Yeah, i shot 80…

by Max on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Yeah, I shot 80 the other day, after telling you I was going to break 75 for the first time this year.

But at least I am being honest.

So, I bogeyed the first par 5, double-bogeyed the next three holes, then managed to make two birdies and couples more bogies for a tally of 42 on the front and 38 on the back for an 80.

Although this comes to me a rather huge disappointment let me tell you exactly why it wasn’t.

You see, I was struggling with my own swing on the golf course, and thus I didn’t score well in the beginning.   After the couple first bad holes, I actually started hitting the ball really well, on a good swing thought, that is to focus on the takeaway.

After the first couple bad holes, I did get on a train of pretty good holes, finished with like 1-over for the rest of 13-14 holes.

I know, this round probably discredits myself from teaching you anything but I am being honest here.   I did finish the rest of round pretty good, and I couldn’t find my golf shoes so I played again in my slippery skateboard shoes.

On the back nine, I did hit some excellent tee shots, approach shots, and just failed to convert some short putts into birdies while making some terrible duck hook irons on the par 3s, which I duffed a shot or two.

Anyways, the point is, to play good golf, you need to play 1 shot at a time AND BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.

On the 3rd hole, I took a 2-stroke penalty because I thought I had lost my golf ball except I found it on the next hole (which comes back).   I could have took just one stroke penalty but wanted to be “hard” with myself.

In all, I did find my swing so I am pretty darn confident that the next time I go out, I can shoot somewhere near par or better.

Well, that’s all for today folks, honesty pays in golf, be true to your golf scores and eventually they will pay off.

Otherwise, you are only cheating yourself and yes, I shot an 80 for godsakes, that’s not what pro-golfers do on :)

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One Response to “Yeah, i shot 80…”

  1. Vic says:

    Honesty is the best policy. A lot of people would kill for a score of 80. I’m sure you were playing tips so 80 is not bad, but for a mini tour pro, it’s not going to win you any tourneys. Anyhow, sharing your bad score just shows your human. We’re not perfect my friend. Btw, nice blog.

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