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#91 James the Hogan Fan

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:40 AM

Last summer I found a place on my drive home from work that was $20-$25 depending on online specials after 5 PM. I would get there at 6 and play until sundown, usually getting in 9-12 holes. (Once I played basically speedgolf and finished)
Anyway 9 holes to me is a great way to get your fix while not being extremely late/away from home. That said, it is disappointing to have to pick up for darkness. Its just hard to find a course with a 9 hole rate low enough to make it feel like paying the 18 hole rate is not a much better deal. (I know the 9 rate wont be 50% of the 18, but the closer the better.)

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#92 SBH9458

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:43 AM

Playing 9 is good under the right circumstance and keeps the balance (time)... most of us enjoy playing a full round, but it just isn’t always feasible.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, I get that sometimes it’s nice just to get some holes in, but most times I’d rather get some good practice in if I only have a couple hours to dedicate to golf.  

A focused range session followed by some putting and chipping drills often gives me more pleasure/satisfaction than 9 holes of play.  

Everyone’s different, but that’s my personal experience.
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:01 PM

 Tanner25, on 14 July 2018 - 06:41 AM, said:

Anyone prefer to play 9 holes of golf? I have found there are many benefits. Score does not become an obsession, less tired, less cost, less time, more social etc. Some courses make it a bit more expensive than it should be. But, I recently played one course, that just cut the green fee in half, which was nice. It's also a cool idea to drive/explore courses that are 1-2 hours away and play one you wouldn't normally play - in the same about amount of time of playing a local course for 18 holes.

I don't mind playing 9 every once in a while, but I find that I get a lot more work done, and either fix issues I struggle with, or expose weaknesses that weren't exposed in the front nine after a full round.  Consequently, I prefer to play a full round if I can.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:28 PM

Nine is about all I can squeeze in these days but it keeps me out of trouble with the wife -- quick and not too expensive.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

While I prefer 18, I coach high school soccer and softball (soccer is summer-fall/ softball early spring/ summer). Once my soccer season is over, daylight savings begins, by that time I have maybe played 5 rounds in 3 months, so I try to get 9 in and I have rediscovered how much walking the course is and just being out there at my own pace. Once softball comes, I'm in the same boat as soccer with rounds, so I enjoy sneaking out after school for a quick 9 and home in time for all the crap I neglected during softball season
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:15 PM

There used to be a couple short 9 hole courses around my area, 15 years ago, that got me started playing golf. One is now development and the other is closed but still there. I really like playing nine holes to work on my game, as others have stated not really worried about score and will often play worst ball to put pressure on.

My home course is 18, but as a member I often play nine in the evening. Golf league is only nine holes, so it also can prepare one for that.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

I prefer to walk and 18 holes is a bit much sometimes.  9 holes is about perfect.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:56 AM

The wife and I try to play 9 holes at least once a week after her work. We don't keep score, it's a casual round of golf and a few drinks. We quite enjoy it.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:43 AM

My regular course has only 9 holes and it’s perfect for me time wise.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

I use to do it regularly when I was a member of a club - as most said, late days , etc...I lived ~100 yards from the 7th tee.
So I could walk out my door, play 7-9, then 1-6 and walk home.
Or it was even later (not time for full 9) I could go 7,8,6 triangle once or twice...those were the good 'ol days
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

 BogeyParBogey, on 19 December 2018 - 08:05 PM, said:

I prefer to walk and 18 holes is a bit much sometimes.  9 holes is about perfect.

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Same here.  Bonus for me is that there's a dumpy 9 hole course nearby that's $7 to walk after 5pm.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:17 PM

Winter weather here and the temps drop fast, so nine is it for now. I hope to play Sat, not sure.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:21 PM

I do it often now because of time constraints. My local course offers free golf an hour after twilight but I just pay the 20 bucks to the off earlier. Well worth it. Sometime the course is dead and I play practice shots from different yardages.
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

have been in a 9 hole league after work from April to October the past two years. Great thing to look forward to during the day and when you're playing well, you can keep going or just take satisfaction in shooting your score. When its going to hell, you can write it off and not have to worry about the back 9 and losing more balls


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Posted 27 December 2018 - 11:50 AM

I used to play 9 all the time. Living in the city a lot of the nearby courses are 3 hour 9’s, which isn’t my favorite. At that point I prefer to drive a bit, and if I’m going to spend 45+ mins in the car each way I prefer to make a day of it and play 18. I do miss being able to sneak in a quick 9 whenever I wanted.
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Posted 27 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

I live 3 miles from my club and dang sure don’t play enough...I’m turning that around in 2019 and playing as much as I can. I love 9 hole twilight rounds in the summer. Some of my fav rounds to cap off with a beer and maybe a steak on the grill.

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