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  1. 24 points
    (5) Competitors Wanted: #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4 That's right, it's time for the largest annual event the MyGolfSpy Forum runs. #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4 is ready to knock your socks off as either a competitor or enthusiastic fan. (5) dedicated testers will be outfitted with a full set of Cobra clubs complete with Cobra Connect Arccos sensors to track your progress throughout. The testers will compete in (8) weekly challenges that will test their ability in a wide range of challenges with a season champion crowned at the thrilling completion. In addition to our testers competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, members of the community will be able to compete for PUMA GOLF prizes on their own. It's getting tougher each year to surprise the community but we're going to do our best this year with an increased catalog of Cobra Products on the table: Woods: SPEEDZONE and SPEEDZONE extreme drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids Irons: (3) SPEEDZONE and (2) Forged Tec testers. Available in conventional or One Length 3 Wedge Sets: (3) King Black (conv or OL) and (2) King MIM Go ahead and get started using the official hashtags for this challenge #MGSCOBRA2020 and #COBRACONNECT. In addition to the weekly challenges, testers will also be expected participate heavily on Social Media. This opportunity is open to residents of US and CANADA. To apply, reply to this thread only with the following information: Handicap and Location Social Media Accounts Expected rounds in an 8-week span Current OEMs in your bag Head to https://www.cobragolf.com/ and build your dream bag for this challenge ______________________________________ Note: if you are unable to post in the thread and are wondering why, please read through the FAQ first: HERE
  2. 19 points
    I don't normally post on How'd You Play because somehow I haven't felt quite good enough that anyone would want to know. But today is different. Today I was the happiest person on the golf course and even danced around one of the greens when I made a 2nd birdie. But best of all, I finally broke 90 with an 84. Woohoo! It's like my 3 wood made up it's mind to take control of my game this afternoon but allowed me to go along to view the scenery. It was quite a surreal feeling. I thought I had lost it all on #17 when my drive bounced OB on the right and my next shot soared all the way across the fairway into a lake. Completed that hole with my only 7 of the day.
  3. 18 points
    I played my first round with a member of the forum today and it was a blast! Back around the beginning of April, David a.k.a. @KillerGees contacted me noting we live in the same area and asked if we could meet up sometime and play. He brought Jesse, a friend from work to my local course. They're great guys and we had a good time. We're going to get together again around July once his course finishes the repairs on their greens. I shot 48/47 for a 95 hitting 6 fairways and zero greens. My short game was on fire with Arccos recording 4 chip and downs and 32 putts. I had to do something to make up for my abysmal approach game . We walked the course, the first time I've ever walked 18 holes and I'm just glad the course had a push cart I could use, even if one of the back tires was about to come off and wobbled the whole time. I'm going to be sore in the morning, but I actually enjoyed walking as I feel it slowed me down and helped with the focus. Except when I was gasping for breath. This is what the forum is all about, it's not only getting to talk to great folks online but getting to meet and golf with another member is awesome.
  4. 17 points
    ... Finally able to put a good round together and my first under par round of 2020. Been a rough Spring with Covid, record breaking rain which meant DEEP rough and a ton of wind. I have not been able to play 2 days in a row or even 2 times in 5 days and I am spoiled preferring to play 4 or 5 days in a row to get in a groove. Windy again today with 20-25 mph winds but pretty steady and not gusty so they were easier to navigate. I play the Blues but teed off on the Whites for 3 holes dead into the wind. To compensate I moved back to the Gold tees for 3 holes that were downwind so I figure it evened out. Extremely happy with 14 GIR's as my P760 irons were really working well today and I would have easily shot in the 60's if my T100-S would show up. I actually milked everything I could out of the round and had a few lies in the rough that were better than they should have been. I think every par 5 is a birdie hole and 15 really did a number on me as I went from hitting my tee shot into the rough when the wind blew it 20 yds sideways and I missed may starting point, leaving me a foot into the rough instead of fairway, then hit a hybrid into the rough again and finally a knockdown 9 iron the bore thru the wind and into the rough over the green. Gouged out a LW to 10 feet and made the putt when I actually missed my line and the wind blew it into the hole as it died so I got lucky.
