What a difference a week makes. Didn't hit many fairways and definitely having the feeling that I am right in the middle of that period of transition in the driver swing. The difference was there was only probably two shots where I felt like I didn't have control of it. And most of the time I could play a shot just fine.
It was a very cold and windy day, resulting in a pretty small field, which sometimes happens in the winter months around Rosebud. And it wasn't a matter of hitting great shots, because I only had one par all day. However, it was more a case of avoiding the blowouts and avoiding wipes. After the putting nightmare last week, I putted really well, holing some lovely putts to save two or one pointers. I haven't loaded up the round yet but I can't recall any three putts. Spent plenty of time in bunkers, but did alright with getting out of them. Had two hitlers - one of which was just a mis-judgment where I hit it a bit too soft with not much green to work with. The ball plugged in the face but managed to get it out and escape without too much damage. The other I was in the back of a bastard of a kidney shaped bunker with a long carry, and the ball fell back into the front of the bunker. So nothing to be too worried about bunker wise.
Had 19 points on the front which made me relax a bit - given that was the total I had for the whole round last week. Conditions worsened on the back and I had a few bad breaks but ended up with 14 points for a total of 33. With a small field and the conditions that was enough to deliver the win, which was a nice bonus.