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  1. Shot my best 9 hole round of the year last night: I'm not 100% sure where the driving skills came from, but I was incredibly confident off the tee yesterday. Perhaps I was motivated by playing with a college golfer and trying to keep up with his drives. (There was not a snowball's chance in hell of that happening) Average drive yesterday was 246yds and the longest drive was 260yds. Since the course is still soaked, all of my drives came with no roll. This beauty is just a beast on the course!
    12 points
  2. At 50 and now at 68. Getting fit has made a HUGE difference in everything I do now. It won’t cure a crappy golf game however you will feel and look better trying [emoji1320] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    11 points
  3. I foolishly agreed with those guys at one point in my life even though my pro back in Wisconsin started by asking what my goals were because if they were to play on the champions tour I needed to hit the gym. Through lessons, proper fitting and the ability to play/practice year round once we moved to Florida, I got myself all the way down from 5 to below a 2. At 55 I was extremely competitive as a senior player in a county of nearly a million people. But age an extra weight, lack of fitness and extra weight caught up with me. I drifted from the mid 160’s in my 20’s and 30’s to the mid 180’s in my 40’s (not bad - just a little paunch like most middle aged guys). Not enough extra weight to impact my swing or my game at that age. But as I moved to my late 50’s stuff started happening, fast - work became stressful, 185 became 195 and inching towards 200, 205, 210. Suddenly I had a heart issue (genetically predisposed to it) and even though that’s controlled through an ablation and medication I was on the verge of diabetes. On the golf course I lost 30 yards and my scores as ended accordingly. Frankly I only played golf for social reasons, the fun wasn’t in the game anymore, it was in spending time with friends. It was in one of those round after failing to carry a pond that I could hit a 5 wood over five years prior that a long time friend asked when the baby was due. That was late January of 2018. When I stepped on the scale at the start of my fitness program on February 4th I weighed 209 buck naked. My goal was to get back to 185. I got there by late April and didn’t stop. I got to my college playing weight 168 for my 62nd birthday in October and weighed 165 on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter so I’m maintaining. Had a physical two weeks ago and my doctor flipped out. She said I’m a totally different person than the last time that she saw me - blood work great, BP 110/68 vs 130/85, sitting heart rate 64 v 85. I told her I was working on moving the needle a tad lower to 162. She said great idea but not too much lower than that. Weighed in this morning at 161.9. Who cares about golf, fitness matters for life - any argument against it is foolish. You owe it to the people whom you love and yourself to stay as fit as possible. But since the question was about golf - I’ve regained 25 yards with driver, a full club plus with irons - my last four rounds I’ve shot 77,70,77 and was 2 under Sunday afternoon when the rains came. One of those rounds was competitive the others casual. I’m being accused of sandbagging i my leagues - I’m not - it just takes a bunch of 9 hoke rounds for the handicap to catch up - I was a 9 (for 18) in one league and a 7 in the other so getting 5 and 4 a side. It absolutely matters but golf is the least of a person’s worries. This from a guy who will be burying a non fit 59 year old on Saturday. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    10 points
  4. US Open Winners Announcement Guess what??? Our Wilson Boy, and hometown here, Gary Woodland was your key to victory in the 2019 US Open #SpyStaffSlam. Count this one for the home team! Out of 806 entries, only 31 picked Gary woodland to win and they make up the top 31 on our standings. I see an "Anonymous Lemur" logged into my tracking sheet so at least one person gets the scoop on the rest of you. This major brought about much higher $$ totals than normal since the leader board was so diverse at the top and Brooks took 2nd alone. A perfect lineup would've been Koepka, Woodland, Oostheizen, BH An, and Reavie totalling $4,721,714 which is CRAZY since $3M is usually enough to win. ALSOOOO. We're getting better at following directions. 81% of the entries filled out a Tier 5 player. Go MGS! Speaking of the sheet, here's the link for your full, final standings: CLICK HERE Without further ado, our top 10: 10) @LankyGolf $3,121,612 Tiger, Woodland, Lowry, Furyk, Reavie 9) @Fjd $3,144,552 Xander, Woodland, Fitzpatrick, Furyk, None 8 @dvdmrtndl $3,630,000 Koepka, Woodland, List, Grace, Noren 7) @Zstaff36 $3,659,534 Koepka, Woodland, C Smith, CH3, Harding 6) @Banana Slice $3,661,500 Koepka, Woodland, Sabbatini, Glover, Blair 5) @tzan $3,667,853 Koepka, Woodland, Kisner, Dufner, HV3 4) @morningteesheet $3,706,071 Koepka, Woodland, List, Furyk, Noren Onward to the Prizes! THIRD PLACE AND WINNER OF A DOZEN WILSON BALLS: By virtue of the tiebreaker, with a guess of -15, @Joelhig $3,706,071 Koepka, Woodland, List, Furyk, Noren SECOND PLACE AND WINNER OF A WILSON D7 DRIVER: @Chriscolon $3,868,526 Koepka, Woodland, McDowell, Furyk, Vegas FIRST PLACE AND WINNER OF A CUSTOM WILSON IRONS SET: @AntA585 $3,977,387 Koepka, Woodland, Oostheizen, SW Kim, HV3 Congrats to our winners! Look out for a PM from me with further instruction. If you didn't win, there's still 1 more chance at The Open Championship. See you all next month!
    8 points
  5. Rickp

