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First Rounds of the Year

freshmanUTA

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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It's a little outdated, most of the holes changed, and a few are drives over water, which haven't really scared me because I have been hitting the driver pretty well recently.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?



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1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

That course looks amazing.  

It was featured in Golf Digest as the best renovation of the year and it's received many votes for best public course in Illinois. It is wonderful.

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