What an interesting [partial] round I had last night. It's becoming very typical that I only play 5-6 holes when I go out. The older I get, the less patience I have. I simply could not get off the tee. I only had 1 decent drive on #12 which led to an almost birdie. The interesting part is how often I saved bogey/par when I was basically wasting shots off the tee. The first hole started with a low screamer that went a whopping 71 yards. I followed it with a Hybrid that missed clearing the bunker by a foot or so. Too bad. It would have been pretty nice. I ended up saving a bogey from there. The next hole, I sprayed one way right off the toe of the driver then yanked my next shot into the bunker. I hit a nice shot out of the bunker and barley missed the par putt. Finally on 12, I had a nice drive followed by a decent 3W. I pulled my SW a tad and missed the birdie putt, but I love easy pars. One 13, I hit a pitiful worm killer that hit the red tee marker, popped into the air and landed in front of the tee boxes. From there, I hit a beautiful 7i to 5' and made the putt. At this point, the other players were shaking their heads, but I told them that I wanted to lay up to a comfortable distance. 14 had another pitiful drive followed by a 3w from the rough that went through a tree. Another nice 7i and lipped the par putt. I skipped over to 18 and played sprayed another drive to the right. I followed that with a beautiful 3w short of the green where I yanked a SW, but made a 16' par putt.
I am amazed at how well I scored giving how bad my tee shots were. Hopefully this means that my short game is coming around.