Apologies for the delay in writing up another round. In fact I can’t even remember if this was the Saturday or the Sunday of that weekend.
After visiting Came Down we skipped a week for whatever reason before returning to our regular haunt at Wolfedale.
Date: 15th May 2011.
Course: Wolfedale Golf Course, Charminster
Conditions: Sunny with a light shower.
On our handicap system we were tied at half-distance with a gap of ten shots in reality – I’d been leading until fluffing the 9th. Then we were essentially tied all the way to the final hole, where Dad scored a great 3 to win by a shot! Final gap: 21 points.
Last four rounds at this course (including this one):
Consistency! We’ve been looking for consistency for months and at last we’ve found it.
We both felt we played badly but the scores don’t bear that out, my 119 was about what I had been scoring before and Dad got under 100 which has been his recent target lately. The fact we thought those scores were bad is a really promising sign because it means we are both improving! We each thought we could take a good 7 or 8 shots off our respective scores. We’ve been at the same level for a while now, but ever now and then we make a gain to a new level.. and it looks as though that’s about to happen again.
We both scores seasons’ bests on the 8th hole which is a short one of 121 yards, sat on the top of a hill. I also had a best on the 15th (the really long one!) and 17th (tricky uphill – I finally at long last got the damn thing on the fairway rather than in the rough). Dad got bests on the 10th and 18th.
Looking forward to going back.