    How'd you play?

    My first 18 holes since late November! No shoulder pain only a bit sore. A forgettable 90 but successful in some way. Driver was really good, irons horrible and putter wasn’t helpful. Sure is good to play pain free golf[emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    7 points
  6. Sorry boys (and girls), but I'll be leaving you all soon to enjoy my newfound fame as a social media influencer. I've hit the big time.
    6 points
  7. I know she will probably never read this but please don't disparage your wife like this.
    6 points
  8. StrokerAce

    US OPEN

    This guy...man... he is just as good as they get.... PGA tour needs more like him. Awesome dude.
    6 points
  9. Right so far this week I have managed to play 36 holes so I'm getting a decent amount of numbers for the challenge . Oh and because I'm playing in Winter driver has to come out on almost every hole
    6 points
  10. Well guys thanks to all your rave reviews of the Ping driver I decided to pick up a G410+ head. I was able to sell the mizuno st190G for a wash financially so that was a plus! Now I just have to decide if I want to put an adapter on the Diamana RF I just acquired or go full Woodland and pick up an Accra shaft.
    6 points
  11. No comment.
    5 points
  12. Stupid boss is making me work Monday through Wednesday this week since I'm playing 27 on Thursday and 18 on Friday (and 18 on Saturday). I did manage to sneak out to the range over my lunch break today. The next few days will be very instrumental in how I feel about the F9 Driver. So far my distance is up quite a bit over my GBB Epic Sub Zero (2017 non-flash edition) but my accuracy is down. If I can figure out how to find more fairways with the Cobra it will be a no doubt upgrade over any driver I've ever owned. That's a pretty big "if" though with the way I've been hitting it. Always or , never .
    5 points
  13. sixcat

    US OPEN

    The PGA Tour need to promote more players like Gary and stop shoving the same half-dozen players down our throats. #GrowTheGame
    5 points
  14. We are a month away from our annual rejection letter. It has become “A tradition unlike any other.” Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  15. Well I was able to get out and enjoy some Colorado extreme weather over father's day weekend. Both rounds I was joined with some extreme winds, rain, quick hail storm, and sunshine. That's May-June in CO for ya. Saturday's twilight round was decent. Hit 7 of 7 fairways with the driver!!!...but it was a new course for me and I couldnt read a green and sink a putt for the life of me. I give 75% of the credit to the Tour EXS for the fairways and the other 25% to sheer luck...or maybe the combination of learning how to swing a club at this silly little ball plus the forgiving tech of the EXS are paying off. I shot a 94 with way too many 3 putts. Round felt pretty good. The three buddies I played with thought the Driver looked awesome and kept complimenting me on it. It blew their mind when they found out the retail price of $300! I just got a new job that has me traveling quite a bit, but would love to take a morning off and hit an empty course to play two balls and compare the new and old Drivers. Rounds like this one really make we want to know how much of it is driver tech and how much is it me playing more and improving. Sunday's round was back on my home course. I have to admit, I only hit driver 5 times, but of those 5 times, hit the fairway 3x. It was a 3W and 7W type of day with the winds going pretty good. Today's issue was iron play. I kept leaving myself in my no mans land of 115-120. I dont know where it came from but I did chip in for birdie twice (fathers day present I guess???). My brother inlaw (former D1 baseball player) took a few swings with it as well. Not a good fit for him because of the length and he would need a SS staff, but he was pleased with the look. He plans on going to get fitted and hit one at the local PGA store this weekend actually because of the price point and the improvement he's seen in my drives. I wont be able to hit the range or a hitting bay this week due to travel but I'll be back out on the course Saturday (weather pending), with my Arccos finally set up and ready to go (fingers crossed). Is there anything you all want me to test out or play particular attention to in the next few rounds?
    5 points
  16. edingc

