I don’t want any of this to come off as a pre-excuse, or setting myself up to fail.
This blog is partly a diary/cautionary tale for those who want to learn from my experiences and my mistakes and I am just trying to be honest on how I feel.
You can ask anyone who has seen me hit balls, chip and putt lately. I am hitting the ball, chipping and putting well enough to make it today.
Physically, I am ready to start playing well. Mentally I am smarter on the course than I have ever been and I make mostly the right decisions.
HOWEVER…the third component, I pretty much get an F. The emotional/confidence component. I haven’t reached a comfort level on the course yet. It’s a lot better than it was even a week ago when I made a command decision to stop being a swing psycho, accept the fact I am going to hit bad shots and just play the game.
What I am struggling with is more memories of 75 than 65 and bad feels creeping their way in…and the only way to get out of this is to play my way out of it.
If I get out of my own way today, I am libel to shoot 68 or 69 and would have almost a month to prepare myself for the next stage.
I am hoping that doesn’t fall into the category of “if my grandmother had balls, she’d be my grandfather.”
65, 75 or 85, I will be back tomorrow with an honest assessment of where I need to go next. Actually I already know the answer. Either play my way out of it…or play my way into more of it. 😀
I have just forgotten how easy it is to shoot 65…because I just haven’t done it enough in recent times to realize it. I have been too busy trying to perfect my move. YUCK!!!!!!!!