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  1. I don’t know what hitting fairways regularly means but don’t expect to hit any more than with any other club. Most people don’t hit anymore fairways with 3 wood than they do with driver. simple answer is practice. Experiment with what works and doesn’t work.
    6 points
  2. Did some gumbo today from Isaac Toups recipe and it turned out amazing I didn’t have beer so that was the only thing I didn’t have to add
    6 points
  3. Smoked gouda stuffed meatloaf with coconut curried green beans.
    5 points
  4. Well, I went out and played in the wind today. I wasn't going to play, but my wife wanted one more round before her surgery. She played really well yesterday on the front nine and tanked on the back nine, so she wanted to try again one more time. We tied on the front nine 43 (+6). I played from the Blue tees because we had a walking single with us and he was playing there. I started bogey then 3 pars, and then I hit the bogey train for 5 in a row!! I got up and down for pars on #10 and #11, then nearly aced the par 3 #12... a 4i into the wind stopped an inch short! Arrrgh!! The rest of the back nine was 4 pars and 2 bogeys for a 36(+1). I'll take a 79; I just played like I was in Scotland!. The wind wasn't bad until halfway through the back nine when the forecasted 25+ mph wind with 45 gusts came up all of a sudden. My 77 yesterday was from the White tees, and this 79 from the Blue tees somehow seemed easier. Go figure! My wife was disappointed; she finished with a 45 that included 3 doubles for a round of 88. She is so close to putting a good round together to break 80. It will happen. She should be back playing again in a few weeks.
    5 points
  5. Monday morning Exec with 46* and 9 mph wind, for Florida not very good. We did 5 holes then one of the older guys (81) wasn’t feeling good so we bailed. He is fresh off a procedure so we didn’t want to chance it. For the 5 holes I was even Par with a Birdie & Bogie. Everything felt good, well actually I couldn’t feel anything in my hands! Same weather predicted for tomorrow morning…swell.
    5 points
  6. Went out last Friday in the rain to play Three Rivers in Kelso with my visiting brother. We pretty much had the course to ourselves. Light to heavy rain non-stop until somewhere around the 15th. Temperature was around 60 degrees, so it was "only" wet, as opposed to cold and wet. Shot 98. I suppose the conditions maybe played a role, but I'm not comfortable blaming the rampant slicing into trouble off the tee and a few thin and fat iron shots on the weather. On the bright side, my newly bagged Axis1 Umbra, along with a switch to a claw-style grip, felt really nice this first time out. Good direction control. Pretty good distance control, too, but frankly, slow/wet greens aren't a good test for that. Even so, though, my only 3-putt on the day was from ~40 feet on #17. First course impressions for this putter were good. We'll see how it holds up when I go out again this coming Saturday (should be dry). All things considered, despite the slicing and near constant rain, we had a great time. We knew it would be wet, so it just sorta became part of the experience.
    5 points
  7. Drank it all the night before
    4 points
  8. The All-Fit adapter system is real. Consists of two components: Shaft Adapter goes on the shaft OEM specific collar (need one per head that you have or at least one per brand). Notice the teeth on both sides Collar goes on like this (its not epoxied or stuck on in anyway, its the teeth that hold it in place when you combine it with the last step) Interlock the other side of the adapter with the teeth with the teeth on the head and the screw in like any other adapter to the head
    4 points
  9. I'm going to sign up for this next year. http://www.golfinscotlandseriesevents.co.uk/ £305 for 5 rounds with a chance to get to golf for a week in Turkey. Going for a mixture of Links and Parkland; new course and favourites Panmure (Links) Montrose (Links) Largs (Parkland: where I learned to play) Auchterarder (Parkland next to Gleneagles) Cruden Bay (Links)
    3 points
  10. So uhh it's taken me two months to look into and read thru this thread .. but this forum is one of the very few places I would read about this subject online .. the posts above are, of course, all considerate and worth reading. I very well remember exactly where I was that morning, and the next, and also still remember very clearly many images from that day and the next ..... I remember some sad stories and some strange, disturbing stories that came out over the next few days and weeks but i also remember many let's call them relatively "happy" stories of people who might have been in one of the towers but arrived downtown after 9am ..... Like others mentioned it's also hard for me to wrap my head around TWENTY years .. and also wonder about everyone that age and younger and what is/will be their connection to that event as, well, history ..... (..but otoh and musing aloud I guess it's relative as I think about my knowledge regarding the history of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.) Anyway I was way waaaay over enlistment age at that time but it did make me re-think a decision I'd made about 20 years prior to that day ..... So on this day each year I have my own little way of commemorating and remembering .. and hope to continue it for as long as I am able ..... Ok enough sharing .. thank you to all everywhere who have chosen to protect, save and defend!!!
