After having a 4 year lay off due to various reasons I have picked up the clubs again and thought I might keep a thread going of my progress with my goal of getting back to singles. At the lowest I was 6.5 and I think when I stopped I was sitting around 7.4-7.5ish.
When I rejoined at Sandy Creek Golf Club in South Australia (late Dec 2018) the pro suggested that I start again with my handicap which I had no issues with as I had not even swung a club in that 4 year break and my score have reflected that.
The first of the 3 rounds for my handicap was on 30/12/18 and I shot 106, 50 out and 56 in, so not the greatest comeback haha
7x Triples or worse
3x3Putts with 35 putts in total.
Next round was on 1/1/19 where I shot 100 having 50 out and 50 in.
4x Triples or worse
2x3Putts with 33 putts in total.
Next round was on 3/1/19 where I shot 90 having 46 out and 44 in.
5x Par inc 4 on the trot
2x Triples or worse
5x3Putts with 34 putts in total. (3 putted both 17 and 18 having hitting the fairway and playing decent shots in)
3 cards were in and now I had my handicap which was 22.9
First round with handicap was the MM on 5/1/19 off the blue tee (132 Slope Rating) so the Daily HC can in at 27. Had 96 of the stick for a nett 69, 50 out and 46 in.
4x Par inc 4 on the trot
3x Triples or worse
1x3Putts with 31 putts in total.
Handicap dropped to 22.3
Next round was on 10/1/19 in the mid week comp (Stableford) of the white tees (128 Slope Rating) with a Daily HC of 25. Had 45 points with 20 out and 25 in making it a round of 88 (44/44)
2x Birdie (Back to Back)
1x3Putts with 30 putts in total.
Handicap dropped to 21.3
Next round was on 12/1/19 in the Saturday comp (Stableford) of the white tees (128 Slope Rating) with a Daily HC of 24. Had 37 points with 17 out and 20 in making it a round of 95 (47/48)
4x Triple or worse
4x3Putts with 34 putts in total. (Scrubs I count as 3 putts)
Handicap dropped to 20.8
Overall I am happy with the current trend in my scoring. I know it will take time and that I need to be patient. I have a long way to go to get back to singles but I'm confident that I will get my game back and be there before the year is out. I have set myself a another little goal and that is to be competitive at the SA Indigenous Golf Championship. I won this event in 2012 and would like to have another crack. I hope that some people on here find some interest in this journey and if anyone has any tips about getting back into it after long breaks id love to hear them.
Happy hacking ISG