The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

This was a busy but a very blah week.  Played four rounds this week and not any closer to the answer. Started the week by shooting 80 at St. Clair, 74 at Indian Run, 80 at South Park and 81 today at Pittsburgh North. The week was typical of what it has been all year. I had a good day at Indian Run, where I thought I had some good mental progress and ideas, only to have a very bad weekend where these same thought processes turn to rubble. This whole thing brings back memories or should I say nightmares, of when I was trying to find a swing. What I have found frustrating is the search for some kind of mental key or process has affected my ability to execute the shoulder swing. Today was a very bad brain day as I was yippy on most of my putts and even though I hit a lot of good shots , my bad shots were really bad due to a combination of bad swings and bad planning. The only good thing that has happened in the last week or so is that I have come up with a way of selecting the right club that is a little bit unique. If this continues to work well the next week of two I will give out that information. In the meantime I will continue to wander in the deep crevices of my pathetic brain trying to figure out this goofy game. The answer could be just a synapse away. This week looks good weather wise and hopefully I can get in another 4 rounds. Does it rain in bowling alleys?

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2 Responses to The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

  1. Brian Penn says:

    Vet, mental keys and swing keys are often just WOOD band-aids. Most of the time they literally Work Only One Day and what you are describing sounds like the fleeting momentum that is golf. Just keep playing your four rounds per week and hopefully you’ll trend in the right direction. I’m convinced that there is no permanent key you can hold onto and true improvement is gained like a good investor uses dollar cost averaging in the stock market – slow and steady over time. Good luck and play well!

    • I agree but that’s not the way it should be. There has to be a way to become more consistent and not have these wild swings in performance. There is a solution to every problem, it’s that sometimes you can’t find it. That is where golf has been for a long time and maybe it will just stay there. The yips, the shanks, and making triple bogies on the last hole when all you need is a double to win the tournament is just too weird.

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