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Can you win your club championship?


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#241 MeikoKaji

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:28 AM

Lost in 21 holes.  Lost in 19 holes.  Otherwise, typically make it to the semis for the last 5 or 6 years.  Lost by 1 in the stroke play event.

It used to be heartbreaking and I do want it.  Oh, I want it.  But, now, I can honestly say I am very happy I don't lose, I give my best.  I get beaten.  But, it could have gone my way.

I'm competing against 'professional amateurs' who are former pros or are there every day, have + hdcps.  I'm lucky if I can practice for an hour or two a week and one guy I know practices 4 hours at a time just on putting.  I just can't do that but I will not give it away, it must be taken.


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#242 whiteout73

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

Probably not, but I suppose I'll find out.  My club is having their first-ever championship in a couple weeks.  It is 36 holes, stroke play, two flights - Championship (no hdcp and playing the back tees) and Handicapped (use hdcp, and the middle tees) I'm just debating about which flight I want to sign up for.  With my low handicap, I'd think I have NO chance in the handicapped flight.  However, I also know that I probably stand very little chance playing scratch, especially from the back tees, which at my club are no joke- a few forced carries, etc.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:01 AM

Play in the Championship flight.   Need to measure yourself against the best.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

Not even with 12 stroke lead per round.  We have some guys who go low. Super low.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

I could but it would take a perfect storm of events that include me playing well, the weather being pretty nasty, and some luck.  I would say our talent pool at our CC is lower than 95% of CC's out there but we have 4 or 5 golfers that are very stout.  But if somehow those guys didn't play their best I could compete.   Last year was probably my best chance and I couldn't play.  It is normally scheduled in the Aug/Sept time frame but weather postponed it last year to November.  It ended up Cold and very windy.  I think something like 75/72 won.  I am pretty long so I can negate the wind on our course as long as I'm not wild with it.  So if (and that's a huge IF) I would have been on top of my game I could have legitimately competed but who knows how I would have finished under that pressure.  One of my biggest problems is I didn't play competitive golf growing up so I don't have the experience of playing with nerves.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:52 AM

There are only 2 things the keep me from winning my club championship, talent and commitment.  Other than that I'm set.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:53 PM

I came in second last year and am way better than I was last year so I expect to win. If I don't I'll be disappointed

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:19 PM

at my club winning the championship and $3 will get me a beer in the members bar.  Plus tip of course.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:32 PM

I manage my club's electronic calendar so this year I'm planning to make a last minute change to the date. If absolutely no one else shows up, I have a chance.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

Realistically, I should win our club champs as long as I don't completely capitulate and destroy a round or two... 72 hole strokeplay, theres only 3 +markers in our club, and the other two are very volatile golfers, good for a -6 but also good for a +15 in a champs round. Last year I held the 36 hole lead by 3 but had to withdraw from the event due to a Saturday exam at university (what a rort) so hopefully this year I can get to all 4 rounds.

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#251 AC168

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

I have a good chance of winning the Sr. Club Championship ... except I'm not a Sr. yet ...

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

View PostAC168, on 23 June 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

I have a good chance of winning the Sr. Club Championship ... except I'm not a Sr. yet ...

I was going to slip into my club championship as a senior last year.  I thought maybe I could whip up a 75 or 76 and be the surprise winner.  Turns out the actual winner shot a 67.  My 75 or 76 would have landed me in next to last place.  That was the moment I realized that I've got no shot in these tournaments anymore.

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