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It was a long wait but it’s nice to be back.  More than 18 months after I shot my one under par 70 I had drifted back to being an eighties shooter again which was, to say the least humiliating and a shocking waste of a huge amount of effort.  Today though out with my brother-in-law I managed to play 17 holes at six over.

I knew that so much of it was mental since I still felt that at the range anyway I could strike the ball as well as ever.  I just needed to get that belief back and stop worrying about performing so much.  Some pretty intensive EFT and a couple of brief chats with David Walters exposed some daft thinking and helped me realise that if I could do it then I can definitely do it now.

So six over for 17 may not exactly be level par but it’s a good leap forward and can only help to provide me with a sound basis for a decent summer’s golf.  I feel invigorated by golf again in a way that I just wasn’t this time last year.  I was jaded by the whole thing – 35,000 golf balls can do that to you 😉

As ever though it would have been a hell of a lot better if I had putted well.  16 of the 17 greens were reached in regulation and that says a lot about just how horrific my putting was.  Winter greens so wet that they were like walking on a water bed in places didn’t help. 

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In May 2005 I completed a one under par round of 70 at Blackwood golf centre. Exactly 363 days previously I hadn’t been able to break 100 let alone par. It was a year of madness and mayhem. 35,000 golf balls hit, more than 60 books read and dozens of videos watched late into the night.

The challenge was recorded in a monthly column in Golf Digest Ireland and nearly all the UK magazines carried articles on me with a full page spread in Today’s Golfer.

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Since then I’ve written a book on the challenge “From Scratch to Scratch – The challenge to break par” which will be published worldwide later this year. If you want the first three chapters (and a couple of freebies) just send an email to scratchtoscratch@hotmail.co.uk and I’ll get them off to you.

But my golf has slipped. I needed to spend a lot more time at home with my family and a couple of broken ribs helped put paid to the summer’s golf. Rounds in the 80s again have been frustrating and I have no interest in letting all that hard work go to waste so it’s a concerted campaign to get back on track and be shooting par again on a regular basis…

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