How long had you played before your first par round?

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

Postby Itchy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:31 pm

I learned one summer on a pitch 'n' putt. Was going under par before the summer was over. Then went to school and the course there is pretty legit. Took me about 5/6 months of playing that course before I got an under par round.

This summer I spent designing a course with a portable basket. Going through Parks & Recs to put it in later this calendar year. I thought I'd made it pretty difficult, but after 4 months of playing the tweaked version of the course I went -2. Only time I'd gone par or under though and there was zero wind that day, so I'm sure that helped.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby new013 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:30 pm

I really started taking disc golf seriously and playing quite a bit in the fall of last year, didn't play that much over winter but I believe sometime in the winter was the first time I hit par at Kentwood, our local pitch and putt. I didn't start keeping track of my scores until 3/5/11 and the first recorded round I have is a 53 at Kentwood.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby Smigles » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:16 am

About 4 months till my first tournament par round.

I am sure though that I played par before on our local course, but I dont have all the old scoresheets.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby tgm » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:54 pm

I just finally made it under par (53) at Acorn Park, MN last weekend. They had the holes in the winter locations but I was still pretty happy. Previously, my best on the course was +2. This season I've seen the most improvement in my playing.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby zeppelin47 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:05 pm

I've played Acorn a couple of times. I think my best was +2 or +3. It's pretty short, but rather wooded, so I would imagine that playing it would be easier once the leaves fell, but I've only played it in the summer.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby jenb » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:36 pm

Over 6 years to score 54 on an 18 hole course. Posted par is 56, but it's a 46 SSA course. So it's a pretty easy course, but not exactly a pitch and putt.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby UFO » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:39 pm

Interesting thread, but would be better if everybody could state hours played instead of yrs and then applied that to the same 18 hole course. I know guys that play every freakin day - one of their months with consecutive days played would easily equal a weekenders year! And we have lots of courses around here that are tough in the DFW area, those cats that posted about being naturally gifted would still get that @ss handed to them for quite sometime before shooting a par round here. But nevertheless, interesting thread.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby jenb » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:13 pm

Finally went under on my second course ever on Monday. It was my fifth ever round on that course. It's a "beginner" course where par is about a 900 rated round. I was more like 6 over there at a tournament a few weeks ago.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby JR » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:32 pm

That's quite a swing meaning 48 ratings points. Congratulations! Also i read on the PDGA forums that you regularly throw to 350-375', which is great for anyone so for a lady and in such a short time you must have attacked the sport like a rabid animal and trained a lot. Good times :-) What changed to make that 6 stroke improvement and do you think you can keep the new level of playing? 5 times on a course is not much is it partially getting to know how to play the course better or were you playing better?
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby Mark Ellis » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:34 pm

My first week. I quickly learned that putting was darn near impossible for me. So my first round at Firefighters (Troy, Michigan) I threw every upshot under the basket and took 18 pars, never risking a putt outside of 10 feet or so. Then the grim reality set in that par at an easy course was going to get me nowhere.


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No idea. Probably before a 1000 rated round was invented. Now that I know they exist I need a lot more of them.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby Ismo.L » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:06 pm

A little over two months went before i hit the par score.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby ChrisWoj » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:54 am

I would say somewhere between my 8th and 10th round on my first course - Ohio Northern University, in Ada, Ohio. It is a fairly easy course - from those short tees the SSA is probably 44 or 43. Keep in mind that before I ever played a course - I'd played the ENTIRE prior fall semester with frisbees and trees/tables/benches as targets. My first tournament a month later I was playing 900 level. But, to answer Chuck's addition to the thread it was another two years I believe before I finally shot a 1000+ rated round at the `07 Hambrick.
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Re: How long had you played before your first par round?

Postby JHern » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:36 am

I've shot under par on dozens of courses, and don't remember my first...but only a few months ago shot under par at my home course (DeLaveaga), which is around 1000-rated par.
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