I mostly stink right now. Seems like SOMETHING is just way off every round. One day its the driver, one days its the irons. next day I putt like crap, etc. Frustrating.
I've had a few good rounds (82-84) but too many in the higher 80's and a few right at 90.
Played a match on Saturday and the driver just absolutely fell to pieces. It was like I never played golf before and every swing felt different. Got smoked on the back 9. Think I figured out a little something there (and I lowered my driver loft by 1 degree, which I think will help) so we'll see.
Good news my brother and I (barely) qualified for the year long 4 ball event. Almost blew it on the back 9 but made it in by a stroke. So we'll see how that goes. Its my favorite event and we made the finals 2 years ago.
Such a funny/heart breaking game. I type this is this morning and then proceed to go out and tie my best 9 ever yet. One nuke/pull 9 iron away from breaking (or even making) par for 9 holes for the first time ever.
1- smoked drive, wedge just off the back. Chip to inside a foot. tap in par
2- very good drive, hybrid into the wind comes up 10 yards short (reachable par 5). uphill pitch comes up about a foot short of perfect to stay in the fringe. 7 foot birdie putt comes up 6 inches short.
3- Ok drive leaks a little right into heavy rough. Catch a flyer and go long leaving myself a downhill chip. Get lucky with the lie, chip to inside a foot. tap in par
4- 8 iron pin high about 10 feet. Uphill L-R. Just left on the high side. tap in
5- Good drive, wedge rolls through the green (very hard front to back slope. incredibly hard to hold). Ok chip but it doesn't roll up, leaving me a 10 foot r-L putt. Roll in right in the center.
6- Pretty good drive but just stays in the right. Wedge in to pin high 10 feet. downhill L-R slides just in front of the cup. tap in par
Even par going to 7......easiest hole on the course. Its a PW unless the pin is in the back (which it was today) so I hit my usual knockdown 9. Pull nuke it to the back....PRAYING it gets down. Lands on the downslope of the back bunker taking a hard kick into the ****. Knew it was dead...go to the drop zone. Decent chip. left a 7 foot bogey putt less than a foot short for double.
8- double dog par 5 reachable in 2 with 2 perfect shots and a front pin (which it was today). Hit a good but not great drive that leaks. Can't see it land but I figure worst case scenario its in the cross bunker. Can't find for a couple of minutes. Just when I'm ready to give up, I find it a foot into the woods (no stakes, so its in play) in almost knee-high grass. Must have just caught a horrible kick. Barely get a club on it and only advance it like 30 yards. Have 169 to the front still in the rough. (but an OK lie). Hit a really good low 5 iron that bounces onto the green and sticks inside 18 inches. Miracle birdie.
9- Know I need a birdie for even par. Good drive, 105 in. Hit an ok wedge but pull it a little. 40 foot uphill L-R (probably about a 2 foot breaker) that I need to make for birdie. Left it about 8 inches on the high side for a tap in par and a 37.
Tied for the best 9 I've ever played but blew the easiest shot on the course. All I needed was a freaking bogey on the #18 handicap and I hit a 9 iron into the swamp .