Re: Golfers of RedsZone (aka War Stories from the Rough)
Originally Posted by Redhook
Try changing your mindset. Instead of being 3 under and hoping you could end there, try getting further under par to add more cushion. The more under you get, the more you can mess up and still have a great round.
Believe it or not, my comfort level is about 5-6 under par. That's when I'm feeling relaxed and confident. I know if I reach that level I can play aggressive because I could still make a bogey or two and finish in the 60's.
This isn't easy to do, obviously, but it does help. One of these days, you'll keep going when you get to 3 under. You'll get to 4 and then 5 under, and then all of the sudden your round will be over and you'll be in the 60's.
Good luck and keep up the good playing.
My goal has been to break 90 this summer. I realized how daunting of a task that can be when I started out my round playing really well, though not putting well. I started off with 5 bogeys, and felt like I was hitting the ball as well as I could. But after I made I think a double bogey on 6, I realized how much I really needed a par or even better a birdie to give myself that cushion. By the end of the round, I had lost my ability to hit it straight, but had started making putts and I shot in the mid 90's.
I'm probably a bit too passive when I'm trying to shoot for a lower score.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.