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When I read this, it makes so much sense. Without having given it much thought before, I had assumed the opposite up to and including yesterday's round (and I can count for-sure a double bogey I made where I assumed that it would be straight for my bogey putt).
This is going to have to be something I keep in mind going forward.
Its been a while since I've been to the Orlando area, but we use to go in early April. I thought our rates were typically slightly lower, but I could be wrong. You can definitely get deals on hotels, condo's or rental homes in off season.
For my future reference, when are greens fees cut in half in Florida? I can't figure out offhand when the off-season would be. I'm familiar with similar seasons (and sometimes more than half) in parts of the south-west, but not there.
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)