Update time from Sunday's Stableford comp …. 81 off the stick, or 33 points.
The highlights, and there were a grand total of 2 I reckon.
The first was a perfectly struck 3 iron on the 200m par 3, 2nd .... which landed a metre or so from the pin and rolled to the back of the green. For the 3rd swing of the day, it felt as smooth as silk and the ball did exactly as I asked, with just a nice soaring slight fade.
The 2nd highlight was a low drawing 7 iron on the uphill par 4 12th. I'd put my tee shot into the treeline and with 147m left, and tree branch trouble 20 or so metres ahead of me, I had a gap of about a square metre up between the branches, and on a line about 10m left of the green.
So it was going to need a mid to low draw, get through the slight gap up in the trees, curl rightward, and get up and onto the green. The ball got through the gap, curled to land in line with the pin, on the front fringe, but didn't jump forward onto the green due to the cushioned grass of the fringe. It did leave an easy 2 putt par though, and it was the combination of the well thought out plan, and the execution that made it a highlight.
Low lights …….. and there were 12 of them in total …….. Everything from topped tee shot on the 9th, skulling a 3W on the 3rd, to blading a wedge over the back of the 5th green, from a perfect approach location in the fairway.
The game really shouldn't be that hard I reckon.
I really need to focus on each and every shot, and give them all the same amount of consideration. When hitting a recovery shot for instance, I'll really focus on deciding what to do, and then executing it. When there is no pressure, such as a tee shot to wide open fairway, then I tend to not think as much, and just put any old swing on it ……… so its time for me to actually try to focus for longer I reckon, and that's probably not a bad thing …