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  1. Today had the makings of a fantastic round but I was only able to convert 1 of the 5 legit birdie attempts I had.. dang it . I hit 13 or 14 fairways and the ZX5's were pitching darts. The triple on #5 was unfortunate as my 3w off the tee went long but left, forcing me to pitch to the right of the tree line, over the creek, and onto the fairway. I shorted my PW and it was nearly plugged in deep rough. #4 went over the backside into more thick stuff and I 3 putted. The round had sub 80 written all over it... oh well. Still, I feel like I finally got the better of old Cottonwood Hills today. I played from the blue tees which are a little on the long side for me at 6680. It's had my number the last few rounds and I knew I could play it much better. Except for some mild smoke moving back into the region, it was a gorgeous 72F day with just a light breeze. Even better, I purchased my new air compressor for the build bench while in town... air grip install #1 this weekend .
    11 points
  2. Got over to @edingc's home course yesterday afternoon after taking a vacation day. I like the track, but haven't played it particularly well in the past. Today I was knocking it around pretty well, mostly limiting my mistakes. Until the 16th, where I hooked my drive OB Ended up tripling that hole for my only DB+ on the day. Shot 78, which is back to back sub 80 rounds! Definitely a first for me. I'm excited that I'm scoring well despite my swing not feeling 100% locked in. In the past I haven't been able to grind out scores very well when my swing isn't dialed in that day.
    10 points
  3. We’ll thanks to my wife, brother and@B.Bostoni had a nice surprise round since I had to bail early our annual golf trip in June they planned a round today for me! Shot a 78 41/37 with a beautiful back 9. 3 birdies, 6 bogies 1 triple and 8 pars -8/14 FIR 10/18 GIR -32 putts (3 (3) putts 8 (2) putts and 7 (1) putts) more details in the FUJI testing thread but hot dang could have had a round without those 3 putts Nothing was *stellar* but everything was just working today with a few hiccups. Made of for a few bad tee shots on the front with good second shots/chipping and as a whole good putting. Turned on my tee shots on the back and took some aggressive second shots. Feeling really good swing wise right now.
    9 points
  4. Okay, I teased it a little earlier but wanted to give some more details on how the first round for the T100's went this afternoon. I also filled out my initial impressions in my review, check that out here! As I mentioned, I wasn't able to hit the range beforehand so I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants in terms of distances. The T100's in the shorter irons were more similar in loft to my Maltby's, but progress with more traditional loft gaps than my gamers so from about 8 iron and up I was basically playing for a half club shorter because of the loft difference. That ended up largely working well for me. This first picture was on the par 5 3rd hole. After pushing my 4 iron into some trees, the best I could do was take my gap wedge up and over some large trees. That left me with about 175 to the middle of the green with a back pin. I went with a 1 finger choked 7 iron and it looked and felt beautiful all the way. Stuck it to 4 feet, pitched back about 3 inches! And then later on the 9th hole, I was left with about 120 to a back pin from the rough. As I mentioned, distance control out of the rough is specifically something I'm keeping an eye on throughout the test, and this shot exemplified that perfectly. I needed to get the ball over these trees, and did without a problem. Here was the flight... And here was the result! Not only did it not run out because of reduced spin from the rough, it actually pitched back a few inches. I was extremely pleased with this shot. A few holes later, I found myself on the right side of the fairway dealing with (more) trees. I was 177 yards from the green, but if I tried to slice it back towards the green and didn't turn it enough I would have been in jail. So I took the 5 iron and gripped almost to the shaft and went for a punchy fade. I didn't think it was possible, but actually over-faded the shot pin high in the right fringe. It was nice to see some versatility from the T100's in a less traditional shot. And just to make sure people don't get the wrong impression, here's an example of how the irons performed for me on a mishit. Another par 5, I had about 205 left to the middle of the green. The ball was a bit above my feet, and I needed about 185 to carry a pond that's short of the green. I hit it noticeably toe-y, and right off the face I was worried I might be soggy. But the ball carried up until just short of the green and bounced up on the fringe! Comfortably carried the water, and only lost 15 yards on a pretty awful strike. I was impressed and relieved haha. And then last nugget of the day for me. On the 17th, I had 150 yards slightly downhill to a middle pin. Hit a trap PW to get a little more out of it, and let me tell you it looked GOOD. It bounced once, rattled the flag, and came right back to me. Ended up settling 8-9 feet from the pin. That was comfortably the longest distance I've ever hit the flag or the hole, so that was pretty exciting. All in all, really promising first round! I'll be playing again on Monday for sure, as well as hopefully a range session or two to continue to familiarize myself with the new sticks.
