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Front 9 vs. Back 9


Who me?
Jun 9, 2005
I took inconsistancy to a whole new level yesterday. I went out and shot 65 on the front 9.:mad: Yes, some of the bad shots where getting in my head, and I was starting to get upset. But then I came back on the back 9 and shot 48.:) A 17 stroke difference. I played the last 3 holes even par. (Of course, this means I have to go back out again...)

Anyway, I was wondering, have any of you ever seen a difference like this between the front and back?


The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
Nothing quite that drastic. My most frustrating last year was a round where I was 2 over on the front and went 10 over on the back.

But hey, a bad day playing golf is still better than a good day at work. Welcome to the board.


Well-Known Member
Jun 3, 2005
I usually go the other direction. I have problems with my back, so the longer I play, the stiffer I get. I cannot even imagine playing 32+ holes in a day...


I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
I've done similar things before...I think my best in recent memory was 53 - 43. It's not uncommon for me to go 50 - 44 or something like that. Yours is extreme, but very possible, if you stop caring and just relax, that can really help things.


Shark skin shoes
Staff member
Aug 30, 2004
Canada Canada
I stood on the 18th tee staring at a possible round of 71. I was playing extremely well that day.

Quadruple bogey 8 later and I had a 75.

This game rules.



Ah...the joy of golf in all it's glory. At least you didn't go 48-65. That is always a downer. In response to your question, the most fluctuation for me has been about 8 shots. I once played in a tournament and shot 46-38. The front nine was so embarrassing. Thank God for the back!


Well-Known Member
Feb 13, 2005
How about this: I shot 31 (-5) on the front today. Then I shot 41 (+5) on the back.

I had 5 birdies and an eagle and 7 bogeys. Psycho. I went bogey bogey bogey on 16-17-18 to shoot even.

If there is such a thing as a disappointing even par round, this would be it.


Well-Known Member
Jun 7, 2005
Well the other day as well as others I shoot say 42 on the front 9. Then I think im ona great course to a great score and get ahead of myself so did not so good oon back 9 ended up shooting 92.


Well-Known Member
Apr 2, 2005
Here are my stats so far this year. As you can see, my stats are better on the front nine for some reason. Course diffculity? Probably. Fatigue? Probably. Lack of interest? Naw!

I was a 3.9 handicap a couple of years ago. I am at 9.4 right now. I just wish I had my software back then so I could compare the stats between then and now.

Total Rounds 46
Total Courses Played 16
Total Rounds 18 Holes 19
Total Rounds Front Nine 44
Total Rounds Back Nine 21
Avg Score 18 Holes 84.6
Avg Score Front Nine 41.8
Avg Score Back Nine 42.1
Fairways 195/443 (44%)
Fairways Front Nine 139/303 (46%)
Fairways Back Nine 56/140 (40%)
Greens 226/585 (39%)
Greens Front Nine 161/396 (41%)
Greens Back Nine 65/189 (34%)
Avg Putts 1.85
Avg Putts Front Nine 1.85
Avg Putts Back Nine 1.86 (pretty close, though huh!)
Avg Putts Per Green in Regulation 2.07
Avg Putts Per Green Non-Reg 1.71
Zero Putts 6 (1%)
One Putts 148 (25%)
Two Putts 362 (62%)
Three or More Putts 69 (12%)
Sand Saves 8/37 (22%)
Non-Sand Saves 84/322 (26%)
Total Saves 92/359 (26%)
Hole in Ones 0 (0%)
Double Eagles 0 (0%)
Eagles 1 (0%)
Birdies 34 (6%)
Pars 240 (41%)
Bogeys 221 (38%)
Double Bogeys 66 (11%)
Triple Bogeys 10 (2%)
Others 13 (2%)
Par 3 Avg Score 3.68
Par 4 Avg Score 4.77
Par 5 Avg Score 5.52
Par 3 Green in Regulation 53/142 (37%)
Par 4 Green in Regulation 109/324 (34%)
Par 5 Green in Regulation 64/119 (54%)


Well-Known Member
Jan 4, 2005
i shot 34-38 before, that was disappointing, and i've gon 42-37, but usually both 9's are good or bad with me, im either playing well or poorly that day


Beware of the Phog!
Aug 26, 2004
i think in a tournament this year, i went 56-38 i stopped caring at the turn and everything just turned around go figure

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