Started playing about 6 years ago. Been steadily improving and carried a hcp index of 7-10 for the past several years. A bunch of 2 over rounds and about 4-5 1-overs but couldn't break the par barrier! Got a putting tip from a buddy a few weeks ago ( I suck at putting!).
August 17th 2014
Olde Liberty Golf and Country Club: Minutemen tees. 6733 yards, slope/rating 72/132
Have only had one sub-80 round on this course (79 and felt good about it). Shot 88 in the day before in the first round of the tournament. I'm sure that I'm out of it and we start a game in our 4-some where it's a dollar a hole for bogey-free streaks (first guy that makes bogey pays everyone a dollar for each hole until they make bogey. Second guy that makes bogey pays the next two...once the last guy makes bogey it resets). This was a PERFECT distraction for me.
Hole 1, Par 4, 379 yards: 4-Hybrid off the tee to about 150. 9 Iron to about 15 ft. 2-putt for par
Hole 2, Par 5, 528 yards: Driver to left rough about 240 out. Sand wedge to 130. Gap wedge to 12 feet. 2- putt for par.
Hole 3, Par 3, 183 yards: 6 iron to right fringe, 20 feet from hole. Chip to 6 inches. 1 putt for par.
Hole 4, Par 4, 424 yards: 4-Hybrid to 170. 6 iron over the back of the green by about 30 yards, short-sided. Flop to about 10 feet. 1 putt for par.
Hole 5, Par 5, 540 yards: Driver to right rough about 240. 4-hybrid to about 4 feet. 1 putt for eagle!
Hole 6, Par 4, 384 yards: Driver yanked left to about 105 yards (just off cart path with backswing impeded by tree). Punch sand wedge to 15 feet. 1 putt for birdie!
Hole 7, Par 4, 377 yards: Driver to left rough about 110 out. Ball above feet, pull sand wedge over green, down hill about 30 yards from the hole, elevated green. Flop to about 5 feet. 1 putt for bogey.
Hole 8, Par 3, 171 yards: 7 iron to about 30 feet. 2 putt for par (second putt about 3 feet).
Hole 9, Par 4, 424 yards: 4 hybrid to about 205 out. 4-hybrid pulled to left. flop to 5 feet. 3-putt for double and even on front side!!!!!! Back to reality.
Hole 10, Par 5, 512 yards: Driver to 240. 5-wood to greenside bunker (took me two to get out of day before!). Holed out from bunker for second eagle of the round!
Hole 11, Par 4, 443 yards: Driver to 120 (caught downslope and got good roll-out). Gap wedge to 25 feet above hole. 2-putt for par.
Hole 12, Par 3, 177 yards: 7 iron to fringe. Putt downhill goes past hole by 5 feet. drained putt for par.
Hole 13, Par 4, 380 yards: Driver to 105 out. Lob wedge to 12 feet. 2-putt for par.
Hole 14, Par 4, 330 yards: 4-hybrid to 60 yards. Lob wedge to 20 feet. 2-putt for par.
Hole 15, Par 3, 170 yards: Starting to get nervous about being under par this deep into round. 9 iron to 28 feet. Fast downhill put, leave short by 4 feet. Make second for par.
Hole 16, Par 4 412 yards: Play it "safe" with 4-hybrid to avoid ravine that cuts through fairway. Pull left into the woods (lateral hazard). Have to hook 6 iron around trees to get back towards geen and put into greenside bunker. Sand is shallow and I blast out over the green by 30 yards. Flop it onto elevated green to about 12 feet. 2 putt for triple. Wind completely out of my sails.
Hole 17, Par 4, 376 yards: Start thinking about best method of suicide. Driver to about 105 to elevated green. Sand wedge pin high and spins back to 18 feet. "Sally" putt 5-feet short. Make a good "all around" putt that barely catches left edge.
Hole 18, Par 5, 523 yards: Driver to about 238. Lay up to 125 with a 7 iron. Sand wedge to 25 feet. Just trying to 2-putt and accidentally make birdie on last hole to shoot even for the first time and win club championship (first flight)
I hope it's not another 6 years til the next one!