It was one of those rounds where I wish I could have it back to do again. Three putt on on the first and last holes. Two balls in the water on critical holes. Take those shots and make them how I normally play and my 83 is a 79. From that standpoint, I have a lot that I can hold my head high about.
As it is we ended with a tie for third. Stupid mistakes along the way. My partner picked up on #14 when he was receiving a handicap stroke because he thought he couldn’t beat my par. That’s part of this problem with the culture of ‘pick up’ is in my experience it’s only a matter of time before it bites you in the ass. That one stroke right there – would have had us in 2nd place. But, honestly, with the way that I played, I shouldn’t be complaining.
I just couldn’t get things going. Missing some greens, hitting some errant tee shots, and trying to hard with my putter.
What’s on the horizon though…..
Member-Guest coming up next month.
Interestingly – we did have a rules question. A golf ball came to rest about two feet up in a tree stump. My fellow competitor deemed there was a squirrel mound and wanted to take relief siting an abnormal ground condition.
Basically, to summarize, you cannot take relief from an abnormal ground condition if you’re using it to create a better stroke for yourself from one where it’s impossible for you to have one.