So needed to put in a good one yesterday or I risked blowing out another 0.8 to 8.6 and i was able to deliver. It so rewarding when mostly everything goes right when you are under a bit of pressure to shoot a good one. Playing of a daily HC of 9 and starting off the 10th i went out with 21pts.
Par on the 10th just missing the birdie try.
Birdie on par 5 11th and again just missing the eagle putt.
12 and 13 were pars with the birdie putts great for length but about half a cup off line.
14 i hit really bad tee shot with the P790 2 UDI that i had just put in the bag that morning which resulted in a bogey 5.
15 i bombed the drive down the guts on out 1 index hole leaving me a wedge in from 110m uphill but with the breeze assisting, was well off line but lagged it up there to take my 4 and move on.
16 is a short par 4 and hit the UDI straight down the guts, then my 50 to around 8 foot. Feeling confident for another birdie to get back to -1 for the round i pushed the putt past by 4 foot and then missed the return putt resulting in a 3 putt and my second bogey for the round. (was pretty annoyed at myself)
17 and 18 were both bogeys, drives that were just a touch off left me with shots in that just missed the greens and my chips just checked up way quicker than i expected. Walked off 18 feeling good with 21pts and ready to tackle the front 9.
1st i hit the UDI again and the ball strike was great but just faded a little into tree, punched out to 15m short of the front edge. Pin was cut about 4m on and a chip with my 54 landed about 2m on and trickled back off the green. Putted up but past the hole and missed the return putt resulting in a scrub.
2nd UDI off the tee again. Similar to the 1st slight push fade into trees. Punch to front of green but this time chip with the 54 was solid to 2 foot and cleaned up for par and a 3 pointer as i get a shot there.
3rd par 5 driver to left edge of fairway. 2nd shot is blind over and down a hill and hit this cracker 2m draw with my 3hy to 5m from the front edge. Putter form off the green to a foot, tap in birdie and about 3 pointer so that makes up for the scrub on the first.
Par 3 4th is uphill to a 2 tier green that would be 5m wide by 20m long with bunkers cut close on both sides the bottom tier. Ranged finder gave me 150m on the dot. It play a club long but with the breeze that basically cancelled that and hit a great 7i, about 8ft for birdie but just missed it.
5th took a bogey 5, good drive, pushed approach, putted up but too firm then 2 putt.
6th pretty regulation par on out short down hill par 3, about a 20m drop.
7th Par 5, pushed drive right in fear of OOB left, punched out to 100m but caught the pitch heavy and short of the green, putted as i didn't have much green to work with and feared my chip getting stuck in the kikuyu and not rolling out. thoughts of the 5th in my head i didn't hit it hard enough leaving a 8-9ft par put that i missed.
8th Par 3 good 7i in to the breeze leaving about 14ft. Just missed the putt on the low side for birdie but a pretty easy par.
And the 9th last hole for us, UDI to 145m it was a bit out the toe and didn't go as far as id have liked but never the less it was in the fairway. By this time the breeze had pick up and i was left with was was playing about 155m uphill into it, pulled 6i swung easy, contact was pure but was a club shot id say. chipped to 4ft, holed the putt.
Finally i played the front 9 decently having 18pts coming in. 21 out 18 in = 39pts for a 78 or +6 on the card.
1x Doubles (scrub)
34 putts with 2x 3 jabs (scrubs i count as 3 putts)
GA HC remains at 7.8 as there was a 5.1 dropping off and the played to for the round was a 5.3. I have 5 flags in the next 6 rounds coming off ranging from 7.1-10.6 so fingers crossed yesterdays round is the spark i needed. Everything just seems to flow well.