  5. 15 points
    81 6/14 fir 7/18 gir 32 putts. Weather + golf = humbling. Got to play Pebble today and hit the ball well. Not that the score would indicate that but I did. Rained during entire warm up and stopped right after first tee shot. First hole was 5w to left fairway bunker 128 hole. Had to go around tree branches. Hit a prefect little knock down draw to 2 feet. Birdie Second hole fairway bunker again. 220 flag. Tried to hit 5w but was really a mistake. Thinned half topped hit lip but left me center of fairway 140 out. Another perfect 9 iron to 5 feet! Missed it though, no practice greens open so having a downhill slider for first real putt was not fun. Turned around on 3 and somebody turned the fan on. And I mean industrial strength fan. Blowing 20 steady and gusts closer to 30 for the rest of the round. I took my bag off the cart to take pic of it in 7 tee. Hoofer stand bag, blown over by the wind, no influence nothing. Not sure I have seen that before. I did bring 14 to it’s knees though. Driver 4 iron on green to just over 30 feet for my only other birdie. Alright enough babbling to the porn. Peter Hay par 3 under construction, I guess Tiger is part of it as he was on site yesterday.
  6. 15 points
    Played 18 today with dad at the course hosting the district qualifier next month. Lots of positives and some really good course management today. 39/37 with 3 birdies and a double. If I could gripe about one thing, my was not great. 5 over round was a big deal for me as I had never broken 80 on this course until today. I strung 3 bogeys in a row on 15-17 but finished 18 with a bird. It’s at the south end of Canandaigua Lake and the views are fantastic. One amusing shot from today...I landed the ball square on the top of the flag. The black nut that keeps the flag secured left a nice ding as a reminder.
  7. 15 points
    Learning a new edit system during Covid so I cut together a little something.....
  8. 15 points
    Learned a hard lesson today. When my husband points and tells me "that's your ball" down in that fluffy grass, I better check instead of blindly trusting. So I hit the wrong ball resulting in a penalty that kept me from breaking 90 a second time. Same type situation happened to me when I first started playing and I have always checked until it was my husband. Note to self - ONLY trust myself to identify my ball.
  9. 15 points
    I cAnT wEaR wHiTe sHoEs -hicksta 2020 Don't be shy, the testers usually don't mind some feedback from non-participants. The more the merrier! This just arrived. Almost $100 off of MSRP shipped to the rock, very satisfied with this testperiment:
  10. 14 points
    To use a line or not to use a line? That is the question. It's not exactly Shakespeare, but when lining up a putt, it's a question I'll bet you've asked your self more than once. Some golfers use tracing devices while others opt for the free-hand Sharpie method. Additionally, on pretty much every tour-level ball, the side stamp doubles as an alignment aid. Some companies (namely Callaway) have taken the conversation a step further with advancements such as Triple-Track Technology. Given all of this as the context within the ball industry, Golfballs.com spawned the idea of Align XL. Simply, it's a custom print option that places a straight line 180° around the ball. The result seems rather basic, but drawing a straight line on a curved surface is a bit more complex than one might think. With that, Golfballs.com developed in-house technology to maintain certain levels of quality control and fast turn-around times on all custom orders. Now, we want you to test it. Golfballs.com will be providing one dozen of any type of ball on their website with the AlignXL personalization. This opportunity is open to golfers residing in the US. To apply, reply to this thread with the following information: Location and HC Current line method Ball choice and personalization
  11. 14 points
    PB ALERT 75 6/14 FiR 9/18 GiR 27 putts (0 3-putts) It finally happened. Things worked in unison and for the first time I felt like I could actually be decent at this maddening game! Sank a 15-ish foot putt on the first hole and thought, "oh no, the dreaded first hole birdie" After 2 bogeys and 2 more birdies, I stood -1 on the 9th tee box and totally blocked one to the right. Heard it hit the cart path and I would later discover that it went OB. Wasn't able to get up and down from 178 and made a disheartening triple. I thought that I completed the choke as I normally, inevitably do. However, after missing the green 10y right on the next hole, I chipped in for birdie and got back on the "what did I step in this morning, is this really happening" train. Kept it steady and I knew I was well below my previous best score of 79 standing on the 18th tee. Semi blocked one but got a lucky bounce and ended up here Thankful that I didn't choke, I hit the next one extremely thin into the front pot bunker. Almost up and downed it but lipped the putt because it had a little too much pace. I knew I had beaten my previous best, but didn't know it was by 4 strokes! Absolutely stoked right now!! Thanks for listening to my story, internet friends
  12. 14 points
    Playeed a twilight 9 tonight out at Santiam to seek a little redemption from from my Tokatee blowup. I will say I was a little nervous on the 1st box as my back 9 yesterday really leftme wondering. Smoked a 5w down the tube and breathed a big sigh of relief. Actually every shot was a sigh of relief. Hit really only two bad shots enroute to a +4. Fanned a 7i on a par 3, and duffed a short chip on 9. Amazing what can happen when you actually rotate, finish, and trust your swing.
