Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Net Better Ball - 2 man scores

Any good stories?

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 cardoustie

cardoustie

    haha, we don't play for 5's

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,571 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 65255
  • Joined: 09/09/2008
  • Location:Tasmania to Canada
  • Handicap:3.6
GolfWRX Likes : 6614

Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

So yesterday my partner and I ham and egged to the max.  It was sort of a surreal day.   My buddy kept rolling in 20 foot birdie for eagle putts and I had a rare day where I was flagging my irons.

We were at 90% of caps and managed to shoot -15 in an event.

He had 16 dots and I had 4.  The two par 3 holes we were "naked on", I birdied both of them

It was quite a day.   We were actually even after 3 holes, opened with a GOOD bogey, starting on the devilish 16th hole.  15 under on last 15 !!!

Amazingly, I missed a 3 foot birdie on #17 and a four foot eagle (for a net albatross) on #2.   I think we had 9 gross birdies.  5 net eagles.

Anyone else catch lightning in a bottle?   Other good stories out there?

(Side story:   My friend and I played a 2 man match against a 14 capper and his buddy 3 years back.  He and I had 6 gross birdies each, him shooting 79 and me a 68, and though we were not partners that day our other 2 guys calculated we would have been -20 if we'd been paired up .. so I know out of the world flukes can happen in two man net events)

Ping G400max 10.5* Aldila Xtorsion 60x
Callaway GBB 3w 16* Mitsu Diamana BB 63x
Ping G25 7w 20* Aldila NVS Pink 85x
Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix Altus Red 92sx
Callaway Apex 5h 26* Matrix HQ3 Altus 92x
Ping s55 6i - PW Nippon 1150ghx
Titleist Vokey TVD SM2 50*  54*  60*  64*
Titleist Scotty x7M

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 suprfli6

suprfli6

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 286428
  • Joined: 12/02/2013
  • Handicap:8-10
GolfWRX Likes : 224

Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

Last Saturday I was 2 over par and my buddy I played with was 3 under. Our gross better ball score would have been -11. I had six birdies, he had five and an eagle, and they were almost all on different holes. It was a lot of fun, I just wished I could have saved some of the shots I hit for a tournament the next day.

2

#3 MtlJeff

MtlJeff

    #TheWRX (Callaway Trip)

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,498 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 68568
  • Joined: 11/01/2008
  • Location:Montreal
  • Handicap:1.0
GolfWRX Likes : 21754

Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:00 AM

Craziest for me was when I played in a 3-man Vegas where the total handicap of the team had to be around 30. I was paired with a 14 and 15 index and we shot a 61 (-11). These guys made more putts than they'd ever made in their lives and I went 18/18 on gir

I think we had the lowest score by 6 shots that day
Ping G LS Tec 9 w/Tour 65
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
Ping G20h 17 w/S300
Callaway Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S300
Odyssey O-Works #7 Red Tank

3

#4 Matt J

Matt J

    Hall of Fame

  • Unregistered
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,937 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 339857
  • Joined: 09/17/2014
  • Location:United States
GolfWRX Likes : 11091

Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:02 AM

I played a member guest last year and was in the last group the second day.  We watched two guys who didn't get a lot of strokes go 16 under.  One fella had 8 or 9 birdies on his own ball within 6 or 8 feet.  Fun to watch a guy shoot lights out.

4

#5 cardoustie

cardoustie

    haha, we don't play for 5's

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,571 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 65255
  • Joined: 09/09/2008
  • Location:Tasmania to Canada
  • Handicap:3.6
GolfWRX Likes : 6614

Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:33 AM

11 under gross is insanity !!  Even for two + golfers

We were the lowest twosome score by 8 shots yesterday

Our four man team won by 10.   (Combine the better balls of both twosomes)

Ping G400max 10.5* Aldila Xtorsion 60x
Callaway GBB 3w 16* Mitsu Diamana BB 63x
Ping G25 7w 20* Aldila NVS Pink 85x
Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix Altus Red 92sx
Callaway Apex 5h 26* Matrix HQ3 Altus 92x
Ping s55 6i - PW Nippon 1150ghx
Titleist Vokey TVD SM2 50*  54*  60*  64*
Titleist Scotty x7M

