Overall, +1 36
2 birdies, 1 double, 1 bogey, 5 pars.
7 GIR, 8 nGIR
16 putts, much better. I had a few balls that would have been dead center if I just hit them about 1-2 feet harder. For me the feel is to almost hinge the putter more than move the hands back, then let gravity deliver the putter to the ball.
Term to describe my tee ball for half the round, #BLOCKY!!!
Second hole, block cut 3-wood
Third hole, Big Blocked a 3 wood (about 80 yards right of my target line)
Forth hole, Block slice, ended up about 60 yards right of my target line
Sixth hole, Big Blocked driver, about 70 yards right of my target line
Final two drives were really good. Finally got my arms down quicker to match my hip turn, hit a beautiful push draw on the seventh hole, and a MONSTER push draw on the ninth hole. I was a tad upset with the 8th hole. The 9th hole is really open, so I just let one loose. Basically on the 8th hole I ended up in the bunker. The sand was horrible, imagine you are hitting a bunker shot from a beach after the tide has just went out and the sand is saturated and compacted together. I COULD NOT even rake my foot prints. The rake got STUCK in the sand. So, I chunked my bunker shot, and it embeds in the front side of the bunker about 3 inches from the lip. So I had to hit a shot out, only advancing another 2 yards. Luckily I stuck the chip shot to about 6 inches and got out with my double bogey.
Iron play was much better. I am finding it easier to do the hip move and not block irons, than I do with the woods. Not sure if it is just because they are a shorter club so they are more upright in the swing. Oh well.
I know @mvmac mentioned the video where Dave is throwing a rock. So before the round I made a few, no club swings, where I was imaging myself throwing the rock. I would hold my arms out in front of me, turn to a half swing and then just using my hips to initiate the move, chuck the imaginary rock. Then I tried the same feeling with the swing. Really helped today, everything felt solid, just timing was off with the tee shots and all those blocked shots.
I'll keep working on the back swing piece, and also getting my hips through more.