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  1. I got out today to play nine holes and do some testing for the Odyssey White Hot OG putter test. Shot a 52 today, but the star of the show was the putter. I had a grand total of 12 putts. I chipped close a couple of times, but holed putts from 26 and 31 feet along with hitting one from off the green that was 18 feet. I shut into more detail in the testing thread. As far as ball striking goes, it was an on and off day there. The driver showed up in the middle of the round, but it left me at the bookends of the day. Irons were decent, I few shanks that first showed up during the warm-up on the range. The wedges were about the same as the irons, I hit some absolutely great shots and some that were atrocious. I can't complain, the work I've been putting in is starting to show up on the course. It's a nice confirmation that with more work my game will continue to improve.
    11 points
  2. I keep trying to kick this wedge out but every strike is just pure center so I decided it was either my delivery or approach. Thanks to my pro on Thursday we decided it was my delivery. Hit 100 balls or so today before I played and well it is now back off the waiver wire. Every shot with it is just dead nuts center.
    8 points
  3. Okay, so I have Osteoarthritis in my fingers and bilateral carpal tunnel. Friday, my OT taped me up with K tape, from my Palms to my elbow and said i5 should last 3 days. So I wore a pair of gloves to keep the tape attached to my Palms. This destroyed my feel on chips and putts. I missed 3 birdies by fractions of an inch and had a quad(4 putt)….Ugh! Shot a 47/45:92 using my backup clubs(Wilson Triton, Bombtech 3W, 4H, PowerBilt 5W, Patriot 7W and Hogan irons/wedges). All things considered, I had a good round. Full swings with 5h3 Hogans were terrific. Driver & Fairways were great, Hogans were like butta.
    8 points
  4. I got out to play today instead of my normal Sunday round on the weekend. There is a tournament tomorrow so the course was booked starting at 10 am with a shotgun start. I did play better than last week So I'm still going with blaming the jacket. Today was warm enough for shorts and a golf shirt. Last week I also reduced the loft of my driver down 1 degree. This week I moved it back and my fairways hit percentage went back to normal. My hole of the day was the 503 yard par five. I smoked the drive and was left with 203 in. I hit a three wood to an uphill green from a down hill lie and was on the fringe. Lipped out the eagle chip but had a tap in bird. I don't think I ever was that close to the green before. I managed a 72 today with two bogies and the one bird. They were spraying our fairways today with that blue green liquid fertilizer. What a mess. Of course I was playing right behind the crew. Didn't want to touch my ball to line my putt up on the green. I could have brought a towel with me to each green but I was just plain lazy.
    8 points
  5. ... Not crazy at all and a common problem. Your practice stroke doesn't count and you don't care where the imaginary ball goes so at least mentally there is absolutely no pressure. The trick is not caring where the ball goes when you take your real shot. It seems counter intuitive, but cliches become cliches for a reason and not caring allows you to take a free from tension stroke and focus on the process not the result. Making good chips is really very easy to do. You may not get it close but you won't chunk or blade it when your focus is on the chip, just like your practice stroke, and not the end result. Sooooo many golfers like to say that second guy is always better than the first guy after hitting a shot poorly then hitting another because they know their mistake and fix it with the second shot, but the second guy is almost always better because it doesn't count and there is no pressure. I love that old saying "Golf is 80% mental and the other 20% is mental"
    7 points
  6. Played my first round for the winter season in Yuma. 87F with a nice 3-5mph breeze. I played the front nine with a local guy (Stanley) I've seen at the course in prior years. I scored a 41. They had just reopened today after 3 weeks of closure for overseeding and the fairways, aprons, and greens were shaggy. Putting was quite wonky and required some serious swats to account for the grabby surface. At the turn I went went solo and played a second ball. A Tour Speed vs. an AVX dueled one another. These were both from 125 yards leaving two birdie attempts of about 7 feet... neither were cashed in . The Tour Speed was abducted on #15 - absolutely certain a group going down the adjacent fairway picked it up. So, I randomly grabbed whatever came out of the ball pocket and replaced it with a Wilson DuoSoft. AVX carded a 44 and the TourSpeed/DuoSoft a 42. Nice start to the winter season.
