Senior Moments at My First Senior Tournament

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Categories: GolfHackers

Bonneville 12th Green

Bonneville 12th Green

It was my first “senior” tournament this past Saturday. I still don’t understand how I’m a senior golfer but don’t get senior discounts at burger places… Anyway..

I get to the range and start pumping balls over the fence at the back of the range. I’m killing it. I get to #1 tee and hook the ^&$@ out of my tee shot. Somehow I make birdie anyway. On the 2nd hole I hook the @#$%* out of it again and hit an OB fence, bouncing back in play 60 yards. I still make a triple-bogey 7. I haven’t made a triple in a tournament since, well maybe 3-4 years ago.

Later in the round I’m putting for eagle on the par-5 5th and I feel an itch on my shoulder. I itch it and feel a bump under my shirt. It’s a wasp. He stings me. I try to get him out of my shirt and he stings me again. I rip my Dunning shirt off and run around while my players watch me wondering WTF I’m doing. I make birdie.

The rest of the round I had a hard time hitting any kind of drive. I hit such a horrid drive on the par-4 7th that I put a sky mark in my driver. Never done that before, ever. It went about 200 feet straight up and forward about 30 yards. When the ball was at its apex, a guy in my group said, “oh my God.” All I could do was laugh.

I shoot 79 and can barely keep a driver in play the whole round. Strange because my driving has been fantastic all year. I’ll chalk it up to being a senior and try to forget about it.


3 responses to “Senior Moments at My First Senior Tournament”

  1. Boynie says:

    Brilliant! Welcome to the Senior ranks Tony…Fore!

  2. Fairway First says:

    I always worry when I am smashing it on the range, pre-round.
    Last competition, I hit driver after driver straight to the back of the range.
    First tee shot was a duck hook into a lake. The relaod was a second duck hook into the same lake 🙂


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