In The Zone
You know when you can do no evil, when even errant shots
catch a good bounce, when even if your ball gets a bunker you get an up &
down, when long putts drop or get so close it?s a tap in?THAT?S ?in the zone?
Today, I had my first ?in the zone? game in a while. I shot a 5 over par 75 for 18 holes,
equaling my best score ever.
It was easy. It felt effortless. I was relaxed, no one to
impress, no cares, just Zen: The pure joy of being on a golf course. I started
as a single, but joined up with a threesome on the third hole. One of which I
know, one I recognized, and another whom I have never met. It quickly became
apparent that although some had better tee shots, the second shot is the money
My game today was better than some, & managed after bogeying the
first three holes (two of which I played as a single) to come in at one over
for the next 6. On the back, I again started as a single, but met up with a guy
I?ve played with before earlier in the year on the 5th hole. He was
lamenting the fact that he was having a bad game & that I was showing him up.
Even though I wasn?t driving the ball particularly well, I
did hit 14 of 14 fairways. I didn?t hit it far, 230 at most, an average of 212
or so, but it was in the fairway & I had a shot at the green. Well, that
tells you something! I was SPANKING my fairway woods (I only hit a 3 wood; 5
times, a 5 wood never) & my irons were on target for the most part. I hit
50% of the greens?YIKES?& had a high up & down %. Nice. My putting was
OK, 28 I think for the 18; I missed a few, but made
some impossible ones. The ones I missed were tap-ins. & I hit 3 Bunkers!
So what?s up with that? I mean being ?IN THE ZONE?.
It?s nice that it happened, I sure as hell wished it
happened more often.
Filed under Golf, Oct 6, 2005
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