I played at Pine Needles this morning on our way home from Charlotte and the Wachovia Championship. Pine Needles is a Donald Ross course that is known for hosting the US Women’s Open 3 times since 1996.
I started out ok, with a par, but as in the past, my short game just kills me. Once I lose my confidence in my chipping I get really tentative and it just goes downhill from there. I was decent off the tee but horrible around the green. Had 3 quadruple bogeys on the front 9 for a 53. I was either good (two pars, three bogies) or awful (3 quads, 1 triple). The back 9 was similar – I started with 4 bogies then had a couplle of bad holes and had several doubles, and a triple. 51 on the back 9 for a total of 104. Bleh. So many shots left out there, particularly on and around the green.
Hopefully I will get out an hit a few balls late tomorrow – I will continue to work on my short game as it is just killing me.