On the very first hole I was on the green in 3 shots (par 4) so it looked promising that I could 2-putt for a one-over 5 (which is my goal on every hole ... just play one-over golf). But I chunked my first putt and left about 12 feet to the cup. Then my second putt was what my dad calls an "Alice" (when you hit the ball way too soft and it has no shot to go into the hole). I saved a double bogey with an 8 footer that broke quite a bit right-to-left.
I was very tempted to "cheat" and try that very first putt again to see if I could score better ... but I didn't. I took the 6 and we moved on. And the rest of the round was SO much better! (Until the 8th hole that is, but I was cocky by that time and deserved another double bogey to humble myself!)
Overall ... I shot a 44 for 9 holes !!!
|The check marks on the bottom section were to|
keep track of "fairways" hit off the tee
(or "greens" hit in regulation).
I know this won't necessarily continue (I mean the personal best scores, not the honesty of keeping score which will continue) but it was great to know exactly what I had shot on the course. Thanks Mark F for the good "chat" on honest golfing. I think the pressure of knowing I had to "own" what I shot made me play better.