I played the first round of golf this year a few days ago,
April 2. It dawned pretty cold, below zero actually, but warmed up a bit by the
time we teed off. By the time we were finished the 18 holes it was quite
pleasant. There was a frost delay of about ? an hour.
I spent a few minutes on the range with my new driver?ppphhht!
What a disaster! I only hit one ball out of an entire bucket that didn?t slice
like a banana, or worse! Even after adjusting the weights to ?full hook? mode,
it still sliced. I guess it?s gonna take some range work to figure it out. I
played with my old driver, which quite frankly, still works fairly well.
My first hit of the year was with a 5 wood as the hole was a
90o dogleg left about 170-200 yards out. It was perfect. Straight as an arrow
& the perfect length. A nice pitch onto the green & 2 putts for a par.
Nice way to start. The next hole wasn?t so good, I sliced one into the rough
then shanked one across a river into another fairway! ?Double bogie!
Overall it wasn?t bad, I managed one birdie a bunch of pars
and managed to hit 50% of the greens, but had 2 three putts! 6 over on the front 9 and 5 over on the
back 9, for an 11 over 83 on this par 72 course. I?m fairly pleased with the
results I must say.
I went home afterwards & then fatigue set in. We had to
walk the course as it was still a bit wet for carts & it was rather hilly.
As the day wore on, I became more and more tired. Finally, after an afternoon
nap, I went to bed early, every muscle in my body aching.
Getting old sucks, doesn?t it?
Filed under Golf, Apr 4, 2006