Monday, July 26, 2010

GOLF - Monthly Medal winning round

26th July The playing of 18 holes in yesterday’s Monthly Medal round at Robe after the Open in Millicent on Saturday was a challenge that delivered very good results for me. Struggled with putting for the first 4 holes, a little gun shy after the pace of the greens the day before and not able to have my usual practice session before tee off to adjust. After those holes though the experience from Millicent was beneficial to the game on and off the green. An 8 in the par five first was not the best of starts and the result of a lost ball, again it was not a major problem as it was at the start of the round. Sticking to my usual strategy I was set to go after a front 9 total from the fourth hole and went on a par charge finishing the front 9 with a 46 and the back nine 41 for a total 87 gross and nett 67.

A good enough score to win the monthly medal by one stroke and also picked up a NTP in two shots on the par 4 ninth hole. Best of all the nett 67 has got another .3 off my handicap to 19.7, it was the 2nd of the three rounds for the Caledonian Inn trophy and thanks to the Golf Link rounds being available to review I am now leading this by one stroke. Next weekend is the Kingston Open only a 45 km trip away and a course that has had a lot of work in the past year. Expanded to include new holes in the original 18 since last playing there in the New Year weekend Open ,only the 18th is not completed so it will be interesting to play the new holes. It is also the 6th round of the DK Edwards Trophy and the last one until September 5th at Bordertown. Playing at Kingston will give me five of the necessary six minimum played to qualify.  “Hit ‘em straight all”

Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff