I played today my only 3rd round this year (finally got holidays so gonna play much more).
Frustrating round, as always I would say
This time my iron play was bad. Last time I hit 71% fairways, today it was only 36%. Had one OB and twice had to chip the balls back to the fairways which were in front of the trees.
My short game was decent-ish. 34 putts, missed just one from inside 5feet, made many 2putts from around 40feet, just one 3putt.
Chipping/pitching is still bad. It was much better than last time but still.
Biggest problem I have is when the ball lays on very hard ground with almost no grass (or very thin). I cannot get the wedge under the ball and almost always blade it, so instead of 15m it goes 40. I use 60* wedge inside 50m, with those lies should I tried to use let’s say 9iron and try ‘putting stroke’? How should I approach these lies?
So my front 9 was 48- best 9 ever. (started really well +7 after 7).
Back 9 was a disaster- 56. Shot 9 on par 5 and 7 on par 3…..
Had only 3 pars (2 on par3, both up&down). Had one really good birde chance, so it’s still has to wait.
Definitely need distance. Hitting 7iron on par5 ~500m sucks. On holes it’s almost impossible for me to have GIR.