Went to a nearby course I like, getting tired of my home club.
96 ... 51/45...71.2/127...a 22.1 differential.
Took a while to settle down even after warmup at the range.
First nine had a lot of practice with recovery shots!
A good round this morning. Was raining on off the whole time and due to a lady's comp i played the back nine first and then for the front nine played the holes out of order as i skipped round a bunch of fourballs.
A new best score at my new home course. Shot an 85.
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I was not hitting the ball all that great but the putter was hot today which made my score maybe better than i deserved.
An 87 this afternoon. Was a really windy day.
Another round in the 80s so can't complain but i really need to work on my swing. A low cutty ball flight all day wasn't really much fun. Hit more greens than yesterday though so heading in the right direction.
There was a regional junior tournament on which i was playing behind the whole round, and my word. Those kids (aged 11-15) can really play. One boy in particular was probably 15yrs old, had the prettiest swing i think i've ever seen in person. Very justin rose like, and this kid was bombing it out there probably 270-80.
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39 (+4) on league night, 2 doubles and 2 birdies. 2 sand shots on one hole cost me a double, and then I 3-putted another hole after leaving a wedge from 110 short. 5 GIR (3-putt one of those too!!), finally might be finding a consistent fade with my driver (or at least not a banana slice, which has been killing me).
Frustrating sand shot, I was 25 yds short of the green and was waffling between opening the face and hitting it hard or trying to skim the ball off the top with a chipping motion. Decided to open the face, but forgot to power through the ball which is a problem for me in the sand if I don't focus on it. So I hit it correctly but let the club die as I came through and it only went 10 yds which wasn't enough to clear the bunker...
Golf is a weird game with no rhyme or reason as to how I'm going to play.
Today when I finished mowing my wife and son were playing so I put up the tractor, threw my clubs on my cart and met them on the 15th tee box (they had started on the back nine).
I didn't even have my GPS with me or even a pair of golf shoes and hadn't hit a ball or even taken a practice swing.
Started out birdie, birdie, birdie. Then a bogey to finish that side.
Front side: Par, par, birdie, birdie, par, bogey, par, par, bogey.
Two under for 13 holes is certainly not great but it's the best I've done in a while and under the circumstances... a head scratcher.
(And I didn't even putt very well at all).
I shot a 113 at crestbrook in Watertown CT today. We played the course backwards and i struggled on the back 9 and did better on the front 9. I hit my 5 iron well and wedges pretty well. I struggle on the Par 3's because i have to hit an iron off the tee. I think i might start hitting half swings with the 3 wood. I need practice hitting irons off the tee.
77 and 78 with a quads on both rounds. Both times I was cruising I thought I might finally make par then I have an easy 15 yard chip that I scull 30 yards over the green for a quad. both times!! urg
why? I get so unnerved that I my followup pitch shot isnt even close to the hole and quickly three putt to out of there...ugh!