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It was 35F yesterday with a slight breeze which made it feel a bit colder.  I just wanted to get outside and really didn't expect much  I got off to a slow start with a bogey, triple bogey, and quadruple bogey!  I normally bogey the 2nd and 3rd.  Anyway, I ended 18 holes with a 91 which could easily have been in the mid-upper 80's if not for my slow start.  I didn't realize how well I was doing until I added up my scores after the round and saw that....

11 out of 14 Fairways Hit or a Good Miss

1 GIR (that's got to get better!)

18 chips (GIR goes up this has to come down)

33 putts

I have struggled with inconsistency all year off the tee and long approach shots.  So, I focused on my setup and keeping the ball in play.

I have noticed that I hit the ball much better standing closer to the ball.  I stand more upright and my take away is low and to the inside with a quick wrist hinge.  For a while, I was pushing the ball to the right consistently so I closed my club face at address and started initiating my downswing by "stepping" onto my front foot and pulling down on my club.  The push turned into a draw....most of the time.  My swing feels very "compact" and my consistency has started to improve.  I've narrowed my stance as well.  I think it allows me to move my weight forward on the downswing more easily than a wider stance.

I'm happy that things seem to be coming together...finally, but sad that the year is about over.  Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Happy Thanksgiving! It's at least nice to go into the winter with good memories in your head of your last round. I tend to play my best really late in the year and again in early spring because I don't expect much out of myself, and therefore relax and have a good time. Easy to say, "why don't you do that all the time?" but for some reason my mind won't let me???

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I agree.  It is nice going into the off-season on  a positive note.

I also just realized that yesterday was the first time I played all 18 holes with the same ball!

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