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  1. Last round of golf for vacay yesterday at Apple Mountain Golf Club in Clarksville, GA. s*** 40/42:82 with a Par 4 Birdie. 11/14 FIR 6/18 GIR and 35 Putts. My shoulder felt better than the other two rounds but my left ankle was hurting so I wore my ankle brace. BTW, we played putt putt three nights and I won two.
    11 points
  2. Had a good Friday afternoon round at my home course Cazenovia Golf Course in South Buffalo. Still getting back to where I was when Golf Mania 2021 ended for play outdoors. Had all manner of carded scores but the one I liked the best was the par-5 5th where my approach 4th shot using 5i landed in the first cut and rolled up the sloped green to stop at what looked like the base of the flagstick. It teased me, laughing at me all 129 yards to the green like it was about to drop. Not until I was online at the side of the green could I see it was less than one revolution away from birdie. Hah! I will take those every day! Did I make the par putt?
    10 points
  3. Played Wednesday Big Boy & Friday Bacon Boyz Exec. Wednesday played well, even par thru 7 with 2 birdies. Finished poorly with 2 doubles. I’m blaming the Fireball that was “forced” on me. It was a Birdie fest! Everyone was dropping birds from all over the green. Good morning Friday not so lucky, we had 2 guys that we’re having really mornings. One guy almost took me out, don’t know how he did it. He “hoseled” his 2nd shot BEHIND him and the ball went backwards and missed me by a foot! Starting this coming week backing off some golf and other activities in preparation for my knee replacement June 2nd. Don’t want to screw up now.
    8 points
  4. My range session today started out the same way as all my practice time had been going today: terribly. My first swing was a nice, beautiful 56° close to the marker and it went downhill from there. I was once again embarrassed not to be rocking a box set of clubs and a hat advertising Nitro balls. It was a shankfest. I finally made the decision to make a gate out of two tees, focusing on not hitting them. I started to see better results immediately. I finally took the gate away and the results spoke for themselves. Driver was pretty good, too. Not perfect, but I'll take it. I finished the day off on the putting green working on speed control and I even sank a 30 footer uphill breaking to the left.
    7 points
  5. Close to breaking 90, shot a 91, my best round to date. Those two triple bogeys really hurt. One of them I just made poor choices. By poor choices, they weren't risky choices, they were just dumb. The dumbest was trying to putt from way too far off the green in April PNW conditions when it had just rained. Ball didn't even make it to the green.
    7 points
  6. Past TWO years went from about 10 to what was 5.9 at the beginning of the year. My last round took a spot and dropped a 9.6 off. I’m shooting for 3/4 this year…..pray for me! Join the club! There is a line that doesn’t like me bryan has been busting my balls all season because “I have not played with him”. admittedly I play my worst golf against him….he messes with my head
    7 points
  7. I told my boss that I needed an afternoon today Hit the course with a good friend of mine at noon. It was a very enjoyable time. I hit some really nice, for me, driver shots. My short game was its normal, and did fairly well with long irons. I did not score the best I ever have, but certainly not the worst I ever have! LOL. I do think that changing the grip on my driver to a mid size was a good idea. Giving some thought changing the grips on the rest of my bag to mid size grips.
    7 points
  8. Just going to step in here to remind everyone that no one needs to post anything that questions another member's intelligence, etc. Debate issues. Personal attacks are never acceptable here in this Forum.
    6 points
  9. Yesterday was a charity scramble at Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick, WA. It was put on by the Rotary which my wife is a member and on the golf committee. She put together a team; I told her that she doesn't need an old, fat short hitter for a scramble but she insisted. We played with another couple that we play with at our club. He hits the ball maybe 270-280y with roll, and his wife and my wife both hit around 150-160y with roll. I hit maybe 200-210y. But all guys had to hit from the White tees (6200y) and the ladies hit from the Red tees (5100y). The Red tees on the long holes were 60-110y in front of the White tees. Not sure why I hit off the tee. This course is one of the courses for the PNW MGS outing in June. I'm hitting from the Senior tees!!! Who says you can't buy a game!!! We started on hole #9, a 525y par 5. We had the option of playing the hole as is, or having Troy Teal, a former WLD competitor hit our tee shot, after which our first shot on the hole is where his ball ended up. So, we hit our first shot from 85y... !! My wife put her shot 2 feet from the pin for a kick-in "Albatross". -3 after one hole!! There were other money-raising gimmicks; on the par 5 #3 holes we could pay $20 each and tee up from a circle in the fairway 200y out from the green... I put my ball on the green, but we missed our "Albatross" putt and settled for eagle. The greens at this course are very tricky; lots of slope and quick. All of us had difficult time getting the ball to the hole on long putts uphill. Oh BTW, we each bought 5 mulligans; we used them all and only made one count. We managed a couple of birdies on our own but had one bogey. We ended up -7 which was a tie for 18th out of 35 teams. The good news is that the Rotary Foundation made over $30K for college scholarships for local high school kids.
