Don’t be afraid of a bogey
When you get out of position, try and get back into position as soon as you can. This will help navigate lower scores.
When I see players get into trouble around the greens, I always see them grab their wedge first. I think you have to expand your thoughts and think of different ways to get the ball to the green.
You should also think about that when you get out of position, what is the easiest way to get back into position. You hit a bad shot and what is the easiest way to make bogey. Bogeys can save rounds.
This particular situation, I am in the trees, the pin is cut over the bunker and I can not hit the ball high due to the trees. So am I going to hit the ball on a low trajectory to the right of the bunker and see if I can run it onto the green. Worse case is that I have an easier up and down instead of in the bunker. Try and salvage my bogey.
To execute this shot, I am taking an 8 iron. I am moving closer to the ball and getting the club more upright. I move the ball back in my stance with more weight into my left side. I am going to make a small swing to run the ball through the grass and see if it can tumble onto the green. It’s a bonus if I can pull it off.
#tbt to September with a full golf schedule.
Finished up the #covingtonclassic Thursday night league at @classic5golf Carroll Park. .
Got a chance to play another round of mini golf with my girls for a daddy/daughter day! .
Enjoyed a round at Hobbit’s Glen with a good friend. .
Played in the @golfersjournal 2019 Broken Tee Society Jail Break at Laurel Hill GC benefitting @fairwaysforfreedom with @jlhardy3. Caught up with @dc_linksouldier and met a bunch of new friends and like-minded golfers! .
Was also able to get a round in while in Ohio at @nal_newalbanylinks.