Lakeside Lodge - Lodge Course - 18/01/18
The 1st started very well, with a reasonable drive and two 4-irons getting me pin high. But, unfortunately, I had drifted left and was in the bunker. I got out but was short of the green. A chip on and two putts gave me a nett bogey 7, which was a disappointment. On the 2nd I drove the right-side ditch and lost my ball. A reasonable recovery after a drop left me just short of the green, but my pitch was long and I needed two putts for a nett bogey 6.
I took my 20 degree hybrid off the 5th tee. I was just short but fortunately avoided the two bunkers. My chip was thinned, and long, needing two putts for a nett par 4. The 6th is where it started to go wrong. The drive wasn't bad but after that I had two poor iron shots, gaining me only 85 yards between them. Then I pitched short, and after pitching on with the next shot I took three putts, totalling 8 for a blob. The 7th wasn't quite as bad, fortunately. The drive again went right and wasn't long. Two reasonable iron shots left me with what should have been a simple pitch, but I was again short, chipping on for 5, although I managed a single putt for a nett par 6.
But the respite wasn't to last. A poor drive on the 8th was followed by three poor to mediocre iron shots, and then I was short with my pitch. It eventually took me six shots to get on the green, and then I really screwed things up with three putts for a blobbed 9. Fortunately the 9th wasn't such a disaster. The drive was short and right, a feature of the day. A couple of reasonable irons pushed me forward with a chance to get to the green, but I fluffed the shot, needing another to get on for 5. Two putts for a nett bogey 7.
The end result: 59 shots and 20 putts, with 10 points. Hardly inspiring but not too bad I suppose considering my lack of play over recent weeks. The ground was also very soft, with any thick shot resulting in a lot of mud flying.
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