Just played Freshwater Golf Club on the Isle of Wight today whilst on holiday. Never played this course before and also forgot my Garmin watch (grrr). Point is only had 8 clubs and putter, D 3h 4 6 7 8 9 SW P. To be honest it was plenty of equipment 14 is too many. Played to handicap.
Shot 82 yesterday, 14 GIR/nGIR, 29 putts, zero penalty strokes.
Ball striking was pretty good. No exceptional shots, but all my misses were manageable, except one approach that I toed so bad I almost missed the ball completely.
Driver contact was higher on the face the usual, which resulted in some higher and shorter drives.
After putting in some practice time on chipping and pitching last week, there was a noticeable improvement in my short game.
I had 5 GIR, and each birdie putt was in a makeable range, but none dropped, but made up for it with some 1-putt pars, including a sand save.
I'm in Southeast Florida. The course I typically play has reduced rates for the off season between the end of April until the end of August. Sometimes rates further reduce in the afternoon. Afternoons during the summer would be the time you can likely find the lowest rates. People avoid those times due to the heat. Rates are highest between fall and spring. Peak is typically Thanksgiving to Easter when seasonal resident (snowbird) play is at its highest.
Yup. I have started to play better recently and the soft cap was removed. I am now closer to my low index than I am to the high index that triggered the soft cap. Frankly, I have no problem when my cap is going downward. It means I am playing and scoring better. I usually play for some money and I notice I win more when my index is close to the low index. I was getting hammered as my cap went up. The extra strokes meant nothing.