21/1/18 - Had a nice range session and second take on the setup stuff shows immediate improvements. Spent most of the range session working on width in the takeaway, with swings between ribcage-ribcage. Immediately starting to see the ball curve left, which is great news. Need to work on start line and continuing to engage that width whilst limiting the slide right in the backswing.
Annoyingly forgot the memory card for the camera, so no video, but will try to get some footage later on this week.
Tee ball on #1 at Firestone South course in Akron, OH. Hit 3-wood with the usual R to L draw right into the middle of the fairway. Pick up tee, ride with group to tee shots. No ball. Anywhere. I'm thinking that ball was right down the middle of the fairway, how is it not sitting RIGHT HERE?
Well, it did land just right of center fairway and rolled right, through the first cut and came to rest in 4" deep KY Bluegrass rough. Apparently, local knowledge says play the LEFT half of the fairway on #1 if you can't drive it 250 plus off #1 tee box.
Balls go somewhere each and every time we hit them. It's out there somewhere, but we just can't find it on occasion. And when you can't find it, lost ball rules takes over.
Did some early carpet putting this morning. It's kind of cold and damp outside right now
Practiced 6' putts to a can of tuna fish. Rolled about 20 balls to it, from various areas. I went through my set up for each ball. These are straight on, straight putts on a very level surface. I hit the can alot.
Problem with option for never having broken par, is that it also would collect those who never broke 80. I was actually mostly curious about relatively accomplished players -- understanding there is a chasm between breaking 80 and breaking par.
Yes, of course there is. They are common markers however.
On #1 I accidentally clicked and can't undo it, so there is an extra 40+ vote. I have broken par for 9 holes a couple of times, so I'll let that go for that. For #2, broke 80 for the first time at age 42, then fairly regularly over the next 20 years.