Shooting Two Birdies in One Round

I have an expectation that I will shoot at least two birdies in one round every time I tee it up. Of course, this does not always happen, but this stat is slowly improving. I can say that shooting even one birdie is great for lowering my final score and helps build confidence. But, this is no surprise and you already knew that – right?

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Keeping A Streak of Birdies Alive

Hitting to the 12th green over some friends.

My fun on the course increases exponentially depending on the number of birdies I shoot during a round. I expect to shoot at least 1 birdie and on most days 2. But there are those special days where I score more than 2 and my score usually reflects my good fortune.

Over the years, I have had 3 special times where I scored 6 birdies in one round. It seemed that on those days, I could do nothing wrong. Of the 3 special rounds, all were under par (69, 69, 70). Although expect to shoot birdies, even those rounds exceeded my expectations. Additionally over the years, I have shot 3 and 4 birdies in on round many of times. But, only twice have I shot 4 birdies in a row! What a thrill! Continue reading

I am a Grateful Golfer

Timberwolf Golf ClubToday was a fantastic day!  I traveled to Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to play a round of golf with my friend (brother-in-law) on one of the best courses in Northern Ontario.  Timberwolf Golf Club did not disappoint.  The company was fantastic, the weather was hot and sunny, and the course was in excellent shape.

We played from the gold tees.  This offered a par 72, 6500 yard challenge with plenty of bunkers and unique driving visuals.  (Of course I forgot my camera in the car!)  The fairways were short and lush, the greens held extremely well and the putts were true.  The rough was about three inches long and thick.  The only draw back was no first cut.  You went from short lush fairways to thee inch rough…..made for a bit of a challenge for sure.

For the most part I hit fairways and greens.  The couple of holes that I was off on my drive cost me at least on stoke.  I had two penalty strokes, but overall I was extremely happy with my overall game.  I had one birdie and chances at four more.  Actually, I had 10 birdie putts, but five were from over 20 feet so I don’t really count those as birdie opportunities.

Today was a reason why I love to golf.  Mostly, I spent four hours with a friend talking, laughing and enjoying our time on the links.  It truly was a great time.  Thanks Bruce!

I am a grateful golfer!  See you on the links!

4 Birdies and Hitting the Flag

My friend and I had a great round yesterday.  We both hit the ball straight and were on the green in regulation quite often.

Playing the fourth hole my friend was by the green in two.  Using his wedge, he hit the ball a bit to hard; however to his surprise it hit flag and dropped 2 feet from the hole resulting in a tap in par.  He also flushed a 7 iron on hole 11 to within 6 feet on a 160 yard par 3.  A smooth stroke netted him a birdie.

I was quite happy with the way I played.  I had three birdies.  One was a chip in, another was a tap in after an eagle putt and the last was surprise 20 foot putt.

Overall, mixed with the fantastic weather, we had a great time.  We are grateful golfers!