Edited by SoloShot84, 08 June 2017 - 11:06 AM.
Your Best Round Ever....What Stands Out?
Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:29 AM
I always thought that to score low one had to really be "on" that day, but this round taught me that a good miss can be as valuable as a good shot.
Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:30 AM
Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:34 AM
Sadly since then I can rarely shoot within 5 strokes on that day. *sniff*
Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:04 PM
All my really good numbers have had a few common denominators. Obviously full swing is working, 80-85% on, at least. Then a few good breaks, great pitches/chips around the green, and a few 8 to 16 footers find the cup.
Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:42 PM
Of the 3 best rounds I've ever had, all of them were because my ball striking was on point and I hit a lot of greens. On all of those days, I didn't make many putts, but I never got myself in trouble.
Adams Tight Lies 3-16
Adams Tight Lies 5-19(Fuji Speeder 7.2)
Wilson FG Tour V4 Utility - 3
Wilson FG Tour M3 4-GW (Dynamic Gold XP)
Vokey SM 09 56
Odyssey Versa 1W WBW 34"
Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:58 PM
Nike Vapor Speed 2 dot 16.4* Fuji 8.1
Nike Vapor Speed 2 dot 19.2* Fuji 8.1
Cobra S3 pro combo 3-pw s400
Artisan 53* s400
Artisan 58* s400
Odyssey Metal X Milled #6
Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:22 PM
My mind always associates flush ball striking with having a good round. I know this is not true but this is just how I think. And sure enough, my best round ever was on a so-so ball striking day.
TaylorMade M2 Tour 15* - Kuro Kage XD 80 TX (42.75")
Titleist 718 T-MB 3-iron [1* strong (19*)] - Project X HZRDUS Black 105g 6.5
Miura MC-501/Titleist 716 CB 4-PW - Nippon Super Peening Blue X
Vokey F Grind 51 - TT DG Onyx TI S400
Vokey S Grind 55 - TT DG Onyx TI S400
Vokey M Grind 59 - TT DG Onyx TI S400
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:15 PM
Titleist 915F 16.5*
Titleist 910H 20.5*
Ping G Crossover #4
Ping S55 5-PW
Cleveland 588 Satin 50.08*
Vokey SM6 F 54.14*
Ping Glide 60* TS
Odyssey White Hot Pro #7
Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:31 PM
Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:58 PM
Ended up feeling more disappointed than if I had shot an 85 I think. Haha.
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Cobra F7 3-Hybrid - 19.5o
Mizuno MP-54 Irons - 4-PW
Cleveland RTX-3 Wedges - 50o,,54o,58o
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2
Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:40 AM
For the TLDR folks. Highlights are in bold and underlined...
1: Par 4. Driver pulled into left rough, ball below my feet. Easy 8i 145 on the green, 2 putts. Even
2: Par 4. Huge driver, pulled left, 2 cart path bounces, ends up in rough on adjacent par 3 with 107 to go. Hit 50* to about 15 feet and make the birdie putt. 1 under
3: Dogleg par 4: Hybrid 3 off the tee to 160. 7i to 20 feet past the hole, 2 putts. 1 under
4: 190 yard Par 3: 5i fat off the tee. High 58* to 8 feet. Sink the putt. 1 under
5: Short par 4: 3i off tee to fairway. 160 7i to 35 feet past the hole, 3 putt. Even
6: Par 5: Slice driver into wind and right rough. 3i punch to 75 out. Knockdown 50* to 10 feet. Made putt for birdie. 1 under
7: Short par 4: 3i off tee to fairway. Blocked a wedge to 30 feet, 3 putt. Even
8: 200 yard Par 3: block 5 iron to right bunker. Up to 6 feet, make putt for par. Even
9: Par 5: Downwind rocket to 155 out. W to center of green, 25 foot putt. Lip out eagle putt, make birdie. 1 under
10: Par 4: Driver to left side of fairway, hook an 8i to rough left of green. Up with 50* to 4 feet. make putt for par. 1 under
11: 190 yard Par 3: Block right to rough in front. Poor pitch to 15 feet, miss putt. Make bogey. Even
