Tytherington and the win at Disley GC

So after coming back from playing 3 weeks in a row I was keen to keep playing, I was starting to feel competitive again but was still some way off with the consistency in the game, there was glimpses of some great golf but still way to many poor shots , a mixture of poor golf swings and still a lack of tournament golf.

So I decided to play a few 18 hole tournaments on the 1836 and NW Pro Tour, first up was the 1836 Tour and a trip to Tytherington, it was a course I had played back in 2011 and finished 3rd on so had some good memories, the course itself played totally different to my last trip, very firm and fast running, it played very fiddly. I started very steady and was level par through 7 but had played very negative golf, a silly bogey on 8 from 60 yards and another one on the following hole and I was fuming with myself!! I made a double on 13 from a poor second and then a birdie coming in. I missed the money places by a couple of shots but was more disappointed with my attitude and course management than the score itself. I was determined to play more positive aggressive golf at Disley the following day.

So onto the NW Pro Tour at Disley, I quickly had to forget the day before and focus on this round of golf now, I scrambled around the first 7 holes in level par again with some awful golf shots but at the same time some great short game and putting which kept me in it, I remained positive and really attacked the golf course, standing on the 8th tee I hit a lovely tee shot and it felt like something had clicked, I had back to back birdies on 9 and 10, another one followed on 15 to take me to three under, its amazing that when your in contention to win you forget about technique and just simply focus on the job in hand and getting the ball in the hole, I really had got bogged down in trying to find the perfect golf swing after doing so much work in the winter and forgot the most important thing!!

So I signed for a 67 which was good enough for a win, even when my caddy (the Pole Galinski) handed me my putter cover instead of my putter on 18, he claimed he did it on purpose to relieve the pressure!!!!

Its amazing what confidence does for you, I hit balls the day after and it was as good as I have ever hit it, for the first time in a long time I felt like I was swinging the club freely and hitting shots that I wanted to hit, things were looking up!!!