So most people who have read my blogs or posts know that I am a forehand dominate player.
~ Well not anymore.
Over the last 2 months me and some buddies have been practicing at this field that has lights (because we do not have time to play in the daytime anymore.) We were basically in it to improve on distance as my local course is a long one with 4 par 4s and a 5. Dont know the footage, but a pro ranked in the top 50 in the world shot 9 down to give you a feel for how difficult the course is.
We were doing great for a minute. I shot my personal best as did my friend both at 2 over par. One night however, I suddenly had a sharp pain in my knee. It hurt so bad I had to quit throwing. I gave it about 3 days rest and went to practice again and I was stunned...
MY SIDEARM HAD ABANDONED ME!!!!
I mean gone. I couldnt even flick 50 ft correctly. I tried to correct it after 2 hrs no luck at all. All I could do is throw right into the ground, a roller, or a ballooning hyzer about 150ft. Same thing ensued over the next 4 days of practice. The pain was gone, but so was my throw. Well I was scheduled to play a tournament that weekend and I tried, only to embarrass myself to the world and shoot my worst round ever!
The day after the tournament I told my group that I would be throwing backhand from now on. My statement was met with some harsh criticism as I have tried to throw backhand for the longest time and have never really thrown a true backhand shot. This time was different though. I wasted a day at work reading how to throw backhand articles, I even bought the Scott Stokely e book. Something must have worked though, as I threw a 2 over 10 holes that afternoon throwing backhand for the first time. It wasnt climo, but for me it was easy, effortless, and the jolt I needed to continue playing this game.
I am happy to say that I am a backhander now!