Day 32 (28 Jul 21) - Played nine today with the 5yr old grandson. We got back before the rain started. Used this practice round to work on ball striking and carry distance. Using the Approach S20, I had planned to used the back distance of the greens as the "carry" factor on the approaches. Of course if the pin was in the front, then I used the middle distance (center of green) to figure what I needed to carry. Planned well, executed poorly as the round had only 1 GIR and 4 nGIR.
Played 9 this morning / midday with the 5yr old grandson. He was definitely the better player today. Not a par or better to my name. Putting was erratic (again the greens here are difficult at best (bare spots, erratic growth grass, etc.)) and the ball had no zip off the clubs. Score was a disappointing 51 as I was looking to be in the low 40's at worst today. Oh well, some days are meant to be just enjoying a 5-yr old play with abandon and do well. And hopefully there will be tomorrow where we can go again.
True, I tend to ignore them after a few holes. I’ll say “good shot, nice putt” when warranted but just try to stay focused and play ready golf which helps especially when they are in the woods looking for their ball. Will hit 1st, then go help.