  13. 14 points
    Played a Jack Nicklaus design today called Bear's Best Atlanta. The course features 18 of Jack's favorite holes from his designs from around the world. Most are near perfect replicas. There are two signature holes. The first is the 4th which is a replica of Hole #2 at Old Works in Anaconda, MT. It stands out because of the black sand used in the bunkers. The other hole is the 6th, a replica of Hole #12 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OH. This famous hole is at the course where Jack hosts The Memorial every year. It's a par 3 playing 163 yards over water and I hit my 8 iron to 8 feet. Birdie lipped out but I still played decent for the day. It was a great experience!
  14. 14 points
    I played in league this evening. Let's just say I drank better than I played.
  15. 13 points
    My wife and I drove to Chattanooga to hit up a nursery to feed her plant addiction and on the way back stopped at the local DSG to check it out since they moved location into the mall. I walked out with a new pair of golf shoes after she talked me in to them. I think she was feeling guilt after spending money on plants the last couple of weeks and wanted to feel better about it. Got a pair of Adidas CP Traxion at a deal. They were listed at $79 and I got them for $59. My second purchase was made after we got back into town and stopped at the ReStore. I've been wanting to pick up a bladed club since I've seen numerous threads about traditional vs SGI clubs and wanted to see if they held merit with this high capper. I initially found a Ben Hogan 8 iron and was going to pick it up, but I looked and saw a Wilson Staff Fluid Feel in a 6 iron. Then I found another in the set, and another, and another. I found a complete set 2-PW! At $2 a club I just bought them all. They need a little TLC, they have rust spots on the heads and shafts. I'm actually going to try my hand at cleaning and buffing then out to see if I can make them prettier. The groups are in surprisingly good shape and still have some tack to them. I'm going to have to give it a little bit before I get out and hit them as the local driving range is still suffering from tornado damage. I took the 2 iron out and looked down at it and I think I'm going to have nightmares. I'm hoping to play an all iron round with them during the Hard Rock Challenge because I strangely like punishing myself. I think it might be bad. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  16. 13 points
    ... After playing yesterday I came home to the Titleist box sitting by the front door. I was not expecting it til Monday or later so thanks to Titleist for shipping so quickly as I will play them this weekend. They really look just about perfect at address with the thinnest top line I have seen In a Players Iron. I am also looking forward to playing the Kuro Kage 105gm Tini shafts to see how they compare to my Recoil 95 Prototype and Steelfiber 95s. ... I was pleasantly surprised that the W2 wedge is labeled 48* as the "2" with the P can be small and not easy to detect in the bag and confused with P1. Just a nice touch. 4 1
  17. 13 points
    Started poorly, 5 over after 3 holes. Finished 11 over after finding a bit of form. Drove the ball well, putted ok. Wind was very tough, 20-25mph, from an unusual direction,, with lots of crosswinds. When I finished only one person had played to their handicap for the day.
