Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
Played a new beach course (well new for me) today. Played white tees...127 slope rating..about 6400 yards. Took it easy today..just tried to stay in play and hit fairways and greens, trying still to hit fades off the tee shots. For the most part did that. Shot 80;..40 40...1 hole on each side..easy holes too, lead to double and a triple. 1 birdie. 3 putted the first couple holes trying to get used to the speed of the greens. Overall hit a lot of fairways and greens. but had to do some scrambling..didn't swing real well most of the day. A few holes I played really well but I pulled a lot of approach shots and managed to get up and down several times to save par.
So overall should have been about a 76 but .. coughed in to shoot 80.
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Played 12 holes today...planned to play only 9 but we had a good pace so we got in another 3 whihc returned us to the club house. Given things were backing up we called it a day. Up and down day but good scoring. Missed the fairway on the 1st hole but hit a wedge to 2 ft for birdie. Par'd the next 2 before bogey put me at even. A Par and 2 bogeys took me to the last 2 holes on the front, where I got to hit my new 3W off the deck. Managed to make Par on both for a 37.
On #10 I hit the Ping 3W in what i thought was a perfect shot to a downhill green, but apparently I didn't clear the top of a tree I went over. That surprised me which is why I'm a little uncertain on the distance and height of the 3W results-wise. have to keep hitting it. But the ball wound up under the tree 110 yards away. Managed to hit my SW to 2 ft but miss the birdie putt. Birdied the next Par 3, 145 yrd. with my 9i to 2 ft. Then managed Par on the next Par 4 which was our last hole. Tees were up today for a tournament they had in the morning so it didn't play as hard as usual. Greens were fantastic..hate I missed 2 short putts for birdie and a par save. Also barely missed a chip in for birdie on #9.
Playing Friday/Sat and Sunday this week so should have a better idea on the 3W results.
Played Mercer Oaks West Sunday with our usual 3rd (Larry) and our 4th was someone he knew casually from his gym, they had played together once prior, nice guy. Pretty hot day, humidity a little high in the morning but a slight breeze and it dropped the humidity so it was OK by the turn. Shot 91 with 33 putts, 2 pars, no balls lost. Sunk some long putts, messed up 2nd shot on a lot of holes, so I'm fortunate the score wasn't higher. I parred #18 again (par 5), hit driver, 4W, 5h onto the elevated green (pin was in the back, top level) and 2 putt.
Another achievement was 3 sand shots successfully executed. If I think of them as flop shots, I tend to be OK - since I hit flop shots really well. I had an interesting shot on a long par 4...I pulled my 2nd shot left off the fairway, and was a few feet behind a little bush. It was in a direct line from me to the green. But I estimated that a lofted club would get up over it, so I took my LW, played it a bit forward, and swung firmly with hands finishing high...and kept my head down. Made it onto the green.
It's not how...it's how many
Nice going Aimee. Always fun to think through those shots and execute !