100 degree temperatures. 4200 above sea level. No moisture in the air. The back is loose. The ball striking is pretty good. Bridgestone B330-RX golf balls.
These are all reasons why the ball is FLYING right now. Every summer I have to readjust my yardages. “Summer yardages” are now in effect.
During Saturday’s Sandy Amateur, which I had great ball striking except for three swings, I had all sorts of trouble with yardages. I hit a gap wedge with no wind with no elevation change, about 150 yards. I was hitting my sand wedge about 130 yards. On the 1st hole (my 9th because it was a shotgun start), I hit my 6-iron onto the green from 200 yards and made an eagle putt from about 12 feet. That was the highlight of the day. The lowlights are that the ball was going so far I was flying over greens. On the 5th hole I had 135 to the back pin. I flew my gap wedge to pin high, it bounced off the green into the hazard behind it. Blech.
League play is today, and the temps will be 95-98. I’ll be using summer yardages today for sure.