June 15, 2010
Twin Lakes Oaks: 86
Shot one of my best rounds today. It’s funny because I hadn’t even touched a club since the last time I played, last Monday. I practice less and I play better. I don’t get it. Anyways, at the start of the round, I told myself to stop thinking and just hit the ball. In my previous several rounds, I was so focused on my takeaway and my swing plane that I think it screwed me up. I was just so slow and deliberate that I had no rhythm. There has to be rhythm in a swing, otherwise, you have no chance.
So off the tee, my shots were still cutting…sometimes slicing, but it was controlled. I’m definitely still taking the club way too inside, which takes a lot of yards off of my shots, but the good thing is that I know I’m shorter and I can play for that. The bad thing is that if I continue like this, I will eventually get eaten up by long courses. Like on the second hole at Twin Lakes, the carry is probably a little over 200 yards. With my cut/slice, if I don’t catch it good, I’m in the water almost every time. That’s not good.
Gonna try to play again soon, or maybe hit the range today. I’d like to see if I can play another good round asap. My handicap currently sits at 14.1.