Lakeside Lodge - Lodge Course - 12/07/18
A good drive off the 1st was followed by a less than good hybrid. Playing after a drop from the path I hit a good 6-iron and followed this with an 8-iron that ran off the back right of the green. The pin was, however, towards the back of the green, and an 8-iron 'putt' dropped in, giving me an unexpected par and nett birdie. I managed not to make too much of a mess of the 2nd. My second shot went right and left me with a pitch over the bunker, a shot that went badly wrong on Tuesday. This time it was more controlled and with two putts I had a nett par 5.
I took the driver on the 5th, selecting a higher tee to try to gain more loft and limit run-through should I hit the green. It didn't quite work as the ball did run-through, but an 8-iron 'putt' back and two putts left me with a nett par 4. After a long drive on the 6th I put the hybrid shot left, the ball luckily settling on the mound behind the bunker. My pitch was short but I then putted on well, leaving a single putt for a nett par 5.
The 7th was a bit disappointing as after a good drive, a hybrid and 8-iron I was on the green. Putting for a par I didn't want to be short, but overdid it and was long, leaving a difficult putt back. I missed it and ended up three-putting for a nett par 6, a waste after reaching the green for 3. The 8th was better. After a drive and two good hybrids I was on the green. This time I two-putted for a nett birdie 5.
Things were looking good so all I needed to do was keep things together on the 9th. The drive went left into rough. I played out well with a hybrid but pushed the ball over to the right-hand rough. I then didn't hit the next hybrid very well, pushing the ball behind the trees on the right. I attempted a loft over the trees with my pitching wedge, but looking up I thinned the ball sending it only 35 yards along the ground. It was, however, clear of the trees, and although the next 8-iron shot was also thin, it conveniently covered 120 yards along the ground, ending up just off the back of the green. A good long putt on allowed me a single putt finish for a nett bogey 7. Not great, but it was enough to maintain a good end score of 47 with 15 putts and 20 Stableford points.
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