Hurt my back during the week and tried to golf this weekend. I was only able to make a half swing with a flip at the end. I was struggling to get off the tee box. The only thing that was working was chipping and putting. I did discover on hole twelve that if I set up with an open stance and swing I was able to get all the way through and get my hands up behind my head. So I started playing for a fade and was able to finish the round with much less pain.
It also didn't help much with the 95* heat and+90% humidity. I lost like 12 pounds walking 18.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I was invited to play Charleston National with a friend from church who had a couple of passes. Had to do some work on my laptop on the front nine. Had 4 bogeys and a triple where I was trying to do something stupid and hit it in the water. Finished the front nine with a birdie on 9 for a 6 over. One the back nine had a bogey on a misread putt and realized on 17 that if I parred out I would have an 80. Had a good up and down for par on 17 and 18 is a par 3. I said step up and birdie this one for a 79. From the tee box it was playing about 140 with a bunker behind the green and marsh in front. I didn't want to go long so I put a smooth swing on my PW it left about 10' straight up the hill for birdie. When I hit the ball the group I was with got excited. I drained the putt and finished with a 79. Been a long struggle back after posting a couple of 79's last year. Overall it was a so-so day from the tee box. Not so great on my approach shots but a great day chipping and putting. I only missed 1 chip shot and not many putts all day.