereas the 3w stays safe. I will use my driver on longer par 4s or on more open courses, but I just don't play on courses that have that. The two I regular are lined with thick woodland with very few wide fairways. I played at a more wide open course today and I used my driver 9 times.
  3. I dig that 6 rounds of three holes thing. I was really hoping that shooting a 79 was going to open the floodgates of good scores, but all it did was make me pissed when I shoot 83s.
  4. Thought I'd pop in and update that I did manage to shoot a 79 a few weeks ago. Did not even play that great, but kept the ball in play and had the putter working. I only actually hit 5 GIR and had just one birdie. Funny that the first time I broke 80 wasn't even a day when I was striking the ball with much accuracy. I think because I was playing so well scrambling from around the greens that it took the pressure off of my tee and approach shots, so I was able to focus strictly on keeping it in play. That seems like a no brainer statement. I can say with confidence that it was all course management. Moreso at the micro level than anything, because I've been playing this entire year with course management in mind, but it was execution that got me. I'd let the moment take me over on single shots. For instance, trying to hit chip shots out of the rough onto a short downhill green to get close for birdie and making bogey when I should have focused on getting ON the green and two putting for par with the possibility of birdie. When you're staring birdie in the face it's hard to tell yourself par is a good score. I have no illusions that I am in the single handicap realm yet, but that is my goal for next season. I'm at a 12 now, and want to play into the 11s before the year is up. Ever since that 79, mid 80s just rub me the wrong way so I'm going to have to do something about that.
  5. Bummer. I did a lot of searching and couldn't find any. I wonder if the local municipality would have the construction drawings and if I'd be able to purchase a copy there. Plans that a community would approve are completely on the other end of the spectrum for an architect drawing. The architect is going to put an artistic view on the drawing while the approved plan will have elevations, drainage location, etc. The stuff losers like myself enjoy. Also keep I mind that what is originally shown gets changed multiple times in the field. Good luck WB That's more what I'm looking for. I think drawing of floor plans and building elevations are awesome and having something like that of a hole, even just from my local course would be awesome to hang above my desk. Either or. The architects original conception drawing of a hole would be just as awesome.
  6. Bummer. I did a lot of searching and couldn't find any. I wonder if the local municipality would have the construction drawings and if I'd be able to purchase a copy there.
  7. I kinda like that. You mean he'd play from the seniors or the ladies? And what was the purpose really? Just to get used to seeing low scores?
  8. Does anyone know of a website that sells prints of course drawings? Something like below. I'd love to frame the drawing of an iconic hole, but I'd accept any hole really lol
  9. Yeah, I'm certain I am not at a point where I will consistently break into the 70s but it is a goal of mine for this year and seems certainly attainable given the majority of my rounds. Thinking back on the worst of my blow ups it has been a poor tee shot followed by a shot that I'm trying to do too much with to recover. And if that goes bad the rest of the hole collapses. There may be a duff or terrible performance with the putter following but it probably is a lack of focus, because I am usually able to regroup and put together good scores to save my round in general. I guess I answered my own question haha. But, what do you guys do to recover mentally from a poor tee shot or poor shot in general? I certainly know that I feel the pressure for good tee shots when I'm playing a good round and I'm maybe apprehensive on the tee box. My approach to the game this year has been to play safe tee shots. I only use my driver 3-4 times per round. I hit long irons to safe locations on a lot of par 4s to avoid potential hazards and my 3w has become my go to club off the tee on most holes. I think this has gone a long way towards improving my scores. If you guys lose a tee shot, what's your approach? do you go to the bag and grab a different club?
  10. It just blows my mind when I play 8 or 16-17 holes at just over par and then I have a hole where you'd think i've never touched a club. I try my best not to think ahead of myself or start tallying strokes before i make them but it's futile.
  11. In my league play there is no range, so I am going out cold but the blow up is not always the first holes. The 86 I just shot was 12 holes of solid golf (+4) then a blow up on 13-14 and I finished the last 4 at +1. It is quite literally 1 or 2 holes every time. 86 is not even my best round. I've scored better than that but it was always an 82 or an 83 and there was never a real shot at going under 80. This year, sub-80/40 has been a real possibility a few times but I tank.
  12. I swear I've seen this before but it might have been a different forum. I am on the verge of breaking 80 this year and can't get over the hump. By verge, I mean I have 1-2 holes that single-handedly cost me where I triple bogey. Perfect example. Shot an 86 the other day. 39 on the front, then I get to hole 13 and I make +9 on 13 and 14. So, I was 5 over on 16 holes and 9 over on two. I've been playing a lot of 9 hole rounds this year also and I'm consistently shooting 42-44 and making 7s and 8s on at least one hole. Just today opened with a 7 on a par 4 and finished with a 43. Last season I had a lot more bogies and double bogies but I was consistently shooting high 80s low 90s and avoiding triple/quadruple bogies. This year I'm consistently low-mid 80s on 18. probably score 5-6 pars per 9 with 1-2 chances at birdie, a couple of bogies, and then a dump heap. My question is, why the hell does this happen literally every round? Have others experienced this before they first broke 80? My theory is that the sub-80/40 rounds are in the back of my mind and I'm making myself nervous over scoring strokes, and when the 40/80 is no longer in play there's nothing to lose so I play well again. Thoughts?
  13. You'd have to be a real turd to tell someone this is not a HIO. It's a hole in one for sure, like others have said. You weren't just blasting shots trying to sink one. You played the hole to regulation. But I'd say you can't officially count that towards your handicap. So, you wouldnt have a hole in one on your scoring record officially and the USGA probably wouldn't acknowledge it but they can piss off. The reason being that courses are rated based on their entirety and by repeating 2 holes you are altering the USGA ratings making that combination of holes unpostable. The proper way to post the round would be your scores on 10-16 originally and then you would post par plus any handicap strokes for 17-18. So I guess technically by replaying 15-16 you were ending your round and starting a new 2 hole round which in the technicalities of golf never really happened. But, it did happen, so who cares? If I go play the 3-hole track by my house and make a hole in one I'm not going to tell people I've never had one just because it wasn't an official round. Technically the rules don't mention combining holes but it does say scores are unacceptable "When scores are made on a course with no USGA Course Rating or Slope Rating;" and technically by replaying 2 holes you created a new course that has no rating. BUTTTTT, you asked if we consider it a hole in one. 100%. Nobody cares if it's official. I shot a 300 once in bowling but it wasn't in a sanctioned league. If someone asked if I ever have I say yes, because I did. Doesn't matter the circumstances.
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