Golf week 3

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Well I’m writing this again sitting at Wembley Golf course. I’ve done an hour’s practice already, on the putting green and chipping. I’m waiting for the driving range to open at 9am. Silly me for not checking that the opening hours aren’t the same on a Friday as opposed to a Saturday (last time I was here). Guess it just felt like a Saturday to me.

Last week I shot a 66 on the course at Marangaroo. I’ve decided that from that round, I want to set myself a goal of saving 20 shots over the round. That would give me a round of +10 over 9 holes, or an average of just over a bogey each hole. If I can get down to that I’ll be quite happy. In order to achieve that, I need to be more consistent in my hitting. My putting last round was excellent – averaging under 2 putts per hole, and only 3 putting once. However, I didn’t hit one fairway off the tee. If I’m to get to my goal, I need to be hitting the fairways.

So that’s why I’ve decided to stick around, take this break and wait for the driving range to open. I need to work on my swing so that I’m consistent, and can hit the fairways.

I’m also going to play a round every fortnight, at different courses around Perth. While the driving range is great, there’s not the limiting factor of where the fairway is, and the rough around it. Plus, by playing a round regularly, I’ll be testing all parts of my game, and getting some good exercise at the same time. Next weekend I’m playing a round at Hammersley, and I’m also looking forward to playing at Embleton, Burswood and here at Wembley (two courses here for me to play on too).

So another 20 mins until the range opens. I’ll have a bit of a browse on the internet on my phone, and maybe have a browse in the pro shop. I don’t need anything, but it’s always nice to look.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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