Well, I think I can say I have the tools to shoot in the 70s on a regular basis. Now I just need to stop making huge mistakes and wreck my score. I shot 86 on a challenging pair of courses, Trib/Sanc. I had 11 pars which might be the most pars I’ve ever had in my round, BUT I also had two 8s. And those 8s were stupid.
I was swinging the club really well today and putting well. Aside from a four putt on the first hole. Although to be honest, having Andrea and my sister in law yelling at me from the street as they drove by didn’t help. But I had numerous one putts which saved me.
Lets talk about those two 8s. #9 Tributary, a hole which will bite me again later this week. I took a hybrid off the tee and pushed it with a little fade, over into the water. Penalty. My drop and short iron approach, boom, penalty. Now I’m steaming mad. A par and I shoot 40 on the front. Now I’m looking at a 6. I should’ve just settled down and focused, but I was upset. My next shot ended up in the bunker. Getting out took me 2 shots. Theres your 8. I need to relax and let shots go. I need to let expectations go.
I turned around and parred the next 4 holes with GIRs in 4 of the next 5. I 3-putted #5 and got a bit frustrated, but what can you do, I moved on. Took a 5W out of my bag because we were playing from the whites. I should’ve taken driver. I hooked it left a bit, hit the path and was behind the tree, so I took a penalty and drop. I took a 7i from the rough, from what I thought was 160yards. I flew it long and bounced through into the hazard. I was standing on the 150 marker. Thats an 8i. Had I slowed down, I would’ve realized that. Theres another 8.
Ended up parring the last two and shooting 86. 86 is a good score for me at River Strand, but it could’ve been so much better. It could’ve been a sub 80 round. I need to relax and let shots go. Stay focused and not rush.
But it was an awesome day of 36 holes. Always fun playing golf with Chris.
I'm the Vice President of Digital Innovation and Mobile, which is probably the coolest job title out there. You can learn more about my work in emerging technology on the About or Work Pages.
As for this site, it's a place where I can jot ideas down and share some of the stuff I'm working on. The views are my own and some of them might not make much sense, but hey, that's part of the process. I'm also working toward being a single digit handicap golfer, so I post a lot about my golf game.