Decided to do the holiday blog since I played 18 today. It was an interesting week with some hope on the horizon. Played 4 rounds this week beginning with a 73 at Indian Run, an 80 at Fort Cherry, a 77 at Rolling Hills Country club my old stomping grounds back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and finished at Highland Springs with a 78. The funny round was at Fort Cherry. After giving my big disertation on club selection in my last blog, I had some real issues with club selection at Fort Cherry. I hit short irons, a PW, 9iron, and a 55 degree SW all long on holes 7, 8, and 10. This definitely got in my head later in the round which made for the 80 on a fairly easy golf course. I think what the issue was, I was not playing attention to some swirling winds. My short game made a vast improvement this week. Putting was my best of the week. Even though this did not translate into any spectacular scoring it was nice to see the ball go into the hole a lot more. My chipping is improving also. I think I may be making some progress on the mental game. Only time will tell. For the four rounds I had 29, 31, 27, and 31 putts. My GIR’s were not that great 11,6,6, and 7 but I am not too worried about that. My chipping and putting are impoving simply because of a new mental process and one that I am applying to the long game as well. I am dividing the mental game into three sections and each one is pretty critical to playing decent golf. This has only been one week of success, so we will see if this will be worth revealing or not. This week I will be playing in the South Park senior championship and we will see how some of this holds up under the heat. I am going to add two new courses this week as it looks like the weather is going to be very nice. The search continues with new vigor.