I've had between a half dozen and a dozen rounds at my home course this year; part of that is I moved an hour away in 2019 and hadn't really explored the area. I'll probably maintain club membership there because I like the group, and I'll look for one around my new home too.
I say that because in those 6+ rounds, I've yet to par holes 7, 9, or 12; I have yet to make a birdie at the course either. Best-ball score at the course so far in 2021: 74.
Earlier today, I played my third round at a course that might become my new home course, or at least my most commonly played course starting soon. It's the second-closest (not including super expensive or private courses) to my house, an easy drive, and well within my price range. After three rounds, I have a composite score there of 74, with two birdies in there.
On one hand, the new course is easier (lower CR/SR) and a bit shorter, but on the other hand, that's interesting.
No new birdies tonight however closed out my league 9 with back to back birdies at 8 and 9. Lipped out the birdie at 7 I thought was in. Didn’t hit a GIR until 7.... took advantage of them tho. Took me a bit to get going after 2 weeks away from golf.
Missed my league night on vacation in Virginia Beach last week. Hadn’t played in 2 weeks. Decided to go early and do extra short game work prior to my tee time. I expected to be a little bit off and need my short game. It paid off. I didn’t hit the ball well at all but managed to post a solid score. Right out of the gate I pulled a 9 iron left at 1. Ball on heavy rough, with a green sloping away. Chipped to one foot to save par. Bogey at 2 missed a short save. At 3 I got up and down again. Caught a flyer at 4 and missed a little deep. Made bogey. Up and down at 5. Bogey at 6. Then got hot. Stuck a wedge to 8 feet at 7 and lipped out the putt. Wedge to 6 feet at 8 made birdie. Stuck another wedge to 5 feet at 9 for birdie. Closing birdie birdie got me to +1 for the side. -2 net. Not bad considering I only hit 3 greens in regulation. 13 putts for the side is good for the score card.
Just an aside. Bumped into an old friend on the practice green on Saturday. Told him I was playing at 9:20 on Monday and that he was welcome to join me. I let him know I'd be using a power cart because of a torn meniscus.
Overnight I start thinking about the guy... a conspiracy theorist, crypto currency guy, etc., etc. Though he did sell Mercedes' at a dealership once. How mainstream is that?
He shows up Monday morning. I hop in the cart, clubs strapped in. In short order Jeff straps on his clubs and hops in. I say, "Jeff, gotta ask you a difficult and potentially rude question... are you vaccinated?" "Hell no!" So I told him I'd pay for a 2nd cart for him.
He was good with that and understood. Great round... had a lot of fun. But at 6 feet.