Originally Posted by Fang66
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.
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