I have had the good fortune to shoot even par on a number of occasions at several different courses. It is still special, regardless of where or when. Not as good as a hole in one, but close. As one gets older, you are never really sure if it is going to happen again. Luckily, last Friday everything was working and I shot even par at River Edge in Kitchener. I hit 12 greens, scrambled for par on 3 of the remaining 6, and rolled in 3 birdie putts, 30 putt altogether. In hindsight, my Scotty Cameron Cameron and Crown Newport 2 putter was the difference. I have reduced my average putts per round from 1.68 down to 1.61 over the last 100 rounds since I bought the putter. We have had a wet summer, and my GIR ratio has gone down, but my scores have remained consistent year to year. If it drys up next year, who knows?
In the meantime, I am going to enjoy the moment. It may be the last time I ever do it, it may not be.
A side note, my scrambling percent has gone up to 43% from 39% in part to my new SM 6 wedges. Also in part to the fact that I am missing more greens so there is more opportunity to scramble, and the other part is being more selective as to whether I am hitting my 60 degree or 56 degree. Club selection is based more course conditions and lie, rather than just distance.