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post #1486 of 1922
I just try to take holes like that and put them in perspective. No matter how good you get, anyone can shoot a 7+. I mean Kevin Na with the 16, or whatever, a few years ago...

My triple was on a 460yd dogleg left par 4. Had wind in the face off the tee and ended up balooning my drive right, dropped out of the hazard, hooked a 4 iron 30 yards left of the green into 3 ft grass, hacked out, chipped 10 feet over the green, chipped to 12 feet, and somehow sunk the putt for a 7.
post #1487 of 1922
Such is golf. You play some holes and it just goes all wrong.

The mind goes blank.
post #1488 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Schwazer View Post

Such is golf. You play some holes and it just goes all wrong.
The mind goes blank.

Yep that's true. Wasn't just one hole though, after 9 my playing partner was 5 up on me, I just couldn't get my irons going. My partner's improving rapidly and has already beaten me once this season, so I didn't want it to happen again (although I was kind of happy when he beat me because now he is becoming real competition).

On the back 9 he shot bogey on 10 and played par golf 11 ~ 14, I hit par, bird, bogey, bird, bird to be 2 down with 4 to play. Then he shot bogey, par, par and I shot 3 pars to be one down coming into the 18th, a longish par 5. I put my drive in the rough he put his down the middle, I had to hack out, he laid-up and then put a 9 iron 20 feet from the pin, I hit a 4 hybrid 220 yards to 15 feet. All on the line he realistically just needed to 2 putt for the win as I hadn't sunk a 15 footer all day. He 3 putted, I 2 putted for the tie icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1489 of 1922
Nice going fang and pilot. I played on Sunday and had the worst front 9 I can remember in a long time. We were stuck behind a threesome who was stuck behind the SLOWEST twosome EVER. We were chatting with the threesome and they said they timed the one guy, apparently his pre-shot routine included standing at address for 45 seconds before making his swing/stroke.

The guy I was partnered up with could only play the front 9 anyways which was too bad, great guy, so I passed the slowpokes at the turn by taking the shortcut to 11 while they were hacking away on 10. Back 9 was much improved for me as I could play at my pace and rhythm.
post #1490 of 1922
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Nice going fang and pilot. I played on Sunday and had the worst front 9 I can remember in a long time. We were stuck behind a threesome who was stuck behind the SLOWEST twosome EVER. We were chatting with the threesome and they said they timed the one guy, apparently his pre-shot routine included standing at address for 45 seconds before making his swing/stroke.
The guy I was partnered up with could only play the front 9 anyways which was too bad, great guy, so I passed the slowpokes at the turn by taking the shortcut to 11 while they were hacking away on 10. Back 9 was much improved for me as I could play at my pace and rhythm.

Front 9itis must be catching.
post #1491 of 1922
Didn't mean to spread it, fellas.
post #1492 of 1922
Playing in a tournament tomorrow. It is in a unique "Survivor" format.

It's played at a par-3 course, quite nice for what it is. You start with 10 people on each of the front nine holes. Play the hole, worst score gets kicked out. If there is a tie for worst, there is a chip-off. Play next hole, worst score gets kicked out. Continue on until there is only one person per hole. Bring final 9 together and continue in same format until there is a 3-hole playoff between the final two players.

You never have to be best, just so long as you aren't the worst. Weather is supposed to be awful tomorrow, but that should play into my favour I think. I'm looking forward to it.
post #1493 of 1922
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Originally Posted by denning View Post

Playing in a tournament tomorrow. It is in a unique "Survivor" format.
It's played at a par-3 course, quite nice for what it is. You start with 10 people on each of the front nine holes. Play the hole, worst score gets kicked out. If there is a tie for worst, there is a chip-off. Play next hole, worst score gets kicked out. Continue on until there is only one person per hole. Bring final 9 together and continue in same format until there is a 3-hole playoff between the final two players.
You never have to be best, just so long as you aren't the worst. Weather is supposed to be awful tomorrow, but that should play into my favour I think. I'm looking forward to it.

