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  1. ok, I am back from my trip and got to play 3 times so far this week. I am also using the Edel E.A.S. putter I was custom fit into 3 weeks ago, and I have completed my fitting review and will get it posted this weekend. Hint ( its awesome) So Im playing well, and shooting low. and putting pretty darn good. Had 4 birdies on Monday, that round was sick. Today was kinda ho hum compared to Monday, but still a decent game. Its just nice to get back to it.
    5 points
  2. I haven't been able to get out and hit balls this week between the heat and some rain. Getting off work and coming home to 95 with high humidity is tough. Plus, I don't have a ton of shade in my yard and where I do, it slopes. I have spent the week working on getting better wrist set earlier in my backswing. Any time I pass a club, I'm picking it up and working on it. The funny thing is, I think when I started this game I was doing it right. My thought now is to keep my right palm facing the ground longer as I'm taking the club back and naturally letting everything sync up after that. The new overlap grip is coming along nicely and I'm planning on taking it to the course with me tomorrow. I don't expect miracles, I'm actually expecting things to go around average. The important thing to me is to be able to stick with the results of what I'm doing right now and start building a foundation for a better swing. My plan is to play bogey golf mentally and not be disappointed by anything that happens and just have fun. I'm getting to play another round with a buddy from work and his son, who is new to the game, and root them on.
    5 points
  3. Enjoying an old fashioned with a cigar tonight
    4 points
  4. This is shaping up to be the year of the EDEL
    4 points
  5. Hydration and nutrition are underrated on-course during a round. It’s ALWAYS a good idea to consume something during your round to keep the body AND brain going. I always take an Uncrustable, Clif bar, Powerbar, something, for the back nine. Crucial. Next, I NEVER write down scores. I specifically use the Golfshot app for recording my score because it doesn’t show a running total to par. Beyond that, I got nothing because my brain is my number one enemy. I play “golf shot”, not golf.
    4 points
  6. When you take the changes you are working on to the course, it will feel weird and you will likely hit bad shots. Don't be upset; this is going to take time. Playing with a buddy, you are going to want to play the best you can, and that will likely mean you will revert to your old swing. Go ahead and play with it if your changes aren't working out, but get right back to the drills as soon as possible. It's tough to make major changes during "golf season" because we want to be outside playing as much as possible. Soon, a change will start to feel "normal" if you keep doing it. First, that will probably be your overlap grip. Then the wrist set will start to feel better. Take one step at a time. Have fun!!!
    2 points
  7. This thought just crossed my mind. I spent hours, days probably filtering this kind of crap out of my social media accounts. You know where people are flaunting themselves acting like dummies… I really don’t understand it. The idiots jumping their carts into sand traps, or running people over breeds this kind of disrespect IMO. Im not that old, but I was taught manners, today’s children… with the world at their finger tips on cellphones……. Way too much stuff they shouldn’t see gets through. That’s why my wife and I are known as the “jerks” (probably) because we don’t let them have phones. Ok. Done.
    2 points
  8. @ncwoz you must have been watching the Freddie Couples highlights that they put in the socials… he is the king of that stuff. Nice par!!