  18. 13 points
    Havent posted in this thread for a few months as we've been in lockdown. Just posting to say its eased after 67 days and I have a tee time for this afternoon yippee The weather here is hot and dry so I'm hoping the course is in ok condition and I play as well as I was pre lockdown, report later.
  19. 13 points
    Bit late, but I said I would post it...really don't want to...Ok here it goes. After my 1 over round on Sat (should have been under par), I had decided to go play a bit more challenging of a course to see how I was really playing. The course on Sat was Las Positas which came in at only 6300 yards or so I think. So I went out and played Coyote Creek Valley Course in San Jose which measures out to 7033 I believe. Started off well and hit a decent 295yrd drive on the first hole. Was left with about 140 slightly down hill and the pin in the back so you don't want to be long. My ball was in the fairway, but was also in close proximity to a drain that had just had some work done and this caused me to have my feet in really weird position. I thought about taking relief, but though "naw Its no big deal", pulled my wedge and swung. Shank into a hazard...well crap. 2nd hole, missed a 4 foot birdie put, 3rd hole, missed 4 ft par put for bogie. Now I'm 3 over through 3 this was not the start I had envisioned....Skip ahead to end end of 9 where by now I had settled in a bit and my short game was saving me for sure. Still only 3 over and starting to look up. Then the heat started to get to me. I even had to put up a shade umbrella cuz I couldn't hang. I think the temp was around 98* or so which is about 30* higher than I would prefer. I probably should have sought out the shade sooner because by now it was hard to stave off the sweat and even harder to hold my club straight with enough energy to swing. Without going shot by shot of my failures you can see on the card below how my back nine went. (I will comment that on hole 10 I have no idea what happened. Hit an OK drive and then scoped the flag at about 167 yards with a slight breeze into me. Pured a 6i to the right edge of the green and somehow my ball disappeared both on the green and nowhere within 30 short or yards long of the green...not sure what happened there). The rest of the back nine I just chocked apparently. Guess it's back to Las Positas for me jk. (please ignore the "Driving Distance row" ..not sure what was going on there...for sure didn't hit it 7 yards on 1, nor did I hit it 339 on 10...)
  20. 13 points
    I've not really had any issues with using Android with Arccos other than battery drain and still have enough to play 18. I upgraded phones a while back and now that's to a minimum. My biggest complaint is Arccos not having the social aspect for Android and I've mulled the idea of buying an iPhone just for that reason. Looks like you had a good idea going that route, I hope you really enjoy it. The data is absolutely helpful and sometimes humbling. That's nice! Odyssey is one of those putters that I can just pick up in the store and just flat out roll. Now, on the course it might be a different story. Best of luck with it! Just got my Boonie hat in today, it's a little more olive than I expected, but I think it'll do the job of keeping my ears and neck from frying. Makes me feel a little like@MattF but not as fashionable. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. 13 points
    Fun fact, this change has actually made our short lists longer because we've got more people getting involved than before. I wouldn't read too much into the raw application numbers.
  22. 13 points
    Hope this works! I'm not one to buy a putter without trying it first but I've heard outstanding things about this and can return up until August 1st. It was between this one and the double wide; ready for all the MOI I can get. Plus the "S" version has a little toehang for my slight arcing stroke. Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten S Putter Right Handed 34.25in Phil's first time out with it and he had 7 birdies.... I'll be happy with half of that.
