Ups and downs...

Ups and downs...

Post by Alan Bake » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:44:45


I shot my most uneven round ever.

Went out to the local muni, McCleery Golf Course, playing by myself.

I was +1 coming to number 6 where a twosome was on the green.

They wave me up and I play a low hook around a tree and run the ball up
to about 4 feet from the pin. Birdie.

I ask if I can join them rather than play through and they're amenable.

I tee off on the 140 yard par three and put it to 4 feet again. Birdie.

Then two bogies to finish the front 9 at 36/+1.

And then the wheels came off.

Double on a tough uphill par 4.

Bogie on a medium par 5, not good, but not that bad.

Then a 9/quint. I put a tee shot in the water and with my third, hit the
very top of the tree ahead of me...

...solid enough that the ball flew back over my head into the water
again.

Then par and par.

And a triple...

...anyway.

When all was said and done, I'd shot 36 + 50 = 86.

Ah well...  ...stupid brain.

:-(

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Post by ww » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:19:15

And we keep coming back cause it's so much fun......not. I don't know
why I have not quit yet, guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I was
playing a par 3 hole the other day, a very difficult par 3. Hit a nice
tee shot about 11 feet from the flag. These greens are very thick &
inconsistent. I hit my 1st put just just looking to get it in the 3
foot range, it dies 6 feet out. Now I'm cursing that I left it so
short & was going to blow the hole. I made the putt but was so pissed
off that I left it short I could not even enjoy the par. It's the 7 &
8's make me want to break things. Doesn't take much to get me out of
my game though. Slow play in front of me & people pushing me is about
all it takes, green keepers aren't much better.

 
 
 

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Post by Howard Braze » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 21:13:05



Quote:
>And we keep coming back cause it's so much fun......not. I don't know
>why I have not quit yet, guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I was
>playing a par 3 hole the other day, a very difficult par 3. Hit a nice
>tee shot about 11 feet from the flag. These greens are very thick &
>inconsistent. I hit my 1st put just just looking to get it in the 3
>foot range, it dies 6 feet out. Now I'm cursing that I left it so
>short & was going to blow the hole. I made the putt but was so pissed
>off that I left it short I could not even enjoy the par. It's the 7 &
>8's make me want to break things. Doesn't take much to get me out of
>my game though. Slow play in front of me & people pushing me is about
>all it takes, green keepers aren't much better.

I wonder how much better you would play - not to mention how much
happier you would be - if you could take Dr. Rotella's advice in
forgetting past shots.

Not easy though.   For instance, I try real, real hard to not try
real, real hard.

--
"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

- James Madison

 
 
 

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Post by MNMike » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 00:23:40


Quote:
>I shot my most uneven round ever.

> Went out to the local muni, McCleery Golf Course, playing by myself.

> I was +1 coming to number 6 where a twosome was on the green.

> They wave me up and I play a low hook around a tree and run the ball up
> to about 4 feet from the pin. Birdie.

> I ask if I can join them rather than play through and they're amenable.

> I tee off on the 140 yard par three and put it to 4 feet again. Birdie.

> Then two bogies to finish the front 9 at 36/+1.

> And then the wheels came off.

You should have played through. Sounds like it through off your rhythm.
 
 
 

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Post by ww » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 04:37:47


 I wonder how much better you would play - not to mention how much
 happier you would be - if you could take Dr. Rotella's advice in
 forgetting past shots.

 Not easy though. ? For instance, I try real, real hard to not try
real, real hard.

Actually I read the book. Did not make a difference. I'm just wound
too tight & take the game too serious. Had a decent round today & only
got mad once....or twice.

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Bake » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:12:28


Quote:



> >I shot my most uneven round ever.

> > Went out to the local muni, McCleery Golf Course, playing by myself.

> > I was +1 coming to number 6 where a twosome was on the green.

> > They wave me up and I play a low hook around a tree and run the ball up
> > to about 4 feet from the pin. Birdie.

> > I ask if I can join them rather than play through and they're amenable.

> > I tee off on the 140 yard par three and put it to 4 feet again. Birdie.

> > Then two bogies to finish the front 9 at 36/+1.

> > And then the wheels came off.

> You should have played through. Sounds like it through off your rhythm.

Probably...

And I discovered as we played on that there were probably 2 - 3 empty
holes ahead of them, so I could have just kept flying along by myself.

But hindsight is 20/20, right?

I'm happy knowing that my game can bring in a +1 score for 9 holes. If I
can do that, I can do it for 18 as well.

:-)

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
<http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>

 
 
 

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Post by David Lavil » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:33:34



Quote:
>When all was said and done, I'd shot 36 + 50 = 86.

I guess it's true what they say, nothing brings up a score faster than
witnesses.

David Laville, G.S.E.M.
The Golfing Machine Authorized Instructor

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Bake » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:40:10



Quote:


> >When all was said and done, I'd shot 36 + 50 = 86.

> I guess it's true what they say, nothing brings up a score faster than
> witnesses.

Funny.

The witnesses watched me birdie two holes off the hop.

Punch draw and run up to 4 feet for birdie when I joined them, and
9-iron 140 yards to 4 feet on the following par 3.

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
<http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>

 
 
 

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Post by Howard Braze » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:55:24



Quote:
> I wonder how much better you would play - not to mention how much
> happier you would be - if you could take Dr. Rotella's advice in
> forgetting past shots.

> Not easy though. For instance, I try real, real hard to not try
>real, real hard.

>Actually I read the book. Did not make a difference. I'm just wound
>too tight & take the game too serious. Had a decent round today & only
>got mad once....or twice.

Oh, I understand - changing our attitudes can be more difficult than
changing our swing or strategy.   Doesn't mean that we can't get some
significant improvement if we keep working at it.    But most of us
don't continue to work at it the same way we work on swing
improvements.

--
"In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

- James Madison

 
 
 

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Post by assimil.. » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 13:02:58


Quote:
> Actually I read the book. Did not make a difference. I'm just wound
> too tight & take the game too serious. Had a decent round today & only
> got mad once....or twice.

Try reading "Zen Golf", by Parent. It is a perfect companion to Rotella &
unlike Dr Bob, he actually shows you ways to change you attitudes.

--
bill-o