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    Big Dave
    Big Dave

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    Post  Big Dave on Wed May 16, 2018 5:20 pm

    after countless 81's, 82's and even an 80....

    after getting serious about golf this year for the first time in forever...

    after fourteen long years...  

    I finally broke 80 again.  (cue the band)

    Disappointingly, I had a four foot par putt on 18 for a 76 and missed it.

    Fortunately, I didn't miss the 6 inch tap-in.  

    SEVENTY SEVEN.  I know, I know... but I used to break 80 a lot.  Now I'm old and weak.  I"m a club shorter.  I used to hit 5 iron 185 and 7 iron 155.  Now I'm down to 5 iron 175 and seven iron under 150.  Took me a long time to accept and play those lengths, but now that I am hitting the right club, I'm hitting greens again.  I just can't play long courses anymore.  Driver down to 260 from a solid 290-300.  I"m old.

    Nice to recapture youth, even if it's over the same day it began.

    Had a couple of sub 40 nines in the three weeks since.. a couple of two and three birdie rounds...  maybe I can do it again before they put me in the ground.  :-)


    /end self-congratulory, shoulder-spraining back pat.

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    Post  Pky6471 on Sat May 19, 2018 4:23 pm

    IMO U are doing well for your age BIG DAVE... I am 67 now and I hit 190 with my 3W on a great round, I don't keep scores anymore when I am out there by myself or with strangers, just try to see how many pars I could get a round,,, All I want is to advance a ball w/o fukkkkkking it up
    Oh well, getting old

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    Post  jt1135 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:32 pm

    Doesn't matter how far your hitting them just what the score is . Well done!

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    Post  pingman360 on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:15 am

    I guess this means you should play from the ladies tee's more often.... Only kidding, congrats on the score, and here's to many more this season.

    I saw your post and thought back to the competitive video's you filmed against other GR members back in the day. What ever happened to those? I don't really ever post on any golf forum anymore, but it would be fun to get a group of guys together for a reunion of sorts. Maybe at the Horseballs can host at the SPCC? lol

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    Post  FamousDavis on Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:09 pm

    Good job Big Dave. That's a great achievement!!!

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