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Good Round - New PR

post #1 of 21
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I got in 18 yesterday morning and managed to shoot a new PR of 69, 3 under par. I have been under par for 18 before, but this is the first time I have been in the 60s. I made a 6' slick, downhill, curling putt on the last for birdie to do it. Very satisfying.

I think I hit 16 greens, 5 of 15 fairways and had 31 putts. I had the ball close to the hole all day and I could have gone a lot lower if I had made a few more putts. I'm just glad to have gotten past that barrier. Now I need to see about getting the hole - in - one monkey off my back.
post #2 of 21
Wow! That's some accomplishment, SrMike.

I shot a PR of 40 on nine holes yesterday, 4 over par. My goal is to regularly break 90 this year.
post #3 of 21
Senor Mike Is Da Man! Awesome.
post #4 of 21
phftt! I shot 69 last weekend too and it only took me 12 holes!

Congrats on the fine score
post #5 of 21
Well played, that man - good golf.
post #6 of 21
Nice job!!!

We had a very special visitor at our course today-Masters Champion, Zach Johnson. What a nice young man. He generously signed 4 golf balls I can give to the age group winners of our upcoming junior championships. He's in the mountains enjoying a little family time before heading back out on tour next week.
post #7 of 21
Good Round? - Great Round!
Golf is a wonderful/terrible sport isn't it?
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 

It's Fleeting

Thanks for the kudos! I really appreciate it.

Today I went out and shot 81. One minute you have it, the next you don't. I literally could not find my a$$ with both hands. Oh well...

Mikewil - congrats on meetng Zach. He does come off as a nice guy from what I have seen on TV.

Have fun out there.
post #9 of 21
SRMIKE -----------------way to go big guy , you ARE da MAN!!!

Your round of 81 IS my PR so far this yr!!
--One man's treasure is another man's trash !! :>)
I was "even" thru the first 11 holes then went in the shitter :>(

I'm in my 4 th season of golf so i'm ok with it , but WANT to Break 80 this yr !
post #10 of 21
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Mikewil - congrats on meetng Zach. He does come off as a nice guy from what I have seen on TV.

He was really nice and unpretentious. About gave the cart guy a hernia loading his bag up though.

I understand the fleeting nature of a good game. Friday I hit 12 of 14 fairways and could not buy an approach shot. 3 of the 4 par threes I was maybe a yard short each time and wound up short side bunkered. Maybe next time.
post #11 of 21
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I got in 18 yesterday morning and managed to shoot a new PR of 69, 3 under par. ........ I'm just glad to have gotten past that barrier. Now I need to see about getting the hole - in - one monkey off my back.
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I understand the fleeting nature of a good game. Friday I hit 12 of 14 fairways and could not buy an approach shot. 3 of the 4 par threes I was maybe a yard short each time and wound up short side bunkered. Maybe next time.
SrM and "pro" -- good playing

Ahh, the truths of scoring and ballstriking-- last week, 12 fairways 15 greens, 6 birdies, this week 9 fairways, 6 greens, 1 birdie, 10 shot swing, go figure:

SrMike -- you will get that ace -- mine came this year after 40yrs playing
post #12 of 21
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Now I need to see about getting the hole - in - one monkey off my back.

Your time will come.

A few years ago I dunked one at the Keystone River Course on my second 18 of the day. I knew I hit a good shot but thought it was short-my buddies swore it went in even though the hole was hidden a little from the tee. When we drove up I didn't see a ball on the green and gingerly snuck up on the hole; there was my Pro V1 settled beautifully in the bottom. SWEET!!! The nice thing-since it was late when we got in the bar was closed, saved a few bucks!!!

Now, for that double eagle-that very rare and protected creature!!!
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

What a difference a day makes

Mikewil - I'm not going to worry about the hole-in-one. It will happen or it won't. If I keep hitting good shots and try not to think about it, I'll have a better chance


Warp Daddy - keep playing and workin' on it. Getting to a low of 81 in 4 years is really good. What you have to learn to do is not be score focused and just play each shot. That IS the HARD part.

Rapid - see answer to mikewil

Today I took the boy out for the Jr. program. They worked on putting and the game today was was blind draw for the lowest team putts. It was interesting. I was playing and mostly looking for my boys ball, so I was play pretty loose. I started par, bogey, bogey, then I birdied 4 of the next 5 holes to shoot 34. If I can learn to stay loose like that all the time, I'm going to shoot some pretty interesting scores.

BTW, that sort of makes up for yesterday's Out-of-Body experience on the golf course.
post #14 of 21
SR MIKE thanx pardner for the good advice !

Its so true !

Last season the day i got my first and only ACE I was as "loose as a swoose " that day , no pressure , nothing but down easy swings , no performance focus at all --go figure
post #15 of 21
Nice job on the PR, -3 is an awesome score and the fact that it = 69 for you is a bonus to boot!

I've shot 69 twice, although it was on a par 69 course(Warwick Country Club in Warwick RI), and I've had a -2 70 on multiple par 72's.

It's really fun when you get in that "zone" with all those fairways and greens, the toughest part though is not to think that "this game is easy" or as we all know the second you think that, those "golf gods" will come back with a vengence!

I had a 1 over 73 today, and the 26 putts helped offset only hitting 9 greens and 5 fairways That hole just kept getting in the way of 15 to 20 foot putts
post #16 of 21
Inspired by the golf talk on episki, I played my annual round of golf yesterday (my last round was Torrey Pines South on 7/31/06 with my father-in-law). It was about 100 degrees here in Jacksonville yesterday, but it was a "wet heat". I hit all 14 fairways in regulation and hit 13 greens in regulation; I made 10 pars. I also made 4 double-bogeys and four triple-bogeys for a tidy 92. I lost count of my putts. At least I didn't lose any balls. My clubs are back in the closet. They're happier in the closet.
post #17 of 21
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At least I didn't lose any balls. My clubs are back in the closet. They're happier in the closet.
Much better when you don't lose your balls.
So the clubs are in time out for a year?
C'mon..........do they really deserve that long of a time out?:
post #18 of 21
Whereas I played 36 holes at the Berkshire on Tuesday, and had a total nightmare, losing about 6 balls on my way to 98 (26 over! I'm supposed to be off 13!) in the morning, and a pathetic back nine playing greensomes in the afternoon.

A week ago I couldn't hit a bad drive; on Tuesday, I hit one good one in the afternoon (drove a 295yd par 4 - the two of us [greensomes, remember] managed to three-putt, naturally) and the rest were beyond dreadful.

There's a reason golf is a four-letter word.
post #19 of 21

Golf PR

Nice golf Mike. Can't break 80, best round is 81, still working on the game, a constant struggle but enjoy the challenge. Congratulations!
post #20 of 21
(Hey Pete--ever played the Shoshone course near Kellogg? That's got to be the premier practice course I have yet encountered--every lie is on a sidehill, the tee boxes are diabolically placed and not at all level, and trouble is everywhere. Enjoy the spanking!)
post #21 of 21

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NOLO, yes I have played Shoshone several times. Nice course. I hit a really nice drive on 6 or 7, the long one when you T off up on the hill. Ball went about 150 yards and hit a guide wire. Coouldn't do that again in a million shots. If you're ever in the area St. Maries has a great course also. Retirement is being good to me. Monday played in Couer d alene with 3 ski instructors from Silver Mt., today caught 14 smallmouth on the Lake and tommorrow playing in an old guy tournament in Post Falls at Prarie Falls Course. Oh well - staying in shape for skiing. If I ever learn how to his the long ball fast - oh sorry getting my sports mixed up.
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