I shot a 41 in league play tonight which is my career best at this course. And I was getting 5 strokes in this match. I've only broken 40 once and that was a long time ago at a now defunct, much, much easier course. 5 pars, 3 bogies, 1 double. No 3 putts. Really only 1 awful shot which was a pulled drive into the deep stuff on a par 3 that led to the double bogey. I will admit to getting lucky on a sliced drive on a par 5 that bounced off a tree back into the fairway which led to a par.
It was also fun to play with a 74 year old who shot a 35 from the senior tees. He could have putted blind folded tonight and it would go in. Not a single practice swing on any stoke either.
Since nobody seems to be hitting good shots, I'll share again. Wednesday, whilst breaking 90 for the second time this week, I hit my shot of the week. On the par four eleventh at Riverpines, I wound up in the greenside bunker, with a pretty severe downhill lie, and about 20 yards to the pin. I had about fifteen yards of bunker to clear, so I couldn't get cute with the shot. I hooded the blade on my 58° a little bit, and thumped the hell out of the sand. The ball landed about a yard over the bunker in the fringe and the bounded onto the green. It finished about ten feet past the hole, and I burned the edge of the hole with my par putt, but that bunker shot was magnificent.