  23. 13 points
    Let it be known that the golf gods did not look kindly to me questioning another man's definition of a dumpster fire. Is there such thing as a nuclear version of a dumpster fire? Well, it happened to me in league last night.... It all started innocently enough. 3H to the fairway, AW to ~15 feet and a three putt. Then I promptly hit the next tee shot OB (by only a few feet), followed by less-than-optimal recovery through trees, a decent 3W, and a chip to the center of the green for another 3-putt. To summarize, I tripled both par 5's, had three 3-putts, and was 13 over when I stepped to the 7th tee. Fortunately, I pulled my head out of my a$$ and managed to bogey, par, par my way in for a 50 (+14). Strangely, I was hitting my irons very solid and, with only one obvious exception, exactly where I wanted them to go. Even then, I hit one of them "too well", if there is such a thing. On the 6th hole, I had a good drive with about 165 to the center of the green with a slight helping breeze. I was thinking stock 7 iron since that's my 160 club. Maybe SuperSpeed training is somewhat to blame, but I smoked that 7 iron - laser-straight, right at the center of the green, but it flew the green... and the bunker behind it. Past the bunker is a down-slope that kicked my ball away from the green and under trees. Since I could not get the ball in the air, I tried to bash an 8 iron into the bank on the back side of the bunker and hope for a good bounce, but I flew it. Another pathetic chip and a 3-putt for a triple. When I was editing my round in Arccos, I moved the 7 iron to the approximate area it landed to figure out the carry - ~ 180-185. Not what I intended. Driving = garbage Irons = better than I've hit them in a while Chipping = garbage Putting = garbage So there, that is my definition of a dumpster fire.
  24. 13 points
    Not the way I wanted my son to say goodbye to middle school, but a parade through all his teachers in my car was what he needed. Got to light the tires up a few times to keep the crowd entertained with 2,000 watts of country music blaring fit my redneck boy. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. 13 points
    - 38/45 = 83 (+11) - 7/15 FIR - 5/18 GIR (1 birdie) - 31 Putts (2 3-putts , 9 2-putts, 7 1-putts) - 2:45 Round Time This goes down as one of my better rounds ever, and probably my best ball striking round of my life. I struck the ball extremely well on the front with most every club and really only had one or two awful shots. Went to the course with a few new swing thoughts and they really helped. Back nine didn't go as well, still struck the ball well, but got a little hooky and had two shots sail OB left that hurt my score. I started to get tired near the end again, and ended up shanking an approach on No. 16 and topping a drive on No. 18. Remove those two penalties and wasted shots and I had a legitimate chance to break 80. Driver still isn't good at all, but the irons are coming along nicely now. My balance is all out of whack with the driver, and I need to figure out how to not end up with my weight falling forward in my downswing. It's causing all my drives to be off the heel, the good ones being OK cuts or baby fades and the awful ones being low-left spinners.
  26. 13 points
    Almost finished building myself a new smoker, will get it done tomorrow before seasoning it and hopefully getting some ribs cooked. Sunday morning Monday afternoon Really happy with how how it looks, and hoping it cooks as good as it looks.
  27. 13 points
    Best ball striking day I’ve had in awhile. Shot 79 on a course slope rating of 73.3/132. Been putting lights out since following the teaching from Pat O’Brien. Really good day. My favorite course in North Louisiana, Black Bear in Delhi. If only it weren’t 50 min away!!!!
  28. 13 points
    - 43/42 = 85 (+13) - 10/15 FIR - 7/18 GIR (1 birdie) - 36 Putts (4 3-putts , 10 2-putts, 4 1-putts) - 2:45 Round Time FINALLY! I sorted out the gremlin in my swing and was able to get the ball off the tee box today, and I struck a handful of really great irons, also. All I was thinking about today was making sure I was bent over less and had good weight distribution in my setup. Helped immensely. Only threw away two shots - a topped six iron on No. 3 and a finesse shank from about 110 on No. 10. Had a birdie on the front and reeled off four-straight pars on the back nine before I started getting a little wild off the tee and that hurt me on 15, 16 and 17. Sadly, two of the 3-putts were after hitting the GIR. Need to clean that up! Would have been a pretty great scoring round for me had I not had those bad putting holes. Still not hitting the ball spectacularly, but this gives me a lot of confidence moving forward. I ordered a flexible phone mount to attach to my cart, and I videoed hole No. 1, which I parred. I have a ton of respect for people who do full course vlogs, it takes a lot of time to even do one hole. I don't think I would want to do a whole round, but I may do a hole here or there as the season goes just for fun.
