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I've really been struggling with my ball striking the last two weeks or so, and I just can't figure it out. Yesterday was a cool, very windy day here,  and my problems with it got exposed. I shot a 93, and that's with my short game and putting better than normal.

I really need to get this sorted out... the driver is going nowhere, and the irons are going everywhere. That's not a good combination.

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Better day today.  Pretty solid golf except for 2 holes that I doubled (both par 5 holes on the backside both of which should never have been doubles (bonehead!!!!)).  79.

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8 hours ago, Grand Stranded said:

Ugh

I've really been struggling with my ball striking the last two weeks or so, and I just can't figure it out. Yesterday was a cool, very windy day here,  and my problems with it got exposed. I shot a 93, and that's with my short game and putting better than normal.

I really need to get this sorted out... the driver is going nowhere, and the irons are going everywhere. That's not a good combination.

Pretty much describes my game since we got to play last Tuesday.  I've managed to scramble around for a couple of OK rounds, but not today.

The wind was up today, but not enough to be horrible.  I just couldn't get comfortable swinging any club.  Shot 87 with 3 doubles.  Hit 10/13 fairways, but no distance with any of them.  Only hit 3 greens...  ☹️ with 29 putts.  

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Played for the first time in two months last week. It was like I forgot how to golf, hit everything fat or sculled it. Drop kicking my drives. It was bad.

But I birdied 18 so I got that going for me.

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Lousy golf but georgeous day Saturday....I Shot a 43/47:90......ugh


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Had a Jekyl and Hyde round today. Only had one chance at birdie on the front, then shot -2 on the back. My normal shot shape is a push draw but everything started straight today and then had my draw. Walked back over to my house after the round to get some more shots in and still couldn't get the ball started to the right, hopefully it fixes itself overnight!

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Fair...
A relatively mild Exec but we made it tough. I had one bird, 5 pars, 3 “others”. Must have been a problem morning my bird was the only one out of 4 groups.
We went to breakfast after and we were the only filled table in the place.


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Got in my 2nd round of the year Sat. It was much better but score does not reflect How good.. I went 52 44 for a 96.. Lost 3 balls, but pretty sure someone picked up 2 of them, since I could see where  they should have been but when I got there they were not there.. I took my penalties.. I also had 2 puts that literally hung over the lip of the cup.. Course was in amazing shape, my game on the other hand was still a little off.. but had a great time... 

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2 hours ago, Rickp said:

Fair...
A relatively mild Exec but we made it tough. I had one bird, 5 pars, 3 “others”. Must have been a problem morning my bird was the only one out of 4 groups.
We went to breakfast after and we were the only filled table in the place.


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But at least you got to go to breakfast and sit at a table, so you've got that going for you... which is nice!

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But at least you got to go to breakfast and sit at a table, so you've got that going for you... which is nice!

True, that was a funny feeling. Most of us did tip the waitress very well.


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1 hour ago, Reesedw said:

Got in my 2nd round of the year Sat. It was much better but score does not reflect How good.. I went 52 44 for a 96.. Lost 3 balls, but pretty sure someone picked up 2 of them, since I could see where  they should have been but when I got there they were not there.. I took my penalties.. I also had 2 puts that literally hung over the lip of the cup.. Course was in amazing shape, my game on the other hand was still a little off.. but had a great time... 

Sad that people pick up balls, especially these days.  The first day out last week I saw 4 balls lying in plain view and there was no one in any direction that could have hit them there.  Even so, I wasn't touching them!!

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3 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Sad that people pick up balls, especially these days.  The first day out last week I saw 4 balls lying in plain view and there was no one in any direction that could have hit them there.  Even so, I wasn't touching them!!

 

... Yup not touching "lost" golf balls. Add to that I am so used to picking up broken tees on par 3 tee boxes as well as new plastic tees someone forgot on par 4/5's. It is just such a habit and I had to stop myself several times. 

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1 minute ago, chisag said:

 

... Yup not touching "lost" golf balls. Add to that I am so used to picking up broken tees on par 3 tee boxes as well as new plastic tees someone forgot on par 4/5's. It is just such a habit and I had to stop myself several times. 

I had a habit of doing that as well.  I always used broken tees lying around on par 3's, and if I found a regular tee like I use, I picked it up.  Not anymore!!

When we moved to our new house last December, I found a large bag of wooden tees that are likely 20+ years old, so... short.  I threw the bag in a box, but I thought I would never use them.  When our course opened up last week, I grabbed that bag specifically for par 3 holes.  I'm not touching tees on the ground anymore.

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Finally the season got going last few weeks. We started men's leagueI go right from car to the course, opting ot practice 3-4 hours before we tee off when no one is a tthe course.  We're not allowed to take out pins and there's no rakes so we can take the ball out of the bunker. It's a weird time here but seems like we are adapting although I'd like to see more ways of staying further apart.

