Re: Back into the 6s!Well we played Saturday and on the front nine tee-to-green, I hit the ball as well as I have ever hit it. There was some wind that attributed to 2 missed greens and my short game just let me down. If I could putt, I would have been 1 or 2 under but instead I settled for a 39. The one time I got in trouble, I pitched out and hit my 60 to 7 feet and blew the putt. But overall, I was ecstatic about the ball striking. The back was horrendous and I was 8 over after getting in major trouble off the tee three times. I finished with an 83 which is the highest round that I have had in a month. The only thing that I did well on the back was to nail my 3 wood several times, hit an awesome bunker shot (to 6 feet from 40 feet only to miss the putt), and pitch my 60 to spin out on the hole.
Back today for lesson #8 and we continued putting with more weight on the left side and releasing the putterhead to make the ball roll. I then went to chipping and it was pointed out that I needed to get a little more action on the ball, which I totally agreed with. Finally we worked on the full-swing and my instructor commented on my round and said that my breakdown is when my left shoulder stops and doesn't turn through to the finish. We worked on the finish and viola, the ball striking was unreal. I finished with the driver with a couple of long draws and called it a day. I see real progress, as I am able to hit more and more quality shots throughout the round controlling the distance and hitting the ball where I need to more often. I am going to continue to work on the short game with the new insight that I felt today.