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#1 Birdies4Days

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:48 AM

Anybody have any stories about them or they're friends shooting in the 60s? Saw some other posts and it sparked my idea.

My career low is a 67 and that was this past fall. I was playing with 2 buddies of mine (whom I play with regularly) and it was a nice day outside. Finished the round in about 3 hours 25 minutes because we were all playing solid.

On the day I shoot my career low, my buddy also shoots a new career low.............64, to spoil my career round. 3rd buddy shot 70 and was pissed because he was the only one who didnt break 70 :) Well safe to say he's going to UCLA on a golf scholarship next year.

Anyways that's my lame story, anybody else?


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

Not what I'd call my best round overall but happened recently....birdied the first two (30 footer and an 8 footer) then caught up to a 3some in front of me.

Birdied the 3rd hole in front of them and the one with the scorecard asked on the next tee what I'd had the first two...told him birdie birdie....so they started to pay attention to my score.

I double the 5th (concrete bunker) and birdie the 6th. Bogey 8 and 9 (3putt) for even. Managed to finish the back like I started...3 birdies in a row for -3. The rest of the guys were whooping and hollering as it went on, made a 30 footer on the last hole too, felt like my own personal gallery. They were not great golfers and hadn't seen anyone play under par so it felt nice, but as I recount the round I basically just putted like a crazy man and hit terrible iron shots all day. Good times.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

I've only managed to shoot in the 60's once.

On Saturday 2 years ago, I was 4 under through 15.  I wound up playing the last three holes 2 over and shot 70.

I went back the next day and shot 3 under, 69.  Haven't even really came close since.  My poor putting simply doesn't let me go low... :(

Edited by TNReb, 31 December 2012 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

I shot four rounds in the 60's this year, all before June.  The only one I really remember was the 66 (par 70) as it was the first time I played with my new co-workers.  I didn't hit it that well but I made everything, actually only had 12 clubs in my bag too.  I turned in 31 and then birdied 10... hit it all over the place the last 8 holes.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

I shot 69 (-3) once and felt like I was not thinking at all that day. It just happened to me.

Now, I think a lot and try to practice the swing on the course and just doesn't work that way.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

View Postcaller, on 31 December 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

I shot 69 (-3) once and felt like I was not thinking at all that day. It just happened to me.

Now, I think a lot and try to practice the swing on the course and just doesn't work that way.
Holy crap that's the exact same how I feel after I shoot a good round. I don't think at all but yet I can replay shot by shot in my mind.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I have had a few rounds in the 60's....not any lately though! That would be another resolution to my list for this year and golfing.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

My best round was a -6 (66) where I parred 2 of the par 5's, both if which I was just off the green in 2 :(

The thing I remember most was on a short par 3 with bunkers everywhere, I pulled my shot left and had to flip it over a bunker to a pin at the bottom of a slope. I hit my flip, it over the bunker and my ball flew straight up I the air again! It hit a sprinkler head that made it bounce straight up in the air, hit the slope and roll to a foot. Tap in par!

The first time I broke 70 it seemed like I couldn't miss if I tried. On a par 3, I missed a green and was about 70 ft away, chipped in. Had another from about 50ft I was trying to lag up there, drained it. Finished with a 67. Next round out I shot 67 again at the same track, though I had his game wired! Next round, same track, 85 haha!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Shot 68 on a short (5600) par 70 course.  It is my lowest score, but I feel like it has an astrisk since the course was so short.  Fun day though.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

68(par 70). Timed it right to be in the first round of our club championship. Was leading......until the second-round 81 :(

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I've shot in the 60s quite a few times but the one I'll never forget was about three years ago. It was a December day and the temperature was in the low 50s and it was blowing 10-15, so not a great day. We're in a 5-some, playing Wolf, all friends and talking a lot of trash. We start on 10 and I make birdie. I par 11 (a reachable par-5) and 12 and then make birdie at 13, 14, 15 and 16. Par 17 and birdie 18 for 30 on the back nine. We turn to the front and I birdie the first, so now I'm 7-under through 10 and WAY out of my comfort zone. So, I proceed to snap hook my tee shot on No. 2 into a lake and make bogey, but then turnaround and birdie No. 3, so I'm back to 7-under through 12. But I bogey 5 and then 3-putt 8 for another bogey to drop back to 5-under. But the round was especially memorable because after a poor short-iron approach into No. 9 I chipped in for birdie, my ninth of the day and still the most I've ever made in a round, it gave me a 66, which tied my previous low round, and I won a pile of cash on that hole!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

If you are talking about 9 hole rounds, I've done it many times.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

First time I broke 70 I shot a solid 67 (-5), had 7 putts on the back (chip in and holed up from fringe).  Once i got to 16, I was shaking and praying not to f it up.  2nd memorable was in the County Am 2 yrs ago, shot a 68 (-4) on day 1 (8 birds and 4 bogeys with 3 lip outs), birdied the last 4 holes.  3 days later playing in the last group (leading by 1 going into 15), went bogey, dbl, par, bogey...tied for 2nd.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

