I just had to post and say thanks again for the help I got after being in despair so recently.
This post from my blog explains why i'm smiling again:
I can't belive that a few days ago I was ready to jack in the game, and then tonight I played my best ever golf. The catalyst is not in doubt, freed from fear of uncontrollable shanks I played without protecting my pitches and chips for the first time in weeks. Tonight I actually did have one shank, but I knew what caused it and also knew I would not do it again.
It started when I headed up to the club to go to the practice area and work on pitching without shanking. I saw my regular playing partner on the putting green and we decided to play a few holes on the way to the practice ground. So off we went and I just had the confidence on every shot right from the start, as the round progressed I got more and more confident I almost knew I was going to hit a good shot even before I got to the ball. We cut out 3 holes to bypass a slow 4 ball and by the time we got to the practice ground I just wanted to keep going so we just played.
I returned a score of 66 for the 15 holes we played, which is 8 over par, I had just one double bogey on the 6th hole when my third hit a ball washer and rebounded 30 yards.
But on the back nine I played the best golf I ever have experienced. I came back in 38, par for the nine is 34, That included three 3 putts!!!!!! No doubles, No duffs, loads of GIR's and pars, great driving and even despite the 3 putts I putted well.
I can account for all four of the dropped shots, one of them on each of the three puts and the shank on the 12th.
It's true what they say, golf is more fun the better you play
One day, I know I'll do this in a medal, can't wait!!
fairways hit 45% (My average 46.4%)
Greens in Regulation 73.3% (My average 25.3%)
Putts per hole 2.2 (My Average 2.01)
Putts per GIR 2.27 (My average 2.28)
Edited: 17/06/2010 at 22:39