This may seem kind of like a pointless scoring milestone to some of you guys, but I shot a career low round at the par-3 course where I first began to practice golf. It's called Twin Brook Golf Center in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Holes range from 100-180 yards, and given that the greens are pretty gross, it can be challenging. There are hazards out there too obviously.
Anyway, I broke 30 by shooting a +2 29.
Up and down: 5/7
Like I said, my irons are my weak link and it's not even close. My driving is probably on the level of a 5.0 and my short game is on the level of a scratch player or maybe 2.0 at worst. My irons are about a 16.0 though, which is terrible. But whatever, I've been hanging in there.
The funny thing is, I rarely practice short game. Technique is really what I got going for me... and the fact that I've developed touch now over the course of the last few months means I can just do it. Having a putter fitted to me certainly doesn't hurt either.
Hole 1: 145 yards. 9 iron. GIR. Missed the 12 footer. Par.
Hole 2: 125 yards. PW. Failed up and down from 8 feet off the green. Par.
Hole 3: 145 yards. 9 iron. Chipped the ball off the green (bad club selection because the green ran away from me, should have used a SW, but I used a GW) after I missed the green from the tee by 4 feet. Then I holed my next chip from 30 feet away (GW) for par.
Hole 4: 160 yards. 7 iron. Chip shot from 5 feet off the green hit the pin, leaving me a tap in. Par.
Hole 5: 165 yards. 7 iron. GIR. Missed the 6 footer. Par.
Hole 6: 125 yards. Missed right in squirrelly rough. SW pitch 8 feet passed. Made the putt. Par.
Hole 7: 138 yards. 9 iron. Missed right of the green by 5 feet. Poorly judged read of the green left me 10 feet for par. Missed. Bogey.
Hole 8: 100 yards. SW. Short of the green by 2 inches. Putted it to a foot. Par.
Hole 9: 180 yards. 6 iron. Missed right into squirrelly rough. Decided on a GW instead of a SW to get it running, but the rough tangled the club and I yanked it left. Had 12 feet for par and a 29. Draino.
Pretty awesome stuff.
Here's a vid from yesterday. Not hitting a shot. Just feeling "steep to shallow" and elbow positioning. There's too much weight in my heels, but this is a good way for me to feel what I hope to do when I actually hit the ball.... if I can get just a bit of this, that'll be a good thing: