I had the good fortune to play Erin Hills this Saturday. It's a fantastic course and will make a great US Open venue next year. Long, challenging and fair, with tough greens and a diversity of shots required, I was thrilled to check it off my bucket list.
Even better was the fact that I had one of my best 2-3 ball striking days in..... Probably ever. Those who have played with me know I am good for a couple wayward drives each round. But I didn't miss a single drive on Saturday, giving myself tons of good looks for birdie. I only lost one ball, when I played it safe on hole 4 and snapped a 5 iron into the hazard.
The back was like a dream come true with 6 GIR's and a chip in for birdie on one of the few greens I missed (hole 13).
I finished with a 43-35. Granted it was from the white tees, but a 1 under on the back is a dream round by any definition.
I'm a Sales Engineer for an Industrial Connectors Company. Based out of Columbus, OH, I travel all over the state of Ohio selling and designing solutions to industrial companies (mostly plastic injection plants).