12: Dogleg par 5: Hybrid 3 to right rough (long side of dogleg). Punch 5i to swale that's still 180 away in rough. Hit 6i that pitches pin high and finishes on fringe just behind hole. 2 putts for par. Even
13: Par 4: Downwind driver to 120. 54* to 25 feet above the hole and somehow leave the putt short. 2 putts for par. Even
14: Par 4: Into the wind, hit a low cut driver to 150. 8i to pin high right, 30 feet. 2 putts for par. Even
15: Short, almost drivable Par 4: Driver to right rough. 30 yard 58* to 15 feet behind the hole. 2 putts for par. Even
16: Par 3: Elevated tee box, W to 4 feet above the hole. Misread the putt for birdie and make par. Even
17: Dogleg par 5: Good drive to right rough. 3i to left rough, 30 yards from green. 50* pitch that I play into the bank and roll onto the green. 2 putts for par. Even
18: Par 4: Lots of room left so I try to bomb it. Pulled hard left but straight and ends up on number 10 fairway. W to 20 feet pin high. Downhill right to left breaker that lips out for birdie. Make par. Finish Even.
Great round! I enjoyed reading along and picturing the shots. As I read through, I feel like #8 should be in bold as well. You're even going into the long par 3 and put it in the sand. To get up and down from the bunker to save par, and remain at even going into the par 5 9th, would have been a big boost for me mentally!
Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:34 AM
Most years our women's group plays one of our monthly tournaments where the theme is 'Beat the Pro'. Our local club pros play with us sprinkled amongst groups. Net score beating all the pros doubles your payout in prizes. The pros play reasonable tees. Something like they might play for a PAT. So on this particular day it is windy (1 - 2 clubs) and cold (50 - 55 F) with occasional drizzle. I am playing the forward tees and am just trying to keep the ball in front of me. Even par would be a good round under the circumstances. Keeping it around even until the ninth despite a 3-putt par. Ninth is a super short par-4 (215 or something), but over water on the right. Hit 3h to about 30' and make the eagle. Out in 34 and things just click. Started hitting some great wedges in the wind coming home to shoot 66. All the pros struggled in the wind. Despite no strokes my net 66 beat the pros by a ton. Bottom line seemed to be no expectations given the conditions, keeping the ball in play, and the 'beat the pro' incentive.
Strangely similar situation. Playing one Saturday for fun I played 18 in the morning (shot 75 from the blue tees) and decided to play another 18 in the afternoon. Went to check in with the pro shop and one of the pros (going for his Class A, but had not passed the PAT yet) who I knew grabbed me and said he wanted to play. No problem; sounded like fun. We get to the first tee and I was heading to the blue tees when the pro stopped and said we were playing the tips. Ouch, at that time the back tees were a little over 7000 yards. I tried to whine, but he just laughed. I just tried to hit fairways and take whatever I got which meant long 2nd shots to the par 4s, long 3rd shots on some par 5s, and 2-3 irons longer than he hit on the par 3s. I just made no big mistakes, got up and down alot, and made a mini-flop on 8 for bird. I shot 37. He did not play very well and only had time for nine.
I joined a group on the next hole and continued playing back even though they were playing blue to see if I could break 80 with such a good start. I did a bit better than that. Despite hitting all the hybrids and a driver on the par 3 12th, I managed to shoot a stellar 73. It all came down to solid ballstriking that kept me in play and leaving myself the easiest up and downs I could (I had a good number of GIRs, but no more than 8 or 9 at best). My short game was good and I had no expectations. Playing tees that long is really just too much for me. Occasionally magic happens though.
