Played Emerald Lake in Mint Hill N.C. yesterday. It's a decent course that should allow me to shoot a high 80 low 90 if I am playing well, which I have been of late so I was looking forward to the round as a barometer of where my game is at. All in all I had a solid round and put up a 46-46 split. If not for a triple on the front and a quad on the final hole (hole 9 since we went out on 10) I would have shot high 80.
Pro's: Driver continues to find the fairway or stay in play. This has been the single biggest challenge for me over the last two years that has hurt my game. Mechanics from my swing thread are vastly improved and is helping me to make more consistent ball strikes. Chipping and putting was solid all day long. I only lost one stroke that I can recall due to a duffed chip. Putting within 8' was spot on and distance control was great all day on my longer putts.
Cons: Still can't avoid those handful of blowup holes that kill my score. Penalty strokes were a major issue for me, but they were mostly due to club selection rather than horrible swings. I ended up with a couple of holes where my approach shot went long and ended up lost.
All in all I am extremely pleased with where my game is right now.