Played 18 holes today with Chiuck instead of having a range lesson. I need to get a handicap for future tournaments, so we started on that today. I hadn’t been able to practice in three days at all because I was house searching for a place to live in the next few years. I have to move out of my school apartment at the end of December. Finally found a place after hours of looking, but it took it’s toll on the practice time.
For some reason during our round I was real tense, my arms were shaking a bit everytime I addressed the ball. The front nine was actually pretty good, started off with a birdie on a Par 5, but had some bad holes and eventually shot 38. We stopped for some food at the turn and after that I stopped shaking so much. Apparently the shaking helped though because the back nine was abysmal. I missed every green, had some course management mistakes that cost me, and over all felt I just couldn’t do anything right. I shot a 43 for a total of 81, which is definitely not a score I felt like I should of shot after the past week of improvements. I felt like during the round I wasn’t getting a good turn behind the ball and my swing was getting long and slow. Therefore I hit some pretty weak shots. I hit some pretty poor chips as well on the back nine and couldn’t get up and down to save my life. I stayed after the round for another 45 minutes working on the chipping. Tomorrow will be better, I look forward to it.