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When is your best chance of shooting your age?


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#1 fillwelix

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:13 AM

The longer you wait, the easier the number is to hit, but the harder it gets as you get older. What age do you think has the best chance of shooting their age?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:16 AM

I guess it all depends on your health and skill level.  But I'm going to say 69.  Figure if you are lucky enough to retire at 60 that gives you 9 years of golf everyday to get that handicap down.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:17 AM

A real stick in his mid-sixties playing an easy course.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I am under my age pretty often.




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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

A guy I play golf with a lot is 76 and shoots his age quite often.

He's in better shape than most guys in his age range.

He's famous for playing 36-54 holes 2-3 days a week and 18 holes 2-3 days a week in the warmer months. I don't know how he does it.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

Mid 40's becomes pretty easy !!

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

You're talking 9-holes, right? :wave:

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:33 PM

View PostHot Rod 71, on 08 June 2017 - 10:40 AM, said:

A guy I play golf with a lot is 76 and shoots his age quite often.

He's in better shape than most guys in bias age range.

He's famous for playing 36-54 holes 2-3 days a week and 18 holes 2-3 days a week in the warmer month. I don't know how he does it.

I would have to guess the mid to high 70's also. Someone who has been a pretty good golfer can still get around the course well in their 70's it seems.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

In my mid 30's 34-37 I would always try and shoot my age for 9. Did it a ton of times especially in the 36-39 range. Now I have a big wait until late late 60's for a shot at 18

There used to be this lady at my old club guessing mid to late 70's she would shoot her age more often than not and she only had enough distance to reasonably reach maybe 4 greens in regulation. One of the best putters I have ever witnessed in my life.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

View PostDpavs, on 08 June 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

View PostHot Rod 71, on 08 June 2017 - 10:40 AM, said:

A guy I play golf with a lot is 76 and shoots his age quite often.

He's in better shape than most guys in bias age range.

He's famous for playing 36-54 holes 2-3 days a week and 18 holes 2-3 days a week in the warmer month. I don't know how he does it.

I would have to guess the mid to high 70's also. Someone who has been a pretty good golfer can still get around the course well in their 70's it seems.

There's another guy I play with frequently who's 72 and shoots his age regularly.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

The only guys I know who've done it more than once are in their mid 70s, I think they have a much better chance than somebody in his 60s as long as you're not forcing them to play the back tees.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:24 PM

I'm 48... anyone for putt putt?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

There's a guy at my home course who is 84, he regularly shoots in the mid 70's from the second from back tees and he shoots just about his age from the tips.  During the week, he'll play anywhere from 36 to 54 riding.

I think playing a lot makes it possible - use it or lose it.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

70s, probably. I used to play with a bunch of guys, all in their 70s, who would shoot their age, or better, all the time.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

The following article is about a gentleman I had the distinct pleasure of playing many rounds of golf with. He passed away not that long ago at the age of 102. He shot his age hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times. MAybe a thousand times. I started playing with him when he was 89 years old. His index back then hovered between 11 and 12. He walked and carried his clubs and played a course that was 6400 yards, par 72, 126 slope And 70.7 rating. I played with him several times when he broke 80 back then. He has probably beaten his age by 10 strokes or more hundreds of times.

The article is worth the 5 minutes. We can all only hope to be a good a man as Al was. Being Able to play that kind of golf for that long would just be a nice bonus.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:01 AM

I came within 4 strokes 2 years ago with a 67. Funny thing - that day I didn't play with my normal pp and was strutting my stuff after the round as we were getting ready to drive home. I dropped the card on him in the truck and then he showed me his - a career best 64. Beat his age by 1. Neither of us have come close to repeating so it was odd we both had career bests on the same day.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:39 PM

Miniature Golf.
Just say'in...

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

Depends how long my game holds up. My lowest ever currently is 69. I hope to still be able to play everyday for the rest of my life, so  hopefully in 78-85 range i do it every round

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:28 AM

I equal or better my age about 50% of the time.  I am 74 and have shot or bettered my age since 68.  Shot my best round of the year yesterday, a 4 under 68 with 32 putts (17 GIR and 1 par 5 in two). No, I do not play the "Senior" Tees.  I play the White Tees - about 6200 yds with soft narrow fairways (25 to 30 yds wide), thick rough, and small greens.  I am comfortable playing up to about 6600 yds.  My driver carry distance is in the 225 to 230 range.  With better putting (average about 34 putts per round), I would do it most of the time.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

I did it at age 67.  Playing an uncharacteristically weak golf course.  At my home course I hope I live that long.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

An older gent at our club has a couple of 72's and a 71 this season (Par 72 playing slope 115 Sr. tees, so pretty short)   He is 86.    He was an 18 capper at age 69, he is now an 8 index.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:47 PM

View PostYuck, on 20 June 2017 - 01:47 PM, said:

An older gent at our club has a couple of 72's and a 71 this season (Par 72 playing slope 115 Sr. tees, so pretty short)   He is 86.    He was an 18 capper at age 69, he is now an 8 index.

Sounds like a sand bagger.  Get a Marshall to investigate those scores.  A cheater is still a cheater .


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Lol totally kidding ;).

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