    5 points
  10. I appreciate it El Conquistador! Practice is showing signs of improvement and in starting to feel a bit more confident. I'm off Friday and hoping for some good weather to at least get on the course for a bit.
    5 points
  11. You're next!! I can feel it.
    5 points
  12. Congratulations on the personal best, Derrick! It's good to see all the hard work you've been putting in is paying off.
    5 points
  13. ... Actually 2 almost identical shots my last 2 rounds. #2 at Aguila is a 515yd par 5 that plays a little downhill off the tee and uphill to the green. Both days with about an 8mph wind at my back I had 195 to the pin. Day 1 I hit a 5 iron to a front pin and had 6 feet that I made for eagle. Day 2 I hit a 4 iron to mid pin, hit it to 15 feet and missed the eagle but had a tap in birdie. At my age, reaching a 515yd par 5 in two with an iron is just such a rewarding feeling.
    5 points
  14. Shot 82 again today. Interestingly, yesterdays 82 was 41/41....todays was 41/41 .... more interestingly, all 4 41s contained one birdie and one double bogey.
    5 points
  15. I don't count anymore. If I find more than I lose, I consider it a good round.
    5 points
  16. Will you please stop with,”the other kids are picking on me” cry. Its tiresome and if you simply moved on from that. It might actually open your eyes that this is a very congenial and friendly forum when you aren’t looking to start arguments.
    5 points
  17. I'd posted in another thread about my trusty TM Stage 2 Tour hybrid dying. Went shopping yesterday for a replacement. Had thought about picking up a Cobra King Tec, or possibly a Ping G410. Was at 2nd Swing yesterday, had the Ping in hand, then saw a new in plastic Tour Edge CBX 17*, with the HZRDUS shaft in stiff. And, priced some $70 cheaper than the somewhat worn G410. So I now have a CBX hybrid to use in that slot. Put a leather grip on it last night, it's ready for the likely rainy men's club round I have ahead of me tomorrow morning...
    5 points
  18. Putting - Went to the course and spent about 1 1/2 hours working on building some feels with the LAB putter. I was going through my full routine with all the putts (as I should) and using 1 ball. Dropped a ball, made a read, and holed out the putt. By the end of my session I felt pretty good about how I was rolling the ball.
    4 points
  19. I've done that before too. I remember playing a course in Summerville SC and it was in less than desirable shape. I striped a ball right down the middle of the fairway and the fairway was so bad that I couldn't locate the ball! Never played that course again, either! LOL
    4 points
  20. i've lost a ball in the middle of the fairway
    4 points
  21. Probably my tee shot on 17 yesterday. I had missed a 3’ for birdie two holes prior and was waiting on a group in front of me so I’d load a little momentum. They waited on 17 tee for me so I could play through. Super cordial and I had even mentioned I’m content to wait, it’s so relaxing today. Instead they said go ahead and hit. I had 143 into the wind and chose a nice soft cut 8. Depending upon who you ask, this was my putt. Let’s say 6’ Made my 3.
    4 points
  22. Accidentally replicated this (the divot) today Yes, I really did take a divot just about that long. Was 80 yards out, had been raining so the fairways were wet, hit a full 58 degree wedge. Hit it flush, took the large long divot, ball came out pretty high with a lot of spin, landed and took a small hop in the air after it landed and stayed in the same spot, 3 feet from the hole. Was playing with a guy that I play with frequently and he was like "how did you do that". I really have no idea. Usually if I take a divot that big, the ball goes like 5 yards.
