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Can you win your club championship?


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#331 ritz0019

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:01 PM

To the original OP, I think you have to consider these things to honestly assess if you can win:

1)  What usually wins it?  There is always going to be different playing conditions, weather, rough length and so on that could determine what the winning score?
2)  Then based on that, how often have you shot that score?   If the answer is not very often it would be extremely fortuitous to win.  

When I won my three, I was playing the best golf of my life and I shot those scores or even better most days when playing casually.  


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#332 Sixcat

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

View Postritz0019, on 23 October 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

To the original OP, I think you have to consider these things to honestly assess if you can win:

1)  What usually wins it?  There is always going to be different playing conditions, weather, rough length and so on that could determine what the winning score?
2)  Then based on that, how often have you shot that score?   If the answer is not very often it would be extremely fortuitous to win.  

When I won my three, I was playing the best golf of my life and I shot those scores or even better most days when playing casually.  


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:44 PM

I already won one! I was 16 at the time and couldn't take any of the prizes, the course donated everything to the golf team instead. I am 51 now by the way. :to_become_senile:
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:02 PM

I finished second by a shot twice. That was 40 plus years ago and it still pisses me off. Probably because my little brother won it a year later. DRAT.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

Haven't played since '15 and went back and found my post, lol. Before the knee surgery in '14 and associated knee issues prior to that had a couple of good results in the stroke play - 2nd and 3rd gross and a 1st net which got my name on a plaque but just didn't excite me since I choked away the "title" (and that was the year my oldest daughter won the women's, so missed out on the family "slam"). She and I did win the first member/member several years ago and I'll take that over any other forever, believe me. We have a match play and stroke play, somewhat limited participation and both are winnable, the match play by anyone since it's a handicap and the stroke play by about up to 5-7 or so different players in theory.  Saw this thread and read through it again and I need a golf goal this summer and these are going to be it.  Now if Monte can just help further refine the "world's most stubborn golf swing"!  Oh yeah, and I'll probably have to practice. ;-(

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Edited by Hawkeye77, 11 February 2018 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

View PostHawkeye77, on 11 February 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

Haven't played since '15 and went back and found my post, lol. Before the knee surgery in '14 and associated knee issues prior to that had a couple of good results in the stroke play - 2nd and 3rd gross and a 1st net which got my name on a plaque but just didn't excite me since I choked away the "title" (and that was the year my oldest daughter won the women's, so missed out on the family "slam"). She and I did win the first member/member several years ago and I'll take that over any other forever, believe me. We have a match play and stroke play, somewhat limited participation and both are winnable, the match play by anyone since it's a handicap and the stroke play by about up to 5-7 or so different players in theory.  Saw this thread and read through it again and I need a golf goal this summer and these are going to be it.  Now if Monte can just help further refine the "world's most stubborn golf swing"!  Oh yeah, and I'll probably have to practice. ;-(

Fun reading through this today.

Sounds a lot like our club Hawkeye. Just a few guys who can realistically expect to have a chance (although they also give net awards, mainly trying to have as many people as possible win something) to win. An ex mini tour guy, an ex club pro, one of the state's top ams, and then your small collection of guys around scratch.

It's a shame the turnout isn't better, we don't even have an entry fee.

Good to have a goal for the season. Think how much better you'll feel fall when you can look at your Club Champion plaque while the Huskers are trashing the Hawks!!  Cheers Buddy��
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#337 Hawkeye77

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:24 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 11 February 2018 - 03:45 PM, said:

View PostHawkeye77, on 11 February 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

Haven't played since '15 and went back and found my post, lol. Before the knee surgery in '14 and associated knee issues prior to that had a couple of good results in the stroke play - 2nd and 3rd gross and a 1st net which got my name on a plaque but just didn't excite me since I choked away the "title" (and that was the year my oldest daughter won the women's, so missed out on the family "slam"). She and I did win the first member/member several years ago and I'll take that over any other forever, believe me. We have a match play and stroke play, somewhat limited participation and both are winnable, the match play by anyone since it's a handicap and the stroke play by about up to 5-7 or so different players in theory.  Saw this thread and read through it again and I need a golf goal this summer and these are going to be it.  Now if Monte can just help further refine the "world's most stubborn golf swing"!  Oh yeah, and I'll probably have to practice. ;-(

Fun reading through this today.

Sounds a lot like our club Hawkeye. Just a few guys who can realistically expect to have a chance (although they also give net awards, mainly trying to have as many people as possible win something) to win. An ex mini tour guy, an ex club pro, one of the state's top ams, and then your small collection of guys around scratch.

It's a shame the turnout isn't better, we don't even have an entry fee.

Good to have a goal for the season. Think how much better you'll feel fall when you can look at your Club Champion plaque while the Huskers are trashing the Hawks!!  Cheers Buddy��

Well, we don't have guys anywhere near as good as yours, so at least I'm not competing above my modest level, but this thread just got me thinking about my not really working on my game as much as I should and not having the right attitude about some friendly competition (and it's winter so it sounds good).  Definitely need goals.

The other we will revisit I'm sure the day after Thanksgiving!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:19 AM

I'll update from my earlier post, i ended up winning my club champs by 7 after shooting 70-72-75-77 (par 72). The last two round scores weren't great, but the last round was in winds I've never experienced before, and i got lazy finishing double-bogey when i realised i was up by 11, but nonetheless, very pleased with the result, lead by 11 after the first two rounds in very trying conditions. Fyi our course record is 68 hence the high scoring
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

I got fourth last year after leading on the first day. Looking back, I still had sooooo much to improve on. This year I really think I can take it.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

i didn't win last year but damnit, i'm doing it this year.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

Finished second 2 years in a row by 1 shot after taking a triple on Sunday two years in a row. Sigh. Left a chip 2 inches short to force a playoff this past year.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:07 PM

I've won mine.  I always expect to have a chance to win, even though there are a handful of scratch players at my club.  It's definitely hard, but anything can happen in match play.

On the flip side, we have different flights.  Previous year's champion gets the 1 seed, but there are 15 spots to claim via a stroke play tournament.  Some guys just like making the top flight, even if they know they can't win.  It's all about your goals and skill level. Would you rather be in a lower flight and win or qualify as one of the top 16 and lose?

This past year I played like trash in the qualifier and just missed top 16.  I ended up losing in the finals of the 2nd flight because I had nothing going that day.  To me, it also didn't matter too much given it wasn't the overall champion.

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