My short game is a disaster.
Still very focused on my goal to break 90 and it seems that I have made no progress over the past 4-5 months. I have shot a few 95's recently and today hacked my way to a 99.
Part of me thinks "wow, I only needed to be 10 strokes better today to break 90" but then another part of me cant help but be so frustrated. I look back at a round like today and I try to figure out where it all went bad.
I had so many great shots, and even stretches of good shots in a row...but then out of nowhere it leaves me and I have no "feel". I kept the ball in play all day (did not lose one ball, played same ball all day). As for the long game, I was great off the tee. All tee shots were in fairway or very playable rough except on 2 holes where I flirted with OB but did stay in and chipped back in fairway. I did not hit many greens but I was usually right off, with a lot of 5 or so yard chips to get on.
Where I lost a lot of strokes:
- Complete Mishits. I probably had about 3 or 4 of them. When I say mishits, I am not talking about a slice or being way off the green etc. I am talking about chunks or complete tops. How is it possible to have both? shouldntt I either be chunking OR topping?
- Short game around the green is a disaster. As mentioned above, I was left with a lot of 5 or so yard chip / pitch shots. Which I managed to either skull all the way over the green OR chunk and hit a few feet (twice into the bunker right in front of me!).
- Had (1) 4 putt and 3 (3) putts (two from over 30 feet).
Will take any advice on pitching chipping...Im so inconsistent...even on the practice area, I can hit 3 great chips and/or pitches in a row and then skull or chunk one terribly.
Is there a common cause for chunking and or topping irons? I will hit a few great iron shots in a row, great distance, ball flight, slight draw etc,,and then BOOM terrible mishit.
Has anyone here ever been stuck in mid to high 90s and eventually broke through to 80s? What did it for you?
THANKS in advance...