I'm new around here, won't post too often, and I love reading about you good golfers.
But I thought some of you would have a chuckle at my expense. Don't worry, I laugh at it all myself :)
I'm going to start by saying I stink at golf. I don't play often enough to get good, or make it worth joining a club. But you know, I really do enjoy it.
I played a beautiful course a couple Thursdays ago, Lakes Resort. Championship course, which will obviously hurt recreational golfers like me. Lot of water, and OB was basically thick native bush, so you're not getting anything stray back.
Great day out, course really cool, with a lot of cool features. We couldn't help but hit from the championship tee on 10 and 18.
After lessons a while ago that straightened me out, my fade returned, and I lost 18 balls! It was awesome, my buddy never wants to come play with me again!
Lets say I almost doubled par for the round, with the 36 for lost ball pens not helping. I do keep a proper score though.
Best hole of the day was a par on the dogleg right par 4 2nd hole. Faded the drive to just on the corner. Faded 3 wood, impacted 5m from the green, bounced up and rolled on there. Good lag putt, and 1m putt for par. It was about as good as I could ever play.
And a flop shot I hit with my $20 new Ray Cook lob wedge. Never used on course before, just open face and stance lobs into the couch at home. 2m to the green, 1m higher than the green, hole 10m away, ball on the downward slope of rough leading into a greenside bunker. Plopped that puppy up in the air right on the green, rolled downhill, passed the hole 1inch to the left and rolled a foot past. My buddy was gobsmacked, he said he witnessed me just about hole the hardest shot in golf no problem, and enjoyed watching the ball spin in the air.
Hit 5 fairways, and I think 12 holes were 2 putt or less, so there were positives for me.
So, while most of you all might snap or chuck a few clubs, I was loving it :)
And don't worry I'm good for golf balls. Hit another course 3 times after that, got about another 50 for the bag. I'm so bad, found balls probably make me play better ha.
Hope this post gives some of you a laugh...