I was planning on getting my first round in on Saturday morning but woke to temperatures around freezing and light snow. I could only laugh.
Thankfully, the sun finally peaked out on Sunday and despite cool temperatures around 6 degrees on the Celsius scale, I finally made it out for my first round of 2013!
After six months of hibernation, a rusty game was to be expected and I got it in spades. My putting was especially atrocious, as I had 20 putts on the front nine alone and only a single one-putt on the entire day in a round of 83. I wasn’t hitting it very far in the cold weather but I did hit nine greens in regulation so I guess I’ll call my ball striking “okay” for the first time out. My 37 putts overall were a score-killer but I’m not overly worried, as it’s usually a strength of my game.
Score aside, it was wonderful getting back out. I was smiling ear to ear and even high-fiving my buddies on the practice green prior to heading out. One of my friends even made an ace, his first hole-in-one! Not a bad way to start the season!
It was great seeing everyone again and I’m looking forward to a great year of golf.
I’m finishing up my Muirfield Village course profile and should have it online by early next week at the latest. Thanks for reading!