Well, this may be the most interesting week I have had since I started the blog, almost 4 years ago. Only time will tell if I have found the true mind body connection, but if this is it, then this game is goofier than even I thought it was. Played four rounds this week and began with an 82 at the easy Fort Cherry and was headed for an even worst round the next day at Scenic Valley until the 15th hole. From that point on I began to do something that I continued for the rest of the week. I finished the final 4 holes 1 under par, but still only managed to shoot 81. Then at South Park, I shot 77 and at Buffalo shot a 75, and I can say all my drop shots were do to a lack of concentration. This lack of concentration was brought about by the fact, that what I have been doing the last 40 holes is so bizarre, that it is throwing me for a loop. I usually give things a longer trial period before I reveal what I am doing, but this week coming up will be it. I should be able to get in 5 rounds this week with the holiday, and if the weather co-operates. If I continue to play well this week, then I will discuss this in next Sunday’s blog.
One of the things that has happened is that I have all new distances for my irons now, and that has been difficult getting use to. Plus my mind was wandering everywhere on certain shots today, which caused me to make some very bad shots. Despite this I still managed to shoot one of my better rounds of the year a 4 over 75. One of the big pluses is that the game has become more fun. The thing that I am doing now has had a positive effect on all aspects of my game and has improved my chipping immensely. Now, 40 holes is still way to little of a sample to say this will become the permanent way I will play golf, but it has been exhilerating non the less. It goes against all good teaching and advice but at least for now it has given me new hope. Like I wrote before, this game is even goofier than I have ever imagined. It will be most interesting to see what this week brings. Happy golfing, skip to the lou my darling.