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.