That was how I described my play yesterday. I made mistakes that say one thing. “You haven’t played much golf lately, have you buster?”

I hit over several greens when in between clubs, I short sided myself and didn’t adjust to how firm the greens were. These are things I rarely did when playing well. I also struggled with my alignment all day.

The good news is I putted pretty well, hit my chips the way I wanted to and didn’t hit the ball into too many ugly spots off the tee

I thought I was a complete chop shooting 76. Had it even par most of the day, then doubled my 14th hole and followed that up with two bogeys. All three as a result of a mis-club. I came to find out the firm greens gave everyone a bad time. Half the teams were in, 70 was low and I was in the middle of the scores. So I am a chop, just not a complete one. 😀

I am going to have to get a lot better with the intangibles of playing golf. I have been a swing psycho for so long, that is a habit I will need to break in order to become good again.

That is what I am going to work on for the next two and hopefully four days. Playing the game, instead of executing swings.

Working on your swing and improving it on the range is fine, but you really get better by learning to play the game when on the course.

As soon as I do this, I will improve quickly. As Jeff Foxworthy says…

“I usedacould and I mightcould again.”




  1. jp

    A lot of us would take 76 every time we tee it up.

  2. Michael

    Sounds like your course management was a bit off.

    On holes where you flew the green, where was the pin?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      Like I said to Steve. New swing, few rounds played with it…don’t know how far I hit it.

  3. Calvin D

    You wannabe better than you usedtawas.

  4. Steve Bishop

    Favorite way to handle in between shots… choke up on the bigger club. If you get up almost to the silver, you are guaranteed to not over-shoot.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      I do that. Problem is from not playing and having a new swing, I don’t quite know how far I hit shots yet.

  5. hackgolfer

    I’m rooting for you!
    And about “playing the game”, this is why I love to play golf. Not only do you have to execute, you have to actually be smart about how you play the game!


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