Yes, its me again. Talking about golf. I thought about reviving the old thread, but what the heck. Lets live a little and start out fresh.
It seems my golf skills have deteriorated a bit. I’m shooting low to mid 80’s right now for the most part, but this thread starts with a horrendous round at Hogan Park in Midland, TX.
Cool temps and the wind was howling across W. Tex…20mph with numerous gusts up to about 35. This is right on the edge of what I will play in, and I probably should have just turned around and gone home, but I dove in.
Bogey, triple bogey, double, etc etc. The winds were eating everything I hit for lunch and spitting em out sideways. The greens were rock hard, and completely dried out. Chips sped like little white race cars across the greens. Even the putts were being pushed offline by the wind.
After 9 shell shocked holes, I was 14 over par. Worst nine holes I’ve played in the last eight years or so. The guy who was playing alongside me was a 5 handicapper and he was 8 over at that point. Brutal golf.
The only thing left to try for was to break 90 somehow. Its a par 71 course, and only 35 on the back nine, so I had to come up with no worse than 4 over par on this half of the course. Started hitting closer, but the putts wouldn’t fall…burned three edges, pushed to four over after 6 holes on the back. It all came down to the last three holes.
Great drive on 16…hit a bump and run to within a foot of the hole. Birdy.
17 got lucky and made an up and down. 18…hit behind the trees, but very long. Gap wedge over the trees and on the green to make par.
Hardest I’ve fought on a golf course in years. Final score was an unspectacular 88, but I was darn proud of it in those conditions.
So, this thread is intended for stories of glory, humiliation, and everything in between on your golf outings. Hit em good guys.