Second Day in a Row Golf Surprise

As I prepared to tee off this morning I wasn’t expecting much of a round.  Winds were howling at 30-40 mph and following yesterday’s 76 I figured I’d most likely shoot a score more in line with my 13.6 handicap.  Anything under 90 would have been fine.  And that’s how the day started: eight over par through the first six holes.

Then on the 500-yard 7th hole I launched a 270 yard wind-aided drive.  I followed that with a 5 wood that stopped on the green just 18 feet from the cup.  I missed my first ever eagle putt but the tap-in birdie was followed by two pars for 43 on the front nine.

The back nine was an unusual adventure.  Following an easy par on hole 10 I hit my next tee shot into the woods and flailed through holes 11 and 12 five strokes over par.  Amazingly enough, though, I 1-putted every hole except number 16 for just 10 putts on the final nine holes and 23 for the round.  In spite of some inconsistent ball-striking I shot an 85.  That took my scoring average for the year down to 87.87.

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