    4 points
  23. We had a Dr who used to spend way too much time looking for balls at every creek & pond on the course. His buddies got him back during their yearly golf trip to Myrtle Beach. They saved cut surlyn golf balls all year, then the front group at Myrtle seeded every waterway with cut balls. Thrilled to find a ball then pissed to discover it was cut, they said he cussed his head off the entire trip. No one ever told him.
    4 points
  24. And depending on where you play - you may not want to get too close to either to retrieve them.
    4 points
  25. Heck, I've lost a few in the fairway before. Last year as a beginner I lost upwards of a dozen balls on several occasions. I was also a big fan of the "thrill of the hunt" and would play whatever I could find if I couldn't find mine. I've lost 8-10 on an early round this season but recently it's been between 1 and 5.
    4 points
  26. And to boot it has dings and bag chatter to boot---- Adds character and street creed if you ask me--- Please tell me you stole it price wise because it was beat up and they had no idea of what they had
    4 points
  27. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? First round was at 18. Loved it, but I was horrible for the next 30 years. I mean horrible! Then my son wanted to play so we took lessons together. Handicap is 16.7 and shoot somewhere between high 80's and low 90's. What do you love about golf? I swear it is the only time I don't think about work. Its also the only time I get 4 hours of uninterrupted time with my teenage son What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I was hooked by the "no putts given" podcast, though I do miss last years format. Where are you from? What is your home course? Live in Boise Idaho area. Play them all. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? No golf in the winter What do you do for a living? Director of Operations for a restaurant franchise. How’d you pick your user name? Been a Dolphins fan as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I can handle the disappointments in my golf game so well
    4 points
  28. @bens197inspired me to get a quick 9 in. Wind was swirling in and out with some serious gusts but it was sunny and extremely pleasant to play weather wise actually. +3 (38) with 2 bookend doubles, 6 pars and a bird……the doubles were bad misjudgements and the greens were pretty hard and not receptive. Tale of the day was bombs off the day, wind helped on 1 but I had 5 drives over 280….. putting saved me a couple times as usual. Absolutely in love with EvNROLL I was very happy because I was making the shots I wanted but the wind definitly carried some balls further than I anticipated and the back of these greens are death.
    4 points
  29. Weather is nice today; upper 50s, though overcast and 15ish mph winds. Owen and I had enough time to walk the front nine at River Heights. Swapped out one of my wedges for a C3I 65° wedge I picked up from goodwill the other day. It's a pretty awesome club. Tried it out a bunch today and other than thinning one into oblivion I was very happy with it. Going to stay in the bag this season for sure. Overall my ball striking was good today other than totally duffing an 8 iron. I'm starting to regularly overshoot the green on long approaches, which is a good thing. I just need to mentally catch up to that reality. Putting was absolutely horrendous. Sometimes I misread the break, sometimes my stroke was offline, sometimes my speed was off, and oftentimes it was a combination of all three, lol. Shot a 49 that I'm pretty happy with. Owen beat me by a few strokes, but that's to be expected!
    4 points
  30. I would say as long as you can find a place to clip it that's a little less busy you should be okay. I had it clipped towards the front quite a bit so I found that my shirt occasionally got in the way and it was easy to bump with my hands or golf club. If it were a little more to the side it'd probably be just fine, but then you need to be a little more conscious of it getting in and out of a cart and walking around in certain places.
    4 points
  31. Probably not me, I've learned to dance with the one that brung me...and you guys will have to suffer the consequences of being witness to it!
    4 points
  32. It has been a long time coming but today I finally upgraded my irons, I am very excited and can't wait to get out and play. My old RBZ irons I have been wanting to replace are in the pictures as well, they are a regular shaft and I should have at least changed the shaft years ago. My new irons: Taylormade p770 4-P.
