Makena is right next to Wailea, so I didn't need to get up quite as early for this round, which was very nice. I joined another three golfers, a single who was pretty similar to me in skill level and a twosome including a middle aged guy and his mother. Play along the front nine was reeeeaallly slow and the long delays really messed with my play. I was slicing my driver, pulling irons, and leaving approach shots really short. I just never got into a groove and by the end of the front 9, I was at 53.
For the back nine, we broke into 2 twosomes and it got a lot better. First, I stopped using my driver and just hit my 3 and I started hitting the fairways again. My putter also got much hotter on the back 9 where I had 15 putts.
On 13, I hit a 154 yard shot that bounced just short of the hole and rolled to about 1/2 inch from the hole. One more turn and it would have been in the hole. One More Turn.
So after a 53 on the front 9, I had a 46 on the back for a 99, but I wasn't ready to call it a day yet. I started over again on the front 9 playing by myself.