Stardate- Feb 12 140pm. I gotta be an idiot to think I could actually ever play professional golf anywhere anytime anywho on any planet.
I just spent 3 hours chipping and putting, chipping and putting with about 30% success in getting down in 2 from the rough., All morning long. At this very nice facility in santa clara.
But it wasn’t pretty. And it was frsutrating. And I had some great shots but more clumsy ones.
Everything’d I’d practiced and thought of mentally came and went and disappeared and then re-appeared. I had a few sweet touch shots that just backspun nicely and plopped like pro-style but otherwise – I’m an idiot.
The reason middle-aged lunk heads don’t become pro golfers even on the Iraqi Tour of the bottom 500 is because it takes a whole bunch of time on course and then more time on course.
The good news is she talked about doing stretch exercises this morning as part of a wake-up routine. I’ve gotta build a stronger body as part of my regular game plan – it can’t just be on green stuff. I think I need to change my strategy to one where I compete in 2015 as an amateur with the goal of taking it up to like a Hooters Tour or a regional thingy in 2016. And then another notch by 2017. A 3 year plan. yes – something that let’s me gradually get to 60 mph. I need a whole year to get to a point where I can play 18 holes with some sense of normalcy. Which means I need to really get a disciplined schedule. Yikes – discipline – my arch nemesis!!
Good news is – I could have played all day – I was having fun – the 3 hours flew by – I didn’t want to leave even though I was getting punchy and fatigued. Note to self – eat a good bowl of oatmeal before practicing and always stretch.
I noticed a PGATour DVD instruction kit somewhere online – maybe I should look into that. I mean, I could spend a hundred buck for some DVD’s and a training gameplan or else start thinking about getting a real instructor. Hmmm. But still….
What am I thinking? I should have picked a better obsession. But the last one I had – producing garage bands – took me 20 years to let go of so I guess this one fits for a second edition. But really -I’m pathetic and out of shape and my concentration just goes.
I don’t know what I’m thinking.
On the plus side – I found a sweet deal on a Nike 3hybrid that was originally over a hundred bucks and I got it for a quarter on the dollar at the ole Golfsmith. Stopped there on the way home. It’s a stiff flex but it felt so good in my hands I couldn’t resist. Only 2 of them were left. The pricier graphite shaft felt almost too flexible so I was happy with the stiff flex.
I still have to go out and play some more. Take advantage of these few days off.
Back to the drawing board. I really need like a detailed playbook gameplan and routine and the whole magilla. Oye!