Monthly Medal competition = off the stick scoring.
Why the heck is it that Monthly Medal is the comp I seem to have a couple of blow out holes on?! Very frustrating…
Summary of the round:
Date played: 4th February, 2012
Score: 92 off the stick
Highlight: Definitely the par 5 6th hole which measures 439 metres (480 yards). After a cracking drive and a beautiful 3 wood approach, I had a downhill putt of around 2.5 metres for an eagle. Only my second ever eagle putt. I left the putt short, but made the birdie with a very easy tap in.
Lowlight: A tough call. Two shocking holes today. The par 3 tenth hole (the first hole played in the round) where I put the tee shot out of bounds (by around 30 cm’s) and I ended up with a 6. Or, the par 4 12th hole. After a great tee shot, my wedge into the green flew a little left of the green (not far!) and I couldn’t find the ball. I had to go back down to the location of the approach shot, dropped a penalty and then put my approach wedge left and into the greenside trees, duffed my chip and ended up with an eight on the hole. Those two holes were two of the first three played, thank heavens I corrected the round and got things back on track. I’d end up going with the effort on the 12th, my average on that hole is 5.5 and I ended up with an eight.
An interesting looking scorecard this weekend which included five pars and a birdie went with four bogeys. The round also included four penalties, FOUR! Two lost balls, one out of bounds and one in the water. #lesigh
The scorecard can be found http://golfshot.com/Rounds/Detail/34-8671929-8671977
Putting continued to improve this round. I had four one putts, but also had 2 x three putts. A total of 34 putts for the round. Putting continues to improve from the 40 plus putts in a round about a month ago. I can definitely continue to improve this phase of my game and aim to get down to the 30’ish putts per round consistently by the end of this year.
Pre-round handicap was 22 exactly. This round was a new entry into my best 8 rounds for handicapping purposes. It knocked out a 95 off the stick and my handicap drops to 21.6, so I still play off a 22 in next weeks comp.
I’ll try and get a couple of photos during future rounds. I know these reviews are a little droll without imagery… (maybe even with imagery they’re drool)