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#61 jli2636

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

Hit a pin a little too hard and it settled to 8-12 inches and also holed a chip from behind the green for eagle on a shortish par 5 today. My problem is I try to hole too many and end up blowing the ball past the hole. If I had to ballpark it I would say 3-4 chip ins a year and I don't think I've ever hiked a bunker shot or long approach.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

Bunker shots I don't hole very often, but I'll hole a chip of some kind about once in 3 rounds. And by that I don't mean anything crazy, but say a 30 foot chip from a decent lie I'll make about as often as I make a 30 foot putt.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:19 PM

~10 years ago when I was playing 3-4 times a week pretty much every week...I dropped one here and there.  Maybe not every round, but I was VERY consistent with pitches and I was good enough to where I had a good amount go in from 5-20 yards of the green and one from ~50 yards.

Edit: Fast-forward to present day me that's lucky to get out once a week...I've holed two pitches in the past 50+ rounds.  What's amusing...one was one-handed from ~10 yards.  I gave zero f***s (I was looking at a double or worse) and it just happened to fall for a double.  The best part...I had two witnesses, lol.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

Chipped in today from a difficult lie behind the green....to pick up 12 carry over skins!  One of the best feelings in golf!
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:01 AM

On the course... here and there.  In practice, all the time.  My short game is pretty good.  :)


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

I've holed one bunker shot in about 30 years, and it was out of a bunker that didn't have a lot of sand in it, the club bounced off the dirt and I half bladed it.  It was going to end up off the green on the other side, but hit the stick dead center and dropped.  This is probably 20 years ago.  Since then, I've lipped a couple out from the sand, but they haven't gone in.  
With chipping, I tend to go in streaks.  I remember a round last year when I chipped in twice in the first 4 holes.  About two weeks ago, in a span of 7 holes, I chipped one to 6 inches, hit the stick dead center with what looked like perfect speed twice, and finally made one.  The last 2-3 rounds, I've struggled to get up & down, leaving a lot of them short.  A lot of it depends on how my iron game is working, as that affects the number of opportunities, and where I miss greens.  If I'm short-siding myself or leaving chips that are downhill and hard to get close, those are obviously going to go in less often than when I have green to work with and the shot is flat or uphill.  Over the year, I probably average one chip-in every 8-10 rounds.
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:21 PM

View Postandrue, on 23 May 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I read somewhere that pros actually like being in bunkers because it's a consistent surface.
The bunkers they play out of are a consistent surface, but for those of us schlubs playing public courses, I think a lot of us find significant variance from bunker to bunker on a lot of the places we play.
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

Not often but I holed out an awesome downhill chip shot for bogie on Friday because my tee shot found water...
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:25 PM

As ridiculous as this is, after my ace a week ago tuesday, that friday night I holed out a bunker shot, then the following tuesday I holed another one (both downhill left to righters too).

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

I'll tell you how often, ONCE.
Finally got my first chip-in on Memorial Day! It was a good feeling.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

Twice this weekend, during 7 hour scrambles(!) I hit chips (90 & 60 yards) that hit the pin and wouldn't fall ( ending up 1" from the hole) for eagles and skins.  Two people and on the same hole each day sunk chips from off the green.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:15 PM

View PostDrGreen, on 24 May 2017 - 08:43 AM, said:

I would say chips -  two to three per year. Bunker shots - one every three years.

So after posting this a few weeks ago ............... I've holed two bunker shots and a chip. Someone needs to post something about how often you make a hole in one.  :lol:

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:26 PM

Played 12 rounds so far this year.  I chipped in today for the first time.  About 20 yards total, slightly opened a 60, skipped it spun and trickled in.

The last bunker shot I holes must have been 4 years ago.  I holed it for eagle on a very difficult par 5.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

pretty rare for me but I holed out from 50 two weeks ago which was a good feeling.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

I've holed out three bunker shots in my entire life.  

Pitches n chips, quite a few.  Don't really keep track.  


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

Holed 2 chips this year so far, though pretty straight forward ones, no bunker shots. Last year I holed probably 4 or 5 chips and 0 bunkers
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

I get close a few times a round, but I usually chip it in once every 5 rounds.   I've only holed a bunker shot twice in all years of playing.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

I played my 1st round of golf 3 years ago on Memorial Day and holed in one from 20 yards. Got hooked that day. A few rounds later played my first nicer course, the bog, and got my 1st birdie by holing out from a greenside bunker.
I broke 100 that fall. Now I'm trying to break 80 consistently.
I play 30+ rounds a year. Haven't holed one from the bunker since. I chip one in a few times a year, but do catch myself just off the green more often that I'd like to be.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:32 AM

I will chip in every 1 to 2 weeks. I will normally hole out from the bunker once or twice a year. I am pretty good bunker player though, I'm hardly in a bunker.
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:26 AM

Once every 40 rounds from the bunker. Once every 10 rounds or so for the chip in. Lots of flags hit.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:39 AM

I can only remember holing one bunker shot ever. I can count on one hand how many chip-ins I've had. I play about 40 times a year.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

Hadn't holed a bunker shot in a long time (several,years I think), Sunday had a long(ish) shot, about 20'yards. Came out just right, hit the green and spun right and rolled about three feet right in the heart. Then my buddy holes a 30' bomb to top the birdie.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Bunker hole outs are few and far between, but chip ins happen once every couple rounds.  If I just miss a green on the fringe I love to chip whereas most people would putt instead.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

This is my 3rd year of golf and I only had 1 bunker shot hole out and 1 chip shot (20yd) hole out so far out of my entire 60 rounds of golf.

both are from the last year and they happened in the same month.

I think I had 3-4 near misses though.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:31 AM

Never had a bunker hole out. For chips, I get 1 or 2 a season with about 30 rounds.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

I have only holed out a bunker shot a couple of times (ever). However chip shots, up until this year I seemed to chip in at least once a round. It was probably once every other round.

Up until this year I considered myself a better chipper than a putter.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

Since I have been tracking stats (Golfpad), I have 8 holeouts in 94 rounds.
Several lip outs and multiple kick-ins, but no statistics on those....
Just say'in...

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:33 AM

Haven't had one in 5 years. When I played more it was very common, the course our group played had small greens. Seemed like I chipped a lot more.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:51 AM

I hole chips all the time, but I'm pretty sure a lot of It's luck (though, I suppose I do practice it a lot). I don't recall ever holing a bunker shot.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:21 PM

This thread tells me that, in general, we all need more practice from the bunkers ;)

When I used to keep track of that stuff (new parent + handling my deceased father's estate = 1 round of golf in the past 7 months) I was good for a couple bunker shots a year and a chip in (within 20 yards) every 4-5 rounds (this does include off the green-side fringe but not with putter).

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