I played today and..(Rolling) -originally created by JohnnyDee

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GOLF IS STUPID

I went to the range Monday and shanked everything. Bit better in Thursday but went back last night and 50/50 split of good and shanks. Warming up this morning and the shanks were back in vengeance. Playing the monthly stableford off the yellows so a 165 yard par 3 to start. All I could think of was "please don't shank" and put the ugliest swing in the history of golf (uglier than my normal swing!!!) and managed to thin it to the green for a par

Proceeded to play the remaining 17 holes in a similar ugly fashion. Hit perhaps two shots I was happy with. Walked of with 44 points!!!!!!!!!!! Was winning when I left and hope it will be good enough but feel so flat about the way I played I can't find to much to enjoy from the round. Putted pretty well I guess so I'll take that as the one thing to take away from it. Not sure I even have the enthusiasm to play tomorrow and really want to find the cause of the rights
 

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GOLF IS STUPID

I went to the range Monday and shanked everything. Bit better in Thursday but went back last night and 50/50 split of good and shanks. Warming up this morning and the shanks were back in vengeance. Playing the monthly stableford off the yellows so a 165 yard par 3 to start. All I could think of was "please don't shank" and put the ugliest swing in the history of golf (uglier than my normal swing!!!) and managed to thin it to the green for a par

Proceeded to play the remaining 17 holes in a similar ugly fashion. Hit perhaps two shots I was happy with. Walked of with 44 points!!!!!!!!!!! Was winning when I left and hope it will be good enough but feel so flat about the way I played I can't find to much to enjoy from the round. Putted pretty well I guess so I'll take that as the one thing to take away from it. Not sure I even have the enthusiasm to play tomorrow and really want to find the cause of the rights
Homer you are mental! You’ve been chopping it round for 2 years saying you are happy with your swing....you shoot the lights out (relatively) and moan that you have no enthusiasm🤣🤣🤣🤣 off the chart mate

Hope you get a massive cut 👍
 
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GOLF IS STUPID

I went to the range Monday and shanked everything. Bit better in Thursday but went back last night and 50/50 split of good and shanks. Warming up this morning and the shanks were back in vengeance. Playing the monthly stableford off the yellows so a 165 yard par 3 to start. All I could think of was "please don't shank" and put the ugliest swing in the history of golf (uglier than my normal swing!!!) and managed to thin it to the green for a par

Proceeded to play the remaining 17 holes in a similar ugly fashion. Hit perhaps two shots I was happy with. Walked of with 44 points!!!!!!!!!!! Was winning when I left and hope it will be good enough but feel so flat about the way I played I can't find to much to enjoy from the round. Putted pretty well I guess so I'll take that as the one thing to take away from it. Not sure I even have the enthusiasm to play tomorrow and really want to find the cause of the rights
Great score! 👍👍 your glass should be half full after that not half empty!
 
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Great score! 👍👍 your glass should be half full after that not half empty!
I know what you're saying but really had zero confidence over the ball and just didn't enjoy they way I played. Yes it's a result game and so the objective was achieved but a distinct lack of personal satisfaction. As I say it's a strange feeling and should be happy about the probable win and the definite handicap cut but I feel flat for how bad the swing is and having the shanks at the moment
 

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I know what you're saying but really had zero confidence over the ball and just didn't enjoy they way I played. Yes it's a result game and so the objective was achieved but a distinct lack of personal satisfaction. As I say it's a strange feeling and should be happy about the probable win and the definite handicap cut but I feel flat for how bad the swing is and having the shanks at the moment
I'd look at it in a more postive light homer, if you can score well when playing crap then once all the good hard work comes together imagine the possibilities
 
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I know what you're saying but really had zero confidence over the ball and just didn't enjoy they way I played. Yes it's a result game and so the objective was achieved but a distinct lack of personal satisfaction. As I say it's a strange feeling and should be happy about the probable win and the definite handicap cut but I feel flat for how bad the swing is and having the shanks at the moment
Imagine how well you can do when you're swnging well now that you can score with your B or c game 👍 Enjoy. Fingers crossed you get the W 👍
 
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Imagine how well you can do when you're swnging well now that you can score with your B or c game 👍 Enjoy. Fingers crossed you get the W 👍
Funny thing is I've been scoring well since just before Christmas and had the odd pick up in roll ups, third in the new years comp last week (non-qualifier sadly) but haven't felt comfy with the swing for a while. What has been totally on point is the short game especially the pitching and chipping. Even those were iffy today as I'd had shanks with pitch shots too this week. Good job the putter was hot. I just feel I'm riding my luck a bit and that can't last and the crash is going to be spectacular. I'm streaky at the best of times so I guess the thing to do is keep riding the wave and then get a lesson when it falls apart
 

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I know what you're saying but really had zero confidence over the ball and just didn't enjoy they way I played. Yes it's a result game and so the objective was achieved but a distinct lack of personal satisfaction. As I say it's a strange feeling and should be happy about the probable win and the definite handicap cut but I feel flat for how bad the swing is and having the shanks at the moment

Well player homer. Was it a qualifying comp with it being a shortened course?


