December 2nd, 2008

Hiding in the plants

Practice makes perfect. I need lots of practice.

The weather was nice today, with temps in the 50's, so I wanted to golf, but I needed to do some shopping.  I decided I'd try the Plattsmouth Country Club, since it's not far from the grocery store.  Unfortunately I found when I got there that they are closed for the season.  So I went to my second option, Bay Hills Golf Club.

I was just going to buy a bucket of balls and hit the driving range, but the guy in the clubhouse said they had discounted rates during the winter.  18 holes usually runs $30 including a cart, but now it's just $20.  I figured what the heck, I'll try that instead.

Bay Hills is a real golf course, 18 holes, par 72, 6028 yards off the white tees.  And I just stunk today.  I've still got a wicked slice, and I am still have trouble hitting with the woods.  I also have almost no range whatsoever; my best drive is only about 150 yards.  That's short even for the ladies!

My best hole was #5, which is the second hardest on the course.  I actually managed to keep the ball in the fairway.  I finished that hole with triple bogey.  My worst hole was #6, a par 5 monster that's the second longest hole on the course, 389 yards off the red tees.  I couldn't seem to hit the damn ball more than 50 yards at a time on that hole.  It took sixteen strokes to hole out.  Argh!

I started playing at about 2:00, but it was starting to get dark by the time I reached the 9th hole.  Most people would have finished the entire course by then.  I gave up and returned to the clubhouse.  The guy gave me back the difference in price between a 9 hole game and 18.  That was nice of them.

I ended up scoring an 84 on 9 holes, par 36.  That's 48 over par, or more than 5 over per hole average.  I made 3 triple bogeys.

I can't give up though.  This was only my 4th ever round, and my first on a regulation course.  Things can only improve!

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I'm not sure of the actual distances, since the usual tees had been removed and they were using temporary teeing areas.  I'm listing the red tee distances and handicaps here.

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