Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bordertown Open 2014...

Been a few days since returning from playing the Bordertown Open and happy with the recovery and the experience. Much better start than the first two attempts there. The first day was satisfying with an 83 Gross and 70 nett. Day two was good from the start, was in a new group and one of my playing partners from the first day was in it also. At the end of the day he noted that my short game was the biggest difference from day one. Apart from that I played well and up to the point when I had 6 holes left to play was battling along well enough. Took 3 shots to get out of a bunker and a six on a par three resulted even then was not too bothered, still only two over my handicap for the nine at that stage. An 11 on the next killed me off, Brain fade on the tee, ball in the bush then four to get back on the fairway of a 500 metre par 5 with 300 metres still to go I was finished. Not disappointing to hit the wall overly much it was trying in the heat for me at least. Yet that was not the reason for falling out of contention. The fault was all mine poor chipping to the pin and once again mental lapses in concentration. This is not a game breaker, more so another exciting part of why I relish playing golf so much. This facet of golf is something I have been aware of yet was secondary in these past five years. Learning to hit the ball to start then become consistent as well as get the right equipment, followed with improving physical fitness had the priority. Mental focus and concentration is now able to come to the forefront of my golfing practise. The coming weekend I am sure to be better prepared for the Masters Game two day event after the experience at Bordertown. Thankyou for your time and attention. Hit the ball Find the Ball, Hit the Ball Again. Geoff

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