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On 4/20/2024 at 9:15 PM, Ghostwedge said:

A buddy of mine says your lowest score isn't necessarily your best score.

He may have a point... shot 69 (-3) at least 6 times over the years on  6,000 to 6300 yd courses. shot 70 (-2) at 6900+ yds a couple of times.


Totally. A more accurate (though still not perfect) way to determine your best score is your score minus the course rating. So a 69 on a course rated 75.8 is much better than a 68 on a course rate 67.4. I think everyone would agree with that.

Now if you throw in tournament conditions, wind, super firm/fast greens, etc. then you really start to hone in on your "best round."

I once shot 74 in a club tournament where there were 20+ players at 2 or below index and the next best score that days was in the 80's. We had a brutal "Santa Ana Wind" day in SoCal and it was just brutal.

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On 4/21/2024 at 12:15 AM, Ghostwedge said:

A buddy of mine says your lowest score isn't necessarily your best score.

He may have a point... shot 69 (-3) at least 6 times over the years on  6,000 to 6300 yd courses. shot 70 (-2) at 6900+ yds a couple of times.

 

I agree as well. 

 

Although I have carded several scores of 73, one round of +1 (73) sticks out as my best playing round ever.  I bogeyed the first hole then went on to make 17 straight pars getting up and down 10 times.  I remember the day.  It was July 4, 2006; played with 3 friends all with distinctive nicknames (Headso, Stallion and Squeaky). 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Ferguson said:

 

I agree as well. 

 

Although I have carded several scores of 73, one round of +1 (73) sticks out as my best playing round ever.  I bogeyed the first hole then went on to make 17 straight pars getting up and down 10 times.  I remember the day.  It was July 4, 2006; played with 3 friends all with distinctive nicknames (Headso, Stallion and Squeaky). 

 

 

You got me Ferg... think I have posted this previously but when my son started playing he was having a bout with his temper if he had a bad start to the round.

So we're 

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46 minutes ago, Ferguson said:

 

I don't know if I am more impressed with your back-to-back continuation posts or the 17 pars.

 

 

 

 

Its gotta be the 17 straight pars, because back-to-back

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11 hours ago, Kacy said:

67 (-5) twice. Both in 2 man best ball tournaments, sometimes leaves me wondering if I need to play more tournaments to get in that zone. 


What's your best round without a partner in a tournament?

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On 4/19/2024 at 5:13 AM, cardoustie said:

When it was 69 … 40-50 times, couldn’t sneak by

68 … say 7-8 times

67 … once … which was fun as 1967 is my birth year 

No one has ever accused me of being a math prodigy, but if you were born in 1967 wouldn’t you be 57 right now? I now to the younger guys on here 1967 seems like ancient history but I was a sophomore in high school then.

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On 4/19/2024 at 4:13 AM, cardoustie said:

When it was 69 … 40-50 times, couldn’t sneak by

68 … say 7-8 times

67 … once … which was fun as 1967 is my birth year 

 

We are the same age! I'm an August birthday. You?

Love that your index is going down. Mine is creeping up. I'm feeling like this might be the first year where I don't get my index back below scratch for the playing season. I've just gotten too short. I do hit the ball considerably farther in the warm/hot months (farther, relatively, then most other golfers, it seems, due to my lack of speed, but high spin relative to my speed), but I still just don't know if I can keep playing decent golf for much longer without some kind of strength-building regimen.



 

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7 hours ago, RSinSG said:

No one has ever accused me of being a math prodigy, but if you were born in 1967 wouldn’t you be 57 right now? I now to the younger guys on here 1967 seems like ancient history but I was a sophomore in high school then.

I will be 57 in late December

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5 hours ago, Obee said:

 

We are the same age! I'm an August birthday. You?

Love that your index is going down. Mine is creeping up. I'm feeling like this might be the first year where I don't get my index back below scratch for the playing season. I've just gotten too short. I do hit the ball considerably farther in the warm/hot months (farther, relatively, then most other golfers, it seems, due to my lack of speed, but high spin relative to my speed), but I still just don't know if I can keep playing decent golf for much longer without some kind of strength-building regimen.



 

I’m a December baby

 

cap got as low as +1.9 so may be in British Senior, +1 in Canada right now.  Need to get better greenside and with proximity from 135-195

 

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On 4/18/2024 at 10:56 PM, TrapDraw12 said:

Interested to hear. Twice for me.

Same here, twice.....and about four years apart

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On 5/8/2024 at 3:38 PM, cardoustie said:

I will be 57 in late December

I don’t know why I was confused. For some reason I thought you were saying you shot your age at 67 and the birth year didn’t match. 

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On 5/8/2024 at 8:45 AM, Obee said:

 

We are the same age! I'm an August birthday. You?

Love that your index is going down. Mine is creeping up. I'm feeling like this might be the first year where I don't get my index back below scratch for the playing season. I've just gotten too short. I do hit the ball considerably farther in the warm/hot months (farther, relatively, then most other golfers, it seems, due to my lack of speed, but high spin relative to my speed), but I still just don't know if I can keep playing decent golf for much longer without some kind of strength-building regimen.



 

 

On 5/8/2024 at 2:41 PM, cardoustie said:

I’m a December baby

 

cap got as low as +1.9 so may be in British Senior, +1 in Canada right now.  Need to get better greenside and with proximity from 135-195

 

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I don't count my technical lowest score (67 on a 5300 yard par 69). I may have shot it twice? Maybe it was just once. I've shot a ton of 67-69 rounds there.

 

My actual lowest score I'll count is 70. That was playing a 6200 yard par 71 from the whites (5 par 3 set up, 1 tee up from the 6500 yard back tees). I lipped out a 4 foot birdie putt on the par 5 18th to shoot 69.

 

I've shot a handful of other 71-75 type rounds from 6000-6500 yards but that's the only 70.

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