Is it wrong these players drive me crazy??
I'm in that 2-3 range with that pretty ball flight but I can't make a birdie putt to save my life. I hit tons of greens, but just can't out birdie the occasional bogey you accumulate.
Another guy in my usual group is around the same cap but has a ton of mishits, only his front foot on the ground at impact and judging by ball flight I honestly couldn't tell if he hits 4 iron or 8 iron. Just low bullets... Makes par from EVERYWHERE.
I know the end score is all that matters but I can shot the world's most routine 74 and get clipped by a guy that you would swear shot an 81
I have played with several of these guys, big over the top swing with that they can hit the target with. IMO better than dumped under, stuck, hooks but that’s debatable. Here’s my take:
1. Most of them HAVE TO HAVE superlative short games or they wouldn’t be breaking 90. Definitely playing to their strengths.
If I was an awful putter, (besides working on putting) I would work on my chipping to give me shorter putts or irons to have closer approach shots. The great short game springs from necessity.
2. Most them aren’t long hitters, so they might shoot par on a short course and struggle to break 80 on a longer course.
3. They are good at golf, not golf swing. Master tacticians with zero ego and play within themselves. This is something that players with “pretty” swings don’t always have. Especially the ego.
The only thing that makes a swing ugly to me is bad rhythm. Some swings are unconventional for sure, but I have yet to see a swing with good rhythm and tempo that was ugly.