Playing my first 18 holes tomorrow

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Usually lose 2/3 most ive ever lost in a game is 5 and lost 0 today but thats only the second times ive not lost any balls. I know if you lose a ball say on your drive then your next drive is really your 3rd shot and not your 2nd.
If you lose a ball on your drive are you playing three off the tee or putting one down where you think it went
 

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Probably down to me playing 5 full rounds a week and maybe once at the range. My cousin had played since he was a child but maybe only plays once a month and he said if im playing 5 days a week ill be better than him soon Just because im playing so much.
That is a lot of playing time per week, you will soon be on the tour!

Do you not get exhausted with that amount? I am knackered after 18 on a hilly course
 

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Mostly off the tee again but there has been times ive hit driver to the left and thought i will be ok, then i cant find it so drop a ball. What is the correct thing to do ?
You're not playing competitions so you can do what you want really. A lot of people do what you've said on non-comp friendly rounds. When you join a club and start playing comps you'll need to A) play a provisional off the tee if you think there's any chance of losing the first ball, and B) if you didn't play a provisional and you lose it unexpectedly, you would have to walk all the way back to the tee.
 

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You're not playing competitions so you can do what you want really. A lot of people do what you've said on non-comp friendly rounds. When you join a club and start playing comps you'll need to A) play a provisional off the tee if you think there's any chance of losing the first ball, and B) if you didn't play a provisional and you lose it unexpectedly, you would have to walk all the way back to the tee.
Poster above is right though that there is the additional option of a two stroke penalty instead of walking back to the tee if the local rule is in play. I think i'd probably still retake the shot but the option may be there so worth mentioning without hopefully over complicating things.

https://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/news/new-golf-rules-explained-local-rules-170233
 
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Mr P this is exceptional progress for what is a very difficult sport. Totally agree with you, the more practice and lessons you put in will undoubtedly mean for much quicker progress than someone who can only get out once every 2 weeks or once a week.

With the flexibility of my job with recent lockdown I've been able to get out sometimes 3 to 4 rounds a week and what a difference it's made to my game overall. Easily the best golf I've ever played just now!

Keep up the great progress, you'll be bursting 80 in no time lol
 
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Fantastic scores! I’m playing my first proper 18 holes next week. Like you, I’m not sure what score I should be looking for as I’ve only ever played on my local 9 hole par 3 course - currently scoring between 39 - 46 (shortest hole 78 yards, longest 141 yards)

I’ve had a couple of lessons, who kindly lent me an old 8 iron to practice with but 2 days before lockdown I bit the bullet and brought my 1st ever set of clubs.
 

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Fantastic scores! I’m playing my first proper 18 holes next week. Like you, I’m not sure what score I should be looking for as I’ve only ever played on my local 9 hole par 3 course - currently scoring between 39 - 46 (shortest hole 78 yards, longest 141 yards)

I’ve had a couple of lessons, who kindly lent me an old 8 iron to practice with but 2 days before lockdown I bit the bullet and brought my 1st ever set of clubs.
Go out and enjoy the 18 holes. There is no expectations. Play, enjoy the scenery, and see what happens
 
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After the first 18 holes it gives you a score to beat and for me thats what i love. Always trying to get a personal best. Good luck on your first 18 and let us know how you score mate
Cheers mate, that’s what I’ve been doing around the 9 hole course. Managed to get down from 46 to a personal best of 39. Still a long way to go though.

I didn’t spend as much as you on clubs and opted for a package set as wasn’t entirely sure on what to buy. Ended up buying these: https://www.americangolf.co.uk/golf-clubs/package-sets/callaway-golf-warbird-package-set-321316.html
 

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Winter greens = putting on fairways, absolutely hate them. One of the reasons I left my last club and moved on.
 

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Very solid bogey golf, don’t change too much other than working to eliminate those doubles.

Don’t worry about missed birdies, they will happen more and more so get used to tapping in pars and being happy now!

It looks like you are managing your risk well, grinding out a bogey when things don’t go well which is a brilliant way to get the scores down. Pars and birdies will come but don’t force those GIRs as that could send you back ways pretty quick!
 

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Played this morning and there was a 3 ball in front of me and instead of letting me through they asked if i would like to join them. It was so much fun, no scoring just relaxed game. Two of the guys were older and one said he was a 3 handicap OMG every shot he hit was great. Not a single bad shot all day, guess thats whys hes 3 handicap. was totally different experience playing today and i really enjoyed it. Usually im just focus focus focus on score and i do enjoy trying to get me score down but its also good to have a laugh.
Judging by your previous posts and threads I think it's safe to say you do take golf very seriously and I get it. But if you're looking to reach a place where you'll finally be happy and content with your game (such as the 3 handicap golfer you played with). It's never going to happen. I know it sounds crazy to you but I guarantee the 3 handicap golfer probably finished his round unhappy with his golf and might even have kicked his cat across the living room 😂.
I realised this when I reached a handicap of around 18. So just chill out, practice hard and leave expectation in the car park
 
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