    2 points
  9. My shot of the day came on a par 5 after a great drive and then so so wedge that left me in the greenside bunker. I was short sided, probably 15 feet of bunker to the lip, 5 feet of fringe and 10 feet of green, all running away. Tried a little 1/4 swing and...chunked it 2 feet forward. Set up similar and...chunked it 2 feet again. Tried not to loose my mind, and decided to open the face waaaay wide to pop it up and take distance off that way instead of the shorter swing. Made a nice committed swing, and holed it! Driver - gap wedge - lob wedge - lob wedge - lob wedge par. Not quite how I drew it up
    2 points
  10. A friend and I are taking advantage of a "stay and play" deal offered by a country club in Canton (Glenmoor, for the locals) - 2 rounds of golf and a night of lodging on site for $215. The course is a Nicklaus design. Today was round 1. I started birdie, par, par, and piped the drive on 4. The swing felt relaxed and effortless. Then the wheels feel off for a while - bogey, double, double. Ended up with a 42 on the front. The back was going pretty well until 16. Easy enough hole on paper, but I flared my second into a pond. Drop and hit my wedge long into a bunker behind the green. It plugged below the back lip - no choice but to go almost sideways to get a club on the ball. Slope of the green took it into the rough in front of the green, almost back into the pond. Chip and 2-putt for an eight. Finished with a 46 on the back for an 88. Overall I was very pleased with my play, thinking about what could have been.... The course itself is gorgeous. A very nice layout with pretty generous fairways. I'm in terrible cell coverage so I'll post a couple pics after tomorrow's round.
    2 points
  11. Yeah, the Garmin definitely has my attention too….but Foresight’s involvement in the Bushnell makes it intriguing for sure. If I could get the Garmin right now I would probably already have it in the garage
    2 points
  12. I really want one of these PLM…but which one to get? Mevo, Mevo+, Rapisdo, Garmin, or wait to see what the Bushnell unit looks like and sells for?? Im so confused!
    2 points
  13. Bag change. New #1 in play. Current ZX7 driver is really great when I hit the center and am swinging well. I shot my career low this summer with this club. I also have more than one round in the upper 80's with it. I need something a little more consistent for competitive play, soooooo....... TaylorMade SIM 2 MAX. 9° Graphite Design Tour MT 6 S. Can't wait to take it to the course.
    2 points
  14. This! So many other reasons, but a LOT of this!
    2 points
  15. Thawed out some ground turkey today and made some sausage from it. Turned out pretty good and had a side of gluten free buttered noodles
    2 points
  16. Mentioned this shot in another thread. Finally found the middle of this thing I think. I had set up for a little fade, but aimed improperly it seems. Missed the fairway, but if it would have kicked forward I would have made the green. Now, just need to remember how to find the center of Mr. 3 Iron…
    2 points
  17. I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes. We were able to get home in time when he was still lucid and coherent. He passed yesterday morning…38 years old, leaves behind 8 and 5 year old sons. So incredibly sad. But, again, thank you again for all the support here…great community of friends.
    2 points
  18. I played 9 at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah the other day. First hole, stroked a drive over a fairway bunker, 54* to about 3 feet... rolled in the putt for the first bird in a long time. Second hole, approach was long, missed a 4' par putt... bogey. Third hole (par 5), lost 2 drives, hit a nice 6i to about 80 yards, lost two balls from there for a 10. I stuck an 8i from 177 to 4' for my second birdie on 5. Hole 8 was the worst. I hit a drive 310 perfectly down the middle, 139 into the green. Airmailed my approach and settled for a bogey. Two more lost drives on 9 (both decent shots, but one was right and one went through the fairway). That round pretty much sums up my golf game these days. I need to work on distances. I thought I had them dialed, but then sometimes I just hammer it even when I'm trying to swing easy. I almost always hit long, so maybe I need to club down. It sure was pretty out there though!
