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A month to shoot 70's

post #1 of 165
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I'm making this thread my "journal" thread. I'm writing a book called "A month to shoot 70's", where it's all my thoughts. The title comes from the fact that I have around a month to consistently shoot in the low 70's until high school golf starts. I'll post here every night for a month, maybe more, with my progress. Pictures, videos, etc will be included. I think it'll be cool for everyone to look back on my notes when I'm in the Big Show.

 

Day 1

Getting at the course around four, to my dismay the driving range was closed. With winter creeping up, irrigation was set in and it was time to let the grass heal. Understandable, but disappointing none the less. I moved my way to the chipping green, where I would slap at the ball for a good 2 hours. By slap, I don't mean "slap", but take focused shots. It's my goal this month to focus on every shot, putting pressure on them like it's the tournament. I feel really good at where I am, and I'm very glad I'm off the baseball field and back where I belong, it truly feels right.

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Day 2

Today was freaking awesome. I got out to the course to see my old golfing buddy, who was cupping a hot choclate and a beanie. I was also sporting one myself, after all, it was a freezing 38 degrees outside. But to my surprise, the range was actually quite busy, with only 4 or 5 mats left open. Taking a spot next to my friend, I started stretching my back, and noticed him staring at me. 

 

"I thought you quit"

"Lol no.. I was just taking a break. Working out.."

 

After stretching, I started warming up my sing... it felt amazing. My muscles felt great, probably from all my TNT workouts, and I felt fresh and ready to go. Although is was nearly freezing outside, I felt great. I turned around to one of my friends friends, saying "Here goes the first swing in 4 months". My hands gripped the shaft, setting my feet, I twerked it back. Loading, I fired like it was all muscle memory, sending the ball like a rising arrow to space. It took off like a shot, which sent everyone into shock .. except me. Like I said I felt great.

 

After a solid bucket, without only a couple slices which I plan on ridding soon, I headed to the familiar chipping green.. and another journey started. I remembered how in TW's book he mentioned how he spread around buckets upon buckets of balls around the green and hit them all. So, I went and grabbed 2 buckets of balls, and dumped the all over the chipping green. Some on a hill, some in the sand, some down under the green. After about an hour or two, I knocked them all up on the green surface... every shot was applied with tournament pressure.

 

I then started pr acting solid scratch play, where I would hit four shots to the chosen pin and attempt to putt them in. After a good 30 or 40 minutes, I committed to 50 scratch chips, 43 of which I knocked in the hole with the putter.

 

With the sun falling down, the coldness grew ... but I still felt great. My nose sniffled and I knew I was home as I moved to the putting green. Night fell finally, but lights around the green set up my practice round for the night. It had to be below freezing .... but i still felt great! For about 45 minutes, I put up a great practice round for my putter, and slowly can feel the feel of a true pro... although I have a long way to go. It's unbelievable, as when I grip the club I feel full of knowledge although I haven't played in 4 months.. and even then I only practiced for a month. I truly haven't been at the game since I was 9 years old.. as I started at four years old. But I feel like someone who's played the game their whole life.. and you know that's a good sign.

 

On a last note, I'm going to get in contact with the school counselor Thursday to see if I can take a continuous 8 hours of school, instead of having lunch in between periods. This way, possibly I can get out of school at 1:43pm instead of 2:43.. if she lets me, that'd be f*cking awesome as I can work a couple extra hours. 

 

Day 3 tomorrow boys!

post #3 of 165

Hold it...your in H.S. and your calling us Boys...? My Son has a daughter almost as old as you...

 

 

Boys....?

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Hold it...your in H.S. and your calling us Boys...? My Son has a daughter almost as old as you...


Boys....?

I think the socks I'm wearing are older than that!
post #5 of 165
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I think the socks I'm wearing are older than that!

