Well Saturday was an odd one. Take a peek at the scorecard.
Have you ever got a fair portion through a round of golf and then finally realised you’ve been doing something really daft…
That was me this Saturday just gone. It wasn’t until the 15th when my brain went “Oh yeah, that’s how I grip the club”.
Funny that playing twice a week throughout the summer led to me being able to change my grip and work hard to drive my handicap down, but reverting to once a week or perhaps even less, the muscle memory from years of strong grip has crept back into my game.
We didnt play together so I cant report too much on how the guys played but, as you can see I struggled, as did Matt for the front 7. However 6 points off 8 and 9 got Matt back in the race and well ahead of me in terms of having to write a review. Neal was steady as ever and even with a new driver in his hand found many fairways and greens and crept up towards handicap (18th aside). Matts steady back nine closed out the race of who is reviewing which left me to hold up the rear. I wont be last in the competition but its definately my worst performance for a while.
It was a day where we realised that winter comps are always going to be hit and miss. Should we enter them really?
Even though it was a qualifier, are we playing enough to get handicaps moving in the right direction and should winter golf be more about fun and inter team matches than trying to control your handicap on tough, wet, cold golf courses with work being done such as hollowtined greens.
As handicaps decrease these questions must be asked and I need to personally decide how I am going to play / practise my way through the winter in preparation for 2014 where I want to get down to 5 or better and the others into single figures for the first time.