Progression from the ghetto to GANGSTA!
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You tell a great story ghetto, good luck with it
Hey all – have had a little hiatus from golf and recently returned and loving it.
Started playing in 07 where my best weapon was the shoe wedge, and every course seemed to have a free drop GUR EVERYWHERE – honest your honour! I also had a mean slice which also earned me a secondary nickname, the Boomerang. After some reading and receiving professional amateur tutelage from my matees, I managed to break my first hundred within 6 mths and hit consistently in the high 90’s by mid 2008.
Upgraded my entire set at this point as the entry level bundle wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore and started to develop a more consistent swing – or so I thought at the time. Also found this great little gem called an Hybrid Club. Long holes were no longer the bane of my existence.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2011 and my scores had dropped to mid-high 80’s, wifey got pregnant and have spent the better part of the last 14 odd months prepping the house and welcoming the proudest achievement so far in my life, the birth of my son in September last year. At the time of cessation, I had cured my slice and found that I was hitting a crazy hook, the longer the club, the more pronounced this was.
Started a new job in the beginning of the year and the new boss asked for a volunteer to attend a couple of golf days. Me being the confident person that I am, volunteered my services boasting about my skill as a mid-handicapper. Ever been the new guy and wish that you didnt shoot your mouth off too early? Yup that was me. Attended the golf days in March and a skunk wouldnt have been a smear on the wall compared to how I was hitting the ball. In short, I sucked.
So off I went after that, with my completely deflated ego, to the local range and tried to regain some of my former glory but alas, it seemed that the suckiness had followed my arse to the local range as well.
Swing sequence was out of whack.
Couldnt hit a clean short iron.
Driver had the accuracy of a scud missile
Irons, woods everything felt alien in my hands.
Snap hook aplenty
Topped the ball consitently
I walked away that day thinking WTF!!!!!!!??
Since then though, I have returned to the range a few times to find myself again, played a few very ordinary solitary 9-hole rounds, as I prefer to suffer and wallow in my own incompetence by myself.
2 weeks ago was invited to play a round at Latrobe and kncoked out an 87 round – with 4 lost balls to the local water hazards and OOB. My ball striking was fantastic and felt so confident that whenever I had a 5 iron and under in my hand, I was sticking the ball to the dance floor on every shot. OMG – I felt the glory of old was making a re-emergence and remembered how great it was to strike a ball so cleanly. Couldnt wipe the smile off my face with a splash of acid and sandpaper I was that stoked.
Last friday morning, at Albert Park 3 holes in and 6 over, the smile disappeared, and doubt and frustration crept in again. I then made a conscious effort to shrug this off and managed to hit a PB for the day. Shot 80 off the stick and managed to finish the remaining 15 holes with no more than 2+.
I think I am hooked again!
Now shopping around for my first lesson – western suburbs, any recommendations?
Driver – Mizuno MP 600, 10.5 degree
3 Wood – Srixon M-steel, 15 degree
3 Hybrid – Taylormade 18 degree
4 Hybrid – Taylormade 22 degree
4-PW – Mizuno MP52’s
Mizuno Bettinardi Putter
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