July 15, 2010
Worthington Manor: 91
Played Worthington Manor on Sunday, shot a 91. Had a few lost balls, which costed me a better score. The par 5 9th hole was a beast. I had about 267 yards downhill to the downsloping green with a dead gully in front of it. With a solid 3-wood, I’d be 50/50 on making it over. I probably should’ve hit the 3-wood, but instead I opted for an 8-iron. My layup shot landed in the fairway, but I had a downhill lie. I ended up shanking it into the crap anyways. Ughh. After a drop and coming up short on the green, I ended up with an 8 on the hole. Such a dagger.
The decisions you make on the golf course means the world to your score. Playing smart is half the battle. Executing the other half.
I played pretty well for a pretty hard course. 33 putts total. Only 3 fairways and 4 greens. Obviously, I’m still all over the place with my driver. I think from here on out, I’m gonna start playing what I got instead of trying to correct my swing on the course. If I’m slicing the ball that day, then so be it…that’s what I will go with. I’m not gonna fight it any longer.
49 on the front 9, and 42 on the back. I played a lot better on the back. No major mistakes. Only 1 double on the 10th hole. No 3 putts. That’s the key to shooting a low score.
My handicap is officially a 15 right now. Ugghhh…