I am not going to sit here and say I was a ball striking God. I missed it well for 14 holes and hit some really quality shots the last four hole
I hit a sweet little knockdown cut 5 iron to a tight pin on 6 (my 15th hole) to about 8 feet (missed).
An awesome PW from 80 yards that I had to punch under a tree and run up through the rough to an uphill green to 2 feet on 7 (finally made something. If you call making a two footer something).
Pitched to to 6 feet from 40 yards on 8 (missed).
…and a well controlled PW from 120 to a back tired pin, uphill into the wind to about 10 feet on 9.
Here comes the big if (something about grandma having balls)
If I could have 2 putted from 30 feet and made a couple of 6-8 footers, I’d be playing this week. Funny part is I had a 60 footer and managed to two putt that.
Had a couple of readers watch me play and when they showed up, I started hitting quality shots. Still not quite there. Diver going a little short and not as straight as it should and still manipulating the irons a bit.
Make no mistake though…with a below average ball striking day, I would have made it if I was just adequate with the putter.
Hopefully soon I will be able to just swing, hit the ball solid and work on short game more. I really need to do that.
Saw my old friend Frank Lickliter today. Might start working with him. Getting a two time PGA Tour winner back to the Tour would be a nice accomplishment. This is a close friend and I hope I can do it for him.