Returning from vacation always sparks a little fire in motivation.
When I got back from visiting home over the 4th of July, I wanted to focus on getting my blog up and going. Although that doesn’t necessarily mean golf has to stop, it did take the back seat for a week.
Without any practice going into Saturday, I put up an 86. Considering it is a course we don’t often play and the round took nearly 5 hours due to backup on the tee boxes, I was actually pleased the number wasn’t higher. Finished “strong” in the 95 degree heat and 90% humidity with my only birdie of the day.
I took those good vibes into Sunday, grooving on the quality ball-striking I had been exhibiting before vacation. I ended the morning with my fourth 78 in the last five rounds, sending my projected handicap to a 6.3 (all time low). That makes eight rounds in the 70s this year already, on pace to break my single year total (12 in ‘16) by a large margin.
Sub-80 has started to become my new baseline: where I don’t feel I’m playing my best but I’m still shooting consistently. That is a HUGE motivator. There is reason to practice to break this plateau because it is already lower than expected.
This week I’ll set up some practice time. I am continuing to write my first article and am really excited to share my thoughts with you!
Have a great week!