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I have been trying to get in a lot of rounds lately and it has been negatively affecting my game. It's like I am going through the motions and when I putt I hit the front of the basket because I'm just not trying hard enough. I know that it is all in my head so I will be taking a few days off. What has been getting me frustrated as well is the fact that I am sitting there thinking about that fifteen foot putt instead of just banging it in. And that really gets me angry. My brain is screwing me up completely.

 

In the winter time I generally don't play as well simply because my circulation gets worse and I feel like going into hibernation mode. Without my head being in it I don't have a chance. So relaxing is on the agenda.

 

The other day I played with a guy who wouldn't shut up and a guy who gets angry easily. Not a good combination and I left after nine holes. It's nice when you get into that group that is having fun and just bombing it. Then the golf seems a lot more effortless.

 

I wish that Spring were here...

 

Bunnies and flowers.

 

I've OD'd. I'm over-disced.

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Lol. Went through the same thing this summer when I played 63 holes one day, 45 the next, 36 the next, AND another 36 the next. Burnt myself and everything started pissing me off instead of it being FUN. Get your rest, then saddle up again, Partner. I have had another break of a week or more between my last rounds and realized it actually helps me, no matter HOW MUCH I want to think playing EVERYDAY is the right way. :)

Agreed. I think that I just got into the habit of going to the course almost every day. Nothing wrong with just hanging out at home. Lately I'm looking at a hole that I have thrown so many times and it is hard to just repeat the same thing over and over again. For one thing we don't move our pin positions that much in the winter. That is OK but does lead to a bit of deja vu when throwing. So I just end up going through the motions. I am going to see if I can make it till Sunday without playing but I am guessing that I may be at the course on Thanksgiving because my son won't be around this year. We'll see.

Oh, I do gotta say, I hear what you mean about hitting the same lines and the Deja Vu thing. That is one place where the breaks really helped me. I try and throw the same shot at the same courses all the time, Especially when I am burnt. After some breaks, I have been going back and seeing some new lines on these Deja Vu holes. I have a couple Thumber holes now because of it I pull Deuces on instead of Pars or Bogeys. Yay For Breaks AND Thumbers. 

A dude told me that a dude told him... "if your not having fun, get the #%@& of the course."  You gotta take brakes to appreciate the sweetness of the game. I think it is very nice to be outside during the winter and so it's natural to just head to the course. I highly recommend replacing disc time with other excersize. I also recommend  not playing the same course more than twice in the same week.

Good Luck !

I just took 8 weeks off!!! Work and stuff like that!! Came out!! Hit my first ace!!! And still scored the same as I usually do!!! Time off is good!!!! But I was a little sore the day after!!!!

 

Dang, CONGRATS  on your 1st ACE!!!!

I was up at the course today but did not play. Instead I just hung out with a few friends who I don't see that much (usually they are working). My friend did say that they will be playing at a local course that is heavily wooded on Friday. I think that I have only played one round there all year so I might just take him up on that. It would be pretty awesome to play some doubles there.

 

One winter I didn't play at all and in the Spring I came back and played really well. So I know that sometimes taking some time off can get you rested and bring the mental game back to where it needs to be. I also like the idea of coming back to the course after a break and looking for some new lines. Always throwing the exact same disc on the exact same hole can get old day after day.

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