Lakeside Lodge - Lodge Course - 06/09/18
My drive on the 1st was good at 182 yards, but the ball came to rest on the path, necessitating a free drop into the rough. I took the hybrid out, which probably wasn't a good choice, as it only made 90 yards. The same club took me forward 144 yards with the next shot, although I was again in the rough. My 8-iron put me on the green and two putts gave me a nett par 6. Not a bad good outcome despite the problems I created along the way. I once again ended up on the path on the 2nd. My drop put me on the sloping bank and the next shot went left, not reaching the green. I messed up the chip and then put the next one long, needing two putts to get down for a nett bogey 6.
I laid up with a 7-iron on the short 5th, but my pitch ran off the back of the green. A 7-iron chip on was followed by a single putt for a nett par 4. Another good drive on the 6th left me a 7-iron to the green, but the putt was long and I needed two, giving me a par and nett birdie. My drive was again good on the 7th and I followed it with a long 3-wood (158 yards), this club giving a natural fade around the right-hand dogleg. This left me an 8-iron to the green and two putts for a nett birdie 5.
Hole 17, par 54 with 3-wood 2nd shot
My drive was a bit shorter on the 8th, but I then hit two good hybrids to get me pin high on this long par4 (440 yards), although I was to the left of the green. I muffed the pitch, needing to putt on, but then three-putted to ruin a very good approach and blob the hole. On the 9th for safety I aimed left, avoiding the lake. The ball ended up in medium rough but my 6-iron was good. I followed this with a 3‑wood hit off a bald patch of ground, which wasn't a good decision. However, the ball scooted along the ground making 132 yards in a very unconventional manner. I could then pitch on and two-putted for a nett par 6, not a bad ending.
I came in with 50 shots, which could easily have been 48 if I'd not messed up the finish on the 8th. I scored 17 points, almost making handicap, and the 17 putts kept me within 2 per hole. I wasn't displeased as I had some good iron shots and although I only put two drives on the fairway, none of them was in any real trouble.
Game Golf scorecard.