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Golfing: Southwood 2014-03-22

Another golf post! Judging from my free time as of late, there may not be much else posted here for a bit. Anyhoo…

This round we actually played a game called Wolf (or possible Lone Wolf) to make things a little more interesting. Basically, the 4th person in the order is the “wolf” (the order rotates each hole). After each player hits, the wolf decides if they would like to team up with said player or pass. If they pass on all three, they are the “lone wolf” and are playing against everyone else. If they chose a teammate, then it is 2-on-2. There are 3 points to split per hole, so if there are teams, winner gets 1.5 points. If you go lone wolf and win, you get 3 points though if you lose, each of the other players get 1 point. Given my last few rounds, I was given a 2 stroke handicap per hole (1 on par 3) and Brian was given a 1 stroke. This evened out the playing field enough to keep things interesting. Since this was a more rigid ruleset, each player was limited to 1 mulligan per 9 holes (far less than I had utilized in past rounds).

I think I came in 3rd with regard to the Wolf, but overall I was pretty pleased with my performance. I only lost 2 balls, and I consider my score to be improved given the lack of mulligans. Here’s hoping I can keep getting out consistently now that Brian has moved and I can continue to improve!

Additional side note, I shot my first par since I have been getting back into playing. I hit a terrible first shot on a 17 (a par 3), but had a great chip that put me right next to the hole. Good stuff!

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Front 9

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Back 9

Golfing: Southwood 2014-02-08

I got back out on the golf course again, and I think it may have actually gone worse than last time! At this stage in my game, I should probably start keeping track of balls lost and mulligans because those stats are still the most relevant to how my game has been going. I definitely had plenty of both this time (though I spent a lot less time in sand traps), but I still managed to squeeze out some fun 😉 Hopefully I can get out to the range a few times before my next round and actually make an improvement! I actually was slightly better on the front nine, but I completely lost it on 12 and 18 of the back nine, which really killed me. Mayhaps I should also get some new balls since I have literally been knocking the color off the ones I have been playing recently 😉

Front Nine

Front Nine

Back Nine

Back Nine

Golfing: Southwood

A couple of my buddies have become pretty consistent golfers as of late, which has spurned me to get back into the game myself.  I played some when I was in middle/high school, then had a long hiatus, then played for a few months leading up to my buddy Adam’s wedding, then another hiatus until recently. I never played consistently enough to really become any good, but I thought it would be kinda fun to chronicle my attempt to make a decent golfer out of myself.

I’ve played with a few different apps, but I think I have settled on the Swing by Swing app for tracking everything. Occasionally, I will check it for yardage and such, but for now I am mostly using it as a scorecard to keep track of my basic stats. Hopefully, I will stick with this long enough to start seeing some interesting results! This past weekend, I played a round at the Southwood Golf Club, and it went as follows.

Back Nine

Front Nine

Back Nine

Back Nine

Since I was just trying out the app for the first time, I didn’t include stats about penalty strokes, bunkers, etc. I don’t know if I will ever be interested enough to track every single thing. It might be a bit interesting if I started tracking mulligans though. 😉 I’m still at the level where the primary stat I am interested in is how many balls I have lost. Luckily, I think it was only 2 this round! haha.

Overall, I was fairly happy with the round. I am still terribly inconsistent in general, and I have a lot to learn about club selection. It said my average was 2.11 putts per hole, which I will take. I was especially proud of my chip-in on hole 10!

Anyway, I thought this might be interesting to post on here (at least more interesting than posting nothing at all!), so mayhaps I will keep going with it. Hopefully, there will also be some more race posts in the very near future! 😉