Originally Posted by bplewis24
Slow start? Three birdies through 6 holes isn't very slow in my book :-) I assume one of the bladed approach shots was on #3?
It was a big tournament and they had us starting on split tees, and my flight started on #10. Here's a quick re-cap of the mistakes:
#10 - Pretty short dogleg left par 4, with the approach shot over water. 4 iron off the tee, into the VERY mild right rough. I had 120 left, and just rolled a gap wedge into the water.
#11 - Straightforward par 5, hit decent tee shot just into left rough, then rolled layup shot into fariway bunker 40 yards in front of me. Next layup was pushed right, then approach just off the green into the bunker.
#12 - Short par 4, 4 iron into the fairway, another gap wedge approach, this one actually got in the air a little ... just enough to go over the entire green ... bogey.
#3 - Topped drive about 60 yards, didn't reach the fairway. Next shot hit a 3 wood that was a little low and caught the lip of the fairway bunker, 1 foot higher and it would have rolled 80-100 yards, leaving me a 60-70 yard pitch for a chance at a par. Had to hit a really awkward 7 iron, got it to the greenside bunker, pitched on, 2 putt double.
#9 - When I got to this tee, I was re-thinking my "no driver" strategy because it was dead into the wind and uphill. But I hadn't hit any drivers to that point, and I wasn't about to break it out on a hole with hazard left and OB right. Hit a decent, not great, 3 wood into the right rough. And you know the rest. 4 iron left, chip into back bunker, 2 to get out, 3 putt, snowman.
If only ... I could have back my 2nd shot on 10, 11, and 9 and my tee shot on 3 ... that would be anywhere between 5 and 9 shots right there. Funny game.