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vurich


Just completed my 300th round of the year!

5,400 holes!

Still going strong!

vurich


Thanks, Mike!

My club is now starting to overseed here in Arizona so it will be closed in October, so I'll probably have to move!!!

Ha!

I appreciate the well wishes.

Couldn't do it without my Titleist gear, clubs, balls and accessories!

Vern

Chris92009


Wow! That is fantastic...keep it going!! Any hole-in-one's?

Cheers

AJAR


That's a great milestone you've overcome there! Keep pushing on! I'm sure playing different courses now will add to the excitement leading up to the big 365! Greens & Fairways vurich!

vurich


Hey, Chris!

Good and great are measured by inches in golf, as you well know.

I had one 3 years ago, so close so many times, but no aces this year.

I'm just enjoying the journey.

Thanks for your reply!

Vern

vurich


Thanks Ajar!

I've played my course so many times I don't even have to look up as I know approximately where the ball will be.

As I matter of fact, I've played in almost total darkness and always found my ball!

Thanks for the wishes!

Vern

Parthur


Vern, that really is incredible. Hoping you can make it to 365. Do you play many different courses, and how many of the 300 were at your home course? Hopefully you are a full member and do not have to pay daily fees; that could get expensive. Has playing that many consecutive rounds lowered your handicap much? Gee, I think I would have been sore by now. Keep up the quest.

Eric B


Well done, I'll be lucky to play 25 rounds a year.

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vurich


Hey, Parthur!

Thanks for the reply.  Scoring goes in streaks.  Peaks and Valleys.  You just have to stay the course.   Literally.  Instead of crying in your beer after 9 or 18 holes.  I play until I can't play.  Until the sprinklers and darkness stop me.  So many people get so angry playing the game of golf.  Which is what it is.  A game.  As kids, we were just happy to play.  Unfortunately, the older people get, they lose that innocence and the joy of just being able to play.  So many people cannot play anymore for a variety of reasons.  I think they would be greatly discouraged by those who have the opportunity to play golf, the greatest sport ever, and have to listen to them complaining and moaning about a poor shot.  One thing I've learned, failure is the stepping stone to success.  If you play enough shots, enough holes, enough golf, you will get better.  That is guaranteed.  Most people give up not because they aren't good enough or don't have the talent, because they are lazy and don't want to take the time this game needs to improve.  The rewards are so amazing.  I have played most rounds on my home course.  I'm very discouraged by the fact that the course will be closed in October as I'm just coming into my stride.  My handicap three years ago was 13-14.  I'm between a 2-3 now.  Thanks again for the support!

Vern

AJAR


Vern,

I agree verbatim. 

Just wanted to ask, do you have any special plans for your 365th round?

Joseph

pulplvr


Vern.  Did you start the year with a specific goal of playing x number of rounds?  I'm at "only" 175 posted USGA rounds so far this year, and of course that does not include rounds played as four-ball or scramble or other non-countable events.  But then, I only play, usually, one round a day and only four or five days a week. At my age, weekends are for everyone else to play, unless I'm in a tournament.  Keep it going.  Awesome progress on your handicap, by the way.  I've only managed to go from around 11 to as low as 5.x, but it keeps creeping back up if I'm not careful.

Jon B


Unbelievable!  Hopefully I will be able to achieve a similar feat one of these days!  Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the year!

Jon

vurich


Hey, Jon!

thanks so much, buddy!

Hope you, yours and your game are well.

Look forward to your accomplishments!

Vern

vurich


Hey, pulplvr!

Thanks for the reply.  Congrats on your progress also.  Don't get caught up in the "handicap" game.  It's just one of many indicators of your progress.  Ball striking.  Stats.  Great saves.  Great shots.  Getting out of trouble.  But really, above all, do you enjoy what you do.

The joy I have for golf is my primary motivation.  I have a passion for it I don't know how to describe.  

In answer to your first question, my goal was to play golf.  There were no numbers thought about or preconceived.  To find something you love so much, everything else is gravy.  

The number of holes I play are just an indicator for my love of the game.  I never stop myself.  Something else has to.

My body is holding up.  I'll be 52 in December.  I'm having the time of my life.

Keep up the great work and enjoy the journey!

Vern

vurich


Joseph,

My plans after 365 are probably the same as when I won the club championship.

Go from 18 to the number one tee and start another round!

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate golf than golfing!

Hope you're well and thanks for the great wishes!

Vern

john c


Vurich,

Wow that's some golf! Do you have any idea how many balls you used during this marathon? How many hours? Where do you live that you can play all those rounds? What was the most rounds played in a single day? I am jealous! I played maybe 20 rounds this year. Hoping to get in a few more. Keep going good luck getting to 400!

andy r


That is an awesome accomplishment............I am very envious. Hopefully I will someday be at that point where I can....[ A]  Have the time and [B] Have the time......fairways and greens to you.

Fred C


pulplvr

Vern.  Did you start the year with a specific goal of playing x number of rounds?  I'm at "only" 175 posted USGA rounds so far this year, and of course that does not include rounds played as four-ball or scramble or other non-countable events.  But then, I only play, usually, one round a day and only four or five days a week. At my age, weekends are for everyone else to play, unless I'm in a tournament.  Keep it going.  Awesome progress on your handicap, by the way.  I've only managed to go from around 11 to as low as 5.x, but it keeps creeping back up if I'm not careful.

Ted - how you look up the number of rounds posted on ghin? I couldn't find that data. 

Christian G


300 is crazy.  Great job.  I can't even imagine getting that many rounds in.  I'm pretty happy if I can break the 50 mark for the year.  

Jon B


Vern, let me ask you this. Did you have a schedule to which you tried to stick? And I don't mean "play x number of rounds by this date, etc.". Did you go out first thing in the morning every day, after dinner every night, at lunch, etc. Just curious since squeezing rounds in around my work schedule is the biggest hurdle I face.

Thanks for the input.
Jon

vurich


Hey, Jon!

Thanks for the clarification and post.  My nature is never to plan anything but go where the spirit moves me.

As a matter of fact, I've never even made a single tee time!  I just show up.  If I have to hit hundreds of range balls and practice putting and chipping for hours, I will.  No worries.

Sometimes I show up and go right to the first tee.

It's crazy how things work out.  Just like going to the gym, 90% of it is just showing up.

I may join someone.  I may not.  I just go with the flow.

But there is a force, a power, in just showing up.  Things open up like you never would imagine if you just sit inside.

If there's a will...there's a way...

Keep me posted on your progress!

Vern

vurich


Hey, Andy!

Always make and take the times for your dreams.

Before you know it, reality's alarm goes off.

Life is too short to wait.

Thanks for the reply.

Vern

vurich


Christian,

It's not about how much you play, or really, how you play.

But how you feel when you play.

enjoy the journey...

Vern

vurich


John,

Never counted how many balls I used, but I will tell you a story.

When I was a kid, I found a dozen black on black, 100 compression Titleist balls in the locker of a pro who play in the Buick Open.

It was on the course where I grew up in Michigan.

I held those balls for so many years until they finally turned yellow then brown.

They were like gold to me.

I'm so happy I've finally had the courage and talent to play the best ball in the world.

That's the joy.  To play Titleist.

When I was fit at TPI during a tour fitting, I was asked what ball I preferred.

I said black on black.  Pro V! they are now called.

I now live in Arizona and play all year.

I played 63 rounds five times in two weeks.

It's not about that.  It's about just getting out there when you can and play.

Don't worry how much you play. Enjoy the time played.

Thanks for the reply, Jon!

Vern 

Allen L


All I can say is Yikes !  That's a lot of golf.  I now see the advantage of living in Arizona.

Mike C


Hi Vern -

Awesome accomplishment!  Most of us here would love to put that many rounds on the books in 9 months.  I think if I ever tried to execute something like that I would probably end up divorced afterwards!  One of the most interesting comments that you made was that you celebrate golf with another round of golf.  I realy liked that comment.  This is such a great sport that we all love a considerable amount.  I agree that just being able to spend time out on the golf course is a reward in and of itself.

Keep up the trek and we look forward to hearing where you ended the quest when we cross the line into 2014!

Mike

SD_Golfer


That's incredible!  I usually get about 150 rounds in, but then I live in NE South Dakota.  Keep it going, there's a few months left :)

vurich


Thanks, Paul!

You, too!

Best Always,

Vern

vurich


Hey, Mike!

Thanks so much for the post and the encouragement!

I'm probably a freak of human nature as I'm almost 52 with no wife or kids.

Which is probably why I can still play and act like a kid!

It's by careful design and planning, I might add!

I'm sure your path is just as fulfilling.

Keep up the great work and continue having fun!

Best to you and your family!

Vern

vurich


Allen!

Yes, Arizona is great for golf....most of the time.

But turn on your oven, put your fan on high and triple that.

So...there is a price to play...

Ha!

Not my favorite environment, but, it works for now.

San Diego is probably the prime place to play in the U.S.

Hope you're well.

Thanks for the post.

Vern

john c


Vurich, 

I also am from Michigan. Grew up in the Royal oak area. Started playing at Knollwood country club,  and Tam o Shanter country  

club. Now in Colorado Springs Co.  Fairways and Greens

John

vurich


Hey, John!

Born in Flint, grew up in Grand Blanc.

Warwick Hill C.C. was where it all started.

Watched the greats in the 60's until the Buick Open ended.

Go Blue!

Thanks for the reply!

Vern

Clinton M


that is great.

vurich


Hey, Clinton.

Thanks so much!

Hope you're well!

Keep up the great work and thanks for the encouragement and reply!

Vern