Had two chip-in birdies today on difficult par-3 holes.
The first one was a bit lucky. The course was absolutely drenched due to heavy rains, and the hole was cut at a low point on the green. My pitch shot would have rolled 10-15 feet past the hole under normal conditions, but the water on the green killed the speed and the ball one hopped into the hole.
The second one was actually a good shot. I was on an upslope with the green above me, and hit a perfectly weighted pitch that landed on a downslope and rolled into the hole, which was cut on a well drained part of the green.
I’ve always been intrigued by hickory golf. There’s a guy I see sometimes playing hickories with the full getup and it it looks like tons of fun. I’d love to get a starter set, but not interested in restoration, and no clue where to even begin.
Every year they have a "big deal" hickory tournament south of here in Oregon. Totally fascinates me. Hickory clubs, dressing the part, flasks etc.
Personally, I'll take my hickory on the BBQ pit...
USHO/2021 – Northwest Hickory Players