Any golfer who plays more than once in awhile understands that there are times in their game where things just do not make sense. Everything will be going along just fine then ‘BAM’ nothing works. Like some of the players at the US Open (Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott to name a few) I am playing like I own the course, then an anvil drops on my head.
The last two rounds I have played 75% great and 25% poorly. Three days ago I opened the first 4 holes with 3 birdies and a par. I mean, that is a dream start for me. Then suddenly, my swing decided to go shopping or something. I shot 4 bogies and a double in the last 5 holes of my opening nine! The front was decent and I scored 77 overall on a par 71.
Yesterday, I started with a bogey, then rattled off 9 straight pars. All was going smooth and I felt great over all my shots. Then ‘BAM’ two doubles in the next 3 holes. To make things worse, I have no idea what I was doing over then ball. Then my swing returned and finished with rest pars for a 76 I mean, come on!
Now that my little rant is over, many of you are saying that my situation is not really uncommon. We all have good swings that seem effortless and we all struggle with swings as well. I can accept that this a reality to my game, but I do not understand what causes my sudden swing failure. It is not something to panic about because it has only been two days, yet I am always seeking answers to why thinks happen.
I will pay attention over the few rounds and see if my roller coaster play continues. If it does, see if there is a trigger that causes my erratic shots. Until then, I will enjoy playing and be grateful I still can!
Do you experience sudden swing losses?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!