byon 28th March 2011 at 01:41 PM (4220 Views)
Well Its been a few weeks now, and I can finally say my iron play is starting to come good. Im standing over a ball with any of the silver sticks with confidence that it will go where I want it to and not the lack of confidence and hoping it will go somewhere kind of near where it needs to be, but on the same fairway.
Confidence, I have found, is entirely under-rated and is just as important or more than a decent swing.
Im not saying now that I can put the ball to within 2 ft from 180m out (although i'd like to be able to), but I can confidently reach a majority of par 5's in 2 or 3 comfortably, depending on the tee shot.
I have also established that on 95% of holes, i'm losing shots off the tee. It doesnt help your score to be 3 off the tee on almost every hole in the round you take driver from. A few of the guys over the weekend have given me some pointers for my tee shots over the weekend, and I am looking to get put an X-stiff shaft in the driver as well.
Until that happens, the driver is staying out of the bag, and the 3 wood will be the long club of choice, I get more than enough distance from it, and can control it a hell of a lot more at the moment. I'll also be looking at taking more irons off the tee and go for placement over distance. 3 or 4 straight forward shots from the fairway to the green beat 3 or 4 shots from the rough any day.
Putting is a seperate issue, but that is one thing that is going to take a lot of time.