Winter is officially here! Up until now we have experienced higher than normal temperatures that allowed for more golf (for some) and comfortable temperatures for winterizing our property. I still have a few more chores, but that is normal because there is always something to do around here. Having said all that, with the first dusting of snow a switch changes in my brain that directs my thoughts to keeping my golf passion alive for the next six months. Mostly, I will write, train and hit balls in my DIY driving net. This transition is the same as every other year with one minor exception, I am looking a hickory golf more and with great interest. Hickory golf is not all encompassing, but it allows me to focus on other golf related things as I nestle down for a long winter’s nap.
I have decided to be a bit more introspective this offseason. I plan to dissect my golf season with the intent of developing a better plan of improving next season. I have committed to playing golf (as a member) at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort. I am meeting some great golfers and I am enjoying the extra time I save not having to drive an hour to play. I do miss playing golf with my friends, but with every decision there are upsides and downsides.
As I mentioned earlier, I plan on delving deeper in areas where I will improve my game. Specifically, I am going to improve my short approach shots. My focus will be from 100 yards and closer. The distance I am choosing is not random because after a years worth of effort, I have a space in my back yard where I can hit a 100 yard shot. Yup, my backyard will be my own private wedge area where I can hit all my wedges comfortable. Specifically, I want to improve my gap wedge from 100 yards because I already know that this was a weak area of my game last season. Regardless, I am excited to have a new practice area in my backyard.
Golf is a year around sport for many players. Unfortunately, the first dusting of snow closes my golf door shut for good. There is no more glimmer of hope thinking I will be able to sneak out for a round. However, I am committing to staying focused this offseason with the intent of improving my game next year.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
4 thoughts on “Our First Dusting Of Snow”
The car’s thermostat said it was 68F when we left the course this evening. Chilly for this time of year. 😂
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That is just mean…haha.
I thought I explained that Florida tax law requires us to rub it in. It’s nothing personal. 😂
This might not make you feel any better either. I went ten under tonight in the skins game. Not a single bogie on the card. Only took 4 skins but only two of the others got one so the payday was one of the bigger ones I’ve managed. Might actually buy a cup of coffee and a donut even with today’s inflation. lol I was on them on most every hole tonight.
Pretty close to the course record. 2 off, but since we played the shortened track it couldn’t have counted as the low round even if I had managed to go a couple more under. 1-4 and 14-18 has all but one of the easiest par 4’s and none of the harder ones. Still, that’s a personal best even on the short track.
Plus, again that Florida tax law thing, the temps hovered around 70F again with just a slight breeze and the sunset was spectacular. Didn’t take pictures tonight though. I was too in the moment. Almost so much so that I failed to notice the view until one of the guys commented. lol
Oh, and you’ll love this. Rule 7 came into play tonight. Someone slammed a garage door at the clubhouse behind us while one of the guys was in his swing. lol Sounded like a bomb went off and he hooked it out to the street so we let him have a mulli. lol
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Congrats on the low score. And that is funny that rule 7 was used. Thanks for the laugh.