On October 1 the answer was a clear yes. In the hear prior my index went from 23 to 17.4, and was clearly trending down. Then, it seems that I forgot how to swing, chip, and putt, all at the same time. I wasn't trying to change a thing, but overnight I seemed to lose a club and a half of distance (ball looked good in flight, and ended way short), and all of my feel. Now I have hit the hard cap, I'm a 22.4. I have gone back to lessons from the same guy that had me trending in the right direction, and I think I am finally, after a couple months, hitting the ball better. And my feel around the green seems to be returning. I live on decent chipping, since I don't hit the green as often as I would like. When I play a good round, it's got a number of one putt pars.
I wonder if I had some kind of health issue that I didn't even know about, and have recovered? Five years ago (next month) I was diagnosed with colon cancer, and had radiation, a couple of surgeries, and chemo, and I also deal with asthma and diabetes, though they are relatively well controlled. But, maybe something was going on?
The good news is that last Saturday I had a legit eagle putt (about 12 feet, missed it, but I was there). Missed it, but I was there. So maybe....
oh, I'd agree with you there, I play with emotion and don't act like I'm 3yo - the point I was trying to convey, was that if people are "playing with emotion," some are going to manifest it differently; while we all curb our behaviors despite strong emotions at times, not everyone will, or is able to, to the same degree. So, in response to the quoted comment, I trying to say that I would prefer to see the emotion of players, accepting an occasional outburst, than have them not play with emotion, and because different people are going to handle their emotions differently, I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bath water.
Had a crazy 9 holes recently to add in birdies and an eagle. Front 9 had 4 birdies, an eagle, 3 bogies, and 1 par. Also played the back 9 a different time and eagled 11. About the only highlight there.