My club doesn't have tee times and it works really well. If 1 is open you can on up there. if it's occupied you can wait in the group or groups behind it. If you want to tee off on 10 you just tell the pro shop you're thinking of it and as long as no one is anywhere on 9 (not even the tee box) you're cleared to go on 10.
It would have been cool to see Rahm make his putt on 18 for eagle and to send it into overtime. They did a good job of lining up the putt from this year to the one he made to win his first PGA event. He came close too, but second place was meant to be today.
It’s been three weeks. Let’s start this topic up again. I had several good shots this week, but I couldn’t decided on just one of them, so I settled for the top four (plus an honorable mention), three of which were from today’s 9-hole round.
1) On the fourth hole today, I was sitting just outside the 100-yard marker, but the pin was in the back and I was playing into the headwind on that particular hole. I pulled a 9I and stuck it pin-high, 10-12 feet to the right. Two-putt par.
2) On the ninth hole, I was sitting about 220 after my near-perfect 3W drive. Opted to try for the green in two, and hit another near-perfect shot that finished five feet short. Up-and-down for birdie to finish the day!
3) This was probably my favorite shot of the week. On the fifth hole, I hit my second into the right-hand bunker. When I got up to the green, I found out part of the bunker was filled with water. The section with water was exactly where my ball sat. Instead of taking a free drop in the (somewhat) dry part of the bunker, I decided to play it. Popped it out nicely, and it rolled to about eight feet. Made a bogey, but from that lie, it could’ve easily been a lot worse.
4) This was from yesterday’s practice. My brother and I were doing an 18-hole up-and-down contest around the practice green. I was 1up through seven holes, and it was my turn to pick the hole (we alternated picking). I picked a very short chip, straight uphill. My chip was dead on line, and it rattled the flag and dropped. The pressure shifted to my brother, who had to make it to keep his deficit at a single hole. Dead center. I went on to win the match 4&2, adding on to my 5&4 putting challenge win earlier in the day, which was also 18 holes.
4.5) After our 2-hour practice session, we did a just-for-fun 3-hole challenge where he chipped normally, and I used the grip of the club to hit. I chipped one to about four feet. Lost the challenge by two or three strokes, but neither of us really cared about the outcome there.