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Your Best Round Ever....What Stands Out?


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#61 timsiegle

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:25 AM

 Skippy405, on 09 June 2017 - 09:40 AM, said:


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!

Thanks! Great point about #8, it was a big boost but I guess it didn't stand out because when I think of that hole, I think of my buddy missing his birdie putt for a men's night deuce pot win! Felt bad for him...

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

 EntourageLife, on 11 June 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

Easy question to answer:  Only thought was where I wanted the ball to go.  Easy to thought to comprehend but difficult to do...

exactly what my best round felt like. yesterday, because of this thread, I tried to do the same thing. I kept having swing thoughts creep into my head. I kept stepping back and trying to start again. but same thing kept happening.

definitely easy to say "do this" but very difficult to execute. at least for me...
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

Yesterday was my best round ever, but ironically not my lowest round. Played Vistoso, which on its own can be somewhat challenging but considering it was a 1-2 club wind (sometimes more) all day, my 77 with 7 birdies was pretty phenomenal. This was with 2 doubles and a triple bogey as well.

The one thing that stood out actually was just my overall club striking and putting. I was reading the latest fire issue of Golf magazine and they mentioned the 3 different types of power moves, either glider, spinner or launcher, and after doing the little tests they had I found out I am a launcher. So I go to play in our men's club event which is also my first round of our match play event. I get to the range early to practice and focus on using this power move and am achieving really good, consistent results. Okay, lets see how it takes to the course. First hole is a 345 yard hole, I blast driver and have 50 yards to a front pin and almost hole out from there and it just took off from that point.

I had to be careful though with this move because there were a few times that my upper body would move ahead of the ball leading to some pushes (ergo the doubles and a triple). My putting though was key! I was deadly inside of 10 ft and even made a couple birdies in the 20-30 ft range. The highlight of the whole thing was I found a Taylormade Project A ball and I gotta say, I think I found a new ball lol. I played the last 6 holes with it and birdied 3 of them!
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

 jpdx, on 12 June 2017 - 11:32 AM, said:

 EntourageLife, on 11 June 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:

Easy question to answer:  Only thought was where I wanted the ball to go.  Easy to thought to comprehend but difficult to do...

exactly what my best round felt like. yesterday, because of this thread, I tried to do the same thing. I kept having swing thoughts creep into my head. I kept stepping back and trying to start again. but same thing kept happening.

definitely easy to say "do this" but very difficult to execute. at least for me...

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

I just played one of them last Saturday.  

Most pars of any round I've played in last 2 years.
Fewer 3 putts.  
Played great on approach.  

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

I've shot my best score on three different occasions in roughly five years. Once was in a tournament. What I remember the most is absolutely nothing. Everything seemed sublime, like I was simply taking a stroll through the course. I seemed to have a better since of acceptance and felt like I wasn't trying too hard. I just grabbed a club and hit the ball. The putts were simple reads then step up and stroke it. I've tried unsuccessfully to replicate this on just about every outing, obviously without the same amount of success. So it doesn't all click very often but man it's friggin great when it does.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:32 PM

The way I was thinking the day I had my best round ever was very different than any normal or bad round. Tee shots I was just trying to put in good position and didn't care about how far they went or any swing thoughts, just my landing area. Approach shots were similar. I wasn't overthinking the type of shot or spin or anything else really. I just saw the pin and tried hitting the fat part of the green that would leave an uphill putt as close to the pin as possible. The biggest thing that stands out though has to be the confidence I had with my putter (even though my two bogeys came from 3 putting the two par 3's on the back). Other than those two holes, I putted great and had 100% confidence in my stroke while trying to make everything I looked at.

Many of the great shots and putts I hit that day have been forgotten, but the simplicity of my thoughts and how effortless everything was I'll remember forever.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

The thing I remember most about my best round, was my worst swing on #12 that cost me a bogey.  Put an awful swing on a hybrid and hooked into hazard.  The way I was hitting wedges and putting, if i only hit the FW, it could have been a 2 stroke swing
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

I play best when I think about score and play conservatively. Once I start trying to 'paint the sky' and start swinging out of my pelt, I'm screwed. As the latter is more fun, that's almost always what happens.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

I remember playing perfect golf and being -2 after eight holes, which I have done dozens of times, I also remember playing the last six holes close to perfect and taking another stroke against par, business as usual.
What really stands out is that I didn't ruin everything with the unavoidable mid-round dip. I made a series of bad swing on holes 9-12 but with a mix of luck and good short game I saved four pars and kept the bogey-free streak alive.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

My best rounds ever were even par (on about 5 or 6 different courses), but never under par. :slow_en:

The reoccurring theme was keeping it in play off the tee and great iron play/striking. I've had several rounds that I was -3 and fell apart on the last three holes and wound up shooting even. I've also had rounds where I should have shot under par, but couldn't make a birdie putt to save my life (like missing 8 or 9 make-able, 10 ft or less birdie putts in a round). It's these rounds which are the soul killer.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:44 AM

 SoloShot84, on 08 June 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

 Ferguson, on 07 June 2017 - 05:42 AM, said:

The round seemed to flow like water - fluid.  No extra thoughts, there was nothing positive, and nothing negative.  Each iron strike had very little sound.  It's only happened 3 times in my life.  The putts rolled with perfect speed.  There was nothing spectacular.

