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Actually, upon followup it turns out the fractures are not displaced.  So that is good news.  I suffered a sprained ankle at the same time as the toe, so I am out until I can start putting weight on it better.  I should be able to tackle an exercise bike in a few days and start seeing how things hold up.  When the ankle holds up I am sure I can do chipping and putting.  I'm not sure how painful the toe will be. I don't think it will hurt to walk on it but I'm a rightie and...
I was diagnosed today with "mildly" displaced fractures in the bones of my big toe.  I will go see an ortho doc tomorrow.  I can't see swinging a club for a while.  Any guesses on how long a layoff this is likely to be?
There is a course I play that has a par 4 that completely plays to a weakness of mine.  The hole is built around an old quarry which is now filled with water.  The tee box faces a quarry wall across the water which is significantly higher than the tee box.  Off the whites, you end up with maybe a 150-yard carry to clear the water.  Problem is, I am both a short hitter and the launch angle of my driver is low (the two are somewhat related, I know).  If the landing area was...
Shot a 91 with four three-putts and two stroke-and-distance penalties. My course handicap is 22 so I guess I can't complain too much.  But damn, that's a lot of fat that could be cut out.
I think course management is applicable to players of all levels, because every player is making decisions all the time in a round -- what club to use, what target to aim for, and bad decisions can be costlier for weaker players because they can't scramble out of trouble as well.  It's more complex for better players because they have more options of things they can do and more decisions to make.  A really good player should give some thought to what side of the green he...
49+41=90 on the yellow tees at my home course (67.1,115).  Putter let me down on the front nine with 3 3-putts, but the back nine felt good. Nice to be moving from the inner circles of triple-digit golf to the limbo of bogie. *knocks on wood*
I am sometimes guilty of giving up on a hole when it goes bad.  I'll do a wretched job of chipping and putting that adds an unnecessary stroke or two to the score for that hole.  It takes discipline to settle down and work hard to just minimize the damage.
I would think working on developing the core would be good.  Just bulking up in the shoulders or arms doesn't seem like it would help much.  Strengthening the legs might be good as well.  
Broke 90 for the first time in years yesterday at my home course (70.6,125) with an 88.  Strange round in some ways.  I didn't hit the ball that well (only 1 GIR, 6 fairways) but no really terrible shots and was within chipping distance of just about every hole in regulation.  Just a slew of chip and 2-putt holes. Ended up with 3 pars, 1 double and 14 bogies. Weather is warming up in NC and the fairways are getting harder.  The ball was rolling a lot yesterday compared to...
Got a courtesy voucher to a nice private course from a co-worker that I used yesterday.  Bogey is my target right now and I was only a few strokes over after 15 holes, but collapsed on two of the last three and end up shooting 100 (98 ESC).  I walked 18 and carried the bag and was getting pretty tired, so fatigue may have been an issue, but that was pretty disappointing.  I didn't hit the ball well off the tee all day but prior to those holes I had been able to keep it...
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