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post #1711 of 1935
69 boys 69!

8 birdies. I had 10 birdy putts sunk 7, one chip in birdy. Started the back 9 with three birdies in a row. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Had two eagle putts both of which I missed, one of them I also missed the 5 foot birdy putt coming back. shog[1].gif
post #1712 of 1935
Which mini-golf course was this?

But for real, is this an inside joke or are really you claiming this was a real round? Certain things don't add up:

"I shot 109 a couple of weeks ago, aaaaagggghhhhh I was 1 over after 8 holes, then had a quadruple bogey on the 9th, and 5 over on the tenth!!!! couldn't get back into it after that and played bogey double/triple bogey all the way in. Then I broke a rib playing soccer and I'm off the course for 2 months!" - April

"Very happy and hopefully on the way to breaking 80." – 2 weeks, 4 days ago

"I've been playing golf for almost 40 years." – 2 weeks, 3 days ago

"I would keep a 2 iron in the bag, but I rarely require a dribbling duff that goes about 50 feet. Actually I've never owned nor hit a 2 iron." – 1 week 3 days ago
post #1713 of 1935
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

69 boys 69!

8 birdies. I had 10 birdy putts sunk 7, one chip in birdy. Started the back 9 with three birdies in a row. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Had two eagle putts both of which I missed, one of them I also missed the 5 foot birdy putt coming back. shog[1].gif

Are you playing in the Open this week? happy.gif
post #1714 of 1935
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Originally Posted by Schwazer View Post

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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

69 boys 69!

8 birdies. I had 10 birdy putts sunk 7, one chip in birdy. Started the back 9 with three birdies in a row. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Had two eagle putts both of which I missed, one of them I also missed the 5 foot birdy putt coming back. shog[1].gif

Are you playing in the Open this week? happy.gif

On a U.S. Open prepared course I'd probably score around 69, 69 over par that is.
post #1715 of 1935
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Which mini-golf course was this?

But for real, is this an inside joke or are really you claiming this was a real round? Certain things don't add up:

"I shot 109 a couple of weeks ago, aaaaagggghhhhh I was 1 over after 8 holes, then had a quadruple bogey on the 9th, and 5 over on the tenth!!!! couldn't get back into it after that and played bogey double/triple bogey all the way in. Then I broke a rib playing soccer and I'm off the course for 2 months!" - April

"Very happy and hopefully on the way to breaking 80." – 2 weeks, 4 days ago

"I've been playing golf for almost 40 years." – 2 weeks, 3 days ago

"I would keep a 2 iron in the bag, but I rarely require a dribbling duff that goes about 50 feet. Actually I've never owned nor hit a 2 iron." – 1 week 3 days ago

haters gunna hate.

Nope seriously. 69. Just stayed out of trouble all day and sank putts like a motherfucker.

If you investigate a bit further and check this thread from about this time last year I posted about two rounds in the low 70s.
post #1716 of 1935
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

haters gunna hate.

Nope seriously. 69. Just stayed out of trouble all day and sank putts like a motherfucker.

If you investigate a bit further and check this thread from about this time last year I posted about two rounds in the low 70s.

You're not necessarily lying or cheating. There is room for you to be not lying or not cheating if: 1) You played these rounds at some ridiculously easy mockery of a course (if so should be specified); or 2) I am misjudging all the statements that make you seem like a pretty mediocre golfer fairly recently, and you're actually a very very very very very good golfer that's been playing astronomically badly or inconsistently.

May we have some introductory info: Did you have any playing partners during this round? Any mulligans? How many par 3's 4's and 5's were there? How many yards was the course, what's the rating/slope?

Here's my judgement of the feats involved:

Two eagle putts? Wow, how uncommon. Impressive.

Eight birdies? That's absolutely incredible. I've shot below par 5 or 6 times for 18 holes (legit courses in the Northeast U.S.). The most I've ever made in a round is 5. Usually 0-3 per round.

I fomulated some figures. I average about 1.5 birdies per round with a standard deviation of about 1.25. If I had 8 birdies in a round, that would be 5.2 standard deviations from average. Let's just use 5 standard deviations. Assuming I score birdies with a normal distribution, it would be a 1 in ~2 million rounds occurence for me to have 8 birdies.

You made 7 out of 10 birdie putts? Wow, that's incredible putting. 7 out of 10 is probably average on the *PGA tour* from 5 feet. Did you hit 10 of your par-four approach shots to within 5 feet, or just put absolutely lights out?

A chip in too? Nice, those are difficult and uncommon.

Scenario 1: You're a great golfer.
Wow, that is amazing scoring even for a great golfer. Birdies on ~1/2 of the holes! But how on earth could a great golfer shoot 109, ever ever ever? You recently were hoping to break 80. The difference between breaking 80 and breaking 70 is like the difference between running a marathon in 4 hours or in 3 hours. If you're a 4 hour guy, you don't just have a really good day running and come in at 3 hours.

Scenario 2: The course is something ridiculous.
All bets are off. Please let us know.

Scenario 3:
Exaggeration, mulligans/retries, etc.

Your 69 has to be a mix of the 3 items above. It is possible for it to be 100% scenario 1, but based on your other comments, I imagine there must be at least a bit of scenario 2, and quite possibly some of scenario 3.

haters gonna hate? nooooo.....
realistic guy is gonna be realistic
post #1717 of 1935
hey yup - pro tip: just put him on ignore.
post #1718 of 1935
Ha. But then they don't learn. I like to make the world a better place.
post #1719 of 1935
do you really expect to get anywhere here?
post #1720 of 1935
He and others may (or may not) be more cautious in making outrageous claims. Humiliation breeds humility? Not that my objective was humiliation, but I'm not gonna be like "Oh, ok" when I see someone post the biggest improvement in golf skill of all time.
post #1721 of 1935
Dude, everyone lies about their golf game to begin with. Filter that through internet forum anonymity and it's a wonder we don't have guys hitting 400 yard drives.

