Going to claim my broke 80 prize after shooting lowest round since my return to golf with a 79 yesterday at Ives Hill.
Also a shout out to LSW.... Been using some of the strategy ideas especially on the par 5's not laying up or trying to figure perfect approach distance on 2nd shot, and firing at the middle of greens when further than 150 yards out instead of worrying about front pin or left pin etc.
Think those 2 things alone helped save a few pars and prevented my usual bogey on both par 3's on the back nine.
Such quick and confident responses! Yea, I definitely get what you guys said. I just often feel that they are so much better ball strikers than me. But yes, keeping it in play is a must-have not a nice-to-have.
I like the paper version of this as I found it easier to carry and lend to my closest golfing buddies to try to show them the light, so to speak. Unfortunately, this is resulting in them staying quite a bit better than I am but I'm getting there!
I think the bolded part supports the thesis of the thread.
If you were to mentally track where everyone stood on every hole after "regulation" (3 shots long par 5's, 2 shots par 4's, tee shot par 3's), do you think that typically they are all in better shape than you? And you simply "out-hustle" them close to the hole? If so, a tip of the hat to you.