Two rounds of golf. Didn’t break 80 in either one…again.
I’m not going to go into detail about the rounds but I shot 80 on Saturday from the tips then was 82 on Sunday from the same tees in extremely cold and windy conditions, going four over par on my last three to do it.
My putting has been atrocious ever since playing on the shaggy carpets at Grand Niagara but really, I’m not doing anything well.
My handicap, which at one point last year got down to scratch, is up to 4.2 – yup, I’m now a five handicap officially. That pretty much says it all about the quality of my game this year. And to top it off, it’s going to get worse, as I’m losing a 71 this weekend on my score chart so I could actually be pushing a six handicap by Monday next week!
I’ve been a real sourpuss lately on the course and I imagine I haven’t been the most fun guy to play a round with during this extended slump. I’m really going to try to put more effort into shrugging the bad shots off and not beating myself up over my pathetic game. I know that no one wants to hear about it and really, who the hell cares? It’s just a game, we all struggle at some point and this is my time.
I just have to deal with the tough times with a little more grace.
We have the third leg of the Niagara Men’s Tour coming up on Sunday and it’s taking place on our home turf at St. Catharines. Hopefully, one of our members takes home first place.