Archive for July, 2012
I played OK golf for July with two 80’s and a 77 at Mt. Si. I was especially happy with the 91, 84 day at Gold Mountain on the 24th. The combined 175 was seven strokes better than my previous best double back in 2009.
|July 3||Elk Run (blue)||87|
|July 6||Mt. Si (white)||80|
|July 7||Mt. Si (white)||93|
|July 9||Mt. Si (white)||82|
|July 11||Bellevue (blue)||87|
|July 13||Mt. Si (blue)||83|
|July 17||Mt. Si (white)||77|
|July 19||Mt. Si (blue)||80|
|July 24||Gold Mountain-Olympic (white)||91|
|July 24||Gold Mountain-Cascade (white)||84|
|July 26||Mt. Si (white)||81|
|July 30||Maplewood (blue)||86|
|12 rounds||6 courses – average score||84.3|
I have never felt that I benefited much from golf lessons; heaven knows I’ve taken scores of them from half a dozen different instructors. But my game seems kind of stuck especially off the tee where I just don’t hit enough fairways. So I decided to try Matt Campbell, the head golf pro at Mt. Si GC. I felt like I got more out of this session than any other I’ve ever had. The key points were very basic: more athletic stance at setup, swing from the feet up, relax arms and upper body, and stand closer to the ball at address. I certainly zinged a bunch of solid shots during the lesson. We’ll see if it carries over to the course over the next few weeks.