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What's your biggest differential from front/back nine?


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#31 Thug Hunter

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:30 PM

View PostRRFireblade, on 16 June 2016 - 02:09 PM, said:

Seen it work both ways....

Blow up on the front, no pressure on the back.
Kill it on the front, too much pressure to maintain on the back.

Also...

Not enough warm up on the front, loose on the back.
Warm and ready on the front, fatigued sets in on the back.

Then of course it all depends on what time the golf gods wake up on the weekends....

That was me yesterday, no doubt about it.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 03:18 PM

50-38 two months ago.  our home course is tight, OB both sides, and especially tight on the front.  I got lost on the tee box and put 4 balls OB in the first 6 holes.  got it back after that.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:01 PM

I've mentioned this a couple times if for no other reason than to keep folks from walking off after a horrible front 9.

I really, really wanted to walk off after 9.  I figured it would build character if I stuck it out.  Glad I did.

59 on the front for a +23, bad case of the S word.  I think I even sh...ked a couple putts - 38 on the back, +2 for a crowd pleasing 97.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

51-37. Nines were roughly same toughness. Wild game.
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

56-36 about 18 years ago. I would guess that I was around a 12 cap back then.


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Last year I went 38-47 when I had my first lead in a tournament with 5 holes to play (a 5 shot lead).
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:25 AM

View PostThug Hunter, on 15 June 2016 - 02:00 PM, said:

Today I started par par and followed by shooting the worst 9 in my adult life......an embarrassing 53. I'm a 8.9 on GHIN.  I then proceed to shoot 38 (+2) on the back and could have very easily shot even par with 2 missed par putts from within 4-5'.

I had two massive blowup holes and really didn't hit a single good shot on the front.  The back 9 was a completely different story.  I couldn't miss a putt and made 2 birds.  I left the course thinking that was the worst golf and best golf I've ever played in the same round.  

Usually I'm a slow starter and finish better on the back, but today was brutal.  So what's your biggest differential from front and back nine in the same round?
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:38 AM

I recently shot a 42/57. Nuf said.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:37 PM

View PostAZBearcat, on 15 June 2016 - 02:05 PM, said:

Not score wise but my concentration isn't as good on the back nine
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:45 PM

I am currently a 5.4. Usually if I am "dialed in" I can stay in the moment and hold my score. And, on the opposite side, usually if I am having a bad day it stays that way.

In a tourney round back in January I shot a 43 on the front. I could not put together two consistent shots if my life depended on it. And then I proceeded to shoot a 38 on the back - and that was with a triple on the final hole. All I needed was a par on 18 and I, for the first time ever, would have shot under par on a side during a tourney. And I lipped out two birdie putts along the way!

The worst part was that in a recent practice round I had shot a really solid 39 on the front and had fallen completely apart on the back. If only, huh? Put together a nice front, keep the back as is with the exception of the final hole, and it would have been my lowest round ever. By far.

That 81 ended up netting me third place too BTW. Everyone was having a hard time on that course. The winning score was a net of 76.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 01:44 AM

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View PostTcann32, on 16 June 2016 - 11:34 AM, said:

View Postrecklessmonkey, on 16 June 2016 - 11:22 AM, said:

Last week shot a 42-50 and the round prior I went 45-52. On both rounds, I had horrible starts to the back 9, triple/double and bogey/triple/quad respectively. It almost seems like I don't know where my swing went or even remember how to swing a club and it trickles down to everything else, then I slowly regain form as I finish the round, but the damage is already done.

As a 20 hcp, I am actually encouraged by this. It shows me that what I have been working on and the practice I have put in is making me progress and get better. I just need to find a way to carry it over from the front 9 to the back 9. This has me looking forward even more than ever to the next ball I hit, the next range/practice session, and my next round.

Try not totaling your score. Some of my better scores come from not seeing that number after the front 9. You'll know you're playing well, but often times you'll end up better than you thought.

Thanks for the tip! I will give it a try next time. I usually put my score for the round and the keep track of the total # over par, but don't carry over that number and start fresh on the back nine. But, I think these last two instances, I was really aware of how well I played on the front 9 and thoughts started running through my mind and I may have started pressing on the back when things went array. So possibly not knowing the total score will hopefully help me to be a little naive to where my score sits. Also, I really need to make sure I am properly hydrated and energized with food to keep both my mind and body fresh.

