Had a warmup hit at the Frog with Goldy, Ink and Kooim. Good course, great weather and great company made for a very enjoyable day out. There will not be any complaints about the course next week, it is in great shape.
Only played 27 holes before today since an enforced 4 week layoff so 32 points was ok. Knee was sore after 16 but should be fine by next week so no excuses.
10/14 Drives on the short stuff and the other 4 were right but still playable so was probably the steadiest part of my game today. Cutting the ball expecially when I try to give it a whack. Just need to have a look at my takeaway
I replaced the dud 2h with my old 3W hitting it 3 times for 1 good shot, 1 duff and one a bees **** away from the the old dead tree on the 6th. It will be in the bag again next week by necessity. Need to decide whether I am going for a new 3W or a new 2h.
The layout forced me into hitting 9 hybrids today and besides creaming one on the 3rd the other 8 were poor. Off to the range this week to hit a couple of hundred hybrids to see if I can get it right. If not I will be laying up with a 5 iron next week instead. Playing Sandy I hardly pull them out of the bag so need the practice.
Irons didn't find a single green but weren't awful just inconsistent missing equally left and right. The length was good just a lazy draw or a fade. Sure my hit on Wednesday will sort the rustiness out.
Hit 5 Sand Wedges from the fairway and all made it onto the putting surface so that is under control.
I use the Lob out of the sand and found 6 bunkers today so it was busy. One Hitler and Two Skinny, the rest were only fair. Solution is to not get into so many. Also the sand was very light and fluffy so I may revert to the SW for the extra bounce.
Chipped 6 times for mediocre results. Plenty of times it was up a bank (a Frog feature) with no opportunity to use a wedge. Generally used a 7i and need to work out a strategy for next week. Might use a hybrid.
Only sank one putt all day, the rest of the time it was only fair and at times careless. Need to work on my ball position as I was hitting down on the ball at times and doing a few bunny hops leaving them short.
The plan for the week is to get in the hybrid practice and a tune up on Wednesday. I am sure the pressure of competition will get me the required focus on the short game. Hoping for 36+ next week assuming the wind doesn't blow too much.
I am mid table mediocrity !National Tour
2017 Day 1 winner at Monash CCBaconwide Tour
Winner 2017 Keysborough InvitationalChoppers Tour
Winner 2014 Ghetto's Placegetter Challenge at Sunshine
Winner 2015 Airy's invitational at Melbourne Airport<p>