Good: Played my first tournament on Sunday, a PDGA C-tier. I didn't really have high expectations, but I managed to place 6th in ams (only one amateur division offered), and preliminary ratings for my two rounds are 910 and 910! Wouldn't have thought it possible I'd shoot 900+ rated golf in my first tourney.
Also good: Managed to avoid the blowup on hole #17, which is an infamous hole around here for big numbers. A guy in my first round pool took an 11 there. Another one in my second round pool took an 8. The guy who was tied for the lead in amateurs going into final round of 9 holes teed OB 3 times, and instead of re-teeing again for his 7th shot took a DNF. I took a birdie 3 both rounds and par in the final.
More good: On that #17 I cranked approximately 450' drive, flat ground, no wind. And it wasn't just a freak throw, I've been able to do it in practice too. I guess I can count myself as half-hitter now, thanks the the advice from this board
Bad: I still felt I left easy strokes in there. Missed some short putts, shanked some drives on easy holes. I could have competed for the lead had I just been more consistent. And I didn't really play the final as well as I'd have liked to.
Ugly: My practice rounds today. Maybe I used up all my good golf in the tournament, but my playing today was horrible. My drives were all over the place, my approaches nowhere near the pin, and my putts were hopeless. I hope I'll recover for next weekend, for we already have next C-tier then.