Saunton West round today

I’ve been fed up with practicing in the freezing cold these last couple of weeks here in the UK and the courses all being frozen that today I went with a friend to Saunton (he’s a member there as well as our place) and we played the West Course (course plan below).

Although it was a bit mizzly when we arrived, by the time a bacon roll and cup of tea had been consumed it had stopped. It stayed fairly grey for the whole morning with a tiny bit of watery sunshine and not that cold.  Best of all it was dead calm, and I mean DEAD calm.

Saunton GC West Course plan

We teed off just before 9am and it was a full hour before we caught up the four ball in front of us, who kindly let us through immediately.  Then we practically never saw anyone else, and never caught anyone up.

My round?

  • Score = 78 (+7) – my handicap is 8
  • Driving = Average – only one wild miss
  • Irons = Pretty good
  • Short Game = average – couple of poor chips
  • Putting = brilliant – 29 putts with some fantastic six foot plus par saves

The most disappointing bit was two double bogeys on par 3s.  I won’t bore you with the details, they were just rubbish holes.  It could easily have been 5, 4 or even 3 over round….next time!

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