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Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by warbirdlover, May 17, 2008.

  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    To go from the worst nine of the year Thursday (see "wish me luck" thread) to THE BEST NINE OF MY LIFE! :rolleyes:

    I don't understand but don't care. :confused: I just played the most satisfying round of golf in my life. :) I could do nothing wrong. No shanks just one pure shot after another. It was scary and I kept waiting for the "crash" but it never came. Driver was in the middle of the fairway (230-250 due to wind). I don't care that I didn't hit it 300 yards. Today I didn't have to. 3-wood was straight down the middle (at least 200). Irons were ON the pin (and the green). Chipping was "good enough". And putting was "lights out".... :laugh:

    And I have witnesses. Shot 36 on a par 35. Front nine.

    South Hills Country Club

    You don't have to read but I HAVE to give a hole by hole account. :D

    Hole 1 (394 yard par 4)
    Driver 230 down right side of fairway (into the wind). 3-Wood left of green. Chip on and 2 putt for bogey.

    Hole 2 (359 yard par 4)
    Driver 250 right down the middle. Iron just off back of green. Chip on but not close. Two putt for bogey.

    Hole 3 (326 yard par 4)
    Driver 240 right down the middle. Wedge ON the pin. Tap in bird.

    Hole 4 (102 yard par 3) Sound easy right? Water in front and HUGE tree right in front of green. You have to hit it HIGH.
    On the green and made long bending putt for another bird!!

    First time I've EVER got two birds in a row I think.

    Hole 5 (409 yard par 4) Goes uphill.
    Perfect drive 230 down center. Hybrid short. Chip on. Two putt for bogey.

    Two birdies followed by a bogey. I'm in Heaven. :)

    Hole 6 (360 yard par four)
    Perfect drive 230 in the middle. Iron on. Two putt for par.

    Two birdies followed by bogey - par. Now I'm really in shock. :confused:

    Hole 7 (208 yard par 3) uphill
    I took the driver on this. And I was just left. I chipped on the fringe and made the long 40 foot par putt.

    :confused::confused::confused:

    Hole 8 (515 yard par 5).
    Perfect drive 230 down the center. Shorter 3-wood then usual but straight. Iron on the left side of the green. Two putt for another par.

    :shocked::shocked::shocked:

    Hole 9 (407 yard par 4) river accross making a good second shot necessary. Hit my driver only 220 but straight (into a 20 mph wind). Left myself a risky shot over the water. Hit the 3-wood over the water but barely. Wedge on the green. One putt (edited) for (gulp) another par?

    I'm thinking "no one is ever going to believe this" and you all probably don't but this one day is why I've fought this game all my life. This is FAR more satisfying then my ace two years ago. :) This could be the best golfing year of my life!

    :eek::confused:;):thumbs up:
     
  2. mddubya

    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    WTG J, hopefully this is just an indication of many good things to come, golf wise and health wise. :thumbs up:
     
  3. DaGris

    DaGris Bears fan in Georgia

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    you would have shot a 47 on the back :dead:

    just messin' with you! Nice 9 holes!
     
  4. King Par

    King Par Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats, that's awesome. Keep it up
     
  5. Adam Pettman

    Adam Pettman Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. That many pars shows a solid swing.
     
  6. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Or a WHOLE lot of luck!! :D
     
  7. mddubya

    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    Whatever it is or was, I'd take a round like that any day.
     
  8. King Par

    King Par Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Out of curiosity, which driver were you hitting?
     
  9. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Spectacular 9 WBL!!!
     
  10. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Driver was the Sumo2. I don't get much roll with it and I'm working on the alternative now. It's stupid straight. The G2 is too long and I need zaphod to shorten the shaft some and take out the tip weight to stiffen it up a bit. Then I think that will be much longer and just as straight. But being in the fairway 230-250 is much better then being 280 in the trees. :)
     
  11. goatster

    goatster SUPER SOAKER

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    nice shootin the way things have been going for you you deserved it.

    Congrats man keep it up.
     
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    Nice! Keep that up and you are going to have to take a dime off that handicap.
     
  13. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Now I know the "mindset" to play good. Just relax and enjoy the round and concentrate on the shot. "Be the ball"! :laugh: Seriously, for awhile there I didn't know if I'd be playing good with that eye problem. I'm just so thrilled to be playing it's kind of turned my game up a notch. If I can take that into league I'll get that cap down. :emot-ange
     
  14. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Forgot. I got my cheap, imitation "Ryan Moore" hat (without the Ping logo) and I bet it brought me luck. :D
     
  15. clemsonhacker

    clemsonhacker uncle sam's slave

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    nice round WBL... yea i had to be the hat..
     
  16. Dusty90

    Dusty90 Another Canuck

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    Good shooting there WBL... but

    I am thinking that there is a typo here as this would be 5 shots on a par 4, meaning Bogey not par.

    But even still that is a great round
     
  17. Wi-Golfer

    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    Had to be, obviously it's not his swing:ugly25:
     
  18. Augster

    Augster Rules Nerd Supporting Member

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    I too am counting 37 shots. WBL must be "misremembering" something.

    Great job, either way.
     
  19. 5iron

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    WarbirdLover GREAT JOB MAN ! Congratulations on the stellar score, and the two straight birds followed by the bogey. I hope you have the best golfing year of your life this year man!
     
  20. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Just looked at the scorecard. I had a par on the 9th. Got that right. Had a one putt on the 9th not 2 putts. Duh. I was trying to do it from memory. And memory isn't too great these days.... :dead:

    Just hope I don't have to wait 2 more years for the next good round like last time. Don't think so though. Really think I have my swing thoughts and confidence going right (along with clubs that really fit me and seem easy to hit well). We'll see.
     

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