    7 points
  7. Well it's the weekend and time for another adventure from Yellow Ball. Yellow Ball has been watching a show on TV call Big Sky so I thought I would share a little bit of my adventure in the Big Sky state with @fixyurdivot this past season. You know his season is pretty close to being over now so maybe this will refresh his memory of one day in his glorious golf season. He took me over to this course called Beaver Head. For the first time Yellow Ball was scared. Why did they cut the Beaver’s head off? Hell, all I have is a head. What are they going to do to me if I don’t behave? Me, behave, that’s like asking a bear not to crap in the woods! Hey…What’s brown and sits in the woods? ….. Winnie’s Pooh! Sorry some YB humor there. While on the course there was a house nearby and I could see a golf bag on the deck. I know what happened to the beavers head! Do you know why @fixyurdivot stated that “fairways are over rated”? Well now I know, it’s because he’s hardly ever in them! Come on guys just a little further. You can almost reach me! What’s with all you guys and water? You get on a par three with water and it’s all over. Nice double there buddy! I’m starting to get tired of the life vests I think I’m going to have to go full scuba gear soon. I’ll have to put that on my Christmas list. I'm sure it will come in handy for next season. We get on the next par three and it’s a beauty. Luckily no water. 206 yards long into the wind and he pulls a 3 wood and comes up 10 yards short. He hits another and comes up 10 yards short again. I couldn’t contain myself any longer! I switched his head covers and he was actually hitting a 5 wood. The best part was he thought he mixed up the headcovers. Then he called himself a dipshit! Need I even comment here? For a course in the “Big Sky State” the course was pretty flat. Looked simple enough to me but obviously it must have been a little tricky because a lot of his approaches were short and right. The good news is that it is close to simulator season for him now. At least he won’t lose a ball there!
    7 points
  8. Today was the first chance I've had to get the 2 Ball out on the course to see how it performs. I shot a 52 and I'm going to tell you it wasn't the fault of the putter. My ball striking was off and on today and a few blowup holes really killed my round. Example: The 8th hole is a par 3 playing 164 to the flag. My shots were top, shank, duff, duff from a buried lie in the rough, duff, one putt. Triple bogey. I did have four holes where I had the game figured out and had two bogeys and two pars on those, the other 5 were a train wreck. Now on to the putting performance. I had an unbelievably good day on the greens. I mean, one of those days that happen and I'll never be able to repeat. I was hoping to take video, but I had players on my tail and after a couple of holes superstition got the best of me and I left the phone in the cart. Hole 1. 12 feet, left it a foot short and made the second. Hole 2. Chipped to 5 feet, made the putt. Hole 3. Repeat of hole 2. Hole 4. Chipped to 11 feet, one putt. Hole 5. Hit a 40 yard pitch to 31 feet, made the putt. Hole 6. Hit a 91 yard wedge pin high a foot off the green. Hit the 18 footer with the putter and it went in. Hole 7. Hit a chip shot to 14 feet. Had a downhill sliding left to right breaker that slid on the high side by two inches and kept rolling and rolling and rolling. I was left with a 12 footer. Left the comeback a foot short and cleaned up from there. Hole 8. Hit a chip to 26 feet. Hit a right to left breaker that sunk into the hole. Hole 9. Hit a 5 wood long, chipped to 5 feet and made the putt. That's 12 putts over 9 holes. I plugged the numbers into a strokes gained website and got the information that I saved 2.71 strokes with my putter. I haven't mentioned on the forum, but I did cancel Arccos. With some added expenses due to my mother-in-law being in the hospital, the renewal fee hit at a bad time. I am planning on purchasing the GolfMetrics app to keep track of my performance during this test. All that being said, I'm really excited about how this putter performed today and am planning another round Thursday.
    6 points
  9. It might be that Yellow Ball was on that other fairway and the Tour Speed decided to run away and join him for some adventures!?!?!
    5 points
  10. A nice start to the winter season in Yuma, AZ. Played my first round at Desert Hills. $15 for 18 walking . They just reopened today after overseeding, and the greens were left long and putts quite wonky... 0.2 on the Stimpmeter . #17, 164 yards over the lake. This was pure magic to watch and, while not my closest to the pin, not that far from jugging it.
