Played a small tournament at the club this past Saturday. Thought I would do ok even though I have barely played or practiced this year. The handful of times out I have shot mid 80’s with an uncooperative driver and iffy short game. I figured if I played conservative I could eke out another mid 80’s round.
Round started out normally with me missing fairways and pitching out, but I was then throwing darts with short irons and wedges. I had decent chances to save par at times, but was struggling with the aerated greens. Still I was making pars and bogeys with no “others”.
We started on #12 (shotgun) and I had 4 bogeys and 3 pars. The front I was better with 6 pars and 3 bogeys…and several lipouts. I then made par on the tough #10, but when I got to the final hole #11 (#1 handicap) I threw out the conservative playbook and promptly made a nice triple…idiot. Still a 79 on a tough par 69 is the best I’ve done since 2009.
All I have been doing is swinging a rope and I hit balls for 10 minutes into my net working on my takeaway and tempo. I do putting drills in my home office as well. No time for the range or practice green since work is crazy and my wife is laid up after 2 foot surgeries. When she recovers I don’t know that I will go to the range much, probably just the practice green for chipping and putting. If I can get the driver going I may have some better rounds in me.