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  1. 6 points
    Tuesday was the day.... it was it. I took a vacation day went to a course out in the country to enjoy the fall colors and was playing a leisurely round by myself. Started bogey then went 6 straight pars.... I was 3 over after 12 (3 bogies/9 pars-I can't make a birdie to save my life but that's another story) Thinking that I have a really good chance to do the break-80 thing. Got to 13 and errrrhhhh...backed up.... shoot... there goes my rhythm.... I can still do this I tell myself.... relax. bogey-par-bogey-par-bogey.... dammit.... 6 over. just need a bogey or better on 18. Par 4 465 from the tips with wind in my face and the ground is saturated. Hit a good drive/not great/and ball plops down in wet and soggy fairway. I know I've got to hammer a 3 wood to get it on the green and have a chance with the wind blowing and it being really wet. So ... I swing too hard with my 3, top the ball and end up with a double for an 80.... 39/41.... FML. it's just not meant to happen; I was playing from the tips and hit so many good shots... almost all of the fairways, on/near greens in reg, great chips, sand saves.... other than adding a couple birdies in there I don't know if I could have done much more. I only had 1 bad swing and it cost me severely. ::sad face:: ::I hate this game::
  2. 6 points
    Maui, Wailea Gold Course Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 5 points
    anyone else keep their scorecards? I have kept all of mine from day 1 Sent from my SM-G900W8 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. 5 points
    I'm sure more than just me would interested in seeing your design
  5. 5 points
    As my brother keeps telling me "no-one ever said on their death bed, I wish I'd spent more time at work!" Enjoy the game, you're worth it!
  6. 5 points
    So, I asked my wife when she started keeping scorecards. I never did. She pulls out 2 boxes of scorecards dating back to 2004 which was the year we started living together. The first one was our trip to Orlando where we played in a tournament at Grande Pines, then we played at Shingle Creek and ChampionsGate. Every year since then we would go on a week long business trip in July, and a two week trip in January or February. We travel to play golf so we have a lot of scorecards! In October 2015 I retired and we joined our current club for 2016. She has every scorecard for rounds that we played together for the last 3 years. We need another box!
  7. 5 points
    At the tail end of a 16 hour day today I got an email for a golf invite to Trump Westchester on Friday. My first thought was to say no due to work commitments and then well I sent my admin an email and let her know I was taking Friday off. Haven’t hit a ball in over two weeks but it is one of my favorite tracks so why not? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. 5 points
  9. 5 points
    43 40 31 Putts... no 3 putts until number 18! ARGH 33% FIR 22% GIR Struggling with my driver again but my irons have been able to help make up for some poor tee shots. Best round there so far. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Yes, can you please make your signature a little smaller?
  12. 4 points
    Played some fall golf outside of Worcester MA on Tuesday and loved the colors of the trees...I like they're fake 'coyote(?)' to keep the geese away!
  13. 4 points
    I agree. Something should be done. @Undershooter30 and I talked about it and we've found new managers for those teams. Everyone please welcome @mpatrickriley and @GeekingGolf to the league. They've agreed to fill the lineups every week and are allowed to make moves and win games just like normal owners.
  14. 4 points
    Most of us enjoy watching the Class of 2011 on the pro tour. I have had the opportunity to watch the future classes of golfers on a much lower level, but never the less, more enjoyable on a personal level. A close friend of mine has a grandchild that is the number 3 player on his high school team as a freshman. A year of so ago, my friend and I were playing golf and he noticed some improvement in my game and asked how he heck did that happen. I told him that I was taking lessons from a local PGA teaching pro. He then asked me to see if the pro would be willing to work with a youngster because he saw the natural talent in his grandson. So I asked the pro and he responded that he loved to work with young golfers one on one. Not only has the pro been working with the youngster but he is super enthused doing so. My friend and I constantly discuss the youngster's progress, My friend also knows that I have an interest in his progress. So he said to me that it would be helpful if someone other than his grandfather and his instructor would support and encourage him. Last week I went with my friend to watch his grandson and his teammates compete in the local high school championship which they won and his grandson had the third lowest score of all the players most of whom were seniors. Yesterday, I went to watch them compete in the eastern shore district championship. While another school beat them by one stroke in the team total, they never the less did qualify for the coming State championship in their division. While I was at those tournaments to support my friend's grandson, I found that I genuinely enjoyed watching all the youngsters play. I saw the personal relationships that they had developed over the season of play beyond their teammates and the sportsmanship that they displayed. I realized that I am watching some "really good kids" both as golfers and future adults. While since my days of playing a team sport times have changed, it seems that the values and lessons learned by participating in athletics and on a team have not diminished. While my friend and I have no illusions about his grandson playing on a Division I college team or every being a pro, I find it extremely rewarding and enjoyable to support youngsters in their athletic and team activities even if they are not your child. Most likely you will be supporting some "really good kids" that will be needed in our future.
