See...Professional Golfers Hit Bad Shots Too (Jason Day's 106 Yard Drive)


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in , , , | Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2011

I just got in from practice and am about to watch the final round of the Hyundai Tournament Of Champions held at The Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Hawaii. As the title suggest, the participants of this tournament are all winners from the 2010 season.

I know that golf is a hard sport, but I still get on myself when I hit bad shots. The fact is, professional golfers hit bad shots as well from time to time. They just do it a lot less often than we do as amateurs . As I mentioned in this post, the difference between them and us is that they know how to negotiate the next shot. They know how to get out of trouble.

Case in point, Jason Day. During the second round, Day step up to the par 4, 13th hole and like his fellow competitors pulled out driver to position himself for an easy second shot into the green.

Day stepped up to his ball and unleashed a booming lack-luster swing which sent the ball hurtling all of 106 yards. Been there, done that. When I do something like that, I am looking at trying to save a double. Not Jason Day. He kept the driver in his hands for his second shot and used it off the deck. I've tried to hit my driver without a tee. Not so easy and not at all successful.

Day went on to par the hole. No harm, no foul. These guys really are that good. The hours that they put into practice really pays off when it counts. Day starts the fourth round seven shots off the lead and has an outside chance at the title. He will have to have a great final round and hope that the leaders give him a little help in order to pull out the win.

Win or lose, Day has impressed me. He is one of the up and coming stars that is supposed to make a splash this season. What Day pulled off  with his par is what saves rounds. He could have easily posted a double and ended any chance at being in the hunt. This is something I am going to work hard to improve during 2011. If I can do away with all of these doubles, breaking 80 will happen sooner rather than later. Have a great round and always hit your target.

Jason Day photo found here.

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Comments (2)

  1. January 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Even professional golfers has it's own downside. They become skillful and good at their craft simply because they practice hard and has a motivation to do well. Most of them travel and book for a golf vacation to relax their body and mind at the same time continue practicing in golf course.

  2. January 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    They practice a lot and then they get to play in places like Hawaii as a result of hard work and dedication to the game of golf. Play while you work. The best of both worlds.