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PostSubject: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:42 pm

One and only one way to measure.

You are shooting lower scores than you were 1 year ago. 

If yes, how did you do it?

If no, how do you want to answer this question 1 year from now and what are you prepared to do differently in the coming year?



Would love to hear some stories from both sides.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:34 pm

yes i am shooting lower scores compared to last year

Broke 80 3 times this year

but yet I'm still making silly mistakes over 1 or 2 holes by :

1. duffing some easy chips
2. Mishitting some approach and par 5 2nd shots
3. mis-reading some putts which resulted in 3 putts and bogeys/double bogeys


Things i really need to improve on are :

1. bunker shots (hate em so much that i actually aim the opposite direction from em)
2. different chipping techniques
3. how to read lines for putting
4. how to go back to focus when out of focus

i attribute all these to a loss of focus and bad physical condition of the body on some days

Just my thoughts on my own game

Cheers and merry xmas!
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:26 pm

Same o same o. I putt better, chipping generally better, pitch is less accurate, bunker shot also worse, hit my irons and hybrid abt the same, my driving is a lot worse. My good scores are lower than last year but my bad scores are higher too.

I practiced less this year than last. Going to practice even less next year due to other commitments.

I think i have to agree with my kaki who said: to ask for strokes is easier. Anyone wanna buy my clubs?  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:08 pm

I'm better at buying golf gear off eBay if that counts. I still suck at defending myself against the golfing crocs though.

But I did pocket my HIO this year so that's something checked off the bucket list Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:28 pm

i have better patience and can better tolerate the flight behind that's pushing us
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:46 pm

I improved from T-box to Green but the score not much changes due to 2-3 bad hole in every game.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:54 pm

I am much better 

I don react negatively when i hit bad shots.....thanks to this year immense training....nowadays i just smile and whistle 'always look at the bright side of life"
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:19 pm

At least I am hitting the ball this year...
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:41 pm

In my case definitely worse. Broke 90 three times last year and thought I can push on from there but on hindsight it is wishful thinking. 
Partly due to playing a lot less after my nsrcc membership expired. Playing less leads to lousier physical condition. Lastly the swing also go haywire. Iron is unbelievably crappy.

Anything below 100 now is consider good. No talent so no choice. Just enjoy myself lah. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:10 pm

I believe if anyone go to the same course playing 3 round of practice and then play the next 4 games with proper scoring,
and repeat the 2nd . 3rd.4th.........week   and  on different courses.....
(just like wat the touring pros )

his or her game should improve.

Too bad, we are not touring pros and we are not as hard working. 
(sometime not tat we dont want )

OSO in singapore we tend to keep buyng new TOYS and rubbish from big ADS.
No way we are familiar or comfy with the clubs.....
how to hit a good shot?

Why not tune wat we are having, practice a bit more...

Hope the coming year  we have a bigger bunch of strong players.....

merry Xmas and happy new year
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:11 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I am much better 

I don react negatively when i hit bad shots.....thanks to this year immense training....nowadays i just smile and whistle 'always look at the bright side of life"

Now you're just Seasoned Golfer. No more Seasoned Beginner Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:16 pm

Am losing lesser balls... yuppie...
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:38 pm

Broke my personnel best this year... Hope to do that more often next year.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:49 pm

Personally, NO. In fact, I am playing worse. But I am still enjoying the game though. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:39 pm

Playg to my iron distance liao. Dun need to up 1 or 2 clubs anymore.  cheers
Yet to break 80 (had 3 nearest chances thou)  Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:32 pm

One year ago still taking PC and my 1st game with Bro Hong was very very very bad. Now might not win him but has confident to play with liao cos he give me 5-5. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Used to lose 8-10 balls each game.
Now, it's 1 or 2.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:05 am

For me it is worse off... hope I get out of slump soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:18 am

This year has been a roller coaster ride that is more exciting than last year and also a lot more frustrations. Played the worst game at my home course a few weeks back and went over the century mark. I believe going into 2014 will still be the same. haiz
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:21 am

Yes Yes Yes! Time to upgrade equipment??? hahahha
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:47 pm

Last year to break 100 I am a happy golfer. This year I played consistently in the 90s but of course have some 100s score when I was in the slump.

My improvement is due to seeing my coach and ranging more often. But of late I have been a bit lazy and have not range and partly due to the closing of Laguna range. So all in all I would say that I have improved.

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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:02 pm

mloy wrote:
Last year to break 100 I am a happy golfer. This year I played consistently in the 90s but of course have some 100s score when I was in the slump.

My improvement is due to seeing my coach and ranging more often. But of late I have been a bit lazy and have not range and partly due to the closing of Laguna range. So all in all I would say that I have improved.

If improvement is judged by HCP number, am sure mloy will be MVP of 2013!!!   lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:13 pm

mloy wrote:
Last year to break 100 I am a happy golfer. This year I played consistently in the 90s but of course have some 100s score when I was in the slump.

Really?? are you looking for new meat?
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:19 pm

mloy wrote:
Last year to break 100 I am a happy golfer. This year I played consistently in the 90s but of course have some 100s score when I was in the slump.

My improvement is due to seeing my coach and ranging more often. But of late I have been a bit lazy and have not range and partly due to the closing of Laguna range. So all in all I would say that I have improved.

Nice try mloy!
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PostSubject: Re: Are you a better golfer than you were 1 year ago?   Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:19 pm

"Really?? are you looking for new meat?"


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