Shot 95 today...which I have shot a bunch of times (also have a bunch of 92s and 93s)...but there has been something much different about my recent rounds, especially today.
I was concentrating so hard on my game today and forgot to keep track of GIR but here is a few notes (and hence why I feel like im getting closer)
- Hit a lot of greens (for my personal standards) once again, didnt keep track but im almost certain it was 4 or 5 on the front and 5 or 6 on the back.
- I had (3) 4 putts!! (terrible, but this is almost NEVER where I lose strokes - I usually dont even 3 putt!)
- I had (5) 3 putts!!
- lost concentration on (2) chips (different holes), both from about 10-15 feet off the green, tensed up and thinned them over the green
My proudest moment of the day came on the 18th hole...I was trying not to keep track of where I was scorewise but at the 17th tee I realized if I parred both 17 and 18, I would shoot 94. ANYWAYS, I stuck my tee shot on 17 (130 yard par 3) pin high about 10 feet from the flag...and then proceeded to 3 putt!! UGHHH...Normally in this circumstance I would be so frustrated and it would effect my next shot hole...(not that bogeying that hole meant I could not break 90 for the first time but once I got that 94 in my head - I was gunning for it)...I stepped up to the 18th tee which is a par 4 that I normally play for bogey (somewhat long, slight dogleg with ob all down left side and deep trees / rough all down right side) and cleared my mind and just focused on the shot at hand...striped my 5 wood just right of center in the fairway and had 190 left to center of green, normally I would play it safe and lay up a 90 yard wedge but I thought F it...and I went for it...190 for me is a 5 iron, I hit it "almost" perfect cut it around the trees I had to avoid and cleared the 5 foot bunkers that surround the green and BOOM there I am, center of the green...2 putt for par for 95.
Frustrating thing about the day is I know if I only putted and chipped as well as I normally do, I would have broken 90 without a doubt..but unfortunately that didnt happen today. Should probably practice short game more, since it rarely gives me a problem I tend to take it for granted...not a good move, I know.