Played Wycombe Heights yesterday. Driving was excellent but everything else was just bad. Hit 75% fairways, but the course felt really long, and getting used to winter golf now - seemed like every par 4 was driver, 5 wood/hybrid and then still short of the green. Fatted a couple of pitches as well, plus putting was terrible so never likely to score well. Ended up with 92 for 29 points. Only four pars - at least one of them was on the 18th which raised the mood fractionally before my post-round pint.
Sat, lovey later tee times, just about finished before dark(must get darker 20 mins earlier that side of the country). Played really well, but the putts just wouldn't drop, scored 10 over, only 2 bunkers visited
Sunday, all still marvellous weather, scored 7 over, didn't play as well as Sat but putts dropped and didn't visit one bunker, that's a result.
If I could play golf like that everytime I played I would be a happy bunny, dream on.
Played at my new club yesterday with a mate. Both unofficial 20 handicappers so just had a scratch match. I was pretty chuffed to go round 21 over but he beat me by 2 holes with a 17 over - absolute bandit!
Definitely leaving shots out there though, I managed a birdie, 5 pars and 6 bogeys which is great for me. But obviously that meanswhen it went wrong it went really wrong!
Had 35 points off the yellows on Saturday (Captains Day). Played a roll up yesterday off the whites and although I only had 28 points I thought for the large part I hit the ball far better than the score indicates. There is a good score bubbling close to the surface
9 holes late yesterday, pairs matchplay, 5 pars, 3 bogies, messed up the 4th which would have been a double bogey at worse, only because 1 of the others was on in 2 and I short sighted myself, so had to punch a low shot under a large branch but carry a greenside bunker, which I did but I ran off the back of the green, would have played it differently if not matchplay, but still very happy overall.
Playing Lindrick in a pairs BB Open on Thursday, hoping to keep banging in these pars to put some decent supportive scores on the card
Couple of nice days to book end the weekend. Preston on Friday was superb and played a maxi tours event at Stockport (which always impresses) yesterday. Both were in amazing condition. Played just below handicap both days too which always helps.
It was very tough in parts, definitely a course you need to play a few times to get the feel of the greens, but not knowing where some fairways squeeze in and where to drive to so to not then be blocked, we all found the front 9 very tough but the back 9 very scoreable.
So much so, we only had 14 on the front but 21 on the back, for a respectable 35 points.
Very friendly club, excellent food before & after, didn’t get to have a good look around at its history due to one-way systems.
Look forward to returning as only 90 minutes up the road.
Because we are in lockdown from 6pm this evening, we brought tomorrows comp forward a day. Went out early in the wind and rain and had a good front 9 and scored 21 points but the sun then came out and blobs on 10 & 11 ruined the card. Might get the bottlers front 9 prize though.
game with the boys at Nairn yesterday, a good turn out and the best day of the week so far, no rain and the sun even came out on the back 9. course very wet despite being a well draining links course, but not suprising as its not stopped raining much in the last 3 weeks.
hit it pretty well, we won the team score and my PP and i took the money off the other 2 in our 4 ball.
playing again this moring weather permt, then Castle Stuart on sunday