I will also say that I played on Sat and Sunday and shot an 88 at Highlands from the blacks (73 handicap) and I know that I EASILY played better than my score would suggest.
Because of that one part of the book clicking with me about concentrating on pulling your left arm down from the backswing I am carrying my driver a solid 10 - 20 yards further than before. It's such a difference that it put me into new situations. For instance on the second hole I am used to having a 115 yard shot to the green which is an easy pitching wedge up hill. My drive put me at 86 yards in the fairway. Because of that I had to hit a 3/4 52 degree wedge which I never try and wound up blading it out of bounds for a two stroke loss.
On number nine a LONG PAR 4 (450 yards) I usually aim my driver for center fairway. The problem with that is that there is a sand trap 298 yards away in the center of the fairway. In my usual well struck drivers I wind up about 5 to 10 yards away from that trap with a 160 yard shot to the green. This time I bomb the driver and FLY it 300 yards directly into the center of the trap. Now I have a 150 9 iron from the sand. I usually don't practice this but I was positive about my shot here. My shot zone though tells me that I have to aim right of the middle of the green to make the green. On this hole though there is a big drop off just to the right of the green so I can't play that. I then try to play my shot at the flag and strike it perfectly. It starts at the flag then draws left just enough to hit into the green side trap. Now I'm short sided in the sand. I put my shot about 20 feet from the hole an two putt for bogie. On just a couple of holes I wasn't or couldn't play my strategy based on the way I was driving it, but I really feel confident right now that I will put up some great scores over this next month!
My one question on the shot zones is..... When you are trying to hit at a target and tracking your shots are you actively trying to hit at the flag? Reason I ask is that on my first few shots I draw them and end up 10-15 yards left of the hole. Now its very easy for me to then open the club face a little which allows me to hit closer to the flag. My question is should I be actively making changes to hit the flag or just aiming my stock draw shot directly at the flag?