Would you rather... (blow up hole related)

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If I'm hitting good shots, getting the GIRs, I'm usually 3 putting a lot more because I'm on the green from greater than 40 feet away from the hole -- essentially an on the green scramble. If I'm hitting poor shots and scoring the same as I was in the above situation, I'm chipping and pitching well usually resulting from a poor shot elsewhere; hitting some miracle recovery shots; and basically showing how bad one can play to get that score. I feel better after situation number 1 because I feel I can easily get better putting with some practice.... that scenario gives me false hope.
 

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I'd rather be pleased with how I felt I played. If I think my game was good but I didn't score I'll feel much more confident next time out. I could certainly luck into a good round and leave the course thinking oh man I'm in trouble next round.
 

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Having done a lot of both, I walk away a lot happier with the good score after not playing as well. And if I ended up with a good score, it means at least *some* part of my game was working well. I’ll take the 80 that felt like a 90 over the 90 that felt like an 80.
 

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Score !
 

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I did this today and would take the score every time. I thought I was having the worst round I’ve had in years and shot 86 which is my average ballpark. Just keeping it in play saved me but I just couldn’t get in any type of rhythm, army golf type of day, felt like I’d be in the 100’s for sure. I’ll take the score and run
 

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This occurred to me while going through the "Blow Up Hole" thread.

Would you rather "score well" not playing your best? OR- Apparently feel like you played well, but not get the score?
Feel well, definitely.
If you're happy about living life as a millionaire, but you're actually homeless and a little crazy, are you happy? Yes!
 

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This occurred to me while going through the "Blow Up Hole" thread.

Would you rather "score well" not playing your best? OR- Apparently feel like you played well, but not get the score?
I'll take the score! I would rather shoot low feeling like I didn't have my best ball striking day than feel like I was striking the ball well just not scoring.

Some days the bounces just don't go your way and there are NO points for style.
 
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Give me the good score and “playing badly”

Too often I feel like I did well but the score didn’t reflect it. Yesterday was one of those days. 83, which isn’t bad per se, but I felt like I hit it soooo much better than that.
 

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Almost hits the luckiest HIO ever..... on hole 3, I’m already down one and in the drink. We shall not mention what happened next.
Almost had that one totally repressed.
 

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Almost had that one totally repressed.
Sorry buddy, you’ll have to block me to forget it. Ben and Adam too although they’re probably not as big of as a jerk about it as me, 🤣
 

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Sorry buddy, you’ll have to block me to forget it. Ben and Adam too although they’re probably not as big of as a jerk about it as me, 🤣
You and Ben need to have a showdown. He crushing it off the tee lately.
 

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I play golf to have fun. So that’s my main focus, but to me playing my best and posting good scores is also fun - I’m internally competitive.

So while I want to feel good, my aim is to post a good score.

I also play rounds and don’t keep score sometimes when I feel stressed out from work and just need to let the golf happen.
 

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You and Ben need to have a showdown. He crushing it off the tee lately.
Haha. No we don’t then, 🤣

Hitting off the tee in very very limited action has been the only thing I’ve done well. Vaccine clinics are finally slowing down. I may see a course again!
 

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Sometimes I'm a little surprised, but the score and how I felt I played are normally very close. Luck is less of a factor either way and I'd like to think I have a decent grasp on which parts of my game were above or below average.
 

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