What was your best start ever on the links? Recently, I was thinking about my best start and realized that it I have started at three under after three holes on 4 occasions; not bad considering I have played over thousands of rounds. Each of these rounds started with three birdies and continued on cruise control for most of the round. But more of that later!
Having a fast start is always a good thing. I find that if I am at par or one under after three holes I am mentally setup for success. Surprisingly, this happens more often than not. I find that a fast steady start generally leads to lower golf scores. I am in the right frame of mind to overlook any poor shots and look for course management opportunities for more birdies or eagles. But that is a topic for another day. Today we are talking about our best starts ever; this is what you said:
My best start ever was three under after three holes at Laurentide Golf Course in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. The first three holes start as follows: a par 5, 554 yards, par 4, 405 yards, and par 3, 155 yards. Walking towards the fourth hole I felt like I was floating. Needless to say, I was mentally in the perfect spot to score low. And I did!
This particular fast start set me up for my best round ever. Grinding my way around the course I found myself looking at eagle on the 18th hole for a smooth 68 (par 71)! I actually hit the pin on my chip for eagle, but walked off with a smooth 2 under 69. My low score was the result of my best start ever.
Unlike other players, I find that a fast start is beneficial. It immediately gives me a buffer for the next 15 holes and this is something I will take every time. Starting fast is important because trying to dig myself out of a hole from the beginning makes for a long day on the links.
What is your best score after three holes? Did it lead to a great score?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!