June 19, 2010
Old Hickory: 91
I actually played a round in between this one at Pleasant Valley, but we played the front 9 on the blue tees, and the back 9 from the gold tees (tips). I didn’t actually keep score for that round, so it’s not official. Anyways, I learned something in that last round. My swing needed to be a lot flatter up top. It took me a few holes, but I finally got the idea of how to make it flatter, thus allowing me to hit more solid shots.
With the new swing in a full effect, I opened this round with birdie, par, par. Not bad. Then, I went double, bogey, bogey, bogey on the next four holes. The last two holes, I blew up with triple, quad. I need to get my driver under control. It’s killing me. I hit 5 fairways, but those weren’t good fairways, meaning, I got lucky. I ended the front 9 with a 47, but I really did play better than that. 17 putts on the front 9. With the exception of the last two holes, I played well.
On the back 9, I had another birdie, when I hit a buried sand shot which trickled into the hole. It was an unbelievable birdie; one that I wouldn’t be able to replicate in a thousand tries. Anyways, 5 fairways, 5 greens. I had one triple on the back 9, and two doubles. One of the doubles, I 4 putted on a par 3. That was a show. 33 putts total for the day. My score was 44 on the back 9. 91 total score.
Lots of work left undone. I need to work on this new swing on the range. I got a glimmer of what I can shoot on the first three holes. I’ll get it straightened out.
So, for Old Hickory, you can buy 2 for 1 passes through PlayersPass.com. They are good for Monday through Friday anytime. My buddy and I ended up paying $75 total. Pretty cheap round at a very nice course.