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The 69 Horn

Sometime last year my buddy John and I came up with the idea for the 69 horn.  The 69 horn is blown when a player reaches a point in his round where it is highly likely that a round in the 60's is about to happen.  I know a lot of golfers like to keep quiet about things when an outstanding round is in the works, for fear of throwing the golfer off (similar to a no-hitter in baseball).

Personally, I don't get into this strategy.  I feel that it is advantageous to call out the "elephant in the fairway."  Everybody is thinking about it, let's talk about it, let's get fired up about it, let's go low!  

After 14 holes today on the Links Course at Hawks Prairie , I texted John that I was 2 under par with 4 holes to play.  After some explanation about the remaining holes, the 69 horn was blown!!! Oh yeah!!  I promptly birdied the 16th hole to get to -3.  Unfortunately, I failed to get up and down on 17 and needed a birdie on 18 to get into the 60's.

After 3 decent shots in a pretty good downpour, I had 35 feet for the 69.  I hit a great putt that was tracking right at it.  As it neared the hole it took a left turn and burned the edge.  The 69 warning was called off as I tapped in for a pretty nice round of 70.

Check out the rest of my photos from the round in the course galleries under Hawks Prairie.