Terry Young celebrated his 59th birthday in style – not with a wild party or a trip to Vegas, but by reaching yet another golf milestone.
The date: Saturday, October 9.
The site: The Links at Norfolk in Ramsey, Minn.
The score: 75 (one stroke off his personal best)
The achievement: 14 pars in a single round, his most ever in 18 holes – so far.
Happy birthday, Terry!
Progress like Terry has made – he’s whacked an astonishing 26 strokes off his handicap since he started using GameGolf and is currently an 8 – is bound to bring lots of breakthroughs.
And man, has it ever.
Many of them came in his first couple of years using GameGolf, when Terry had tons of room for improvement.
A small sampling of his early triumphs:
- Hitting 13 of 14 fairways (93%) at the Dormie Club in North Carolina on March 4, 2015.
- Smashing a 294-yard drive at Minnesota’s Rush Creek GC on July 12, 2015. (“It was wind-assisted,” Terry says, “but a great shot.”)
- Finding 12 of 18 greens (67%) en route to an 82 at difficult Stonebridge CC in New Hampshire on August 17, 2016. (Terry called it “the round of my life” at the time, adding, “everything went so well.”)
He’s since eclipsed that long drive with a 380-yard poke and hit 14 greens in a round at Gamble Sands, Washington. Oh, and he’s posted three holes-in-one, the most recent coming at 2017 U.S. Open host Erin Hills.
Not bad for a guy who took up golf at age 47 and, frankly, floundered for a few years before discovering GameGolf. Since 2014, he’s set 61 personal records… and counting.
For a goal-driven guy like Terry, the system’s robust collection of data – which includes yards, direction, club hit and result for every shot you play – was just what the doctor ordered.
“You can't play golf without a ball,” he says, “and now I don't think I can play without GameGolf, either.”
How many of Terry’s achievements have you matched or topped?
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You can also check out Terry’s full GameGolf profile, including the amazing courses he’s played and how he’s fared, right here: