So last week I hooked with this fella on Wed. that would crush the ball off the tee. No short game though. So today I drive out to Chruchville NY to the Parks Course's out there. Play the east course. Hard course, lots of water and sand traps etc.etc. Well nobody really there so I say to myself why not play a ball from the blue and then the white tees'. Just to see if it makes that big of a difference. Bottom line I was 2 shots better through 4 holes from the whites. But that ain't what this is about.
I am on 13 par 3. Fella coming up behind me and I tell him to hit up. He does. So again we play in together. Now last week that fella was consistently 250-260 off the tee. Now the fella I hook up with now is easily 25 yds further off the tee. Matter of fact on 16 he hit a drive that was about 310-315 yds. But the thing here is this guy starts offering advice when I start choking. Don't know why I do that when I play with someone better than me but I tend to do that. First he's telling me I am hitting behind the ball and not down on the ball. Most of the time playing the round yesterday my driving wasn't as good as it usually is. That is about 20 yds shorter than normal, a higher ball flight than normal and a couple of pushes to the right. So he says to hit down on the ball I should step in closer and play the ball a bit further up in my stance. Not to bend over as much etc.etc. Man by the time I was on 18 I was so messed up I didn't know which end was up!
As for hitting down on the ball I do with my short irons but don't with longer irons. Anyways the dude could truly drive the ball and had a great short game but again his putting was off. 3 putts and 4 putts but that could have been from him telling me stuff too.
It was interesting to note that within a hundred which he usually was after his drive he would use a choked down 8 iron or choked down 9 iron. He said he had a better chance of getting on with these clubs from 115 yds say down to 50 yds. The closer he was the shorter club he chose and the more he choked down on the grip and the closer he would stand to the ball. I tried the same technique on 17, 3rd shot was about 100 yds out, so I choked right down on a 9 iron and danged if I didn't knock it close enough to two putt.
Probably the worst round of golf I've had in a few weeks but once again I changed out my irons and went back to Hogans. I've been playing Wilson IP7's. But think I'll switch back to the Wilson's I hit a slight draw with them and they seem to be accurate as I need. That's it. thanks for listening