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Rate your game. (with fun)

  • 27-02-2020 8:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,318 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    Heard this on a good pod cast No Lay Up - the idea of rating your game. Being honest. The point was - we do not do it enough.

    Bit of fun too.

    From 1 to 10 (general comments to give an idea what a mark is, I made these up, not an exact science :D)

    1 = 36 or higher handicap stuff - can hardly do it - can't get out of a bunker - 4 putts - miss the ball fully - literally a beginner.
    2 = 32 Handicap - can pull it off the odd time
    3 = 27 handicap - Hope there - the odd one putt, can hit a fairway, play GIR
    4 = 23 handicap - could break 90 with this quality - but have bad days
    5 = 18 handicap - a golfer can do it all - 80 one day soon
    6 = 12 handicap - single figures is no big deal - work is the problem
    7 = 9 handicap - is the west of Ireland really a big deal :D
    8 = 6 handicap - Who does the club pro think he is :p
    9 = 3 or less - Why do I work in a bank - the challenge tour looks a laugh
    10 = + handicap I could beat Rory and he is not Irish anyway (joke mods :D)

    Areas (mark each out of 10 ) - then mark where you could get to, with practice and reasonable effort - or even a level you were at. General comment if needed

    1) Swing and strike

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    7) Putting

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark =
    Target / ability =

    Comment

    Any other comment - what your ultimate target and goal is.

    I'll do my own after a few come in (if anyone brave enough :D)


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭ Season 2


    1) Swing and strike

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - One of my strengths

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment I'd like to get a few more yards but at the wrong side of 40 i won't be getting any longer

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - Driving accuracy is reasonably good.

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - Still in the realm of ball striking so fairly decent from me.

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment - This is where i need to improve massively, as a single figure golfer i should be much better from this range.

    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark = 4
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment - chipping and pitching is the worst part of my game by far.

    7) Putting

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - My putting is good, 3 putting is not something i suffer from within reason. Inside 30 feet i would rarely 3 putt (i'm not saying never)

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - I never get angry on the course and i cope well with disasters. I do get nervous but i consider my ability to not crack under pressure as a strength particularly in matchplay.

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - I love competition, its the reason i play the game. I wouldn't be all that interested in casual golf.

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark = 3
    Target / ability = 8

    Its a bit of a farce really, chipping and pitching is the worst part of my game but i never practice it to improve. I don't know why exactly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭ BigChap1759


    1) Swing and strike

    Mark = 6, swing awful, strike ok on a good day
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - lessons this year to have a more consistent action

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - long enough, accuracy more of a focus now

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - hoping lessons will improve this

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - irons generally one of my better areas but, again, need more consistency

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - one area where my action causes a lot of problem


    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - as above

    7) Putting

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - has become one of my strengths from what was a real weakness 5+ years ago - mostly down to the invention of th4e SuperStroke grip!

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - have improved hugely here and never really lose the rag - pretty good course managrement at this stage

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 6

    Comment - it is what it is

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability =8


    Comment- looking at a lesson every 6 weeks this year and working hard on practise - including working with the mirror at home on takeaway especially


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,318 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    1) Swing and strike

    Mark = 7, Grew up with my own swing with no formal input till I was 35 years old , I've reduce size - but it is far from good.
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - I have to accept what I have , but keep working on basics of grip and stance.

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - Was crazy long , but as someone mentioned wrong side of 40 , you notice stuff all over your body :D

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment - With a shorter swing and less everything there is hope this is actually improving - signs already.

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - This , when I'm on form, is very unusual, put any mid iron in my hands and I get way more GIRs than most. This left me in 2019 , but hope for 2020.

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark = 4
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment - Worst part of game - near yips at times - 100 is kind of ok , but below that game over.


    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment - Wedges still a real problem , but can kind of cheat with 9 irons and can get out of any bunker in any lie.

