I've owned this book for 20+ years. Re-reading it is part of my annual spring checklist for golf. It helps me focus on the essentials and it also get excited about the new season. Well worth the investment in time and money!
Halfway through Hulu's The Looming Tower. Was hesitant to watch it because it dredges up bad memories, but this is history you don't want to forget. The book it's based on is very good. Some parts of the show a little over the top, but that's tv. Some very good veteran actors in it. Definitely worth a watch if the memory of the event is fading from your memory.
I'm not a big fan of these type shows, but when bored, will watch. However, I have no interest in watching a replay of a Quad Cities Open, or any other tournament. I mean, how could you ever get that bored? There are other channels...BTW I'm no spring chicken, either. LOL
About ten minutes with my 6-iron this morning, focusing on a swinging hit, as opposed to a hitting swing. Impact drills trying to get inline impact and weight forward.
112 of 112 this year.
First round of the year... 3rd week of April
Played as poorly as I would have expected to. Did have a few decent shots, but kept having tree trouble. Pretty much didn't have a clean look at any green which complicated matters. Not that I did anything good when I did have good lies, but I made it harder on myself today than it needed to be.
Putting was OK -- first round out with the Edel and I expected there to be an adjustment period. I can see this turning around, though. I missed a number of mid-range putts, but everything I missed inside 6' was just missed and burned the edge of the cup. Distance control was pretty consistent: even as the greens sped up during the round, I missed long by about 2-3', rather than 3' on one hole, 6' on another, etc. Both are significant steps forward in my putting. The only thing I really messed up was lag putting and there were times I just never hit the ball far enough or it would oddly stop in the middle of a downhill slope I wasn't expecting.
Short game was atrocious. Kept blading my pitches and bunker shots. The only thing that ended up working was greenside chips. I sorted it out on the practice green after the round. Apparently what happened was I changed my takeaway for my full swing and that motion bled into my pitching so I wasn't exposing the bounce properly. On the bright side, I wrote my partial wedge distances in a notebook I kept in my pocket and that came in handy a few times during the round.