I played my first nine in 40 years.
2295 yards par 34
Shot a 57
Played 9 after work last night on a really easy local 9 hole course (only 2700 yards or so). Shot a 35 with 1 birdie and 1 bogey. More importantly I hit 6/9 GIRs, which is exactly what I am working on in my game right now. Really nice to see my distance control with my irons getting dialed in. Now if only I could convert some of those birdie chances....
Terrible around the greens today. 44 6142 70/119, 3352 par 36 front with 17 putts and just 22% GIR after hitting 71% FIR. Scrambling was decent but missed lot's of 2nd putts. Lip out stuff after crappy lag putts. But, but I rushed. Finished in 65 minutes, solo after work with lightning in the distance. Tired of it. I'll be trending up soon when I run out of low 2012 differentials. 9hole golf is a slow move, up or down.
played 18 this AM.
Went -2 through the front nine, with an eagle on a par 5, a birdie on a par 3, and a bogey on the par 4 9th.
Made the the turn and finished the the back 9 at 3 over, hurting my score, making it a 1 over 72. The back 9 is notoriously harder here at Gowan Brae. Most of the back 9 plays along the ocean, and the many inlets give you a lot of places to send your ball swimming, which is what caused one of my bogeys on the back.
Great day though, a little cold, but that didn't stop it from being a great time.
Although the rest of my threesome, my sisters husband and two of his friends from his hometown, weren't having as much fun as I was. One of them, I think, lost more balls than I tool strokes. No shitting you, he lost AT LEAST two dozen balls, luckily when we made the turn, I was able to grab him a pail of really cheap ass rocks that were in my truck, that I only use on my net at home.
The worst part, this was the guy who bragged all last night, and this morning on the way to the course, about how great a golfer he was. He said he was a 6 handicap. I think he forgot a 0 after that 6.
He had some really nice, matching, clubs though. Everything was Titleist, except his wedges, and everything was this this years model, without a scratch in them.
And the fool wanted to play a dollar a stroke. Yay me!
Just got back from playing 27 holes (9 hole course) in the light rain. The first round was a 47 and the third was a 45. The second round doesn't deserve much comment except that I had a double penalty on the easiest par 3 on the course - pretty much sums up the round.
Just tried to swing smoothly and commit to the shot. I used the 3 wood instead of the driver on holes with a tight fairway where I'd still be able to reach the green in two. When I did use the driver I was able to keep it out of trouble. I also picked through my golf balls and brought only the ones that advertise "long and straight" flight. It seemed to work as I shot two of my lowest 9 hole scores ever. Even so, this was one of those days where I didn't feel like I played very well. Irons were a bit inconsistent.
Still have a lot of work to do.
I was very fortunate to complete 18 holes before dark yesterday. I played with a group for the first NINE, and played the front again as a single because it was pretty wide-open as it got later in the evening. When I teed off on 1 for my 2nd NINE, the closest group was on 6 tee. I hauled @ss and caught them on 9 tee!! Hahaha....I played #1-8 in the same time they played #6-8. They were kind and waved me through even though it was the last hole. I was playing much longer tees than they were, so the pressure was on not to screw the hole up as they watched...LOL It was a par5 and I played 4 perfect shots.....I made a 5' putt for birdie.
I hit the ball really well all 18 holes, but 2 bad driver swings left a big mark on my first NINE. I hit one OOB right on #7, and then I hit one LEFT into a deep ravine on the very next hole........ 2 bad swings=TWO doubles. I played the other 16 holes in +2 in spite of 3-putting from about 15'...ouch!