So, I was kind of hesitant to post on this because you hear a lot about "message board distance" or what people say online that they can throw, which is usually a total exaggeration. I know that there was a time when I was doing that, when I thought I could throw over 400 feet but I probably was only getting 375 with regularity. Well last year I was finally getting myself up to 420+ on the occasional pop. It wasn't consistent but if I threw it up there *just right* I could get that.
Well I went down to Bowling Green, Kentucky for BG Ams and the weather was nice. My arm was loose. And I was throwing over 470 feet. I wasn't trusting myself completely because, well, what if the distances were measured wrong? What if maybe I was doing something perfect that I wouldn't be able to replicate? Well, it turns out that those worries were kind of unfounded. I was out at Vienna Park today doing field work with my friend Evan and was straight bombing.
After doing the field work we played a round from the shorts. I overdrove hole 1 (408 feet) and crashed the fence behind it (425 feet) on the fly. We played another round from the long tees after that. Hole 1 from the long tees is another 70 feet. I reached pin high. Hole 11 is 410 feet, I overdrove it on a straight shot with no turn easily. Went around and got back to hole 1 again, and reached it for the second time.
Overall my performance down in Bowling Green, Kentucky was absolutely horrible. I had the worst putting weekend of my life, missing over 25 putts from 20 to 25 feet. But I think I came back with at least one new weapon in my bag. Right now its like a toy I can't stop playing with. Hopefully it helps me out over the course of the summer season this year.
Now... to relearn to putt...