Was not able to play again since my last post, but I have been practicing each day. Went putting and chipping before work for a couple hours each day and to the range at night, mostly working on driver to try and figure that out. I am pleased with my progress and last night I hit the driver very well…my buddy and I found I was setting up with the club face slightly open at address. I squared it up and it made a big difference, hopefully I can translate that to the course this next week, but I’m feeling better about that club now so we’ll see.
As for my putting, I’ve been practicing using a new grip, a slight split grip and really feeling like I’m lagging the putter head through impact. I have putted great with that over these past few days and the ball is rolling off the face more like it should and as a result my distance control is much improved. I was playing a 9 holes game with myself on the putting green where I hit 9 putts all from over 30ft and the goal was to not 3 putt. I completed the 9 holes with no 3 putts and I actually drained one of the putts from long distance.
So those are the two areas I’ll be looking to improve this coming week; Driver and Putting (mainly lag putting). Should be playing Monday and Wednesday next week so I’ll update after…below is the stat recap for this week 3, I guess I’ll just add in the executive course numbers into the running tally, so if the FW totals look off in comparisons to the total number of greens, that is why.
Hope everyone has a great Easter Sunday!
Score: 79 (+9) FW: 2/14 GIR: 9/18 Putts: 34 Up/Down: 3/5 Sand Save: 0/2 Penalties: 2
Score: 64 (+4) FW: 4/6 GIR: 13/18 Putts: 34 Up/Down: 3/6 Sand Saves: 0/0 Penalties: 0
Total Stats for Week of 4/14/14-4/20/14: (Red = Below PGA Tour Avg, Green = Above PGA Tour Avg)
Rounds: 2 (Regulation: 1/Executive: 1)
FW: 6/20: 30% GIR: 22/36: 61% Up/Down%: 6/11 55% Sand Saves: 0/2 0% Total Putts/18: 34
Overall Stats, Weeks: 3
Total Rounds: 5 (Regulation: 4/Executive: 1)
FW: 22/62: 35% GIR: 53/90: 58% Up/Down%: 13/27 48% Sand Saves: 2/7 29% Total Putts/18: 32.8
Current PGA Tour Averages – FW: 60.82% GIR: 65.36% Up/Down: 57.34%