ZWExton Did it feel like you were playing worse? I've gone low on one side (not THAT low) plenty of times then put up a very ordinary score on the back and ended up scratching my head about what happened.
43 is a good score, but 8 shots worse than the other side sounds so bad, doesn't it?
Just hitting it a little closer on approach and making the putts, I guess. Great shots vs very good shots, and bad shots vs OK shots.
I'm a 10.5 handicap right now. Probably an 11.5 when you factor in the 130 slope. Normally shoot high 70's, low to mid 80's. Lots of water and out of bounds. Shooting under par on 9 holes is an anomaly for my skill level.
I have shot every score from a par 71 to a 92 on this course (it's the last course Robert Trent Jones Sr. did). The 92 came this past year in the first round of our senior club championship.
I shot an 81 the second day of the championship with an 8 on the 18th hole. In the club championship you have to play every hole out regardless of how many strokes.
Either that or DQ yourself. In our Quota Game we pick up after double bogey. Being a 10.5 I can take a 7 on any hole for handicap purposes.
Anyway, my guess is what happens when we get on a run like that is you start thinking about the round your having and trying not to screw up instead of playing one shot at a time.
I ended up a plus 5 yesterday (my quota is 27) with 32 points. Getting 32 points is the equivalent of playing to a 4 handicap. Anyway, I won 1st place in the quota game which was nice.