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makersmark1
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Big misses
I play a good bit and have a 9.9 index.

What holds me back is the big miss leading to a double or a triple bogey.

How do you guys get rid of the occasional blow up hole?

Is it just more practice?
Better game management?
Mix of both?

I shot 39 yesterday.
Today I shot 45.

My good shots were similar, but my misses were horrific. Splashed a simple wedge. Came over the top with driver once. 3 putted once today. None yesterday.

This is sort of a pattern for me. I can play 9 very well, then shoot poorly the next time.


htcthc321
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re: Big misses
I'd love some insight on this as well. Currently an 18, but finally consistently shooting in the mid to upper 80s.

I usually putt pretty well, around 26-28 per round. But last weekend's 86 was 32 putts with two three putts. 5 double bogeys ruined what was looking like a great round for me.


makersmark1
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re: Big misses
28 putts is excellent


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re: Big misses
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I shot 39 yesterday.
Today I shot 45.


PGA Tour guys do this, too. Their scores are just lower to begin with. They have the ability to shoot that front 9 32 and have a couple blowup holes on the back and still shoot even par for the round. It never goes away. When you get to a 3 index you’ll shoot 34 one day and 38 the next. Just the nature of golf
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htcthc321
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My one single strength is definitely my chipping, so I usually tend to make a lot of close one putt pars.

But when I do hit greens in regulation, more often than not, it's because I played safe and didn't try and flag hunt. I don't think I've ever birdied more than two holes in a round


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geauxfortwo
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re: Big misses
Usually it’s course management and not compounding a mistake. Take your medicine and give a chance at making bogey instead of playing a low percentage shot that leads to double or worse

But that sounds like a practice/confidence thing


makersmark1
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Usually it’s course management and not compounding a mistake. Take your medicine and give a chance at making bogey instead of playing a low percentage shot that leads to double or worse


I hit in a fairway bunker today.
I aimed to fat side of green and hit a really clean contact ball that jumped out of the bunker and almost went OB. I had a tough chip from behind a tree and got it close to the green, but over. My pitch from there was to 6 feet. Missed putt(currently our greens are due to be redone in about 3 weeks, so they are really bumpy.)

The tee shot over the top deal is killing me. I just hurried from the top. I have to stop this from ever happening.

The chunked wedge was pathetic. Another over the top move I think. Just putrid.

So my three nines after work this week were 38,39 and 45. The misses destroyed my round today. The short game was fine considering the state of the greens. These misses are just popping up every now and then. Sometimes it costs me a shot, sometimes 2, and sometimes I’ll do something stupid and make it a triple.

Maybe I should practice more after work, but I do enjoy going around with friends. LOFT is the main issue I guess.


geauxfortwo
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Sounds like one of those days....you’re just a hair off your game or have some bad luck and strokes add up. Wouldn’t sweat it if you’re hitting it good for the most part. When I chunk wedges it’s almost always a decel thing, if I turn through I might miss my target but won’t chunk it lol
I struggle with over the top when I get quick on my transition....it’s something I’m aware of and remind myself to make a good swing during my setup. 60% of the time it works every time
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Hamma1122
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re: Big misses
That’s golf


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PortHudsonPlaya
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re: Big misses
The ability to be consistent in your short game fixes a lot of flaws. You’ll always have some bad shots in the round. No excuse for chipping and putting bad. That should be the easiest thing to be consistent with.



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Front9Bandit
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re: Big misses
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Better game/course management


We always get greedy and want that hero shot and it cost us, or either I three putt a lot and hit it pure


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CBandits82
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re: Big misses
my miss a massive snap hook.

im not talking about a hook, im talking about hooked off the golf course, past OB, over peoples houses.

it doesn't come often but when it does its a huge kick in the dick.

and with it the blow up hole.

whats insane is that the hook comes on the same exact feeling swing that was striping fairways.
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medtiger
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re: Big misses
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I usually putt pretty well, around 26-28 per round.


frick, I'd say so. You must have one horrific long game to be an 18 putting like that.


LSUERDOC
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re: Big misses
Take the club to the top and pause long enough to say “legs” out loud. Then complete your swing.


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makersmark1
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re: Big misses
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whats insane is that the hook comes on the same exact feeling swing that was striping fairways.


It is almost like a poltergeist when I make a poor swing.

Yesterday I striped one with a draw done the middle on a par 4 with driver.
Next time I pulled the driver out, I was lucky to be in bounds.

Just bizarre.


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i am dan
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re: Big misses
I think it's simply losing focus. I usually have a couple of doubles on a round, they usually come after missing a shot and then trying a miracle shot I shouldn't be trying.

I only play high though. I would like to try a round without the happy and see how I'd shoot, but it's not as fun. Last round I didn't get high til the 3rd hole. Had a par on #1 and an eagle on #2 par 5. Then finished with an 81.



makersmark1
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re: Big misses
Once again!

Shot 84 with 4 birdies, 3 double and a triple.

Sugar and shite.


htcthc321
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re: Big misses
Lol the 18 is steadily dropping now that I have the driver somewhat figured out.

I have a big fade that will rear its head and force a lot of unnecessary layups/punches back into the fairway. Those shots prevent me from hitting a lot of greens in regulation


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tiddlesmcdiddles
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re: Big misses
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Sugar and shite.


I feel you on this. i'm at an 8.9 index at the moment

3 rounds ago I shot 50 on the front and 36 on the back.

I have a bad problem getting comfortable and just swinging my normal swing. I have so much anxiety lately playing that im swinging scared and not until my round is toast will I start grooving. duffing shots, blocked slices, smothered and covered pull hooks. you name it. literally swinging the club like a 26 handicap.




lsu13lsu
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re: Big misses
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Currently an 18, but finally consistently shooting in the mid to upper 80s.


I don't think 18s shoot consistently in the mid to upper 80s and put 26-28 per round. You need to enter in more scores into GHIN.


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