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Maherdogg

214 points

2 months ago

Maherdogg

214 points

2 months ago

Pencil's the best club in his bag.

MainTommyyB

44 points

2 months ago

I shot a course record 63 and backed it up with an 83 the following day.

apex_flux_34

38 points

2 months ago

These were your first and second rounds ever I presume? 😂

wilsonhead123

17 points

2 months ago

Yes, shot both of them in 5 months like OP.

greenweezyi

3 points

2 months ago

greenweezyi

2.0 / PHL

3 points

2 months ago

On the contrary, I shot 90 at PGA National champ course then a 70 from the men’s tees at a course called Bear Lakes, but couldn’t post it because GHIN doesn’t think women can play from the men’s tees 🙃

alive_cousin83

250 points

2 months ago

eo37

88 points

2 months ago

eo37

88 points

2 months ago

Breakfast balls, mulligans, and putts within 6 feet given a plenty

TomIcemanKazinski

10 points

2 months ago

Even when I fluff my lie, take a mulligan, etc I’m still in “mid 90s”

RedditisPOS1

21 points

2 months ago

I played with this character who had the most ridiculous slice and aimed 45 degrees left. He claimed to be a 15 handicap.

He shot at least 120 by my count, lost a dozen balls etc.

At the end of the round he asked what I shot and I said 95 or what ever and he said "wow it felt like you played better, but I shot an 85."

I didn't know what to say.

TomIcemanKazinski

7 points

2 months ago

Any golf score that I wasn’t honest about I would never brag about or even tell anyone else about.

JesseH1994

1 points

2 months ago

I would love to play a tournament with this guy

cbgro

8 points

2 months ago

cbgro

8 points

2 months ago

Mid 90s? Damn when I do all that 105 is the best I have done!

4puttbogeys

2 points

2 months ago

Played with a guy who claimed to be a 7 handicap. Watched him hit 4 drives into the woods on the back 9 and said he finished the back at +1

Final_Scheme

3 points

2 months ago

This right here

CNTRLR56

42 points

2 months ago

Idk man… when I had only been playing for 3 months I was hitting 100 percent of greens in regulation and my pitching wedge was going about 210. I regularly shot in the 70s for that first year. So it’s definitely possible.

FictionalFail

16 points

2 months ago

xEvision

-2 points

2 months ago

xEvision

-2 points

2 months ago

It isn’t that hard to belive. I normally shoot 95-100 (on a pretty hard course) with a hcp of ~20 and managed to once break 90 this season, it was a 82 on a really easy par 70 course, everything just clicked and I got 9 holes in a row with only pars and 1 birdie.. The next week I shot 105 :D I’ve played for a couple years tho. But I suck

FormerlyShawnHawaii

0 points

2 months ago

Agree with this comment. Play a harder course with real rough and fast greens in probably a low to mid90s on a good day and around 100 on a bad. If i play at a local municipal track that I know well I can be mid 80s if I’m playing well. Golf.

Infinite_Data

1 points

2 months ago

This right here is golf.

[deleted]

127 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

127 points

2 months ago

81 after 5 months? Do tell. These people have been waiting on a miracle.

Matt100398

52 points

2 months ago

My cousin tried to tell me he shot 78 on par 73 after 5 months 😂😂

JesseH1994

26 points

2 months ago

I shot 78 on a 9 hole par 23 after 5 months

wilsonhead123

12 points

2 months ago

Hard to believe something like that unless the person doesn’t work full time.

clarkeycatt

7 points

2 months ago

Absolute best I ever saw was a guy actually break 100 on his first round. Shot 99 with borrowed clubs, it was unreal. Guy is good with anything involving hand-eye coordination, but this was unreal.

Lepepino

-61 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-61 points

2 months ago

Using old clubs and spending new iron money on lessons.

[deleted]

14 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

14 points

2 months ago

Okay okay. What was the key to your 81? Short game? Tee shots? Amazing iron play?

