The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

A busy week endend by playing course number 70 today, Buffalo in Sarver Pa. about a 50 minute drive. It was a gorgeous day in May and Buffalo was a real treat to play. The course plays 6500 yards from the back tees to a par of 71 with many interesting and challenging holes. The greens ran a 6 on the stimp and were very smooth. The course is very flat with  many trees, and the fairways are wide and lush with the rough a little heavy but did not have any bare spots. This has to be one of the fairest golf courses I have ever played. With the exception of one short par 4 the holes are layed out where you can see where you are going and there are no false fronts on the greens. The flatnes of the course is a real treat here in Western Pennsyvania. My only suggestion would be to move up the tee on the first par 5 on the back and make it a more challenging par 4 and play the course to a par of 70.  The hot dog at the turn was nothing special but the staff was friendly and the hot dog tasted good because of that. Won’t make the top ten but will be far from the bottom 30. The price was right for a Sunday as we paid 38 dollars with a cart. This course is worth the trip and if I lived a little closer I woud go to this course more often. In fact I think I will go to this course more often anyway.  We had a threesome today with Tony shooting a very nifty 69 which included only 23 putts. Wow. I shot a nice smooth 76 and John an 83. On Wednesday I went to Indian Run and kept the streak going to 12 rounds in the 70’s with a 75. But on Thursday playing from the blues at South Park I staggered around and shot 81. The next day in the 2 man scramble at the same Park, Pete and I had a very respectable 66 and finished 7th in about a field of 60 teams . Not bad for a couple of old farts. Stil hitting the ball very well as I am pretty confident that I have found the answer to the physical side of this game and the controlling factor in the golf swing. But the mental game is looming large and that will be the next step in the answer to this goofy game. Speaking of goofy I think we need to get rid of the term short game. Just what the hell does that mean. I think golf should be divided into 3 parts. 1.  The full swing which includes trying to work the ball. 2. Less than the full swing which is what the “short game” is. 3. Putting. So from now on I am not going to use the term short game any more. Well, we have 70 courses down with 20 or possibly more to go. Update on that later.

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