bring lots of balls nah youll be right mate.Well playing St Andrews Friday morning and was suppose to be Cape Schank in the arvo. But mate found a fourth and has decided that we will go a play the National old course. The fourth current Aussie European / PGA tour pro top 100. I'm that pumped.
In late 2004 to mid 2005 I would have had a handicap of 2 or 3 if golf was a 14 hole game.I love 18 holes. The amount of times I have had a crap first 9 and gone well on the back nine would be big. I play with my bro and he always said 14 holes is perfect. Typical accountant...gets fatigued and wants the game changed to suit him. I love it..I know I am always in it and can catch him on those last 4 when he mentally crumbles.
Something I've noticed and am still working on is my best strikes are actually coming when I consciously slow my swing down. As soon as I try and belt the ball I lose shape and make poor contact, but mentally it's so hard to build a pattern of swinging smoothly and slowly and not rushing if you want distance. Instinct in my brain is saying if you want to hit something hard and far then you swing at it fast and hard, but that doesn't always ring true in the golf swing.I had my first game in 3 weeks on Tuesday and had 32pts. Washed the last as I was running late to pick up my daughters from school. Social stay and play groups in front holding us up was the problem.
All the same, only two games in 5 weeks has actually helped my golf. I’m thinking about my swing plane and hit some nice drives. Usually I only average about 220m with the big dog. On Tuesday I hit a couple of draws and the drives went 250m and 270m. That was until I started trying to hit it too hard.
Its a good observationSomething I've noticed and am still working on is my best strikes are actually coming when I consciously slow my swing down. As soon as I try and belt the ball I lose shape and make poor contact, but mentally it's so hard to build a pattern of swinging smoothly and slowly and not rushing if you want distance. Instinct in my brain is saying if you want to hit something hard and far then you swing at it fast and hard, but that doesn't always ring true in the golf swing.
Get 100% what you're saying but perversely in places like the Melbourne Sandbelt where the annual subs are circa $5.5k the majority are driven to play as many rounds as they can so the numbers stack up. Not easy if you work during the week.IMO one of the real beefits of being a course member is that you don't feel like you need to get 'value for money' every round.
It is genuinely awesome. I did the tour of duty in 2004 in England and Scotland.Would love to one day play the classic links courses in the UK. County Down, The Old Course, Portrush, Dornoch, Muirfield, Ballybunion. Golfing heaven.
I always walk, hate carting. Assume you havent played the old before....the first 4 holes are a b*tch, but after that the walk is fine.Advice for 36 holes?
Tee off St Andrews 640. With Cart.
Just after 1230 I think Old Course. No cart.
Imagine first round with carts and being first off or so would be 3 ish hours. Only two there playing. Maybe a few hours break
Yeah definitely walk the old course IMHO. You want the experience, one that ive suffered on many occasions.Haha nah no chance we were carting the Old Course. I want to experience it all . Been froffing the Instagram the last few days. Not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight.
3rd. If you can get your drive as close to the left side off the tee, its a short hole. "short"The 3rd does me in every time. Not a fan of the 8th at all (Except for the view from the tee of course). Very strong set of par 3's in my opinion.