11/8/12 Saturday. The past week was not the most golf inclusive for a while. Playing the Kingston Open on Sunday was a tale of two nines in what could be termed very challenging weather conditions. Strong winds passing rain squalls were the feature on the front nine and I scrambled to a 45 off the stick and that was a good effort on the day. After lunch and feeling confident the wheels fell off my game. It was a collap[se across the board, putting chipping fairway and tee shots all compounded to return a 52 off the stick for a gross 97 on the day. A Gross 90 would have delivered a second place finish in the A Grade on the day.
It was a frustrating end to the round and it came about through lack of concentration in the main and a little physical restriction. Overall my travelling performance in the various club opens in the region have not been successful in the competitions. Yet when returning to play in my home track competitions I have been in the winners list. This weekend is the Millicent Open on Sunday and I am going to give this trip a miss. The course is one that is a challenge to play and as much as it would be great fun to make the journey, it will be a home round for me and running the competition to cover for others who are going. Taking the trip to Kingston later this morning though to test out my current form, played nine holes yesterday with the Nextt all Hybrid set and the comfort with the new set is getting established.
The following is the blurb for the Nextt Hybrid set, “This Nextt Golf Axis Overdrive Hybrid Set features a unique hollow design that allows for a much larger and effective sweet spot. The refined weight system provides a lower centre of gravity that allows the player to get the ball airborne faster and with more accuracy.” The ease of swinging the clubs and the large sweet spot is especially noticeable. The clubs feel so light and so far my ball striking from the six iron to the pitching wedge has been very good. The accuracy and distance are all benefiting from the hybrid design and while away this week I spent two sessions at a driving range giving the #2 to #5 hybrids a good workout. At the minute all is on track for the coming club championship qualifying rounds which commence on the 19th of August.
Thankyou for your time and attention. “Hit ‘em straight all”