Winter Golf Round

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Okay, so there wasn’t any snow on the ground.  And that’s not a picture of the course I played.  But it was an unbelievable 62 degress in December in the Northeast.

Had to take advantage of it so I went out and played a round.  The course was pretty spongy and wet from all the rain we got last night.  But I can’t complain too much as I think the rain was responsible for the warm temperatures.

I warmed up at home with the Orange Whip Trainer, then headed out to the course.  My rhythm felt good and I felt like it was going to be a good ball striking day.

I started the round off with a 4 wood that flew quite a bit longer than my driver usually does.  It flew a good 40-50 yards further.  I don’t know if it was the warmer air or I just hit the ball extremely solid but I was very pleased with that shot.  On the next hole I hit an enormous drive, GPS measured to 302.  That is long for me.  Lately I’ve been carrying it out about 265-270.  There was very little roll on the course due to the wet conditions so I was amazed when we got the GPS measurement on it.

For the most part the day went somewhat like this.  I was hitting my irons very crisp again.  I continued to try to use as light a grip as possible.  I got a little over excited with the driver a couple of times and tried to force it (which resulted in some predictable blocks).  I was pretty much zeroed in with my wedges.  The only thing that let me down today was the putting.  I needed 33 putts which is why I ended up with an 81.  It’s a respectable round but it could have been so much better.  I think my work with the Orange Whip and the Country Club Elite golf mats is really starting to pay some dividends.  I feel like I’m a lot more patient on the course and I feel like my rhythm has just improved so much.

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