Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day one I was ragged on the front nine and scored a 50 with a 41 on the back nine with 30 putts on the day. It was a few bad shots out of bunkers that cost me on that day and I had no idea the putting would collapse on day two. The driver was a major improvement, changed to the 400 cc regular flex shaft in reaction to some advice from my coaching professional. He is correct the stiff flex shafts are not suited to my swing with the driver either. The change to the smaller driver did limit my distance. The 230m + drives were non existent yet all day 220m off the tee and on the fairway was excellent results. Left to Right Ben Semple, Myself, Fabian Bigmore Willy Hyslop (eventual winner of the Naracoorte Open Nett competition) One of those strange days in the second days' play. Putting was the problem. No excuses from the 5.30 am start to travel being any more than a footnote in my opinion. Off the tee went very well, fairway and chipping was great but I am certain that 38 putts sank my second days play with a 95 off the stick. With 30 putts the day before this was not expected as the greens changed pace in the two days slowing down and I had 6 putts at least stop short of the hole in the round. In truth I am not even bothered by this as I saw the results of all the practise done to improve my tee shots and fairway and short game all come to fruition. Putting can now become the training focus to be brought up to the same level as the rest of my game. Gotta love the game that throws up so many challenges. In the market for a new shaft on the Cleveland now, I will not sacrifice the distance of the tee for too long. Getting the best suited shaft is going to take time yet the hot weather is not going to limit my game for the next month or so at all with using the Toskii Driver. Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff