Game 1. Sat 5 Oct 2013. Melbourne Airport Golf Club. Wind howling something ridiculous. Greens cut, hard and fast in preparation for coring in few weeks. Blue tees of the 10th at 7:58am. Excited and scared at the same time. Everyone else on course had the same conditions. Bring it on. After 30 points at Royal Melbourne. I can't be hitting it that bad.
10th. Par 3. 184m. Playing into the wind. Hybrid off the tee, pulled a little to the left, 30m short of the green. No clear shot, hack out. Nice chip on 1 putt. 2 points.
11th. Par 4. 317m. Into the wind. Driver off tee, short. Disappointing 9 iron short. 25m chip on. 2 putts. Bogey. 2 points.
12th. Par 4. 419m. Hardest hole on the course, into the wind. Slice drive 140m. 280m out, top hybrid then smash another hybrid. 70m chip on with nice 6 foot one put. Bogey for 3pts.
13th. Par 4, 351m downwind. 200m hybrid off tee to a narrow fairway. Duff the 8iron short, blade the follow up 54 wedge over the back. Chip back on 2 putt. 1 point.
14th. Par 4 376m into the wind. Hybrid short off the tee. Snap hook second through trees to rest against tree stump. Chip backwards, slice the 54 wedge trying to go over trees, followup chip is short. Picked up having to hole a 15 off the fringe put. Wipe.
15th. Par 3, 151, cross wind left to right. Solid 6 iron off tee catches the wind, ends up under trees. Tough chip shot under trees, over bunker - catches the tree. Try again, works perfectly. 6 foot fast breaking putt. Over hit it and missed the return. 3 putt to finish for a wipe.
16th - signature hole (runway on left of fairway whole length of the hole). Par 5 454m. Sliced drive short and into the trees. Punch out catches a bad bounce back into the trees. Brilliant cut/fade hybrid back onto fairway. 120m out. Duff the pitch shot and follow up chip rolls off the back edge. Chip back on. Need to hole the downhill put for point, only to miss. Wipe.
17th. Par 4 350m. Cut the corner too fine and clip a branch. Drops under tree, punch out with 3wd doesn't work well. Excellent 8iron into the green catches the sand. Wedge out and 2 putt for double. 2pts can't complain.
18th. Par 3 178m. Excellent hybrid, little hot rolls off the back of the green. Tough spot, thick rough. Blade the wedge through the green. Chip on and two putt for a point.
Interesting start to the day 12 points. Three wipes.
1st. 270m Par 4. Hybrid short off the tee. Great layup to 50m out. Wedge short with back spin (wow I can do that!), spins back of edge. Chip on is awesome. 3 inches from hole for a tap in bodey. 2pts.
2nd. 343m Par 4. Driver short. Slice the followup hybrid into the trees. Chip out. Chip on, nice 3 foot put for bogey. 2 more points.
3rd. 312m Par 4. Downwind driver sliced into next week. Layup over the trees is fat, punch through trees. 60m wedge is long and rolls over the back. Chip on. Need a 1 putt, 10ft long shot for a point. Miss. Wipe.
4th. 445m Par 5. Pull the driver off the tee. Scrappy lie, half punch/swing with hybrids is fat resulting to pull hook. Bad. Lands in a tuft of grass. 3rd shot just to 'mow the grass'. Punch through trees, wedge pulls up short. Long, long way to back pin. First putt short, miss the second just and tap in third for wipe.
5th. 185m Par 3 into the wind. Smash, smash and smash the hybrid. 5m short of the green. Long chip to back edge, played safe with short chip on. Simple two putt bogey for 2 pts.
6th. Valley of death hole. Par 4 403m and the slope....everything goes right. Safe driver off the tee. Nail a hybdrid, choked down on the handle as well. Rolls up and through the green. I was 190m out! Never meant to get that close. Wedge out to safe spot and 2 putt for bogey. 3 points.
7th. 163m downwind par 3. What felt like down wind was actually small head / crosswind. Watching others pull/hook left. Trusty hybrid again. Down the middle. 15m short. Fat chip just catches the green. Long up hill putt, left short. Too much to do with the second and finally cleaned up the 3rd. 1 point. Sad effort this one.
8th. Top hybrid off the tee short into trees of the left. Bad lie and stance, poorly though out punch shot thin and slices bad. Screams across the fairway and out of bounds. Reload fourth catches an overhanging branch that I did not see 30m in front of me. Ricochets further left into threes. Lob over trees is too heavy flies the fairway. Follow chip is 80m to go. I have to get up and down in 2. Chip rolls of the green into a little nasty patch of rough. I pick up. Wipe. Never getting up and down in 1. Besides my group had all putted out.
9th. Par 4 347m dogleg. Excellent fading little hydrid to the bend. Great 9iron fading on the breeze finishes just left of the green. Right length. No more chipping. Texas wedge, on and short. Then my mind enters. 12ft par putt. Just put it close. Wrong. Cooked the putt, 6ft past the hole! Pause reset. Partners **** stir. Plenty of work to go yet. Miss the breaking put back to the low side. Then miss the 1 ft follow up. 4 putts. Cracked the shits and picked up, with a point left. Idiot.
11 points back in. Total 23 points. 6 wipes.
Edited by BronsonMarc, 07 October 2013 - 11:33 AM.