It was less thrilling than it sounds. A semi tight 6200 yard par 70. There is some OB in play if you insist on hitting driver over 300 yards. I birdied the first four holes and just meandered around the last 14. Here are a few important details of why I posted this.
I am taking the first steps to playing by feel instead of by a 10 step swing checklist and yesterday was a perfect example of how you don’t have to hit every shot perfect to shoot low.
I missed a par 5 badly in two with a 6 iron, missed the green with a wedge twice, but missed all three of those shots in a place I could get up and down easily.
I didn’t bomb in any putts as the greens were less than average. Drove the ball well, chipped well and made all my 3-8 footers.
The big news is my new release ideas are easy to use as they are feel oriented versus position oriented. I still have a ways to go mentally when it comes to believing I can get it done again, but these last two rounds I have posted about were so much easier than what I have experienced up until a month or so ago.
Having one general feel from a chip all the way up to driver is also huge in building comfort and confidence. This is a concept that is cast aside by most gurus and swing aficionados, but I believe it is central in building a consistent game through the bag.
I have played a few tournaments here and there to test where I am, but need more to build better mental stability when I play.
I have been nearing mechanical competence for a year or so, but kept falling off the wagon. I believed I have reached that point as of today, so now I must regain some mental competence and yesterday was a good first step.