So... since the last time I posted, I got out last Saturday and played the front nine at the club we joined with my son. I didn't play very well, but I didn't play too poorly. I posted a 47 that included 2 uncharacteristic penalties on that side of the course. I found myself focusing too much on my son and not enough on my own game, so... it wasn't a horrible nine holes.
We then went away for a quick vacation and I didn't touch my clubs for 6 days. On Friday, my kids were off from school, so I took my son out again and my daughters tagged along to look for lost balls and do cartwheels in the grass. Again, nothing great... but nothing horrible. My 46 was entirely the result of feeling 'off' when standing over the ball. I managed to scramble pretty well towards the end, but I hit only 1 of 9 greens and only 2 of 7 fairways. My putting kept the score somewhat respectable.
Today, I met with a friend of mine at a club I've only played once. It was the club I was planning on joining, but my wife talked me out of it because it's about 45 minutes from home. In the end, she was right and I'm extremely happy with the club we joined. Anyway... it was cool all day long, which I loved... but the winds were 15+ MPH all day long... which I didn't love. On the range prior to teeing off, I was hitting the ball very well. I was hammering my driver and my irons felt good. When I got on the course, my driver swing went away. I played the first 7 holes really well, and then had a horrible triple bogey on the 8th hole followed by a bogey on the 9th. I turned a 41 into a 45 in a hurry. The back was ugly all around. I managed to break 50, but just barely with a 49. My 45 - 49 = 94 was not all that bad considering the wind and the fact that I've NEVER played a course set up more ridiculously with tricked-up pin positions. I figure with some more accessible hole locations and even moderately less wind, my score could have been 5-6 strokes lower. Still... a 94 is a 94, so... I'll deal with it.
I'm hoping to play 2-3 more times this week, but it'll depend on work.
Trying to get in as much golf as possible.
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Been to Golf Evolution in Erie and met Eric. Profited from that session. Hope to do more.