Monday, March 18, 2013

A weekend of vastly different results for me with a bad score on Saturday at Kingston SE. The weather was not the reason for my poor result I have played in worse and had better scores. The winds were 40 to 60 km/hr gusts up from the forecast 35 km winds. It did make playing hard work and in honest appraisal broke my game apart from the ninth hole onwards. With an Out of Bounds on the 9th hole I finished the front nine with a gross 50 when I was looking at a 44-45. It had been a struggle all the way yet I had kept on attacking. The back nine ended with a gross 51 on my scorecard and all day I attacked the greens after my drives. It was just a series of repeated mistakes hitting the ball fat and finishing short too often that was exacerbated with triple of three putt holes. I was not disheartened or beaten by the result and looking forward to the next day of competition at Robe. With much milder conditions cool temperature and a 15-19 km/hr wind it was a doddle compared to the previous day. If it was not for again a couple of fat approach shots and several missed putts the score would have been even better. The competition round on Sunday was in a field of twenty golfers included visitors from Cohuna GC (Victoria) as well as Kingston and Beachport golf Clubs. It was a dual competition with a Stableford and Irish Stableford event played concurrently. With a three way tie at the end of the day between 1st. Ben Semple, 2nd Keith Couzner and myself in 3rd all on 35 points and a count back decided the finishing order. The Bendigo Bank Nearest the Pin was won by one of the visiting golfers Bruce Bird from Cohuna GC. The Most Fairways prize went to Ian Regnier with 13 and the Accuracy Drive won by Scott Fennell. Ryan's Run on the day was for the best Front Nine score and Sean Emery claimed that with 21 points. The Irish Stableford team event was won by Ian Regnier, Sean Emery and Tim Mort whose 74 points earnt them a bottle of shiraz each. I had 8 fairway drives and the rest were not too bad considering that I am using the 400cc Toski regular flex driver again. This is whilst waiting for a replacement driver shaft in regular flex for my larger Cleveland. This is proving the point from my coach that the regular flex is better suited to my now established swing.The loss of distance is still in the 10-20m bracket and I really do need that as part of taking my game to a better level. Three of my greens in regulation were courtesy of the 3 metal off the fairway from 180m plus out. This recentky established facet to my game has cracked open a major barrier in my game that had been stopping my improvement. Next Sunday is a stroke event for the 1st Qualifying Round for the Club Championships, Monthly Medal and 1st Round of the Gallerie Trophy a great day for golfers to get into the mix of the club golfing season. The St Patrick's Day golf round at the Robe was sponsored by Anro Signs who have supplied the effective tee block sponsor displays on the Robe Golf Course. Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff