After dinner last night I went out an got in a late 9. It was going to be tight so I didn’t even hit anything before I teed off on #1. I paid for it too – a triple bogey on #1. Tee shot on #2 wasn’t very good either but my second shot was excellent and after two putts I had a par. For the most part I played decent, putted well, no 3 putts at all. I had two crappy wedge shots and made a couple poor club choices, particularly on the two par 5s which I played in a total of +5.
MDCC is rebuilding the blue tees on a couple holes so some the blue tee markers are relocated. On #7 the hole plays about 40 yards shorter but #9 plays about 40 yards longer. #9 was playing 575 yards from the blues yesterday! It is already a long hole for me, when you add 40 yards to it, it makes it really long! I had a good drive (240-250) but a terrible second shot. A nice third shot left me with a 40 yard wedge to the green. These are the shots I struggle with. I really tried to accelerate through the ball and I hit is pretty well. Too well – it landed near the flag which was on the back, and rolled over the green and down the hill into the pine straw! Another tough wedge back to the green, a two putt for a 7.
I finished with a 48. I need to eliminate the triple bogyes (I had two plus one double). I’ll chalk one of them up to not warming up on #1 but there was no excuse for a +3 on #5 though. Especially since I was on the green in 3 the day before when I played with the girls in the MDCC parent child tournament.
I am hoping to get out again tonight for another late twilight round. Except for the tough sun on a couple holes, particularly #2, I love playing at that time of the day. The course is quiet and you can play quickly (I played in an hour and a half last night), it is a nice end ot the day.