    How'd you play?

    - 42 (+6) - 2/7 FIR - 3/9 GIR - 16 Putts - Average First Putt Distance: 18.1 Feet Adding the first putt distance because I won't start to score any better until my short game improves. Very happy overall with how I played this morning. Driver was much better than Sunday, still a work in progress. Irons were not great, but got better toward the end of the round. Chipping was good as I've changed my strategy some there and am working in my pitching wedge more than my 54 degree. The putting numbers look good, but they could be a lot better. I left a lot of putts short. Some short enough to have 5-7 footers yet. Not good enough. All in all, still the second best front nine I've had this year. Missed a couple of putts by inches again so another sub-40 round has to be around the corner sometime!
    5 points
  17. cnosil

    How'd you play?

    I am in the same place as you. Swing will work its way out and you will be back to normal scoring. I am only a couple of rounds into a bad play streak but I hit enough decent shots to know it will get better. Got the week off from my golf league so I am going to head out for a long range session sometime this week.
    5 points
  18. This weeks challenge is of PRIME interest to me. I expect to see 100% FIR and increased yardage over your previous Driver Anyone producing video and or picture evidence can only help your support /Roll on Saturday
    5 points
  19. Nope, just like Bardle got stuck with me. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  20. So that round was interesting today. They had 3 nines but didn't mark any of them. So we just had a set track when we got there and I went with the first one up on Arccos as a wild guess. The first nine worked and I tracked that withbno problem but at the turn I was apparently on the wrong nine. So I turned it off and just tracked nine. Kind of disappointing but I had a good front 9. And boy that putter is hot. 1.89 putts per hole.
    5 points
  21. ncwoz

    How'd you play?

    Got in 18 today at Silver Lake CC in Michigan. Based on course conditions not sure they're doing the greatest. Had the course basically to myself though, that was pretty awesome. Anyways, first time I've played in two weeks, and felt pretty good! Inconsistent from the tee, but my approach and chipping was best it's been in a while, putting was solid enough not to mess anything up. Ended up going 43/44, tied for best score of the year. Avoided any triples, which is huge for me. Also put 3/4 par 3's on the green. I did have to navigate this shot at one point which had me feeling like I was out at Pebble with the big boys: Felt great to get out! This Michigan "summer" has been so wet, pretty much have to play any time the weather is decent enough to get any golf in. Hoping to keep momentum going!
    5 points
  22. Walked 9. 6 greens. 1/3 on scrambling. [emoji35] 2 birds, 2 bogeys. 14 putts. Even par. S’alright. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  23. Shankster

    Glide 3.0

    Monday’s are great days to check the USGA conforming list. Glide 3.0.... not too bad.
    4 points
  24. fozcycle

    How'd you play?

    Shot 40/40:80 today with a birdie on par 4 #9 and par 3 #17. Both held for skins($27 each) and took 2nd place for $31. We had two rain interruptions but finished Sunny. All in all, a great day. BTW, I gamed my Rogue Driver and played a Wilson Duo Soft Ball. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  25. Jmikecpa

    How'd you play?