I played in one of these at a Member/Guest at Oak Tree National in OKC last spring. Very cool format. Lots of razzing. Can be a bit disconcerting hitting a shot with that many people on the tee, especially if they all know each other and are giving everyone a hard time. The one I played in was slightly different in that it was 19 2-man teams and it was played as a modified alternate shot. They eliminated 2 teams per hole, with ties decided by a chip-off.

Because of the size of the tournament, they actually ran two of these groups; one off the front and one off the back.

They had a forecaddy down the fairway who would locate everyone's shot, hold the pins, etc. The forecaddy for my group was Bob Tway. The forecaddy for the other group was Scott Verplank. Both are members at Oak Tree and were hanging out most of the weekend. Very cool.
post #1494 of 1922
It's really amazing how completely untalented I am at golf. I really seem to have to think about every single aspect of the swing all at once and keep it in the front of my mind to be able to do anything at all with my game.

Have really been struggling with my irons all year. I mean really fighting them. I go and work on the range, play 2-3 times a week, etc. and literally haven't felt like I've hit more than a few solid iron shots all summer. And usually then the solid ones go over the green because I've so over-clubbed to get my other shots there. About halfway through the front 9 on Sunday I suddenly realized that my grip pressure was too tight. Voila. Suddenly I was scorching the ball at the hole. Made a couple of birdies in a row to start the back 9 and hit 7 of the last 13 greens and was right there on another 2 or 3.

You'd think that after 40 years a few things would come naturally, but it just doesn't seem to work that way with me.
post #1495 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

It's really amazing how completely untalented I am at golf. I really seem to have to think about every single aspect of the swing all at once and keep it in the front of my mind to be able to do anything at all with my game.
Have really been struggling with my irons all year. I mean really fighting them. I go and work on the range, play 2-3 times a week, etc. and literally haven't felt like I've hit more than a few solid iron shots all summer. And usually then the solid ones go over the green because I've so over-clubbed to get my other shots there. About halfway through the front 9 on Sunday I suddenly realized that my grip pressure was too tight. Voila. Suddenly I was scorching the ball at the hole. Made a couple of birdies in a row to start the back 9 and hit 7 of the last 13 greens and was right there on another 2 or 3.
You'd think that after 40 years a few things would come naturally, but it just doesn't seem to work that way with me.

Yes, but the worst game of golf is still better than the best day in the office.
post #1496 of 1922
1 over par 73 today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Needed bogey on 17 and 18 to break par and I double bogeyed them both ffffuuuu.gif

Still can't complain, best round in a long long time. 2 30 foot birdie putts a 40 foot par putt and lipped out two other monster putts. Hit every fairway except 17 and 18. I am the happy.
post #1497 of 1922
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

1 over par 73 today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Needed bogey on 17 and 18 to break par and I double bogeyed them both ffffuuuu.gif
Still can't complain, best round in a long long time. 2 30 foot birdie putts a 40 foot par putt and lipped out two other monster putts. Hit every fairway except 17 and 18. I am the happy.

Sounds like you beasted that course. Nice job.

I was invited at the last minute to a tournament upstate last Saturday but I already had plans. I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable to compete, considering my last outing. I haven't even touched my clubs since that front 9 fiasco. I need to take some time and then get some range work in to hammer things down for the fall season.
post #1498 of 1922
Getting to the golf withdrawals stage of my week. Ready to get back home and play golf for a week straight.
post #1499 of 1922
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Sounds like you beasted that course. Nice job.
I was invited at the last minute to a tournament upstate last Saturday but I already had plans. I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable to compete, considering my last outing. I haven't even touched my clubs since that front 9 fiasco. I need to take some time and then get some range work in to hammer things down for the fall season.

Thanks.

I didn't practice at all between my front nine disaster and yesterday's round.
post #1500 of 1922
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Getting to the golf withdrawals stage of my week. Ready to get back home and play golf for a week straight.

Am jelly.
I'm trying to convince my wife to go on a golf vacay with one of my golf buddys and his girlfriend. The girls don't golf but they like each other so hopefully ... yeah never happen.
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