Yesterday, Jean and I tied for first in the 2-man scramble golf tournament at Roundel Glen Golf Course. There were 21 teams (42 players total) who competed in this event in attempts to walk away with the first prize and more importantly bragging rights! This is the second year in a row that Jean and I competed in this fun event and the second time we walked away with prizes! We improved our standing of second place last year and look to be clear winners next year!
Our goal this year was to shoot lower than our last year’s score of 66. I am happy to report we shot an eight under, 64 before subtracting our handicap of 1 stroke. Overall, we shot a handicapped score of 63. This beats our last year’s handicap by 3 strokes. We played very well and only left three strokes on the course.
We started the round with 3 straight birdies and lipped out for birdie on the 4th hole. It was the strong start we were looking for and it set us up for success for the rest of the round. After a birdie on the 9th hole, we finish the front 9 with a score of 32. The back nine was really no different. With four birdies we shot a 32 again for a score of 64.
Our round may sound a bit routine given our handicap, however it was anything but routine. We made hit 15 of 18 greens. We made 8 of 15 putts for birdie, we were up and down 3 for 3 from off the green (hit the pin on one chip), we lipped out 3 times, and were never in trouble at all during the round. This is atypical for us; today our games were very complimentary and as a result we played very well.
Jean’s short game was on fire. He was closest on most approach shots and his putting was the best I had seen in quite some time. He was straight off the tee and as a result, I was able press some shots by cutting corners and shortening our approach shots. In a 2-man scramble, it is critical the lead player hit the ball in play and today Jean was that guy!
We had plenty of fun today. We want to thank Mike Clare, the GM of Roundel Glen Golf Course and host of this fun event, for organizing a great time for all. The chicken wings, pizza, and libations were a great touch and much appreciated by all!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!