    3 points
  11. I've been wanting a set of the Apex 21 irons all season. Recently saw a demo set at PGA Tour Superstore here in town. I watched them for awhile, then decided to see what I could do. First I checked trade values at Golf Galaxy and Callaway Pre-owned. CPO had the best offer. I met a friend who works at the PGATS and asked if they'd match Callaways priced - PGA's online prices were terrible. He said sure. I had them set the clubs aside because I wanted to pay cash (what the wife don't know, won't hurt me.)When I got there, they were offering a 50% bonus on top of 2nd Swing's prices. I though I was going to get $382.50 for my items. I ended up getting $533.00! Plus the price they were asking for the Apex 21s was only $899.99 for 5 - PW, AW, in excellent condition. I couldn't get that at CPO. These guys really stepped up. If you need money for equipment give them a look. I also picked up a Callaway Epic Flash 3W with Tensei Blue shaft from CPO. They rated it as average; it was more like VG to Excellent. So, I'm ready for next season, because this one is OVER.
    3 points
  12. How are you not hitting it well? Pulling, slicing, topping, or ??? Do you want it primarily for tee shots? As we have heard through many threads, 3 woods can be a challenge for many players. Having moved from a Callaway WB to my current G400 was a game changer. I am way more consistent with the G400 and find it reliable off the tee and turf. I believe most of that has to due with the lower face profile and larger, flatter sole. PING's fairway woods are kind of like a "super hybrid"... if that makes sense? I stumbled into the G series after watching a Canadian playing partner a few years back hit a G30 with perfection. He had me try it and it was a perfect match. I opted for the G400 just to get newer tech and chose the SFT for slice protection. It is a nominal 16 degree which, while not the longest 3w out there, strikes a good balance of ball height to carry. If you want the 3w primarily for tee shots, I'd look at some of the super 3's having a deeper face and larger volume head - the Callaway Mavrik among a handful of them. Ultimately, you will be best served to go try some out at a DSG's, Golf Galaxy, etc. Good luck.
    3 points
  13. Loft up the F9, and practice with it. Too many people go bash drivers at the range but never work on their fairways. Get comfortable with it, figure out ball position, etc.
    3 points
  14. Get rid of the 3w and get a 4 or 5w. More loft is easier to hit, generally produces better launch conditions and the same or better distance along with consistency than a 3w. second option is to be like Stenson and keep the 3w that works best for you on the bag for as long as possible
    3 points
  15. I'm picking up my GLE Coupe Hybrid next week... so excited! And while installing the wallbox in my garage, the guy told me it was just a few bucks more for a wallbox with 2 chargers, so why not? So what do I do after having 2 chargers? That's right, I'm selling my Mazda CX-5 and getting an Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. This one will be used mainly to go to work, so just charging every couple of weeks at home will suffice. Look at this beauty! Throw the kids in the GLE and this will be my "bachelor" ride lol
    3 points
  16. You... didn't... have... beer?
    3 points
  17. Yeah, in theory i could go to the range with the two different flex Autoflex shafts, my Epic Max LS, and my TSI2, and then try all the combos. Once everything is setup, its just unscrewing the head and screwing in the other shaft, just like if they were all the same brand heads and adapters.
