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#21 Narps

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

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View PostPrincipled Man, on 24 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Oh BOY did I ever hack away today!  All those buckets of balls I hit nice and straight at the driving range went for naught.  

My first outing of the year was horrendous!! :boo hiss:   I forgot all the good techniques I was using at the range....especially off the tee.  I had some really good chips onto the green and some good putts, so it wasn't a total failure.  Only lost one ball, so that is a WIN.... :laughing yellow guy:

I really think that having a new golfing partner today was the source of my lack of focus.  I wasn't sure if he was going to be cool, or obnoxious, or patronizing.  He turned out to be really cool, but a few times he gave me some unnecessary "free advice".   

It's important to me to have golfing buddies I can trust.  I go to play golf - not to give or receive lessons.  I can't stand guys acting like they're my instructor....especially when they're golfing worse than I am!  :bitchslap:

I hate playing with strangers.  Half of the fun for me is chatting with my buddies, or my kids, during the round.  A stranger, even if they're a good guy (I've never had a woman jump in) infringes upon that.
When I played for those 25 years or so I found I almost always played better with strangers. I used to play with regular partners (brother in laws mostly) quite a bit but I showed up plenty of times as a single (obsessed) and was paired with others and seemed to play my best most of the time. If they were good players I even played better.... :)
I always enjoyed the solitude of playing by myself.   You could play at you own pace and not worry about dealing with anyone else.   This worked well in high school...I could usually start at 4:15 and be done with 9 in an hour.
All the years when my son played junior golf we would play 18 holes in two hours (with cart). I was a fast player and if anything he would play faster than me. I used to try to get him to slow down (especially on and around the greens) but he never would or did. I guess as a dad your habits rub off on your kids in ways you never would even imagine.... :)

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

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Oh BOY did I ever hack away today!  All those buckets of balls I hit nice and straight at the driving range went for naught.  

My first outing of the year was horrendous!! :boo hiss:   I forgot all the good techniques I was using at the range....especially off the tee.  I had some really good chips onto the green and some good putts, so it wasn't a total failure.  Only lost one ball, so that is a WIN.... :laughing yellow guy:

I really think that having a new golfing partner today was the source of my lack of focus.  I wasn't sure if he was going to be cool, or obnoxious, or patronizing.  He turned out to be really cool, but a few times he gave me some unnecessary "free advice".   

It's important to me to have golfing buddies I can trust.  I go to play golf - not to give or receive lessons.  I can't stand guys acting like they're my instructor....especially when they're golfing worse than I am!  :bitchslap:

I hate playing with strangers.  Half of the fun for me is chatting with my buddies, or my kids, during the round.  A stranger, even if they're a good guy (I've never had a woman jump in) infringes upon that.

Agree 100%.  With your true buddies, you don't have to worry about anything.  No pressure at all.  My main golfing buddies live 1-2 hours away, so our golf outings these days are rather limited.  I hit the snot out of the ball when I'm with them. :ebert:

Today, I played with a co-worker, who is a great guy, and a bit better than me at golfing (which is just fine).  I'm about a year into my new job, and I'm still getting to know everyone.  I'll be golfing with other co-workers this coming week, so I'll see who is a fun golfer and who isn't.....

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:10 PM

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View PostPrincipled Man, on 24 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Oh BOY did I ever hack away today!  All those buckets of balls I hit nice and straight at the driving range went for naught.  

My first outing of the year was horrendous!! :boo hiss:   I forgot all the good techniques I was using at the range....especially off the tee.  I had some really good chips onto the green and some good putts, so it wasn't a total failure.  Only lost one ball, so that is a WIN.... :laughing yellow guy:

I really think that having a new golfing partner today was the source of my lack of focus.  I wasn't sure if he was going to be cool, or obnoxious, or patronizing.  He turned out to be really cool, but a few times he gave me some unnecessary "free advice".   

