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Last year was the first year taken this game up in earnest, after having played an annual scramble with a bunch of friends once a year for the past few years.  I was making progress last year, took a series of lessons, then got derailed by a broken foot last August.  So this year, I'm starting out early, and have played 2 rounds at a local short course (par 29).

 

My first round I shot a miserable 58, and my iron shots were either topped or shanked.  Having determined that I need to work on my irons and chip shots, I hit the range 3 or 4 times and practiced chipping in my back yard, and the result 2 weeks later was a 42 -- took 16 strokes off!

 

Just goes to show:  find your weaknesses, work on them, and see results.

 

First Round:

 

 

Second Round: