Another great day in the hyzer cup, here is how my morning doubles round went.
Paired alongside Jon Wood taking on James Burton and Sam Stevens... Again. Losing the toss we were up first.
Jon's shot wasn't great as he turned in to the right early. I step up going for a big flex shot but it doesn't come back enough and drops into the trees far down, Sam has a similar shot to Jon on the left and James crushes a nicely shaped shot looking just beyond the trees on the left, not a great start. We find my drive and make our approaches under the basket, James' drive was a little shorter than expected and both were unfortunate to miss the putt. All Square
Hole 9) Both our drives we short but in the middle, Sam sends his shot straight down the gap allowing James to open up...a tree
. We took Jon's to stay open but our approaches only manage to reach as far as sams drive. Their second shots were poor and I managed to flick a forehand through and hit the love shack to drop us in for a 4, again their approaches only go close enough to half the hole. AS
Hole 10) My drive was way left and Jon was short, again they go down the middle, my approach from Jon's lie caused me to follow through into a tree and giving us poor positioning, the rest of the hole didnt go well either. 1 DN
Hole 11) With me locked in and seeing bad drives from sam and james, i forget to play sensible and stick my drive in the trees in front, managing to play a good roller approach gave us a putt for 3 and their approaches poor again getting them up and down in 4, we missed our putts. 1DN
Hole 12) Some decent drives from everyone here, except jon as he grip locks hard into the right and my drive was unlucky to catch a branch up high and lezve us down the hill. We are up first and i'm thinking to myself "just put it up there jon" as we see it hit the board and roll back behind us, great. I step up with the intention to plop it up there and can only watch the disc in flight turn over and into the chains, sweet. Pressure on for the long putt and sam and james can't convert. AS
Hole 13) It's a bit windy and i'm hoping Jon who is locked in just puts it in the middle but again lands in the edge on the right. Good drives from croydon and our approaches can only worm burn. 1 DN
Hole 14) Open field time to open up, sam goes OB and james isn't great, my forehand just staying in but a decent length, we couldnt make a putt. 1 DN
Hole 15) sam and james nearly killing the people sat by buddha and jon playing down the middle, our approaches were poor and they had an easy upshot to take the hole. 2 DN
Hole 16) A hole i've taken to recently and my drive loses the wind behind and falls short into the OB, grr. james' drive just hits the tree on the left side and jon is even further left, upshots for 3s. 2 DN
Hole 17) Not the best hole to be locked in on, and after seeing both croydon drives up the middle i decide to take action, take out my boss and RIP IT, flipping up and just finding the perfect line to land 4 metres left of the basket, croydon upshots under pressure cant find chains, i allow jon to do the honours but decides to flop, i'm not passing up the opportunity to 2 this hole and cooly do so. 1 DN
Hole 18) A little disc selection advice on the tee sees jon send a teerex nicely down the fairway straight, and i get knocked by the conifer back into the middle of the fairway just a few metres away from jon, croydon drives and we see some pure genius. Sam crushing the ground with a thumping worm burn and james catching the wind just right, actually very right
and he is over by 16a, a beautiful approach from sam lands them within putting distance for a 3 and my putt can only find the pole. 1 DN
Hole 1) Jon drives just beyond the willow and I open up a bit taking wind into account and look to be in the trees, james and sam both find the willow and somehow im in a good position high up the fairway, an excellent forehand approach only the best ultimate can teach puts us under the basket for a 3, their approaches were too far away. AS
Hole 2) Jon lands his drive a little short of the red bushes and i step up and crush a lovely turning drive that lands just beyond the basket, croydon drive to some distance out and choose to stay open on the drive, effectively conceding the hole. 1 UP
Hole 3) Jon is locked in and doesn't have the common decency to even get past the ladies tee, croydon drives find the right side of the middle trees, with the wind pushing left to right, and jons poor approach, i pull out the roc, fling it close the the tree line and watch it curve round behind the trees landing 5 metres away, good save here, croydon roller puts them about 25 metres away but that cant stop a good sidearm putt from james to put the pressure on, still a tricky putt left for us here into the wind and i step up and slam chains.. and fall out. AS
Hole 4) James flips over and doesn't make it over the hedge, sam makes it over just but is a long way away, jon doesnt get a good shot either falling left and short, i step up, max in hand and send it through the top of the middle tree somehow and glide to the lip of the green. we wait for their approaches again over the hedge but nowhere near, i step up and kill the hole off. 1 UP 3 to play
Hole 5) A long wait as we finally catch the group in front, Jon's drive looking ok but just sneaks into the ob on the left, i sent my drive wide but get turned.. a lot and must have hit the trees on the right by the 7th tee, sam hits the trees near the tee and james lands the only drive in bounds. Our drop zone shots couldnt even reach the tee of old 7 and doesn't set us up well for the rest of the hole. AS 2 to play
Hole 6) and noone makes it past the stream, we see croydon with good approaches and take jon's for positioning reasons, both took 3s. AS last hole.
Hole 7) I'm locked in and see croydon both play bad drives, i can put us in a good position here to snatch the win but do I? ha. I'm a little shorter of their drives but more open in the fairway, jon puts a roller under the basket and i cant do anything other than do the same, croydon with the chance to steal it then but their shot is just too difficult to shape and match us for 3s to half the round. AS
Some good play in here especially given the windy conditions and a valuable half point gained it seems.