This round of golf had the second toughest wind conditions of any round of golf I have ever played. The only conditions worse? When I got to play in Ireland with the Iona University (was then a college) golf team. Sure, in Cocoa Beach, Florida the sun is out a bit more than on the Isle of Leprechauns, but there must have been a pot of gold at the Cocoa Beach Country Club because some mystical entity was having fun creating wind tunnels to wreak havoc on anyone who dared attempt the sport of golf.

I went out for a round at 10 AM. The Cocoa Beach CC has three nine hole courses and they two I was assigned to play were the Rivers Course and the Dolphin Course. You know what both of those names have in common? A lot of water.

There is a lot of blue on this course map. For those who can’t read the key, I played the red and the yellow courses. Fun fact about the River course is that hole three through six you are right on the waters edge. Can walk over a fence and touch it. The water is always on your left. You know which way my drives typically lean. Left.

Going into this round I was petrified that I would lose at least four golf balls. However, I am happy to report that I was only minus-one on the ball lost/found ratio. Pretty freaking happy with that!

Anyways, back to the weather. It is mid 60s when I arrive at the course around 9:30 AM. It is going to be a high of in the low 80s, and the sun index isn’t; going to be too high. If you looked at those pieces of data, you’d think the round would be pleasant. But opening the weather app you see tons explanation points. GALE WARNING. HIGH WINDS! Folks, the meteorologist got it right this time.

On the first tee winds were 25 miles per hour steady. By the back nine it was 40 MPH winds constantly which gusts that were bending trees. The flags in the holes were being carried out of their latching. The father/son duo I was playing with could not use their range finder because they could not pinpoint the flag. It was chaos out there. Winds had to be taken account on every shot. Off the tee, approach, pitches and even putts.

Bonkers conditions. But still fun as hell. Who am I to complain about being on vacation and playing golf on a Monday morning? I have no right too what so ever. It was a damn good day on the golf course.

For the record, the combined 18 hole outing of River and Dolphin is par 71 with a 115 slope and 66.9 rating. Distance is roughly 5500 yards. But it felt like 6500 with the wind.


Hole 1
Par 4 | 322 Yards

First hole of the day. Ahhh yes, nothing like stepping up to the first tee with a couple of strangers and praying that your day goes well. Nothing like taking that deep bread and feeling a wind gust that’d send Toto to Uzbekistan come across your face going right to left. I legit aim by ball towards the third hole fairway way to the right, and I unleash my first drive of the day.

It feels like my ball travelled across multiple states. My Top Flight was swerving from right to left with some ruthless aggression and thankfully is landed in bounds on the left side of the rough just about five yards away from the pool parking area. There was nobody at the pool on this day. Just not the conditions.

My drive only went about 150 yards, so I still had a way to go. Seeing how much the wind knocked down my shot, I thought I would take out my three wood and just blast it. Turns out this three wood in my bag does not have the same magic as the one I had in Louisiana. I hit a ground ball down the third base line that goes straight into a fairway bunker. Perhaps I should have hit this club on the range before trying it on the course.

From the sand I have 93 yards to the pin. The ball is a little bit below my feet so I choke up on a nine iron. Yea the wind is that crazy. I take my swing and I…stick it? Like holy shit what a shot. High, using the wind to go from right to left, this ball lands on the green 15 feet away from the hole and STICKS. I have to fix it when I get up to the green. You know how good of a feeling that is?

I end the hole with a two-putt from about 15 feet away. It is a downhill first putt, but not too steep, and I get it to within six inches on the right side. We are starting off the round with a bogey. Not too shabby after the first two shots I had.

SCORE: 5 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 4
Score Overall: 5 (+1)


Hole 2
Par 3 | 139 Yards

Alright, here we are. A par three. They say this is the easiest hole of this nine hole course. To be fair to the handicappers, the wind is not as bad because we are now facing the rivers and not running parallel to them.