I got invited by my girlfriend's co worker to play with her husband. He is an older guy and when I met him he seemed like he was a bit old to want to play the tips. He preceded to put on a display of ballstriking and I was in awe all day. It was awesome to see how this guy got around the course. I have played with a lot of people who shoot in the seventies, but this was the first round in the sixties I saw. He had one bad tee shot and just punched out to the fairway. He took bogey and I can't tell you how much I learned from watching him. He never had any numbers because he never took stupid chances. He shot a 4 under 68. I have shot in the seventies a few times, but this was amazing. He made it look so easy.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Shot in the 60's 3 or 4 times now all the rounds have one common factor. I made a ridiculous up and down for par at some point in the round to keep the momentum going. One of the more memorable was a long par 3 210ish pulled tee shot left pin was back left. I had a severely elevated pitch shot to play and only about 4 feet of green to work with in front of the pin. Ball was sitting on bare dirt. played a perfect 60* that ended up 2 feet from the hole to save a par I had no business saving.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

the last time I came to the 18th 2 or 3 under......  I managed to either double or triple the damn hols and blew it right out of the water.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

My best two rounds in the 60's were both in tournaments in 2011. I shot a 66 on the second day of qualifying for the state Match Play tournament after shooting 76 the first day. It was the first time where I walked off the golf course not thinking about the shots I left out there. I got up and down from a greenside bunker on the last hole for birdie. About a month later my club was hosting a Ryder Cup style tournament with another club and I was the no.1 player on the team. I was the last singles match and I beat my opponent on the 15th hole I think 4 & 3, but the birdie on that hole put me to 5 under so I played the last 3 holes to see if I could beat my personal best and went par, birdie, birdie. Just missed eagle on the par 5 18th too. Shot 65 and that's my current best round ever. Shot a 67 at a new course I joined in 2012 and hoping to break that this year.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Never shot in the 60s, but it's one of my main goals.  After shooting in the 80s...then 70s...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

I've played in the 60s.
If it gets any colder than that I don't play.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

My lowest round came on a par 71, made 8 birdies, only missed two greens and putted the lights out.  The coolest part was I tied the course record held by Steve Flesch.  We played it all the way back and the course is known to be pretty tough.  It was a weird day because work had been going really poorly, things in my life seemed to suck, and that day I could have cared less about golf.  We were playing a money game and the other three golfers were an 8, 3, and +2 HC.  Needless to say we killed them.  I remember they all knew where I stood to par and didn't want to say anything.  I made a few comments on the backside that I wasn't worried about it because the wheels would come off at some point.  I just really did not care at all.  

I have tried to duplicate the not caring attitude a million times since and can't make it happen again.  That was three years ago.

My home course is a par 70 and not particularly long, 6400+, so every time I play the goal is to shoot in the 60's.  But 63 on that course was like 59 on my home course, not even comparable.  I have shot many rounds in the 60's at my home course with 65 being the lowest.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

My all time low 67, I couldn't miss. Started on the back, first hole(#10) is a par 5 and I 3 putt par. Continue on making a 30 ft birdie, 2 foot eagle and another 15 ft birdie. Shooting 35 on the front was such a let down, haha.

The first time I broke par was something I'll never forget. Started my round by myself late evening and was even going into 17, bogey a long par 3 and with 18 being a par 4 I knew I couldn't break par. Bomb my drive down the middle and its so dark I can hardly see the flag. Hit full 52 and knew it was good, I hear a thud then a 'tink'. My heart jumps a little. As I get up to the green I didn't see my ball so I bee line to the cup and sure enough there it is, bottom of the cup, eagle.

I'm now convincing my parents and friends that when I do get married it will be at 120 yards, on the spot that I holed out to shoot under par for the first time

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

I've only shot in the 60's once in a tournament - shot 69 in the club championship. Funny thing about that round is that the guy I was playing with started off eagle, birdie, eagle to my par, par, birdie. I was just so focused on trying to stay remotely close to him that when we finished 18 and tallied up the score he had finished with 73 to my 69.

I've shot in the 60's a few more times after that. My buddy and I use to always play for $5, not much but something. One day he was complaining about how little money we play for, so I upped the stakes to $10 front, $10 back, $20 total. I fired a 67 to his 71 and took all $40.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

View PostArizonalefty59, on 31 December 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

View Postcaller, on 31 December 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

I shot 69 (-3) once and felt like I was not thinking at all that day. It just happened to me.

Now, I think a lot and try to practice the swing on the course and just doesn't work that way.
Holy crap that's the exact same how I feel after I shoot a good round. I don't think at all but yet I can replay shot by shot in my mind.

