Sit Down, clear you mind and picture you’re a professional golfer teeing it up at The Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship.
On the par four first hole you walk off the green carding a 9! You follow that great display of golfing prowess with a bogie on the second hole. After the opening two holes you sit at +6. “Settle down, there’s lots of golf left” you whisper to yourself, but deep down you know your round is essentially over and so are the chances of wining the golf tournament. Well, you might as well get aggressive now.
Suddenly you’re on fire and ring off 5 birdies over the next 7 holes to finish the front nine at just +1. So you’re telling me there’s a chance.
On to the back nine. You step up to the par three 10th tee and let go a beautiful iron shot. The golf gods give a little wink as it goes straight into the cup for sink a miraculous Ace!!! Now you’re at -1. Crap, now you have to buy drinks but you’re also right back in this tournament.
After a bogie on the 12th hole you come to the par 5 13th hole ready to attack.
Sadly the Golf Gods giveth and the Golf Gods taketh away and instead you card an 11 moving you back to the +6 mark you last visited on the second green.
With two more bogies coming home you finish the day at +8 or a round of 79. All you want to do is walk into the clubhouse, pay the tab for the hole in one and head home to contemplate life as a golfer. You get home but thanks to the wonderful world of twitter and blogs like this one your efforts get immortalized by a fellow pro named Eddie Pepperell.
This would’ve led to a difficult post round conversation with the coach I imagine…. 😳 pic.twitter.com/OQndgLBMbk
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) August 15, 2017
Mathew Webb who played along side this round said ‘He’s a good lad banter all the way. When he made the 1 he went wild then after the 11 I said I haven’t seen 3 1’s on a card before”