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Zach
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Does your putting stay about the same? FWH? GIR?

It varies. Some days I just can't drive straight on the back...always longer as I get loosened up but less accuracy.
Usually putting is worse on the back.
Today I had 13 putts on the front and 22 on the back.






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VegasPro
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What clubs are you using...May be too stiff or heavy....Are you slicing more on back?





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VegasPro
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Nope. I'm a morning golfer. My favorite time to tee off is 7 am.



You play better on damp greens....Less break. On the back, play for more roll on chips and approach shots and play a little more break with a little less speed.

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EyeOfTheTiger311
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I usually score my best on the first 2 holes. And every single round, almost without fail, my tee shot on the first tee is absolutely perfect down the middle. I think i hit better under that pressure, and also without any prior bad shots to think about. Once I hit a bad shot or two, I start thinking mechanics and the round goes up and down from there.

I usually have a slightly better score on the back though.






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razorbackfan4life
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I normally play better on the back nine.





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touchdown moses
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My last 7 rounds i avg 45.0 on front and 44.1 on back with a avg of 35 putts
Greens have been slick as shite lately and i am hoping to bring my putting avg to 30-32 as greens slow down






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Tiger1242
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You play better on damp greens....Less break. On the back, play for more roll on chips and approach shots and play a little more break with a little less speed.

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VegasPro


Seems legit



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Trauma14
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Your muscles are loose and warmed up after the turn. You have more control of your swing when you're tight and not warmed up. Try hitting the range after a round and work strictly on aim. Don't worry about distance. Do that and you should learn more about how to control your swing when you're warmed up.





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BRgetthenet
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I normally play better on the back nine.


The same here. I've gotten loose, and have played most shots once by that point. On the back nine I'm thinking about timing, and feel around the greens. I've adjusted to the course as well as I will, and feel amped to finish well.

I'm getting better at letting the front be a spring for my back 9, weather I'm up or down about it.



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OldTigahFot
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Your muscles are loose and warmed up after the turn. You have more control of your swing when you're tight and not warmed up. Try hitting the range after a round and work strictly on aim. Don't worry about distance. Do that and you should learn more about how to control your swing when you're warmed up.


Good answer. I have noticed the same thing about myself. When my back is tight I am careful not to overswing. I played Santa Maria a couple of weeks ago and shot 46-49. No snack in between nines and I think I just got tired for a stretch (3 straight 7's). I salvaged the 9 by parring 17 & 18.






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BBONDS25
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It has to be mental. If I stand over a chip and in my head I'm saying "don't chunk, don't chunk"...I almost always chunk. Once I was playing with a friend of mine who is on the web.com tour...he told me if that is the case maybe I should say "don't go in the hole, don't go in the hole".





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medtiger
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What clubs are you using...May be too stiff or heavy


This is a good point that was recently pointed out to me. I was playing Dynamic Gold S300s in my irons (weigh about 130 grams). After I got fitted a few weeks ago, I switched to Project X 95 flighted shafts (weigh about 105 grams). The pro I was doing this with pointed out that the extra weight in the clubs can affect your swing enough to make a difference if you're tired at the end of your round. Definitely something to think about.






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mytigger
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you're letting your back nine score reflect the player you THINK you are instead of the player you really are. Start believing you're a better player and you'll start playing like one.





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HinesvilleThrill
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re: Need golfers opinion: question I've never heard asked before


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quote: too many beers? this Nope. I'm a morning golfer. My favorite time to tee off is 7 am.


Well, if you're going to drink all day, you gotta start in the morning....






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PrimeTime Money
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Your problem is probably that you are splitting up the 18 holes as "front 9" and "back 9".

This almost makes it seem like you are playing 2 different games of golf.

You'll put everything you have into the front 9, and then since you are picturing the back 9 in your mind like a "new game", you aren't concentrating the same as you were on the front 9.

If you picture a round of golf in your mind as 18 holes, and don't split it up between front and back 9, you will be able to concentrate better the whole way through.

Put it in your mind before you play that 18 holes makes a round. There is no such thing as 9 holes and another 9 holes. It's 18 holes all the way through.



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double d
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Just play each hole and don't total anything until you're done. Knowing you shot a score on the front may lead you to be less focused on the back thinking "I've got this". Concentrate on each hole and don't worry what your buddies shoot.





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Zach
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Your muscles are loose and warmed up after the turn. You have more control of your swing when you're tight and not warmed up.

Good point. One of my partners said my club speed is slower on the front when I'm still stiff. As I increase club speed I lose accuracy.






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MrCoachKlein
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makes it seem like you are playing 2 different games of golf


Best answer yet, IMO it's definitely mental.






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Kcrad
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For the next few years, play the back 9 first, then report back.


TIA








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LSUGrad9295
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Best answer yet, IMO it's definitely mental.


Which is what impresses me the most about those frickers on tour....those guys are tough as nails mentally to be able to totally concentrate on what they are doing for 5 straight hours.






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