Everyone excited, enthused and exhilarated?
Its time for the annual golf thread…recounting days of glory, mediocrity or downright embarrassment on the links. So feel free to join in.
This year has been a particularly mild winter, so golf never really shut down for us in W Texas. The courses have been hard and dry, so distance isn’t a problem right now, but anything around the greens has been very tricky to control.
I’ve played a couple of times recently, both on the same course and did ok both times. The first outing they made me play from the back tees, and since the fairways were so forgiving, this wasn’t the usual 4 stroke penalty for me. Managed to shoot a respectable 80 on the par 72.
This last round was from my normal tees, and I had my usual assortment of good and horrible shots. Managed to put my approach shot in a bush on a long par 3…made triple bogey from there, but it was the only major meltdown for the day.
Two interesting holes for me this day. I hit my tee shot so far on the last par 5 that I put it into the water hazard …this is not something I can do normally. So I had no choice but to try to fly the rest of the water to the green and try to get on in regulation. My shot ran through the green and stopped on the fringe. I then lucked out by chipping in for birdie! This is the only time I can remember where I made birdie on a hole where I also had a penalty stroke.
The 18th is a par 4 380yd hole, slight dogleg right. I hit my normal shot over the hill on the right side of the fairway…then couldn’t find my ball. It ran so far on the brick hard fairway I was only 50 yds short of the green!
Longest drive of the year so far, and probably won’t match that again all year.
Finished the second round with a 78, so I was happy with that.