I play about 50 rounds a year on a rotation of 8 courses in NW La. and East Tex.
I keep a lot of my statistics on a spreadsheet. Just for fun and I've always been interested in math tendencies.
Well, over the last 5 years I've noticed that 90% of the time my score is better on the front 9 than on the back 9. This is not a 1 or 2 stroke difference. More like 10.
My partners have noticed this and have two explanations:
1. You get tired on the back, so have some peanuts at the turn.
My answer: I don't feel tired. I'm not hungry. We're riding in a cart.
2. It's psychological. You play well on the front and expect a collapse on the back so it's a self fulfilling prophecy.
My answer: I can't afford a psychologist.
Any help would be appreciated.