    5 points
  11. 438 yard drive!!!!!! I CLEARLY landed on the cart path, TWICE, and the ball ended-up even with the front edge of the green, just off to the right. The hole was 456 on the GPS, and I walked it off from the middle. Crazy!!!! I should’ve driven back to the tee to get an official GPS reading.
    4 points
  12. I had one today with my brother that gave me a scare. Slightly uphill par 3, back pin. I hit a partial 8 iron and the ball was all over the pin the entire flight. We saw one hop, then it disappeared and I really thought I might have plunked it. Turns out I flew the green by about a yard, and the ball plugged which is why it disappeared so fast Still have my aceless membership card!
    4 points
  13. I am a Sugarloaf Social club buff. The way they play the game is so appealing to me. With friends, finding beauty in places we always don't look. There is an appreciation for 90's and 2000's gear that I grew up with and occasionally, they drop releases that I cannot resist. They got me for two wood covers and a putter cover. Hoping they arrive this week
    4 points
  14. So I ordered 9/20, and received 10/23; not too shabby…
    4 points
  15. Got out with @DiscipleofPenick for what could be the last round of the year at a pretty remote, but nice course (Sugar Bush). It was in the low 40's when we started and didn't warm up much. Two of those cars are ours. Old train car as a bridge. View from 16th (maybe?) green. 18th tee. I don't feel like I played that poorly, but short game was a disaster - I was +9 on two stinking holes thanks to skulled/shanked shots that were 50 yards or less. The course was playing pretty long due to the temps and wet ground. Ended up +23. Would love to play this course in warmer/drier weather.
    4 points
  16. One thing I noticed with my T300 set is that the set wedges are really good. I'm changing some stuff with my bag, so had a 48 (T300 wedge) and then a 60 degree TM wedge in the bag. (Normally I would have a 54 in there, and will soon). Didn't want to use the 60 more than needed, so when I was 60 to 70 yards out, hit partial 48 wedge shots and was putting those shots much closer to the hole than typical.
    3 points
  17. Thoughts on my game ......
    3 points
  18. I'm looking forward to this review. I've recently had the passing of my wife so this will be a well welcomed distraction during my grieving process. If you want to follow me during the review I will tell you a bit about my game. I play out of Denver so expect ball flights/ distances that could be a bit longer than the average golfer. I recently set up my skytrak unit at my house and while it is definitely a great unit I've noticed it can struggle with some of my high swing speeds and miss read it by about 5-12 mph it could be the way I have it set up but one of the things I plan on doing is comparing the balls to my current gamer the Vice Pro Plus. My swing speed on trackman last year which was definitely slower than I am now was about 107 for a regular driver and 115 for a nutted drive. I'm looking forward to taking about 50 good swings with each ball per club and identifying the data to see which ball is more consistent. I'm actually hoping these balls fit my game better than the Vice Pro Plus considering I can get them locally, they are known to have exceptional manufacturing standards, and additionally they will only be a small difference in price. I'm hoping the ball is consistent, long, and responsive around the greens. Considering we are coming up on fall golf, I can assume I may not be able to get out much to real courses and they will have very firm ground conditions, but I will be able to also play sim courses and I can play a ghost of myself on the courses. If anyone has any suggestions of what courses they want to see me play on the sim let me know. I also look forward to playing a few fall rounds where I live in the Denver Metro area. Most likely playing Murphy Creek, and Kennedy Golf Course considering the price/performance of the courses. Looking forward to interacting with all of you and feel very excited to do this test. -Jesse Edit: I forgot to mention my handicap, it's roughly an 8 but I used to be nearly a scratch golfer. I've been playing since I was 12 so 16 years now. The largest issues I have with my game are consistency considering I don't play 3-5 times a week like I did when I was in high school/college. My 8 handicap is mostly a guess but I do post my scores to thegrint whenever I remember. That being said I do have some moments of scratch golf that come out, and I also have some moments of looking like a hack, but that's the game we all love (hate).