  29. 12 points
    I just really wanted to post this because I cannot say enough good things about Sub 70 golf. I have been looking at new irons for a few months now. I was originally leaning towards Wilson staff, but am so glad I found this company through mygolfspy. In March, I ordered the demo set of the 699 irons right before the coronavirus happened in March---now you are only supposed to be able to keep them for 2 weeks but they said I can keep them as long as I want to truly get a chance to put them to the test. I then ordered the 699 pro demo irons about a month ago to compare to the 699 irons. I have contacted Jason (CEO of Sub70) and Mike (sales) countless times throughout the process to go over specs, shafts, my game and what I am looking for in my irons. He has been more than helpful and truly takes the time to assist each customer. He really cares for the customer and loves golf. Well fast forward to today. I contacted Jason to order my 699 irons and wanted to go over shafts and my concern about not for sure getting the lie angle correct (I have never been fit). He gives me his recommendation for iron shafts based on my game (the KBS tour stiff) and then suggests once I get them to hit them, we can talk about my misses, what is going on, and then I can come to the facility to dial in the lie angle on the simulator and lie board (I live within driving distance). I was also looking at buying a 939x #3 hybrid and he suggested a shaft that was not on their list on their website, so he contacted his sales department to get it all set up for me. Jason then gave me a price for the irons and hybrid and ensured that Shane from their sales department will contact me tomorrow to confirm my order and payment information. MIND YOU, HE DID ALL OF THIS FOR ME WHILE ON A ROAD TRIP TO NEBRASKA!! I can't believe the customer service I have received from this company. They truly care about their customer and want the clubs to be exactly what fits the golfer to their exact specifications. It made me feel like a tour pro even though I carry a 12 handicap. Everyone at Sub70 golf is so helpful, (From Jason and Jay, to Mike and Shane and everyone in-between). If you are looking for new clubs, I highly suggest Sub70 golf. They truly have the best customer service in golf, their irons and clubs are top notch and their prices are great too!!
  30. 12 points
    ... So took my T100-S to the course for their first round today. Hit a decent drive on #1 and was left with 145, a tweeter yardage for me. Since these are new lofts I was unsure what to hit but since it was light rough I decided it might fly some so I just hit a full pitching wedge. Sweet feel, perfect trajectory and it was all over the flag. Hit just short, checked up and then rolled in the cup! What a first impression!!! ... Now it really would be awesome if that is what occurred but what really happened is I found out the forged hosel on the T100-S is really soft feeling. I did hit my 58* to 5 feet and managed to save my par. Obviously I have a big review to write and will need quite a few more rounds before coming to any conclusions. I will tease you with this: the Kuro Kage 105 Tini's are every bit as good as my Recoil 95 Prototypes. I also had a 201 yd shot slightly uphill on a tough par 3 and hit my T100-S 4 iron 15 feet from the hole and pin high. Felt great. Stay tuned...
  31. 12 points
    OMG, I finally figured it out. I was wondering why after years of being on the site and commenting on things, that I wasn't getting any credit for anything I posted. I even contributed to MGS monetarily. There is a difference between the forum and and main site!!! Hello...I've been commenting on the main site and wondered why I kept having to put in my name and email address. Yikes, I entered a few contests before they instituted this new recruit thing and those were the only things I got credit for because they made you sign in before entering. Sigh, I even asked questions which no one answered about how to get profile tags etc. Now I know. Anyway, Kevin here. Struggling golfer getting older and losing mucho distance. I has been an ego drain to see everyone younger starting to outdrive me. Used to be a long hitter and the improvements in technology as I grew older kept me from realizing how much club speed I was losing as I got older and injuries took their toll. Now I have to be hitting things other than short irons into the green and it is exposing my weak underbelly. LOL Have become a much better putter as I age (65) and my chipping while still not good has improved a whole lot. I seem to save a lot of pars from off the green. God help me if my driver goes bad though. It is one of my favorite clubs but I can suddenly turn clueless with it. Ah, Golf..... I'm a bit of an equipment junkie so this site is like a candy store to me. I have had every kind of training device, Gps System, Radar, clubs, you name it, that most people can think of. Some are good, some are great, some are junk. I enjoy the fiddling with things and learning about my swing. I usually go to golf school once a year and have tried lots of different ones. Also get clubs fit once every three years or so. (Usually at Hot Stix out in AZ.) Couple of golf trips every year in addition to my regular club play. Favorite trip is Casa De Campo in the Dominican where I've every year for the past 18 years. Nice to get out of here in February. Well that's me, Slow to the table but happy to finally understand. Kevin
  32. 12 points
    First round of the year on Monday. 87, 3 lost balls, 3 three putts. Walked 18 carrying my bag for the first time in about 15 years. It was glorious and I didn't care what I scored...
