Tough Day on The Course
I’ve had my best days at The Vineyard Golf Course (79) and now one of the worst days on this golf course (96). The front nine leaves no room for error and you must be accurate. In fact the best option for the first two holes is to hit hybrids or irons off the tee to insure a good start and I did not heed my own advice on the first hole. The third hole does not leave much room for improvement since it’s a sand wedge at most, and even if you hit sand wedge you are always in danger of leaving it short into the water or flying the green depending on the pin placement. I was seven over after three holes which left room for major improvement.
Things did not get much better since I made the decision to keep my 9.5 degree RBZ driver in the bag and this is not the course for being long and wide. I had eight drops and seven of the drops where from errant tee shots from my driver. Usually I am very consistent and confident with my driver but not today. I only hit five fairways with my drives today and two of the fairways where with my irons. Today was a great day to work on the mental side of golf. I held my emotions in check for how bad I was off the tee.
The positives from today had to be my iron play, I continue to gain confidence with my new Titleist AP2 forged irons. I am highly impressed with the feel and precision of the irons, Titleist made a fantastic iron and I can see why Zack Johnson and Jason Dufner play these clubs.
I am continuing to walk courses and if you were ever curious about how many miles a typical PGA tour pro walks, I would say its about 5 miles since they are usually playing from the tips. That is 20 miles in one tournament if they make it to the weekend. I don’t know about you but golf is difficult enough, image walking 20 miles in four days and have to compete on the last day of a tournament; brutal. I am beat after today and I can’t image doing this three more days in a row and being competitive. Hats off to PGA tour professionals.
Lastly I played with a gentlemen named Jerry from Escondido that was paired with our threesome, he was fantastic to be paired with since we had similar styles of play. He has played golf for over 25 years and had a great attitude about golf and his game. Again it makes a huge difference in the people you play with and I look forward to playing with more like minded individuals.
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