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Old 07-02-2009, 09:09 AM
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putting is the hardest part of golf for me, and i feel if i were more consistent i would be rated 1000+...my recovery and approach game is where i see myself gaining strokes on the course...saving that 3
I feel the same way about myself, except for the 1000+ rating

My approaches and recoveries have saved my ass numerous times (and I count on them to) after a sub-par drive.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:15 AM
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driving: 00 ( good distance but I am working on getting rid of grip lock)
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putting: 000(
recovery: 0000

I get in so much trouble with my drives that I have to be at least okay at the rest. Especially the recovery. I played a game at sunrise this morning that was a perfect example.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:32 AM
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approach:000(
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I'm still working/learning, and I know it My putting has recently improved substantially, as has my driving accuracy. My driving distance has creeped up a bit lately (I think), but still seems to be maxing out in the 250-260 range.

As a side note, I think it's interesting that almost everyone thinks they are really good at approach shots. Do people think that this is a) because approach shots are actually really easy, comparatively, b) that we don't demand much of ourselves on approach shots (i.e. within 15'-20' is fine ...), or c) when you are bad at first, you throw a lot of these, and get good at them by necessity?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:47 AM
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driving:0( (working hard to get more distance)
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recovery:000

I have more problems with my drive. I cant find the flow, I just tense up and stop with little follow through.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:51 AM
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As a side note, I think it's interesting that almost everyone thinks they are really good at approach shots. Do people think that this is a) because approach shots are actually really easy, comparatively, b) that we don't demand much of ourselves on approach shots (i.e. within 15'-20' is fine ...), or c) when you are bad at first, you throw a lot of these, and get good at them by necessity?
I think it depends on what people consider an approach. I generally consider anything within 220 feet an approach, sometimes extending to 250 feet or so. At that range I consider being able to place the disc within 25 feet of the pin a good approach. If I'm able to give myself a high percentage putt, I consider it a successful approach.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:57 AM
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another post where some people will call me a braggard(for the umpteenth time)
driving:0000
approach:0000(
putting:000
recovery:0000(

putting is the hardest part of golf for me, and i feel if i were more consistent i would be rated 1000+...my recovery and approach game is where i see mysaelf gaining strokes on the course...saving that 3
For reference, if you are asked to evaluate your skills, and you are really good, evaluating yourself as being really good isn't bragging - it's responding to a question. Near 1000 sounds like "really good" to me.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:15 AM
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If I could Putt like I drive Id be Pro haha too bad you have to putt also
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 80playedin10states
another post where some people will call me a braggard(for the umpteenth time)
driving:0000
approach:0000(
putting:000
recovery:0000(
Naw, I won't call you a braggard...I will call you a crappy putter.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:59 AM
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Driving: OO to OOO--Pretty consistent and accurate but only 200-250 feet long
Approach:OOOO--I think the reason I've developed my approach shot so well is because of the wooded courses I love playing and the fact that my drives aren't that long
Putting:OOO--pretty consistent
Recovery Shot:OOOO--my greatest growth area in the last year or so--I've added some new shots that really have helped--thumber, tomahawk, forehand
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:03 PM
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Driving:OOO (can't get past that 320' barrier) But accurate for the most part.
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Putting:OOOO (its always what saves my round)
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