Mark Ellis wrote:I'm not sure I understand woodshedding. If you "play until you practice", does this mean that in the middle of a round you come upon an interesting challenge-a particular shot- and abandon the game for a while to practice that shot over and over?
Yeah, that's basically it: I start out playing, until I come upon a hole/shot/etc that is uncomfortable: maybe it's a tight shot between two trees, or an awkward shot at an awkward distance (too short to properly drive, too long to just lob it easily). When I stumble onto such a shot, I repeat it, like you said, trying out different lines, different discs, or just trying to get the same shot right. I basically do this until I feel comfortable with the shot, or until mental fatigue starts setting in and I can tell I'm losing focus. Then I'll return to simply playing, until I stumble upon another tough shot. Rinse and repeat.
Not a revolutionary concept by any means; I just happen to relate it to my experience as a musician, since that's the terminology I inherited. It's a nice way to go about things for me: I can just play a hole if I want to, but I'm able to break things down and practice when presented with the opportunity. Practicing specific lines is obviously much easier to do on a course than in the field. I do field work, too, but I focus on other things then.
Mark Ellis wrote:Anyway Good Luck learning anhyzers. They are infinitely challenging. When you think you have learned them, step up to rollers (which are just severe anhyzers) and find out how tough those shots are.
Yeah, I can tell they're a mountain to climb, which is why they sucked me in. Right now it's simply about getting my Comets to turn over and my Cyclones to hold anhyzer lines. Haven't even touched rollers yet. Well, not on purpose, anyway.