  15. 4 points
    *raises hand while being a slight bit ashamed* I have a large tote with all of my scorecards. Over 30 courses and scores from 73-116. 116 was my first 18 hole round. They also serve as stat trackers. I keep track of FIR, GIR, and putts. It has been really neat to see my progress from early scorecards to more recent ones.
  16. 4 points
    Wow I've never kept a single one sometimes they don't even last a whole round. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  17. 4 points
    Played a short 9-hole course I hadn't played in a long time. Only had my practice wedges and an old putter with me as I was originally headed to a short Par 3 but got re-routed due to construction. This is a pretty short course, too .. just looked it up and it's only 1930 yds .. so with a PW as my longest club figured it would be good practice. And it was. Generally kept the ball moving towards the green and, despite a lot of very thin grass and mud, chipped/pitched onto the greens well enough. Think I made more bogies today - which for me is good - than any other round so far, so I guess I'll have to play this way more often!
  18. 4 points
    It really is saying something. The 400 is very good. But it doesn’t have s thing over this for me. Additional note: Our Superintendent saw me on the course today came up to talk. I told him ti take a swing with it. Cold out of his cart in his boots and no warmups. He hit a drive 20 yards past where he normally is on that hole. He just looked at me and said “Holy MF’er, what the hell is this thing?” He couldn’t believe it and followed me to the next hole. Same thing. Two more just as long. We’ll see if he places an order tomorrow. Ha Bridgestone Tour B JGR Driver and HF2 irons Pre Release Testing
  19. 4 points
    Okay, it's time for a bit of an update on these irons. There were two particularly important questions people had with these irons. 1) How well would the black finish last 2) Could we really believe Hogan that the long-irons are easy to hit high? So, let's give you a quick mid-term. Here's my pitching wedge, it's hit probably a little over 400 shots by this point. This is it immediately after tonight's practice session. And here's that same club after a quick spit and wipe down. It still looks almost like new so far Impressive to me, so far and they remain beautiful. Far more important to most of us, though. With those ultra-thin long iron blades, can you really trust in them to fly high? VID_51310804_072447_399.mp4
  20. 3 points
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say@PMookie is digging these clubs since he just put some MP18 SC's in the classified section? Sent from my BLN-L24 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. 3 points
    Going to need a hip replacement with all that power in the swing! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. 3 points
    I was going to make an inappropriate joke about Big Max, given my screen name, but thought better of it....
  23. 3 points
    Great story, kids need the personal interaction and positive support from adults. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. 3 points
    Don't feel bad! I reached 101 last Sunday; only time since I started. I just finished my last session of Week 2 today. Not a whole lot of improvement, but going back to day 1, the trend is a slight gain across the board. About what I would expect. That's why it's a 72 week program!!! Here are my maximums at the end of Week 2. Light Medium Heavy
  25. 3 points
    oh I feel your pain! 3 times this year I thought I was going to break through the seemingly impenetrable wall of 80 only to hit it square on the head. The killer is when you find yourself looking back at the dozen or so missed opportunities throughout the round. Breaking 80 is one of my 2018 golf goals.. have less than 3 months to catch that unicorn!