    9 points
  5. Fortunately I have been on a roll for the past four years. I have been able to cut my handicap in half each year. I started at a 5 four years back. Interesting enough that was when I got involved with MGS. I was trying hard to get to a 1 this season and cruised right past it. I haven't been posting since I started ball testing. But I finished up last weekend. Lets see how my game is tomorrow. @edingcis making great progress too. I have been following along. Its always great when you have a breakthrough and you can see your hard work paying off. He is working hard. Me, not so much just focusing more and playing with a purpose.
    8 points
  6. Shot a rather frustrating 88 today. No spectacular shots, just a good number of decent ones, and some really bad shots coming at the most inopportune times. Post round reflections with a beer and ice cream reminded me that I need to take a broader look at my game when I feel like I’m struggling - four months ago I would’ve been ecstatic to shoot an 88. The fact that I was disappointed with today’s score is really just a reflection of how far my game has come this year, and hopefully how much further it will go in the next year. The quest to break 80 continues!
    8 points
  7. Was playing really well today, shot a 45 on the front 9. Continued good play on the back 9 with 3 pars in a row. The thought of potentially having my lowest score came into my head and then I self destructed on 15. Put two in the water which equaled a quad. The self destruction continued for the rest of the round and ended up with a 49 on the back 9. Total score was 94.
    7 points
  8. A few pics from our stop at Yellowstone National, including the kids taking in Olde Faithful. (And a pic of my hot wife…just wanted everyone to know how much I out-kicked my coverage…). In Denver right now visiting family; we’ll be on the third base side 20 rows back for Braves-Rockies tonight.
    7 points
  9. The month of August has been brutal for me. I've seen my index go up 2 shots as I play mediocre round after mediocre round, with garbage rounds thrown in for good measure. Very much a First World Problem, I realize, but still a bit unsettling. /end whining
    7 points
  10. Got a quick mid week round in….decent ball striking day 11 of 14 Fairways 5 GIR 32 .putts 45/43 = 88
    7 points
  11. Got word today my sister lost her battle with brain cancer at 38.
    6 points
  12. I was so excited, I got an invitation from @Lacassem to come out. After seeing some of the pictures of him boating and that massive ship tattoo on his arm I thought we were going out for a relaxing day on the water. I was so excited I forgot to wash my hat but I was ready and rolling out the door in a heartbeat. But no, we headed over to the golf course. He didn’t play all that great today struggling a bit with his approach play. He was also complaining about his back being stiff, his hamstring was tight. Bla, bla, bla. No sympathy from me, a guy with no arms, legs, or even a back for that matter. Crap the only time I complained like that was when @Chip Strokes hit me. He did reminisce about his great round a week or two ago. Something about a 77. But I wasn’t there so it’s all hearsay.
    6 points
  13. Three years ago - on a Labor Day holiday weekend - I suddenly lost one of my closest friends... We'd windsurfed, surfed, mountain biked, SUP'ed, walked dogs and drank a heckuva lotta tasty IPAs together over many years .. and it was he, in fact, that got me started with golf. First trial in the backyard, then at the range and then slowly venturing out onto 9 hole munis around our area. After that weekend I definitely had a very hard time playing golf..... One of the things I've told myself since then - as he was always a "fan" and encouraging me to do better in whatever fun thing we were doing - is that he'd be happy if he could see me making progress with my golf game. So that feeling has turned from a "drag" into a motivator. Sounds like your instructor buddy would want the same thing for you ...................
