Someone e-mailed me wondering if I got to 100 posts and quit blogging. I guess I just haven’t been inspired lately, but I do have one tidbit to share. I’ve mentioned before that one of the reasons I love golf is because there’s always something new to experience – always another “first.”
Well, during my last round I experienced another one. It was a short par-4 (271) and I was playing with a couple brand new golfers. I guess they felt intimidated because they kept wanting me to go first. The people ahead of us were just chipping onto the green but I decided to wait until they got up there in case I got a hold of one. Boy, did I get a hold of it. Ripped it right up there and drove the green to about 12 feet from the pin, I did. Of course, I followed it up with my usual crap and turned a potential eagle into a par with a three-putt. The old couple who were on the green were very nice when I apologized for hitting into them.
My drives seem to average more around the 225 range and even though I tend to hit one or two around 260-270 per round, I never expect to, especially when there’s the potential for reaching the green. Because when I try to drive it, I get too juiced up and over-swing. Sound familiar?
The rest of the round was typical of my play lately. I posted a dismal 92 on an easy course for a whopping 22.5 differential. Ugh… I sure don’t like watching that index shoot up. I guess that counts as another first – my first slump. I have to work on those greens in regulation and putting. I only hit 3 other greens in reg that round and had 6 three-putts. By the way, does driving the green even count as a green in regulation or is that some other statistic?
Anyway, another first under my belt.