Friday, December 14, 2007

I shot an 81 at The Legacy Golf Resort !!!

Last weekend I got a great deal on to play 18 holes at The Legacy, which is a nice course right by South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ. It was supposed to rain, so maybe that's why they had the discount. It did sprinkle a little, but was otherwise a nice day.

My lessons with Blair have paid off tremendously because I shot an 81! My front nine score was a 43 and the back nine I shot a 38!!! I think the big difference on the back nine was that I was sinking more putts. The sad thing is that when I get a low score, I always think about the putts I should have made that would have lowered my score even more! :)

My drives are still having a low hook tendancy, but I hit more in the fairway and DID NOT LOSE A SINGLE GOLF BALL!!! That in itself is amazing! I can probably count on one hand the rounds I have played without losing a golf ball.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Back Swing Path Improvement

In my last entry, I mentioned how Blair told me to "over-close" my club face on my back swing. One aspect of this that I don't think I mentioned is that when you open your club face in the first part of the back swing, you tend to take the club back on a flatter plane, or too far to the inside. When I "over-close" my club face on the first part of the back swing, the tendency is to have a steeper plane. Since I usually have a shallow, flat, too-far-to-the-inside back over-closing my club face, I'm creating a steeper swing plane without thinking about the plane. I'm thinking only about feel, the feel of over-closing my club face.

Since using this over-closed club face drill, I have seen improvement. My ball flight is more consistent...I still have the pull hooks and the push fades, but more often the flight is straight. Tomorrow I have my 3rd lesson in the series of 10 lessons with Blair.