Its that time of year again. Time for me to seem like a certifiable idiot. The last time I wrote a significant blog update here, about my game, was early August and following my win at the Kingston Open. Its actually been a pretty eventful set of months since then. I won another one, at Rolling Hills in September. I've taken a lot of 2nd place finishes, including a tie for 2nd at a B-Tier in Upper Sandusky. Just recently I played a pair of C-Tiers, the Bark at the Moon in Temperance and the Parmalee Park Revival in Lambertville.
Bark at the Moon was something ridiculous. I didn't win, but I set a tournament record on the long layout. I shot a 9 under 54 over the 21 holes, by far the best score in a tournament at Vienna Park and the best score I've heard about period. It came out as my highest round rating as well, coming in as a 1040 rated round. I had a rare "spit" during the round as well, hole 4 is a 435 footer. I threw it to about 20 short, had a stiff headwind putt. I threw it to dead center, but it came in on a slight hyzer fade. Hit dead center and rolled off the chains out.
Oddly that set off a spurt of spits (alliteration for the win) for me. At the Parmalee Park Revival I had two ridiculous spit outs during the first round that cost me a chance to make a run at the win. Hole 2 I landed next to the tree by the basket, right at 12 feet (4 strides for me) from the basket. I straddled out and pitched in... and back out. Same thing happened on the first extra hole toward the end of the round. The only thing I can make of it is that I was putting with too much hyzer both times. Generally I putt with a very level pitch and a sharp wrist snap, minimal hyzer. I've found that dead level putts hitting dead center and falling almost never spit. Every spit I had was a hyzer.
Anyway, thats the update on how things are going right now... and leads us to today. Time to start that winter work. I did an hour of field work today. Temperature was about 35 and rainy/sleety. I was surprised with the accuracy my forehand had despite the moisture and the cold. My putting was very on as well. I've found that as long as I'm confident the Pro-D plastic isn't really affected by moisture.
I did find one significant issue, or potentially significant. The Boss was too wide for the weather. That is to say, discs a step down from it in rim width are comfortably tight still, despite my fingers swelling up a bit in the cold. The Boss however was almost ungrippable. It was pretty frustrating. It still flew fine on the forehand, but if my hands get too cold that disc won't be leaving my bag.
Anyway, yay winter... time to start getting ahead again!