Re: Golfers of RedsZone (aka War Stories from the Rough)
Played two rounds this weekend after having not played for two years. A few observations:
1) Once you know how to swing a golf club, you don't forget how, apparently.
2) Having a pre shot routine helps to remind your body and brain what to do on every shot.
3) Keeping things simple is huge: after a long time away from the game, I determined that it would be best to focus on two swing thoughts on every shot, a full turn and an easy tempo.
4) The short game is what leaves you first. From 100 yards in on Sunday I struggled, but by Monday it had much improved. Same for putting.
All in all, a fun weekend. Played Miami Whitewater Sunday. That course is tired, poor tee boxes and lots of unrepaired ball marks on the greens, thanks to all the fellows with fancy golf outfits, expensive clubs and zero golf etiquette out there. I was taught to always fix my own mark and to find another to fix as well. I still like the course though.
Monday, I played in an outing at Western Hills CC. I have always liked playing there, a little parkland style course, narrow, always in good shape. We played a shamble format; I still had some inconsistency, mostly with uneven lies, of which there are plenty at WHCC. But I drove very well and hit my irons as well as I ever have; missed a closest to the pin on a 176 yd par three by two inches. Best hole was a par five, where I had to fade one around a tree from 130, then putted in from the fringe for a birdy. It was a good time, raising money for a good cause. Playing well was icing on the cake.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.