I tried to fight my impatience, and see my instructor, John, before going out to play but I was just too excited to finally get to play Mistwood. I'm back from Arizona, possibly for good depending on how my financial situation looks for next school year, and I am planning on using this summer, mainly Monday, Wednesday and Friday to practice the living hell out of golf. So much that I get sick of it, though that is impossible.
Let me tell you guys, this course is beautiful, challenging and more importantly, fun! This is the first time in a while that a golf course has legitimately made me score better just because of the looks! I played yesterday, as well as today and both days spent an hour at the range getting the 'winter' rust off from my inability to play while I was in school. My first round was pretty bad, I shot a legitimate 100 and was discouraged, though it was my first round in a long while and before the round I decided not to keep score and play 2 balls per hole just for fun, though I did keep track of the first ball anyway. I spent some time after the round practicing just making solid contact with the ball, followed by some short game practice since I developed a case of the 'yips'. Just one hour was all I needed, and this morning I shot an 81, more similar to the scores that I was posting at the end of last year. I haven't used game golf yet, though I am not sure why.
I'm excited to get to work over summer, I'm going to try to use it to get as good as I can, and learn as much as I can about the golf swing. I still have the goal of being a golf instructor in mind, and this summer will be used for me to practice on my on course ability so I can pass the PAT, but I will also be trying to engage with the TST community as often as possibly to learn as much as I can about the golf swing.
If anyone wants to see a course flyover:
It's a little outdated, most of the holes changed, and a few are drives over water, which haven't really scared me because I have been hitting the driver pretty well recently. One par 5 is similar to Bay Hill's 6th. I can consistently leave myself 190 in to the green for my second shot when playing from blues, and 220 in when playing from the blacks. It's extremely fun, but has a potential to be a disaster. Oh well, grip it and make 18, right John Daly?