Played 2 man scrambled at Ellis Golf Club in Ellis, Kansas. (Senior) Probably a little over 50 payers.
We placed 1st in the 3rd flight and even won some money!
Number 8 hole, from the fairway, I hit an 8 iron/hybrid, and backed the ball up just like the pro's.
I also birdied #3 par 3 by hitting about 3' from the pin.
Very rewarding day for me and my partner.
He was hitting the long drives and I was playing the short game.
Front = 39 and Back - 35 for a 74 total.
Retired Old Man
Day 18 - chip & putted for 30mins, then hit a few 9i, 5W, and driver on the range.
Driver & 5W: A-
not sure why I struggled so much at first, but my tempo was too fast...once I figured it out, hit it much better.
Casual play I usually stretch at home and then proceed to the course. If I did not stretch and there is time and a place on the ground that is not wet/muddy I will stretch at the course. Then a bit of putting. Almost never hit balls other than courses that may have a chipping area.
Tournaments, I am typically working the registration desk and I am lucky to have time to putt a few and stretch. If I am not tied up with administrative things, I will hit a few balls. I like to see how my driver is behaving (a bit of a fade or almost straight is my standard flight) so I can anticipate whether to aim at the left side of the fairway or right.
This weekend we had a very slow round. One of the guys in my group has back issues and was putting a swing donut on his driver to try and stay loose while waiting on the tee. Another in the group said it was a rules violation. I looked on my phone but the closest thing I found was he could not take a shot with any kind of training aid, but nothing mentioned using them during down time in a round. Did I miss something or was it ok?