It’s been a while since I have been actively posting and I have a good reason, I promise. In the last month I decided to pack up my apartment in Chicago and move back to sunny San Diego. The move also took place two weeks before my wedding which was not what I would call ideal timing. Regardless, I am finally settled down after the wedding and the move and I am focused on dropping my handicap as quick as possible.
Since being back in California I have noticed how much easier it is to get practice in due to a few factors. Even after being here just one month I can noticeably tell the improvement in all aspects of my game. My short game is sharper, my putter is rolling consistently and my iron game is firing on all cylinders right now. What are the items I attribute this to? #1 is the WEATHER. It is impossible to replicate how perfect the weather is out here. On a daily basis you get ideal golfing weather. In Chicago I never knew what the weather was going to do. One minute it was perfect outside, the next it would be a thunderstorm. Being able to actually go play and practice pretty much every day is truly amazing. #2 is access to practice facilities that aren’t just mat driving ranges. The range I have been going to have both mat and grass hitting bays, two chipping greens, green side bunkers and a massive putting green. Compare that to the two-story only mat driving range I used to go to in Chicago and I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning. It is so easy to lose 3 hours at this new range just messing around with your game.
Bottom line of this post is that I moved back to California and am LOVING it so far. My spirits are up, my golf game is getting better every day and it feels really good to be home!