Oh, wait.
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Last year I drove through the green of a 360 yard par 4, hit the front bunker and skipped through the green ended up in the back bunker.
post #1722 of 1935
Ha. Yeah, there was another long drive a few months back that I took issue with, not sure if it was Fang or not.

Some of these scenarios are due to people looking at the the hole's length from the tips and failing to take into account they hit from 50 yds further up. Also elevation changes. But it is obviously incumbent on them to know/post these things.
post #1723 of 1935
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Ha. Yeah, there was another long drive a few months back that I took issue with, not sure if it was Fang or not.

Some of these scenarios are due to people looking at the the hole's length from the tips and failing to take into account they hit from 50 yds further up. Also elevation changes. But it is obviously incumbent on them to know/post these things.

It was me.

I thought I posted that my previous round back at my hometown course I hit a 315 yard drive that was GPS confirmed...

I had a couple GPS confirmed (sky caddie) 230-240 yard Fairway woods from the first cut of the rough at Bethpage Red yesterday (boiling hot and humid...). I also had a 318 yard drive (again confirmed on the sky caddie) on hole 16; played a cut perfectly around the trees protecting the right bend. That hole ended up being one of my pars.

I don't claim to be a great golfer, but I can hit what I want and fairly far a decent bit of the time. Overall I had a poor showing as my hangover, dehydration, and soreness from workouts and a softball double header all affected me more than I thought it would. One birdie (par 3, stuck it 8 feet from the pin), 6 pars, a lot of bogeys and several bad blow up holes (lost ball in the tall, dry, fescue or hitting a bad shot out of a fairway bunker and not scrambling).

A true 69 would be really incredible. What was the length of the course, slope, etc?
post #1724 of 1935
I just went out and shot a 59... see?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devil-ball-golf/16-old-shot-59-pinehurst-during-big-junior-153358002.html

oh wait. that wasn't me and I am a ~12 cap who has never broken 70?? oh well, might as well boast about it anonymously to a bunch of online clothing aficionado's... that will get me the babes! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1725 of 1935
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

haters gunna hate.

Nope seriously. 69. Just stayed out of trouble all day and sank putts like a motherfucker.

If you investigate a bit further and check this thread from about this time last year I posted about two rounds in the low 70s.

You're not necessarily lying or cheating. There is room for you to be not lying or not cheating if: 1) You played these rounds at some ridiculously easy mockery of a course (if so should be specified); or 2) I am misjudging all the statements that make you seem like a pretty mediocre golfer fairly recently, and you're actually a very very very very very good golfer that's been playing astronomically badly or inconsistently.

May we have some introductory info: Did you have any playing partners during this round? Any mulligans? How many par 3's 4's and 5's were there? How many yards was the course, what's the rating/slope?

Here's my judgement of the feats involved:

Two eagle putts? Wow, how uncommon. Impressive.

Eight birdies? That's absolutely incredible. I've shot below par 5 or 6 times for 18 holes (legit courses in the Northeast U.S.). The most I've ever made in a round is 5. Usually 0-3 per round.

I fomulated some figures. I average about 1.5 birdies per round with a standard deviation of about 1.25. If I had 8 birdies in a round, that would be 5.2 standard deviations from average. Let's just use 5 standard deviations. Assuming I score birdies with a normal distribution, it would be a 1 in ~2 million rounds occurence for me to have 8 birdies.

You made 7 out of 10 birdie putts? Wow, that's incredible putting. 7 out of 10 is probably average on the *PGA tour* from 5 feet. Did you hit 10 of your par-four approach shots to within 5 feet, or just put absolutely lights out?

A chip in too? Nice, those are difficult and uncommon.

Scenario 1: You're a great golfer.
Wow, that is amazing scoring even for a great golfer. Birdies on ~1/2 of the holes! But how on earth could a great golfer shoot 109, ever ever ever? You recently were hoping to break 80. The difference between breaking 80 and breaking 70 is like the difference between running a marathon in 4 hours or in 3 hours. If you're a 4 hour guy, you don't just have a really good day running and come in at 3 hours.

Scenario 2: The course is something ridiculous.
All bets are off. Please let us know.

Scenario 3:
Exaggeration, mulligans/retries, etc.

Your 69 has to be a mix of the 3 items above. It is possible for it to be 100% scenario 1, but based on your other comments, I imagine there must be at least a bit of scenario 2, and quite possibly some of scenario 3.

haters gonna hate? nooooo.....
realistic guy is gonna be realistic

Have a closer look at my posting history, if I was at all interested in online bragging why would I also post about my terrible rounds?

Scenario 1: I'm not a great golfer. however (as I've already stated I used to be quite good, 20 years ago I averaged 4 or 5 rounds of golf a week for half a decade and I played off single figures. I started playing when I was 7 years old, I can play. The last 2 years I've been back playing reasonably regularly after a break of around 10 years (as noted in this thread).

Scenario 2: I've already posted about the type of course I play, they are short and mountainous, if you hit fairways you can score. Usually I don't hit the fairways, and OB is often only a few club lengths off the fairway. Miss it by 20 feet either way and you are not in the rough you are OB. Two missed fairways can be the difference between 7x and 8x. The course I played is 5,714 yards off the regular tees. Par 72, 4 par 5s, 4 par 3s.

Scenario 3: Go fuck yourself, for someone who knows anything about golf that is the equivalent of calling someone a criminal.

And comparing a 69 on a shortish Japanese course to a P.G.A. course is simply ridiculous.
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