    3 points
  19. I think it'd be a bit frustrating for golfers who have ordered and not received stuff in 2021, to see 2022 products coming out. I have a friend who's been waiting for a 425 driver for several months. Even though Ping is on a longer product into cycle - if it was my driver, I'd be furious to see sneak pics of a new Ping driver before I got my 'old' one.
    3 points
  20. Had the putter come in and then proceeded to put in a 60+ hour work week haha. Going to roll a couple today on my birdie ball putting mat.
    3 points
  21. Similar issue but mine was my front shoulder. Was moving too much up at impact instead of level. This was causing me to lose my angle with my hands and wrists making me deliver too much loft. Or at least that was how it was explained to me. I just took focus on more level shoulders and everything else fell in line. I like to feel like I am driving a wedge shot and who knew it was me and not the club.
    3 points
  22. The struggles continue. 81(41/40). I’m lost with driver swing… Just horrible. I didn’t hit a lot of greens because I was trying to recover from the rough, behind trees, etc.
    3 points
  23. Bacon wrapped pears, spatchcocked chicken, Wampus beans and smoked cream corn all in the Weekender yesterday.
    3 points
  24. Dinner last night was smokey lobster enchiladas topped with jack cheese, salsa, cilantro & bacon crumbles.
    3 points
  25. Yes, it stands for the shaft being stiff. You will also see X stickers, R stickers, and believe SR stickers for Senior. This used to be the standard practice of all the OEM's for major stores like Dick's Sporting Goods, but I don't seem to notice them on the clubs as much anymore.
    3 points
  26. I believe that’s just a sticker for the shaft so that would mean stiff .. I saw couple of these stickers on clubs I purchased in the past
    3 points
  27. I was up and down in my round yesterday, but did hit my 56 degree wedge high and dropped it within 2 feet from about 40-50 yards out. Felt
    3 points
  28. Heron point has been abandoned about 5 years now just sitting there. Man the last year it was in operation it was pitiful. You could hit a perfect drive in the fairway and hit one of those large pine cones and kick it Lord only knows where. Bad thing was on the 11th hole the aerator broke down on the green with a broke drive axle. That thing sat I know at least 2 months and someone told me the other day it is still there among the weeds. I liked the layout on that course and even played a round with no other than John Daly there. In latter years it was a locals course that escaped the tourist hoard. In prime tourist seasons you could get a tee time there and Island Green ( now closed too). We had a loose group that was put together to try to get it before it closed. The brains and money man ended up passing away from cancer. He was a retired investor and could make money. If he got in a deal people would jump in because he could make money. We had envisioned it with share holder status and it was going to be a locals only thing. My part of the buy in was I was going to draw a salary and fully vested to be the General Manager. When he passed our group was kinda rudderless and that deal fell apart quicker than a $100 jalopy. I believe to this day we could have made money with it because it had a nice clubhouse and nice restaurant faculity. It was in a golf community and the restaurant / bar would have did real well. The money guy had said if start up was less then 5 million he was going to finance it himself no banks involved. He was not the typical millionare he was just a regular guy and liked to hang out and play golf with regular folks like myself. He could have been a member of like the exclusive Dunes course or Debordeau but he liked the muni public type thing. Now the place is just laying there grown up and wasted. I think to what it may could have been. EDIT---- The money guy was a member at Indian Wells at the time and I remember they ticked him off one day and he told the staff he ought to buy the place CASH and fire everyone of them. This was before the Chinese Founders Group bought it. But about 6 months later another group bought it and cleaned house in the clubhouse anyhow. I remember one day he said sheet I should have bought it myself and one of the guys said and he could have done it too no sweat. When he passed his wife gave me a bunch golf equipment. I was going to sell it and give her the money you know the Biblical term about helping widows. She told me no. She also added ( she was a good Catholic) that that passage did not refer to a widow whose husband left her like over 30 million. Do not know if she was joking or not. She moved back up North Mass I think is where they were from
    3 points
  29. I fell asleep woke up to see Penn State sucks again
    3 points
  30. went to the golf store to try some more putters, trying to find the magic wand . Left feeling that I been there , done that and cant see myself paying for an expensive putter that I will only use once I looking closer at my own putting stroke and will try to get a lesson in putting for the first time . I'm feel Im better golfer when I try to control the speed more with my right shoulder girdle . Meaning I like to power the putter with my right shoulder , turning, rocking , whatever its called and try tto pace out my putting stroke with that in mind Also trying a metronome to even out the tempo and not to get to over accelerating and trying for more constant speed through the ball. I find the feeling I get is left hand seems control the face angle of my putter and right shoulder girdle control the tempo for most putts
