Birdied #1 and made 8 pars.
Irons-D. Getting in front and pushing them.
Wedges-B solid but unspectacular.
Ability to stay focused during a 3 hour front 9-C
Edit #1-I am pissed beyond belief. I have played this course 20+ times, just not in the last 3 years. I was unable to play a practice round because there were events yesterday. I hit a ball 5 yards left of the 10 the fairway. They put in new a rock pile and bush area for aesthetics. My ball was up against a bush and I had to take an unplayable.
Problem is the unplayable drop rolled up against another bush but not outside the area that would create a redrop, so I had to take another. Hit a nice shot to 15 feet and missed for a double.
Next hole I was 3 paces from the fairway, up against a tree and had to take another unplayable. Hit what I thought was a good shot to a pin behind a bunker. Ball was a foot or two short and rolled back in the bunker.
Hit a nice bunker shot to 6 feet (tough shot) and the putt did a 360 and came back at me.
On 12 I was seriously pissed after burning the edge on a 6 footer and pulled a Stadler on the 18″er.
You can make fun of me for the 18″er.
I am the devil..666
Regathered my sanity and birdied the 220 yard 13th.
Edit #2-on 14-17 I hit really nice approach shots. I hit it over the green to back pin on 14. Over is bad, but what was I protecting? Hit nice approach shots on 15-17. Just missed on 15 and 16 from 15 and 10 feet. Have another 10 footer on 17.
Missed the 10 footer on 17 and a 200 footer for eagle on 18.
76 is not good, but when you make four 6’s in a 5 hole stretch, the other 13 weren’t so bad.
I hit it really well the last 6 holes. After the insanity that gripped me on 10-12 subsided, I made a nice adjustment to why I pushed irons on front side.
I really hit very few poor shots today. I need to putt better. I didnt putt poorly, but I need to putt a lot better.
The biggest thing in need to do is stop trying to not hit bad shots…and just try to hit good ones.