+5 in Par @ Berg was a great day. Had Kiwi out for the day and was a lot of laughs with my regular group.
Only testing was for the MP 54's in play after a cut down as they were 1/2" over and change of grips from Mid size to normal (shop credit). Mini on Kuro Kage back in play!
Warm up on the range felt good and irons feeling solid. Put the Wilson 3i back in bag as I forgot my Razr x forged at home.
+5( +5 and Square). 84 off the stick. 3rd overall for the day and 2nd for C Grade. Played to 16. Slope played and a flag of 14.2 dropping .7 off to 16.2 (.3 higher than when I started a cap.)
1 Birdie, 6 Pars 9 Bogeys and 2 Doubles
6 FIR, 1 GIR
30 Putts (6 1 Putts, 12 2p)
Chip, Pitch and putting
84 off the stick (39 + 45)
Finally getting Par on 8.
3i Punch iron
6+'s in 7 holes.
Chunking Irons all day
Getting 3rd on a CB
Wiping 7 after being 2 on the fringe.
What a day. 84 off the stick (GL says 86 because it doesn't count the Bird on 4 and Par on 8 (2 shot hole)). My 2nd lowest score ever but lowest ever from the Blues or equivalent\higher. I felt like crap all week fighting a cold and sinus infection, had Kiwi not wanted to play I was going to pull the plug so Thanks Kiwi!!
Playing off 19 for the day was about where I have been so not too bad.
Shotgun start off the 12th (par 4) and played the first hole to Cap Par. Middle fairway, 7i = CHUNK and then wedge on and putted for 2. This seemed to set the trend and tone for the day.
13(3) was way short and right of the bunker with a chunked Tee shot. Wedged over the bunker and 2 putted for cap par.
14 (5) hit a nice drive just into left rough off the FW. Pulled 3w and got way too quick with it and topped it 100 meters worm burner and left. Pulled 3i and punched out as I had a low look at the green. This seemed to be mr reliable shot of the day for me. Ran it to about 30m short of green. Wedged on and 2 putted for Cap par again.
15 (4) debated between 3 and 5w as it is a downhill dog left. Chose 3 and went too long into rough. Pulled 9i, guess what? CHUNK to fringe (ran down the hill). Putted on and tap in Par.
16 (4) first wipe of the day. Of course right after the first plus so the golf gods giveth and taketh away! Pulled tee shot into Trees just past water that dropps dead. Had a small stance but very cramped. Took 4i to run it up and ended up slamming into the tree (back slightly sore today) and punching into the rough. Took 6i and actually got a somewhat decent hit on it into the bunker. Out in 1 and 2 putt for a wipe. Should of been annoyed but with the laughs within the group I didn't really notice it.
17 (3) CHUNK. 5i off the tee and pulls up short of hazard in front of the tees. Wedge to under the hole and 2 putt for cap par.
18 (4) Get a touch aggressive off tee as I was told but ended up fairway so not too bad. CHUNK to 100m out, then nice 80m pitch into the green 2 putt cap par.
1 (4) Too low a tee so topped it and runs down the hill. 200 out pull 5w and fade to right side of green. Chip on 2 putt cap par.
2 (3) CHUNK and at this point I dub myself Chunky McChunkerson(Inspired by Snappy McSnapperton). Again wedge on and 2 putt cap par.
3 (4) The long par 4 on the course. Beautiful cracking drive right up the middle but short of my usual distance (wet). Pull 4i and no chunk woo hoo you might think...wrong. High right fading shot to the rough pin high past the bunker at least. Wedge on and 1 putt Par and 2nd plus of the day and what starts a great run!
4 (5) Cracking but fading drive which lands in right rough. Pull 3i to punch under branch and hits perfectly right up the middle to 100 out. Nice perfect PW to under the hole and sink the 7ish feet putt. Birdie and 2nd plus!
5 (4). 7i off the tee no chunk woo hoo....NOT. High fade into the rough behind a gum tree. Take 3i to punch under to get to the bunkers or between. Hit perfectly, rockets off and green level and runs through to the back of green! Ok ill take it!! lol. Putt on and tap in par! 3rd +
6 (3) Ok this should be easy to land on the green. Hit what felt like a cracking 9i. Felt pure and great only to come up and realized I have smothered the crap out of it and pulled it left into the crap and trees. Punch a PW into the fringe and let it run on. Line up the putt and hit. Thinking its missed I curse walking to it only to see it take a late right turn and drop for Par! WOO HOO 4th Plus. (Yes Kiwi gave me crap over it lol)
7 (4) Downhill and pull 5w. Hit cracking drive but get draw on it (NFI how) and watch it sail over the tops of the trees. Get down to find it in the crap with low hanging branches. Yep you guessed, punch 3i lol. End up 5 m short of fringe. Debate putt or chip. Well hit fat on chip and then putted on and 2 putted for 2nd wipe. Was cursing myself on this one as I should of putted but the way my chipping was playing I trusted it. It happens, I moved on but this, to me, was the shot that cost me the overall win.
8 (4) 2 shot hole... didn't need them . Hit cracking drive that fades to right fairway. Pull 6i and manage to actually hit it thin or what felt thin as the strike felt crap. Curse and groan only to watch it sail high and long onto the green. Couldn't believe it, get up there and is 10 to 12 feet under hole and about 2 feet from its pitch mark. 2 putt par and another plus. Back too 4 +.
9 (5). Nice drive but felt too right and thought would be in the trees. Get down there to find it just on edge of fairway. Anybody wanna guess what happened next? CHUNK 7i as I thought I would lay up and hit a PW in. Go to ball, Mr Reliable(3i Punch) shot to just short of the green, putt on and sink putt for Par. Walking of with +5 on the front, a run of 6+ and 1- in 7 holes was fantastic feeling.
10 (4) Always can guarantee a fade on this hole because tee box isn't flat but I over work it and put it further right but long. Get up to find it in the trees but somewhat open shot to green. Can you guess what I used? Yep 3i punch shot lol. Short of green, wedge on and 2 putt cap par.
11 (5). Shocking swing and high right drive. Hits trees drops dead into crap soft dirt. Didn't realize and didn't put it far enough back. Hit a touch fat but get enough to get up over trees into more trees. 3i Punch (Mr. Reliable!) out to about 40 out. Over pitch it but lands on green and stops dead. 2 putt cap par to end the round and what was probably my 2nd best ever round.
I was knackered by this stage and thought I was about +2 or +3 (I don't take note during the round and leave it until the end) but knew I had played well. When Kiwi told me +5 I couldn't believe it and asked again!
Happy with everything but Irons and something I prolly just need to work on and get used to the irons. I am thinking with the new smaller grips, less tape under them and cut down the SW might be higher and need to work out what they are. From here I am going to relish in this and then move on to the next round this weekend!
Edited by Joe79, 22 May 2017 - 12:30 PM.