a few guys on my card this past weekend were discussing this.
i took a lot of time off and just recently started back up this summer. while playing a course for the first time in august, i remember certain landmarks that were unattainable distance-wise from the teebox. i never dreamed of deucing a few of these holes.
after playing it last weekend, we were laughing at ourselves.
we were soaring past those landmarks we couldn't reach before and parking discs for drop in 2s, carving lines that we never saw before. it was a good time. i played like a pile of garbage... or so i thought, until i looked at an old score that i'd kept on my phone. what i thought was my worst was 4 strokes better than i'd been playing it all summer.
at this point in my game i feel like i should be able to give myself a shot at a deuce on any hole less than 350. my approaches are my strong point. i still have a problem with putting (don't we all), and right now i feel like anything outside of 20ft gives me a bit of trouble. its probably more mental than anything, but thats what i need to work on for sure.