Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:21 PM
MM at The Eastern (EC) today. Weather was fine and sunny but the wind picked up as the day went on. A two tee start and we were off the back 9 first. I was also playing in our Scratch Matchplay comp. I drew the Club Champion who plays off 4, so I was expecting to lose 8 & 6 or something similar. I was playing off 12 for the day for the comp but no shots in the matchplay. Stroke rounds we count putts for an end of year trophy.
After double bogeying the first hole and going one down, I thought it was just a matter of time.........
1st - Double Bogey
2nd - Bogey
3rd - Par
4th - Bogey
5th - Bogey
6th - Par
7th - Par
8th - Par
9th - Par
41 OTS and 13 putts had our match square at this point
10th - Par
11th - Bogey
12th - Par
13th - Par
14th - Bogey
15th - Par
16th - Double Bogey
17th - Bogey
18th - Triple Bogey
44 OTS and 16 putts
85 nett 73 and 29 putts
Lost my drive off the tee on the final hole and hit a provisional. My matchplay competitor almost drove the green. A could of further average shots by me hurt me when it came down to the MM as I missed out by one shot with the winning score being 72. Runner up to him and Runner up in B grade. (Won the countback ) for a change.
Driving - 10 FIR
Iron shots - 4 GIR
Had a couple of good up & downs and dropped some good putts that kept me in it. Pretty happy how I gutted out the Matchplay but what could have been when it came to the double on 16 and triple on 18.
A slight drop in the handicap as it flagged and down to 10.4 now.
Next game at Settlers Run next Wednesday.
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Inaugural Victorian OOM Putting Champion - Long Island 2011
Inaugural ISG National Golf Champion - Queensland September 2012
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Hole In One - 7th Hole Portsea GC - 9/10/2012
Long drive "champion" - Stinks 3 club challenge - 22/9/2013
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Eagle - Par 4 - 18th at St. Andrews Beach - 1/9/2015
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