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Ever just count pars and birds?


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#1 BeerPerHole

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

The last round I played with my kid I just counted my pars (no birds - can't put for s**t). Golf, combined with child management isn't a great mix for me so this casual scoring method led to less frustration-haha. I got 8 but noticed that, even though the front was much tougher, almost all came there. We played Silver Oak in Carson City for the first time. Man, what a cool muni! Check it out...


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Some rounds I might have a blank scorecard if I did that.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

I might, too!

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

The only time I count only pars and birdies is when the round has gone so far sideways that there is no hope of salvaging the round. Thankfully, it only happens a few times a year and at that point I am just trying to take away something good from the round.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:01 AM

With the way I have been playing lately that would only give me a score on 2-3 holes but I suppose a low score isn't a bad thing


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

I rarely keep score, game is much more fun that way.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postdirtyboy, on 03 October 2017 - 08:07 AM, said:

I rarely keep score, game is much more fun that way.
Yeah, I hear you. For a long time I didn't keep any score at all. Now...my boy is talking about both of us joining the local track men's club so I'm thinking I better get an idea of where I'm at. All I know is that forever I would shoot in the mid 90s. Then, I got somewhat serious and, one day after keeping a score card going, I realized that if I parred 18 on a local, tough track that I was going to shoot an 80. :swoon: My injuries and brain kicked in and I bogey'd it. But, it felt like overnight I was suddenly an 80s shooter. Yet, I'm still not taking the card very seriously, obviously. And, I'd bet $5 I can still shoot well into the 90s...

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:11 AM

I do this sometimes when i play alone e. Keeps me aggressive around ths greens . Forces me to play the shot that gives me best chance to get up And down even if its not a high percentage shot.    Ill set a over under number before i tee off and gamble with myself lol

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:54 AM

A tip I got early this season was just to count birdies, try to make six a round. I struggled with keeping together a round when I was low early and this helped immensely. Of course the score is relative so doing it with pars would have the same effect

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

View Postgreg0241, on 04 October 2017 - 06:54 AM, said:

A tip I got early this season was just to count birdies, try to make six a round. I struggled with keeping together a round when I was low early and this helped immensely. Of course the score is relative so doing it with pars would have the same effect

By this metric most rounds I shoot even 0. If I focus on the "even" part maybe I'll feel better.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:13 AM

I really only worry about good holes (pars, GIR's, sand saves, scrambling bogey....).  

I can't get too concerned once a double or worse.

Yesterday would have been a prime example of enjoying your strengths.  Tee to green played as well as I've ever had.  Not a single duffed shot, but two bad chips.  Not every one nestled close to the pin and 3-4 irons were so solid they were over the green so can't get too upset.  Three bunkers and all good/great shots out......  Putting atrocious......

Savour the good I say......

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

It's a great way to learn how to shoot better scores. Learn what works and what doesn't. Slide up to the forward tees and work on a birdie fest. Very educational.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:02 AM

My old man plays that way, and it’s his only measuring stick. Final score has no bearing, if he had 5 pars and a birdie he’s happy.

He could have had a 12 on a par 5 and doesn’t care.

Each to their own.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:58 AM

View PostA.T, on 06 October 2017 - 02:02 AM, said:

My old man plays that way, and it’s his only measuring stick. Final score has no bearing, if he had 5 pars and a birdie he’s happy.

He could have had a 12 on a par 5 and doesn’t care.

Each to their own.

Keeps you from going squirrely.  Once a hole goes sideways, I will try and correct it, but really don't care once I've left it in the bunker or still stuck in the fescue.....  

Example, try flop shot over a bunker and catch the lip and then from the bunker catch it again.......  Do I care after and grind for that triple bogey.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:00 AM

Almost like stableford if you think "each par is 1 point and each birdie is 2 points, etc" and just find out how well you score based off that

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