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>Practice Log – January 2011

>This is a new thing I’m going to do this year: I’m going to publish my practice log for every month of the year. I figured this way I’ll be more motivated to work on my game, and to work on the right things.

Firstly, let me say that I firmly believe in time on the range being the key to improving my game. I know some golfers spend a lot more time on the course than on the range, but I know if I did that I would not improve significantly at all. For me, the best ratio is 3-4 trips to the range for every round I play, and at times it’s a lot more.

I only get out to play a couple of times a month, so I feel like I owe it to golf to have my game in as good shape as possible. There are times I go to the range a dozen times between rounds.

It doesn’t hurt that I LOVE going to the range. I thoroughly enjoy hitting buckets, putting, and chipping alike. It’s one thing to hit one good golf shot, like you would do on the course. It’s quite another to be able to hit good shot after good shot after good shot, like you might do on the range. It’s VERY satisfying to me.

So here goes. Living in Dallas is wonderful if you’re a golfer, as we had some very nice days even in January, so I’ve been able to stay somewhat active:

  • 1/4 – 45 minutes, putt and chip
  • 1/13 – 100 balls
  • 1/26 – 1 hour, putt and chip
  • 1/27 – 100 balls
  • 1/28 – 30 minutes chipping, 18 holes par 3 pitching course.
  • 1/29 – 18 holes, Los Rios GC, Plano, TX.

I shot a 94 from the blues, which overall I’m OK with. I had an abysmal start to the round. My handicap remains at 12.2.


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