I think 'sob' was not intended as 'sobbing with joy' like the pros after winning the masters.
Nice job on the 4 or 5 over!
Enough of those, and you'll be in the 'Low single digit...' thread.
I think this statement is the fundamental difference between you and I. Your strategy is fine for a bogey golfer who is playing in a tournament or other event where there is something of significance to gain. In fact, when the score counts for more than just my handicap, I typically employ the "safe" strategy. But my goal is not just to minimize my score with my current skill set. It's to minimize my score with a BETTER skill set and I don't think you can improve your skill set by always playing the safe shots and safe strategy...
I also don't think you can improve your skill set with just range practice. At least, I know that to be the case for me...
Ha I am enjoying hearing other peoples opinions with a similar handicap and your strategies.
I almost never play safe unless I am doing well in a comp. I love bending it like bubba and firing through trees with a driver.
My strategy is I am new to golf so I need to experience what is possible for me and what is not.
My goal is to lower my handicap and I believe all my experiences will help give me the mind set and feel when I get in a situation.
I have more excitement and fun when I have challenging shots even if I stuff it up.
I guess being new at golf I still play for the fun and excitement, sure I get upset when I blow it but I walk away with experience and knowledge.
I dream to be a 10 handicap by the end of my fifth year. I think it is possible.
I believe the range will not lower my scores but I think it helps keep my swing in check. If you only play once a week without practice, don't expect to lower your handicap very quickly.
yah - the advantages of the Midwest i guess. that being said, its a rickety, floodplain, old rattrap of a place. but therin lies its charm.
That's very true. I, speaking just for myself, noticed that my ball striking improved dramatically once I started going to the course more, especially with my driver. I tend to use the grass at the local range more than mats, so hitting fat all the time wasn't an issue. But ball shaping, on the other hand, really started to come on the course. I've never hit a draw with my driver at the range, but I've been able to (on occasion) on the course, when I'm standing on the tee and able to see exactly where I want my shot to go (and exactly where I DON'T want it to go).
All of the ranges/courses I go to, charge 7.00 for a small bucket. One range has Jumbo buckets for 13.00, not sure how many balls are in there..