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Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/ UST Recoil 680 F4
Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 w/True Temper XP95 R-Flex
Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM5 58/07 w/True Temper XP95 R-Flex
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:53 PM
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:02 PM
Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º
Callaway Steelhead XR 25º
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:31 PM
Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:49 PM
Edited by eagle1997, 09 June 2017 - 02:49 PM.
TEE XCG4 3w 15°
Cally Steelhead XR 17°
Cobra BioCell 22°
Cobra One Length 5-PW
Bstone J15 50°
Bstone J15 52°
Odyssey Black Milled #1
Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:02 PM
My second best round a 79 was weird because I never felt I was playing that well and after the last hole my buddy said good score you shot a 79. Nothing stood out with that round but I was consistent with my scoring.
I was a little pissed the other week. I had 9 pars and 2 birdies and barely broke 90.
Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:08 PM
15th hole, 495 yard Par 5.
First, I Topped my driver about 70 yards into the thick left rough.
Then, I chunked my 5-iron about 150 yards onto the right side of the fairway
This left me with 260 in, slightly downhill. I knew this was probably just outside the range of my 3-wood, so I thought "just take an easy swing, get it up there, and get up and down for par".
I connected with it well, and it disappeared down the slight incline.
Walked up, over the slight crest to the green.
The ball is 2 inches from the hole, tapped in to make birdie. The ugliest birdie ever. But what a sweet shot.
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Mizuno MP-H5 - 18° - KBS C-Taper Lite 110S
Titleist 816 H1 - 21° - Diamana Blue 70S
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Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50.10 F - Dynamic Gold S300
Titleist Vokey SM6 - 56.08 M - Dynamic Gold S300
Titleist Vokey SM6 - 60.04 L - Dynamic Gold S300
Odyssey Versa 9
Posted 09 June 2017 - 06:38 PM
What stood out the most was that my score was lower.
Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:21 PM
the aim juice (beer) on the putting green warming up and the beer I finished by the end of the second hole I guess really helped me loosen up. lol
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:45 PM
TaylorMade M1 '17 440 9° HZRDUS Yellow
TaylorMade M1 '17 3HL KuroKage
Mizuno MP-H5 Hitogami 1 iron Modus 120
Miura Baby Blades 3-PW Steelfiber 110
Mizuno MP-T10 54/60 DGW
PING Anser 2 Jim Wells
Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
OUUL h2oProof stand bag black
Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:32 PM
I had never broken 80 after multiple 80's, 81's, 82's, etc. I've been close and always found a way to blow it. Come to 18 needing par to shoot 79. Hardest hole on the course, long par 4 with water all down the left side - a nightmare for a guy who fights the lefts.
Hit a decent drive and had 185 to the flag. Hit a 4-iron long and right, pitched to 6 feet and made the putt.
Was pretty proud of myself for buckling down and making that putt.
Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:08 AM
I shot one over on the front. And one under on the back - that should have been two under but I did miss one fairly short birdie putt on 18. Was shaking too much because it was starting to hit what I was about to accomplish.
Two funny things about this whole story:
First, this course has a par 3 that has my name on it. I rarely par it much less have a shot at a birdie. I managed a GIR and lipped out the birdie putt and settled for a really easy par. That's the sort of a day it was. Holes that usually costs me strokes didn't.
But second - I played the same course the very next weekend. And fell completely and totally apart. I shot a tidy little 85 because of a myriad of bad decisions, bad shots, a lack of concentration, and some bad breaks. (Landed in a giant footprint in a bunker - that netted a double for me) The funny thing was that this course has one hole that I really love. It's a par 5 that I really enjoy because I always seem to be in the right places. I got a 9 on the hole.
Golf has a way of keeping us humble.
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Callaway X-Hot Pro 20* Hybrid
Callaway Apex CF16 4-PW w/KBS 90s
Titleist Vokey 50*
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Slate 56*
Titleist Vokey SM-6 60-08 M
Odyssey Versa 9 34"
Callaway Chrome Soft
Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:37 PM
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