Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:10 PM
Well I so like Style's and muntz' threads about their game that I thought I'd have a go.
So current status is that my last two rounds were both 92, one on a par 72 course (St Lucia in Brisbane Australia) and one on a par 71 course (today at McLeod Golf Club also on Brisbane's south side).
Today I hit 6 pars, 5 bogeys, 5 doubles and 2 triples. 11 of my 18 tee shots were ok (meaning on or near the fairway/green). with 7 of those being drives (5 with driver 2 with 5 wood) and the other 4 being into par 3's.
I played the 5 par 3s 1 over, so I was very happy with my irons/woods into the par 3s. The 4 par 5s were 5 over, and the 4s were 15 over. Lost 2 balls. I hit 37 putts, with only a single 1 putt and 2 3putts. That's despite having 13 short shots - pitches, chips and sand.
My major full shot theme today was pushes. I mostly hit my drives right. This is pretty much in line with what I've been doing at the range. Just not getting that face square.
The other major theme was chipping. I'm just not getting them close so I can have a reasonable chance to putt out. This is the story of my golfing careers - my short game sucks! On a positive note today I hit the chips pretty well, it is my touch that has a long way to go. I have recently purchased a chipping mat and basket - Jack Newton's set - so I am hoping to see improvement. I am also using a grip whereby the handle in in teh palm of the left and right hands. I think this is really helping with getting good contact, so it is now about distance and trajectory control.
As an aside I have been talking to Bio and am going to get an assessment and program done by him in a little while. I am NOT a natural sportsman, and I think that biomechanics is a real issue for me. So I expect that this will really help. And even if it doesn't it will be quite cool to have the testing done. But I really thiink it will help so I'll keep posting about that once I get myself organised to get the assessment done and to do the exercises.
Anyway, that is where I'm starting from. My aim is to get to a point where I am regularly scoring around the low 80s, and even to break 80. My best to date is 87, which I've hit twice at two different courses. So we'll see how the stuff I'm learning at ISG and what I learn from Bio affects my scoring.