Sunday, March 25, 2012

Getting Back to the Basics

Today was one of those gorgeous days in McKinney Texas that if you didn't get out on the greens you should have had your head examined.  Wow, the skies were bright blue, slight breeze, and greens were actually green!  It was a long winter that started last summer when our family had a tragedy that placed an elderly disabled parent in our care for 10 months until just recently.   It was time to venture back into the learning curve of the game of golf.

Today was just the day to do so.  With clubs, shoes, tees, and a favorable smile....I took Betty Boop off my driver and headed for the driving range at my favorite local golfcourse, Oak Hollow. (see the great pic of the green).   I did actually remember my lessons from a year ago, of course, watching the golf channel has helped to mentally trigger my lessons in preparation for the swing.  I got a couple airballs, ouch... though for the most part I was driving well, sweet redemption.

After swinging at a bucket of balls, it was time to concentrate on the short game.  Did I mention before, I love my super big grip...oh yea, I guess I did.  Sorry I just can't help myself ...I love my big grip on my putter.  It is so much easier to keep the putter head from turning slightly.  Will any of you admit that you suck at putting?  No...I didn't think so.  We are all evolving right?  The biggest issue I have at the moment is I either hit it too hard or too soft.  I guess I have to spend more time putting to learn the touch I need to get the job done. 

I remember my lesson with golf instructor Travis Stockholm who said, "Start putting from 3 feet out, do it 25 times in row, then move out to 4 feet and then to 5 feet.  If you miss...start over."  Can we say at this rate 4 feet is miles away.   FORE!!!!!!

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