20220619 Summary

I’ve been playing quite a lot of golf recently but most of it has been pretty poor and I’d seemed to have lost interest in trying to document the good from the bad.

Today I played for the fourth time this week in a practice for a better ball competition that takes place next week. We overall scored quite OK and personally took a few strokes over my handicap that were mostly down to poor execution: especially around the greens – perhaps unsurprisingly.

After a scramble in the rain yesterday in the rain from the “ladies” tees we were back on yellows on Forest.

Date19th June 2022
CourseForest, Pickala Golf Club
TeesYellow: 5 900 meters
Gross Score81
Playing HCP7
Net Score74
Forest Summary

The highlights overall were better driving and reasonable iron play but if you pick three then the putt on the 9th for a birdie was the first memory. I hit pin high about 5 meters to the right and drained the putt. This was even sweeter as I double-bogeyed the previous hole.

The 13th hole

Although this was not the longest shot ever with my 3-iron hybrid it does cement the case that it was a good investment and I hit it pretty consistently.

The par-5 5th hole

The final highlight kind of summed up my round. Not a great drive, but on the fairway, I good lay-up (it was blowing a gale at this point) and then a really good 7-iron to under the hole to around 3 meters. I narrowly missed the putt.

Overall, this yet again could have been a round to my handicap but my short game is absolutely killing me.

Practice and lessons beckoning.