personal season 2011 officially started

hi guys! it’s mid-january and i’ve started my season this morning. can’t remember that i did this before that early in the year. however, it was nice. not only because i enjoyed being out there again after a 3-month-break, but i could as well try out my new nike irons and could make first experiences.

truth be told, i began with the 9-iron and the difference between these and my old irons (taylor made steel 200) was not as big as expected. but when it came to the 6-, 5- and 4-iron you can feel the bigger moment of inertia and it really smashes the ball like a rocket! amazing feeling. when i additionally can get precision to my iron play like i had before, then i’m a lucky guy!

as i already said, the support by the perimeter weighted irons ceases on shorter irons, so i think about removing the sand wedge and sticking with my beloved titleist vokey wedges (52.08, 56.08, 60.04) which are only played once actually. these are feeling great and are – due to their slick drop shape with exact bounce – much more workable and universally usable around the greens. and that’s where the points are lying; you know what i’m saying!

i fired roughly 150 balls this morning and had some nice shots. pretty confident that i can achieve my personal goals for 2011 quite quickly. first would be getting used to the new irons, getting expertise in wedge play and around the greens in general and then shooting my woods as straight as i wish… which leads to the plan of breaking 90, lowering my handicap to smth like 15 or so and to play as often and as many courses as i can by the end of 2011. this year’s gonna be huge!!

i will keep you updated for sure and wish you everybody good luck for your personal start into the new year!

season ending

i’m done… for the season. writing this, currently sitting on my couch, having severe back pain i decided to end this season. no rounds for me anymore. next year will be  a good year, i feel that but i have to wait for the progression.

training is not involved in these thoughts for sure. i will practice some times on the range during the winter time but that will be highly depending on the weather conditions and my golf mood. so won’t be that much…

now it’s time for an intensive club cleaning. love that! :)

training cancelled

originally i wanted to make a 3 hour training session on the range this morning since i had to come to work quite late today. but i was too enthusiastic about this new blog and stayed online to get it going what i started in the evening.

result is that i managed quite some things (regarding twitter, facebook, domain, email and so forth) that i missed to get to the range. that is a pity due to the fact that it’s already quite cold here in mid-germany and that the weather is not getting better but worse. so there are not many opportunities left for me to go on the range or out for a round (or half).

maybe tomorrow morning, before work… depends on how quick i can get to sleep tonight. sweet dreams, see you!