Iím pumped and jacked for this season, itís going to be my best yet. I lost 30 pounds this winter and worked out a ton. I have muscles in places that were once flabby pits of despair. As it was, I was already kicking everyoneís ass at my course (two straight Club Championships the last two years). Now thereís really going to be no mercy. Hahaha suckers.
Finally got some new irons, Mizuno MP-62s and I love them. So far Iím only hitting them into nets, but they feel sweet. I canít wait to see what they can do on the course. My old irons were 15 year old Titleist DCIsÖthey're basically the only irons Iíve ever played and I will miss them.
Iím making a change this year, adding a 52 degree gap wedge. My course is a wedge course, and I was always fine with hitting little shots with my PW to cover the gap, but last year I lost a little confidence in that shot. Iíve been carrying a 2 and 3 hybrid for two years now (Ping G10---AWESOME Clubs). However, on my course I can go weeks between using both in the same round. So, Iím dropping the 18 degree (2H) for the gap wedge. It just makes sense. In fact, I seriously considered dropping the 3-wood because I donít have a huge need for it on my courseÖexcept the one par-5 where it gets me damn close to on in 2 most of the time. I was considering dropping the 3-wood and playing this par 5 as more of a three shotter, but decided against it. Plus, the 3-wood is a good club off the tee, especially when I travel to courses I donít know as well. Then again, when Iím going good, I hit my driver pretty straight. I donít know.
Dropped my handicap from 5ish to 3ish last year (as low as 2.8 in August, then it rose over three again by the end of the season). The goal is to get a handicap that starts with a ONE this year. It can be done. Also, I will win my third consecutive club championship. I think the club changed it from a top-16 qualifier match play tournament to 72 hole stroke play over two weekends. I will miss match play, but 72 holes of stroke play should really allow the better players to rise to the top. Those 18 hole matches were always nerve-racking, Iíll really miss them. And I want to play, and make the cut, in the Vermont Amateur.
This looks like a very early spring, I canít wait to play golf again! Within a few weeks Iíll be playing golf and the Red Sox will be on TV againÖall will be right with the world. Have a good year people.
Edited by Number45forever, 15 March 2010 - 12:23 PM.