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A long drive/approach parked for an easy birdie. 34 49.28%
A long putt made for a huge par save. 35 50.72%
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:57 PM
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Default What makes you more excited?

A: A long drive/approach parked for an easy birdie.
B: A long putt made for a huge par save.

For me it would have to be the putt. Nothing feels better than staring a bogie (or worse) dead in the eyes and making the par. Exhale, and then a feeling of relief!

Yes, I know this question is very open ended, but thought it would be a good discussion topic.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:03 AM
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The long putt for par for me. putting is a weakness of mine.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:18 AM
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Easy birdie. Mainly because you look really friggen cool walking up to the basket after your drive and sitting your driver inside for the two. (every hole around here is par 3)
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:28 AM
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I have to go with the park job.

If I make a long putt to save par, I think on most holes I play that means I have had 1 or 2 not so good shots to be in that position. So it is more just a feeling of relief, rather than excitement. Driving is also the weakest part of my game.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:29 AM
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Long putt for par save. My putts are terrible outside of the circle, so that would be a bigger deal for me.
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the long putt for sure. My drives are getting better and longer, but nothing like a long put slamming chains!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:45 AM
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I think I'd go with the parked birdie over the par save... I'm taking a 2 instead of a three.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:59 AM
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I'm going to have to go with the birdie. A. its a better score = more exciting. B. having to LONG put to SAVE par means poor play prior to that (in most cases) and that isn't too exciting. As someone said above, it's more relief then excitement, imo.
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I'm torn. I'd say for the sake of a single shot, I'd take the easy bird. Its a great feeling to hear the reactions from your cohorts around you at the teepad. Plus, I feel a lot better than I am when I park a hole.
That being said, if it were a tourney round, I'd say the long putt. Nothing builds momentum in a tourney like making putts, especially confidence building putts like the long one to save par.
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I get more excited over a huge par save, but better overall about my game/myself with the parked birdie.

I also notice that the parked birdie, when occuring in a bad round, often passes and the player goes back to duffing around the links, where a huge par save more often than not causes the player to go on a tear afterwards and turn their bad round around.

My biggest problem with the huge par putt is focusing on the great putt, anticipating/expecting it to immediately raise the level of my game, and then fail to raise my game that round because I am focused on something other than the next shot.
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