Please don’t take any of the following as an excuse. Quite the opposite, this is me taking responsibility for not working hard enough.
I am in terrible shape and it is preventing me from being at my best for the Remax this week.
I had no idea I was still capable of elite speeds with the golf club, but I am. I thought at my age, 125-130 was all I was capable of.
I was incorrect. I am still capable of getting into the mid to high 130’s, but my body is incapable of the endurance or sustaining the strain of doing that more than once or twice per day…or at all some days.
To be more clear, it hurts and I get tired. It is lucky for me there is an off day in between competition days or I would have had no chance at all. I need a full day to recover after swinging that hard 30 or 40 times.
If I want to be the #1 guy in the senior division and competitive in the open division, I can, but I need to spend the entire year getting in better physical shape. I am probably 210-215 pounds and 20%+ body fat.
If I can get to near 10% body fat, get physically stronger and more flexible and in better cardio shape, I would be more capable of being a dominant hitter again.
At the level I am hitting, I should at least make the final 8, anything after that is about getting the right bounce, the right match up and having someone like Mobley or Ciurilini not hitting their best shot and that pains me.
I was the best there was and I only got beat when someone else hit their career ball or got the right bounce.
Again, not a defeatist attitude or a pre-excuse, I am still capable of winning and will do my damndest to do so.
I am just saying I should have worked harder off the golf course the last year and I would have been better had I done so.
The same mistake will not be made next year.
I have made this pledge before…there just needs to be a follow through at some point.
EDITED-Obviously I am ignorant on fitness topics and I appreciate all of the comments so far and hope for more.