Back from San Diego after a great visit with the grand kids. Ready to get into the golf grind again, but was delayed with a last minute work committment. I did play Saturday and Sunday. With a 10 day break, and plenty of time off, I did lots of reasearch on some of the mental game and really thought I might be on to something. But all that I was on to was mental anguish. Saturday I didn’t do too bad, with a 75 at South Park, under some wet and chilly conditions but it was the ball striking that got me there and some better than average putting. Today under even more brutal conditions with a solid wind all day and temperatures only in the mid 50’s I could only manage an 83 at Scenic Valley. With conditions tough, this puts more emphasis on the short game, and a lot of the mental and physical keys that I thought would bring me results just brought me frustration. I am back to considering the lobotomy. On the plus side my putting improved even today, where I see some light at the end of the tunnel. But its back to the drawing board for chipping and pitching. The weather seems like it will improve and I am hoping to add course number 87 this week. It took awhile to come up with the swing thing and the mental part may be even harder. I guess I won’t be asking Sergio for any mental tips. I have to give him credit for the way he handled the situation even as it was happening and the after round questions, so I think there may be hope for Sergio yet. Tiger seems to be back and may become better than ever. He recovered nicely from his dunk in the water. Tiger has been in the last group so much when he wins, or wins by such large margins, that I do not ever recall him ever sitting, and watching on TV to see if someone could hole a putt, to either beat him or send it into a playoff. Next week golf will be full bore with 3 to 5 rounds and hopefully the scoring will get better. These short game blues has seen the handicap go from 3.2 to 4.4 which is big to see it go up a full stroke in such a short time. The search continues. Maybe I should watch a couple of Indiana Jones movies.