i have shot in the 60s 4 or 5 times a years for a number of years. For a period of almost 10 years, I shot 69 on my birthday for some reason or another. Why I dont know. I have shot 67 three different times and my best is a 66 on a par 71, There is a little story about it.
I had just moved to another area about 4 hour drive away from my previous work. I worked for Lowe's as a Contract Sales manager for a number of years. My wife and just the one son at the time were still at the old house, packing stuff up for a move. I had played this 6300 yard course 4 or 5 times before as it was close to work, and close to the house we were to live in. Kentucky has several counties that are dry. No liquor or beer is sold anywhere in the county legally. This was one of them.
I had made a trip to another county for business on friday, and stopped and bought a pint of Gin. (THIS STORY TOOK PLACE IN 1991) So it was Sunday afternoon, and I had been drinking because I was bored, and had no TV hookup. One of the contractors in the local area, knocked on my door and wanted to know if I would play 18 with 2 other guys (who turned out to be used car salesman) I showed him the bottle and told him that I was inebriated. He talked me into coming and playing, telling me they were going to drink beer. So, long story short, I dont remember much of the round. But I wound up shooting 66 and making every putt that I attempted it seems.
I learned back in the middle 1980's, that drinking any form of alcohol and playing good golf dont mix. This was just pure luck, certainly not any skill involved, and nothing to be proud off. These 3 guys became my golfing buddies, even though they were all old enough to be my father. For the next 7 years, I played a saturday or sunday game with them. I had the best time in my life playing golf, only eclipsed later by playing with my son's when they got out of high school. The group ended when one of the used car salesman, died of a horrible heart attack and fell over in the floor dead at work. He was 52 years old.
I have enjoyed all my rounds in the 60's, but the time I shot 70 five days in a row, and the time I shot even par hitting no greens at all, and taking only 17 putts with one chip in, seem to stick in my mind more than any other rounds.
Golf is a great game, only occasionally do you beat it. It beats you more than you beat it. It teaches you character, or show's your lack of it. It can help you make friends, and lose them too.
Thank goodness, the shepherds of the sheep in Scotland were bored and came up with this game. By the way, if you have never been a shepherd, or met one, or observed sheep and the shepherds. Then being a shepherd for the most part, is somewhat along the lines of boredom. Watching paint dry is a good example.