Today I got to check off another of my "now I feel like a real golfer" experiences: Playing on greens that were freshly watered, punched and sanded. First tee shot, I thought I hit it *perfectly* and it was going to roll up for a tap-in birdie. Instead it just plopped down and embedded where it hit, 10 feet short. I'm not nearly good enough not to be happy with a par, though.
Nephew had a similar experience on the 7th. Hole is 127, he usually maxes his driver about 110, but he absolutely crushed one perfectly on line. On a normal day it rolls up next to the hole, but it slowed down way too fast and ended up about 15 feet short. (
After a wet fart drive, I still had 150 to the front of the green on a par-4. My hybrid goes about 135 most of the time, but it's by far more reliable than anything longer and leaving it short takes the bunkers out of play. I hit it as cleanly as I possibly could and it took off like a rocket, perfectly straight. I found it past the green, past the rough behind the green, past the cart path, almost to the next tee box. A full 40 yards past target.
Last hole, I hit one proper distance but pull it onto the hill way off to the left. In the rough, on a hill looking down, probably 50 feet from the hole, and I got it down to within 4 feet and made the putt. My first up-and-down that wasn't just from the fringe.