This game is crazy. Incredible shots are sometimes followed by the most awful shots imaginable. But it seems every round has a reason to come back. Maybe it’s a great finishing drive. Or maybe the worst front nine turns into the best back nine and you salvage a round. Or maybe you see one of your friends hit the shot of their life.
Things are finally warming up in the northeast. My course opened yesterday, and I’m playing on Saturday. I’ve been looking forward to this all winter, especially this winter. This was the most brutal winter in recent memory.
Anyway, I’ve decided I want to keep it simple this season so for now I have just 2 goals. I’m sure this will evolve throughout the season but it’s a place to start.
1) Learn AimPoint Express.
I especially like the express part. No more taking too long to read a putt. You get some you fell the slope, maybe in more than 1 spot, depending on the putt. Pick your number. Line it up and hit it. Seems much easier than looking at the hole from every angle, walking around, or relying on someone else’s read. It should be quick and accurate from what I’ve seen. Now to put it in play and see how it really goes.
2) Fix my driving.
I feel like I’ve said this every year for the past, well every year since I got back into golf. I feel like I’ve figured something out. And that I’ll actually be able to release the club.
So there are my goals. We’ll see on Saturday how things start to shape up. Being the first round of the season I can’t be expecting awesome results. Will take some time to get the rust out.
BTW and just show how much rust is out there take a look at these stats from a recent trip to Golfsmith.
Play well and good luck.