I recall my mind not get ahead or dwelling on what had already happened.

this happened for my best round too. think I was really zoned in for each shot. no distraction. no extra thought. minimum chat with playing partner. I think my body condition was perfect to click my swing together effortlessly. hit almost all Fairways and greens. shot 10 in front but I don't remember front 9 because shot 4 in back 9.

don't really remember the play since I really was zoned and did not give any thoughts on how I already played out.

p.s: just checked the stats back and it was 57% FIR and 39% GIR and only 3 3-putt with 37 putts total.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:48 PM

For me, being in the zone is kinda like waking up after the last putt on 18, and being disappointed that you're finished!....I've had that happen numerous times......

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

I remember not compounding my mistakes.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:51 AM

tempo was good, not trying to overpower shots and confidence and trusting my reads and putts. Also, not looking at my score until the end. Played my game instead of playing the competition.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:10 PM

Felt like I was on autopilot.  Almost like an out of body experience watching someone else play.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:06 PM

Shot 68 (par 71) on a course I had never seen before.  For a 9 handicap...that was pretty good.  Definitely hit some ugly shots but what stands out the most is that I had 2 chip in eagles.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

After 3 weekends of flirting with breaking 80 (81, 80, 81), finally got the job done. Most memorable part was the par 5, 18th hole. Good drive then instead of hitting a 3-Wood and ending up behind  tree, hit 7-iron to a great lie. Third shot, absolutely flushed another 7-iron onto the green to about 4 feet (i can still see the ball flight in my mind). Sank the birdie putt, added up my round and wrote down 77 on the scorecard. Let me tell you, a walk-off birdie to card a 77 is about as intoxicating as any drug I know (and I know a few from my adventurous college days).

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

I felt like nothing could go wrong. I just hit the ball and it was always at the hole and never thought of anything else except to make birdies or eagles.


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

I shot my career round last week. It was so good that I KNOW that I will never match it.

What stood out the most was that I never doubted myself. When the birdies started adding up I just laughed. On the 17th green I sank a 30 footer with 15-20 feet of break and I just laughed.

I didn't hit my driver that much better than normal. I didn't hit my irons that much better than normal- I did putt better than normal. My mindset was GO LOW.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

The score was nice 71, but more importantly it showed me how important taking the second shot from fairway is; and being able to consistently play 3wood/hy/long irons and get there in two. This is the only way (for me) to score well by taking advantage of par 5's, have scorecard, but not right next to me, don't remember how many birdies on par 3, but a bogey on a 3 is as detrimental as not making birdie on a 5 if trying to get your lowest. As always short game is so important, but being able to get everything meshing consistently will keep scores low for those days out enjoying.


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:25 PM

No doubles, no penalties, no three putts.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:26 PM

 TD1138-215, on 20 June 2017 - 08:32 AM, said:

After 3 weekends of flirting with breaking 80 (81, 80, 81), finally got the job done. Most memorable part was the par 5, 18th hole. Good drive then instead of hitting a 3-Wood and ending up behind  tree, hit 7-iron to a great lie. Third shot, absolutely flushed another 7-iron onto the green to about 4 feet (i can still see the ball flight in my mind). Sank the birdie putt, added up my round and wrote down 77 on the scorecard. Let me tell you, a walk-off birdie to card a 77 is about as intoxicating as any drug I know (and I know a few from my adventurous college days).

When you get to be my age, it's better than sex. :-)

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:35 PM

The funny thing is that my best round was pretty unremarkable and easily forgettable.  I was hitting fairways.  When i wasnt hitting fairways I wasnt missing by much.  When i missed by alot i was able to punch out to leave myself a decent 3rd shot.  My chipping was pretty good and my putting was ok.  The biggest thing for me was that i didnt have any big blowup holes (which is damn near impossible for me at this point).  I didnt have any double bogeys.  I had 2 birdies (which was a record for me at the time).  I just had a long run of unremarkable pars.  :)  Granted.  My best score ever is an 82.  So I'm not shooting the wings off a fly like some of you boys.  But it is my best round and one I'm still proud of.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

My ball striking was insane good with two exceptions.  I hit a hook with driver that hit a rock and came back into the middle of the fairway.  And I thinned the heck out of a wedge and hit a bullet that was heading to purgatory, until it hit a tree behind the green and bounced back to inside of 10ft.  it was just one of those days.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

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My ball striking was insane good with two exceptions.  I hit a hook with driver that hit a rock and came back into the middle of the fairway.  And I thinned the heck out of a wedge and hit a bullet that was heading to purgatory, until it hit a tree behind the green and bounced back to inside of 10ft.  it was just one of those days.

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Lob Wedge: Cleveland 588 RTX CB 58/14 2 Dot w/True Temper XP-95 R-flex
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft or Srixon Z-star both in yellow

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:38 PM

My best rounds have always involved lights out putting.   I once had a round where I had 20 putts and shot even par hitting the ball like donkey doo doo.  And shot 7 under with 25 putts hitting great shots for most of the round.  Just as you have rounds where almost nothing goes right you also get one of those rounds where almost everything goes your way.  Too bad that ratio is like 50-1.  LOL.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

My best was 20 years ago, but what stands out that day was 2 things. The way I felt stood over putts and how well I lobbed with my mizzy 60. Felt like I was gonna can everything from any distance and I must have got up and down with 60 about 6 times.

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