  33. 12 points
    9 holes league play last night, 44 (+9) 1/7 FIR, 3/9 GIR, 18 putts All in all was actually a really good day, stats don't really do it justice. Most of my fairway misses were very slight and not penal. Could have hit a few more putts, but nothing crazy. On top of that, I had two shots I'm still scratching my head a bit on: On a par 5, I was about 70 yards from the green sitting 3. I hit what felt like a perfect 70 yard shot which ended up flying the green by about 10 yards, hit a down slope and put me in an impossible spot to get up and down. A few holes later, my tee ball ended up a bit into the trees, with 150 to the green and a low punch shot I should have been able to run up to the green. I took my 3 iron, choked up to the bottom of the grip, and had a little partial swing punch. It may have been the best struck shot of my life haha. Unfortunately that turned into about 175 yards OB long past the green. So especially considering the strokes I lost from those two shots, I'm happy with the round!
  34. 12 points
    Get DEADLY around the greens and your cap will drop for sure. One huge difference between us mid-cappers and the low ones is that they get up and down much more frequently. Missed greens are almost like a penalty stroke for us because we can't recover.
  35. 12 points
    Earlier, I remarked about my round where I shot back to back 41 with 2 doubles on each side today. Well, tonight, was men's club where the format was basically a skins game. So, on my 3rd nine for the day, I had yet again 2 double bogeys, but this time shot 4 over (39 on par 35 course). Our course has 27 holes and I played all 3 nines today and had 2 double bogies on each 9. I'm beginning to think I'm going to get a new nickname if I keep this up. On the plus side, I did have 2 birdies in the skins game, one of which I stroke on for a net deuce. Don't know if I won anything or not, but maybe.....
  36. 12 points
    I started doing the protocols during last years testing and stopped due to pain in my fingers but the 2020 thread inspired me to get started again. The big question was where to start; I was through 19 weeks so my thought was to start protocol 3 over again but I would judge based on numbers from my first session. Having done most wanted driver testing, I knew my swing speed on GC Quad was generally in the 106-108 range when making a normal shot. Took a before number and swung at 108. Started the protocol and my initial numbers were just under where I stopped last year so I think I am starting at a good place. Very quickly my fingers starting hurting like they were last year. I thought that maybe I was holding the club to tight so I loosened my grip a little which helped with the pain but will be something I continue to monitor. Did a driver speed test after the session and recorded a top speed of 117. Thanks to all the people participating in the thread to help get me motivated to get started again!
  37. 12 points
    Started off rough with back to back double bogies, but finished the front nine with a 41. I'll be darned if I didn't get another 2 doubles on the back nine and shot the same 41. 82 with 4 double bogies (one birdie).
  38. 12 points
    Pulled the trigger on some Mizunos JPX 919 Tours with KBS Tour S 130s.
  39. 12 points
    Quick early 9 this morning: (7) FWY, (6) GIR, (3) Birdies. Under par but I’m still not keeping score. I probably made ~2K swings over the weekend trying to groove a takeaway/transition adjustment and my 40 yr old back was feeling it today.
  40. 12 points
    76 (par 73) 12/14 fir 9/18 gir 31 putts Swing was trash, hit the driver great but everything else was a dumpster fire.
  41. 12 points
    It's a long story for another thread, but I now have a net to hit into. About an hour after I did the protocol today, while the charcoals were heating up, I decided to hit a few with the driver. I felt like I was taking a very slow, smooth swing. Backed it up with a slightly less efficient 102 swing, 248 carry. Obviously I have little idea about direction, but they were very solid contact.
