…and I believe EVERY one of you will identify. I have been preparing my game for these two qualifiers for a while. Trying to peak, so to speak. My feel ever since the PAT has been getting better and better and I have been trying to dial it in little by little.
All weekend my feel was fantastic. I was hitting the ball just the way I wanted. I played 9 with a student Sunday afternoon and was solid, but more importantly, I felt solid and swing crack free.
I played 5 more holes after he left and I had some of the best feels and fine ball striking I have had in years.
Now to yesterday. The course was about 50 miles away and in that direction on a weekday there is never much traffic. Just in case, I left very early. What should be a 45 minute drive, I left 2 hours and 15 minutes before my time. I only like 40-45 before my time to hit balls, putts, chips and go to the tee. I don’t like dilly dally.
After sitting in traffic for 2 hours, I barely got there in time to trek out to the 10th tee (there were carts shuttling players). Couple that with it taking 2:15 to play the first 7 holes, I never got loose or got in any rhythm and I completely lost feel, as my body wouldn’t turn.
I spent 18 holes yanking the handle and trying to time a flip at impact.
For the cynics, I am not trying to use this as an excuse for my bad round. BFD, I played awful. I am angry that I lost the great feel I had and ingrained bad habits again for 18 holes that I have spent months getting rid of.
Back to the range to search for feel.