(Really surprised yesterday’s post didn’t get more action. that drill is fabulous and players of all skill levels will get use out of it. Some good info is at the end of the innuendo nonsense 😀 )
Nothing lifts the rating of a course more than a pleasant to look at beverage cart girl. It could be an absolute dump, but of the beverage cart girl is something to look at, it rates one notch below Augusta and Pebble. Especially for a self confessed dirty old man…like me.
I played a course yesterday that I didn’t much care for. Actually, 4 or 5 of the holes were just horrendous. The rest of the course was OK, but not good enough to make up for 5 really bad holes.
Actually, 18 is a fabulous hole. That, along with the beverage cart girl and 7 birdies and an eagle, made yesterday a really good day.
If you are ever out in the Corona area of Southern California in the near future, 18 and the “so hot she could make a straight woman rethink her sexual preference” cart girl make the day fun and the course is actually pretty to look at. Eagle Glen Golf Course
In case you are all wondering, my father-in-law (playing with me) agreed and my wife gets my blog posts on Facebook, so using this as blackmail material for free lessons won’t work. My family all knows I am a dirty old man.
The real point of today’s post is to talk about what is going on in my game. This is a course that is visually foul and would normally give me fits. However, as I get more and more comfortable with what I am doing, my ability to play golf, versus create swings is improving.
The more and more my swing gets linked up, the less I am using my hands, the better the club is releasing and the more I can focus on the shot instead of slinging the club out from behind me and worrying about a two ways miss.
More importantly (are you listening Tiger), as the club is more out in front of me and I am using my hands less, my distance control is getting better.
Pure shots that end up in bad distance control are not a sign you are close, it is a sign you are talented and can square the club with your hands, but your swing stinks.
The more and more I study my own swing and struggles, the more I find out the swing is about getting things to match up versus do things “correctly.”
You are going to see in the coming weeks what I mean by that, although many of you will know exactly what I mean. Think Jim Furyk.