On the course today, but only played nine holes. Shot a 44, so a good round for me. Missed most of my fairways, but didn’t matter much 2nd shot was normally just trying to get to 30y or so.
Never went for the green when beyond 140, except one hole where there wasn’t much danger. Throughout the round, everything was safe. I probably blew 1 putt, and 1 chip onto the green. But never felt oh dear, this round might go south. By the 3rd or 4th hole, I knew I’d beat bogey golf.
But here is the thing: i’ve never been more bored playing golf in my life!! It was just plain boring. I’m sure if I go out with my friends, who all struggle to break 90, I’d beat them every time. But, I wouldn’t be having any fun
So, this seems like a safe way of playing, but it does not allow for a real breakthrough round of phenomenal scores. At the end of the day, it is a lot more fun to go for the green. I probably need to work on getting out of green side bunkers so I won’t be so worried about hitting into them.
thanks for the advice, everyone.
I'm living proof that you don't need to be the best ball striker to win a match play competition, won the match play competition against a guy 9 shots better than me. My problem was 4-5 bad holes in a round but I could play the first 9 better than handicap, the other guy basically gave up after 6 holes because I won 4 of the first 6 and he was pissed. Plus the pressure was on him to win as it is on the USA, I'm expecting the Brooks saga to hurt the USA big time and I would of only picked one of them....
#1. The separation is likely to be higher (even though more undulation may favor me too), and I'm also likely to putt better myself. So whether I'm after a good score or to beat someone, #1 is better for me.
Cool video and thanks for the tip. We were thinking about walking straight down to grandstands near 3/6/7. Yeah I wouldn’t even bother trying for 1 or 18. Looks chilly but supposed to warm up some Friday.