Pant's Handicap goal.
Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:42 PM
All in all it was a good round despite my tee struggles
29 putts (first time under 30)
And I hit my wedges well.
So had 15 on front nine and 18 on the back with 4 wipes all up.
Even had my hc drop now to 11.9. So plenty of room for improvement but happy to be out playing.
Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:33 PM
1st goal - break 80 on par 72 or equivalent
2nd goal - get to single figures
I have already started to put things in place for both. I have had a lesson and fitting for wedges to really work on getting closer from 100m in and save shots around the green. This is where I will gain the most. Putting is going strong and will continue to work on the drills that have been working.
So for the next few rounds I'm not expecting anything big just want to continue to get back into it and work out he feel if the new wedges due this week or next. Oh I got Mizuno s5 in chrome with standard shafts with dual compound grips. Bent 2 degrees. I ended with a 60.06 and a 55.09. Really happy with how my bag is now setup.
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:41 AM
Played Bribie Island yesterday, and the course was in great condition. The fairways were great and the greens pretty true.
I really struggled with tempo in the first 3 holes and as a result, had 1 point after 3. Had a nice run of 4 pars after that, but again, spoilt any chance with another wipe. I really struggled mentally and after deciding that I wasn't going to improve my handicap, I started to try a few things I normally wouldnt try, with some varied success.
I started to hit my driver well, and move the ball both ways when I tried. Not a great deal of control, but they went where abouts I wanted and how I wanted.
Sand shots - I played out of the bunkers really well and the new wedges are great to hit with
Par threes - I played my mid irons really well into the par threes and was 1 over for the four of them
Tees shots - tempo for the first 3 holes. I attribute this to not warming up properly and being too aggressive in my swing and thoughts.
Putting - I read the break all wrong, and struggled for touch on the greens. I under hit a lot of my putts.
Overall I had 26 points with 5 wipes.
I think this was a great learning curve of a round, as I struggle to break through this plateau I have hit with my handicap and game. Im looking forward to Redcliffe on Sunday now and will try and learn from yesterdays round
Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:39 AM
So played Redcliffe on the weekend. Finished with 28 points. 13 on front 15 on the back. What let me down was my chipping and pitching. This cost me so much.
I hit 9 of 14 fairways with only 2 big misses that left me without a shot at the green, and the other 3 were just on the fringe. I drove the ball really well, and shaped it both ways for the first time. My irons were clean, just slightly ill directed, but contact was clean. I hit 3 greens in reg in total. That was more a result of alignment than issues with my swing and contact.
Pitching and chipping was either fat or really thin. This was with my new wedges, and when i did get clean contact I really didn't know the distances to know how to fully swing. This compounded each time I hit it poorly.
So plenty of chipping and pitching practice ahead of playing at The Brisbane Golf Club on the 12th. The swing is in a good place on full swings and control is there.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:48 PM
wow - it has been a while since being on here to be fair. Like so many others, life got in the road and things that I wasn't as committed to at that point were left to slip - like the forum posts.
Golf hasn't however, but to be completely honest. My golf game is nowhere near where I'd like it to be and that's probably in part due to a few things. Work schedule, house/give up renos have really been going crazy over the last year and a bit.
So cheers for the reminder of this, will get back into this now and who knows, after Pacific on Sunday might be able to provide an update to where Im at.
Edited by pants, 30 October 2018 - 09:48 PM.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 01:08 PM
Well - played Pacific on Sunday and got off to a really poor start. Off 16 for the day which is my highest for a bit now, and had 12 points first nine (played the back nine first) and 18 on the back.
I was hitting the ball thin a lot on the first 9 and slowed down thought about it and managed to start hitting the ball much better on the second 9. Granted it wasn't a great round, I was pretty happy to find a way to get an ok score and self-correct during the
I did struggle on the greens with way too many putts. Reading the breaks ok, but not judging speed to well.
So now I have a bit of a break from Golf for a few weeks due to general life events, so plenty of time to work on my putting and keep improving my chipping/pitching.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:33 AM
Played Pacific Harbour yesterday. Conditions were great and it was a very quick round. Played better than recently, however, still didn't post a great score. Tee shots are still a concern as I struggled with the driver, costing me 1 penalty, several shots I had to punch out to get back into position. Chipping was much better, however, I made some silly mistakes from the fringes with shot selection, more than the execution.
So 33 points with 17 out 16 in and one wipe in all that. So still things to improve are definitely my tee shot. Need to sort out what is happening on the tee box as my swing everywhere else feels great and im striking the ball quite nicely.
Lakelands coming up this Sunday. looking forward to it, as I have never played before and hopefully continue to improve.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:01 AM
Lakelands yesterday. First round with the new 3 wood I recently picked up. Titleist TS3 - 13.5 degree with smokey flex x shaft.
Wasn't too a bad a game. I've been becoming more consistent with my game and have been close to my HC for a bit each round for a few months without actually beating it, until yesterday.
19 points / 43 strokes for the front and 19 points / 44 on the back. I only hit 5 fairways, but some only just missed and 5 greens in reg were the really telling part to my game.
The 3 wood was awesome. I did have a few bad swings with it, as I got a bit too aggressive with it a few times, but I got them out around the 250 m + range and one that got a little help with a downhill and tailwind to 284m. What let me down was my approach shots and bunker shots. I kept pushing things to the right with short irons and wedges or going long leaving huge putts or tricky chips.
The short game has been getting better and better but yesterday wasn't my best, but not my worst.
Overall, pretty happy with how I played.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:17 PM
Played Indro Green/Gold combination on Sunday for 17/19 - 36 with 2 wipes. I had a few issues off the tee from lifting my head and being a bit aggressive.
However, my short game was really good (for me). No duffed chips, no thinned, everything went pretty close to where I was aiming for and was close on a few occasions for tap-ins.
Putting was much better, and was really happy with how I rolled them. Nothing dropped for me, with a heap of lip-outs, but that's golf.
So now I've had 11 of my last 12 games with 30 or more points, so really happy with my consistency, but want to start better the HC and getting it down. Currently at 14.0
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:40 PM
who is the greatest of them all?
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:49 PM
no doubt about it!
I think you should tell the punters what you've just won!!
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:53 PM
had a crack at the long drive comp at Golf Central BNE (Brisbane) last night, got a couple good drives out for me, one at 309 m that was good enough on the night for a win. I get a free 1 hour lesson from Matt Guyatt for the prize.
Now to work out what needs the most improvement from that time. Too many things to work on in an hour.
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Posted 26 February 2019 - 01:17 PM
Been a bit busy with work and study to sit down and write stuff out recently. But have a few minutes today.
The lesson at GolfBNE was more a lesson in knowledge, not technical changes. We chatted and went over my approach from within 100m and as he spoke, lightbulb moments happened. My approach to it was off.
I've been working on establishing a pre-shot routine. Nothing exhaustive that annoys anyone else, but something that makes me do the same thing over and over and makes me think a little bit more.
It worked well on the weekend at River Lakes.
43 points off 15 (78 off the stick) . 20/23 playing 10 as the first. Ball striking was much better than recently, and the shot shape was under much more control. It was one of those days, things clicked and I still felt like I could have done a bit better in some areas, so it's starting to come together again.
Stats don't really tell the story, however, with a few of my missed fairways, were very close, or in positions, i had clear shots
GIR 7 /18
Also got my first Eagle, which was nice albeit on a short par 5 that probably should be a par 4.
H/C down to 13.9 and heading back in the right direction for where i want to be .
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