Originally Posted by jamo
Just had maybe the best round of my life. It was at the same course as the last round, Highfields.
Shot 69, -3, from the gold tees (second farthest back, 6474 yards). It wasn't my best ballstriking round, but it wasn't far off. I had a few good chips that helped out, a few good par saves, and I rolled in some birdies. Every facet of my game was solid. And the eagle on the first hole didn't hurt.
1: Good drive to the left side, slightly pulled a hybrid from 230, pin high, chipped it right in for eagle (-2).
2: Bladed the crap out of a wedge, got lucky that it landed softly on the green and rolled out to the back. Easy two putt (-2).
3: Chunked a 3-wood, but straight and I got enough roll to have a 6 iron in. Struck it well but it didn't cut like I was hoping, easy two putt (-2).
4: Low bullet 3-wood to the middle of the fairway, slightly bladed PW to the middle of the green (keeping it away from the bunker short-right and below the elevated area beyond the green), easy two putt (-2).
5: 3-iron pin high that wouldn't cut, landed in the bunker. Solid explosion shot that rolled 12 feet past, made the par save (-2)
6: Slightly tugged (really about 5 yards, the left side gives a better angle so I wasn't too upset) driver. Flushed a PW that rolled about a foot over the green. Mediocre chip to 15 feet (more rollout than I expected), drained the putt (-2)
7: Nice, high, looping cut driver off the tee to the center of the fairway. SW caught a bit thin, but it hit an upslope beyond the flag and rolled back to 40 feet. Two putted for par (-2).
8: Perfect driver, center of the fairway, nearly pin high. Soft LW lofted over a bunker to 15 feet. Easy 2 putt that just missed (-2).
9: Driver leaked a few yards into the right rough (not a bad thing since it gives a better angle). Tried to keep my hybrid left but it too leaked a bit right, short of the front-right bunker. Good pitch over the bunker to 15 feet, made the birdie (-3).
10: Didn't catch all of my driver, left it in the cross bunker. Chunked my 8 iron approach into the middle of the fairway, 20 yards short. Great pitch to 12 feet, made the par save (-3).
11: Misjudged the wind a bit, so my PW fell into the right bunker. Solid sand shot to 15, just barely missed the par save (-2).
12: Pured a hybrid to the middle of the fairway, pured a PW to 19 feet, just missed a birdie (-2).
13: I was trying to hit a soft cut over the right trees with my driver, but I set up a bit right and it cut more than I wanted to, into the 14th fairway. (I normally would have hit 3-wood, but I was feeling so good I just decided to go for it.) There were a few trees in from tot me, I judged the two on the right as being just short enough to get over with my SW. Hit a perfect baby draw right over those trees, and that spin trundled the ball left, towards the pin, to 9 feet. I still don't know how I missed the birdie putt (-2).
14: Hit a mediocre driver just to the right of where I was hoping, but still in the fairway. I only had 85 yards, but I felt like with it being so uphill, and with bunkers short, LW would be risky. Decided to hit SW, and I just got too much of it. I was about 10 yards over the green. Thought my pitch would be good but it just wouldn't stop, finished at 17 feet. Just barely missed the par save (-1).
15: Absolutely massacred a dead-perfect 3-wood, over the trees on the right to 200 yards. I was playing my 4 ion safely out to the right to avoid the water short left. Ended up about 10 yards right of the green, in the fairway. Pitch came off hotter than I wanted, and it rolled to the left side of the green. Just barely missed the birdie putt from 22 feet (-1).
16: Busted a driver to the right side, pured a PW to 17 feet. Barely missed another birdie putt from 17 feet (-1).
17: Had to squeeze a few extra yards out of my PW, managed to hit it to 7 feet. Drained it for birdie (-2).
18: Didn't quite get all my driver (last time I played the hole I had a 5-iron in, this time it was a hybrid). Great approach shot rolled up to pin high, 28 feet right. Left my eagle putt on the front lip, tap-in birdie (-3).