I take out an eight iron feeling good after hitting a great nine out of the sand on the last hole. I do my practice swings, feeling good. (You know where this is headed). I hit a screaming ground ball to the second basemen. FUCK. Ball never gets more than two feet off the ground, but because of Florida golf it rolls. It rolls so hard that it skips out of one bunker and now I am residing on top of it. I will take that lucky break even though I do not deserve it.

So from the right side of the green, maybe five 15 yards from pin high, I pitch off a slightly downhill slope. It was a bad pitch. Really quite terrible. I wanted to stay below the hole because that would be I would have an easier uphill putt to the cup. I instead blast it through the hill and I end up on the fringe on the left side of the green. Well, shit. From there I have a 30 foot putt downhill. My lag putting skills falter me as I hit it a good 10 to 12 feet past the hole. Now putting for bogey, I try and sink the puppy going uphill (which is what I initially wanted) and my ball misses dropping by one ball to the right. I had the perfect speed, but I was just one ball over to the right.

I tap it in for a double bogey and a three putt on a par two.

SCORE: 5 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 9
Score Overall: 10 (+3)


Hole 3
Par 5 | 460 Yards

First par five. First beautiful view of the river. First left to right breeze.

With the breeze going directly opposite my normal driver shot path, my banana hook did not hook nearly as much. I aimed right still, both out of habit and out of fear of the river on the left, and that is exactly where my ball ended up. Still looking for my first fairway in regulation, but this ball is still findable and playable. After hitting my drive about 190 yards, I have about 270 left to the hole. Still a whale’s through away, I take out my three iron and will attempt to use it for the first time.

I don’t catch it clean, but I do it my three iron on a fairly straight low trajectory. This ball just keeps on rolling. I maybe only got it in the air 150 yards, but this puppy had some sort of spin because I ended up only 80 yards away from the green. Thank you dry Florida fairways.

80 yards away with my approach and I take out my pitching wedge. Going to try and not do a full swing. I am not very good at it, but need to give it a try. I end up hitting my pitching wedge about 100 yards, and I am standing on the back of the green, about 60-70 feet away from the hole. Now, can I be upset about being on a green in regulation on a par five? No. Who I am to complain about that.

My first putt comes up woefully short. I am about 15 feet short of the cup, and I also misread it because the putt broke right when I thought it would stay fairly straight. Not a very good effort. My second putt gets me to within three feet, then I finally put it home. So it is a bogey on this par five. Had a decent drive, lucky second shot, pure but inaccurate third shot, and then three putts.

SCORE: 6 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 5
Score Overall: 16 (+4)


Hole 4
Par 4 | 360 Yards

Wind at my back. This is a nice change! Let’s make it happen!

I take out my driver and I absolutely crank one. By far my best drive of the day thus far, I measured it one on my GPS around 210-220 yards. It is my second longest drive of the day, and it is also a fairway in regulation. Both on one hole? Let’s try and bounce back from the three-putt on hole four.

I am about 150 yards away from where the pin is. With the wind at my back, I take out my eight iron again. Even a ground ball that would go 120 yards like on the second hole wouldn’t be that bad. Alas, I regressed and I chunked the hell out of my eight iron. My ball only goes about 100 yards. Very, very frustrating. Perhaps my next shot had some built in frustration with it.

I want to keep the ball below the hole again, but instead of a soft chip, I decided to hit a screamer that rolls right past the hole. For the second time in as many holes, I have left myself with a very, very long first putt. For the second straight hole, I left my first putt short. Granted, this fourth shot of mine only comes up maybe 10 feet short and not 15, so I guess small improvements. With that being said I still miss my second putt and it is a THIRD straight three putt.

Folks, we have to get this putter figured out. Right now I have zero answers.

SCORE: 6 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 1
Score Overall: 22 (+6)


Hole 5
Par 4 | 353 Yards

Folks, we have our first lost ball!

