Well that's a wrap for the SS WGT Tour for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed this event & only wish I'd stumbled across it earlier as I only joined about halfway through it. A massive Thanks to Brett for putting it on & keeping it all running smoothly (At least from this side but I'm sure not so much on your side) & I for one really hope you change your mind or someone else is able to put it on again next year (I reckon I can get a few from my cc into it as they've shown a bit of interest but was too late to join this year).
I've really enjoyed the reports each week & will miss having a read of some of the more in depth & the funny ones as always good fun to see how everyone's round is going & seeing you all suffer the same problems with the game that I do & as someone else mentioned earlier it's amazing to be able to share a leaderboard with one of the true legends of WGT in fmagnets (Thanks for the help, you Sir are a true Gentleman & it was greatly appreciated) & giving me the chance to not only appear on but be in front of occasionally on a leaderboard.
I've signed off with a 68 around BOP4 where the back pretty much matched the front with too many missed opportunity's on top of a really bad first round at Torrey ruined any chance of a podium finish.
Congratulations to the final podium finishers you've really deserved it.
The B9 reads as follows -
A great start with a 6I approach to 3 feet for a Birdie to go 4 under (maybe a chance ????)
11 - Late on ding with approach sees a 20 footer slide agonisingly close again.
12 - 22 feet long on approach leaves me scratching my head as to how but I finally sink a birdie putt to get to 5 under.
13 - The Congo 18 horror hole where for me the 35 yard drop in elevation on approach is a mystery as sometimes it seems to come into play & other it doesn't. I'm miles late on the ding as I probably panic dinged late as I've sent a million balls Left into water I'm thinking water on the right this time but it lands just on the green 55 feet from home. I aim 3 grids wide & hit the putt which looks good but I swear its rolled straight over the hole & leaves a tricky 5 footer but I drop it in for par.
14 - My approach rolls a lot further then hoped leaving an 18 foot downhiller that looks good but just swings late as it runs out of puff & sits a cup or so wide.
15 - A disappointing approach as I'm late on my 100 yard wedge & leave a 12 foot side putt that never looked online but tap in par.
16 - Another head scratcher as my approach goes 7 yards longer then usual & was into the wind also. A late in swinger that'd be a beauty on the MCG or Lords (Cricket reference for those scratching their heads) but not what you want at Kiawah leaves me with another close putt but unfortunately close only counts in horseshoes & hand grenades & not in putting..
17 - A heartbeat approach that rolls back down & I'm hoping for a hole out but it rolls inches past the hole & leaves me a 4 footer. I calculate the putt & work out my aim while still thinking how close that was. In all the excitement my caddy has handed me the 10 metre putter & not the 20 & the putt just dribbles a few inches & I start to fume.
18 - Still fuming from the blown birdie on 17 it's my arch nemesis hole in WGT the 17th at St Andrews just to really rub it in (I track my stats each round & since I started 669 rounds ago I have 16 pars & 12 bogeys on the hole from hell to make it my worst hole statistically to play). My drive is slightly early & just trickles into teh rough. I manage to land my 3I onthe green but it can't hold & runs off teh back. I flop on but it runs a lot further then expected & in typical STA17 fashion I miss the 7 footer to put my only blemish on the card for the final round.
All the best for the festive period coming up to all my fellow SS WGT tour players, Stay safe & I hope to see you out on the course sometime & hopefully in some form of this event next year :)