Usually when I return from the annual Myrtle Beach golf trip I don’t touch a club for 7-10 days, primarily because my body feels so beat up from all the rounds and practice balls. This year was different and I felt pretty fresh. Not trying to overdo it, I made it a point to stop off at a local course on the way home from work every day this week, and chip and putt for just 15-20 minutes. My short game is always sharp after the trip and I wanted to keep the feeling. Then mid-week, Fred, from Team Walmart (AZ guys) sent me a photo stream of pics from our trip and I immediately picked up a flaw in my move that I felt would be an easy fix, and lend itself to more consistent ball striking.
This morning I headed out to my local muni to try the fix on our inside nine. After just a couple of stretches, no Advil floating through my veins, and no practice balls, I teed up a 9-iron with the fix in play, and rifled it towards the first hole – easy par. #2 was playing 110 yards and I selected a smooth pitching wedge and drilled it with two hops and into the hole for the second ace of my life. The first was 31 years ago with a 7-iron – quite a gap. My last thought before heading off to retrieve and retire the Titleist was, “Who needs a stinkin’ warm up?”
It’s nice when a plan comes together. Hope your Saturday got off to as good a start as mine did. When was your last/first hole-in-one?
9 thoughts on “One Pic – One Fix – One Stroke!”
AWESOME! Your second hole-in-one. It obviously was a perfect fix. Congrats and go for number 3!
Thank you! Love that kid in a candy store feeling when you land a find and it pays off like that.
Very nice writing style Sir! Keep golfing and writing!
Chelsea, thanks for stopping by! Brian
Nice!! Congrats, Brian.
Wow! That’s awesome Brian! I’m still chasing my first ace, but think your commitment to keeping a club in your hand after the trip is very smart. I have had some of my best break through moments on the range after a round of golf. Keep at it and thanks for sharing as always.
Thanks. Just trying to work through the inevitable post-trip depression/withdrawl symptoms that hit every year. The ace certainly helped! Brian