I was in Phoenix meeting with people who are going to possibly produce my training device.
There was a long drive qualifier for 4 different regions, so I decided to do it for three of them.
There was a slope that was at the tee box at the other end of the range. It turns out it was between 330 and 337.
Every round I kept hitting bombs between 332 and 337 and no roll. They were going to be good enough to qualify, so I didn’t screw around until my final set. I purposely hit a toe hook that was awful and went almost 350…LOL.
I am in regions 1, 2 and 4 in Seattle, Mesquite and Salt Lake City. Theoretically I won’t go up against anyone who is near as long as I am, but I wanted 3 chances to make sure conditions changing or something like a slope in a funny place like today got me.
It’s part of the sport and you have to adjust. Had I needed it, I could have run a low hook up to 360. That is the advantage I have. now I just need to get in shape. Already started. Down 5 pounds. There were no real other seniors hitting, so I just needed to hit the grid.
One other big name competitor was here and hit a toe hook past me by a yard, so I had to hit again.
The other good news is I didn’t even prepare for this by practicing with the long club. Hadn’t hit it in 6 weeks. Trying to peak in September.