    2 points
  19. 7.28.2021 Had a great day on the Thousand Islands Golf Club Lake Course and didn't realize just how well I was playing. The SwingU app I have used since 2014 dutifully recorded a 47 on the front 9 and then a 42 on the back 9 for a total 18 hole score of 89. The reality hit me like a hammer when I realized I broke through the 90 level for the first time ever! Totally awed and still hearing my son Patrick's words (as he was driving us back to the clubhouse just over a mile from the Lake Course 18th green, "did you score each hole as you always do?" to help me wrap my mind around it. And the answer was of course "yes" as the creature of habit I am. One birdie and one par, the rest single and double bogies. Awesome day, awesome weather, awesome spending it with my son, and awesome surprise after touching the 'close and save' feature on the app... I think I will keep playing golf lol
    2 points
  20. Dinner last night was chicken, jack cheese, cilantro & salsa verde mix stuffed in a poblano pepper and topped with more cheese and a fresh corn, avocado & lime salsa. #Spicy
    2 points
  21. Looking forward to getting mine. Email from my rep this week said it’s probably September for our shipment
    1 point
  22. That was just hypothetical. I haven’t taken a single warm up shot/putt and only like 3 practice swings since May. Ive never been much for warm up putts. Never enjoyed that part of the game, but as the pieces come together, I need to figure out how to maximize my efforts on the green. Have been putting in a little practice, but not in the areas I need to focus on. 30 minutes from the range, and completely our of the way makes it difficult to set aside the time. That’s why I am looking forward to that simulator. Practice every day on full shots. I could hit up to a full 58° without losing a ball out in the yard.
    1 point
  23. Same with varying green speeds while on the course. Greens roll different speeds based on time of day and sun exposure. Doesn't always work, but you roll it on the practice green to hope you get your speed dialed in with what the course is playing; verifies the feels for the day.
    1 point
  24. Fortunately I don't have a place to put one so I am not pressured to buy one. Searching for a house and having an appropriate space is part of the requirements. My short list right now is probably Skytrak, Mevo+, Garmin, and Busnell Sad that you have a Skytrak just sitting unused and neglected What does play a course mean? Do you want it to be simulator like with visuals that look like a course? Or what I believe the garmin will offer which is an overhead view of the course that you can hit simulated shots?
    1 point
  25. Yeah Yeah, going on week 2 of living out of a suitcase staying with family. August 3rd we will move in. Thanks for the b-day wishes everyone.
    1 point
  26. Simple. You know how far a ball rolls if you take the putter back to inside of trail foot and have normal follow thru, same if you take it to mid foot or outside of foot. Now when you get on the course you adjust length based on speed of greens.
    1 point
  27. All of them!! I try to make everything, but the key is to leave the next putt in the 2 foot range….why would you not try to make them all?
    1 point
  28. PW is 46 and I play it to 125ish. GW is 50 and it is my 110 club. SW is 56 and is my 85 club. I use it from 30 to 85. Anything less can be any of them based on lie and type of shot needed. I've been missing the 100 yard club to fill the 85-100 yard need and I get that shot a lot so I just added a 52.
    1 point
  29. I have one. I've been able to play twice a week, an occasional third round. I tee off at sunup on Sat & Sun. Luckily I've been at home through all of COVID-19 and my wife works for herself out of the house. So I can still get to the course. The problem is practice time. I bought a BirdieBall mat so putting while the kid sleeps has been easy. I've been to the driving range once this year, not that I was much of a range rat anyways. Once they're old enough, I'm getting clubs in their hands.
    1 point
  30. Shot of the day for me wasn’t a flashy one. The 4-Hybrid (or well my TSi3 3-hybrid set to 21* and flat) off the tee on the third hole. If I looked at a map of all my shots on this hole you’d see a lot of shots that ended up left from over drawing. It was so nice to see the straight/fade off the tee with the hybrid to the center of the fairway.
    1 point
  31. Its easier to go have beers with my buddies than telling my wife I'm going to the bar.
    1 point
  32. One of my brothers had been dealing with severe depression and anxiety for a few years now, and he had gone to two treatment facilities recently to try and get some help. We thought he was going to turn the corner, but it got to be too much for him, so he took his own life today. Doctors and therapists tried everything, and nothing was working. Meds never got him even-keeled, and anxiety had taken over. Please, look after those who fall into depression and get them help as soon as possible. Growing-up, he was my hero. He leaves behind a special needs daughter and his wife. If you’re the prayerful type, please say a prayer for his soul, and one for his wife and daughter. Sad, sad day….
