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    Posted: 22 September 2005 at 2:58pm
Yesterday, I competed in a golf marathon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Since I had many pledges on a per-hole basis, the objective was to complete as many holes as possible from 7:30 am shotgun start to the 5:30 pm conclusion.  As a result, although I wouldn't call it "speed golf", we definitely played at a brisk pace.  At the end of the day, I got in 77 holes.

I am still relatively new to the OPS, but I was very curious to see how it would hold up in these circumstances.  Interestingly, despite the pace and inevitable fatigue, my scores improved progressively throughout the day.  Although I don't have an established handicap, I typically am a +/- 90-ish player.  Mid-80's would represent a good day for me, with 78 being my best score ever.  Yesterday, I shot 93, 89, 83, and 82!  Seems like the swing got more and more grooved as the day went on.  My partner was a 2-planer and a much better player, with rounds from 74 to 79, but his best scores were early and his game deteriorated as the day went on.

I really feel like I'm starting to get the hang of this.  One thing I've been working on is keeping my grip pressure very light and allowing the hands to work through naturally as I stay connected.  I don't really focus on the hands other than to let off the "death grip" I used to employ.  The mental side of golf in this environment is really apparent.  When you have so many holes to play, you really just focus in on having fun and worrying about the shot at hand, and I think my scores reflected that improved mental approach.

The entire day was a really good experience that I wanted to share with the group.


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Good on ya, Billy, and what a wonderful idea to hold a golf marathon event to raise money for the victims of Katrina. 

Did you walk the 77 holes or ride?  Just curious.

Keep on swingin' on one plane. 
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We played in twosomes and each player had their own cart in an effort to get in as many holes as possible.  Most holes I had ever walked in a day before was 54, but that was a much younger version of me.

Even riding in a cart, I was pretty fatigued at the end of the day.
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