When the golf gods smile…

I finally played 18 holes of good golf at Woodmont. I didn’t hit any really bad shots, and every time I hit a mediocre shot I followed it with a good shot. Here’s the hole by hole story.

Hole 1, 505 yard par 5: Hit a 250 yard drive in the middle of the fairway. Hit a weak 3 wood about 30 yards short of the green. Hit a weak wedge on the front on the green. Left the 40 foot putt about 10 feet short and knocked in the second putt for par. Even.
Hole 2, 165 yard par 3: Hit a 7 iron to the middle of the green. Left the 20 foot putt about 3 feet below the hole, sank second putt for par. Even.
Hole 3, 390 yard par 4: Hit a 3 wood into a stiff breeze. Hit a 6 iron from 170 yard to about 8 feet. Holes the putt for birdie. One under.
Hole 4, 430 yard par 4. Hit a big drive with helping breeze down the middle. Hit 9 iron from 140 yard to right fringe. Two putted for par. One under.
Hole 5, 390 yard par 4. Hit a good drive into the wind to right side of fairway. Hit 7 iron from 160 yards to 8 feet below hole. Holed putt for birdie. Two under.
Hole 6, 120 yard par 3. Hit a pitching wedge into right center of green. Two putted for par. Two under.
Hole 7, 370 yard par 4. Hit a 3 wood down the center. Hit a 9 iron from 140 yards to right side of green. Hit 40 foot putt 8 feet past, sank sliding downhill put for par. Two under.
Hole 8, 450 yard par 4. Hit big drive into wind into right rough. Hit 7 iron from 170 yards in grassy lie to 20 feet short of green. Chip with lob wedge stops 10 inches short of hole. Gimme for par. Two under.
Hole 9, 520 yard par 5. Hit weak drive in middle. Hit 5 wood in fairway 100 yards short of green. Hit weak sand wedge to front of green. Hit 45 foot putt 6 feet past hole, missed right breaking downhill put for bogey. One under par 35 on front nine.

Hole 10, 500 yard par 5. Hit 3 wood down right side of fairway. Hit 5 wood to 50 yards from green on right side of fairway. Hit lob wedge that lands 6 feet short and stops 12 inches past hole. Gimme birdie. One under.
Hole 11, 100 yard par 3. Hit sand wedge short between green and pond. Chipped with sand wedge to 5 feet. Sank 5 footer for par. One under.
Hole 12, 370 yard par 4. Hit 3 wood down left side that kicks to middle of fairway. Hit 8 iron from 150 yards left of green. Pitched with log wedge to short-side pin to within 4 feet. Sank downhill right breaker for par. One under.
Hole 13, 150 yard par 3. Hit 8 iron to right fringe. Two putted for par. One under.
Hole 14, 390 yard par 4. Hit driver down right side, kicks right into hazard. 1 stroke penalty. Dropped in rough, hit 7 iron from 160 yards to 10 feet beyond pin. Two putted for bogey. Even.
Hole 15, 180 yard par 3. Hit 7 iron to left front fringe, rolls onto green. Two putted for par. Even.
Hole 16, 550 yard par 5. Hit driver in right rough. Hit 6 iron around trees to center of fairway. Hit pitching wedge from 110 yards to 10 feet below hole. Left birdie putt short by 4 inches. Even.
Hole 17, 360 yard par 4. Hit 3 wood down right side. Hit pitching wedge from 120 yards to 20 feet below hole (getting dark). Two putted for par. Even.
Hole 18, 500 yard par 5. Hit big drive down center. Hit 3 wood from 230 yards to just short of green. Almost dark. Hit lob wedge to 15 feet short of pin. Two putted for par. Even par 36 on back. One under par 71 for 18 holes.

The three putt on hole nine and the drive into the hazard on hole 14 were the only real mistakes.

One thought on “When the golf gods smile…”

  1. WOW, What a round. I wish I had been there, just to enjoy it with you. Congratulations, I hope there are many more in your future. My shoulder is still bad, and my golf future is still on hold.
    Keep in touch.

    Art

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