    3 points
  18. Bought a Bronco Sport for SWMBO……. great ride, great mileage(24-26 mph), plenty of room.
    3 points
  19. Not only is it a what did I practice today, but it's a what did I build today... We got our first snow of the season last night and so that meant today was spent getting the indoor net setup for the FlightScope Mevo+. I ended up building three 2"x3"x8ft lumber "clamps" that went around the rafters in our garage to hang the cage netting. I had to make some small adjustments to how I envisioned it along the way, but all in all it turned out perfectly. It tucks away a bit so that I can still pull my car in the garage. I broke it in with about 50 7 irons and some wedges. It took all the balls without issue. So excited to have an indoor space to hit that doesn't require a 40 minute drive. Still struggling with my swing, and thankfully have a lesson scheduled for Thursday. Lots of blocks and fades. I did get at least a couple nice looking wedges in today, though:
    3 points
  20. As #1 was quite successful and came out better than expected I thought I'd have a go at doing another one. After a chat with the pro he recommended that a more traditional blade would be a good one to try and sell so that's what I'm doing. I'm going to do a set of 4 this time, 2 x RH & 2 x LH in both 304SS and carbon steel, so that we can put a couple into the shop for demo. It's all programmed on the mill, I just need a window in the work-load to get them machined. I did have time to do a sample of the face machining to see how it looks as I'm trying to keep the engraving/logo's to a minimum to try and give them a clean look. I'll, hopefully, get them done in time for when we can start playing at the end of March I'll update as I get more done but, as usual, all thoughts & input gratefully received. Steve
    2 points
  21. Anyone excited about these? Surprised to search for 221, 223, and 225 to not see many posts. Personally, I like that they're keeping the JDM badging, but I'm a sucker for the motherland and everything that comes from there.
    2 points
  22. It’s hard to believe that is has been 20 years already. I was in 7th grade then and now I’m working for a career fire department. I think a lot of people my age saw what everyone did that day and it had some influence on them to want to be a fireman, police officer, or for many join the military.
    2 points
  23. To me, the 3w has a very specific role in my bag, and when I use it for those specific things, it works really well. Every time I try to do something else with it, it's a mess. For me, it comes down to three specific shots: A tee shot that absolutely MUST move right to left. My driver tends to have a slight fade, so if the hole presents a shot with trouble right, and no bail-out by aiming down the left, I use the 3w to hit a consistent draw. It's probably 10-20 yards shorter than the driver, but I know it won't miss right. A tee shot where driver puts trouble in play, length-wise A shot from a perfect fairway lie that is intended to RUN onto a green that's open in front, and where a "miss" with the 3w is no worse than a lay-up shot to a wedge approach distance. Essentially, a green-light par 5 approach in 2 where a terrible 3w is no worse than the mid-iron layup. I use the first shot a LOT. We have 2 holes on my home course that demand such a shot, so generally I'll hit it at least twice a round. I use the second shot periodically when I play other courses, and almost never the third. That's very situational; maybe once every 20-30 rounds. As for tips, I'd suggest range time figuring out exactly how your 3w behaves, and what shots it covers for you -- then use it only for those. It also works well as a place to hang your towel ....
    2 points
  24. Yeah, I know I know! Well maybe if I could get a finance deal with no payments for the first 90 days, I could sneak in a January release beforehand
    2 points
  25. Think I have pretty much decided on a Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. It's more than I ideally would like to pay, since this is an unplanned purchase. But if I had gone with the Highlander 3 years ago I definitely wouldn't be in this situation now! Looks like 2022 will be the year of one set of irons for me....EEEEH GADS!! Is that even possible?
    2 points
  26. OK so -- did this guy just want a joy ride or.. did he want to go golfing? https://www.instagram.com/p/CWVWiEjoWE5/?utm_medium=copy_link
    2 points
  27. Please wish fellow Ohio member, @RollingGreens, a very Happy Birthday!
    2 points
  28. Had extended my 5 wood to driver length and went out to game it. Single length woods Lol actually worked out well. Every shot was a fade including my irons. For some reason I just could not draw the ball as well my wedge were off too. I had to forward press for some reason for my timing. Something I normally don’t do Notice I wasn’t shifting my weight properly this day I think the forward press keep my weight on the front foot went to range afterward. To correct it I have to setup the club shaft pointed just slightly ahead then set the grip rather when I address the ball with grip already set
    2 points
  29. One of my favorite clubs was a 3w when I gamed a taylormade Burner years ago .. then all of sudden couldn't hit it, so I when with a F9 cobra 5w and I was hitting that off the Tee and the fairway pretty well a lot easier to hit then the 3w. The problem which wasnt a bad one it was mostly an ego problem I couldn't get on in two on par 5s while hitting my second shot with the 5w so I bough the F9 3w and while I would hit that okay from the fairway for a little bit it wasn't as good as a hit as the 5w. But I hit the 3w fairly well off the tee so I keep it in the bag, also its adjustable so I can increase the loft. So to answer your question which I am not really doing but off the fairway 5w would be a better option then a 3w unless you are hitting it off the tee is my good too ..
    2 points
  30. WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT?! Is that safe to put into play? LMK if you seriously wanna let me demo. I can send you my son as collateral? Dang that reminds me, I still need to send the Motore back LOL!
