84 today..... but man, it was an "easy" 84 where I think it could've easily been sub-80. I played once in early June, once in early July, but I've practiced a ton the past few weeks and reviewed my lesson video while reading the Lowest Score Wins book. I laugh at how optimistic I was earlier in this thread about the year, but it's still do-able this year. I got derailed in golf with some family obligations (my daughter just married, so I was honored to be father of the bride!), but I'm thinking I can get back into lessons and regularly playing before the season ends.
The trick for me is to groove my driver swing. My distance and control felt so good today. That was from reviewing the lessons I had earlier this year. By reading the book, I think I played smarter with my driver on the course. I was actually being too conservative, I think. While I don't look back at today and say "wow, I hit great," I still shot an 84, with tons of shots that I feel like I left out there. I put too many approaches into bunkers (usually pulled left), I flubbed one driver right that took a crazy bounce to land in the root of a tree. But overall, I hit shots where I expected, accounting for my typical short/right miss. I played smart and stayed out of trouble and except for the first hole, I had easy two-putts. A stress-free 84 ain't bad, and with a few breaks, I think I've still got a shot! Hope is eternal eh? I'll catch you guys before the year is out!