Sunday, January 01, 2006

1st Jan 06 and its wet ....

Woke up as early as 5 am, morning prayers and the usual routine , hot water and cleaning the kitchen and cook some breakfast for dearest zalita. Had a cup of nescafe , strong black and gazing at bbc news on sports. Liverpool won again , although last nite I was a bit agitated with the performance of the cikeding Garcia.
Hit the road at 6.30 am and stop over at the local wet market for some "currypuffs". Had to have something to eat right to get the ball going. The course is still suffering from the wet season and the rain last nite does not help either. It was wet and the fairways are still in a very bad and soggy conditions. Most of us spend more time searching for the balls rather than practising and making that swing. I did not make a good putt on the first hole. Tee off with rescue 4 and went beyond the pin. Chip it in short and did not read the putt well. Ok its the first hole , 17 to go right. The tee shot on hole no 2 was promising. As usual Maruman Exim Nano II has not let me down. The only problem is now I am having inconsistencies with my second shot. I can be hitting 14 out of 14 fairways for one round but unable to convert it to birdies or par simply because I choked my iron approach shot to the green. And yes the soggy fairways did not help either. Lucky enuf those new footjoys are waterproff and this time around performs as what it is written on the box. But it is still not mud proof anyway. So I hit a bad second shot with a 6 iron and had to chip onto to the green with a 58 degrees Vokey. And again I did not read the putt well and did not anticipate the break from right to left about 3 inches to the pin. True enuf the ball move to the left and bogey is not a score I adore at the moment.
The same script went on and on again until hole 9 . The ball was on the green and only managed the first par of the day. With 46 on the first 9 , I was playing some new sript deep in my head. And it did not went well for hole 10th and 11th. With double bogey and triple bogey score for those two hole , I was tempting to walk back to the club house and had an early drink. The 13th , 14th and 15th was not that bad. With Par par and bogey score , I was back in my golfing mood. The following pics are t shots at hole 13th.
Our dearest DA with his usual easy senior swing.
The usual MH with his unique swing under repair.
And yours truly , your favourite golfer 2005 , Jack GA.

We finally have breakfast at half way hut next to the 15th green. Nasilemak and some meehoon goreng was on the tray with some boiled eggs. That explains why the tee shot on 16th was a bit heavy and slow. Lucky enuf managed to bogey that hole after a few stupin chipping and had to make a long putt to save bogey. Walking to the 17th tee , I was counting the current damage. After making 18 over shots and considering a handicapp 12 , with possibilities of scoring over 90 kind of make a bit edgy. Hey ! I am not going to spoil my new year with plus 90 scores. Thinking again , then I had to make par for the next two finishing par 5 holes. It is not something impossible and true enuf , although not regulation on the green , my long putt makes my day. Finishing par and par for 17th and 18th , leaving me with 90 gross and 78 nett score for the 1st day in 2006.
In summary , I know I can hit the ball solid on the tee with the Maruman Exim Nano II. And ping pal 4 will be my only putter for 2006 , with that new routines which helps a lot in making those long putt. I admit I have to make adjustment and more consistent iron approach shot to the green. Especially with the mid irons. Happy new year everybody....

2 comments:

Adam said...

Happy New Year and
hope to read more golfing tips..

Golf Addix said...

same to u too bro ! my regards to ur other half...