June 09, 2018 at 02:52 AM
So last fall I decided to get fit for Titleist, and take this game seriously. Since then I have purchased 718AP2 5-PW, Vokey 50*, 54*,60* Titleist 910D2, Titleist 910H, Scotty Newport Putter, Titleist Mid Staff bag, Titleist Perma soft glove, 1 Dozen Prov1X, 1 Dozen ProV1, and 1 Dozen AVX. I have been taking lessons with a PGA pro. And I practice 1-2 times a week and play 1 round.
Last week I had a horrible front nine, lost 2 beautiful new Titleist AVX, ended up shooting a 93.
The past 2 days I went to the range and revisited my drills and at the range, I was nailing it just as my instructor told me But today I went to the course and honestly my spirit has been completely crushed. I am typically upbeat and always look at the positive, and let the bad holes go. But on the ninth hole I cried, I literally cried. I stood on the tee with my hybrid, AXV tee'd up, pulled back nice and easy, balanced well, and swung. I topped the ball and it went straight in the creek. I tee'd up another, changed things a bit on the swing and did exactly the same thing. Grabbed my last AVX and proceeded to do the same thing. I watched $18.00 worth of new balls plummet into a fast-moving creek. previous to that I had the fortune of hitting 2 other balls into trees only to have the balls go into the forest. I began to well up at this point. I went to the drop area, broke into my ProV1 supply now. I teed up a 7 iron and watched it head straight for the forest on the left, another 6 dollars gone. From this point on I had the pleasure of losing another 3 balls on different holes. A total of 8 balls@6 bucks each. Also ended up shooting a 103.
I left feeling emotionally drained. And I wept not because it was $48 worth of balls, well ok a little their, but more so the fact that I have put A LOT of TIME, MONEY and EFFORT into this. I practice and I listen to my coach and execute it pretty well at the range.
I am just bamboozled as to how I can know all the steps, try to execute them as best as possible and yet have nothing translate from the range to the course and simply golf worse than ever have.
This is nothing against anything or anyone, I just wanted to share with some of you, as I find a lot of your posts and information inspiring and helpful, so thank you for reading this :)
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Todd JCalgary, Alberta
Darius VBarrie, ON
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