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Lucky or Consistent?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by warbirdlover, Aug 15, 2008.

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Lucky or Consistent?

  1. Rather be lucky and go low (but maybe really high)

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Rather be consistent under all situations

    15 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Would you rather be lucky on the golf course where you could maybe on a good day shoot far below your norm but normally jump all over the place on score

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    Be very consistent from round to round, knowing pretty much what you'll be able to shoot

    I'll take lucky... :D
     
  2. soxngolf

    soxngolf The Chick

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    I will take consistent, it is what I am constantly working for, but why not take consistently low!;)
     
  3. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    No. You only get to go low if you're lucky in this poll... :D
     
  4. mddubya

    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    I voted for consistancy. I think if I shot a really low score one day and a high one the next it would drive me insane.







    oh wait, that's what I do now, well, minus the really low score, :dead:
     
  5. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I would take lucky as those days where i shoot really low is what is going to keep me coming back, because i knowi can do it, its just a matter of time.

    Consistantly shooting the same scores round after round...well...that would probably bore me after a while and i would just move on to something else.
     
  6. Esox

    Esox Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It happened to me. For several years I pretty much shot 79 to 81. 80 on the head many times. My putting was below average. I rarely made birdies or double bogies. Two years ago I said enough. Fished muskies for the last two years and played only in two outings.

    This year I have played 10 rounds mostly with my wife and 11 year old daughter. I am consistent again. Now at 84. LOL.

    I'm hoping to get lucky in about two hours.

    Kevin

    Morningstar here I come.
     
  7. cwo2lt

    cwo2lt Mulligans-R-Us

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    Consistent. You can work on your game and get consistently lower.
     
  8. slickpitt

    slickpitt Well-Known Member

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    I always say I'd rather have luck than skill... but that's just bullshit for when I hit a lucky shot :prop:
     
  9. The Salt Vampire

    The Salt Vampire ...and loving it.

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    I am pretty consistent in my scoring and my scores do not vary much. Some days, I drive it well and putt poorly. Some days my iron play is good, sometimes it is not. However, I pretty consistently shoot the same scores.

    Without checking, I believe that my last 16 or 17 rounds are between 77 and 82. When I shoot under that, it is usually because of luck. I will chip-in, or hole a few long putts, jug one from the fairway, etc.... If I shoot higher it is because I play poorly.
     
  10. ezra76

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    Tough one. I play consistantly when I play conservative. I get lucky or not when I play agressive. Last round I had a ball bounce hard in the fairway and kick OB that would have left me a PW into a par 5. Then I drove a downhill par 4 over water with a 3W to 10ft. Luck either runs out or is built up in a "bank" for me it seems.
     
  11. chemboy2

    chemboy2 M634 Supporting Member

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    I'll take consistently lucky! :beach3:

    All kidding aside, I'll take consistency. Like dubya, low lows and high highs drives me insane and is how I played golf every year before the past year. I no longer have such wild variances in my scores. At the same time, I've put a lot of work into my game and my consistent score is now lower than it has ever been.

    I don't mind some luck from time to time but I also feel that we make our own luck to a degree. The more I work on my short game and am more consistent with getting the ball closer to the hole the more opportunity I have to get "lucky" and have one drop.
     

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