Was there any dancing this week at the Qld Open? That might seem like a strange question if read in isolation but if you had read my blog from a couple of weeks ago it would make more sense!
I'm sure last night at some point there was some dancing from David Bransdon, the eventual winner after a playoff. I'm not sure of his dancing skills but who cares when you win!! Great win DB!!
For me the dancing was about being free flowing in the greens with the introduction of the right handed short putter in competition for the first time in probably 15 yrs or more. Could I find the rhythm to beat the yips and dance just like I do with my long game.
You know what, for periods this week I was on song, dancing and feeling amazing on the greens! There were also times when things felt like I was a nervous 13yr old at his first school dance not wanting to look ridiculous in front of the girl he liked across the room. I was nervous, anxious and mentally struggling. But that's ok with me now.
Having only recently started on the journey back to the short putter I know there will be struggles and days where it's tough. The great news is that I have methods and a road map if you like to help me negotiate those times and get back on track. I would be lying if I said I didn't have to use those maps this week. The great news for me was that the strategies talked over with Cameron Strachan really helped and allowed me to get through the week. It wasn't always good but at times it was close.
Perfection is something we are all chasing in a game where perfection isn't possible. It's not something I am chasing anymore!
I have never accepted misses more easily and enjoyed holed putts more. I know the numbers and that really helped me to perhaps have more success on the greens than I have for a long while. As I sit in the airport writing this and about to head to Japan I am able to excitedly reflect on a week where I took on a big challenge, was hit hard, had some success, progressed a little on that putting journey, reconfirmed I can really ball strike and also a week where I finished T10 and my best result in a Qld Open, my home Open!
The journey will continue this week in Japan and I look forward to plying my trade and loving my job! I only hope some of you reading this are finding your groove on the dance floor and starting to really move too!!