86 on a Par 71 local. Championship tees. 71.8/122. narrow course in places, but not really difficult.
Frustrating round, I've been hitting so good lately. I don't think I hit a single Par 3 green....front or back nine.
Front nine (85 on a 35): 20 out of 20 really pure on the practice range, then proceeded to spray the front nine with junk.
Only two pars, no birdies. One of those pars was just luck on a bladed approach shot 7i.
Back nine (41 on 36): MUCH better. No pars, but really good birdies on both Par 5's. One was a good pitch and 1 putt. The other was just 2 great hits and a nice(ALMOST) approach putt from 40 ft with 3 footer to finish.
Lots of really nice 3w drives and great driver.
I was gitchy on my irons all day which are normally good. Not really hitting my normal swing.
Had a handful of mid iron approaches on par 4's where I just hit the iron SUPER pure and that cost me as it flew extra yardage. I think this is a good problem to have as I'm on an improvement ramp and I should be getting to where I hit more and more of those. Worst (best?) example of this was hole 10 dogleg Par 4, 3w out about 250 nicely to the corner. 160 yards left to the flag, into a slight wind. So I go 7i which is pretty much my 160 yard club (normal full swing). I'm sitting on dead grass..... I catch it perfect and am excited as it's a pure hit and drawing lightly straight on top of the pin, I'm thinking FINALLY, a hole in regulation. One bounce and gone. I get there and though it should be easy to find, it's completely gone. that 155/160 typical carry must have topped 180 to clear the back and disappear, the woods were another 20 yards back on top of that (like a good 5i/4i hit to get there).
frustrating results. But hopeful, as there were lots of really good stuff to work with.