My golf season is starting in just under three weeks! What we’ll do is practice for a few weeks before our first match on March 2. Anytime we play, I’ll post about it here and on “What’d You Shoot Today?”. Also, if I have any crazy stories from practice, I’ll post those here as well. We do a lot of fun things at practice, from going out and playing a few holes to competitions on the practice green. Our favorite wager: pushups. I’ve got a few crazy stories from last year, so I can put those here too if you want! Definitely looking forward to the season. Just some info from last season:
•My scoring average last season was something in the neighborhood of 48.5, with a low score of 45. Hoping to bring that average down to 45 this season.
•We made it to regionals as a team last year as one of the top three teams in our conference. At regionals, we played okay, but came up well short, placing ninth out of 12. Top two teams go to state level, and top twelve individuals go to states as well, which leads me to my third point:
•We had two of our team members (neither of which were me) go to states.
And the final point:
•I made a 10 on my last hole of the season. The last hole of regionals, with my family and just about the whole team watching. If you want to know the hole, look up Keith Hills Golf Club, Orange Course #9. Drive to the center of the fairway, then knocked one in the hazard. Dropped, then into the bunker. Took four to get out and onto the green, and then I two-putted.
So, there you go. Looking forward to posting my performance this season!
We’re almost a month into this challenge, and it’s not looking good for me so far. Probably three or four rounds so far in 2020, two I remember at my home course. No birdies yet, and I’m probably not able to play until next weekend, for two reasons: 1) The course is probably going to be very wet both tomorrow and Sunday, because we just got a good amount of rain, and 2) School. Tomorrow and Sunday are gonna be practice days, probably an hour and a half to two hours each day.
Here are two that didn’t actually happen to me. May have said these before. Both just happen to be in the same round:
1) We were standing on the second tee of a new course (to us), and after three of us hit, my brother was up. He took a hard practice swing with his driver and it flew out of his hands and landed probably 40 yards in front of him. My dad appeared very irritated, and because I was riding in the same cart as him, I had to try really hard to hold back a laugh.
2) On the 16th hole, my grandpa was the last one to tee off. I remember the hole as a long par 4, 495 from tips, probably 420 from whites. My grandpa said, “Maybe if I swing harder AND faster, I’ll get more distance.” So he swung harder and faster. He topped it badly, so badly in fact that it went between his legs and finished about 20 feet behind him. So many funny things were happening that day, and all the laughs I tried to hold in came out. Probably the hardest I’ve laughed in my entire life. And, to top his bad shot off, and making it even funnier, he yelled, “AAAAGGGGHHHH! DAGGUM IT!!”