My drive on this hole never stood a chance. Even I literally turned my back to the river on my left, my ball would have found a way to boomerang into the water. Absolutely zero shot. The wind was at our back on this hole, but it was also blowing very severely right to left. Both of these things did not help my already wayward swing. I just drive myself to the palm tree I say my ball go out by, and I drop and reassess.

Where I dropped the ball gave my about 150 yards left to the hole. I was in a tough spot behind a tree, but I did have enough room to somewhat maneuver around it. I take out a five iron and hit a low punch shot that ends up slightly short of the green. This wasn’t a bad shot. I was actually happy from where I was. I made the most of a bad scenario with my third shot after an OB.

My fourth shot is a good pitch that carries over potential sand situations. From about 20 feet away and with a downhill tilt, I hit my putt to tap-in range. I end up with a six on this hole. After an OB, I can not too upset about that.

SCORE: 6 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 6
Score Overall: 28 (+8)


Hole 6
Par 4 | 305 Yards

Short par four. A scoring hole. All I could ask for to get back on track and get off the six train I have found myself on. Only 305 yards away, I just need to find the short grass to give myself a good second shot.

Oh well, I will go fuck myself. Again the wind is blowing right to left, and even though I compensated HEAVILY aiming to the right, my ball still ends up in the left rough. How is this even possible? I think it had 100 yards of variance on it. I am not even kidding.

The distance of the drive is okay. I hit it roughly 180, not good but not detrimental. With 130 left to the hole I take out my eight iron and home I remember how to hit a good iron shot. Fun fact, I have not. I chunk and eight iron and I end up short of the green. I then get my pitching wedge out just to get it one the surface…and I duff a chip.

So we are sitting on stroke four and I am not on the green yet on a 305 yard par four. Yikes. The confidence is wavering. We need something good to happen.

My second attempt at a chip is good and I am about 10 feet from the hole. I have a even level but breaker from right to left and I just miss the cup. I am jotting down another six in the scorecard. This hurts more than most because it was all just bad errors by myself. The chunked eight and the duff chip. Have to avoid those.

I also don’t know how this hole is considered the second hardest hole of this nine. I don’t get that because it doesn’t seem that bad.

SCORE: 6 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 2
Score Overall: 34 (+10)


Hole 7
Par 3 | 146 Yards

An elevated tee box with the wind at our back. The pin is reading about 150 away, but I am hitting more of a 130 yard shot because this wind is terrifying. There is some shit on the left like trees and traps, and on the right is water. Which one am I going to end up in, because we all know that it is not going to be on the green.

If you guessed the aqua, then you are correct!

I hit eight iron trying to redeeem myself, and fuck man did I hit it flush. Like how you are supposed to feel. Picked it nice and clean, but I tugged it justtttt a little bit. And that was a wrap. My swing trajectory, and the winds aid, ensured that I lost my second ball of the day. This is not like the drive on the fifth hole though when I had a bad swing. I am not upset about this swing at all.

So I drop my ball where I went out and with my third shot…I duff a chip. Again. Second straight hole. Brutal. Confidence crumbling around the green. I take a deep breath, think about Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, and I deliver a great second chip which gets to me to within five feet of the hole. I one putt it and am writing down a five.

I am off the six train!

SCORE: 5 (1 Putt)
Handicap:7
Score Overall: 39 (+12)


Hole 8
Par 5 | 479 Yards

Par five. A divided par five. There is water around 230 yards away, and then you need to cover some water to get to the second layup area.

I take out my driver because I do not think that I am going to be reaching that water. Turns out that I do know myself. I hit my drive rather beautifully with it is 200 yards in the middle of the fairway. Setting myself up nicely for the remainder of the hole.

With water in front of me a flag that bears a bit left, I aim where I want to lay up. I am aiming at a pair of bunkers that where about 125 yards away. I take aim for it, and I fucking nail it. Holy shit. I hit it exactly where I wanted too. I hit it about 190 yards (aided a bit by wind in the face) and I ended up roughly 88 yards away from the pin. Well holy shit. Smart golf, who would have known.