    6 points
  14. Donated before I was selected as a tester (Voice Caddie SL2). Once I was selected I wanted to do a really good job on the review. So I was pissed when I had two vehicles go kaput on me near the end of the testing window, and I had to spend a big chunk of time getting back on the road, instead of concentrating on the review, as intended. Got it done, and think it turned out OK, and learned a bunch while doing it, so really grateful for being selected.
    6 points
  15. Thanks! I broke 80 for the first time last June, and was able to break 80 one more time last season as well. This year I've hit or broke 80 four times now. It's been really satisfying seeing some hard work pay off, but I've also had a handful of moments where my expectations have grown quicker than my game and I've needed to take it down a few notches:)
    6 points
  16. Big holiday weekend of cooking coming up. Kicked off dinner last night with squid ink pasta with asparagus in a creme fraiche & champagne vinegar sauce topped with browned bread crumbs & parmesan-reggiano. Paired perfectly with a crispy clean sauvignon blanc.
    6 points
  17. they turn on when i hit the power button, and my clothes smell better when they come out than they did when they went in. beyond that, i’m not your guy
    6 points
  18. this I this is why I push my cart @bens197@chisag@Rickp
    6 points
  19. Huh, never knew. The only time we took carts were Charity Events/Outing when carts were mandatory. We always threw our garbage out when we turned carts in.
    6 points
  20. I found that breaking 80 for the first time was the biggest barrier. Then everything seems to get easier. Just like you mentioned that you did it four times this season. For me not adding up my score during play took the mental part of the game out. I would write the score of the hole down but just not mentally total. Then you add it up at the end and all the sudden you are in the low 70's. Keep up the good work I know you are running out of the golf season much sooner than I am.
    5 points
  21. I donated after being selected for a couple tests. I should have donated before that though. I wanted to, but prioritized other things first - if I'm being honest.
    5 points
  22. I cannot recall exactly, but it seems both you, @edingc, @Tom the Golf Nut, and a few others have made some big shifts in lowering handicaps... good job
    5 points
  23. oh i know how to wash my clothes. i kept all my stuff clean and folded when i was a bachelor. just don’t know a damn thing about washing machines.
    5 points
  24. I started washing MY OWN clothes after retirement 10 years ago and moving to FL. SWMBO showed me a couple times. It’s not hard, shorts, golf shirts, socks underwear. I’m still told I don’t do it right but everything comes out OK.
    5 points
  25. There are plenty of good people still in this world
    5 points
  26. @bens197. The new line looks phenomenal! Titleist has always been awesome with the custom fittings (one of my first experiences being fit on a launch monitor was with Titleist). They definitely saw the importance of being fit with a launch monitor! Amazes me the quality and quantity of shafts they have as standard with no up charge too! MDGolfHacker
    5 points
  27. Played in a shamble today and finished one shot out of the money, we shot 66. I didn’t help much other than with driver, which after the 4th hole we played, it was a big help! Made a small change to my grip and I started ripping them right down the pipe! Used a new prototype Vision ball today and all of these drives were hit with that ball. Note, the driver was the Max LS with Xphlexxx Busa Liquid 2, not the Cobra set-up…
    4 points
  28. wow .. cool course! Looks like a really nice layout - and really nice views!!