  26. 3 points
    I've welcomed a lot of people and I felt like I was doing it just to get more posts and hit higher numbers. I felt like I was not being original or really welcoming. Also I noticed that no matter how many I welcomed and said stick around to not many did so I gave up. I didn't want to just keep saying welcome for numbers and then nothing after that and their test entry. Now the ones I welcomed and stayed around made me want to keep doing so but that was less than 10%. I also noticed that there were a lot of copy and paste welcomes when I tried to type something different as much as I could. So it is a combo of things that made me feel this way not just one. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  27. 3 points
    You win lol.... The only positive I would see out of that is duck hunting in flooded timber but I'm a redneck and think of things like that. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  28. 3 points
    I sort of agree with you and have gone through phases where I welcome the new comers or get a bit irritated when the mobile feed gets filled up with responses to the intros. For me, the responses to my intro had no bearing on whether I stuck around or not. It was the content in other areas the made me want to stay and learn. For giggles, I found my intro thread and re-read the 12 responses - there was nothing earth-shattering that made me stick around. I believe it is important to actually read the intros and respond to something that interests you, but not necessarily the copy/paste replies I have been guilty of doing in the past.
  29. 3 points
    I only keep memorable courses. On my local traks I dont even use a card as I use sn app to keep it all.
  30. 3 points
    I understand this mindset and dislike it at the exact same time. It makes sense to not want to waste brain power or the time being introduced to someone who you may never see again or who is just trying to “win” something. However, for a new person, showing them the welcoming community and culture that has been established at MGS is important. It’s why I stuck around and am trying to provide value. I was welcomed with open arms and no judgement and want to show that to others as well. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  31. 3 points
    I'll do my follow up this weekend as there's one or two more things I need to do before I can give my final thoughts.
  32. 3 points
    Into hour number 14 today of building budgets and cash flow schedules. I miss the days that I just reviewed this stuff and was not the author.
  33. 3 points
    Just wanted to give you guys some info on how the training is going. I did a session Tuesday night and I'm seeing an improvement, especially left handed. There's still a bit of a gap between hands, but the left side is getting closer in some drills to my starting SS of 89mph. I'm a little flustered that I'm having difficulties reaching 100, especially with my lightest club on the first swings. I have to remind myself that I'm doing these after working all day and most of the gas is out of the tank. I'm hoping to get in another session Thursday if the rain holds off and play Saturday. I probably won't have Arccos data, because the course isn't in the system. I've contacted them and they are going to map it. Their customer service is great! I hope any of you that are reading this that are affected by the hurricane are safe and our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  34. 3 points
    I change putters because all of the putters I use are no good, and you know as well as I do, it has to be the putter, because it can’t be the putter.
  35. 2 points
    WOW, that’s a lot of water... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  36. 2 points
    My lefty slice would definitely track towards them
  37. 2 points
    I actually submitted a design for this 2nd season. I have no idea what the criteria were for choosing the 16, but I'm sure my video lacked flair or something. Maybe I'm biased towards myself, but I think the design I had was sound, and I'm praying it doesn't somehow get "influenced" into these finalists. (i'm sure they can do whatever they want with my submission). That's all I'll say for now, as I'm already working on next year's plan, if there's a chance they have a season 3. I think the Roswell has the greatest chance to make it, provided the crown can be strong enough to push enough weight below. The Inifinty channel is gimmicky but that's what will pull people in if it can be made to be effective. The bone tissue top design thing is going to be interesting. I'm waiting for the returning guy to get cut. I'm stoked for his drive, but he seems to be a bit too sure of himself and his design. I mean, you have to convince yourself your design is amazing, but it seems like he's not taking criticism and advice well.
  38. 2 points
    Wish we had links golf over here.
  39. 2 points
    I know and hate that hole at Connaught! Can't ever seem to get the tee shot right, and every time I have played there, that hole has always been into the wind. Other than that, I really like everyone's stage 1 reviews and I'm looking forward to the stage 2's. I just bought a set of these i500s and so far I'm very happy. Can't wait to see the changes between the i500s and my old set compare to what others are seeing in their testing!
