It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted here.
May was horrible. First I was seriously ill for a week or so. Then I had a back injury and needed a week break. Finally I twisted my ankle while playing basketball, so next break.
This week I was ready for comeback. Went 3 times to DR and surprisingly I hit balls quite well. Today was the same so I decided to play my only 2nd round this year. I expected my short game to be horrible because I haven’t touch putter and wedges for like 3-4 weeks.
Recap (all distances are in meters, 100m= 109yards):
#1 par4 246m- good iron7 tee shot, about 90m to the green, pin high but to the left, great chip shot and 2feet putt for par (my 5th par in career)
#2 par4 327m- again good i7 tee shot, I knew I couldn’t get green with i7 but still decided to go with this club, so decent 2nd shot and ~40 to go. Horrible chip shot 15m to the green. Another bad chip shot, 2 putts and double bogey.
#3 par3 162m- 7iron and GIR, weeeee. Bad 1 putt, nice 5feet put, PAR weeeeeeeee
#4 par5 448m- First fairway missed with 6i (left), very good 2nd, decent 3rd shot. Again very bad chip shot from about 35m. Nice another chip and 2feet tap in. Bogey
#5 par4 352m- nice straight tee shot, again decided to go with i7 so 40meters short of a green. Another horrible chip shot, then bad tee shot and 2 putts for double bogey.
#6 par 3 117m. Tee off with PW. Landed on the green but stopped behind. Happy with my uphill chipshot, 2 putts and Bogey.
So after 6 holes I was only +6 and as soon I realized…. You can imagine what happened.
#7 par4 338m- very nice tee shot, 2nd shot goes OOB- penalty. My 4th landed on the green but about 50 feet from the pin, with like triple break = 4 putts and +4 on the hole
#8 par4 377m- Another fairway hit. Bad short 2nd shot to the rough, some bad chip shots, 2 putts for +3
#9 par5 513m- Nice straight 1st and 3rd shots (2nd was shortish). 4 landed on the green from about 150m so really happy with that. Difficult first put from about 30feet, good 2nd from about 8feet barely missed, tap in for +3
So my front 9 was +15 (51), best 9 ever played by me.
#10 par4 317m- first really bad tee shot, just about 50m. good second one but missed green with my 3rd. Good chip and 2 putts for Double Bogey
#11 par3 187m- again only i6, so about 20m to the green. Really good chip and about 6feet PAR put
#12 par5 449m- nothing special, bad chip, 2 putts. Double bogey
#13par4 316m- missed fairway far left. My 2nd shot went OOB- penalty. Another horrible 30m chip, great next one and 1putt from 1feet. +4
So with that horrible last holes I realized I’m not gonna break even 100 so I’ve just played golf since that instead of trying to make a good score.
#14 par4 309- good tee shot, my 2nd shot landed on fringe. Good up and down (5feet putt) for PAR
#15 par3 160m- GIR with my i7, pin high but 20feet to the left. Bad 1st putt, 2nd missed by inches. Bogey
#16 par4 272. Good tee shot, shortish 2nd one. Not great chip from 25m, 2 putts for Bogey
#17 par5 473- Same story- good 1st and 3rd shot, decent 2nd. Worst chip shot today, Instead of going straight it went at 45degree right. 2 putts for Double Bogey.
#18 par4 417. Great tee shot, very short (2nd for today) next one. Then from 160m great shot to the green in front of a club house and patio- great feeling. But of course 3 putted fro double bogey.
Back nine was +14 (50)- new personal best 9.
+29 on 18, 101- best round ever and so close to break 100 (stableford according to Golfshot was 45). But I’m really happy with this result considering practicing only 3 days in May, and no short game.
Made 37 putts, Fairways 71%, GIR 11%.
My short game was disaster today. Chipping from <40m was awful, putting was horrible- never had a chance with long putts, most made putts were from inside 4feet.
But I’m really happy with my iron play. Playing with only i7+ (few tee shots with i6) I know I can’t make GIR or decent up&down chances.
I only hope I won’t injury myself again (tomorrow I’m playing in a basketball tournament so I have a chance…). Now I only need to practice on my short game, start hitting my i6, i5, hybrids and driver so I will have few more par chances. And hope to break 100 soon, than 90…