Thanks for this write-up. This is great advice.
Every time I make a double, I look back and try to figure out why I made the double. In yesterday's round, I had three doubles, each from different causes. Only on one hole (all day) did I not have a putt for par. This was a 1-2-3 tournament and, as the highest handicapper on my team, my plan was to get as many net-pars as I could, knowing I'd sprinkle some pars in there (five, all on holes I got a shot on, too), especially on the par-5s, but that we wouldn't move backwards if I managed to make my plan. I had 14 holes of net-par-or-better.
A month or two ago, I realized I hadn't really practiced the low recovery shot, so I went to an outdoor range and devoted two dozen or so shots to practicing it. I don't want to say two dozen shots is sufficient, but I am a lot more comfortable with it now.
I don't know if there's a "related threads" feature, but for anyone else who finds @DeadMan's excellent write-up helpful, @iacasand @mvmac wrote a great similar piece (the advice is not the same tips repeated, so this is also worth a read if you haven't seen it) after the 2015 Newport Cup:
(5 and 6 on that list are things I really need to put more work into)
I don't know when I said we shouldn't change anything. We shouldn't re write history, that is all I said. So, yes, make changes, but don't forget why the changes were made. People should be able to see/read history so they can understand why the change was made.
I just don't agree with ALL the changes. Some yes, some no. Some I think is silly.
On days when I'm hitting my driver well this is my play too. Otherwise I'll usually hit 4i a tad left of the aim point denoted by the white lines on the left fairway. Though honestly I set the bar of "playing driver well" a little low and block a driver into the water too often 😬
I agree with your message, as I thought the same in response; however, I don’t agree with attacking the person, but ideas or statements that he holds are fair game in my eyes. Not trying to be a mod, so don’t “get it twisted,” as young ones say; just expressing my opinion of partial agreement.