  42. 12 points
    Played RTJ Grand National Lakes Course today. 82 (44/38) 2 birdies/9 pars 9/14 FH and 9/18 GIR with 33 putts. Hole of the round: 500 yard par 5: solid drive slight downhill leaving me with 205 to the hole. I flushed my 5 iron to about 15 feet right on the fringe. Eagle putt hit the pin and rattled out leaving a tap in birdie. Chipping around the green was off today as I had 3 holes with 2 chips on it. Overall, happy with results, trying to stay consistently low/breaking 80 is the challenge.
  43. 12 points
    Got out this afternoon for what I was hoping to be a turnaround 18. Opening hole was a triple bogey while hitting 4 different trees! My mind started to get in my way as I thought here we go again. Took 4 more holes before I finally found my iron swing again. Driver swing is still lost in no mans land somewhere. Something happened to my putter grip as all of a sudden it started twisting while I was putting. No clue what happened and I was planning on replacing it with a wrist lock one tomorrow anyways but it threw me off. I caught a couple slightly toe side and I could feel the head twist. Still managed a respectable 44/41. If I can get my driver and wedge swing back and can keep improving my putting, par for 9 holes is well within reach. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  44. 12 points
    Played 18 this morning and figured things out with the driver about 1/3 of the way through the round. And I absolutely started pounding the ball. Week 2 is a compete and rather than posting the same spreadsheet week to week I thought I'd mix things up. I really was hitting my 3 wood and hybrid well today and when I got home I took some swings on the launch monitor to confirm what I was seeing on the course. I play a 21* head, lofted down to 20* and 1/4 of an inch shorter than the standard 3 hybrid. Typical carry has always been about 225 to 230. Not anymore And my Ping G410 LST 3 Wood that carries about 244-248 off the deck?
  45. 12 points
    74 (par 73) 10/14 fir 10/18 gir 32 putts. Kept the score reasonable with a decent short game. No idea how far my new irons go. 3 times I hit wrong club equaling 3 bogeys. 2 long and 1 short. It was blowing 15+ though. Pretty tough to play in with clubs 2 days old.
  46. 12 points
    Sound clip might have to wait a bit... Funny enough I'm currently in the hospital with my wife as she's giving birth to our first child. I'll be a new baby boy's father hopefully by tomorrow!
  47. 12 points
    As well as I hit it yesterday was as bad as I hit it today. Drove it well and the rest of the bag was a steaming pile of [emoji90]. Chucked up an 80 and not sure how I broke 90. Back at it tomorrow with a new 3 wood in the bag and a 5 wood over the hybrid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 11 points
    It's so blatantly obvious that the Android version was an afterthought, but it's kind of understandable. It's hard to create an app that runs on all the various flavors and OEM versions of Android. But it's also 2020 get you some better coders. Also, the "social" aspect is nothing worth talking about. Since being forced to switch to iOS for work, I can definitely say that the Apple version is far superior. The iPhone XS I'm using barely gets half of the battery eaten in a full 18, while texting and browsing IG between shots. I'm glad I let the Mrs talk me into getting this colorway along with the all white, these are like walking on pillows. Hopefully they don't feel weird to swing in. Ugly feet pic for @THEZIPR23 :
  49. 11 points
    Played early 9 in a slight steady drizzle. Not enough to stop play but just enough to be miserable. Birdie 1st hole so knew I was in trouble, always turns bad after an opening bird. Finished 4 damp over with a downpour for the ride home, swell. Can’t complain we really need the rain. Lawns are burning up like an overdone hotdog on 4th July. Try again tomorrow, more rain in forecast. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  50. 11 points
    Well they can't all be decent rounds! Snuck out last night for a quick 9 and then again this afternoon for 18 and proceeded to forget how to swing. 47 last night followed by 51/45 today. I had a 2-way miss going with every club including my putter. 1 had 43 putts today and that includes a bladed wedge that managed to hit the stick and go in! From the first swing last night everything felt wrong, Stance, Backswing, Downswing, and follow through were all out of whack. The best part of the day may have been the migraine that started on the 2nd hole! [emoji856][emoji3517][emoji107] Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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