Thoughts on first round of 2014...
Played Buffalo Run yesterday, course was in pretty rough condition - fairways dormant, wet; greens dormant, moist and goose abused. Generally in much worse shape than my home course of Riverdale, but we could not get a tee time on short notice that fit at home (so much for the decline of golf. Well managed, maintained, and reasonably priced courses are doing quite well, thank you).
The Run had a cart path only rule that considerably slowed the game (not so much for my partner Sefa and I as we are confirmed walkers, as for the two cart aficionados we were paired with) resulting in a painfully slow 5 hour round. Probably the path only rule was unavoidable in order to preserve what was left of a usually lush but currently suffering course.
Both Sefa and I were very rusty not having played since last November and our scores were a good 8 strokes off of our typical round at Buffalo Run.
A few interesting notes:
1. Sefa scored 5 points over me (a little more than his usual 1 or 2 better).
2. Both of us stunk up the greens with 3 putts, each with a disgusting 39 putts!
3. Fairways 100% for me, 63.6% for Sefa.
4. GIR 11% for me, 17% for Sefa.
What was the issue?
My drives were as long or longer than Sefa's, and a lot more accurate. We both stunk up the greens, but Sefa hit one more in regulation.
What do you think your doing from the tee that your not doing from the fairway. I am guessing that you were barley missing the greens? That seems to be a big difference in your ball striking. The funny thing is, your doing better with the clubs that are harder to hit. Unless i am missing something.
In your opinion, how is it Sefa came in 5 up?