Crazy/funny story, Death!
Finished up our 3 day Fall Member/Member. Fiona provided some tough winds, and the club had the greens rolling as fast as they have all season. Pins were tucked a bit too, mostly today (I’d say 14 of 18).
We didn’t try to qualify for championship flight.
Same partner as last year, when we won our flight. 63 holes - 7 9-hole matches best ball, 90% of handicap. Teams put into flights based on total team handicap, so we were 26 (me 15, partner 11). 27 Friday, 18 Saturday and today.
We had a fun group in our flight, all good peeps, which was great. Has some crazy up and down results, everything from a Sandyjesus par (ball skipped over pond into bunker, and got up and down from there), 3 birds for skins, and hit the wrong ball on the 63rd and final hole. I punched a 4h under a tree for decent shot that went over slight hill, so we couldn’t see final resting place. Find a ball buried in rough where I should be, one foot off fairway, no one is paying the first hole to make me think it’s someone else’s ball, and it’s same type. I hit it, then my partner sees ball 20 yds further up in rough that’s mine. Just stoopid, especially since I’m usually really good about ID ball. Lesson re-learned. Partner tied hole (phew); I would have been lying 3 about 80
yds out on a par 5, needing a par to win hole.
We ended up finishing second in flight, and would have won if we won last hole and tied our last match, instead of losing 1 down. But between 2nd place money, winning 4 skins and having most points in a few of the 9 hole sessions, we won almost as much money as last year when we won. Fun weekend, but I’m golfed out for a bit.