First, on why I got a “NC”
Because I am a moron.
I was expecting an important call around noon and cell phone use is not allowed during play. Although I did use it from inside the clubhouse while I was waiting at the turn to inform you of my “pitifulness.” Would not have done that if I wasn’t already out of it.
Anyway, it took 3:30 hours from the time I putted out on 9 till I putted out on 18, so I missed that call. I called back as soon as I walked off the green and I didn’t want to talk near the course and bother other players still playing, so I went out to my car to continue the call. I then put my bag in the trunk, changed my shoes, GOT IN THE CAR AND LEFT!!!!
I was on the phone for a half hour and didn’t realize that I had left and not turned in my card till a reader not so subtly ripped me for the NC. I was obviously not trying to hide a bad round as I already posted of the disaster on the front.
I didn’t want to drive back just to post a bad score, so there you go…on to the nitty gritty.
I will summarize, then do a blow by blow for those interested in what was up.
The front 9, as I said, was bad distance control with every club. The back was decent as I shot even par.
1-hit the fairway, knocked it 30 feet above the hold, ran it 5 feet by and missed…+1
2-hit the fairway, knocked it 30 feet right of the hole pin high for eagle, ran it 6 feet by uphill and misses…+1
3-hit the fairway, whiffed an iron up into the wind short, chipped it 3 feet and made it…+1
4-whiffed a 5-iron up into the wind, came up short in the water, pitched it to 20 feet and missed…+3
5-Hot a driver over the corner, had 180 into the green on a par 5. Hit it over the green, chipped it 8 feet short, hit the putt way to hard to 6 feet by and missed it coming back…+4
6-hit 7 iron to 20 feet above the hole, ran it 6 feet by, ran the next one 4 feet by and missed that one too…4 wally….LOL…+6
7-hit the fairway, hit a wedge short of the pin in the bunker, knocked the bunker shot to 2 feet and made par…+6
8-OB right off the tee…and it was way right. Next one in the fairway, LW to 10 feet, left it short…LOL…+8
9-Hit it just in the left rough. hit it over the green, hit a great chip to 4 feet and made it…+8, 44 on the front.
Goodness gracious that was a lot of shots. Nice putting Mr. Long Ball.
It took about 3 hours to play the back 9 in a twosome after waiting 30-40 minutes between 9’s…after a 1:50 front. We were second or third on the tee on every hole. I am really happy I was able to have fun and fight through this. Had big time trouble with this in the past. This is what I can take from today.
10-hit the fairway, second shot came up just short and rolled back in the sand. Hit a good sand shot(am still good at these) to a few feet and made birdie #1…+7
11-Hit fairway, LW to 10 feet, left it short straight down hill trying not to putt it off the green…+7
12-Hit fairway, 3/4 wedge to 8 feet, made putt with 2 feet of break. I actually looked like I knew what I was doing here…+6
13-pulled a 2-iron, with a left to right wind, into the desert. hit it short and didn’t get it up and down…+7
14-7-iron to 10 feet, just missed
15-drove it in the water with a terrible drive on a par 5. Hit 3-wood just left of the green and hit a really nice chip to 2 feet and made par.
16-hit fairway, terrible sand wedge 30 feet short and a nice two putt.
17-hit short of green with 4-iron and 3 putted form fringe about 50 feet.
18-hit fairway, hit it 20 feet and hit a really solid putt with good speed for par.
I will say my swing got better as the day went on and so did my distance control on putting. My chipping and especially sand play was great. I need work on putting speed and distance control on irons.