5

#6 Matt J

Matt J

    Hall of Fame

  • Unregistered
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,937 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 339857
  • Joined: 09/17/2014
  • Location:United States
GolfWRX Likes : 11091

Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 27 September 2017 - 11:33 AM, said:

11 under gross is insanity !!  Even for two + golfers

We were the lowest twosome score by 8 shots yesterday

Our four man team won by 10.   (Combine the better balls of both twosomes)

That was funny about the round I mentioned.  Both guys probably sandbag a little and then they went unconscious.

Everybody was grumbling afterwards and kept rushing to me to confirm, he can't be a 5 index blah blah.

Hell, they went 11 or 12 under and won the gross by 4 shots, who cares?



Edited by Matt J, 27 September 2017 - 11:37 AM.


6

#7 finleysg

finleysg

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,026 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 417906
  • Joined: 03/29/2016
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 738

Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

First flight low net at a four ball in May came in at 59. Competitor handicaps were in the 5-7 range, I think.

I knew one of the pair - newly retired with one of those handicaps trending down. Didn't surprise me at all, but our club did get a request to look carefully at this guy. Absolutely not a bagger. Just a really good day for both guys.
D: Callaway XR Pro - Ozik Red Tie
3W: Exotics E8 Beta - Aldila Rogue 110
3 - Ping Crossover
4H - Mizuno CLK - Speeder
Wrenches: Ping S55 - P thru 4 - Project X Rifle 6.0
Wedges: Ping Gorge 52, Ping Glide 58
Putter: OWorks 2-ball

Brand Loyalty: None

7

#8 Shilgy

Shilgy

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,338 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 235237
  • Joined: 03/07/2013
  • Location:Phoenix
  • Handicap:3.1
GolfWRX Likes : 6113

Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:36 PM

First-great playing!! That is an awesome two man score.

Second-in Canada do they not use the 8 shot differential rule? Here each player would get dinged an extra 10% of their cap if the players are more than 8 strokes apart in their handicap.
TM M3 440 10* Graphite Design BB6s
TM M1 3w 14*  Graphite Design BB7s
TM M2  5w 18* Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8S or Srixon U65 18° Atmos Red 7s
Adams A12 UST Silver S 21°
Srixon Z765 5-AW Nippon Pro Modus3 125S
Titleist Vokey 54*F  58*S
Toulon Garage Rochester/ Toulon Rochester

To paraphrase Dr Seuss: Don't cry because the round of golf is over-smile because it happened .  :)

8

#9 kozubs

kozubs

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 187 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 176704
  • Joined: 04/22/2012
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 183

Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:38 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 27 September 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

So yesterday my partner and I ham and egged to the max.  It was sort of a surreal day.   My buddy kept rolling in 20 foot birdie for eagle putts and I had a rare day where I was flagging my irons.

We were at 90% of caps and managed to shoot -15 in an event.

He had 16 dots and I had 4.  The two par 3 holes we were "naked on", I birdied both of them

It was quite a day.   We were actually even after 3 holes, opened with a GOOD bogey, starting on the devilish 16th hole.  15 under on last 15 !!!

Amazingly, I missed a 3 foot birdie on #17 and a four foot eagle (for a net albatross) on #2.   I think we had 9 gross birdies.  5 net eagles.

Anyone else catch lightning in a bottle?   Other good stories out there?

(Side story:   My friend and I played a 2 man match against a 14 capper and his buddy 3 years back.  He and I had 6 gross birdies each, him shooting 79 and me a 68, and though we were not partners that day our other 2 guys calculated we would have been -20 if we'd been paired up .. so I know out of the world flukes can happen in two man net events)

Reading this I couldn't help but assume that you were 12-15 handicapper that had a good day.  Then I saw your actual handicap.  That's very impressive for a low handicap to shoot that much better than normal.  Congrats.

9




Also tagged with Any good stories?

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors