Been a while since I posted, busy, albeit soggy summer ( not all golf related).
Up until 3 weeks ago I was playing some of my best rounds ever, certainly better than I’ve played in the past, handicap was dropping, confidence was high.
Then it happened. I lost my swing. It started the evening I played with my league on zero sleep ( I’m a cyclical insomniac). I couldn’t hit anything right. I thought " no biggie, I’m just out of it".
And it snowballed. I reached that dreaded point of feeling like I’ve never held a golf club in my life.
EVERYTHING felt foreign and awkward.
Deep breaths, went back to basics ( posture, grip, ball position, takeaway etc). And it got worse. I was hitting balls sideways. SIDEWAYS.
Finally got a chance to see my instructor. I hit a handful, he says the polite version of WTF, and we had to start all over with technique, repetition, drills.
I have my driver and short game back. Still struggling with my irons. The 3 wood has been banished. For me, the worst of it was the dissonance between knowing I’ve made hundreds of good golf shots, and couldn’t execute anything.
3 years ago I probably would have sold my clubs and walked away, but I’m hanging in there.