Round Played: — As A Single —
By Wayne Halm –
Not often — but it does happen –
My round on June 10th 2015 got sidetracked when the guy I was scheduled with didn’t show up. I hung around the course for about an hour looking for a game, but only foursomes went out.
I made use of the waiting time. Went to the range and hit a few drives, it was ‘Mat Day” and I will not hit irons off the mats. Chipped a while, this was good because I started way too strong. And I rolled a lot of 6 foot putts, but that got depressing – so I went out as a single.
Playing as a single never lasts long for me. I am a ‘social golfer’ and a fun round requires a ball, some clubs, a course – and PEOPLE. For three holes I watched the foursome in front laugh and have a good time. Good for them! But even at par, par, bogie, I was not having fun. On the fourth fairway I picked up my ball and quit.
No, this day did not work out for me – it happens. But I’ve been asked to play with some folks tomorrow and things are looking up.
Come play golf with me.
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Sorry to hear your golf plans went south. You made the best of your waiting time and got some short game practice in, which is always good. I have tried a couple times to play alone and it is tough, so I understand. I like the company of others when I play.
Thank you, I appreciate your sympathy. Don’t worry, there will be other rounds. Saturday at 8:45 with some folks from Seattle is the next.
For me it is always a toss up between practicing the short game and flirting with the waitress in the restaurant. Neither seems to get me anywhere.
A Hui Hou,
I’ve never played golf as a single alone – I’ll have to try it sometime and let you know my experiences! I agree, though, it’s always best with some good golf buddies.
Thank you. I will look forward to reading about your take on playing as a single on your blog ( http://travelinggolfgal.com/ ) . I definitely prefer to golf with someone.
A Hui Hou,
With as much golf as you play Wayne. Gotta ask you if you could write reviews for Greenskeeper.org and link them back to you 😀 LOL. Love the work; keep them coming!
Thank you. Greenskeeper.org has bitten off a lot – I will consider it.
A Hui Hou,