Bit of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tonight. Played Kittyhawk, Eagle course from the Whites. Shot a +3 39.
nGIR: 7 out of 9
Scrambling: 1 out of 4
Should have been 2 strokes better.
First 5 holes
Driver: Heal pull cut, thin push cut
3-wood: Push cut, Push Slice
Irons were decent
Last 4 holes
Driver: Push Draw, Push Draw
3-wood: Push Draw
Irons were better. The iron shot on number 8, 150 yard par 3 was flush as can be. I was having horrible contact all night. When I hit that ball, I literally lost all care for what the ball was doing. I just thought, "Now that is how a strike should feel like". Luckily the ball went to about pin high 30 feet left of the pin. Came up about a foot short from making the birdie.
Putting was awesome. I had 15 putts, and one putted the 3 out of the last 4 holes. Making 2 putts greater than 20 feet.
As for the swing. The best driver swing came when I really tried to get the hands more away from my body. The best iron shot came when I focused on not letting my right knee flex and bounce out towards the ball, really get that extension. So I tried that feeling again on the final hole, and hit a monster push draw 3 wood. So that seemed to work well. I have a hard time getting things to work when I focus on my hips firing up and around. I tend to fall away from the target when I do that. I hit a few irons slightly heavy tonight. I think I might have to go with a more torso turning towards the target and pointing more towards the sky, then firing the hips quicker.
Things to work on, same old same old.
Oh, my short game sucks.
70 yard pitch shot, pulled it left and long
20 yard pitch, duffed
15 yard pitch, duffed onto the green
10 yard pitch shot, caught heavy.
Just catching a lot of things heavy. Might not be getting the torso towards the target fast enough. I think I am getting caught up with my old technique in dipping and flipping.