Shot 81, 82, 82 the last three rounds I have played and it's that high for one reason.. The driver. I used to shoot mid 70's regularly, and I have really only been back playing for a month and a half and haven't been able to cross that threshold thanks to the big stick.
Sunday I was +2 on the 14 holes I didn't lose a tee shot on, and I was +7 on the 4 holes I did. Really hard to score hitting a provisional from the box.
I make par on 90%+ of par 3s. I can hit any iron in my bag. I even feel pretty confident pulling the 3 iron. On the par 4s/5s where I put my tee shot in the fairway or even in the rough I hit alot of GIR's.
I may 3 putt once a round. I get up and down and a decent rate. Very confident from the bunker, 50-75 yard pitch shots, the whole lot.
But the damn driver. One of 2 things happen.
1. I get the face closed at impact and it goes long and straight with maybe a baby draw action.
2. I leave the face wide open at impact and hit it 290 yards into the right woods.
I have tried a stronger grip, tried steepening the swing plane some to maybe not get stuck, tried swinging harder/easier, tried really focusing on releasing the club head, tried closing the face (which is great because when I do I release the club head and hit a draw into the left rough.)
I need help. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I have a recent video of my swing I can upload later tonight if that would help.