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Since we're winding down to the end of 2008 and I just shot the best round of the year for me at my favorite course, I figure it's time to hear some stories on everyone's best round so far in 2008.

I just shot a bogey free -11 at Telulah park in Appleton, WI. All the pins are in the short placements with the exception of #4 and #5. I shot -3 on the front 9 and deuced all but #11 on the back. I had set myself up with a nice 12 footer on it and just whiffed completely. I also nailed the basket on my drive on #18 about 1/2 inch below the rim. An inch higher and it's a very probable ace. Luckily it only rolled away about 18-20 feet. I did also hit basket on #4 on a long putt.. which is a tougher deuce when it's in the long placement.

All-in-all it ties my best score there or anywhere (I believe) so far this year. I've shot two bogey-free 11's there this year. The course record, to my knowledge, is -16 held by a friend of mine. I'm fairly sure that was all short placements. I shot -11 with a missed short put and an almost ace.. Just think if I had shot better than -3 in the front! :P

So let's hear it.. what's YOUR best round in 2008!?

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This is usually not the case....but this year I would have to say my best round was the 3rd round at our Daytona Open -11 down 1039 rated round
well... I didn't do any tourny's this year but my best round was a 45 bogey free round. I'm just trying to get more consistent as a newer player to the sport. You betcha that I'm going to step it up... next year.
Mine was a 996 rated round at the MHDGC Spring Fling. First tourney round after breaking my leg.
21 under in two rounds for the Pickle Open in Sheboygan,WI
Bogey free 12 down at Plamann in appleton,wi, couldnt miss a putt that day or a drive placement for that matter. Hutch who shot a 16 down at Telulah?
8- @ home coruse in nashillve tn 7 oaks .game started like this birdie,birdie,ace. best game ever!!!!!
my tournament win in bowling green ,ohio where i won by a stroke ,man it was close the last hole determined the win
We've got a couple short-ish courses here that I've shot a few 12 under pars at this year. Had an ace during the first one, I was 5 under after 4 holes!! Good scores but on medium ranged courses with little obstacles. 13 under on a short, but heavily wooded 9-hole course is still my best. I had three aces in October, two in three days. Countless dinks... :)
prob playin r.morris blind @whirrleds, a 49- 1025rated...big thanks to trevor my caddy!
(same course got me for a 10stroke swing 2days later, golf is a 4letter word, right?)
Yesterday I shot a -4 on the easiest course in the area. I'd never been under anywhere before. I've been playing two years, so I'm well-overdue. I told my wife it was almost like losing my virginity. Not in the levels-of-importance sense, but in the anticipation sense. At any rate, on this same, very very easy course, I normally shoot a +3 or +4. A few weeks ago, in perfect weather, I shot a +8, which was depressing. Then, 9 days ago I ran into a guy I'd played a few rounds with last year who actually broke his leg while teeing off 18 months ago (the clay mud here is like ice when wet and he tried to tee off from a muddy tee area and twisted awkwardly, severely damaging his leg and fracturing it in several places). He throws great, but is all upper body now. He doesn't trust his legs at the moment but has great accuracy and pretty much drives the same distance as me.

Playing a few rounds with him was the key to my improvement. He plays this course at -3 or -4 nearly every time, but it's all consistency and placement (i.e.: accuracy). I am always trying to throw it hard, throw the perfect parked shot in every case. I was doing a pretty hard, though short, runup and trying to snap it hard. Nine days ago, we played dbls and he was my partner. We used his drive probably 14 or 15 times (I did putt pretty well, though). I decided (finally) I had to be more accurate, and that big accurate drives weren't going to come until I mastered shorter accurate drives. Yeah, I know: duh. I knew this before I played a single round. Short game = more important. Drive for show, putt for dough. Got it. Except, I just practiced and practiced and practiced those big drives in a wide open field. Always stepping off how far it went. Not "how close to the garbage can I was aiming for did it go" but "how many of my 2.8 feet-per-stride steps did it go"? So, I changed slightly my drive technique, kept the runup, but didn't run (more of rhythm walkup) didn't reach back as hard, etc. Two days ago, I shot a +1 after missing two easy putts on 16 & 18. Yesterday, -4, no bogeys (1st ever "under" and 1st ever bogey-free round, coincidence: I think not). Something to build on. I look forward to playing a couple of the tougher courses, which play considerably longer, but with the same focus on accuracy.
-6 at the Redwood Curtain in Arcata CA!!!
Mike Jenkins said:
Bogey free 12 down at Plamann in appleton,wi, couldnt miss a putt that day or a drive placement for that matter. Hutch who shot a 16 down at Telulah?

I thought O'lee shot that -16? That's what I remember.. is there a better round that I'm not aware of? I've missed leauges almost all this year there even though I've shot a ton of rounds there.. So -16 was all I knew of as a course record.

BTW and MORE IMPORTANTLY Jenkins... and speaking of Plamann.. think maybe you left a USGC ROC on #18 there tonight...? :P I got it for you whenever you want it.

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