    2 points
  31. I've got an All-Fit adapter in it, so its universal
    2 points
  32. Ummm @dlow206 if you have that demo program established lmk. You wouldn't even need to change the adapter for me!
    2 points
  33. No, no, a thousand times NO!!!!! Have you not read the MGS articles and watched their videos regarding refurbished golf balls?
    2 points
  34. From fall into winter I use the junk I find in the woods and water! Just a word to you fellow golfers. Please, stop using those cheap two piece crappy balls!!! I just hate going into the woods or fishing off the green to find this junk! Come on, get with it. At least 3-piece, if not Pro V1 or even TP5 (my favorite). Thank you!
    2 points
  35. Played a Tournament on Saturday, a shotgun start on hole number 16th. Well, nothing like starting your round with an a snowman. Cut Drive into the trees, drop straight down, top 3 wood moving it 70yds, hit 3 wood into the water.. great start. Got out the sand well today was in there a lot in the back 9. Make the turn to the front 9 and it was a Par fest. Made everything that was missed for birds and made every putt required to save par. Make the turn again to the back 9 and couldn't make a saving par, made the same strokes as the front 9 but didn't make a single thing. Yet I didn't have any doubles but 1 Triple. Moral of the story, golf sucks. LMAO!
    2 points
  36. It is very difficult to remember this terrible tragedy every year. These emotions every year, tears in my eyes. I think a lot about such an issue as Cultural diversity and how it influences the thoughts and, most importantly, actions of people in modern conditions. At its core, the 9/11 tragedy is a massive cultural disaster. On the writngbros website, I read several articles on this memorable day about cultural diversity, identity and reminded myself once again that you need to be kinder to your neighbors.
    2 points
  37. Was in my Office when my Shipping TL called me and said “get in the Conference Room and turn on the TV” Conference Room was next to my Office I did and watched the 2nd plane hit. I looked around and just about the entire Factory was standing around me nobody saying a word. I was 55 years old at the time.
    2 points
  38. 11th grade. Sitting in the Library working on my recruiting stuff for the Navy. Changed my mind and I’m still here today in my current career because of it. Remember it like it was yesterday.
    2 points
  39. i was in 7th grade shop class when the announcement came over the loudspeaker. i stood up and walked straight home. my dad was working not too far from the WTC back then. i don’t know what i thought i could do for him from home, but i knew i couldn’t do anything stuck at school. we couldn’t reach him because cell phones were down everywhere. he showed up at home about 2 hours later with him and his motorcycle covered in ash. what a terrible day.
    2 points
  40. I was managing a hotel 2 miles from the Pentagon, just across the River in DC. We had a hotel full of DOD staff attending a meeting. Their phones were going off like alarm bells. It was an unbelievably crazy and scary day to be in DC. There were so many (fortunately)what turned out to be incorrect reports of The Capitol and State Departments having been hit as well. The following day were really crazy as well as no one could really get in or out of the city in any public transportation. So much of our guests were “stuck” in the hotel.
    2 points
  41. I was working as a printing press operator and I remember my supervisor at the time coming into the break area and telling us that his wife had called saying a plane had hit the WTC. We were all saddened initially as we thought it was an accident, then soon after the second plane hit. They let us off work to go be with our families and I distinctly remember the feeling of shock and uncertainty as to what was happening. It's strange to think there are young adults now that don't have the vivid memories of that day. I applaud all those who either joined the military, the fire department, or police force after the attack. You all are real heroes.
    2 points
  42. I was on my way to another town to fix a water main leak as a young 21 year old punk. I never thought anything like that was possible. I didn’t enlist because of it but I did join my small towns volunteer fire department. It was also a slap in the face realization of the evil in this world and created a greater appreciation for those that have served and continue to serve to protect our freedoms as well as those that at a drop of a hat , will stop what they are doing to help others even at great person risk to themselves.
    2 points
  43. I was in 8th grade English class when I heard. At that time military was not on my mind but definitely played a part later in my decision to join. Amazes me that the kids in high school now were not alive for it and learning it in history class. Curious about other counties if they take American history like we take European history in school, are they learning about it as well?
    2 points
  44. My son was also a 7th grader who went on to enlist in the Navy when he was 29. No doubt 9/11 played a huge part in that choice. Thsnks for your service as a firefighter
    2 points
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