But seriously, aside from that one gold nugget, my game has been garbage lately. I've been in the worst slump this fall with my game. It's really been wearing me down, to go from feeling pretty comfortable to shoot around 86-87 to suddenly can't break 100.
After doing stats tracking for 5 years I have identified the areas of my game which need work: Hitting the ball and putting. In other words everything. Poor tee shots collecting penalties and wasting chances to scramble for par and taking doubles. Never mind hitting GIRs, I know those are important for scoring well but right now I need to get focused on not screwing up rather than fine tuning.
Looks like I'm going to have to do some rescue work on my game over the winter to try to get out of this slump. So here is my new years resolutions.
- learn how to hit a bunker shot properly from a green side bunker (find a practice spot, lesson)
- seriously work on the full swing hip turn, still doing it incorrectly, to try to fix the fast-hips slice move (maybe try GolfTec)
- work on finding my correct full swing clubhead release method which matches my swing biomechanics (no wrist rolling/duck hooks)
- continue to practice the bump-chipping technique to find a yip-free chunk-free short game shot around the greens
- work on setup alignment and aim and ball position consistency (range, video, alignment sticks, extra eyes)