Friday 2nd September
I'm into the final month of my challenge. In three weeks time it will all be over. And things are heating up.
Two weekends ago I shot 80 for the first time. Happily, the occasion was the medal competition at my club, Mount Pleasant, and a net score of 62 saw me win the competition. The fact that my gross score was second only to the club champion gave me even greater pleasure.
I followed that round up with a few in the low 80s as I worked on how to repeat that good form and yesterday I pulled it all together and finally broke into the 70s. A six-over-par 76 has become my new lowest score.
An added bonus is that I felt there was a lot more still to come. When you only hit 33% of fairways and GIRs there has to be doesn't there?
Now I need to shoot around this level consistently for the rest of my challenge. As I said a few weeks ago, I'm not going to be a scratch golfer by the end of the year, but single figures is tantalisingly close now.