I played as a 2 man in a pretty big local tournament that gets top flight guys.
The course was set up long and tough, but weather was good.
1st day =X
2nd day =79
I hit the ball really well both days and would’ve shot in the 70s both days if I didn’t take an X on a hole.
I didn’t know where to hit the tee shot, so my captain gave me a starting line
hit the ball 15 yards right of the start line- quality drive, captain says that’s not bad, you can get home from there
ball was lost on an overgrown hillside and the team was in good shape, so I sat in the cart instead of holding up play
i had 50 yards of open fairway to the left
Putting was bad but, even with a 5 putt (4 of them were within 3.5 feet and I tried on them all) - I scored pretty well and made a handful of birdies on a tough setup.
My biggest drop in handicap over two years was going from a 9.9 to a 3.9. How? I stayed out of the shit.... I called the zoo... I finally cured my hook (It came back again, then I was able to cure it again like literally today.)
@iacas will be the first one to tell you or you can tell for yourself, in My Swing Thread... my swing looks like an unfolding lawn chair. (I’ve taken literally four lessons in my 24 years playing golf). I can understand complex, like the number A# that Erik has on this site. I’m trying to learn to play golf with mostly a three-quarter swing. It is however a process.
In the meantime, I aim away from the shit (darker zones), try to get on or around the green, and don’t do anything stupid when I do get out of position... basically “miss” straight...
I follow Ayumi Hori on Instagram, she teaches S&T, not really giving an opinion, but you can see for yourself the progression of students using the method, might be enlightening.