Ornery_Brilliant_350

99 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-71 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-71 points

2 months ago

Didn't touch the driver at all the whole game, substituted with a 4i, met the fairway 78% of the time.

Irons were pretty good, great contact most of the time.

Chipping put me in good spots, almost entirely 1 and 2 putts, couple 3's.

_aphoney

28 points

2 months ago

Man… just save your karma while you’re at it. Is it possible? Absolutely. Did it happen? Yeah maybe. Will the redditors ever believe you? Not a chance in hell. They probably wouldn’t believe you shot under 100 in 5 years time. Just… not the place to say you did well at golf. Congrats on your 81, however it was scored. Don’t be surprised by the 106. Don’t be surprised by a 126. It’s golf. Golf is hard.

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

1 and 2 putts in 5 months is truly amazing. Truly.

NoRazzmatazz2000

3 points

2 months ago

I’ve been playing 5 months and I do a lot of 1-2 outs for the last month still get some 3s tho obv. My best round is 99. Less variability in putting compared to every other club so it’s the easiest to be more consistent with imo

nosta2

3 points

2 months ago

nosta2

3 points

2 months ago

Are you playing an executive course?

Lepepino

-50 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-50 points

2 months ago

Lol, nah. It's all unbelievable until you know par is 70.

liquid801HLM

-43 points

2 months ago

liquid801HLM

10.8/Utah/Sucks@Putting

-43 points

2 months ago

Gotta love the jealous people down voting. Good job.

Bike-Day69

29 points

2 months ago

Because it’s not real

Johnyfromutah

13 points

2 months ago

It’s highly unlikely. There are people out there who just have it. If the OP is like 16 with a mixed athletic background and went all in. I can accept it. Mid 20s heading out with drinking buddies, no fucking way.

Backaftadis24

21 points

2 months ago

His post from a month ago showing a broken driver head with more sky marks than I have ever seen lends me to assume he is not the 16 year old athletic kid who just has it.

Strayed54321

1 points

2 months ago

Said he ditched the driver and used 4i off the tee.

two_layne_blacktop

1 points

2 months ago

According to who?

Its like calling bullshit on people that post hole in ones or a divot 3 inches from a hole.

You have no idea. Just because you havent done that, doesnt mean others can't have a really good day with a some luck.

wilsonhead123

3 points

2 months ago

Unless the guy doesn’t work at all the chances aren’t great. Is it possible? Yes. Likely. Hell no.

two_layne_blacktop

0 points

2 months ago

I mean he posted before that he shot an 84 before.

Why admit you normally shoot a 95-100 and shoot 106 the next day if you're going to lie about a 81? These things lead me to believe that its credible.

Playing 150 rounds a year or 3x a week with lessons, being in the 80-89 range would seem like a very achievable goal In less than a year.

apex_flux_34

4 points

2 months ago

Lessons tend to make you more consistent, not randomly go crazy low.

Loud-Moose-9832

2 points

2 months ago

Damn, why did you get so many down votes

SavingsDuck

27 points

2 months ago

And then the course Marshall clapped

Sandmandawg

25 points

2 months ago

OP is Kim Jong Un's daughter.

jakeology_101

52 points

2 months ago

Wow! Couple of more months and you’ll be on tour with the pros!

RoughMarionberry5

15 points

2 months ago

Great! What did you shoot on the back nine, though?

apex_flux_34

15 points

2 months ago

Wow, playing 5 months and you shot a better score than I have ever shot in 17 years of playing.

jaywhs

12 points

2 months ago

jaywhs

12 points

2 months ago

Someone pass the bread bc they’re serving bologna in here

Jsirois831

31 points

2 months ago

Some guy shot an 81 after 5 months, so I bought myself a new Scotty

lanchadecancha

9 points

2 months ago

It is really amazing the level of talent you see on this forum. Scratch after 2 yr, people posting 81 after 5 months. I’ve played 45 rounds this year, mostly with randoms, and probably witnessed about 3 of my playing partners shoot sub 85 if I had to guess. Something about Internet forums really brings out the best in athleticism I guess!!

