This game is such a mind****. Sorry for the unpro language but i cant help it .
I was playing the monsoon cup today , on the 11th hole i hit my best drive ever. I use a RBZ rocket balls driver and i banged this srixon ball 325 yards bang in the middle of the fairway . Believe me when i say that i couldnt have placed it better with my own hands . My four ball was super impressed. I too was feeling really happy with myself since i had a triple on the last hole.
so im left with 90 yards . The ball is sitting perfectly and there is a strong tail wind. I cant decide between a 3/4 th sand and a full lob . My caddy after seeing my distances suggests a full lob. Now after a super drive like that im obviously feeling super confident that im going to be on the green with a confirmed bird in hand.
I take 3 to 4 dry swings to check if im bottoming out correctly and getting that cutting edge divot . Having done my pre shot routine i swing and its a horrible duff .I get some 30 yards . Im extremely agitated with myself and try to calm myself down that i can still do an up and down and get out of here with a par. I decide to stick with the lob . With 60 odd yards left and the tail still up i need to hit a 3/4 th 60 deg now . I take two dry swings focusing on bottoming out and making that controlled 3/4th of a swing . I hit my 3rd and its a goddamn duff again!!!! My caddy is in disbelief and the other 4 ball caddy is looking the other way and is in splits . My four ball looks at me with 1/3rd sympathy , 1/3 rd joy and 1/3rd " WTF happened there there is no way you could have done that !!! "
Now i mean this is literally the fricking heights . It has never happened that i have hit a really stellar drive and im feeling super pumped up about my self and the game but i end up ruining two consecutive shots . Its one thing to screw up your tee shot which is a confidence killer and then to take that low feeling to the next shot but here i have hit the best drive ever , feeling like adam scott , and then to duff like i had hit the tee further than the ball the previous shot.
The tournament got washed out but thats not making me feel any better either .
How do you deal with such incidents when they happen ?
Looking forward to hearing from you guys.. i need to hear some really horrible stories so i can start feeling better again . Lol