Re: Golfers of RedsZone (aka War Stories from the Rough)
I'm useless under 10 yards to the green. I'm honestly better off trying to putt the ball through the rough. It's without a doubt the worst part of my game. I add, on average, about 5 strokes to my score even just playing 9 holes on duffed chips or balls that I don't get under and end up line-driving across the green to the far rough.
I've practiced, and no matter what I do I have no feel for how hard I need to swing, how to move my hands and arms, or what to do to get the ball up and down onto the green. Most times I'm happy just making it onto the green to putt.
If I could figure that aspect of my game out, I feel like I'd instantly become a passable golfer. As it is, I hit for the green and pray I get it close enough to "bump" the ball on with a low iron and run it to the hole. The minute I have to get a wedge out, I anticipate I'm 2 strokes to the green minimum -- even from short.
23 Years and Counting...