Started off with a fairway, "fringe in regulation," par, then a decent bogey and an ok double bogey (though I realized later I may have played to the wrong green, I'm not certain). On the 4th hole, though, the wheels fell off spectacularly. My tee shot was ok, but a bit right, and (of course) under a small tree. Fortunately it had room underneath to stand, and I tested my backswing and there was no interference. I set up, swung, and I guess I go back a bit farther on a real swing than on my test swing, and I got hung up a little bit on a branch and whiffed the ball. So I set up again, took a 3/4 backswing, and somehow got hung up again and whiffed. At that point I might as well not have played out the hole because with all the effort it took not to wrap my 9I around the tree, I didn't have anything left to put into the golf.
The rest of the round wasn't much better. Was rewarded on several fantastic approach shots with lost balls that are probably in the muddy crap that was near the green on a couple holes, and couldn't putt my way out of a paper bag.
So, I dunno, this might be it for me for a while. I haven't had any fun on the course in a long, long time, and I'm playing worse each time out, not better. Between those two things, I really don't know what the point is. I play enough good holes that I know I can do better than I'm doing, but somehow, without fail, there are always 4 holes where I'm just not playing golf and I put down 8s or 10s. If I'm playing for fun, and I'm not having fun, I think it's time to find something else to do... we'll see.