Six strokes better, but not satisfied |

Six strokes better, but not satisfied

This week’s round started off pretty good, until I reached hole number 12. I had to take a stroke and ball penalty, plus one “lookup” (lifting my head up) and by the time the hole was finished I had an eight.

Holes 13 and 15 started off OK, except the greens got very fast and the cup size seemed to shrink as I ended up four-putting twice, giving me 8s again.

I finished at 110, which although is my all-time total best and six strokes better than last week, it wasn’t satisfying as I thought I could do much better.

Each time I play or practice, I’m feeling more comfortable and flexible in setup and weight transfer and I think it is reflected in my long game scores.

Steve Madden has given me a bunch of new exercises to add to ones he gave me last week. My hips are getting so much more flexible, even my wife is encouraging me to keep working out. Putts are a different ball game.

Later this week, I’ll take some golf lessons from Carlis Gilbert, assistant pro at Lake Wildwood, concentrating on the short game. I’m looking forward to the lessons having an immediate positive impact on my game by next week.

– Vince Mutascio

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