I shot a 91 on the Black course at Bethpage on Sunday: 45 and 46. I hit only 2 fairways because of 15-20 mph gusts. I shot about 8 pars. Took several doubles as the morning dew didn't dry out until about 11am, which meant chipping by the greens was like hitting out of peanut butter.
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Only missed 5 FWYs, partly because I played 3W off 12 of 14 tees. My blow-up at Poppy Hills recently was mainly due to going back way inside with driver, resulting in pushes or hooks. So I'm working on the one-piece takeaway and feeling high at the top with good extension. Then let the hands drop with hip turn/bump and don't let my head drift forward of the ball (towards target) in the contact zone.
The whole round felt in control - stress level stayed nice and low, I really enjoyed myself.
I did miss a bunch of 8-15 ft putts, any one of which would have had me in the 70's ....
This is progress.
Edited by Chas - 9/28/12 at 12:07am
East Course Par 37 - Shot 2 over
West Course Par 36 - Shot 1 under
North Course Par 36 - Shot Even
Drove the ball really well today and long
All Department Was good
1 D Bogies
44 Putts total for 3 nines.
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A bad day at 87. Headed out to play the front yesterday before the Ryder Cup and left to play the back after Kaymer sank his putt. Two doubles on each side and a bunch of bogeys. Though a lot of it due to high wind, a couple of unpredicatable gusts knocked my ball down into the water despite taking more club than usual. Didn't hit one GIR, again the wind. Awesome day for chipping practice and a quite a few sand shots.
Hit 2 into the same water hazard to finish with a 10 on #9 for a 47 last night. The hero shot I swear I won't attempt didn't work out for me. I should know better than even when I am playing decent a bad lie with a hazard in play is a bad idea. Funny I didn't learn the lesson and attempted another one after having to drop in some nasty sand and weeds.
It was another frustrating day yesterday. Shot an even 100. I keep working on my game but it's going to take awhile.
I've about run out of excuses but I did come up with a new one yesterday. Played a course that is directly under the flight path of one of DFW airport's major runways. You just can't concentrate when dodging landing gear.
First round since the scramble on Friday. Had a little hiccup combined with getting a bit unlucky on the second hole, but turned it around. So many lip-outs on short chips, it was frustrating. Felt like I was shooting -7 minus the double. Got to teach a random guy how to hit a golf ball, which is always rewarding. Hopefully he takes it to heart. Wind was up and greens were extremely bumpy. Serious goat track, but hey, it's golf.
|Date:||10/4/12||Handicap Before:||4.7||Handicap After:||4|
|Score Type:||Standard||Course Handicap:||2||Total Putts:||12|
|3-Putt Avoidance:||0%||Putts after GIR:||1.6||Putts per GIR+1:||1.3|
|Birdie Putts Made:||40%||Par Putts Made:||100%||Putts after Chip:||1|
|Bogey Scramble:||75%||Scramble:||75%||Score on Par 5s:||7|
|Score on Par 4s:||3.7||Score on Par 3s:||2.5||GIR on Par 3s:||100%|
|GIR on Par 5s:||0%||GIR on Par 4s:||50%|
|Hancock Golf Course|
|Up and Down||75%|
Played lights out on the front 9... And struggled to keep it together on the back 9. I have to find a way to put 18 holes together... The penalty stroke was ridiculous... I'm sitting over a 4ft putt - and had like a nervous twitch and my putter tapped the ball while I was lining the face up... Ball didn't move - but kind of 'shivered'. I called the penalty on myself as we were playing in a Mens/Team play for a traveling league.