Here it is, the measure of a golfer

handicap-cardThis is how the dipstick looked after it was plunged into my golfing soul. 2008 was a great year ball striking -I hit some crazy good shots onto green, but my putting average per hole was about 2.7. This means that I give up an average of 12 strokes a round to bad putting.

It is fairly routine for me to get on the green in regulation or close to it and 3 and four putt.

I think I know now the reason why. All last season, I played with bifocals. This was wrong.

I am now focused on becoming an average to good putter. I will no longer obsess about the purely struck ball. We’ll see what happens.