I started on 10 FYI, so I didn’t gag it away on 17…LOL. That was my 8th hole.
Today showed me I can be good again. I can honestly say I was awful in all facets of the game, but chipping.
I will have a more detailed account tomorrow, but I 3-putted my first hole, missed two 2-footers and a host of 10-20 footers.
I had the hooks really bad on my first 9 with every club and that led to a 30 yard blocked 6 iron into the water on my 8th hole (#17 on the card). Then I wedged it 2 feet and missed the two footer for bogey…%&^$%#%^&*&^%^&*(&%^.!!!!!!!!!!!
My big problem today was I was just not comfortable playing in a tournament. I didn’t commit to a lot of shots and putts…trying to steer too many of them.
I don’t count this qualifier last year because I didn’t prepare for it. This was my first real tournament round since the fall of 2008 and I need to do it more.
I should shoot 65 on this course in my sleep and today proved that to be so. If I can be that uncomfortable and play that bad and still be semi-competitive, I still have what it takes.
For those interested, I will have a blow by blow tomorrow and you will see how bad I was, but how good I can be if I just…well…play instead of being a swing nerd.