    3 points
  31. Could have used that sign as a warning when I played the Pro Am on Thursday. Hit a few balls outside the ropes.
    3 points
  32. Yes, this is a *real* sign in Europe (friends were there recently) ...
    3 points
  33. The shaft leaning forward is the problem especially on the tightly shaved areas. You are probably changing your height thru the ball, getting quick in transition and yank the handle which is going to lead to the chunked shots, standing up is going lead to blading it. More than likely missing rotation in your motion. These are common mistakes many make. Ball should be played slightly forward unless trying to hit a low shot then play it back. Phil says playing a ball in the middle means one is indecisive on the shot they want to hit. A good video. Also worth the cost to buy his use the bounce 2.0 series on rebellion golf
    3 points
  34. Shaft is leaning forward, ball is in the center of my stance. My main thought is to maintain the “V” with my arms as I go back. My weight is forward, stance slightly open. I’m trying to get the club to the ball with my hands and shaft as close to possible as where they were at address (if that makes sense?) I want to keep my body and head still while pivoting the rear knee slightly. I know it sounds silly, but I can never replicate the practice strokes I take just prior to the shot. Something goes haywire with my forward stroke to the ball. I’m just as likely to chunk, blade or hit it well.
    3 points
  35. Played ok yesterday, my “swing de jour” is a flared front foot that allows an easier turn through. Making much better iron contact. Funny that driver is opposite and back foot flared. “Adele” continues to putt lights out. Not a silly number like the other day, but solid. best shots were a few monster drives, (275-285 is a monster for us old farts),but the memory was a 45 footer putt right to left back to right dropping in for a birdie. I was honestly just trying to get it to within 2 feet..
    3 points
  36. Kitchen remodel in the works! Still in the planning stage, but pics soon…
    3 points
  37. This is my favorite course in Cleveland. A true hidden gem that I used to play all the time with my dad. Now I live on the other side of town and it takes about 50 min to get there. The course was soft as we got unexpected rain overnight but it cleared out after the 2nd hole and we had the course basically to ourselves. And it didn't break 50 temp wise. I was playing a club more than normal on all shots. I hit 13 greens, no penalties, no birdies, 79. A great day though and a good possible end of the season.
    3 points
  38. Played River Heights yesterday morning by myself. It was both early and chilly so my son refused to get up to join me. His loss; it warmed up well enough and the course was nearly deserted. My best rounds seem to be solo rounds. I think it's because I have nothing else to focus on so I'm locked in a little better. Yesterday was no different as I shot a new PB of 44/48 for a 92. And it could have been a little better; I had 39 putts including a couple four-putts. Tale of two holes...hole 3 I missed the fairway by about a foot, put my 3 wood on the little ridge before the giant weed bunker and then put my wedge about a foot from the pin for a tap in birdie: Next hole I used my 5 wood to get on the green and proceeded to four putt for a double. It was like that all day...had a four putt double on one hole and a 1 putt double on a different one. I also had a five hole stretch where I played +1. All in all a great day. I played well and still felt like I left strokes on the table.