My third shot is my pitching wedge. The club I feel most comfortable with. All I need to do is a nice easy swing. But maybe I am too good with it? I need to figure out how to hit non 100% shots. I need to learn how to tone it down at times. I over shoot the green and now I am behind the hole in the rough with a rather large mound in front of me. Need to make a golf shot.

I get my shot amply up in the air, but I needed to get my chip about 2 yards further. It lands in the rough on the downhill of the mound but it doesn’t get a good kick. I end up on the fringe putting for par about 25 feet from the hole.

AND I FUCKING NAIL IT!

Best putt of the day by far. I was screaming at the ball to slow down once I hit it, but having the flagstaff in helped immensely. It stops the ball and it sinks down. I have recorded my first par of the day, and damn it feels good. Let’s end this front nine on the right note.

SCORE: 5 (1 Putt)
Handicap: 3
Score Overall: 44 (+12)


Hole 9
Par 4 | 304 Yards

Another short par four. Let’s please not have the same kind of blowup that we had with hole six. Let’s make some magic happen.

The way that this hole is laid out is that it is a bit of a dog leg right, and if you over over 190 yards then you are going to end the reeds of have a good possibility of losing your ball. Rather than hit driver, I chose to hit three iron off the tee. This also is due in some part to the fact that the wind was beginning to pick up and had sand from the tee box area hitting my in the face.

My three iron only goes 140 yards off the tee, but it is in the middle of the fairway so I am not terribly upset with the loss. I don’t even put my three iron back in the bag and I just ride with it in my lap. I step up to my ball again and swing my three iron a second time. From about 190 yards away, my ball lands around the 180 mark and now I am just short of the green in the rough on the left side.

From there it is the classic Stanko around the green. A chip that gets on the green and then I two-putt for a bogey.

I really am most happy that I hit two good three irons in a row. I know the tee shot didn’t go far, but it went straight and I do partially blame the wind. This was a good hole. I played it smart and it worked itself out.

SCORE: 5 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 8
Score Overall: 49 (+13)


Hole 10
Par 5 | 434 Yards

Alright, time for the Dolphin course. Not as much water directly near the holes, but still lots of dangers lurking. It is one less par then the River Course, so in theory that means it is easier?

The first hole is a par five, but not too much water on it at all. Only if you go way, way, left. Let me tell you that I was no where near it. I hit a line drive straight as an arrow. I was aiming to the right, and so my ball went to the right. In hindsight I should have called fore because my ball ended up on the fringe a different hole. Luckily no one was on the hole.

My second shot is with a three iron, and I fucking STRIPED IT. Ladies, gentleman, did I learn how to hit irons at the turn. I was 220 yards away from the hole, YET my shot ends up PIN HIGH to the right of the green. In theory, if I got a lucky bounce, I could have been putting for eagle. Bonkers! This three iron shot is my best shot of the day. Legit. My best shot even if it ended up in the rough.

My third shot is a chip, but I am in a bit of a tight spot. The flag is near side and I am deep in a grassy gully. If I had trust in a light flop shot, then I would have done it. But I don’t. I chip it and I chipped it wayyyyyyy to far. I landed past the hole and this puppy rolls all the way up a hill to the opposite side of the green and onto the fringe. I am cursing myself as I grab my putter.

I put down the hill and it rolls past the hole for birdie. I am still frustrated with myself for putting myself in this position. I know that in my head I am going to die if I bogey this hole after such a good three iron.

Thankfully, I nailed my second putt put up the hill for par.

I have now recorded four straight fives, and I have two pars in my last three holes!

SCORE: 5 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 4
Score Overall: 54 (+13)


Hole 11
Par 3 | 123 Yards

Short par three, but holy fuck was the win absolutely blistering. If I was not having 40 MPH wins directly in my face I would be hitting a nine iron on this hole. Instead I pulled out a seven iron.