    4 points
  29. Was able to get a gorgeous round in today. Putting was strong even with 3 (3) putts which were all in the front 9. Was struggling reading speed, was a little bumpy and all 3 were on 35’ or more on my first putt. Highlight were 7 (1) putts. 3 of those single putts were from 10’, 16’ and 21’. As I said in my intro this is one of my Main goals with this setup, making more of these distance putts…..It’s an awesome feeling having these going in. The longer putts feel good and I blame myself on the 3 putts but the 2 putts I figured out speed and was making runs at the hole. It is still tough to really say if the shaft is assisting with this? The whole setup is just top notch for me right now. highlight distances from the round. That 10-25 in the past is typically much higher. Bryan grabbed a video for me on 18. Not my best attempT to get it there but left myself an easy cleanup for par
    4 points
  30. Oops. Thanks! Don’t tell him I forgot who it was. Ha
    4 points
  31. I've been working on my full swing so much lately with the PlaneMate and NTC drill that I have severely neglected my short game practice. It's been last couple of rounds. So today I went to the course to specifically pitch, chip and putt. Got there and Holy Crap!! At 10am the range was full, the putting green was full, and half a dozen people pitching into the pitching green. Don't people work anymore? I had to wait 15 minutes to get a spot on the putting green. I worked on controlling the putter face using one-handed putts (trail hand) ala Tiger. Last weekend I wasn't very good at starting my putts on my intended line. After 10 minutes I seemed to have that issue fixed. Then I focused on 20 footers, and had good speed control with putts finishing a foot past the hole. After several groups were called to the 1st tee, it started thinning out a little. I could comfortably chip onto the putting green without getting in someone's way. I had the best results chipping with my 60º, flying the ball about halfway to the hole. I'll stick with that tomorrow. Still quite a few people on the pitching green; someone giving lessons and boy... do some of them need it!! The range opened up, so I took a small bucket to see if my full swings off my mat at home transfers to grass. I struggled a little to start but finally began hitting some decent 9i and 7i shots. Finished with some great driver shots. Hope I remember how to do that tomorrow. I was about to leave when the pitching green cleared, so grabbed some balls and hit a few shots. I seemed to hit better pitches today with my 54º than I did with my 60º. Not sure why; don't know if I should trust it, or stick with my usual 60º shots tomorrow. I think I will spend a few minutes there before I tee off, then make a decision.
    4 points
  32. You and me both brother!! I'm more in the Silver Dollar myself!
    4 points
  33. In my role at work, I am role modeling; I am talking about how I have gone to EAP and that I speak to a therapist. I want our guys, my crew to see that it's something they should consider if they start feeling the world closing in on them. Life is hard and we all can afford to cut each other some slack. Depression and anxiety are perfectly normal behaviors to acquire and there are always people who will be willing to listen to you before it manifests itself. Keep up the good work Paul!
    4 points
  34. I'll chime in on the soles. I was expecting a much, much thicker sole than the Mizunos but it isn't too much bigger than the Mizuno MP-20S. For comparison I also threw in my Tommy Armour Silver Scot Blades. TA Silver Scot Blades (L), Mizuno MP-20s (M) and Titleist T200s (R). MDGolfHacker
    4 points
  35. I canceled an order for PXG XF irons after I hit these. I couldn’t believe how forgiving they were. I went back two more times just to make sure, and after the third day I ordered a set 4-PW. Ive played 4 rounds with them and my scoring was really good (below 85 each time) but the ability to get them up in the air as easily as I can is what my game needed. My old Rogue X irons were great clubs, I wore them out for 4 years as they withstood a bunch of sets I tried to replace them with. The Halo Launchers seem like the ones that have finally done it. If you’re someone who struggles with iron play, you need to try these. I’ll never understand those who say their ego would never allow them to play these. I would think your ego would be bigger shooting lower scores rather than having a cool looking set in your bag, but what do I know?
    4 points
  36. Well folks, Titleist might be on to something with these T100's. I've got a few pictures and a write-up of my first impressions coming tonight. When I got the clubs earlier in the week, I was hopeful that I'd be able to hit the range at least once or twice before my first round with them today. Unfortunately, a few work & family health circumstances had me rolling up to #1 for my first swings. But, that didn't hold me back from a few pin seekers! I'll be typing up my first impressions tonight, as well as showing off my experience throughout the round!
    4 points
  37. OOOOOOOOOOhhh, I love this as a testing op. Got a Sub70 5 wood this summer and I have loved it! Happy with my TSi3 atm but I am super interested in hearing from the fellow spies on how this DTC driver stacks up!