    7) Putting

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8/9

    Comment - Same as Big Chap - have had bad times, but there is hope here , can have rounds with 4 birds etc. So, can kind of do it.

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - have improved hugely here too over the years - but probably haven't won enough to mark as high as I have

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment - At times has been way too high , crazy high - in fact I think it probably cost me in the end.

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark = 9
    Target / ability =10

    Comment - Dedication is crazy, in fact burn out level. For someone who isn't even a serious amateur and very limited by core swing. This is an area I'm happy to let slide - and shift more to enjoy the game and practice.


    General Comment- Took a bit of time out in 2018/2019 - played but stepped away from being a bit too crazy about it all. Was very good for my relationship with golf and I think for my game. I'm looking forward to 2020 more than any season in a while. And genuinely feel - a bit less has put me in a place to achieve more.

    I'm going to try fool myself anyway. What a game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,919 ✭✭✭ spacecoyote


    1) Swing and strike

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment: have terrible flexibility & a bit of a chicken-wing on follow through. Strike is probably pretty good, I generally find a spot pretty close to centre of the face. Last year was a very good year for me handicap wise due to accepting & going with the limitation, but was too far across the ball. Took a lesson in November & trying to get back to something more neutral over the winter. If it goes to plan itll look pretty good.

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment: I'd be above average for an amateur, but not long. Currently doing strength alongside a posture & mobility set in the gym as well as trying out overspeed training to try gain a few extra mph.

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment: Think my home course has really helped with this as there are a lot of relatively tight tree lines fairways to deal with.

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment: generally very confident with anything from a hybrid down to a full wedge in my hands. Definitely one of the stronger parts of my game.

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment: solid from 80-100, weak from 50-80. Trying to put in a more structured approach to my swings with different wedges in hand.

    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark = 5 (7 bunkers)
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment: very comfortable with greenside bunkers. Like Fix, can bluff my way round with an 8-iron bump'n'run, but far too inconsistent with a wedge from greenside.

    7) Putting

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment: very solid over short putts & decent lag putting but don't make enough mid range putts. Rarely 3-putt

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment: still have the odd blow-up, but never hold on to it & can move on well from a bad hole.

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark = 6
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment: enjoy winning, but don't lose any sleep over a loss

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark = 4
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment: have been pretty diligent with the fitness & speed training, but at the expense of golf practice. Always try get to the course early enough for a bit of range time & short game/putting practice but not enough lessons and time outside of the weekends


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,318 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    Fair play , sorry takes a fair bit of effort.

    But actually a worthwhile exercise to be honest with yourself.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭ rickis tache


    1) Swing and strike

    Mark = 4
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment way way way to long of a backswing and no amount of lessons have changed it. Strike ain't bad though most days unless very tired or hungover.

    2) Driving Distance

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment average as in around 240 yards. Improvement since fitting

    3) Driving accuracy

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 7

    Comment again big improvement since fitting. Increased fir by 30 %

    4) Iron play and mid game - GIRs etc

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment lots of work on alignment over the winter has helped. Was very far out with shoulders very open and an over the top swing.

    5) 50 to 100 yard shots

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment probably the best part at the moment. New pitching wedge is unreal and I expect to be within 20 feet most times.

    6) Short game including bunker play 50 yards or less

    Mark = 7
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment always relished a tough bunker shot. As for greenside chipping see 5.

    7) Putting

    Mark = 4
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment terrible. Had yips. Fixed but lagging disappeared. Need to overhaul it in next couple of months.

    8) Mental Game, including emotional control

    Mark = 5
    Target / ability = 8

    Comment course management can be a struggle. Too many voices in head saying stupid things... Dr ruth would have a field day never mind what Dr Bob would think.

    9) Competitiveness

    Mark = 8
    Target / ability = 9

    Comment i hate losing... Even more than I love winning

    10) Practice dedication

    Mark = 2
    Target / ability = 6

    Comment 2 young kids, new puppy and crap weather have ruined that.


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