I was the Guinee pig on this hole because I had honors, but I did not give my playing partners a good read on the win because I duffed my seven iron. Not great. So now I am about 90 yards away from the pin in the rough and all I want to do is hit a nice, soft pitching wedge. I wouldn’t even mind if the wind knocked it down a smidge.

Do you know how you take the wind out of it? You fucking hit a screaming line drive that would put a hole in a fence.

My shot hits a chain link fence behind the green but somehow stays in play. I am not fucked. Remarkably. My feet set up with this third shot is not ideal seeing how I am hugging a tree. My chip gets down the hill nice and I am on the fringe on the back of the green.

And then some magic struck my putter once against. For the second time in three holes, I hit a putt from the fringe to really help my score and salvage some low numbers. I walk away with a bogey, but maybe the ugliest bogey you will ever see. A duffed tee shot. A skulled pitching wedge. I chip that looked really awkward, followed by a one putt from the fringe.

Whatever way works!

SCORE: 4 (1 Putts)
Handicap: 9
Score Overall: 58 (+14)


Hole 12
Par 4 | 360 Yards

What we have here is a big first blow up hole. First real of the year for me. I didn’t have one in Louisiana, but here in Cocoa Beach the volcanic potential from huge scores reared its ugly head.

This 360 yard par four is the second hardest hole, according to the scorecard. I began the hole flirting with danger on the left. I had so much room to the right, but my ball decided it wanted to be magnetically pulled to the water on the left. I thought maybe I was safe because I didn’t see a splash. But that was a false hope.

But can I blame the giant fucking alligator that I saw? There was a seven foot alligator just chilling on the grass near the reeds and frankly it is right near where my ball went out. Mustering up my courage I dropped my ball about 10 feet away from this beast and I hit my third shot. It did not go well. I duffed my shot and it went from the rough into the fairway. Then my fourth shot went way long over the green and now I had to try and get the ball back on the green with my fifth shot. I was hoping for just a chip and a putt, but this being a disaster hole…that does not happen.

I have a bad chip that barely gets onto the green and from what I recall I was about 45 feet away from the hole.

I then proceed to three putt this hole as well.

That is an eight. An Octogen. An snowman. A very bad score.

I really had done a good job at limiting the damage, but this hole was just too much. I had to move on. I had to get to an easier hole.

SCORE: 8 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 2
Score Overall: 66 (+18)


Hole 13
Par 5 | 483 Yards

This hole is 483 yards on the scorecard but it was playing as 550. Dead straight into the wind. I had to hold my hand on my head whenever I was swinging. Just absolutely no chance to get good distance on your shots. This hole was a war. Everyone who played it that day I played must have felt like they needed therapy after it.

I hit my drive well and I end up on the left side about 180 yards away from the tee box. So I still have 300 yards left to go towards the hole. I am in the rough so I take out my three iron, and I just absolutely chunk it. First bad swing with this club for quite a while.

My third swing on this par five, and I am taking out the Big Bertha. I am taking out, the one-wood. Yup. I mean it, the one-wood. You remember the three wood that I royally fucked up on the first hole?

This time around I kind of stand up a bit straight, and folks, I fucking hit it on the SCREWS. Crushed! Blasted! Rocketed! Oh my goodness, that came out of nowhere, right?

So I was about 250 yards away when I took that one-wood shot, and now I am about 75 yards shot of the green. That shows the wind too that I hit my one-wood on the screws and it only went 175 yards.

I take out my pitching wedge and I swing fully. I should have swung double fully. It gets up into the air and it still falls short of the green and in the rough on the left side. FUCKKKK. My fifth shot is from the rough and I do get it onto the green, but on the green means nothing on this hole.

I am putting up a hill to try and get a bogey, but I leave it about three feet short. I swear the wind had a major part in in it. I wailed on this ball and it just didn’t want to go in the hole.