The weather has not exactly cooperated either, it's been 2 Weeks of temps 20 or so below average and it's been breezy when it's anywhere near mildish. Last round I played 18 I shot a horrendous 104 which was very frustrating. Came back and after a range session and more time around the short game area managed to shoot a 43 in league night. It's so nice to be able to get out and hopefully I can play a few more rounds in the morning when it's a lot more quiet.

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Got out for three holes today with my son. Why three holes, well sustained 40 mph winds made three holes enough. #1 playing straight into the wind was driver-5 iron for a 340 yard hole. #2 was driver-6 iron for a 354 yard hole. The par 5 3rd downwind was driver-8 iron playing at 530 yards. At least I got out of the house for an hour.


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Had the afternoon off for a lesson, and afterward stopped by my home course and bought my membership for the year. Walked on for a quick nine, which was not the right choice following a lesson (I should have been on the range, hah). Nonetheless...

- 50 (+14)
- 2/7 FIR
- 1/9 GIR
- 17 Putts (1 3-putt, 6 2-putts, 2 1-putts)
- 1:45 Round Time (The twosome in carts in front of me was taking FOREVER.)

Obviously, with the fairway stats, I'm still struggling off the tee, which was the focus of my lesson so now I have some stuff to work on. Putted pretty well again today, left a few right on the edge. The three-putt opened the round after having a 12-foot birdie opportunity. The greens are really fast for the time of year and unfortunately didn't account for that.

Hit a handful of really good irons, some more decent approaches/pitches/chips, but really need to put the ball in better places off the tee box. All there is to it. 

It's frustrating to go backwards after spending time and money on lessons over the past six months, but to be expected, I guess. Lots of bad habits and technique to get rid of! And I do have to remind myself that I'm not so far off from where I was at this point last year, as the chart from Grint shows (all nine hole scores at my home course):

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33 minutes ago, edingc said:

Had the afternoon off for a lesson, and afterward stopped by my home course and bought my membership for the year. Walked on for a quick nine, which was not the right choice following a lesson (I should have been on the range, hah). Nonetheless...

- 50 (+14)
- 2/7 FIR
- 1/9 GIR
- 17 Putts (1 3-putt, 6 2-putts, 2 1-putts)
- 1:45 Round Time (The twosome in carts in front of me was taking FOREVER.)

Obviously, with the fairway stats, I'm still struggling off the tee, which was the focus of my lesson so now I have some stuff to work on. Putted pretty well again today, left a few right on the edge. The three-putt opened the round after having a 12-foot birdie opportunity. The greens are really fast for the time of year and unfortunately didn't account for that.

Hit a handful of really good irons, some more decent approaches/pitches/chips, but really need to put the ball in better places off the tee box. All there is to it. 

It's frustrating to go backwards after spending time and money on lessons over the past six months, but to be expected, I guess. Lots of bad habits and technique to get rid of! And I do have to remind myself that I'm not so far off from where I was at this point last year, as the chart from Grint shows (all nine hole scores at my home course):

image.thumb.png.101ec3d346d41b8b01473c4cee0411d2.png

Pretty much always backwards before forward after a lesson. I took one in Jan of 2018 it took until Mar of 19 to feel comfortable with new swing. 

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Well, an interesting day, if nothing else.  We had the Seniors Stroke Play tournament today.  Started off ducking hooking my drive on #1 par 5, Had to hit a 7 iron over the trees to get back into play.  Hit a 6 iron maybe OB, hit a provisional maybe OB, hit another provisional on the green.  Both balls were indeed OB,  2 putted for a smooth 9.  Great start, Carl!  Dunk a ball into the pond on #7, next shot off the green, chip and manage to one putt for a double.  Take another double on #8 when I hit into a big cedar tree and end up with a smooth 46 on the front.  9 holes down and I'm already 10 over (playing to a 6 for this tournament, mind you!).  Despite dropping another ball in the pond on the backside, I manage to shoot 39 on the back.  Nice 85 for the round (83 posted).  4 penalty shots and 3 balls lost!!!  I rarely lose golf balls, so to lose 3 new Snell MTB-X in one round is most frustrating.  Even with several birdie opportunities, including 3 right after taking the 9, I couldn't manage to sink the putt for birdie all day.  Oy vey!

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4 hours ago, edingc said:

t's frustrating to go backwards after spending time and money on lessons over the past six months, but to be expected, I guess.

3 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Pretty much always backwards before forward after a lesson. I took one in Jan of 2018 it took until Mar of 19 to feel comfortable with new swing. 


Oh yeah... I'd read somewhere that even Tiger - renowned for tinkering with his swing and working working working constantly on it - took up to a year to incorporate a new change.

So..... what does that mean for the rest of us mere mortal golfers?
(--- we need a *LOT* of patience and perseverance)

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