Hmmm I realized that match play was hole by hole and having 6 strokes on a par 4 was just loss of one hole and didn't matter like it did of the stick which I couldn't win, I really like match play because I won alot of the time....
#40 Would You Rather...
1) Putt on greens that are fast (say 11-12 on the stimpmeter) but relatively flat and somewhat predictable, the major punishment being it will roll forever if you miss the hole.
2) Putt on greens that are average (say 8-9 on the stimpmeter) but have great undulations, shelves that make you have to really think about how the ball will need to roll.
I'll take #1 all day long.
Day 6 - did some pitching practice doing the 4(5?) ball challenge. Used this last week when I played and hit 2 high soft pitches from 20 yards to 5-10 feet. Feels good to hit shots on the course like you hit ‘em in the practice facility…doesn’t usually work the way
On the course today, but only played nine holes. Shot a 44, so a good round for me. Missed most of my fairways, but didn’t matter much 2nd shot was normally just trying to get to 30y or so.
Never went for the green when beyond 140, except one hole where there wasn’t much danger. Throughout the round, everything was safe. I probably blew 1 putt, and 1 chip onto the green. But never felt oh dear, this round might go south. By the 3rd or 4th hole, I knew I’d beat bogey golf.
But here is the thing: i’ve never been more bored playing golf in my life!! It was just plain boring. I’m sure if I go out with my friends, who all struggle to break 90, I’d beat them every time. But, I wouldn’t be having any fun
So, this seems like a safe way of playing, but it does not allow for a real breakthrough round of phenomenal scores. At the end of the day, it is a lot more fun to go for the green. I probably need to work on getting out of green side bunkers so I won’t be so worried about hitting into them.
thanks for the advice, everyone.