Day 3 without playing golf
OK, let's get to the back nine.
(For those of you who haven't been following along, I halted a golfless streak of 168 days last Saturday. To recap, I hacked my way to a 47 on the front. I had four penalty strokes and a balky putter. My new Dunlop Crazy Long driver was crazy all right. I closed with a pair of pars and headed over to the tenth tee.)
The back nine at Great Oaks Country Club is tight with a lot of doglegs and blind shots.
I knew I needed to put the ball in play if I was going to do anything. The smartest move I made was to retire that new Dunlop Crazy Long driver for the day.
My drives started splitting the fairways and I began rolling putts half way decent. I birdied 10, a par five, nearly holing out for eagle from a greenside bunker (it hit the stick).
Par-par-birdie. Now I had a little mo.
Hitting fairways and greens, I made several pars and a couple of bogeys.
The only blemish was a double on a par five after a FOUR-PUTT from about 40 feet. I left my first putt short, ran my second putt by, and then JDed a two-footer.
Despite that damage, I carded a 39 on the back for an 86. Nice little comeback. Chalk one up for the golf deprived.
The Armchair Golfer