Finally!!! And this time it counts!!!
You may remember a couple of months ago I posted asking if my first sub-90 round (an 85) counted as it was on a par 62 course. The general consensus (with which I agreed) was that it didn't. Well I don't care anymore.
This morning at Perton Park in Wolverhampton, a par 71, SSS 70 course, I shot a gross 89. Out in a 7 over 42, back in an 11 over 47. I was only 2 over after 6 too, but pulled my tee shot out of bounds on the 7th. 44 points and my pair won 5 and 4. I knew I was doing OK, but I didn't add up until I was in the car park and it was a very pleasant surprise.
I've now managed to cut my handicap from 27 to 23 in just three rounds. Next target is to get that down into the teens. The downside - I won't be allowed to play in the high handicap comps anymore!!!
Reply : Sat 11th Oct 2008 15:52
Reply : Sat 11th Oct 2008 21:41
Thanks guys, the support is appreciated. Hard to believe that I scored that with 3 off the 7th tee and 38 putts! Next target is 85.
Hope I can continue the improvement on Wednesday and keep up the good name of Golfshake.
Reply : Sat 11th Oct 2008 23:11
Hope you do better than I did when I first broke 90. It took me two years to do it again, then another two years before I did it a third time.
Nothing like breaking 90 on a legitimate course is there.
Reply : Mon 13th Oct 2008 09:43
Well done Chris, you could have kept it quiet until after the YMCA game!!!
So you've just piled on the pressure for Wednesday then as we will all expect high things from you!!
I too had a good weekend (well a good front 9) out in 39 (4 over) but came back in 45, gross 85!!
See you Wednesday.
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Reply : Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:49
Thanks guys. The monkey is off my back and I just hope I can do it again before too long - Wednesday would be good. I may spend some time working on my putting while Santo works on his breakfast as it cost me about 5 shots.
John, your maths is shocking. Even I know that 39 + 45 = 84!!!
Reply : Mon 13th Oct 2008 13:12
Chris, Is playing with a monkey on your back legal??
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Reply : Tue 14th Oct 2008 10:14
As long as you declare him as your caddy before the first tee or he doesn't give you any advice on putting lines or club selection. Oh, and you need to make sure he uses the bushes if he needs to go; monkey crap on the fairway is frowned upon.
Reply : Tue 14th Oct 2008 10:23
I thought that the monkey was down the front of your shirt, Chris. Could have sworn I saw it moving at Gloucester..
Reply : Tue 14th Oct 2008 10:56
I'm glad you said down the front of his shirt & not down the front of his trousers!!!
Reply : Tue 14th Oct 2008 11:20
Think physics and oscillating masses Tim. The rotation of my swing set up a torsional moment, causing a delayed acceleration due to the elastic anchoring of the mass. As this anchoring is around a fixed point, an oscillation was set up. As the decay of the oscillation is proportional to the mass, this is why the oscillations continued for an extended period.
For those of you not of an engineering ilk, it wasn't a monkey it was my fat belly wobbling.
As for monkeys down trousers, what I do in the comfort of my own home is my business and no-one elses.