Loved getting back on the course today and already looking forward to the next time! The organisation at the club was superb and the condition of the course just spectacular - a credit to everyone involved.
As for my golf...... Hit an apocalyptic high slice off the first tee that looked to be heading right over the massive trees down the right of that hole and OOB. Must have just clipped the top of one and bounced back into play, smacked a 5 iron onto the green and walked off with an easy par.
Took several holes to remind myself how to find a fairway off the tee but, fortunately my iron play was solid from the off. Slight wobbles on 14 and 15 cost me but it's definitely still there - provisional drive on 15 (lost the first one) was a bomb and followed that by driving the green on the par 4 16th.
14 GIR, 1 double, 2 bogeys, 2 birdies for two over par total.
Oh yeah. Absolute quagmire
Course was in great condition. Really a joy to play on but to be honest it was just good to get out. Mr and my playing partner both agreed though that we were really missing the social side as well. We're both looking forward to be able to meet in the clubhouse again.
Play was a bit up and down but on the positive side I kept the same ball all round despite my best effort at losing it!
Played 9 this afternoon, started off great with a par on the first. Then it went all down hill, full shots were fine but my short game has completely deserted me. Still had a great time though and really happy to be back playing.
Well, yesterday was a stark reminder of how hard golf actually is on the course and not in the back garden working on the swing.
Started off Par, Birdie (two par 5s) but then the wheels, if they didn't come off, certainly went a bit wonky.
Because of my shoulder injury I can't hit the ball as far as I used to. I think a proper well hit deive was carrying 200 max, now that was working for me with rock hard fairways but I think I might be in some bother when they soften up.
In fact the advantage on the two par 5s was that I could play it shorter but straighter than I used to and had a better "on in reg" chance.
Tiredness set in around 14 though and I think that's where it caught me out the most. Overall though it was a very enjoyable day and the sunshine certainly helped.
We have re-ordered the course as well to avoid the "cross-over" holes where 3, 7, 4, 6 and the path to 14 all closely intersect.
So we now play 1-3, then 7-13, then on to 4-6 and then 14-18. For me, the course actuallt flows better like that and hope they keep it. But I doubt they will.
It was interesting to note that, even naturally, the 14th is still the 14th no matter which layout you use. Or at least it was interesting to me 😁