Public holiday Tuesday gives me the chance to sneak out for a hit in the comp at Pine Rivers. Tuesday is the vets comp day, but with it being a public holiday, the club has opened it up to any players. 7:30am shotgun start, single stableford competition. We drew a start from the par 3 14th hole.
Summary of the round:
Date played: 27th December
Score: 84 off the stick (my best ever score) which was 45 Stableford points
Highlight: A near chip in second shot from 40 metres out, which resulted in an easy putt for birdie on the 9th hole
Lowlight: A disastrous three putt 7 on the par 5 third hole after having a pretty easy par putt.
My putting score was 30 putts. Statistically an excellent result, but this was achieved with a chip in “no putt” par on the first and two lengthy single putts on holes 12 and 16. There was two shocking three putts on back to back holes (holes 3 and 4) and I slide a lot of putts past the hole or missed short putts I should have made. I felt this was the least satisfactory phase of my game yesterday.
Scoring wise, I managed a birdie (mentioned above as the highlight hole), six pars, seven bogeys and 4 doubles.
You can find my scorecard on golfshot -> http://golfshot.com/Rounds/Detail/360-8309406-8309779
This was my lowest off the stick score. An 84, which could have been so much lower without a few dodgy putts. I dont know that I could have broke 80, but I would have gone close. The 45 stableford points was enough to register as second in the comp on the day.
My handicap dropped from 23.9 to 22.7. Means I am now playing off a 23 handicap. One more competition to play in 2011 and my handicap started the year at 28.1.
Howdy, welcome to round review number one.
||May 20, 2011
||Pine Rivers Golf Club
||99 off the stick
||A tremendous par on the 13th hole.
||A shocking 8 on the par four 4th hole
This was round number one with the new Ping i15 Driver. I was not terribly accurate with it, hitting 3 of 10 fairways from the tee. However, it was a shot with this club that provided the highlight of the day.
Highlight of the day: A par 4 on the 13th hole. This hole regularly kicks my ass, I do not play it well. There’s a lengthy water carry and historically I play the hole by hitting hybrid, then a 9 iron on hopefully, but normally I miss the green and then have a chip on to a multi-tier green which is tricky to two putt. In other words, if I play it very well, I normally end up with a five, but chuck in a wayward chip / tee into the water and I reckon I would average around a 7 on the hole.
In this round though….. I hit driver from the tee to green side! This was a massive shot and one of the best I’ve ever played. The hole measures 308 metres, I’m not sure where the tee box was on the day, though I am sure it was forward. My shot ended up around 20 metres short of the green – hurray! After that tee shot, I was able to chip up nicely and just run the first putt past the right hand edge and sink the second putt for the par.
Low light of the round? Definitely the “Road Hole”, which is Pine Rivers fourth hole. I put my tee shot out of bounds and then ran my second tee shot into a difficult spot behind some trees, which I had to chip out of and from there it was an ugly road to an eight.
The round broke 100, with 99 shots. I had 3 penalties, had 32 putts (this is ok) & only had two pars…. hardly a great round.