Or in other words, its time for the 2011 golf season thread! Yay.
Out here in W. Texas, its been good enough golfing weather for a month or so, and I have been taking advantage of that for a few rounds and quite a lot of practice time. Last year the weather didn’t get bad till very late, so we were playing well into December.
I get spoiled playing in the winter though. I get an exaggerated sense of how far I can hit the ball when the fairways are hard and dry. When they finally get green again, I’m in trouble once more. Distance is getting to be more and more of a problem as I get old and decrepit.
Anyway, this week I had what was simultaneously one of my best rounds, and one of my worst. Playing my regular course (where I have the very best chance of scoring well), I managed to finish the front 9 in one over par. If I hadn’t missed that 2 1/2 ft putt… :a oh well.
The middle of that course is the toughest part though, and somehow I got through it reasonably well. Par on 10, par on 11, then screwed up the drive on 12. From behind the trees, I managed to hit a 190 yd shot onto the green, but left myself 40+ ft for birdie. Which I proceeded to make! Holy cats! After 12 holes I’m at even par? Never done that before.
Then the wheels fell off. Seven over par on the last 6 holes…including two missed putts from 3ft. :Z Finished 7 over 78 on the par 71 course.
On a side note, I had tree trouble on 11 holes due to tee shots and managed par or better on all but two of those. Lots of fun when you can pull that off.
So, if anyone wants to contribute their golf tales for this year, here’s a good spot.