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2 hours ago, aenemated said:

How about the other way around?

 

Was terribly rusty on the front at Sherwood the other day. Could not find a fairway to save my life for most of it and rolled into #9 +9. Disaster. Missing fairways there leads to missing greens leads to horrible up and downs. 

 

Got lucky for the day on #9 and hit a nice bomb to about 160 out. Fired an 8 from there that got lucky - I'd been leaving my irons out to the right the whole day but caught the upper left fringe and had a great look at a center pin. Caddy was convinced we could make this one so with some work, settled on the line from 30' out and halfway there, did the Tiger steez putter raise and walked it in.

 

Best putt I've made in a while. 

 

Then 5 iron off the tee to flighted 54° to ~12 feet on 10 and another nice putt. And it was on. 

 

Only 17 beat me up from a hard pull on my 5 that left me with an impossible lie. Buddy was in one of those rotten bunkers but I was still like "Man, I'll trade you." Did my best to get the club on the ball but it still ran about 25 feet past and had an AWESOME 3 putt from there. 

 

Sherwood - don't miss fairways. Don't miss greens. You'll get beat up if you do either. Badly. And you go 44/37. 

I'm mostly the other way around as well. Bad front and much better back 9 are reasonably frequent for me. 

 

 My last round of 2020 was so bad I almost quit after 9. Then I made the turn and the pars just started happening. Finished the back 16 strokes better than the front. Crazy stuff. 

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it's almost always the opposite for me. haha.    I have numerous stories of shooting like 45's on the front followed by 35's on the back. Start threads about that LOL

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I have shot even par on the front nine twice and left the course both times. No way was I going to keep playing, waiting for the inevitable back nine collapse, better to leave on a high note.

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5 hours ago, BlackDiamondPar5 said:

I'm mostly the other way around as well. Bad front and much better back 9 are reasonably frequent for me. 

 

 My last round of 2020 was so bad I almost quit after 9. Then I made the turn and the pars just started happening. Finished the back 16 strokes better than the front. Crazy stuff. 

 

Haha I get it. I started SO bad after a solid warmup with the caddie watching and saying "Gonna be a good day today." And a member in front of me joking to the member behind me "Joey, you hittin' those?" "No sir; I don't hit it that far or straight - that was this gentleman in front of me." 

 

Then proceed to snap hook it off #1 tee, blast a 9 out of a flyer lie like 10 yards over and barely save bogey ... then after like 6 holes of missing every fairway and green I was like "ENJOYING SEEING THE WHOLE COURSE OVER HERE."

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Ironically it was also the best round of my life too. Par 34 front 37 back. Went out in 33 had never been under par for 9 holes. Limped home in 43 with some great scrambling. Was definitely looking ahead and choking as had never broken 80 before either. Only time I ever beat my two friends, who were both low handicappers.

 

On the flip side, at another par 71, I went out in 54, had a beer at the turn, another on 12, and was 2 under after 6. My playing partners were like WTF? Had 1 more beer (too many) on 15 and completely blew up ended up shooting 42 on the back lol.

 

at same course one time I came to 16 with a chance to break 80 if shot 1 over on final 3. Choked completely on par 4 16th with a triple so gave up dream. Then aced par 3 17th. Then choked again on par 4 18th because all I was worried about is what the bar tab would be and took another triple. 


Worried for no reason as ladies night had just teed off so bar was empty but for me and my two playing partners so got off easy!

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Mine is the other way around. Playing a scratch event and hit 5 shots in a row OB (in course ob) off a hanging uphill lie. Literally put the 5 balls in a 10 foot circle. Took a 15 on a par 4 and posted a 54 on the front. While walking to #10 one of my playing partners told me I'd never respect myself if I didn't break 90. Shot 32 on the backside for a smooth 86. The worst part was that while warming up on the range at an event the following week I overheard guys talking about "the dude who took a 15 on a hole last week."

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I've done both, great front 9 and forgettable back 9 and vice versa, normally if i start really well, I try not to get too aggressive on the back, however, if I am not playing well from the beginning, I tend to be more aggressive on the back, what's funny it that I "save" the round on the back...crazy game, at times you play like Tiger and then turn into Tigger, oh well, that's one of the reasons I love this game.   

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