    1 point
  33. ... Yup, you can't help but conjure up Al Czervik as rich, ignorant, obnoxious and a perfect target audience customer. Clearly PXG has plenty of sales so it is working with some golfers. Of course there are those that could not care less about a commercial and base their purchase on looks at address and performance.
    1 point
  34. Happy Birthday guys!! May you get what you wish for! @Thin2win Chris, is moving into your new house your birthday wish?
    1 point
  35. It's akin to those old Go Daddy commercials Parsons used to put out during the Super Bowl. They target a specific audience. I'm obviously not that audience.
    1 point
  36. I'll be really curious to see how the pandemic affects the endangered equity stock membership model along with private country club type models in general. From what I've seen, private golf clubs are still doing okay but clubs that are still using equity memberships were starting to languish as the older members started passing away and weren't there to make the growing annual assessments. I see a future of more private clubs that have a more golf centric focus instead of offering the "country club" amenities of pools, restaurants/bars, tennis courts, etc. However, it will be interesting to see if the new younger members decide to stick it out and give the old country clubs a shot in the arm. I know the types and success of country clubs is largely dependent on regional and local factors but I'll be curious to see if the surge in golf gives a boost to these clubs.
    1 point
  37. Well as Mark mentioned we got out for out morning round this AM. I have really nothing to complain about this round. Pretty solid round for me, and I’m very happy with the Epic Max LS off the tee. Average 257 off the tee (more on that in a moment) and after missing 3 of the first 4 fairways I hit the last 3 with some really good drives. 5 GIR is another solid number for me. I have one three putt (on the same hole as last time too) which was frustrating, but the greens were much faster today, and I left myself in a really bad spot with a downhill bending putt that just kept running past the hole. I almost made the comeback putt but missed for the tap in 3 putt. I only had two real errors, on the last two holes. My second after a great drive on the par 5 was fat and didn’t advance the ball well. I dropped a second ball down and had the right club, ended up on the green and made “birdie” with that ball and bogey with mine (that damn 3-putt!). Then my tee shot on the par 3 9th was terribly fat and toey. Ball went into a creek so I re-teed and hit a great shot to about 8 feet and made the one-putt bogey. Another bad swing or two but really I felt pretty good today. Now, the Epic Max LS and Motore X combo performed really good today. Missed my first 3 fairways with it, but hit the last 3 and was never really in a terrible spot. One I had to hit a punch under some branches. But the highlight was in the consistency: With the exception of the 7th, every drive was 260+ This is exactly what I saw in my fitting, and should highlight the forgiveness in that head. On top of that, the 7th hole is a uphill par 4, and the course was still wet. I went back in history and my longest on that hole was only 263. So the Max LS performed awesome. The strokes gained figure at the top of this post really highlighted it for me. It’s the first time all year that my driving has been positive strokes gained against a scratch golfer (hey we all have goals right!?). That honestly surprised me, but I’m stoked to see that having an impact right away.
    1 point
  38. Congrats @Berg Ryman, @jddaigneault, @KCLeo12, and @TxTwinDad+2 on the selection! Enjoy the testing process!
    1 point
  39. Got to try my friend's 'golf scooter' for one hole last night. It was fun but I was happy to get back into my cart. The fun factor would wear off pretty quickly for me since there's no sun or rain protection. Plus I could see my back hurting quickly since there's no support. But for one hole it was still fun.
    1 point
  40. Congrats to those testers selected, looking forward to your driver reviews and the service!
    1 point
  41. CONGRATULATIONS @KCLeo12 @Berg Ryman @jddaigneault @TxTwinDad+2 Enjoy your new drivers!!!
    1 point
  42. A good mental exercise to help NOT focus on the entire round is to treat every 3 holes as a game. Your goal would be to shoot 13 or better on 3 holes. At the end of the 3 holes, you forget about the last 3, and play the next 3 holes with the same goal. Repeat for the entire 6 groups of 3 holes. Again, don't worry if you don't shoot well on 3 holes, move on to the next 3 and only think about those 3 holes. BTW, the reason that I chose 13 as your target for each group of 3 is that if you achieve an average of 13 strokes for each group of 3 holes (maybe 11 on one group, 15 on another and so on, but it averages out as 13/group), you will shoot 79. This will help you narrow your focus to a smaller range. Try it. The hard part is getting a bad group out of your head, but that's the same as when we take a big number on a hole and can't shake it from our thoughts.
