i've started to come to terms that my golf game is probably going to hover around the "bogey golfer" status for some time--which is fine--but my inconsistency to even shoot bogey is really getting to me. i.e. last week i was hitting the ball beautifully and missed about 6 putts inside 5 feet. and yesterday i had 35 putts (which is good for me), with some really good hole outs. but i lost 8 drives, including one in the water. wound up shooting 105, with 15 penalty strokes. granted the wind was awful and at least 3 of the drives i lost to the wind, but still even 5 is too many. next week i'll probably go out and putt well, drive well, and hit my irons like crap. that just seems to be how i play week to week.
at any rate the lack of consistency makes me angry. i stop enjoying the beauty of being outside. i don't thrash clubs around or show a lot of temper (my 56 wedge does see some 20 foot underhanded launches back towards the cart occasionally), but i certainly feel the anger and i can get short with my playing partners. i'm wondering if golf isn't for me?? this is supposed to be an enjoyable game and i find myself more pissed off during a round than pleased i have the free time and good health to get out and do something like play golf. is anyone else like me or have been like me?? of course i don't want to shoot a 105 every time, but it's going to happen and when it does i don't want to be ready to sell my clubs as soon as i get home.