SCORE: 7 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 6
Score Overall: 73 (+20)


Hole 14
Par 3 | 110 Yards

Why is it that every single hole we are on, the wind is in our face? How is that scientifically possible? I just don’t see how it is possible.

This 110 yard yard par three actually has no water on it, so that is a plus. But, it is probably playing around 130, and because I don’t trust the wind, I grab my seven iron.

I hit the shot well off the club but it begins fading to the left and I end up pin high but in the rough on the left side. I am in-between two grassy mounds. In what may have been my prettiest looking chip of the day, I loft it nicely over one and it lands on the green….and dare I say…spins back a little? Did we have a little English on this puppy but just had absolutely no idea how it was done?

I two putt from there, and we are riding a four onto hole 15.

SCORE: 4 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 5
Score Overall: 77 (+21)


Hole 15
Par 4 | 370 Yards

The hardest hole on the back nine. That didn’t phase me.

My best drive of the day, abetted by an absolutely prefect cross wind. The wind was blowing left to right, and it was coming in from behind us. I hit this golf ball down the right side of the fairway and I absolutely striped it. 235 yards with a clear shot at the green for my second shot.

I should not that this hole is divided by water, and if my ball would have gone 250 yards I would have been toast. But I am not like that. I am not that much of a bomber. But for me, holy mackerel, what a drive.

So for my second shot with my wind behind my back, I take out my eight iron. I am 135 yards away, and taking lessens from when I clubbed up, I should have clubbed down. But with that being said. Readers, this is maybe the purest I have ever felt an iron shot in my life. I had a beaver tail divot. This ball went up, and it came down straight. I landed on the back of the green. That is a green in regulation. I do not care if I am about 45 feet away from the hole. This shot was majestic.

So I am on the back of the green. I realize as I am standing back there that I need to basically putt the ball onto the fringe in order to get my ball to where it has to go. This is a new challenge for me. And I am not one to chip on the green. Nosiree.

Sure one could say that the hole won on the green because I needed to three putt. But for the hardest hole on the golf course I gave myself a position to even make birdie. If only I knew how to putt today.

SCORE: 5 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 1
Score Overall: 82 (+22)


Hole 16
Par 4 | 320 Yards

I fucking hate sand traps man. Really don’t like them.

But before we get to that. We have a straight forward par four with little water. The crosswind is ridiculous (I am sure you are tired of me saying that). I aimed 45 degrees to the right side of the fairway, but somehow I ended up wide on the left side. I think my ball traversed more than a full football field. I want to see the Sports Science of how my spin helped this ball go bonkers.

I am about 153 yards away from the hole after I find my ball, and I am stuck underneath so low handing trees. The branches have literally been falling off this tree because of the wind, but there are still some stragglers remaining. I take out my five iron and punch it out, and I hit it really well. However, the end result is my ball in the bunker on the front right side of the green.

The ball is laying flat. Do I just pick it out with a pitching wedge and hope my nice pitch work back on hole 14 can translate? Or do I go with the proper club and try and proper sand shot.

Well, I went with the pitching wedge, but somehow hit the ball with the bottom part of the club and my Top Flite comes screaming out of the bunker on the ground. I would have gotten yelled at in slow pitch softball for hitting the ball right back up the middle that hard.

My ball ends up on the opposite side of the green in the rough. With my fourth shot I pitch it on, and then I two putt from there. Just a case of my not knowing how to hit good sand trap shots. I need to learn how to do this, but how the hell do you practice that?

SCORE: 6 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 8
Score Overall: 88 (+24)


Hole 17
Par 3 | 120 Yards

Are final par three of the round is yet another one with the wind directly in the face. It is awful, and I hate it. No matter where the wind blows, it is in our faces. That is just the way that mother nature wants to treat us today.

From 120 yards away I get out an eight iron because I love hitting it even though the results are a little rough. I hit the ball straight up, and it stayed there. I swear that it floated. It was like a UFO in the air.

