I went to the local par 3 with the idea that I was going to play the course. I was the only one out there so I played six balls at once, which made keeping score impossible. I just worked on some short game stuff and tried to enjoy having the course to myself.
Played 27 holes and got in a 30 minute range session. With rounds today and tomorrow I will have 6.5 rounds in for the week. My watch is telling me I’ve walked 37 miles the last three days and 90% of that has been on the course.
Had a very good range session with the irons today. Focused on grip pressure and only taking my back swing back half way and loading from there. Saw really good results. Did a little putting practice with 5’ putts and in.
Walked another 9 with the new ZX7s. Still amazed at -- and thrilled with -- the 4-iron. Starting to really enjoy and see the benefit of the V-sole. I'm an old-fashioned 8-iron chipper so still trying to adjust to chipping with the lighter shaft (Modus 120 vs S300).
Called for a tee time but they were booked until 6:30. Went to practice chipping and as I was done. I was asked to play the back 9 with a threesome that I have played with before. Shot a 40 didn't drive the ball direction-ally very well. But my chipping was on point
Had a quick visit to the club before Golf TV coverage.
Thought i might sneak in 9 holes or at least get to hog the green by arriving just before what's commonly lunch time.
Nope, it was like a minor ant hill out there. Can't blame them, first sunshine in a week.
Anyway, got a small bucket, managed to spot a gap between groups to sneak in for holes 15-18. Tried to make the most out of them with a little solo 2 ball scramble for par-bogey-bogey-par.
In the process, learned that playing the 177m par 3 as a very short par 4 might make it safer, but not necessarily easier. Out of bounds right, everything slopes left. Hard to find purchase on the short grass, and you're down in a valley with the green some 15ft above your ball even if you do (or 30-40 if you roll down to the next fairway), guestimating where and how hard to hit the ball.
Got back and finally had room to do what i had intended: hurt myself with pull back putting and stableford putting / chip-&putting drills