I have a confession, not only to myself but to everyone else. Here goes:
I have been playing for 10 years now (started when I was 18) and have been told from the start from many people that I had a beautiful swing. I have never had a problem with distance, sometimes I don't take driver out of my bag at all. Pretty good with the long irons but have always struggled from 150yds and in. Short game comes and goes, I work on it here and there and it saves me a good amount of strokes sometimes. I average about 29-33 putts per round.
I have been lying to myself for the last 5 years about how good I am. I would play by myself and hit a bad shot, think "I wouldn't have attempted that shot in a tournament" drop a new ball and play it. When doing this I would score in the high 70s and low 80s (of course wouldn't we all?). This would happen maybe 3-6 times a round.
At the beginning of this year I had a resolution: respect the game and myself by being honest and playing the game how it is supposed to, with progress comes real scores and a better feeling after a round. I have played 4 times now and have not broken 90, it has been hard but when I got a 90 the other day at a new course with a lot of wind and 10 Penalties!!! I felt really good afterwards.
My goal is to improve confidence off the tee, work on my 8I-PW and get myself to a true single digit HC. Thank you.