Got a new birdie on #18 today.
Hit my best drive of the day through the end of the fairway into a swale of rough short of the apron leading to the green. Had about 65 yards to the pin, so too a bit off a 9-3 sand wedge. Hit the approach to about 12 feet, and rolled in a left-to-right putt to end the round with a birdie.
Shot 84 today, 15 GIR/nGIR, 29 putts, and 2 penalty strokes.
Started 6-6-6 (all par-4 holes). First hole was a good drive, decent nGIR approach, pitch onto green, then 3-putt. Next hole shanked tee shot OB and then went on the make a par (+2) on the second tee ball. Third hole was another nGIR, but duffed a simple chip into a bunker, then onto the green followed by 2-putt. So not a great start, but settled into the round after that.
Had some good flashes with driver today, which is promising since I spent a good portion of last lesson working with this club. 3 of 4 driver off the tee were long and in the fairway, and one bad miss (thin/pull), fortunately on a short par-5 so I was able to recover for par.
Short game was so-so, not bad, but not good enough.
I was getting the read and bead right on my putts, but we were playing behind the crew watering greens, so my speed judgment was poor and left a lot of putts short, including a several birdie putts around 15 feet.
Finished the round with a birdie on #18, which I think is a new one this season.
Thank @iacas. Yes I will get the tilt back into it. Have been setting only driver square (irons still hooded, albeit less) so the palmy grip (yes, true) is a mental crutch till I get a bit more confidence. Keeping the left arm super soft and lightly resting on the grip to not stress the forearm injury (works fine I think).
Probably too far back. Forward of the 5I but back of the 3W if that makes sense. I either dropkick it goes like nowhere. Or it starts 15 yards right and finishes 15 yards left (that may be an exaggeration.) Right after I fix the occasional smother hook with my driver. It could be ball position related.
I still have my U85 3 and 4 irons (I traded in the 2-iron). But it could be the idiot swinging the club in this case… I hit 5I on the 5th yesterday because I didn’t want to hit hybrid (I had 210 or so in). And left it short… needless to say I didn’t get up and down for birdie…
Alli (my new girlfriend) has a 5 wood I mess around with once in a while that I can hit that 210-220 sort of distance, but I have to swing it really easy because it’s a ladies club. But it doesn’t go left.
That’s why I’m thinking if I can’t straighten out the hybrids, trading in the hybrids and getting a fairway wood/4-iron combo. Not sure if it would be a 5-wood or 7-wood, because I feel that 5-wood distance would run into my 3-wood distance too much.