The dreaded shanks are contagious. If you hit one on the range fine, but two in a row and just walk away and go putt and come back after a few minutes and remember to breathe. Once you do come back, work on your path with a headcover just outside the ball and start with some easy shots then progress to full shots. Question for you, do you tend to whip the club inside on the takeaway or slide forward a bit? And remember:
Everybody shanks, sometimes.....
Well the golf season never really ends here so I will add to these numbers with a few more round this year hopefully, but here we go:
I have played roughly 35 times this year, and I have played at:
Raveneaux Country Club
Cypresswood (Tradition Course)
Jersey Meadow Golf Club
Windrose Golf Club
Memorial Park Golf Course
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Augusta Pines Golf Course
High Meadow Ranch
Pamilla Beach and Golf Club
Sterling Country Club
Spring Valley Disc and Golf Club
Raven Nest Golf Club
I hope to add at least one more course to this list before YE.
Besides the smarty pants answer of a putter or wedge...I looked at game golf (even though I haven't used it much in recent months). I hit almost 40% of my green inside 150 yards so I would say I need an 8 Iron, or maybe a 7 to feel pretty confident about my GIR chances.
Yep, yep, sorry. You're totally right. Brain fart on my part - as soon as I read that I facepalmed and thought about how I knew that but just didn't think at all in typing that part out.
The MMR stuff was the 60s, so my mom would have lived through those. But I don't think those were anything near this level, so I think my overall point still stands about how nobody has really lived through something like this to have a history or memory.
Oh, to be perfectly clear, I'm not going anywhere near anything you could describe as a "crowd" even if the word "small" is in front of it.
The lines at Best Buy had markers every 10' here in Erie, for example, and my wife and I shop at off-hours so as to avoid even like 20 people in the grocery store.
Fair enough, but like you even say, I don't think they were anything near or like the level of this particular case. The last one in the U.S. may have been the Spanish Flu stuff. Which I thought just now may have been 1913 (Francis Ouimet), but which was 1918 or so. So, after Eddie and Francis won the U.S. Open together. 🙂