Saturday, March 1, 2014

2013 Season in Review

My golfing season for 2013 had its share of ups and downs. It began in mid-May with a round at The Fairways and ended in early November with a round at Bensalem Country Club. Overall, I played 18.5 regular and practice rounds and managed to make it to the practice range only twice.

12th Hole at The Fairways

My 18.5 rounds were played on 10 different golfs courses: The Fairways, Mountain View Golf Course, White Manor Country Club, Philadelphia Quartette Club, Middletown Country Club, Twining Valley Golf Club (now called Upper Dublin Golf Club), Tumblebrook Golf Club, The Rookery, Old Landing Golf Club and Bensalem Country Club. Three of these courses I played for the first time: Mountain View, White Manor and Tumblebrook. I was able to play White Manor as a result of being invited to participate in the Owl Club's Cherry and White Golf Outing.

White Manor Country Club Scorecard

My best score of the year was an 82, shot at The Fairways on August 25. I also shot a 92 at The Rookery on Sept. 21, which is pretty remarkable since I was using clubs borrowed from my cousin and didn't even have golf shoes to wear during the round. The best score I have ever recorded at The Rookery with my own clubs is a 91. I also shot two rounds of 86 at The Fairways, and a 96 three times: at Tumblebrook, Old Landing and Bensalem.

Tumblebrook Scorecard

My worst score of the year was a 115 at Mountain View on June 21. This was pretty disappointing since I shot a 109 at Mountain View on May 24 playing in what seemed like non-stop rain. I also failed to break 100 at Twining Valley (100), The Rookery (102), and Middletown (103).

4th Hole at The Rookery

Overall, I took 1438 strokes playing 332 holes during my 16 regulation rounds for an average score of 95.8. I shot par or better on 56 of those holes. I made five birdies and had no eagles.

8th Green at Bensalem

It was the fourth straight year I failed to golf a minimum of 20 rounds, something I plan to remedy in 2014.