    Played in a tournament yesterday on Long Island at a course I had never played. Fairly tight and fairly short with greens that were top dressed but not punched. Hit driver twice all day and almost wore out the grooves on my four iron with tee balls. My partner and I posted a respectable -9 to lose by 8 shots. Even worse was that it was a six hour round......six hours to play 18 holes. Never again at this event.
    4 points
  26. perseveringgolfer

    US OPEN

    I need to stop peeling onions when I watch stuff like this. Out-Standing by a true Champion.........in more ways than just golf! Thanks for sharing.
    4 points
  27. GolfSub70

    Sub70 golf

    We do ship internationally and there is a freight calculator on our website. That should give you an idea of what it would cost to get your order shipped over to the UK. If you have any questions at all just let us know. Thanks!
    4 points
  28. cnosil

    How'd you play?

    Is the average first putt distance for missed greens or all? If for all, then you are probably not painting the right picture. Need to understand that metric from various distances to truly understand the weakness. Chips/pitches from around the green will be closer than 30+ yards. This is the strength of the strokes gained model and the various shot tracking apps. You can do it manually but have to track lots of distances and clubs used. That said keep up the good work, it is important to understand weaknesses to be able to get better.
    4 points
  29. After struggling through my round Sunday and and most of a range bucket yesterday, I made a few tweaks with my driver swing that seem to be helping create more room for my arms to swing freely. Shot a 42 this morning during my regular Tuesday round with no other swing thought other than, "If you're going to be in trouble, might as well be long and in trouble." Ended up hitting the driver pretty well. Didn't hit a ton of fairways, but some of that was because I simply drove the ball further on certain holes than I have all year. Included was this 245-yard bomb that unfortunately ended up right behind a tree that I never before have come close to on the 507-yard par 5 third hole. This was my second-best round on this set of nine holes ever. Very happy with how the Epic Flash is helping my game out. The thing does make a wicked sound in enclosed spaces though. On No. 4, which has a tee box surrounded by trees, I hit one a little low on the face and you'd swear I had hit a ball bearing and not a golf ball.
    4 points
  30. GB13

    #CobraCONNECT Challenge 3

    Your terrible golfing skills are effecting the forum. Seriously though, nice shooting! Glad to see the driver is "behaving".
    4 points
  31. I feel ya! I was there for probably the last 12-24 months, took 3 long game tweaking lessons with the pro and 1 wedge lesson and things feel 'right' again. At your h/cap index it's normally a small tweak to nudge you back into the groove.
    4 points
  32. No, but if you support me, then yes.
    4 points
  33. I went out to do this Sunday before the US Open. I was playing well, then my hearing aid batteries died. You may think, “Big deal, why does that matter?” It matters because at least for me, the sudden loss of hearing completely throws off my timing with the full swing and distance control with the putter. Also, when I first got my hearing aids I had the similar problems. So, I bogeyed 1, parred 2 & 3, birdied 4, then my hearing aids quit in the middle of the number 5 fairway. I went on to a 42. I rarely ever 3 putt, but had four 3 putts on top of a number of other bad shots. It was not an honest assessment of the rock hard balls. So, I will give this another shot and I will make sure I have extra batteries. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  34. tommc23

    Random Thread

    I put an offer in on a house, first time ever doing anything like this. I'm kinda nervous, I never get nervous, and kinda excited but there are a lot of offers being placed today on the same house per my realtor.
    4 points
  35. StrokerAce

    How'd you play?

    A tale of 2 nines.... Couldn't stop hooking the ball right after the second hole on a course where if you hook it right the ball is gone, into the woods, under the leaves... I was trying a "new" technique out and violated the number one rule in golf - the course is meant for playing and not trying... Realized that on #10 and shot 10 shots better on the back then I did on the front.... TEN. I think I've been watching too many youtube videos.... I unsubscribed to everything but course vlogs and realize I have enough tools in my toolbox now to 'dig it out of the dirt' and swing my swing....
    4 points
  36. When I started watching it was Freddie and Ernie....those guys were amazing.... But every time I've seen him ... and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME, Louis O. (not even going to attempt to spell his last name) makes me melt... If I could copy absolutely any swing on the planet I would want his. Seems like his body was made to swing a golf club. How about you? Do you like the power and clubhead speed of BK ? The laser focus of Woodland? Someone else?
    3 points
  37. The biggest difference for me is that I've never used an X flex driver before this contest. Most of that is due to the SuperSpeed program that I did over the winter. My old stiff flex driver shaft wasn't necessarily a bad fit but the ATMOS Black shaft in X flex seemed to be much more consistent for me to hit than any of the stiff offerings Cobra had. Iron shafts are very similar stiff flex, low spin-low launch profile as my previous gamers. The F9's launch higher but the shaft feels the same.
    3 points
  38. Congrats all! I sure am glad my ability to pick players in these events has no effect on my salary or I'd likely be homeless by now.
    3 points
  39. edingc

