First shot off the tee, same hole as when I got injured last week, same shot into the bushes – OUT OF BOUNDS! SAME EXACT MISSED SHOT! Unbelievable. Stroke and distance on my first hole of the day. Then I hit my provisional into the back side of a tree well. Ugh. And I never found my brand new Nike ball from my first shot.
But I’m proud of myself because I focused and kept it together. Next two holes were double bogeys and then I went par, bogey, par, bogey. For my level of golf, that’s a good four hole-stretch. Unfortunately on the fifth hole of the stretch one of the ladies in my foursome won the long putt in her flight and while everyone was dazzled by her 20-footer, I proceeded to 4-putt. Oh that made me mad. It was the silliest most wasteful 4-putt that never should have happened. But it did.
However – on the hardest hole of the nine, the long par 5 with OB stakes on both sides of the fairway, a lake to hit over AND a bunker in front of the pin, I bogeyed with just one missed fairway shot. Otherwise it would have been a nice par on a beast of a hole.
Score wise I shot 48, which sounds high but if you take away the OB and count my four putt as a two putt, I shot a respectable 44. Woulda shoulda coulda, I know, but seriously the round I played looked more like a 44 than a 48. My approach shots were especially good today. They just sat – pin high. They were so pretty that my foursome pals went dead silent when I hit them.
My irons are my friends 🙂