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Have you ever had a day when you just plain sucked?


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#91 Halebopp

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

Yes and unfortunately, for the past couple of years, a couple of the worst days have been the first day of the club championships. No need to play the second 72 holes on Sunday after missing the cut.

Both times I've played my best ever round of golf (until that point) a week before the club championships and matched that score a week after the championships but everything falls apart for the championships week.

Once I do get fed up with the game, I either take a break (usually doesn't last more than a couple of days because even a bad day on the course with friends beats pretty much everything in life for a single with no kids) and play the next round with half a set just to break the pattern, hit the range or take a lesson.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:27 AM

So I lost one of my very best friends and closest golf buddy a week ago today. Massive Grabber while alone at home. Scott Ray wasn't a very good golfer, in fact he was terrible. Just last month he bought a new Grenade Driver and was excited to use it. He was finally going to out drive me! He never hit a ball with it.
55 years old.
Scott would tell me every time we played that he loved Golf because it was the one time when all of his stress was relieved, his cares washed away. When golfing he could forget about the normal every day worries. On the course Scott would only care about golf and the thing is, he really didn't care. It was his "nothing place".
Scott and I ran boats all over the planet for better than 2 decades. He held an unlimited license and was a Cruzan back when that was a good thing. He would actually get better at golf the more beer he drank. His head covers were all Popeye, Brutus and Whimpy. He played Eye 2s and loved yellow balls.
The cart girls are going to miss Scott asking for a "milk shake" every single time they came through.
My son Ian is going to miss his quarter a hole matches with my friend.
I'm going to miss him for the rest of my life.
Golf will never be the same for me.
But every time I play, I will have the best damn time of my life.
There will never be another bad round.
Go ahead and hit Scott, your'e up.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:34 AM

View PostBaitkiller, on 08 January 2018 - 08:27 AM, said:

So I lost one of my very best friends and closest golf buddy a week ago today. Massive Grabber while alone at home. Scott Ray wasn't a very good golfer, in fact he was terrible. Just last month he bought a new Grenade Driver and was excited to use it. He was finally going to out drive me! He never hit a ball with it.
55 years old.
Scott would tell me every time we played that he loved Golf because it was the one time when all of his stress was relieved, his cares washed away. When golfing he could forget about the normal every day worries. On the course Scott would only care about golf and the thing is, he really didn't care. It was his "nothing place".
Scott and I ran boats all over the planet for better than 2 decades. He held an unlimited license and was a Cruzan back when that was a good thing. He would actually get better at golf the more beer he drank. His head covers were all Popeye, Brutus and Whimpy. He played Eye 2s and loved yellow balls.
The cart girls are going to miss Scott asking for a "milk shake" every single time they came through.
My son Ian is going to miss his quarter a hole matches with my friend.
I'm going to miss him for the rest of my life.
Golf will never be the same for me.
But every time I play, I will have the best damn time of my life.
There will never be another bad round.
Go ahead and hit Scott, your'e up.

Sorry for your loss my friend. Just reading this made me feel like I will never have a bad feeling day either in golf.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:25 AM

Thank you. I guess I brought this thread down.

Im sorry for that.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

View PostBaitkiller, on 08 January 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

Thank you. I guess I brought this thread down.

Im sorry for that.

Very sorry to learn about your friend.  I don't think you've brought us down.  In fact, your post is a good reminder for us all to not take ourselves or our golf games too seriously, to enjoy and appreciate every waking minute, and to value and cherish friends and family above all else.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

View PostBaitkiller, on 08 January 2018 - 08:27 AM, said:

So I lost one of my very best friends and closest golf buddy a week ago today. Massive Grabber while alone at home. Scott Ray wasn't a very good golfer, in fact he was terrible. Just last month he bought a new Grenade Driver and was excited to use it. He was finally going to out drive me! He never hit a ball with it.
55 years old.
Scott would tell me every time we played that he loved Golf because it was the one time when all of his stress was relieved, his cares washed away. When golfing he could forget about the normal every day worries. On the course Scott would only care about golf and the thing is, he really didn't care. It was his "nothing place".
Scott and I ran boats all over the planet for better than 2 decades. He held an unlimited license and was a Cruzan back when that was a good thing. He would actually get better at golf the more beer he drank. His head covers were all Popeye, Brutus and Whimpy. He played Eye 2s and loved yellow balls.
The cart girls are going to miss Scott asking for a "milk shake" every single time they came through.
My son Ian is going to miss his quarter a hole matches with my friend.
I'm going to miss him for the rest of my life.
Golf will never be the same for me.
But every time I play, I will have the best damn time of my life.
There will never be another bad round.
Go ahead and hit Scott, your'e up.