    How'd you play?

    It's for all. I should break it out more, I keep it on my card as an additional stat. It's my approaches that are the killer, GAME Golf shows that. When I score well, my driving and putting are the reason for that. My approach and short game haven't really improved at all this season so far. Short game struggles today: 1) After leaving myself 50-something yards to the pin with my opening drive, I hit a lob wedge too short and had to chip onto the green. 2) On the second hole it took me two attempts with my pitching wedge from 40 yards or so to get on the green. Thankfully, my second attempt nearly went in the hole and I one-putted for bogey. 3) Left myself 90 yards to the pin on the par 5 No. 3 (my favorite distance), but caught too much of my 54 degree and was on the back fringe instead of the green. So there's three strokes right there before I was even on the green... You're correct. Thinking about it now I really wasn't awful when I hit the green. Stats above show that, too. Thanks for the insight.
    3 points
  40. TR1PTIK

    How'd you play?

    A couple days after the fact, but I shot an 81 Sunday afternoon practically playing speed golf. Rain was expected for the day so the golf course was basically empty when I got out there. A fivesome ahead caused me to skip holes 5&6 then go back to them later. Played really solid golf for the most part, but easily missed out on a new PR. Missed an easy 3-footer for birdie on #4, duffed a tee shot on #14 then proceeded to blast hybrid OB , went long on #15 and failed to get up and down, good opportunity for birdie on #18 that turned into a bogie, another flub when I returned to #6... If I could just take back that missed birdie putt and penalty for going OB, I'd have tied my career round for the third time. Oh well, that's golf. I'm still getting better every time I go out so I expect to break that barrier again soon.
    3 points
  41. I think they had a modern thermo nuclear one, mine is 10 years old
    3 points
  42. Couldn't agree more OG !! get outta the cart and walk and see how you feel after 18 holes....even with a pushcart.... if you're tired and sore and have a hard time swinging on the last few holes that might answer your question. Golf is a game that is meant for walking... ...and if you want to hit the ball further you need to be stronger and flexible in the right places; don't necessarily need to bulk up with large muscles but strong flexible ones will always help. aerobic + anaerobic exercise = lower scores.... I can assure you of that.
    3 points
  43. In short yes. You don’t tell us the age of these golfers, but as you get older the body starts to wear out and you have aches and pains. You can delay this by getting fitter. Younger players are more flexible,generally don’t warm up, and the damage caused by swinging incorrectly will eventually take its toll.
    3 points
  44. JohnSmalls

    Random Thread

    Nah, Alan's name makes him a golf shark. One vote for keeping it @Shankster
    3 points
  45. Your terible speling skillz r efectin da forum
    3 points
  46. After a year with the Cobra F8s, I can safely say that: You don't hit the ball with the back of the club You don't see the back of the club at address A club looks great if you hit it well I hope we get some demos in soon so I can play around with them while teaching classes (although my F8s aren't going anywhere).
    3 points
  47. tommc23

    Random Thread

    Didn't get it I offered what they asked and someone went way above that. Time to keep looking but that 10 minute ride to work would have been nice to look forward to.
    3 points
  48. So good that the world class fitter at True Spec said its not worth me even trying anything else because we won't be able to find a better fit.
    3 points
  49. My amazing wife got me a twosome at Pinehills in Plymouth MA for Father's Day, so I'll be taking my dad out for a round there. Most likely going to play the Nicklaus course, maybe wait until early September so the heat doesn't hit my dad too hard. I can't wait!
    3 points
  50. 3 points
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