I've primarily been playing on league nights lately so my score has been rubbed in my face every hole. The reason I really find that it helps me to not know exactly where I'm at is because when I feel like I need to make something happen, it only makes play worse. Pressure is motivating to me, but when it just builds up hole by hole, things never seem to line up.

Tonight I was able to get out for a twilight round and played pretty bad on the front. My putting was just terrible and that's not something I'm overly used to. At the end of the 9 I tallied it up since I played poorly and knew I'd have nothing to protect on the back, and it was a 46.

All I did on the back again was write down scores but didn't even keep a mental tally of up or down strokes. I doubled 18 which was really disappointing too. But to my surprise, after finally tallying up the score, I shot a 40 on the back with a double and no birdies. If I had known that I was going to stay in the 30's if I played better on 18 I would've done even worse.

Keeping hydrated and having a relatively decent food intake is very important as well.. I have a relatively deep background in fitness and nutrition and honestly always overlooked that part of golf. You don't work overly hard, don't really every find your heart rate elevated or have heavy breathing, but it is a decent workout by the end of the round, especially if you're walking. I never really realized how taxing it can be and what a big difference it makes to stay healthy on the course. You're never going to put together a good back 9 if you hit a wall on 13-14 and have to muster up all your energy to get off the tee.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 04:59 AM

This year, 47-36.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

If I shoot around 10 over or worse on the front, there is no Back-9.......LOL......

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:42 AM

55-35 and I hit the ball just as well on the front but had some wacky things happen.  Hit a sprinkler head in the middle of a fairway and the ball went dead left into a hazard. Had another drive in the middle of the fairway but never found the ball.

I quit caring at the turn and that made the difference.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:19 PM

First tournament a a club I joined two years ago.  Had no official handicap but told them I was around an 8.  Shot 48 on the front, guys asked "are you sure your an 8?"  Three putted 18 for par and shot 32 on the back, again they asked "are you sure your an 8?"   It wound up to work out to right about an 8.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:27 PM

Tournament in highschool

shot a 30 on the front, best I had ever shot on 9 by far

Make the turn and my coach says you got this just hit irons off the tee on the back and you will be medalist

hell I went to s*** shot 50 on the back

missed every green on the back and two balls in hazards and one OB

As a team we lost the match by one stroke

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:17 AM

42-31 is my best come back 18. I also shot 30-37.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 09:15 AM

46-33. On a 9 hole course so played the same nine on the back with a little different tees..
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:01 AM

This just happened yesterday... 32-50. A course I have played a ton over the last couple of years and can play short when the wind is not up and very very long when it gets going. Needless to say almost zero wind on the front and my driver was hitting on all cylinders, only it thought we were playing 9 holes instead of 18 and 5 tee shots OB on 10,11 and 12 meant I switched to hybrid off the tee and in the heavy wind of the afternoon I was toast.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:41 AM

First time I broke 70 shot a smooth 40-29.  Started the back nine Eagle, Eagle, Birdie!  Managed not to throw up the whole way in!


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:35 PM

All-time was a 50-39, where the back was considerably harder.  This was also the first time I broke 90.

A few years ago at OHCC (East) I shot 54-45.  Talk about nerves on the front.......

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:30 PM

36 -188

I got the worst case of the shanks known to man.  I don't know if that was really my back score as I pretty much stopped counting but I bet it wouldn't have been too far off

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

Playing in the North Carolina amateur no less at Cape Fear Country Club in the late/mid 90's

Birdie, Par, Eagle, Birdie, Par, Birdie, Birdie, Par, Double Bogey

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7 Birdies and an Eagle and I shot 73   Granted not a swing from Front to back, but the first 8 and last 5 I played great.   It's the middle 5 holes I needed some work on.  Double on nine from driving under a tree on the left, punch out hit the green and three putt, double on 10 I hit a sprinkler head in the left rough and my ball bounced OB.  Triple I hit one in the water and was so frustrated, I dropped on the tee instead of re-teeing and made a 15 footer for the triple, otherwise it would have been a quad.  I hit 14 greens that day and shot 73.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:23 PM

47-33.  The 33 included 5 birdies in the last 6 holes.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:33 PM

Went 38 - 52 in a State Amateur qualifier a few years ago......that was embarrasing!

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

View Postrgk5, on 19 June 2016 - 04:59 AM, said:

This year, 47-36.

