Week 50 Update
Results Speak for Themselves
Welcome Players! Read below for the Week 50 Update.
Yea… my practice hasn’t been great lately…
Resistance Train (Gym): 2
Conditioning (Road Bike): 0
I probably could get back on the bike, but no need to mess anything up now with 2 weeks to go. Unfortunately it seems the injury took out my conditioning for the last quarter of the year, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Lifting is going well so I’ll lean on that to finish strong.
I’ve been having really productive range sessions lately, and since I’m not really working on any swing changes I haven’t been recording it.
What I have been working on is hitting the shot I visualize and changing clubs every 2-3 balls. I’m trying to simulate playing a round where you don’t get to hit the same shot twice, so what I’ll do after warming up is hit driver, a long iron, a short iron, and then a wedge. As if I’m playing a hole. Each time I’ll pick a target and make up a hazard scenario in my head so that I have some ‘skin in the game’ on the shot.
Practicing in this style is going to translate much better to the course vs just hitting the same shot over and over, but that style of practice was necessary for most of the year while I was still building repetition in my swing.
A 98 at normandy from the back tees, I’m not super happy with it but not disappointed either. I could probably drop 5+ strokes if I moved up a tee, but to be honest I really like playing from this distance because not only does it challenge me but I feel like I have what it takes to perform, it’s just harder said than done.
I don’t mind slugging through the difficulties of these tees. This is where I want to play from and so I’ll endure what is necessary to learn how to hit these clubs and shots from this distance in order to become competent.
Overall my weakness continues to be missing greens and penalty shots, and sometimes 3-putts, but as I’ve known if I can limit the mistakes in those three areas I’m going to lower my score.
It’s just a matter of continuing to play and improve, no secret formula here.
I’ve got 2, maybe 3 rounds left in this year.
I’m really looking forward to playing and enjoying the fruits of my labor over the past year, and although I do want to play well, I’m really just satisfied that I worked as hard as I could for 12 straight months.
The results will speak for themselves, whatever they might be.