Shot my best round of 83 yesterday to win a junior tournament at my local club. Had a 2 under par front 9, almost died of shock, and had a 13 over back 9. Still, solid overall score so I'm fairly pleased.
I don't like that 2-putt instead of 3-putt school of thought. I'd much rather think 1-putt instead of 2-putt. I find a positive attitude to each putt makes it much more likely to drop.
Besides, I don't see what more risky about going for that birdie than going for a 2-putt. If you miss the hole by 3 feet you're not too bad, if you miss a 3 foot circle around the hole by 3 feet, you've left yourself an awkward par putt.
I'd guess what happened was you realised you were ripping it and subconsciously started going at it more, which is fatal to good rhythm.
Try and pick a specific target to aim at. Know what your practice is aiming to achieve, be it rhythm, consistency, a certain shot type, a swing move, whatever and focus on that.
It is very easy, having hit a few good shots, to tense up and try and hit the ball.
Thanks mate. Mmm, you wouldn't think so till you see my short game, and that's where my attention is focused at the moment. I haven't handed in a card in a while, so that largely explains why its stuck where it is.
Typical miss depends on the day. If I'm swinging well then its usually a block. On a bad swinging day I can lunge at the ball and hit pulls/slices cause I get on top of it and leave the blade open.
Just thought I'd post up a more recent version of my swing and see what people think. Any comments/criticisms are welcome. All three shots were fairly well struck. The 3rd was slightly thin if I remember correctly.
Looking for a new shaft to either fit my current driver (Ping G10 10.5) or a new one and wondering if anyone had any recommendations. Looking for a Mid launch, responsive shaft. Don't like a boardy feel. Preferably low spin, but that's not normally much of a problem. Swing speed is probably somewhere near to or just over 100 mph so stiff flex is probably right. I have a reasonably smooth tempo.
Obviously fitting is the best thing, but as I have access to a...