88, 46/42. Regular tuesday outing playing from the white tees. Chipping and putting good, driving kept me on the course but the 3 wood was on fire! A few more GIRs and I can lower that to about 85. I need more distance off the tee to break through to lower scoring. I noticed I had no score over 6! First time that happened.
It really is fun to play the courses I played then now. For all the reasons you said. I’m so much stronger and have such a better swing now for sure. I seldom was able to even reach the 1st at the course we played today when I was young and today I was 140 something to the middle of the green hitting a 9 iron in. Last 2 times I played it I drove the green and had an eagle putt at the 12th. I was always trying when I was young but I couldn’t get inside of 50 yards back then. 17 I was hitting a 5 wood or even 3 wood some days and now I can reach that par 3 with no more than a 4 or 5 iron.
The other course back home I can cut the corner at the 2nd hole and get on the green now. Never even considered doing some crazy stuff like that with a driver in my teens!
In WA, that stat had shown a steady decrease for several months. It has stagnated and gone slightly up and in the last two weeks. Testing has more than doubled so they are finding a lot more positive cases, so the total cases number looks bad. To see the percent positive gives it a brighter outlook.
Even though I can't play the courses I played starting out I always think, with new equipment and better golf balls, better technique and more meat on my bones, it would be interesting to bomb my tee shots to places I never reached as a kid. But alas...
I live about hour and 15 min away from where I grew up so I try and get back at least twice a year to play. Always fun to play and think about how far my game has come in years since I started. Some changes at the course too. Some trees out. Some tee boxes moved- some holes shorter or longer. I don’t play there a ton and this was the closest to my A game I’ve ever brought back home with me. Unfortunately for me my buddy I was playing with had a good day as well. I don’t shoot 77 and lose very often.... but he fired off a 74 today. Fun to play well against someone else who is also playing well tho!