Normally I would say that not playing a round of golf for 7 months, hitting balls for 3 weeks, then taking 10 days off to move is not the right way to prepare for my first competitive round in a year…and that would be correct.
However, golf is a funny game. Sometimes when your expectations are low, you shoot a round lower than expected. On the flip side, over preparing often puts you in a mind set of unrealistic expectations. I have often seen the latter during pro-ams when guys who play once a week, practice every day for a month to get ready and shoot 10 shots over their handicap.
I figure one of two scenarios.
1. Rust and a new swing and approach has me all over the place and I shoot 75-80.
2. The new swing and approach is so much easier and fun and a clear mind allows me to make a whole mess of birdies…I tire late in the round from being out of shape and carrying my own bag and I limp into the club house for a 69 or 70 and squeak in.