The Goofy Game of Golf Trying to Execute the Answer

Well it has been an interesting two weeks, even though it has been a very non productive two weeks. Let’s get the mess over with, here are the scores: 78,81,77,76,76,76,84,87,76,79, and 82. Eleven rounds of golf in about 19 days and needless to say I am not close to executing the answer. The highlight of the period was when my partner Pete, in the 2-man scramble at South Park, holed an 80 yard wedge shot for an eagle 3 and we split a 250 dollar skin. My 87 was in the other tournament I played and I have not played well for most of the two weeks plus. Now has this been a learning experience, absolutely. Here is what I have learned.

1. I am an idiot

2. Why am I an idiot. Because not once, not twice, but three times during this time, I went into rounds with some preconceived ideas about my swing, and in each and every time these ideas failed to work and were abandoned by the third hole.

3. The second reason I am an idiot is because I am changing putters too much and if anybody knows that its not the putter but the puttee it is me. I am going to pick one putter and it is going to last for the entire year, come hell or high water.

4. I am not finding my that day swing fast enough to say the least. My method to do this is not working. So it is back to the drawing board.

Tomorrow will be June and for me this can not come fast enough. Maybe the turn of the calendar will give me a fresh start. Am I discouraged? Well, yes and no. Yes because I feel that I have wasted a period where I was able to play more golf than usual and instead of getting better, I just saw my game go downhill. No, because of my stupidity of going into three rounds with preconceived ideas of how I was going to swing and failing miserably, just reinforced my idea, that this is the answer to the game of golf. I am back to my normal routine of play with no tournaments for about 3 weeks,so hopefully I can find away to execute the answer. See you next week.

9 Replies to “The Goofy Game of Golf Trying to Execute the Answer”

  1. Vet

    We can all feel you pain. I do think you are on the right track about the answer, it may take a bit longer that expected, but it will come. I also agree about changing your putter. From you scores, you must have a solid putting stroke, it is a matter of trusting it and your putter!



  2. Vet, is it possible that there is no answer? That golf is like all the other sports; you master the fundamentals and constantly make adjustments to peak your performance? Just sayin’ because in all the years I’ve been playing, every time I think I figured it out, it’s only been an adjustment, that usually breaks down in the next round. Part of the charm of the game.

    Good luck and keep us posted!



      1. Vet, I am taking your advice. Getting ready to head down to Myrtle next weekend where we attempt to go six straight days of 36/day. I am not working on my swing at all in prep for the first time, and will simply accept what I have on that day and play it. Only thought will be target. I have taken it upon myself to work on short game and putting though just to help with feel around the greens. Wish me luck!


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  3. Haha golf truly is a mystery. Each time I think I’ve got my swing down, everything falls apart before magically returning in a matter of days. I wish you luck on your quest!


  4. Vet,

    We’ve all been there, so I assure you that if you feel like you are an idiot, then all of us golfers must be too! Haha! The beauty of golf is that the “answer” is so difficult to find, and it can be fleeting. If it were easy, this game would not be as great as it is.

    Cheers and good luck!


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