    4 points
  38. Shot 80 today. Kind of a meh round. Driver was better on the front, then totally lost it on the back, but short game came alive down the stretch to keep it respectable.
    3 points
  39. Finishing a round when you’re going for a personal best, or to win a match is something that doesn’t come easy for most people. They usually stumble a few times, then break through the wall. You played really well, just got over your skis a bit at the end. Never touch the money! what you take from today is you’re a good enough player now to break 90. Realize that, and you’ll be doing it consistently very soon.
    3 points
  40. I completely agree! I used to keep track hole by hole or even add it up where I was at after the turn, but now I do everything I can to block out past and future holes and just focus on the shot at hand. When I do it well inevitably are my best rounds. And thanks, you'll have to see if you can blow some of your warmer weather our direction and see if we can get a nice long fall golf season;)
    3 points
  41. Amen to that!!! We had one of those efficiency washers that used unicorn farts and a pixie massager instead of water & an agitator to clean the clothes....but it didn't. At least it didn't get my work clothes clean. After a lot of research I bought a Speed Queen top loader that uses water and an agitator. It even gives you a deep fill option to use even more water if you want!!! More expensive to be sure but it does have a 10 year warranty I hope to never need to use. They are basically a commercial grade consumer unit. Dropped my kid off at college a few weeks ago and in their laundry room on the dorm floor....all speed queens.
    3 points
  42. Though about going to the range today, but instead decided to break out this beauty and do a little at home practice. I was mainly working on takeaway and downswing through impact. @Kenny B suggested the Justin Rose drill to drop my arms coming into impact and help with my OTT move. I thought instead of getting caught up in pounding balls down the range, I could focus more on the moves I needed to make into the net. I still suffer from hanging back on my right leg, so I gotta work on that. It's mostly when I don't keep accelerating through the ball it pops up, so I need to remember that. It caused a lot of fat shots today. I cringed every time I heard the club scrape the mat. I'm the takeaway, I'm working on wrist set by the time I'm getting to lead arm parallel and trying to get my wrist flat by then, too. I didn't take video today because behind me on the carport is a riding mower and a patio table.
    3 points
  43. Very excited. Thank you in advance for picking me MGS! This is my first time testing products for MGS. So I will try to do my best with my reviews Since I have used the Garmin CT system for a number of years this will be a good comparison which I can take photos to show comparisons on the same course A few of my friends have this system already so I will be picking their brains on how to maximize the shot tracking system. My understanding is that tracking the putting is a bit more effort so I will report back on that as well. Feel free Arccos users to provide me tips on Arccos or things I should watch out for to provide a complete review.
    3 points
  44. Hopefully you'll be able to get them to your house quickly. When I bought mine home appliances were on backorder and they said it was going to take two months to get the dryer. I haven't looked recently into the home appliance shortage problem, so maybe it's cleared up and you can be cleaning clothes in quiet bliss in no time.
    3 points
  45. Can’t believe I missed this. Had a few folks in the military do this. It’s a tragedy and as others have said so difficult to catch in advance. Several family members from some childhood trauma are always on my watch now, thank you to all those fields that work closely with these issues!
    3 points
  46. I still cant get over how GOOD the new lines look. The 100's are amazing but the 2's...my goodness. I also admire how they were encouraging a wide spectrum of shaft options for you guys to try. Play well!!!
    3 points
  47. … You require a response from the ignorant. First me because I never play before 2pm and secondly in my humble opinion anyone not playing the course in recommend playing times should spend the next day cleaning carts filled with almost unimaginable trash from other inconsiderate people also posing as golfers.
    3 points
  48. Thanks! We currently have our full sized washer/dryer in a stacked configuration due to space issues in our laundry/Mud room. I really miss my old Kenmore elite top loader washer/dryer from my old place. It may have used more water but it actually got my clothes clean! I swear these new high efficiency washers use less water but then I have to do the loads over again to get them clean, so where's the savings in that! MDGolfHacker
    3 points
  49. Burgers off the smoker made for a good easy dinner.
    3 points
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