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August 3rd, 2021 at 3:31:36 AM permalink
I play a lot. Watch a lot. Am an 11 now, but probably really a 13-14 or so. Our group plays out of bounds or lost balls like lateral hazards. And since some of the courses we play have iffy sand traps, we allow ‘rake and place’ often.

I have a younger friend who is probably an 18-20, but hits the ball as long as any pro not named Bryson. I played in a scramble with him yesterday. On one par 5, he hit his drive 336 yards and straight. It was wet so not much roll. The hole was listed at 500 yards, but pin was up front so we had 150 left. He hit pitching wedge on his second shot on a par 5. All 4 of us played better than we usually would. We ended up 11 under on this 6750 yard course. As I was the lowest handicap player, that really is an amazing result.

I love golf. Tee time in an hour.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 4:20:04 AM permalink
11 under is an excellent score (6,750 yards, 11 hdc best player). Seriously good.

Good thread- let's hope it gets lots of action.

I "only" play 6 days per week. And I practice on my "off" day.

And I also have a tee time this morning.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 4:29:02 AM permalink
If anyone wants to know what I look like in an almost out of control rage, then they should take me golfing.

I'm just kidding; I wouldn't go. I'll only golf if I am by myself.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 4:55:12 AM permalink
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If anyone wants to know what I look like in an almost out of control rage, then they should take me golfing.

I'm just kidding; I wouldn't go. I'll only golf if I am by myself.



I know what you mean.

99% of the time that #@$#$@ clown shuts his mouth just as I putt.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 5:01:57 AM permalink
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I know what you mean.

99% of the time that #@$#$@ clown shuts his mouth just as I putt.



I'm pretty much Happy Gilmore, except (other than out of control streams of profanity) my two big, "Blowups," are either the club into tree throw, or casually tossing my club into a pond.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 5:03:26 AM permalink
My best round ever was a -2, I left the 18th with two fewer clubs than I had when I started the round.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 6:49:42 AM permalink
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I play a lot. Watch a lot. Am an 11 now, but probably really a 13-14 or so. Our group plays out of bounds or lost balls like lateral hazards. And since some of the courses we play have iffy sand traps, we allow ‘rake and place’ often.

I have a younger friend who is probably an 18-20, but hits the ball as long as any pro not named Bryson. I played in a scramble with him yesterday. On one par 5, he hit his drive 336 yards and straight. It was wet so not much roll. The hole was listed at 500 yards, but pin was up front so we had 150 left. He hit pitching wedge on his second shot on a par 5. All 4 of us played better than we usually would. We ended up 11 under on this 6750 yard course. As I was the lowest handicap player, that really is an amazing result.

I love golf. Tee time in an hour.



i am so jealous of your frequent golf. I get to play at most once a week and am still terrible. I think if I ever get the opportunity to play three days a week I will take it more serious and practice a little. Today my practice is one practice swing per round, on the first tee and then I never take another one. i haven't been to the range in over 5 years.
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August 3rd, 2021 at 10:30:06 AM permalink
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I play a lot. Watch a lot. Am an 11 now, but probably really a 13-14 or so. Our group plays out of bounds or lost balls like lateral hazards. And since some of the courses we play have iffy sand traps, we allow ‘rake and place’ often.

I have a younger friend who is probably an 18-20, but hits the ball as long as any pro not named Bryson. I played in a scramble with him yesterday. On one par 5, he hit his drive 336 yards and straight. It was wet so not much roll. The hole was listed at 500 yards, but pin was up front so we had 150 left. He hit pitching wedge on his second shot on a par 5. All 4 of us played better than we usually would. We ended up 11 under on this 6750 yard course. As I was the lowest handicap player, that really is an amazing result.

I love golf. Tee time in an hour.


I have played for a long bit. I quit when I was age 59. It was not fun anymore, got worse, lost about 6 hours each time I played, and was pretty miserable in general. The only exception was an annual reunion once a year with my former Marine friends. We played in the winter usually at Myrle Beach, S.C. I would throw my clubs in the car and drive there, meet up, play, and then come home and toss the clubs in the garage until the next year's reunion.

At age 73, I started up again and have been playing at least twice a week. A rude awakening!! Club head speed = 67 mph and there is a curse to go along with my deficiency --- I am always in the middle of the fairway.

The toughest course I have ever played - Kiawah Island, S.C. where they played the Ryder Cup and the U.S. Open.

What is the most difficult course you have experienced?

More later.

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August 3rd, 2021 at 10:32:10 AM permalink
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My best round ever was a -2, I left the 18th with two fewer clubs than I had when I started the round.


You forgot to assess yourself a 10 stroke penalty per broken or tossed club. Real score 16 over par.

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August 3rd, 2021 at 10:33:14 AM permalink
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You forgot to assess yourself a 10 stroke penalty per broken or tossed club. Real score 16 over par.

tuttigym



Ha! Eighteen, but I got it.

The toughest courses I have ever played are all of the courses that have had greens.
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