My observations from being there on Friday....
1. What a beautiful course. I'd love to get back and play it someday. The Irish course looked great too, just inland of the straits course.
2. If you love golf and get the chance to go, I'd highly recommend it. The buzz of being there is hard to describe. I'm looking forward to the next time at Bethpage already.
3. I wish there would have been more European fans there, That would make for a different feel.
4. People always seem to write about fan behavior at Ryder Cups, I didn't personally see anything that was out of line. I think it's overblown a little bit.
5. We walked around most of the morning session to see a lot of the course. In the afternoon, we went ahead of the groups and sat in the grandstands on the par 3 twelfth. Pic below. This was my favorite part of watching the action. The pin moved from where you see it to the front and there were a lot of close shots on the short hole.
Trip to Oregon was no good, hit the driver terrible so I was basically scrambling every hole. Slowly working my way through my left misses off the tee. Mostly mechanics but also part mental with trusting it on the course. Can't reproduce the miss on the range.
Finished one shot out of playoff for US Mid Am and US FourBall qualifiers.
Got a decent lead in our points race.
Noticed that as I've been trying to improve rib cage and hip depth that the right ankle and foot would get unstable. Asked my trainer/pt about it and this is what he recommended. He just got certified in a foot program.
Fingers crossed but for the first time I can really feel myself winding up the upper torso over a solid lower body. But doing it athletically not just faking it by not moving stuff around. It's the most rib cage rotation I've had going back without trying to force it.
I like that I’m doing more work at the joint and that the joint is inside my right ankle at 4. I think the key for me with this foot tripod thing is to keep the right knee over the foot, not letting it rotate towards the middle of my stance. I can feel the "spiraling" effect.
I have high arches and when I go into my backswing the foot supinates incorrectly losing the big toe joint contact. Ideally you would want to "build" more of an arch of the foot on the backswing and use that "ramp" on the downswing.
This would be another way of explaining it. If the arch of the foot collapses then you basically lose access to the deep front line.
Day 211. Played 18 today, and really came to life in the second nine. 3 pars, bogey, 3 pars, closed out with two bogeys. Shot a 39 for the second nine, something I'm not sure I've done at that course before (Hansen Dam). I've had days where I hit a bunch of GIRs on that second nine, one day it was 7 GIR + 2 near, but I think I shot 40 or 41 on the second nine that day.