Shot 72 and gave away a lot of shots. Gonna miss by one or two.
Will have a full description later today.
The good news is swingcrack never brought me down. Stayed with it all day.
I can make a few clear distinctions between my round today and every round I have played for the last decade…tournament and fun rounds included.
It was the first time I can remember playing golf instead of making swings, chipping motions and putting strokes. My mind was free and I just played. Which leads to point two.
I looked like a professional golfer who had control of all facets of his game and just didn’t play well.
I didn’t drive it very well, but either hit it in the fairway or missed it somewhere manageable.
I wasn’t stuffing irons, but had good distance control most of the day and generally was 30 feet and in. When I wanted draws, the ball drew, when I hit wanted fades, the ball faded.
Wedges flew at the hole and chips were solid, soft and landing where I tried to.
Putting was solid, I just didn’t make many. Lots of edges burned.
I had a 4 foot downhill slider with a foot of break on 16. That was after a circus shot from 260 out of the trees over water to about 40 feet in the fringe.
Had I hit this shot during a tour event, it would have made sports center, no problem.
Had to dink it and didn’t play enough break and missed it low.
On 18, I was blocked out by a tree and had to slice my second shot. Didn’t quite slice it enough and my chip from left of the green was in a lie I couldn’t get any spin and ended up 20 feet. Almost made that.
If I could have been sharp in one facet of my game, I would have shot a smooth 69 and made it through.
Every part was just a hair off and I spent the whole day almost making birdie, but not quite getting it done.