Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:13 AM
I'm a 5, and played close to 75, not one of which was double free.
I shot back to back 76's, one of which had a double bogey, a triple, an eagle, and no birdies. That one was tough to swallow, and it was on the 16th hole, which made the eagle on 18 that much more dramatic, and that much harder to trust my swing. It was a true testament to trusting yourself and your mental side though.
The next one had two doubles, and two birdies.
Both rounds had like 12-13 pars, or something like that.
Those rounds are tough to look back on, even though the scores are good. Take away one of the big numbers, and have 3 of the 12-13 birdies putts fall, and I would've broken par. Or just had half the birdie putts drop and I would've broken par. I putt too defensively when I'm playing well and burn too many edges. Did the same yesterday.
I will almost always make two doubles in a round of golf. It's inevitable. I think a big part of overcoming that though is this: You can still shoot a good score, and don't start pressing too hard to make something happen, to try and make up for it. Play your game and red numbers will happen. It's when you start to make a double, and then go "I NEED to birdie the next hole" that you start to make even more mistakes.
I've had rounds without doubles, but they've been nothing notable. It seems that my formula for shooting a good score has more reward than risk, but just enough risk to put up a double here and there. If I play any more defensively than that, I actually play even worse.
What's actually in the bag...
Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
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Others gamed on occasion:
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