Yea I was going to bring these points up. We’ve played a number of rounds together now and while I’ve learned a great deal about course management from you, I’ve also learned that I can’t really emulate your game because the gap in our skill sets can be wide.
I don’t think I’m bad at course management, TBH. I know when to go for it and when to be happy to advance the ball. The problem is not hitting the green with my third shot, then pitching on and two-putting for double.
And then of course there are times I go to lay up and still hit the ball to Timbuktu…
I appreciate the write up @DeadMan. But except for learning some management tips, playing with players like @iacas are pure entertainment for me. You see, they do everything better than me. It would be like me trying to run alongside Usain Bolt and think, ‘ boy..maybe I should get my knees up higher.’ It’s just a different world. 😄
I'm mildly annoyed by the ones who need you to watch all of their shots but who won't pay attention to where yours end up. Sometimes they can't — because they're 80 yards away looking for their ball — but sometimes like on the tee they can, and often just don't.
I also appreciate the playing partners who point out where your tee goes flying off to. I don't dislike those who don't. It's an LCP type of thing.
In the rounds I played for score I'm not sure I made a 6. I was close a time or two — I had to make a twenty-footer for par on the 13th at Lawsonia Links, for example, for par.
One thing not listed: my ball generally doesn't go offline. I'll thin or fat some shots now and then, but my face is usually pointing in the right place.
Another: my lag putting is good. I can play to the wide, safe sides of greens because I'm far, far more likely to hit a 50-foot putt to two feet than to three-putt it… and not just because of my "tap-in range."
Also, @DeadMan, I shot 55, 54, 53 at the Sandbox, so it's not like I was hitting just awful shots when I'd "try" different things. And part of the reason I was trying those things is that my partial wedge game is a bit off right now given my swing changes/work. So there, neener-head! 😄