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frodo1511
12-03-2005, 03:40 AM
Yay, I made my first birdie in golf since the 6th grade. It was on a par 4, my home course, and it was SWEET. My tee shot landed in a "ground under repair" area, about a 210-yard drive. I take my free drop, but I have a bunch of trees, blocking my chance at a shot straight to the green. I take out an 8-iron(only about 140 out), and somehow manage to play a strong east wind to my advantage. My shot fads left, and lands 15 feet from the hole. I make an easy put, and bought my friends who were with me a round back at the clubhouse.
Rootbeer, mind you.

I'm sure I'm not the only one-any good birdie/par stories you'd like to share?

marine
12-03-2005, 08:14 AM
never understood anything to golf, never played, never watched.
But congrats anyway, it seems to be such a great news for you.

Scott
12-03-2005, 09:11 AM
Last time I went golfing (Dec/Jan) I made my first and only par, on a par 3. I was proud of myself.

Allanon
12-03-2005, 10:57 AM
I made an eagle at a par four once.
My drive was about 210 meters long and my second shoot went flying like 160 meters straight into the hole.
I was very pleased since it was in a tournament too, sadly enough the rest of the round went straight to hell and my eagle didnĀ“t save me.

frodo1511
12-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Cool, good for you Allanon.
Golf's rules are a bit dodgy at times, especially for those who think that the HIGHEST score wins. You can just watch them look so confused.

Allanon
13-03-2005, 12:30 PM
yeah hehehehehehe

hasselbrad
14-03-2005, 12:32 PM
Congratulations.
I played this weekend and got off to a great start. I birdied the first hole here. (http://www.babezahariasgc.com/) Hit my drive off the heel about 200 yards into a waste area of crushed shell. From there, I hit a 9 iron to about 15 feet and drilled the putt. Then, I birdied number five with a nice 7 iron and a ten foot putt. Shot 43 on the front...and then the wheels came off. I was one over after five and wound up shooting 95. :err:

apoggy
14-03-2005, 12:44 PM
25 over, nice.

What is your handicap though, besides dodgy putting and driving ;)

hasselbrad
14-03-2005, 12:55 PM
Generally, I'm about an 18 or so. Truth be told, an appalling lack of conditioning proved to be my downfall. I walked, and by the time I got to the back nine, I was pretty tired. My driver didn't let me down nearly as much as my wedges, and if it hadn't been for my putting, I'd have shot 125. ;)
Oh, and my playing partners were most impressed with my recovery shots. I blew most of my shots from the middle of the fairway with a wedge in my hands.

apoggy
14-03-2005, 12:58 PM
I need to learn to play golf, I used to love smacking a golf ball around the local playing field with my mates clubs, his wood was actually made of wood! *cough*

And a handicap of 18 doesnt make that score look so bad, 7 under has a much nicer ring to it :D

Richard
14-03-2005, 08:43 PM
The only birdie I've ever had was on a par 3. It happened a couple years ago.

frodo1511
15-03-2005, 12:11 AM
I don't play 18 enough to have a handicap. For school we just play the front 9. I normally shoot 7-9 over for 9, which isn't too bad:P

hasselbrad
15-03-2005, 12:16 PM
I don't play 18 enough to have a handicap. For school we just play the front 9. I normally shoot 7-9 over for 9, which isn't too bad:P

That's an 18 or less. Very respectable, especially if you aren't making a few birdies. You must keep the doubles and triples to a bare minimum.

frodo1511
17-03-2005, 11:57 PM
That's an 18 or less. Very respectable, especially if you aren't making a few birdies. You must keep the doubles and triples to a bare minimum.

Yeah, I normally have at the most one double for a match. I had a triple today, but pared the 1st and 6th hole, ending up with a 44. I have another 9 to finish tommorow, so I'm hoping I make #1 varsity again.