Henson blog: Patience is the key

Wed 11 Sep 2013

Henson blog: Patience is the key

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September 11: In this latest blog, Berry Henson of the United States, who won his first Asian Tour title in the Philippines in 2011, talks about his putting woes, preparing himself ahead of the second half of the Asian Tour season and winning that long-awaited second Tour title.
By Berry Henson
I had a great time in Switzerland last week and had a nice off-season too. My ball striking is not where I want it to be right now because I am still struggling with a bit of jetlag. However, I like playing at this venue (Linkou International Golf and Country Club) because the golf course is tricky.
I love this course from tee-to-green. It is difficult around the greens and it is pretty tricky here. You need to hit your putts solid or it will be a long week. The course is in great shape and if it stays dry, it will be a good test during the weekend.
I worked on my fitness with my trainer and took a little time off which was much needed. I spent four weeks Thailand, which is something different from what I’ve done in previous years. Playing in Thailand before coming out to play on the Asian Tour helps a lot because I can get familiar with the grasses.
It also makes it easier to return to playing here in Chinese Taipei. That was something different that I did to get adapt to the weather. I think this plan will pay dividends.
I feel very comfortable in Asia right now. I’m just waiting for everything to click. I’ve really been waiting for the putter to wake up. The putter has been cold in the last year and a half. If I have that good week then I will have a runaway victory.
I’ve been working on my putting process. I got a little bit out of my process when I made a putter change. Everything seems to be feeling okay but it is not where I want it. I changed more putters than I would like to. The putter I had was great but it worked only on certain weeks. I found the putter that I really like right now. I’ve been using that for most of the year and I’ll continue to use it.
Ends.