Ditto. Half hour drive from home early in the morning a month ago, Took me six holes to be able to swing the club then the lights went on.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:51 PM

Was back visiting a course I used to work at a couple of years ago, played 36 both days I was there - first day was relatively normal, then I decided it would be a great idea to get bombed the first night with some guys I used to work with, and basically stumbled from their sofa onto the first tee the second day - first round I went 53-36 after calming down after the front 9 with a couple of breakfast beers - had lunch then went back out for the next round, and shot 37-52 - 73 on the middle 18 on a course I've never broken 80 on, and 105 on the outside 18, for a couple of casual 89's...definitely the biggest disparity of scores I've ever had in a round, and I did it twice in the same day on opposite 9's...

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:03 PM

View PostTcann32, on 19 June 2016 - 01:44 AM, said:

View Postrecklessmonkey, on 16 June 2016 - 12:01 PM, said:

View PostTcann32, on 16 June 2016 - 11:34 AM, said:

View Postrecklessmonkey, on 16 June 2016 - 11:22 AM, said:

Last week shot a 42-50 and the round prior I went 45-52. On both rounds, I had horrible starts to the back 9, triple/double and bogey/triple/quad respectively. It almost seems like I don't know where my swing went or even remember how to swing a club and it trickles down to everything else, then I slowly regain form as I finish the round, but the damage is already done.

As a 20 hcp, I am actually encouraged by this. It shows me that what I have been working on and the practice I have put in is making me progress and get better. I just need to find a way to carry it over from the front 9 to the back 9. This has me looking forward even more than ever to the next ball I hit, the next range/practice session, and my next round.

Try not totaling your score. Some of my better scores come from not seeing that number after the front 9. You'll know you're playing well, but often times you'll end up better than you thought.

Thanks for the tip! I will give it a try next time. I usually put my score for the round and the keep track of the total # over par, but don't carry over that number and start fresh on the back nine. But, I think these last two instances, I was really aware of how well I played on the front 9 and thoughts started running through my mind and I may have started pressing on the back when things went array. So possibly not knowing the total score will hopefully help me to be a little naive to where my score sits. Also, I really need to make sure I am properly hydrated and energized with food to keep both my mind and body fresh.

I've primarily been playing on league nights lately so my score has been rubbed in my face every hole. The reason I really find that it helps me to not know exactly where I'm at is because when I feel like I need to make something happen, it only makes play worse. Pressure is motivating to me, but when it just builds up hole by hole, things never seem to line up.

Tonight I was able to get out for a twilight round and played pretty bad on the front. My putting was just terrible and that's not something I'm overly used to. At the end of the 9 I tallied it up since I played poorly and knew I'd have nothing to protect on the back, and it was a 46.

All I did on the back again was write down scores but didn't even keep a mental tally of up or down strokes. I doubled 18 which was really disappointing too. But to my surprise, after finally tallying up the score, I shot a 40 on the back with a double and no birdies. If I had known that I was going to stay in the 30's if I played better on 18 I would've done even worse.

Keeping hydrated and having a relatively decent food intake is very important as well.. I have a relatively deep background in fitness and nutrition and honestly always overlooked that part of golf. You don't work overly hard, don't really every find your heart rate elevated or have heavy breathing, but it is a decent workout by the end of the round, especially if you're walking. I never really realized how taxing it can be and what a big difference it makes to stay healthy on the course. You're never going to put together a good back 9 if you hit a wall on 13-14 and have to muster up all your energy to get off the tee.

Yeah, I can definitely see how pressure can just build when you constantly feel like you need to make things happen. I am definitely going to try to not keep a total score moving forward and just concentrate on the current shot and current hole and see how my scores change.

After years of hitting that wall on the back 9, I have made it a point of emphasis, in this most current foray to try to get better at this game of golf, to try to stay energized and hydrated as best I can. My last outing was at a course i had never been to, I brought food and water, but just ran out of water and there was no cart or Marshall driving around and no available water on the course. So I definitely hit a wall on the back 9 and I know that affected my concentration and play.

Also, good stuff on turning around the round!

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 08:14 PM

53-33. Was down to one ball going into hole 8, and may or may not have had trouble pulling the trigger with fleeting thoughts of shanks in the back of my head. Made a par on on 8 and birdie on 9, then figured it out. BTW front is par 35, so +19 through 7, -4 on last 11

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