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?