My ball lands short of the green. 100 yards my eight iron went, and I thought that I hit it well. Am I supposed to hit a six iron for a 120 yard hole? That is just nuts.

No green in regulations on par threes today. I did do the chip and then two putt to get a bogey, but all i can think about is how my ball was seemingly being hung up by puppet strings. Just insane.

But I got a four. I got a bogey. Bogey golf is good golf for me.

SCORE: 4 (2 Putts)
Handicap: 7
Score Overall: 92 (+25)


Hole 18
Par 4 | 325 Yards

Last hole of they day. It took time for my playing partners and I to actually find the hole. Three nine hole courses all around each other wasn’t too confusing until the last hole. Figures.

The tees where set in front of the water which means the driver of the golf ball needs to get it over 100 yards of water into a fairway that funnels and becomes thinner towards a green that leans toward the left. It is the last hole so we are going to let it all ride.

The hole is not particularly long, and when I hit my drive right down the pop, I am getting a little giggley with the potential. My drive went 220 yards, and I legit look down at my watch and I have 105 yards to go towards the flag. The wind is blowing left to right and that greatly benefited my drive because it cancelled out a lot of the normal movement it has. When I hit my pitching wedge up in the air, that wind takes my ball and slowly begins pushing it too the right. I came one yard away from having a green in regulation to end my day. Do you know how nice that would have been?

From the fringe I was hoping for some magic, but it appears like I used all of that mana up. I hit my putt passed the hole by 10 feet. At least I gave it a shot for birdie…right? Then I leave my par putt short (FUCK), and I end the day with a five. A bogey.

SCORE: 5 (3 Putts)
Handicap: 3
Score Overall: 97 (+26)


FINAL THOUGHTS

  • The putting woes really reared their ugly head sometimes in this round. It makes me upset because my first hole I had a great lag putt, but there were times I left putts way short. More often short than long. I did have a couple really nice one putts to make up for some threes, including one for par from off the green, but still a bit disappointing overall.
  • I did go on the practice range before heading out onto the course and good lord did I hit my irons horrendously. Like so bad. I was nervous going into the round. I think it was the mats that we had to hit on because they were wet and it’s already not a natural feeling. I will just tell myself that.
  • Playing in bonkers conditions like this is fun. I know some may think it is insane, but I really did have a good time. It wasn’t raining so I am not wet. That is a major plus. It is a story to tell. When you have 40 yard soft pitches that are carried left like a tooth being ripped out by a door, then you know you are in something funky.
  • I will never get over seeing dinosaurs on the golf course. I mean I had to hit a golf ball within 10 feet one one and folks, I didn’t love it. Probably rushed that shut in my head for sure.
  • The course was in okay shape. Fairways connecting the rough was a little ragged, but the greens were in good shape. Can’t complain about their condition when thinking about my putting skills. Or lack there of.
  • I am not sure which of my clubs has more variance than my one wood. Yes, my one wood. I either ground it 15 yards in front of me, or I hit a screaming bullet that eventually slices 20 yards left, but damn if I hit it, it goes.

Cocoa Beach Golf Rounds

4/10/23 Score
River #1 | Par 45 (2 Putts)
River #2 | Par 35 (3 Putts)
River #3 | Par 56 (3 Putts)
River #4 | Par 46 (3 Putts)
River #5 | Par 46 (2 Putts)
River #6 | Par 46 (2 Putts)
River #7 | Par 35 (1 Putt)
River #8 | Par 55 (1 Putt)
River #9 | Par 45 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #1 | Par 55 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #2 | Par 34 (1 Putt)
Dolphin #3 | Par 48 (3 Putts)
Dolphin #4 | Par 57 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #5 | Par 34 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #6 | Par 45 (3 Putts)
Dolphin #7 | Par 46 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #8 | Par 34 (2 Putts)
Dolphin #9 | Par 45 (3 Putts)
Total97 (+26) | 39 Putts, 5 FIR, 2 GIR

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