My lowest rounds all felt like I was on automatic pilot. I guess we just have to turn off our minds and get out of our own way. But I've never shot in the 60s.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

When my oldest son played in college, their coach had them play the ladies tees once a week........course management and getting used to going low.

Always thought that it was a good drill.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Time that sticks out the most was when I hit every green to shoot 68 on a par 70 and could only manage to make 2 of the putts.  Best iron day of my life, only had outside of 4 foot for par once all day.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Many rounds in the 60s, but my all time lowest is 64 (-8). Hit all but one fairway, missed four greens. Had 22 putts though, just an unreal day with the flat stick in my hands. Happy to say it was toward the end of the season last year, so I'm hoping to just pick up where I left off for this coming year.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I have three cool 60's stories:

1) A group of guys from that other golf site that rhymes with momsquawdmolf dot splom put together an outing in SoCal. I showed up and proceeded to fire a bogey-free 6-under 66 at the SCGA Course in Murrieta from the Blacks (7,057/74.7/136). Didn't miss a single shot all day and could have shot 60. My posts there got a bit more "cred" after that day. LOL!

2) One of the guys at my club (Canyon Crest CC in Riverside, CA 6570, 72.0/132) back about 8 years ago didn't really respect me or my game. I weighed 330 lbs. at the time, and didn't play high school or college golf, so my swing is kind of "homemade." He was a really solid player, but I felt I was better than he was, so I challenged him to a $100 nassau.

I shot a 33 on the front and we were all square. I lost 10 with a bogey, halved 11 with par, halved 12 with bogey, and then birdied 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 for six in a row and beat him 4 & 2 on the back for a nice win against a solid golfer. He shot 69 to my 65 and I took home $300. Great day.

3) Same course, Canyon Crest in Riverside, CA. Made 10 birdies and two bogeys to shoot a nice 8-under 64, which is my all-time low. It was in our Saturday skins game, and I came in and started naming off my birdie holes, and the guys at the scorers table just laughed. I won six skins that day, I think. LOL!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

I have shot in the 60's a few times most of the time I just made about everything I looked at. I shot 68 last year afte
Being 2 over at the turn went par eagle eagle par birdie bogey birdie birdie par. After I made the two eagles I was in a zone I can't describe.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

i have shot in the 60s 4 or 5 times a years for a number of years.  For a period of almost 10 years, I shot 69 on my birthday for some reason or another. Why I dont know. I have shot 67 three different times and my best is a 66 on a par 71,  There is a little story about it.  


I had just moved to another area about 4 hour drive away from my previous work.  I worked for Lowe's as a Contract Sales manager for a number of years.  My wife and just the one son at the time were still at the old house, packing stuff up for a move.  I had played this 6300 yard course 4 or 5 times before as it was close to work, and close to the house we were to live in.  Kentucky has several counties that are dry.  No liquor or beer is sold anywhere in the county legally.   This was one of them.  


I had made a trip to another county for business on friday, and stopped and bought a pint of Gin. (THIS STORY TOOK PLACE IN 1991)   So it was Sunday afternoon, and I had been drinking because I was bored, and had no TV hookup. One of the contractors in the local area, knocked on my door and wanted to know if I would play 18 with 2 other guys (who turned out to be used car  salesman)   I showed him the bottle and told him that I was inebriated.  He talked me into coming and playing, telling me they were going to drink beer.   So, long story short,  I dont remember much of the round. But I wound up shooting 66 and making every putt that I attempted it seems.


I learned back in the middle 1980's, that drinking any form of alcohol and playing good golf dont mix.   This was just pure luck, certainly not any skill involved, and nothing to be proud off.   These 3 guys became my golfing buddies, even though they were all old enough to be my father.  For the next 7 years, I played a saturday or sunday game with them. I had the best time in my life playing golf, only eclipsed later by playing with my son's when they got out of high school. The group ended when one of the used car salesman, died of a horrible heart attack and fell over in the floor dead at work.  He was 52 years old.


I have enjoyed all my rounds in the 60's, but the time I shot 70 five days in a row, and the time  I shot even par hitting no greens at all, and taking only 17 putts with one chip in, seem to stick in my mind more than any other rounds.


Golf is a great game, only occasionally do you beat it.  It beats you more than you beat it.  It teaches you character, or show's your lack of it.  It can help you make friends, and lose them too.


Thank goodness, the shepherds of the sheep in Scotland were bored and came up with this game. By the way, if you have never been a shepherd, or met one, or observed sheep and the shepherds.  Then being a shepherd for the most part, is somewhat along the lines of boredom.  Watching paint dry is a good example.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

In Minnesota I consistently play in the 60's during the spring and fall some times even in the 40's.  Today I would be at -10F on the first tee. :golfer:

Edited by TJCDAS, 22 January 2013 - 11:09 AM.


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