I know the feeling of scoring well and not hitting the ball well what so ever. The short game can cover many ills.
 
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That's awesome.
A few months ago I also bested my previous best and shot a gross 6 over ............................. never been close before.
Never been close since, as it happens.
What I'm saying is that you now know you can do it, just don't expect to do it next time you play like I thought I would!
Great scoring and enjoy that beer. (y)
Cheers mate ! I appreciate it ! Just nice to know it is possible haha
 

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Played this morning and was woeful.

It was windy, bags and trolleys getting blown over but thats not an excuse for hitting the ball as shoite as I did. Despite lots of hard work on the swing of late it was like I had no idea at all on how to control the clubface. Just kept turning it over way left with every club in the bag except for the 3 shots I blocked way right.

Been hitting it well on the range but on course in strong winds certainly finds out the weakness in your game.

Got it up and down 9 times so not all doom and gloom but need to hit the bloody thing better than I did.
 
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Weighed in, weighed in.

Results are in and it was a qualifier. Managed to win division 2 and qualify for the end of season "Masters" event for 2019. Three years on the trot now so winning becoming a habit!

AND THE VERY GOOD NEWS
CSS was 69 and I've been cut from 14.5 to 12.4 according to HDID so lost three shots in one hit. I think that's a good thing. My aim for 2019 was to get to 12. I just need to stay there but imagine I'll flip flop between 12 and 13 for a while.

Went out in the roll up today off the whites and had 32. Considering I managed a four putt from a foot twice trying to be a clever dick and lost a ball on 18, there was some good stuff for the other 15 and not a shank in sight (although twitchy still on pitches). Definitely a glass overflowing onto the table sort of day
 
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Weighed in, weighed in.

Results are in and it was a qualifier. Managed to win division 2 and qualify for the end of season "Masters" event for 2019. Three years on the trot now so winning becoming a habit!

AND THE VERY GOOD NEWS
CSS was 69 and I've been cut from 14.5 to 12.4 according to HDID so lost three shots in one hit. I think that's a good thing. My aim for 2019 was to get to 12. I just need to stay there but imagine I'll flip flop between 12 and 13 for a while.

Went out in the roll up today off the whites and had 32. Considering I managed a four putt from a foot twice trying to be a clever dick and lost a ball on 18, there was some good stuff for the other 15 and not a shank in sight (although twitchy still on pitches). Definitely a glass overflowing onto the table sort of day
well done Martin ,now you need to take it forward into the summer season and who knows what might happen.
 
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well done Martin ,now you need to take it forward into the summer season and who knows what might happen.
That's the plan. Definitely seeing positive results by having simply played more golf over the Christmas and new year period and at weekends into 2019 and not practicing as much (and shanking when I do so perhaps someone is trying to tell me something). The focus of practice this year is short game from 100 yards and in, chipping, definitely putting and some bunker play. I still want to work on a shallower swing but while I'm playing well I'll leave alone for now I think
 

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Weighed in, weighed in.

Results are in and it was a qualifier. Managed to win division 2 and qualify for the end of season "Masters" event for 2019. Three years on the trot now so winning becoming a habit!

AND THE VERY GOOD NEWS
CSS was 69 and I've been cut from 14.5 to 12.4 according to HDID so lost three shots in one hit. I think that's a good thing. My aim for 2019 was to get to 12. I just need to stay there but imagine I'll flip flop between 12 and 13 for a while.

Went out in the roll up today off the whites and had 32. Considering I managed a four putt from a foot twice trying to be a clever dick and lost a ball on 18, there was some good stuff for the other 15 and not a shank in sight (although twitchy still on pitches). Definitely a glass overflowing onto the table sort of day
Nice one Martin
That’s a chunky cut, hope you haven’t screwed yourself for the next 18 months 👍

Yes it’s a stupid game, Great...yes, but Stupid ( with apologies to Mr Olivander) 😎
 
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