I played 9 holes this morning before coming to work. It is hard to find time to play 18 – it is rare that I have 5 hours straight but I can usually find a couple hours to play 9. Lately the weather has been crappy when I have some time so I haven’t been out in a while.
I usually play at MacGregor Downs in Cary, NC. The front 9 has a tough first hole – about 400 yards with part of Lake MacGregror right in front of the green. Since I don’t usually hit the ball a mile, I tend to have a long approach over the water and today was no exception. After chunking my second shot, I chipped into the lake and then did it again! Nothing like starting your round with a 9 on the first hole. Chipping is my nemesis – I tend to get tentative which causes me to decelerate which results in short or chunked chip shots. Need to work on that. I trippled the second so I was +8 after two holes. Played the other 7 at +6 including pars on the 8 and 9 for a 54. Lovely. The weather was nice and it was good to get out and hit the ball.
I really like the new Golf Pride grips I had put on all my clubs. I started with just my wedges but did the rest recently and I think they help a lot. As shown by my score, I could use all the help I can get.