 

Dang Dave, maybe time to think about gettin sum new ones..?  :-P

post #6 of 165
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I didn't actually mean "boys".. would it be better if I said "Old men" or "Soggy skinners"? :D

post #7 of 165

In your next post, could you try to sound a little more... egotistical? ... K, that'd be greeeaaaat... :doh: 

post #8 of 165

BTW, Is this a 29 day month or a 31 day month?

That two days could be the difference between shooting in the low 80's and high 70's. :-)

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BTW, Is this a 29 day month or a 31 day month?
That two days could be the difference between shooting in the low 80's and high 70's. a1_smile.gif

I had no idea leap day was in December this year. b2_tongue.gif

Wait, do the Mayans know about this?
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Kelzzy,

 

(I am serious) You have a great career ahead of you as a writer, author, journalist, etc..   Are you sure you want to waste your time on golf?   You can leave that to the old boys.  ;-)

post #11 of 165
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Day 2

 

On a last note, I'm going to get in contact with the school counselor Thursday to see if I can take a continuous 8 hours of school, instead of having lunch in between periods. This way, possibly I can get out of school at 1:43pm instead of 2:43.. if she lets me, that'd be f*cking awesome as I can work a couple extra hours. 

 

 

 

First, I don't know if the school would even be allowed to do this by the local/state governing bodies, in the same way my employer couldn't allow me to work a continuous 8 hour workday if I wanted to.

 

Second, I'm curious as to why/how you think the school could accommodate this even if they wanted to.  Aren't you in classes with 15-30 other students?  Are the teachers going to start their classes 5 minutes early for you only?  Or is there some other way this can be accomplished that I'm not thinking of?

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Second, I'm curious as to why/how you think the school could accommodate this even if they wanted to.  Aren't you in classes with 15-30 other students?  Are the teachers going to start their classes 5 minutes early for you only?  Or is there some other way this can be accomplished that I'm not thinking of?

 

Lunch is just another period - other students are often taking classes. Our high school used to have 9 periods - your lunch was either the 5th, 6th, or 7th period.

 

I skipped lunch my first three years to take an extra class (drafting). The teacher was cool and let me eat a small lunch in class. My senior year we went to four-period A/B days so I only took eight classes that year. Lunch was in the middle of a two-hour long AP Calc II class.

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Second, I'm curious as to why/how you think the school could accommodate this even if they wanted to.  Aren't you in classes with 15-30 other students?  Are the teachers going to start their classes 5 minutes early for you only?  Or is there some other way this can be accomplished that I'm not thinking of?


Maybe your high school was like mine. We had an extra long fourth period that contained three lunches. The class you had for that fourth period (which was on a 7-day rotation) determined which of the lunches your class went to. There wasn't really a way to skip it.
post #14 of 165

I'm not trying to spoil the fun but wouldn't a better media for a play by play diary or journal be on a dedicated personal website with a blog tab or even facebook....or am I being a party pooper?

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I'm not trying to spoil the fun but wouldn't a better media for a play by play diary or journal be on a dedicated personal website with a blog tab or even facebook....or am I being a party pooper?

 

B

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 Loading, I fired like it was all muscle memory, sending the ball like a rising arrow to space. It took off like a shot, which sent everyone into shock .. except me. Like I said I felt great.

 

With the sun falling down, the coldness grew ... but I still felt great. My nose sniffled and I knew I was home as I moved to the putting green. Night fell finally, but lights around the green set up my practice round for the night. It had to be below freezing .... but i still felt great!

Is this a golf journal or 50 Shades of Green?

post #17 of 165
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

Is this a golf journal or 50 Shades of Green?

 

Yep agreed. Pretty much read the second "journal entry" and though what in god's name is this?

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Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post
 

 

Kelzzy,

 

(I am serious) You have a great career ahead of you as a writer, author, journalist, etc..   Are you sure you want to waste your time on golf?   You can leave that to the old boys.  ;-)

 

Only if he learns to spell and to use proper grammar…

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