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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:05 PM

Back on topic - if 3 A graders share the same philosophy around handicap mind-sets then its good enough for me.

Let's see what the next chapter brings (fingers crossed and hope I dont hit a slump and watch my ass slide all the way back out to a 19 handicap!)


Good luck muppet...enjoy the ride...cheering from the sidelines!
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#1127 Itchy4Scratch

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

Far too often, it takes me par just to get on the farkin green. If I miss the 1-putt, I'm falling behind.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

Well course designers assume that you should be able to complete an average course within 72 strokes. Shouldn't we strive to achieve this?

Thinking back through my rounds on my home course, I have parred every hole, many many times over. Accepting that 10 over or 13 over or 18 over as a good score "for me" is kinda defeatist and you give yourself reasons not to try harder. Whatever those reasons may be.

I have been thinking about my game and now that the arbitrary race to 13 has been accomplished, I have been asking myself "what next?".

I figured that to get to a single figure handicap, I will need to par 9 holes and at worst allow for a bogey each hole thereafter for a round. Do this for at least 8 rounds over a 20 round stretch and I will be in the single digit handicap range.

IF I can make it to this waypoint, and being used to expecting no more than 9 shots over par each round, I would be in a good position mentally to aim for scratch as my next destination.

Personal par is good, to manage your score to a given handicap, but its only a consolation tonic.

Need to change the mindset to go for loftier goals, and really believe that it is achievable - at some point lol.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:41 PM

If only I could be bothered finding and uploading a meme of the Hulkster - but you'll just have to use you imagination

AMEN BROTHER!

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

I can hear that loud and clear

Love it! Thanks Sammi
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Best result: 2 over 74 at Hills International on 13 Feb 2016

Eagles: 21/10/16 17th Keysborough, 24/10/16 18th Woodlands

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#1131 OldBogey

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:19 PM

Take up lawn bowls.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:22 AM

Weeti       12.4
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Deege       12.6
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Lukos87     13.3
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BladeRunner 14.5
Goldy       15.0
OldBogey    15.7
Mouldy      16.4
Ah Ben      16.9
BazinOz     17.2
JRG1166     18.9
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#1133 Bumpy.M

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

Congratulations on reaching 14 again Obe.
We obviously need an update to the race standings
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:55 PM

14?
No, currently 15.8

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

Woosh!
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Woosh!


Yeah, completely.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:57 PM

I do apologise, in Mouldy's thread when you said that you don't have any played to 15's, but your handicap is lower than that, I assumed that your handicap was lower than that.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:11 PM

I do apologise, in Mouldy's thread when you said that you don't have any played to 15's, but your handicap is lower than that, I assumed that your handicap was lower than that.
My bad


Oh I see. I meant lower than Mouldy's.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

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I figured that to get to a single figure handicap, I will need to par 9 holes and at worst allow for a bogey each hole thereafter for a round. Do this for at least 8 rounds over a 20 round stretch and I will be in the single digit handicap range. 

 

IF I can make it to this waypoint, and being used to expecting no more than 9 shots over par each round, I would be in a good position mentally to aim for scratch as my next destination.  

 

Personal par is good, to manage your score to a given handicap, but its only a consolation tonic. 

 

Need to change the mindset to go for loftier goals, and really believe that it is achievable - at some point lol. 

 

Hmmm, ok, I'm yet to post some scores, so hack status is highly likely for me indefinitely, but, I think of it this way ...

 

If I get off the tee well, I want to be 'in range' to hit GIR ... my initial goal is, expectation management, so PAR IS GOOD.

 

If I stuff up the tee, I need to play smart and aim to get no more than a bogey. So, take medicine, and get the short game up and down working.

 

IF, and it's a f'arkin big IF at the moment, I can achieve that over the round, an 18 over OTS is very achievable.

 

To get lower, I'm thinking I need birds. Knock it close at the easier Par 3's, and the shorter Par 4 and 5, and get the birds so there is a bigger "buffer" for the harder holes, longer holes and the inevitable duffed shots.

 

If I don't feel it, grind it out.

 

If things feel OK, try to knock it close and expect birds.

 

Getting less than par is hard, so I just want to manage, expect to manage, not throwing shots away. That's where I usually go astray, and is now the key aspect of mental approach to the upcoming rounds.

 

Giddy up folks, the journey is about to take us ... GOLFING!

 

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