Play The Game

23/02/2015 at 23:35 1 comment


DATE: Sunday 15th February 2015
VENUE: Beckenham Place Park GC
ACTIVITY: Braeside Golf Club February Medal (18 holes, Stableford)
STROKES SCORE: 97 (49/48) Gross. 72 (37/35) Net.
STABLEFORD SCORE: 34 (17/17)

This round was the first time I really played the game of golf.

You know, as opposed to just hitting a golf ball as well as I can while making my way around the course.

As a result I failed to score a point on just two holes (1st and 14th), scored three points on six holes, managed three GiRs all of which I made par on, and hit every fairway on the back nine (I missed three out of seven on the front).

I wasn’t getting much distance off the tee (best of 178 yards) but that they didn’t disappear in to the rough or trees meant I always had a good next shot to make (rather than a recovery). Remarkable! Who’d have thought it!?

But I was also making (good) tactical decisions. For instance, on the 16th, my drive finished just over the ditch at the bottom of the valley, but leaving me with a 130 yard uphill shot to a raised green protected with two bunkers at the front. I decided this was too risky, so I played a lay-up shot about half way, then hit my pitching wedge on to the green, and two-putted for bogey and two points. Sure a good second shot would have left me with two putts for par, but equally I might have missed the shot and ended up in the sand and come away with no points.

End result: I finished 15th overall (out of 34 players), and 7th (out of 19) in my division. In my previous competition rounds I’ve been in the bottom 5.

I like this golf thing.

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Entry filed under: Beckenham Place Park, Best score, Breaking 100, Driving, Uncategorized.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. bkuehn1952  |  05/03/2015 at 02:36

    Well done old chap. Jolly good show and all that.

    It is exciting for all of us when we begin to actually control the the game. Keep it up.

    Reply

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