Lessons with D-Long were great and I saw immediate improvements in my game. Not in my score (because ... Oakhurst) but it definitely felt like the wild shots were getting less wild.
It did look like the $50 garage-sale Big Bertha irons were not helping my case - they are wildly forgiving in terms of mishits but the uniflex shafts were not working for me.
I got an iron fitting at Kepler's Golf and landed on the Mizuno JPX921 Hot Metal irons paired with Mizuno Modus3 Tour 120 shafts in Stiff flex. My swing had me on the border of Stiff and X-Stiff but the former felt easier to hit and we went with that for a set from 5 iron through P, G and S wedges.
After a little bit of practice at the range, I quickly realized that the heavier shafts made it much easier for me to rotate my body through the swing. The heads were also very forgiving but I could tell exactly where I hit it every time I didn't catch a good one.
This translated pretty well on to the course - scores keep dropping.
Finally had some great visibility at Pt Lobos - the water felt a lot colder than it was but we could easily see 40-50ft out. Perfect conditions for D'Or and I to try for the 4th (5th?) time to get to Marco's Pinnacle. The last few attempts were ... sub-optimal.
I didn't actually do anything different other than go a lot slower on the trigger but that was all that was needed. Going slowly and paying attention to what was around me got me to where I wanted to go - whaddaya know.
We stopped at Taco on the way out and back for some camera time.
Gorgeous dive! Lots of fish around - the big ling cods and cabezons looked like they were nesting as they did not want to move away from the rocks they were around. Beautiful hydrocorals everywhere near Taco and Marco's and the usual fly by from the sea lions.
-> 81ft, 40-50ft viz, 50F
I got some waypoints on this route which I need to use again next time to make sure they're good enough to go into the navigation memory bank.