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Thoughts from Club C past weekend
So my second club had club champs over the last weekend. Champ flight was 3 rounds starting Friday aft. Index under 3.9 to be in it. I played bang on my cap 3 days in a row
I ended up 7th. The course was set up at 7100-7200, 74 rating. It tips at 7500 and we played some of those decks. The last day featured 45kmh guests, yikes, plus dirty pins.
I’m a 108mph guy - which was long enough - but adjusting to Fwy woods on some par 3’s and hitting 7i and 5h into holes I usually have a PW or SW into was an eye opener
here we go:
The gent that won is a plus 3. However, he was only 3 up going into round 3 and shot an incredible 72. Low guys can be taken down
Long bombers can be beaten if they are not razor straight like DeShampoo. I played with some guys that were 40 past me .. but beat them. Amazingly a 58 year old that is 30 yards shorter than me was 3rd, hitting into some par 4’s with a 3w for his second shot
Firm greens and wind are a recipe for carnage .. downwind is worse. From the rough, no chance. Hit fairways at all costs
Short game is critical. I was hitting 11 and 12 greens and shooting 5 and 6 and 7 over. Chip or flop to 10 feet and missing putts. 3 putting from 60 feet etc. Unlike my home track the greens are massive here without a ton of slope and I was over reading breaks. Work on putting. I’d have been right there with slightly better work greenside and stronger performance with the flat stick
Playing 3 rounds of grinding golf in 90 heat and humidity is a GRIND. Even riding. Get in top shape. I’m down 27lbs in last 20 months and still progressing. No sugar and limited carbs if that helps anyone
I turned an awful day into OK with an incredible back 9. Never give up. A round can turn on one shot. Day 2 my competitor was 5 over early and then rattled off an eagle and 2 birdies to get back in it. Then he made a triple late and then birdied the two following holes. Don’t panic, most everyone is also struggling and having bad holes
Last lesson, I guess as a near 53 year old I am now considered an old man. Both guys said to me on 18 on day 3 .. well the old man schooled us. WOW. Kick in the peanuts.
home club Club C is end of August, defending champ is 19. Hoping I put some lessons to use next month
Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
Piretti Matera Elite