    3 points
  33. Old golf joke: This course was so tough I lost 3 balls in the ball washers. Only a person who loses lots of balls appreciates that old joke. When I get home from a round my wife doesn’t ask me how I did. Instead she asks, “how many balls did you lose.” That’s no joke, she does. I played a tournament when I was a young man with a wicked banana slice, and I lost 6 balls in the third flight of the final round. At the end of that round the guy I was playing against said to me, “The way you dress, I thought you were a much better golfer.” I hardly hit the banana ball anymore, but what aggravates me more is losing a ball in the rough. I can accept hitting it deep in the woods or in the water, but knowing it’s right there, somewhere in the tall grass, really gets to me. And in the fall, when the sun is low, leaves are on the ground, and the grounds crew has slowed their mowing schedule, I tend to lose more balls per round … but I also find more, too, Last year I tied my old 6 lost balls in a round record, but I found 7 balls as well. Of course, I never find balls as desirable to me as the ones I lose. So that’s my record: 6 lost / 7 found, in the same round. Although I also had a day last year with 5 lost / 4 found. She was still pissed.
    3 points
  34. I discard more balls than I lose. I occasionally lose one every few rounds, but typically the ball will get scuffed or worn out and I'll take it out of play.
    3 points
  35. One of my golfing friends is a ball hawker. Whenever he gets close to a pond he immediate takes out his extended (16'?) ball retriever and pulls out every ball he can find - no matter how bad it is. . I keep yelling at him - "we need to move along" since there's generally a 4some behind us. Then he'll use one of those ratty, water logged balls to hit over the water and of course it goes in - keep telling him it's a 'self-fulling prophecy' . FYI he can afford new golf balls.
    3 points
  36. 33 ft par putt after a chip that ran out too far
    3 points
  37. I lose an average of 0.33 balls per round. I will play a ball for 3 rounds before I lose it or take it out of play. OB is not in play for me at my course (never done it), and we have no woods that collect balls. Very rarely is a ball lost in the rough (sometimes when leaves start falling); losses are mostly from a poor shots over water. I minimize the cost by playing a ball that I have used for at least one round on holes with water; for me that's #3 (two opportunities to hit the water), #9, #12 (really bad shot to hit water but I've done it), #14 (if I shank it), and #15 (if I chunk it). Haven't lost a ball on #14 and 15 this year (now I probably will this weekend).
    3 points
  38. I used to lose 2-3 per round on average, with a worst of 5 balls a few times. I have backed off my swing, am hitting more fairways, and losing about 1 on average. I've played a few 18 hole rounds lately without losing a ball at all (that was unheard of for me a year ago), even went 38 holes before losing one last week. I may never run out of golf balls at my current lost ball pace. Teeing up a brand new ball and blasting it off into the woods/weeds never to be found on the first shot is one of life's notable irritations...
    3 points
  39. When I first started playing I probably lost 3-6 per round so I was always happy to find others while searching for mine. Today it’s not uncommon for me to lose 1 or 2 each round but, as of late I have been pretty good about keeping all of mine. Probably just jinxed myself for the next round….. I have to agree with previous statements that losing them in the water or OB is part of the game but, losing one in the rough when you know that it’s right there is frustrating.
    3 points
  40. My record in one round is 11, but I was a beginner and the course I was playing had several water hazards and OB quite close on several holes. Typically now I would say between 1 and 2, on average at my home course, but more when fallen leaves are about.
    3 points
  41. Oh, I definitely stole it. It was priced like any other run of the mill anser. I'm actually going to take it out and use it in my round today, it feels amazing.
    3 points
  42. OHHH a Tour 70 X Stiff------ Oh my aching back just thinking about that. And I am sure you have a plan just like I would have change that rebar
    3 points
  43. 3 points
  44. When I first moved down, that was the course everyone talked about. A guy I know played there about 12 years ago and said he met retired General Oliver North in the pro shop. I’d love to get the chance to play there someday…
    3 points
  45. Speaking of numbers, when did this happen? You must have Brian constantly looking over his shoulder now . Nice going! Oh, and I officially don't like you anymore .
    3 points
  46. Shot an 82 today. Loving the new Rogue Driver! But, man, does my short wedge game bite the big one!
    3 points
  47. I got out at lunch to hit a bucket, the grass section of the range was open but a little wet. Didn't matter too much to me so I went down and had the whole section to myself, although I had to give my irons and wedges a thorough cleaning after nearly every shot. Contact was really solid which was nice to see for only having been to the range a few times and this was my first session not hitting off of mats. Not sure if my aim was off or what but most shots, especially with irons, were to the left. Great flight, but just left of target. Driver was low but straight so I'll take that. Should be in OK shape for the scramble on Sunday.
    3 points
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