March 12th, 2015

Just like Michael Jackson

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March 12th, 2015

Just like Michael Jackson

This week I'm playing the Valspar Championship, a tournament which I haven't played before. It's also my first time on the copperhead course of Innisbrook Resort. My game today wasn't even that bad, although it didn't feel as good as the last two weeks. Today there was a bit too much movement in my lower body, which made me feel like Michael Jackson. This happens when I swing too fast and it makes me block my ball to the right. It happened straight away on my first hole (10), when I hit my ball in the trees on the right, and could only chip back to the fairway.

On thirteen I made a silly swing and hit my 5-iron in the water. I couldn't make up-and-down, which resulted in a double bogey.

After that I brought it back to +1 with birdies on fourteen and one, but in the end I had to sign for a +3 75, because of two more blocked drives on five and six. This course is narrow and tricky, so when you don't hit the fairway, it's difficult to save par.

Fortunately I know what te problem is, so when I practiced on the range after my round, things already were much better.Tomorrow I just need a good second round like last week and then we'll see what happens in the weekend. 


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