  40. 2 points
    Now that I put the Stan Thompson’s in my bag I’m having even better results. I’m not sure the loft but the 4-wood is backweighted with lead and the ball gets way up in the air. 215 yards with a nice steep landing that holds the green. Better than any hybrid I’ve ever tried. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  41. 2 points
    My first ever officially scored round I started 4,3,7,9,10. I had everything from birdie to septruple bogey (7 over). My Split was 60/42. I think that's the only 10 I've had. Thankfully things have improved since then. Another round at the same course years later I had an eagle followed by a quad.
  42. 2 points
    Lately for me it’s hitting a fairway Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  43. 2 points
    Taking the skates off after a long night out on the ice. Oh. Golf. Making a putt after missing the first one.
  44. 2 points
    I don’t think this was predetermined, they made the offer for 6 designers to group together to make 3 separate teams, and they would choose the 2 best of those 3, essentially the ones that said no sealed their fate, the judges said that the design wasn’t good enough to go through on their own, and would be better suited if you were to team up and combine designs. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to read between the lines /partner up, or go home/ that was the message, and that is exactly what happened. That said, I am intrigued by some of these designs. One of the things I am looking at while I watch: does the contestant have a team attitude, meaning, do they work well with the designers, do they listen to critique, and willing to make the necessary changes, the winner will come from the 2-3 contestants that have that attitude. I have an idea who I think will be in the final 3 just by listening to them interact with the judges and their demeanor while speaking with the “experts”.
  45. 2 points
    If I wasn’t 12 hours away. They do this every year, so I am going to try to join them next season.
  46. 2 points
    Good luck. I've played twice since starting the program. Both times I found myself overswinging off the tee for the first few holes. It's hard to get the SuperSpeed swinging method out of your head.
  47. 2 points
    Phil said last week after playing in the Ryder Cup at age 48 that he was done playing tight courses with heavy rough. Doesn't fit his game. Does that mean he won't be playing in the US Open anymore?
  48. 2 points
    This thread hasn't seen the light of day for a while, so it's time to bump it.... Another Update: I tweaked my back about three weeks ago, which sucked and put a serious damper on my golf activities - I have only played 45 holes in that time. At any rate, my understanding is we will not end up with the normal stage 2 and some of us had already graded in our initial posts, based on first impressions and 3 weeks with the clubs. I am currently working on a formal update to put a bow on this "super-secret" test, but here are my current thoughts on these woods. DRIVER: I'm not sold on it just yet. While I have hit a few really nice shots with it (including driving the green on a ~250 yard par 4 at @MattF's yearly family outing), I am almost as long with the 3W and more consistent. As I mentioned earlier, I'm wondering if it is not, at least partially, a shaft issue. The club is designed to be high launch, which I generally don't need, so if I were to get a lower launch shaft, would this work better for me? Perhaps.... 3W: Now that I have quite a few more swings with this club, I am liking it more and more. I have had to adjust my grip a bit weaker compared to my old Callaway, presumably due to the draw bias (?). I'm only 5 - 10 yards shorter than the driver with this club and more accurate, so right now I see no need to pull the driver. 3H & 4H: These have been the star of the show out of all the woods. I am continually amazed at the distance and accuracy I am seeing from these clubs. Again, at @MattF's outing, there is another very short par 4 with a sharp dogleg right that was playing around 200 yards uphill. If you can't accurately hit a hard fade, you lay up about 150 yards off the tee. I told Matt I was going to pull the 4H and slice it around the bend. I hit it a bit thin and low, but it curved perfectly and we were on the fringe in 1. (Aside: this was a scramble and we couldn't two putt with 8 shots at it :() There is nothing in my old bag that would have allowed me to even attempt that shot. If the dogleg were the other direction, I don't even try - drawing the ball only happens by accident. I'm hoping Matt, Rob, and MGoBlue are able to provide some updates, too!
  49. 2 points
    Wish we had proper baseball over here- great sport, strategies and drama
  50. 2 points
    What do we win? Please tell me it's the Odyssey EXO Putter. Score 79 5 bunkers 28 putts 3, three putts (read that wrong)
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