Day Two did not go as planned. I had hoped to build on my great back 9 from Day One, however instead it was the best grinding round I shot in a long time. Nothing was smooth and I fought against all my natural instincts. I am not sure what happened between the two days, but after 8 bogeys and a double, I walked off the course with a satisfying 81!
The course set up was more difficult than the day before. We used some tee boxes that were not part of the practice round, but that is how things go. I cannot control these things, so I play the course they set up. On Day Two, the course was playing about 250 yards longer. This does not see much, but considering I was struggling, this extra distance made my round more difficult. Continue reading
I always wondered how many golfers like to participate in tournaments. I figure half the fun of playing is competition. Of course, each time we hit the links we compete against ourselves, but that is not really the same as challenging someone. Many play side games ‘to make their round interesting’, however, I rarely do this. I like to compete in tournaments that pits player against player.
Yesterday, I played in my second golf tournament in two days. It was the Senior Men’s Invitational at Osprey Links Golf Course. It was the first time I entered in this event and I have to say, it was great fun and something I will try to enter again next year. The stroke play format was divided into age groups and I was in the 55 to 59 group. We had many different age groups and caliber of players, yet everyone appear very satisfied with the format, the tee selection and their playing partners. Continue reading
Yesterday I completed all my scheduled travels and now it is time to concentrate on my golf game. In the next three weeks, I have 4 tournaments and one possible golf course review. I am excited to playing regularly and hopefully this constant play will result in lower and lower golf scores.
The dog fight is a different format for Men’s Night. At Osprey Links Golf Course, we seem to play this format more often than not. I have never played this format before, and actually never heard of it until recently. Honestly, I am not a fan during Men’s Night because it does not promote interaction between all the players and it does not give all teams an opportunity to win. Continue reading