Originally Posted by teamroper60
Since my 82, I have been struggling a bunch myself and the driver seems to be at the heart of my issues as well. Today I had a miserable 98 and had I not been in a skins game, I would've left the course after 9. I was spraying it all over the course with the big dog. After the round, I spent a little time on the range and have decided I need to work on my backswing as it seems to lack consistency. Once I began to focus on it, things seemed to line out a little, so I have decided I am going to concentrate on that for a bit and see if I can get it ironed out.
I shot my best round about a month back at Sand Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane, UT of an 82 and I didn't know the course so I decided not to use the driver plus I was smoking my 3W. I had looked at the holes overview on Google Earth. The course was 64 and some change long so I figured, if I can play like that without my driver, why do I need it in my bag? Especially when I spray it every which way. Since then, I have shot a 107, 94, 89, 98, and 90, haha.
On a seperate note, I've started practicing twice a week. My short game, is so much better. I notice because in my past few rounds my doubles and triples have decreased dramatically. I'm still working on technique and I started trying the "chipping ratio" method and that works great. I have a huge problem with ball position with my long irons. I can't seem to find the right spot so I'm working on that as well as my full swing with mid irons.
I REALLY need to work on my 4-6 foot putts because I have missed so many short putts lately. It's frustrating. It's not that my putting stroke is bad, it's my green reading skills. I am so bad at reading greens.
Aside from going to an AIMPOINT seminar, any pointers on how I can improve my green reading skills without just playingt he course?