Week 47 Update
When a 99 turns into a 100
Welcome Players! Read below for the Week 47 Update.
Resistance Train (Gym): 2
Conditioning (Road Bike): 0
Had a set-back over the weekend. Spending 4+ hours in the car driving on Wednesday really did not do my SIJ any favors.
Range session on Wednesday to try and get some feel back from the week off. No videos but a decent session to shake the cobwebs off.
It’s pretty crazy how quickly you can lose feel of the club with any more than a few days off from swinging.
So much of the swing really is just a habit/pattern that if you don’t give your body that stimulus as frequently as possible it will be very hard to make positive changes.
There were a lot of good things about this round, and a lot of bad things.
Let’s start with the bad:
5 bunker shots - 0 were hit successfully
2 penalty shots into the water on the same hole
That pretty much right there are all the strokes that bring me from a potential 90-round to the eventual 100 that I actually shot.
Now on to the good:
50% of fairways hit. My driver was HOT this day
Par’ed both the Par 3’s on the front
Overall my game is in a really good place. I’m swinging the club well, making good contact, and playing strong.
But I’m still having the same problems I had in the very beginning: shooting myself in the foot (more like the knee) with penalty strokes.
Getting into trouble in green side bunkers and not being able to get out cleanly was the biggest hindrance today. But going double-water on hole 8 was another just really poor lapse of both judgement and performance.
the 3 putts really hurt as well, giving up a par and turning two bogey’s into doubles, those are the kind of careless mistakes that just can’t be happening if I hope to post a good score.
Of course there’s a certain aspect to the game that you’re going to get into trouble, you’re going to hit some errant shots and you’re going to end up in a hazard.
The real key is not letting a 1-stroke penalty shot turn into 2 or more strokes. That’s one area I really do poorly in is I end up going on tilt when I hit a poor shot and I turn that one poor shot into 3 poor shots.
That’s how I end up carding triple or even quad-bogeys.
Playing conservative and calm are really key for me to maximizing performance, and I’ll need to get a handle on that if I hope to get to a 15 HI before the end of the year.
Pressure’s on, only 1 month left!