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chevelle
Get my head together

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Tuesday December 24, 2019 5:13 AM
Jan 2019 I shot 78,first time below 80. In the last 11 months I have had 2 other shots at 79 and blew it both times. First I needed a boggie on 18 at El Prado Chino Creek (a par 4) and I doubled for 80. Last week I needed a pair on 18 at Dos Lagos (a pair 5) for 79 and I blew it again, put the drive in the water and got a boggie for 80. The positive is I came close 2 more times. You know when I bowled, and I was good, with 3 300s and 2 800 series, and averaging 231 one year, it told me 25 years to learn to control my emotions and my body when I had the first 9 strikes so I could get up in the 10th frame and crush 3 strikes for 300. I hope it doesn't take that long in golf because I am 67 and don't have 25 years left, LOL.
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Tuesday December 24, 2019 8:31 AM
It’s funny (and I think the same way) how 79 is so much better than 80 lol

[[Edited by dcoachl on Tuesday December 24, 2019 8:31 AM]]
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Tuesday December 24, 2019 9:02 AM
LOL?!

"The older I get the better I used to be." - Lee Trevino

The elusive 79 (or better). From what you've wrote, looks to me you have the ability and the mental fortitude to do it. My last chance at 79 had even 36 on front I'm thinking I can't miss making the turn... never mind how that went. Had a 69 on a Par 58 course this year. Does that count?

Having under 30 putts a round is a more realistic goal for me these days. Sunday at Yocha DeHe had 15 on the front; 3 putt the 18th = 31 total for the round, LOL.

Another stat I should accomplish this year is shooting my age. Not strokes in the round, but rounds played in 2019 (59th) this weekend.

Merry Christmas to all
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Tuesday December 24, 2019 10:00 AM
I like the idea of playing my age in rounds. 63 rounds would be pretty awesome. I might even have a chance to break 80 again. I remember after I broke 80 the first time being told it will be easier now that had done it. Not true. Took several years to shoot 79 again and have only done it twice. I have learned not to add my score till after the round because I don't want to know what I "might" be able to shoot. The first time I had a 38 on the front nine and got excited at he possibilities I shot 50 on the back and never counted up my score at the turn again!
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Wednesday December 25, 2019 5:38 AM
Every time I shoot a low round, like breaking 80, I am soon reminded of how good a round that was and how difficult it is to repeat.
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Wednesday December 25, 2019 7:51 AM
QUOTED  Every time I shoot a low round, like breaking 80, I am soon reminded of how good a round that was and how difficult it is to repeat.


Copy that Jim.

QUOTED  It’s funny (and I think the same way) how 79 is so much better than 80 lol



I think many feel this way Scott.

Keith, I am into stats and scores as much as anyone on this website. I know exactly how many over I am heading into the last few holes. I DO think this is sometimes to my detriment because of "pressure" that no one knows exists but me. It is solely a battle within to finish below 80 AND to par or better as many holes as possible that particular day. I cannot change who I am just because I may be +6 after 17. If I would have tried a long iron approach shot over water early in the round, you can be d%mn sure I would try the same shot on #18 even if I could hit 2 wedges around land and 2 putt for a bogey and a 79. Sometimes I respond to the "pressure" I put on myself and make par for a 78. Sometimes I ckoke like a dog on a chicken bone, dunk one in the water and what might have been turns into an 81. Either way, I did my best to finish with a par. I can live with that.

There is a feeling of satisfaction when I come in with a 79, even if I was leaking oil down the stretch and barely made it by playing poorly the last few holes. Come in with an 80, even if I played well down the stretch, it feels like a rare missed opportunity to reach the elusive 70's for me.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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Wednesday December 25, 2019 8:58 AM
It's funny, I remember having stood on the 18th tee box knowing I needed birdie or par to shoot 79 or better, 5 or 6 times, and failing. I guess I remember those instances because I was so angry afterwards. I also remember that once I did accomplish the sub80 feat, it took me many rounds to do it again.
My 'great white whale' of the present is an even par round. Closest I've come has been 2 over on Champions at Tukwet Canyon after getting bogeys on the last two holes! Complete mental letdown, quick synopsis;
17th hole par 3, approx 165/170 to pin, light breeze in face (didn't take into account), hit straight shot came up short of green, chip up two putt bogey.
18th hole par 4 into light breeze, very good drive, left approx 140/150 to red flag pin. Left an easy swinging 9 iron (had forgot about the wing, arg!) just short of the green. Chip up, two putt bogey.
That was about 6 months ago, I left the course steaming mad at myself, despite it being the best round I've ever played. The irony of this game! It's the only thing I do where I leave angry, but can't wait to come back!
Back to that sub80 convo, looking back on the golfer I was, compared to the golfer I am now, helps me set goals for the future.
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Saturday March 7, 2020 12:49 AM
Well I did it again. Played goose creek yesterday and shot 36 on front, was playing well thru 16 holes and if I par 17(a short par 5) and boggie 18 (a long par 4) I shoot 77, well I doubled both holes to shoot 80. That is the 3rd time in the last 7 months that I blew a sub 80 round on the 18th hole. Well I am still happy with 80, but really want another sub 80 round, I only have one.
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Hollis
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Saturday March 7, 2020 8:28 AM
Care to give us a swing by swing analysis starting from the 17th tee box, reachable slight dogleg right par 5? Which club was the culprit? Did you press for a birdie?
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chevelle
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Sunday March 8, 2020 4:59 AM
After boggie on 16 the long par 3 which I was happy with, I was trying to par 17, slight breeze into my face and since I am 67 years old and average drive is only 213 I just ended up swing too hard with the driver and lost it right, penalty stoke hit 3rd and still had 210 to front of green where the flag was, hit a 7w to 20 feet of front of green , pitch and run was a little long and just missed the putt coming bac, so 7 double. I knew all I needed was a boggie on 18 for 79. Hole 18 into the wind but hit a great shot, middle of fairway 20 yards from water on right, scoped the flag and had 158 into the wind, pulled out a 5H and was aiming left of the flag and toed it right at the flag and fell short into the water. I should have just hit 8I way left of green and pitch and run and played for boggie. Oh well. Oh BTW, Hollis, I read your profile statement " I work to live, I don't live to work", I love it, I worked 44 years at Fluor and that was my motto and I said that to everyone all the time.

[[Edited by chevelle on Sunday March 8, 2020 5:16 AM]]
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