Had an interesting little golf outing yesterday. Played the front of the local course with my son. I have really worked on improving my swing with an instructor over the winter. I wasn't taking the outing very seriously yesterday - just helping my boy and getting out and enjoying the sun. We actually had the course to ourselves. In that round I hit a few excellent shots when I decided to really go after it and swing faster than I normally would. Normally, that would result in worse results. That's what I found interesting. It was as though now that my mechanics are improved I can loosen up and swing more freely(?) The shots where I went after it were right on target, high. Anybody else experience this kind of thing? I've finally gotten to the point where, in my mind, swinging faster means a loose kind of fast vs "muscling up" (haha, love that term). Maybe I should stop thinking - I hurt the team when I think.
I was a Member at Penobscot Valley CC in Orono, ME for a while. And have played many Donald Ross courses over the years, it seems like he made a big traverse up 95 (Augusta CC, Waterville CC (Fluff Cowan was a member) and Portland CC) and I've played them all, but Lucerne Golf Club which is also a Donald Ross design is only 9 holes and isn't much like any of the others. Did he actually visit the Lucerne area to see the course or was this a "postcard" design? And are there very many Donald Ross 9 hole courses remaining? Edit-lots of 9 hole courses remaining.
Yeah, it definitely takes time to get "comfortable" doing things you learn at practice out onto the course. That's why many golf metrics are on the course, and not at practice or something like that. The one way around that is to play every day. Even a little bit daily, like 6 to 9 holes helps.