I fancied a change of scenery today so took an hours drive to a different course. I managed to join up with some other guys and made up a fourball. The weather was absolutely perfect with light winds although these did get up around the turn. The fairways were firm and fast and the greens very fair but not overly fast. We played off the whites (6700+ yds) and I started well with 3 pars and a bogey in the first 4 holes and I think that my playing partners were about to ask if I had a Mexican passport! I was still 1 under nett on the 14th tee but a tee shot OB and some poor putting for the rest of the round soon put paid to that. I finished the round with 4 pars, 8 bogeys & 6 others for a total of 97/nett 79 with 33% GIR and 63% of fairways hit. What really destroyed the scorecard was a 9 at the 17th. That Road hole is a killer!