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Tim Poole

33 on a 9-hole Par 3 course

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Hi all,

I started playing golf properly in September 2015, although I'd played on a small pitch and putt many times in the past. Due to time/cost and geography, I currently only play on 9-hole par-3 pitch & putts or PlayGolf London in Northwick Park (an executive golf course, Par 29, two par 4s and rest par 3s).

My best on Northwick Park is a 48 over nine holes. However, Harrow on the Hill Pitch & Putt, I've gone round 18 holes in 70 (+16) and did the back nine in 33 (+6). Naturally, I was delighted with the latter and my score gets lower every week. Before that, I got a +9 on the back nine and genuinely feel like I can get a birdie or par on every hole.

I'm aware every course is different and also aware opinions generally shouldn't affect anyone's game! That said, I've read a lot from golfers/on the internet questioning short par-3 courses or  dismissing them as something just to practice your chipping on.

So I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on short par 3 9-hole courses? I'm aware my long game lags far behind and, due to my driving and the cost of a membership fee, I wouldn't even attempt a long course right now.

I would be delighted to see myself as a short-game specialist and ultimately secure an even par or below par round on a 9-hole par 3 course (or even over 18 holes on that course). But would that be considered a good achievement or would most golfers frown upon this as something only beginners would be interested in?

Appreciate any feedback!

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If you enjoy playing the par 3 format then just do that! Golf can be what you want it to be.

I don't get much time to play the full size game anymore so my friend and I regularly play pitch and putt, which only takes less than two hours to complete 18 holes.

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Hi all, just over 4 months ago i decided to pack up golf , for 3 reasons

1. i was no good at it (never had lessons and i should have)

2. i had a nerve impingement which caused pain down my left arm

3. i was no good at it ............. lol

Joking apart ........ i sold all my stuff

then i was taking to someone who had finished work early due to ill health and for a bit of exercise went to our local pitch and putt . There were 2 p&p`s in our area but one was open plan and was always vandalised ,so the district council scrapped it and ploughed all the money into the other which is enclosed .

It is awesome !!!!!!

i acquired a few clubs etc  ,it costs £4 per round and is very very well looked after , on my days off i`m up ther early and i love it, i dont score and just amble round pitching and putting !!!!!!!

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