I’ve got a golf trip with Chasing Scratch in November, but I’m starting to look at the end of my season… I have some weird weeks ahead, and hopefully new irons coming soon, so it’s looking like my September is going to be mostly shot…
My goal for the rest of the month is to commit to some ideas that have been fermenting, and accept mediocre results for the month, and then try to turn it on in October, and roll into the Chasing Scratch even playing good golf…
I’m also starting to think about the off season and my plans… Last year was all putting driven, and this year I’ve got some new plans.
September goals: Work on shoulder mobility and heads up putting. Get more confidence with my driver… Actually GET my new irons, and figure out their gapping and distances, and gain some confidence with them.
Shoulder Mobility: This is going to be a new goal of mine… I’ve got some mobility stuff from Mike Carroll that I’m looking forward to using, and some other exercises from the internet… That and strength training should hopefully create short and long term benefits… I’ve been fighting an over the top swing all season, and it appears to be directly correlated to my shoulders… so I’m now in FANATIC mode… I’m mostly focused on lifting with it, as that seems to be the best way to improve mobility with it.
Heads Up Putting: This one just makes sense for me. I finally have a putting stroke I trust, and the data on heads up putting is good… My own experiences with it have been pretty good thus far, but it definitely needs me to commit to it and trust it. September is Heads Up Putting Awareness month.
Driver: I don’t know what happened here… it used to be my biggest ally, and I just haven’t been hitting the driver well this season… I’m actively working on it, and thinking about adding the STACK system in… if I’m going to be offline, I might as well be REALLY offline.
New Irons: Ordered on July 13th. Haven’t shipped yet. C-Taper 130Xs are on backorder. Srixon has offered to let me try the Project X 6.5s and see if they work… I might get them reshafted in a month. We shall see… Once they get in, I will need to work on gapping and adjusting to them. This shouldn’t be a huge issue.
Off Season Plans: STRENGTH training. This will help my shoulder, my overall fitness and hopefully my game… Also my health… it will include some dieting.
Speed training. I think it’s time I see how fast I can swing. I’m sold on the STACK system, just haven’t spent the money yet.
Other than that, I’m hoping to keep my skills sharp in the simulator, even if I can’t hit full driver in there… Hopefully, there will be enough warm days to hit outside.
Anyone making any final late season pushes?