First Published January 2, 2014
It’s been a little over 7 months now since I first picked up a golf club and I’ve neglected to update my progress recently as, well, golf is just so time consuming …
So I’ll start this update with my last round at Windermere Golf Club on Sunday 29th December 2013
First the numbers:
51 out and 56 back for 107 on this par 67 course
3 pars, 5 bogeys (why are they called bogeys?) and a worst hole score of 10
Now the round:
I’d played Windermere the day before with Gez and Mike and hit in the low 120’s
3 of the greens are winter greens and Fairway mats are in use.
Today was a little sunnier and warmer and I was playing on my own
In general I played the shorter holes well, and the longer, uphill holes poorly …
I used the driver sparingly as the previous day it landed me in trouble, more than once
And my 7 iron has now become my “go to” club …
I can reliably hit 150 yards with it from most lies, most of the time.
I sunk a few great 8 feet putts to 2 putt a number of holes and four putted a par 3 after landing my tee shot on the edge of the green.
I was 5 off the tee at one hole and I lost a few more balls at others …
But I was happy with my score as I can see sub 100 rounds on the horizen
And that means cutting out the big errors, plus improving my putting – something I don’t practice.
I have however played a lot of golf in the last 3 months and I’ve also spent a lot of time at the driving range …
So I’m beginning to build up a mental library of shots to attempt in different situations.
And having had my grip, address, swing and follow through corrected over a series of lessons, the mechanics of propelling a golf ball are coming together.
I did shoot 170 one day though
That was mentally draining
Anyway, enough rambling
A happy 2014 to every golfer