Played a "practice" round this morning with some buddies at a course where I could potentially be playing in a tournment in 2 weeks, shot 92 with 5 penalty strokes and only hit 1 fairway....it was hot but my swing was not good today, but 3 of the 5 penalty strokes were on balls 5-10 yards max off the fairway that we could not find - dang cow pasture course! An outing behind us kind of kept us on our toes, other guys in my group had the same issue, oh well, its only 1 day!
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Played a brand new (to me) course today. Pqar 72, slope was ~128, I think is what the card said.. Anyway, I shot a 5 over 77, and had a great day. 11 fairways hit, with 13 GIR (including the Par 3's), and 2 up and downs for par. I tripled the 6th hole, which was a horrible blow-up, and bogeyed 11, and doubled 15. Only one birdie, on 13, but for my first time there, I am not too upset, aside from the blow-up on 6 and the double on 15, I played fairly well. Had I not sunk my Tee shots on 6 and 15 though, it would have been a much more satisfying round. Going to play there again on wednesday afternoon. See if I can card a few more birdies this time, and keep my ball away from from the bath.
The worst part was, the blow-up on 6 was my own fault. I knew that I had to carry 270 yards to cross the pond, and I knew it was my absolute max carry on a perfect tee shot, and I came up short. Had I layed up in front of the pond (my 3h would have put me right where I needed to be), I would have had a 135 yard 9 iron to the pin, and would have par'd the hole. But stupid me went for the long drive and came up short. I know better for next time, anyway.
My dad shot a 92, which is damn good for someone coming off 4 months of chemo and treatment for cancer. All around, we had a great day, but im still upset about sinking that drive on 6.
120 something, but i had a blast. first time i had ever played this course and it's ~500 yards longer total than the course i usually play. good group and i hit all but 2 or 3 fairways and i really bombed some drives out there and hit my 3 wood like money. everything else in the bag was a complete waste of time and that's why my score is so high, but man was it fun to put some drives in the short grass beyond where i thought i could hit it.
A respectable weekend of golf....... 75.1CR 141slope
Saturday: 79= 3.1 index
I hit it OK, but I missed the greens in all the wrong places. (and I missed a lot of greens...and fairways)...this day was a bit of a struggle.
0/2 sand saves
1 lousy birdie
I didn't hole any putts longer than 7'.
Sunday: 77=1.5 index
I played great today, but miss-clubbing twice and two 5-iron hooks into par3's cost me 4 penalties! Aside from those 4 shots causing 4 doubles.....I played great..LOL I also had 4 birdies without holing a put outside of 6'..........I only needed 24 putts....and I didn't hole SQUAT. I'm still feeling good about the game....I just need to minimize the disasters.
PS....when I finished my round today, our club pro asked how I played...... I instantly responded with......"great, I only made 1 bogey".(knowing how he'd respond) He immediately snapped back with...."How many doubles?"....hahahahaha.......I told him 4, but I still shot 77 He knows my game well....LOL
Shot an 89 today. Excellent round for me. On the front 9 (the longest and hardest of the course) I had a 44. Everything was working well. 6 GIR and hit 7 of 9 fairways. However, the back 9 was a different story. My driver was no longer my friend. Luckily, my irons and putting helped me salvaged a 45. All in all a very good round for me. Now if we could get the temps down a bit.
I shot a 100 that I can be somehwat happy with??? My bad holes are fewer but when I blow it I REALLY blow it! Par 4 5th hole, I hit my approach shot in the greenside bunker and reached the green 4 shots later! This was immediately followed by pull hooking 2 tee shots OB on the 6th tee! So I basically lost 8 shots on those 2 holes. The back nine has 3 par 3s which I proceeded to card 20 shots on! Played the other 6 holes (3 par 5s and 3 par 4s) at +3! Geeezz!
Out early for a quick 9. Shot a 39 with 13 putts, 6 pars and 3 bogeys. A great score for me, lowest 9 of the season. My discarded carry bag with four compartments destroyed my putter grip so this was my first outing with the new Winn Jumbo grip. Not sure if that made the difference but I stroked in some nice long one putts. Also had my new 14 slot bag but I doubt there's any mojo there.