Originally Posted by BigSky
When I first started playing, I dreamed of par, and was thrilled when I got it. As your game progresses, you expect par. You learn to drive, approach, and putt better. Pretty soon you expect birdie on certain holes.
Where are you at in your game? Your rating might say one thing (if you have one), but what do you expect when you step up to the tee?
I'm at the point where I expect a 3 or better on all but the longest holes on my home course. On the short holes I expect a 2, and get ticked if I don't park it off the tee. Getting a 3 on short holes is no longer acceptable, but demoralizing.
If I'm 200 feet away from the basket, on an open hole, I assume I'll get there in one shot, and drop in for the putt.
Putting is another story. I'm still at the point where if I'm not 15 feet away, the putt might not fall. It's still the weakest point of my game.
this is almost where im at, i have been playing about 10 months
i am starting to park some shorter holes, so now its harder to take (but still ok, after some grumbling)when you dont
before i just sucked everywhere and it didnt matter