    3 points
  39. It is all about the angles-- I had to point that out to one of my shootout partners yesterday. One of my frequent partners is a lefty 74 years old. He is athletic and really hits the ball well. He also putts good. He played with us yesterday. One of the other players was discussing with me the angle on the putt and how the lefty read it. I told him lefty read it right from his angle that he had a differnt set up and start for the putt than we did. I brought up something when the round was over and we were eating--- How many times have you seen a right handed player move in behind Mickelson to see the roll of a putt after he putted? No one could recall it and I told them and you will not see Mickleson step in behind a righty either. The only reason I caught on is because I can somewhat putt left handed with a Bulls Eye or Cash In putter and I stress on the last somewhat putt left handed
    2 points
  40. We came very close to buying one of those Octagon shaped houses there about 15 years ago. My wife and I were playing and she saw one for sale around #1 she copied the info. She called the Real Estate people with the info wanting to view it. The bubblehead that answered the phone had no Idea of what she was talking about and my wife had the address listing number and all. Bubblehead babbled something and my wife said never mind. About a MONTH later the agent called my wife and she was already mad. She told him we would not buy a house from a Real Estate company that would hire someone as dumb as that bubblehead. Yep we reflect that Bubblehead did us a favor. Another catch at Island Green they have 6 different HOAs there-- Part of the reason the course is closed now is because there was and still is some contriversy about the only road in and out of there. Yep it is grown up there now and unless you know you can not tell there was ever a course there same thing over at Heron Point. A guy I know had a condo over on #6 tee you could actually drive your cart on the porch. He ended up taking a bath on that deal. He did sell it took a bath and moved back to his native Virginia.
    2 points
  41. With leaks all around and new glimpses of products popping up all over the world wide web there will certainly be more and more buzz coming out about the upcoming drivers for this season. What are your favorite or more anticipated drivers coming up? Side note: As we don't want to upset or cross any embargos for OEMs feel free to comment, but lets not add pictures until OEM's have officially released photos to everyone. Who knows maybe some of them could be coming to MGS testing next season!
    2 points
  42. Well, after 9 months of almost no rain, we are finally getting some. We sure need it!! Started Friday night, but quit before our round on Saturday morning. Rained last night, and I think the heavy stuff is going to come down about the time we are/were to tee off. Getting caught in the rain on the course is one thing, but I'm not one to head out to play in the rain. If it lets up a little, maybe a quick nine later.
    2 points
  43. It does seem as though we may finally get an "outsider" into the playoffs this year. Perhaps just an aftermath of the Covid chaos, but definitely way more movement within most of the conferences. If Cincinnati runs the table and does not get in, that is going to create a ton of chatter and increased pressure for revising the playoff format.
    2 points
  44. Your new GC3 launch monitor and the computer to run the sim software? Oh wait, that was my delivery. My bad.
    2 points
  45. I'm in agreement with you. Firm tightly mowed surfaces around the green and hard packed sand is difficult with a club with a lot of bounce. I run into the same thing on my course. They have been working on the bunkers one at a time. You can go from fluffy sand in one to hard pack in another. With 36 bunkers to do it is taking quite a while when they only do a few a season. I've found the most consistent shot is with a square face. Any time I try to open up the SW it bounces off the turf or hard pack and I wind up skulling the ball. Since I went to a square face about two years ago it has been working great. I even went and picked up a SW with less bounce and a more diverse grind. It worked great for the tight lies and firm sand but was horrible in the fluffy stuff. I went back to my other wedge because my percentage of saves was higher.
    2 points
  46. scotty cameron YSC shaft for my pro platinum refinish build
    2 points
  47. I know your frustration especially with the short game. This is what I have been working on for the past year+ and while I ma better it still isn't where I want it to be. I can hit the ball pretty well during my practice and warmup sessions and a about 70/30 when playing. All I can say is keep practicing your low point and wrist angles.
    2 points
  48. I did some work with the Odyssey this evening rolling some putts on the PuttOut trying to make some perfect putts and recording how many attempts it took to make one from each distance. I started at one foot and moved back every time I made one. It took 2 attempts to get one at 1 foot, 20 at 2, 30 at 3, and I tried 20 times to get one in at 4 before my wife had supper ready and I had to put the mat away. Untitled - Sequence 01 21.mp4 I'm not really disappointed at my performance, it was a good chance to get a feel of how to make putts at these distances and I was impressed that I really had only 2/72 putts that might not have gone in on the course. I think it really showed me how well this putter is working for me so far.
    2 points
  49. Yes it would... and we would have banned you from this thread with malice topped with envy.
    2 points
  50. I thought today was the day to part company with you all in this thread. But no.... Denied. Just one more revolution. Hole #14 158 yards to center, pin was up front played it for 140 yards with a 9 iron.
    2 points
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