August 19th 2018
Today I’m sorry I can’t help but write about golf again. I do try to #diversify my #content on this blog (believe it or not), and I know that I write about golf a lot, and I didn’t intend to write about golf today, but I just can’t help it… the round I played today was too good not to share.
A few weeks ago I broke my personal best score with a +11, and today I broke that with a +10 (as I said back then, if you’re not a golfer please just bear with me and trust me when I say that +10 could be classified as “actually pretty decent”)
Like the +11 round, today’s round was played alone. And that seems to make such a difference to my form. With no pressure, no competition, I can hit the ball freely and, usually, far.
There were points today where I literally could not believe how well it was going. Here’s the scorecard for the two of you who are interested, but moreso for my own personal records.
If you have actually paid attention to the multitude of golfing posts here on this blog, you’ll know that in my golfing career it’s traditionally been putting that has let me down. Yeah, that’s not a problem anymore. I couldn’t* miss today!
It was, all in all, a thoroughly enjoyable round of golf, and I’m proud of my score, but, as tends to be the way, my first thought went to what I could have done better, not what I actually did well. A series of golfing what-ifs.
I don’t think about the three birdies, I think about the three double bogeys. If I had parred the first hole I would’ve broken 80 for the first time in my life.
I put a ball into the water on the sixth, and if that had rolled onto the green instead I would have shot sub-80. Instead, I shot 81 and walked away wondering “What if?”
Until tomorrow, now I have a target to beat, at least.