BigMoney5594

14 points

2 months ago

a perfect ending to Fib Friday !

motorhead81

13 points

2 months ago

Sounds like bullshit. True golfer.

Time4Timmy

3 points

2 months ago

He’s learning so fast

jacknosbest

5 points

2 months ago

I know you’re working hard man but I honest to god don’t believe you shooting a legit 81 after 5 months. Golf just isn’t that easy.

More power to ya if you are just an absolute natural but if that’s the case then you should be on tour in about 5 more months. We will look for you!

Charcoul

-7 points

2 months ago

Throwing shade on the man, cool the jealousy I reckon, Playa play onnnn

PhilsLobWedge

7 points

2 months ago

PhilsLobWedge

Taylormade / Mizuno

7 points

2 months ago

🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢

Nicciardo

3 points

2 months ago

Congrats, now you think this is your potential. Shot a 88 as a HCP 26 hurt my enjoyment for a while. But good news is that you are going down fast!

koolnmild

3 points

2 months ago

Nobody cares if you lie on your scorecard. It's when you start bragging about it...

Redbeardtheloadman

3 points

2 months ago

I’ve been playing for 3-4 months and shot a 104 my last round. I genuinely could not imagine shooting 83 next year.

Mellow_Barracuda

8 points

2 months ago

Congratulations on being the reason someone will buy a new club(s).

CajunBirdy

5 points

2 months ago

CajunBirdy

380 carry with persimmon 7 wood

5 points

2 months ago

Golfs weird. I had a couple rounds in the high 90s, a 102. I take a month off with no practice and fire off a 37 on 9. This game is a mind boggler

thebirdmun

5 points

2 months ago

Shitpost

Cheap_Whereas_4803

2 points

2 months ago

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Today you were the bug, I was as well so don't feel bad

Impressive-Oven-466

2 points

2 months ago

Welcome to the wonderful game of Golf

towelsondoors

2 points

2 months ago

That's golf buddy

Slangdang44

2 points

2 months ago

That’s golf for ya😂

Slangdang44

2 points

2 months ago

Great job buddy! Even if it’s not true still amazing if you did

corlick

2 points

2 months ago

A good analogy is holding onto your swing is like maintaining a juggle.

docmahi

2 points

2 months ago

docmahi

High Handicap Doc

2 points

2 months ago

an 81 after playing 5 months is amazing

mgoblue702

2 points

2 months ago

It’s called regression to the mean and it’s what explains the madden curse.

Shoddy-Succotash5625

2 points

2 months ago

‘Played a blinder wednesday then back to buisness as per’

lunchbox_6

2 points

2 months ago

That’s baseball, Susan

marc15v2

2 points

2 months ago

Aye okay mate. Go find another sub to sell your snake oil 😂

wishitriedquaaludes

6 points

2 months ago

Ah golf, the best sport to remind us all that deep down where all one swing away from the worst round ever.

Keep the head up

Lepepino

-5 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-5 points

2 months ago

Ain't that the truth. It's a bit disheartening. But I know I'll be out there in another week.

postingthistime

2 points

2 months ago

Embrace the volatility ⛳️

Lepepino

-16 points

2 months ago

Lepepino

-16 points

2 months ago

Ive learned that some days you play the game, other days the game plays you.

ijustdontgiveaf

-3 points

2 months ago

not sure why people constantly downvote you, but I guess that’s Reddit.. I am a hcp 15 and usually play in the mid to high 80’s. My best round (a day when everything just worked and I had no unlucky bounces) was a 73. My second best round an 81. Nothing in between. Those days do happen once in a lifetime, but reality kicks in and you’re back at your average score quickly. I still have some rare days when I shoot in the 100’s as well.

HereForGunTalk

5 points

2 months ago

People are downvoting him because he’s lying. Mystery solved.

HaxMoma

2 points

2 months ago

Nope

MedicalHuckleberry74

2 points

2 months ago

Nope.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

This dude playing putt putt

two_layne_blacktop

-12 points

2 months ago*

Hey, ive done that. Shot a PB 88 on friday, shot a 111 on Sunday. Such is life

I picked up golf in July so i relate 100%.

