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.