Don’t know what has come over my golf game as of late but I played another roller coaster round today which is very much out of character. My score of 6-over 78 at Northwest was rather pedestrian, but the way it went down was not. The round was littered with huge swings in momentum with two doubles, a triple, and five birdies on the card. What’s concerning is that I have no idea when a good or horrible hole is imminent and it’s impossible to maintain any positive momentum. Granted, I have been out of action for a considerable period of time, with only three rounds and one practice session since July 29, but the violent ups and downs were never a problem after protracted time off. The great holes are great, and the only constant has been excellent putting. The bad holes seem to start with bad driving. More like idiot driving as I seem to be taking chances on cutting doglegs too closely and putting myself in precarious positions. Another concern is recovery ability especially with short game. I have bladed several bunker shots and fully airmailed putting surfaces which have led to lost balls and huge numbers. The bunker play is clearly a technical flaw and the driving decisions mental. The problem is that enough good holes are sprinkled in to provide hope; only to see that hope dashed.
I’m starting to play more frequently again after being distracted for six weeks by a major home remodeling project and would like some ideas on how to stabilize. Any ideas out there?