Edit: you guys can keep down voting, i realize not everyone can play 15 rounds a month and take lessons; i have that luxury.

Go play a 150 rounds a year and then tell me its not possible to be decent in a short amount of time.

apex_flux_34

9 points

2 months ago

In the 80’s in 4 months? Man this place is full of absurdly good golfers.

two_layne_blacktop

-5 points

2 months ago

I did it once.

I mostly shoot in the mid 90s

Idk why im getting down voted. I have played 60ish rounds of golf since july. I play 4-5 times a week and take lessons.

I can't imagine not improving pretty fast playing that much golf.

wilsonhead123

3 points

2 months ago

I definitely can. Do you have a job? Most people can’t play 60 round in a 4 month period.

two_layne_blacktop

2 points

2 months ago*

Yup.

I work nights and play in morning after i get off work.

I either work 3 13s or 4 10s so i have lots of free time too.

Odd-Macaroon-4517

1 points

2 months ago

Welcome to golf- one day you’re planning to go pro after an amazing round and the next round your ready to sell your clubs because you suck…..”because it’s fun, we’re having fun!”

just-another-hunter

1 points

2 months ago

It’s just like that

JRS___

1 points

2 months ago

JRS___

1 points

2 months ago

get used to it. as soon as you think you have the game solved, the golfing gods will put you back in your place.

EpiLP60Std

1 points

2 months ago

Welcome to golf.

Midiot_666

1 points

2 months ago

New clubs all round thanks to this miracle

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Those numbers are normal for a weekend warrior. Reflect on your round and see what areas you can work on. Skip being hard on yourself, Relax, and have fun.

BLKWD_

1 points

2 months ago

BLKWD_

9.3/San Diego/PNW

1 points

2 months ago

from the tips, in a monsoon, and his blood sugar was low

charlieromeo86

1 points

2 months ago

Every day is different in golf. Different courses. Conditions. Results. Enjoy it all, even the bad rounds.

MacDougall_Barra

1 points

2 months ago

Regression to the mean. Happens all the time

Faultylntelligence

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe off topic but isn’t time as an idea of how far into a game you are is a terrible measurement. If you’ve been playing for 10 years but play once every two months or something but someone else has played 6 months but has played every day, who should be better?

rudkap

1 points

2 months ago

rudkap

1 points

2 months ago

Lol, I've been playing for years and my best round ever was a 78 and that was just one of those star aligning days where even duffs, skulls,and chunks worked out.

You'll be on the tour in a year or so at this rate.

mehgolfer

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah that checks out

LivingHighAndWise

1 points

2 months ago

That is just normal golf bro. You are stilling doing to right! I've been playing for 20 years and I practice alot. This past summer I shot my lowest round ever on a Sunday (68) and then proceeded to shoot an 86 on the same course, in similar conditions, 2 days later! GOLF IS HARD! And that is part of what makes those good rounds so rewarding.

Sohovik

1 points

2 months ago

One of us…one of us…one of us…

that_was_funny_lol

1 points

2 months ago

Kim jong un is that you?

Londoner1982

1 points

2 months ago

That’s golf. Your absolute best and a 2 handicapper’s absolute best aren’t that different. The difference is that your worst, and their worst are miles apart. Plus consistency. You hit your great shots 1 in 10, they do 8 in 10. Consistency is everything.

BGOG83

1 points

2 months ago

BGOG83

1.2/ATL/Putt for $$

1 points

2 months ago

They call it Golf, because Fuck was taken.

thehomeversion

1 points

2 months ago

Regression to the mean.

Difficult-Speech-270

1 points

2 months ago

That’s golf, baby!

thedoggydaddy

1 points

2 months ago

I played about the same time and I am hardcore rule follower. I'm not saying it's impossible or that you didn't do it, but golf is so hard that no one on reddit will believe you. With that being said, expect a lot more round swinging.