It's important to me to have golfing buddies I can trust.  I go to play golf - not to give or receive lessons.  I can't stand guys acting like they're my instructor....especially when they're golfing worse than I am!  :bitchslap:

I hate playing with strangers.  Half of the fun for me is chatting with my buddies, or my kids, during the round.  A stranger, even if they're a good guy (I've never had a woman jump in) infringes upon that.
When I played for those 25 years or so I found I almost always played better with strangers. I used to play with regular partners (brother in laws mostly) quite a bit but I showed up plenty of times as a single (obsessed) and was paired with others and seemed to play my best most of the time. If they were good players I even played better.... :)

That may very well be the case.  And I've been paired with guys who end up being enjoyable enough to talk with.  But I talk about things with my buddies, or kids, that I just wouldn't with other people.  I'm not talking about anything racy either.  You can just be yourself in a way I can't with a stranger.

I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:52 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 May 2014 - 05:10 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 24 May 2014 - 12:23 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 May 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 24 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Oh BOY did I ever hack away today!  All those buckets of balls I hit nice and straight at the driving range went for naught.  

My first outing of the year was horrendous!! :boo hiss:   I forgot all the good techniques I was using at the range....especially off the tee.  I had some really good chips onto the green and some good putts, so it wasn't a total failure.  Only lost one ball, so that is a WIN.... :laughing yellow guy:

I really think that having a new golfing partner today was the source of my lack of focus.  I wasn't sure if he was going to be cool, or obnoxious, or patronizing.  He turned out to be really cool, but a few times he gave me some unnecessary "free advice".   

It's important to me to have golfing buddies I can trust.  I go to play golf - not to give or receive lessons.  I can't stand guys acting like they're my instructor....especially when they're golfing worse than I am!  :bitchslap:

I hate playing with strangers.  Half of the fun for me is chatting with my buddies, or my kids, during the round.  A stranger, even if they're a good guy (I've never had a woman jump in) infringes upon that.
When I played for those 25 years or so I found I almost always played better with strangers. I used to play with regular partners (brother in laws mostly) quite a bit but I showed up plenty of times as a single (obsessed) and was paired with others and seemed to play my best most of the time. If they were good players I even played better.... :)

That may very well be the case.  And I've been paired with guys who end up being enjoyable enough to talk with.  But I talk about things with my buddies, or kids, that I just wouldn't with other people.  I'm not talking about anything racy either.  You can just be yourself in a way I can't with a stranger.

I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend.
Nice touch.... :)

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

View PostNarpski, on 24 May 2014 - 05:52 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 May 2014 - 05:10 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 24 May 2014 - 12:23 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 May 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 24 May 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:

Oh BOY did I ever hack away today!  All those buckets of balls I hit nice and straight at the driving range went for naught.  

My first outing of the year was horrendous!! :boo hiss:   I forgot all the good techniques I was using at the range....especially off the tee.  I had some really good chips onto the green and some good putts, so it wasn't a total failure.  Only lost one ball, so that is a WIN.... :laughing yellow guy:

I really think that having a new golfing partner today was the source of my lack of focus.  I wasn't sure if he was going to be cool, or obnoxious, or patronizing.  He turned out to be really cool, but a few times he gave me some unnecessary "free advice".   

It's important to me to have golfing buddies I can trust.  I go to play golf - not to give or receive lessons.  I can't stand guys acting like they're my instructor....especially when they're golfing worse than I am!  :bitchslap:

I hate playing with strangers.  Half of the fun for me is chatting with my buddies, or my kids, during the round.  A stranger, even if they're a good guy (I've never had a woman jump in) infringes upon that.
When I played for those 25 years or so I found I almost always played better with strangers. I used to play with regular partners (brother in laws mostly) quite a bit but I showed up plenty of times as a single (obsessed) and was paired with others and seemed to play my best most of the time. If they were good players I even played better.... :)

That may very well be the case.  And I've been paired with guys who end up being enjoyable enough to talk with.  But I talk about things with my buddies, or kids, that I just wouldn't with other people.  I'm not talking about anything racy either.  You can just be yourself in a way I can't with a stranger.

I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend.
Nice touch.... :)

I accidentally unliked and then reliked your post because I meant to quote you

That is, in fact, the lyric of Neil's that resonates with me the most.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:05 AM

I went out today for the first time to a nice simple Par 3 course.  Should of been a good day out, but I shot a 102.  Or +58.  GO ME,

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

Played much better today!  :ebert:   My tee shots were rather erratic, but I hit my fairway irons really well for once!  Had several penalty strokes because of my bad driving, so my score card still wasn't too pretty.  I did have consistently good chip shots and some really good putts.  

