Reading your summary I’m starting to face the stark reality that not noticing slopes and ridges on the green is a huge part of my game, I think you generously left 2-3 more of those occasions out. I might as well have been on Pinehurst #2.
I will add, there seemed to be two contributing factors for the back nine flip in my favor. First: that great punch/chip you hit through the tree on 11 that we both watched, both thought was perfect, and then subsequently disappeared off the face of the earth after barely clipping one leaf. No idea how that one didn’t end up snug with the pin. Second: shoutout to my buddy Kyle for getting married back in 2016 and gifting me some custom TaylorMade Tour Distance+ golf balls stamped with my status as a groomsman. After almost exactly four years to the day of aging like fine wine in my garage they took my game to the next level once I put them in play on #9.
Lastly, kudos to @MerchCzar: the second serve mentality has truly changed my game with the driver and when the time was right I absolutely demolished my two Tyler Durdens.
Great round @NobodiesMedic, we have to go launch em again sometime soon.