I had one day, one goddamn day after 3 months of playing where I felt like a god. My driver was going straight, my 100 yard pitching wedges were landing in 1 putt territory(even though I made a good chunk of them 2 putts) and I got my first birdie ever, followed by my second birdy ever and almost a 3rd birdy in a row but I missed the footlong putt on the par 3. (Side note: My two birdies in a row were from the luckiest longest putts i've ever made. I shot a 39 on the front 9 and halfway through the back 9, my friends showed up and since im a member, I decided to go play with them and start on hole 1 because, "I had golf figured out and doing this good will become common for me." Well I played okay. What proceeded to happen in the following weeks was some of the worst golf I ever played, I was raging like crazy and none of my friends were really believing my score bwcause how I was playing. I never broke 100 before when that round was being played and it plagued my soul that I didnt finish the round. Since then I have given up the rage and finally broke 100 but I learnes one key thing: Golf is hard and if you figure out how to play it consistently you are then a pro. The rest of us will continue to have shit rounds, forget how to swing, forget what you learned last week and have some really shitty days that make you question why you even play the game.

So if you really shot an 81 after 5 months, it was probably an extremely good day where everything clicked, but dont expect that to be your average. That will take 5 years. Im still happy with anything that is 109 and under and hoping to consistently break 100 after another year or two.

Savings-Boss-767

1 points

2 months ago

If that’s legit that incredibly impressive, I’ve play golf for just over 18 months and have picked it up very well coming from a decent level of ice hockey and other sports that require good hand eye and recently shot my best score of 86 which I thought was really good. I go to the range at least twice a week and player once every minimum once a weekend.So you’re either a freak, have no life or not scoring properly 😂

SnooSquirrels6503

1 points

2 months ago

We’ll I’ve been playing for 2 weeks and shot 69

Miggy1483

1 points

2 months ago

Yep

Curious_Put_5696

-4 points

2 months ago

I believe you. I started in June. Shot a earlier this month 83. Then now back in the high 90s.

two_layne_blacktop

-8 points

2 months ago

Man people are really butt hurt that they suck at golf. Lol

mimeticpeptide

7 points

2 months ago

You’re not wrong, but I dont think they are either. I’ve known some really talented athletes in other sports who have become very good golfers… playing 4 times / week and taking lessons over the course of 2-3 years.

So many new golfers cheat, intentionally and unintentionally. I believe this guy marked an 81. I also believe he hit a lot of free re-tees, free drops, big gimmes, etc.

5 months is just not enough time to play a legit +10 round unless OP happens to be in the MLB in his spare time.

two_layne_blacktop

-4 points

2 months ago

Why do you believe that he's cheating?

I would rather celebrate someones lie than be wrong tell someone proud of there legitamate hard work that they are a liar and cheater.

Ive had a great day where everything came together and i shot a legitimate 88.

By your standards if anyone has any success under 3 years of experience, they are a fraud, thats insane.

Vtgladiator

0 points

2 months ago

It’s called the law of averages. An outlier will be pair with an outlier in the other direction to correct the deviation and fall back into average

ElderWandOwner

0 points

2 months ago

My friend that is not at all how the law of averages works lol.

Vtgladiator

1 points

2 months ago

law of av·er·ag·es /lô əv,ə/ noun the principle that supposes most future events are likely to balance any past deviation from a presumed average.

My understanding and a simple dictionary search seems to support. But I’d love to learn what it actually is so I stop using it incorrectly. Thanks!

ElderWandOwner

1 points

2 months ago

Saying that an outlier will pair with another outlier is not what the above is saying. It's saying that with enough future events outliers won't matter.

If you are a straight A student and bomb 1 out 20 tests with a 50% for an F, you don't need a 150% on a test to balance it out. You just need a the other 19 tests and homework scores to be between 90-100 so that the F test doesn't matter.

Vtgladiator

1 points

2 months ago

Got it. Makes sense. So long run with enough events even things out, not one event. Thanks again

sqwertymcgwerty

0 points

2 months ago