Looking forward to next week, so I can put it all together and have a score card to brag about!!   :)

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:59 PM

View PostCygnus 2112, on 08 June 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

I went out today for the first time to a nice simple Par 3 course.  Should of been a good day out, but I shot a 102.  Or +58.  GO ME,
You could probably drop eight srokes to a +50 by using just your putter.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:45 AM

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View PostCygnus 2112, on 08 June 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

I went out today for the first time to a nice simple Par 3 course.  Should of been a good day out, but I shot a 102.  Or +58.  GO ME,
You could probably drop eight srokes to a +50 by using just your putter.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:33 PM

I played on vacation a few weeks ago with my son.  Except for the first hole, I had my best day driving I can remember.  Of course, because I don't know how it happened, it's doubtful I could replicate it.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

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I played on vacation a few weeks ago with my son.  Except for the first hole, I had my best day driving I can remember.  Of course, because I don't know how it happened, it's doubtful I could replicate it.
it's one or the other with me.  One day i'll be on with the driver, straight and long but suck with my irons.  The next round i'll stick my irons but can't drive worth crap.  When i figure it out i will break 80.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

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I played on vacation a few weeks ago with my son.  Except for the first hole, I had my best day driving I can remember.  Of course, because I don't know how it happened, it's doubtful I could replicate it.
it's one or the other with me.  One day i'll be on with the driver, straight and long but suck with my irons.  The next round i'll stick my irons but can't drive worth crap.  When i figure it out i will break 80.
Speaking of sticking irons, I was throwing darts on Sunday.  My daughter and I took on a friend of hers and the girl's father.  We played a two-man scramble and beat them by 14 strokes in stroke play.  I was keeping a match play score and we were up 4 at the turn, then went on to win every hole on the back.  My daughter can bomb it 230+, and from the ladies tees we had a nice advantage.  Just missed a couple of eagles.

Fun day!

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

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Just missed a couple of eagles.

Careful, goose.  If you keep playing like that, you'll be disqualified from this Hacker thread..... ;) ;)

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:23 PM

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View PostRick N. Backer, on 16 June 2014 - 06:33 PM, said:

I played on vacation a few weeks ago with my son.  Except for the first hole, I had my best day driving I can remember.  Of course, because I don't know how it happened, it's doubtful I could replicate it.
it's one or the other with me.  One day i'll be on with the driver, straight and long but suck with my irons.  The next round i'll stick my irons but can't drive worth crap.  When i figure it out i will break 80.

That's awesome.  If I figure it out I will break 99.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

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View Postgoose, on 16 June 2014 - 09:11 PM, said:

Just missed a couple of eagles.

Careful, goose.  If you keep playing like that, you'll be disqualified from this Hacker thread..... ;) ;)
No, literally...I popped up my drive and almost killed our national bird.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

I'm currently on the DL. Got out twice this year, round 1 was terrible, round 2 was much better, but still not up to what I usually shoot. Then I get tendonitis due to all the yard work and stuff I have been doing.

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I'm currently on the DL. Got out twice this year, round 1 was terrible, round 2 was much better, but still not up to what I usually shoot. Then I get tendonitis due to all the yard work and stuff I have been doing.

I've been battling tendonitis in my hands for months (work-related), but thankfully, it hasn't affected my golf game.  As long as I can grip the clubs, I'm going out there hackin' away!  :ebert:

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Haven't played in a while, and went out with some pals.

Nine three putts.  :dweez:   44 putts in all.

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Managed an 89 somehow.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:36 AM

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Haven't played in a while, and went out with some pals.

Nine three putts.  :dweez:   44 putts in all.

:facepalm:

Managed an 89 somehow.

I would kill for an 89....... :laughing guy: I haven't recorded a decent round of golf yet, and I've been out about 10 times.  I hit the ball really well at the range, but when I get on the course, most of the fundamentals disappear.  I lack focus.  Some good shots here and there, but they're always followed by disaster holes to ruin my score.  

Such is the life of an untrained hacker..... :doh:

  




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