    1 point
  43. Learn course management and also your game management. They go hand in hand with what I mentioned earlier. The 6” between the ears is everyone’s worst enemy. Learn to control it
    1 point
  44. if i’m being honest, it can be any of these. i think the big problem is compounding mistakes once the bad shots show up. bad drive on 6 and then trying to hit a hero shot on to or close to the green instead of punching out to a clean lie and accepting that getting out of there with bogey is a good outcome.
    1 point
  45. This happened to me yesterday… Par, Par, Par, Bogey, Double, Par, Bogey, Par, Bogey. Normally, the double would have sent me into a very downward spiral as my temper got the best of me. Instead, the next hole I have myself and easy look at par. After a bad hole, I make sure that I hit the fairway on the next one. Whether that is using an iron or 3 wood, but something that gives me a look at the green. Compounding mistakes is what causes me the biggest problems. Like hitting it under a tree, giving myself a good look after a chop out… then chunking the heck out of the next one… moral of the story… Find a calming shot for the next tee. Might be hammering the H out of the ball like Rahmbo.
    1 point
  46. My Wilson Staff D-7 Wedge is 45*, so I carry the Cleveland Zipcores in 50/54/58. The 50* is my 90-100 yard club, the 54* is my 80-90 yard club and the 58* is my 65-75 yard club, all at full swing. At half swing, I get 40 yards from the 54* and 50 yards from the 50*. The 58* is my sand wedge.
    1 point
  47. I immediately thought of you when I read Jason's thread... very cool Tom! Jason, I hear lots of positive things about Monte and I'm sure you'll start seeing benefits from his instructional aids. If I can offer one bit of advice it would be not to let the want for improvement overshadow enjoying the game. Good luck!
    1 point
  48. I'm actually thankful that my mom smacked me whenever I misbehaved. But I don't believe it's limited to the boomers. I've taught my kids to greet wherever they go. Last week we were at the golf club and crossed paths with an older couple. My kids greeted them with a simple "good morning" and were ignored. You try explaining to a 7 and 4 y.o. why even after being polite, they didn't even get a hello back. It's a f****** crazy world we live in. I enrolled my 7 y.o. daughter in judo and jiujitsu lessons. I won't always be around when a creep shows up. My son is only 4, but he already knows to respect a girl, no touching, etc... Back to the topic, those involved should be banned for good.
    1 point
  49. Greetings all, A solid thank you to MyGolfSpy, Edel putters, my fellow testers, and the vast army of the MGS family. A few days after my fitting I had to fly out of state to help my siblings deal with an ongoing family medical emergency, and I’ll be returning home tomorrow morning. MGS staff member GolfSpy MPR stepped up to assure me that taking care of my family was without doubt, #1 on their list of concerns, and that MGS will always be there. Unfortunatly, life has a way of testing us all, and often presents us with situations we would prefer not to have to go thru, yet as the saying goes, “that’s life”, so deal with it. And so that’s what we do. Not a pretty thing sometimes, yet it is, what it is… I urge everyone here to take a moment to look around you and to appreciate and cherish your family and friends. Tell the people you love, that you love them. You might not get another chance and it’s good for the soul. Anyways, I’ll be back tomorrow, and will catch up on this thread with gusto, as I have a newfound appreciation of just how lucky I am to be able to play this game as often as I want, with a clear mind and a still reasonable physical ability to do so. May your putts be true, Sluggo
    1 point
  50. Any body in the Minneapolis area, Victory Links is playing fantastic right now.
    1 point
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