Sorry for you loss and don't apologize.

Stories like this help me enjoy and appreciate all the rounds that I play like crap  :)
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

Gonna go play this weekend with our regular group less 1.
Giant slices off the T will be considered a practice swing and fairway fluffing is expected.
Bud heavy in the can shall be generously applied to forestall dehydration and improve contact.
The poor cart girls are sure to be bombarded with repeated requests for a milkshake.
The cart boy will be tipped over generous and the pro chatted up.
And I am going to have best damn round of golf I ever played.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

Doesn't everyone?  All the pros who miss the cut will probably tell you they had 2 sucky days.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:56 PM

Damn Baitkiller, just damn. So sorry to hear. Stay strong and it sounds like you're honoring him up all proper!

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

I've had exactly one round since I became what I would consider a decent golfer. I'll not include nor do I even remember much of the first few years.

I was playing with someone new that had heard I was a GREAT golfer. Due to that I was in for the most humbling round of my life. I not only failed to register a single par but I didn't hit a single shot that I would call good. Not one. I never did add up my score but it was probably 110 or slightly more. At the time of that round I didn't have an official HC established but most rounds on admittedly easy courses were mid to upper 70's. So I was probably about a 5-6 back then. Due to playing a lot and some semi competitive golf a million years ago, I have always had the ability to go pretty low if everything is working and I think I was bragging about the 69 I had shot a week or two ago to him while we were waiting for the first tee to clear. The only thing I'll take from that round is that I will never EVER even think about talking myself up again. I used to like the pressure that would bring, I usually play better under a little. This was the most embarrassing 4 hours of my life.

So what went wrong? Heck if I know. The course we were playing was a lot harder than the courses I usually play and significantly tighter. I was pushing everything off the tee initially. I fixed that midway through the round and then started pulling them. I struck the ball pretty clean and don't recall any duffs. I wasn't hooking or slicing. Just pushing and pulling. Irons again were struck clean for the most part but pushing and pulling the entire round. The short game is really what killed me though. I couldn't get up and down to save my life. If I wasn't behind a tree from just off the green I'd leave myself 40ft to try to save par or bogey. Didn't drop a putt longer than 4ft on the day either.

I remember standing on the 18th tee thinking that I'd finally get my Par. It's a short par 4 that would be driveable if it wasn't surrounded by bunkers except about a 5ft path open in the front of it. I pulled a long iron out as the landing area 80-100 yards out was literally 60 yards wide. I struck it clean and ended up 80 yards out. Except I'd pulled it 100 yards and was in hole 11's fairway. Hit my next shot around trees and ended up in the green side bunkers I'd been trying to avoid from the tee. Should have known since it was that kind of day. I did salvage a regular bogey out of it.

Thank god that's now just a bad memory. I've played bad since then for sure. But I've always had something positive. Even if just a couple shots or holes. I don't think I've played 18 since then and not birdied a hole, let alone not made a par.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

Yes, when I played this morning...

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:36 PM

I haven't played a good round in 2018. Honestly, I have played 4 rounds already in 2018 and have hit probably 6 balls well, in 4 rounds!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

View PostHehateme, on 14 January 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

I haven't played a good round in 2018. Honestly, I have played 4 rounds already in 2018 and have hit probably 6 balls well, in 4 rounds!

Well, there's no where to go but up!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

Its golf. ANY one who has played will have a total suck fest day on occasion.  I once had my worst and best 9s for the year on my home course in the same round.  44 30.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

Everyone has those days.  

The best remedy is to have a great short game, because fairways and greens don't happen every day.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

View Postthug the bunny, on 14 January 2018 - 11:03 PM, said:

View PostHehateme, on 14 January 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

I haven't played a good round in 2018. Honestly, I have played 4 rounds already in 2018 and have hit probably 6 balls well, in 4 rounds!

Well, there's no where to go but up!

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That I did!!

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