Breaking 80 was my goal and I did it 3 times , all 79's. I did learn how to do it though. Fairways hit and GIR's are what defines a round , we know that but....When I play par 4's with a bogey or better mentality and use par3's and par 5's as my scoring holes , breaking 80 is easier. 18 fives on a scorecard is 90 so make the most out of the par3's and par 5's. That puts 80 on the radar
@Weng2135 Another thing you might try is to break your round up into 6 3-hole segments, then try to only be a couple over on each segment. When that becomes more common, try for 1 over on each segment. Btw. 1 over on each segment is in the upper 70's and probably single-digit territory, depending on the course rating. Good luck. Always can use a little of that.
@Weng2135 Congrats! Good job with the perseverance to stick it out til you hit your goal.
My goal for this year was to actually play and practice with more frequency. Met that goal. I turned 50 this year and decided my long range goal is to play in the Texas Senior Am when I turn 55. That gives me 5 years to get my game to the competitive point. I'm at about a 2 GHIN now, but I know I wouldn't be able to play to that in competition.
@Weng2135 I'll throw in a little practice for you over the winter as we play year round down here in Albuquerque. Seriously, even a little chipping in the back yard over the winter will keep your muscles in tune with the timing of hitting the ball. If your back yard is big enough you can get a really nice mat for around $100 and use wiffle balls. They only go about 50-60 feet with mid-iron and even if you hit something it won't damage it.