I just started playing golf seriously eleven months ago – so I have many things left to learn. Yesterday, though, was the best day I’ve yet on the course.
From the first hole, I was hitting my driver straight – and at anywhere from 160 – 220 yards – getting good distance for me. I tend to be a soft hitter, you see. Once I get the control down, I’ll worry about the speed of my swing. Control is a bigger factor.
For the first four holes, I was sitting right at par, which is outstanding. And, I had a birdie attempt on a Par-3, which was a first for me. Not a bad start.
On the 15th (a par three), I hooked my shot and ended up far off one side of the elevated green – actually on the fairway of the neighboring hole. A punch shot up through the trees dropped me about five feet from the hole for an easy shot. One of my better shots of the day.
On the 16th (a par five), I dropped my 2nd shot into a bunker just short of the green. My favorite club is my Callaway Forged Wedge with the nice rusted finish. A quick shot out of the sand flew onto the green and about twelve feet from the cup. Unfortunately, I two-putted for a par. But it was the best shot of the day.
Finished at 109 – so I’ve hit the first goal – breaking 110. Had I not shot 11 on the 10th hole and putted a bit better (or made one of my four birdie attempts), I would have broken 100 for the first time.
Now I sit here wishing I had gotten out of bed and walked onto Lakeville Country Club this morning just to play another eighteen. Oh well.