Robina Woods (Palmer Gold Coast) today with Sean
( Robina Woods is a fairly tough tree lined course with a little water)
Hung-over and only about 3 hours sleep
Will keep my promise not to go shot by shot
Par 71 (white tees)
Score 102 (not very happy)
Driving accuracy 71.4%
Sand saves 25%
Putting average 2. Number of putts 36
Scores by par par 3 4.4, par 4 5.7, par 5 6.6
0% Birdie22% pars 28% bogey 50% DB or worse
So good things were that i was able to pull of some good up and downs that prevented blow outs being toooo catastrophic.
driving - only one slice, basically all drives were nice draws, I was able to aim Right side of fairway and draw back to the middle, hence no chopping out of the trees, which is quite a feat on this course
3 and 4 woods off tee - poor, a couple of tops and one snap hook and one hook into water.
irons generally happy with these
Putting pretty average - about 3 x 3 putts and 3x1 putts.
Chipping fairly good
Pitches still my week spot. Pushing them today - put about 3 pitches into right hand bunkers which should not have been in play
Blow outs - 1x9, 2x 8 Causes - on one hole took me 3 shots to get out of bunker which is not like me, on another put 2 shots into the drink ( first rolled back having initially cleared, then fatted pitch into drink), on last hole 6 iron trickled into drink, approach went way over, the chip back and 3 putted. AAAGH.
So all in all I know I am striking the ball soooo much better - have developed and in to out swing, and am reducing my cast
The frustrating thing is that despite the massive improvements in mid-long game just am not seeing the scoring reduce much
I presume this is the weak pitching, average chipping, and variable putting, plus probably some course management mistakes.
Still have to get the time to work hard on this aspect but just no time recently,