How long had you played before your first par round?

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How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby freeus » Sat May 30, 2009 9:42 am

Title says it all. I am coming up on my 2nd DG anniversary and to date my best round of 18 on any course is +4. My goal is to have at least one at-par or better round this year.

How long after you started playing was it before you threw your very first at-par round of 18? Also, how difficult was the course you did it on?
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby gratefuldisc » Sat May 30, 2009 10:26 am

2 years and counting and my PB at my local course is 67 :?
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby practically invincible » Sat May 30, 2009 11:17 am

I got one after about a year, but still average -2 to +4
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby JimW » Sat May 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Unless I par something tomorrow it will be exactly 4 months and counting. Best so far is +4 at Coachman; I have all the capabilities to shoot par or better there but I've yet to put it all together at once.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby jwb » Sat May 30, 2009 12:30 pm

It depends. Are you talking all par 3's? Or going by what the course says?
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby freeus » Sat May 30, 2009 12:49 pm

jwb wrote:It depends. Are you talking all par 3's? Or going by what the course says?


Posted par for the course. Although in my case it's the same thing...nothing but par threes around here.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby GCSUbgeorge » Sat May 30, 2009 1:13 pm

I play an all par 3 course and played my first even round about 2 months after I started playing, but I was playing 6-10 rounds a week.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby maks » Sat May 30, 2009 1:21 pm

when i started seriously playing i looked for all the courses around denver, co. and found a little pitch and putt course. it was very easy and i shot -6 on the nine holes it had. i even almost aced a few and back then all i had was a trashed teebird...not even a putter.

so i guess my answer is a couple days.

as for better courses i shot -1 at lamar park in corpus christi in a good amount of wind for my first "real under par" round. that was like 4 months after i started.

i need to find out the real pars for some other courses cause i think i might of shot par at some others...its just that i count everything as a par 3.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Sat May 30, 2009 1:39 pm

Shot par in my first 9-hole round in April 1989. I played a 9-hole course with 141g and 165g Frisbees and shot 27. Someone had told me the holes were par 3 and I started thinking I was ready to go pro! Come to find out this 9-hole course was a pitch and putt with no hole over 245. Got killed at my first 36-hole event a few weeks later not knowing there was such a thing as golf discs. Probably shot at least +20 that event.

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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby DiscGolfDan » Sat May 30, 2009 2:21 pm

well i usually play every hole par 3 no matter what. So i end with like plus 5 or so.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby dmhflip » Sat May 30, 2009 3:53 pm

I've been playing almost a year (less, if you don't include winter), and my personal best is +1. I usually throw about +7 or +8. If it means anything, I only play par 3, and the courses I regularly play are ones that will be used for an A-tier event in a week. This also includes a course that was used for the world's in 2003.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby marmoset » Sat May 30, 2009 4:47 pm

It probably took me about 6 months to shoot under par. The funny thing is that I played a BUNCH back then... after about 5 months I could birdie pretty much all the holes. But I kept ending my rounds at +1,+3,+2,etc. Then one day I finished -4. Thats it. No baby steps to 0 or -3, just... BOOM. -3. It took a short while to do it again but once my consistency kicked in then it was smooth sailing.

I got an ace before I got under par.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sat May 30, 2009 6:39 pm

bout 2 or 3 months id say before i shot an even....maybe closer to 4 or 5???
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby rusch_bag » Sat May 30, 2009 7:32 pm

I did my first round using just a cheetah and an aviar. I am pretty naturally athletic and work out though.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby sunspot » Sat May 30, 2009 7:37 pm

rusch_bag wrote:I did my first round using just a cheetah and an aviar. I am pretty naturally athletic and work out though.


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