Re: What'd You Shoot Today?
My first round in fifteen years that I played yesterday.
temp 50-55 with a 15 mph wind
I still haven't picked out a driver so I teed off with the 3 wood
#1: hook off a tree that bounced back into the fairway, 5 wood, pw a little fat, 40 ft putt to 6 inches for a tap in bogey 5
#2: drive over the right side of the lake, yanked a 9i left and buried it in a bunker, blast into a good sand lie, bunker shot to 8 feet, missed, tap in 6
#3: 140 yard pop up for my only real fairway hit, slice ob by six inches, fat 3 wood straight, excellent 9i layup, pw tugged left, 50 ft putt from the fringe to 8 feet, made it for a gutsy triple bogey 8
#4: 7 iron to the front fringe, 9i chip up the slope 9 ft short, made it for par, 1984 Seve fist pump
#5: push slice into right rough under a tree, punch out that thankfully wasn't shanked ob, 7 iron up a hill 30 ft right short sided and too long, safe chip back to the front of the green, chip a little too long and back off the green 20 ft away, putt 8 feet short, 2 more putts and that's how you make a smooth 8 on a 338 yard hole with no penalties
#6 :nice high straight drive (unfortunately they seem to have put some bunkers in the fairway
), 7i cleared the lip and rolled down the fairway really well, 8i misses left and short sided again, safe chip 30 ft from the hole, putt to 4 inches for a bogey 6.
#7: 140 yards to clear the lake off the tee, pop up splash, grounder to the shortstop splash (I've put more balls into the water on this shot than every other hole I've played put together), 5 wood from the deck clears it, 7i 40 ft from the pin, putt to 6 inches, a smooth tap in quad
#8: 8i toe hit into right bunker and in a footprint (and I was concerned about lack of sand practice
), chipped out 40 feet beyond pin, chip to 4 ft., putt made for bogey 4
#9: 180 yard drive uphill and about 50 yards left, severe sidehill lie and I top a 5w 80 yards straight ahead, pw hit low to avoid a large branch, but it goes over the green, chip to 12 feet, 2 putt double
gross 54, net 36
found two golf balls in the rough to replace the ones I drowned so my Scottish score was also EVEN
avg. drive 182 yards without the 2 drowned ones on #7
1/9 fairways hit, 2 if you count the thirty yard bounce on #1
0/9 GIR, 3/9 GIR +1, 6/9 GIR +2
15 putts, I would have shot 60+ without good putting
0/2 sand saves
time: 77 minutes walking with another player, we beat the cart driving twosome behind us by 3 holes