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  1. Got in a pretty solid practice round today. I hit the ball well with only two bogies. The first one was on the second hole. This hole is a killer. First shot is 200 yards to center of the fairway and centered on the sharp dog leg left. Your now at the 150 yard marker but its three extra clubs uphill and guarded by two huge bunkers in the front with 2 yards between them. The green slopes from back to front. You don't want to be past the pin or be short. I wound up 6 feet past the pin. I missed the putt and now off the green. Coming back 12 feet It sat on the edge. Three putt. The other was on straight away hilly par 4. The tee shot starts from higher ground. Then it goes down hillI, then up, then down, then up to the green. I put my second shot up in the greenside trap and the sand was hard as a rock. The club bounced off the hard pan and wound up 25 feet past the pin. Missed that putt but had a tap in. I wish they would fix the traps. I wound up 2 over for the round. I'm fine with that. After the round I hit the range to sharpen the 6 iron, 5 hybrid, and 7 wood. I wanted to make sure I had them gapped correctly and knew their distances. Big round next week.
    9 points
  2. Started off great but ended in the toilet, shooting 42/47:89. Guess I got tired as I double bogeyed 4 of final 5 holes. Just stupid mistakes that could have been avoided.
    8 points
  3. Three nines over the past three days -> 39, 38, 41. Bad three-putt on No. 9 on the 39, and two lipped putts on the 41. Couple of birdies mixed in with a few double bogeys. I continue to kill my rounds with poor tee play, though it has gotten a little better it seems. Anxiously waiting for my lesson Wednesday as my full swing has generally been really poor. My short game and putting are just saving me right now. It feels like I'm making more putts and converting more up-and-downs than ever before. Back out this week for my first 18s in a few weeks. Hoping my scoring consistency continues.
    8 points
  4. Have I mentioned to you all that I am scheduled for eye survey this summer? It’s obviously needed. Sorry completely somehow misread that!
    8 points
  5. Headed to Disney with the kids for their first visit… happy is the right word.
    8 points
  6. ... Him or you? Your best bet is to wait until I change my pick and whomever I decide not to go with has a very good chance of winning. I already have an email from Scotty Scheffler warning me not to pick him again.
    7 points
  7. Back to back par 3's, first one my buddy hit to the top of a bowl and rolled back towards the hole. It had a darn good chance, but by the time we crested the hill we saw it 3 feet to the left of the pin. The very next hole is also a par 3, and was playing about 190. I hit a laser beam right at the pin, and it landed and stuck right next to the hole, 3 feet away. We both flirted with exchanging membership cards, but both still part of the club!
    7 points
  8. Played Granada Golf Club today for the first time. Granada is a hilly course with a lot of holes on the back that can land you in trouble. Shot an 81. Doubled a par 5 from a poor decision that led to hitting my 2nd shot into the water. Drove the ball well, hitting 11 of 14 fairways, 8 GIR, but had 33 putts -- not chipping close enough and just flat out missing putts. Missed several birdies and a few par putts that were very makable but distance control on longer putts was very good.
    7 points
  9. ... All I can say is at least I don't drink because perusing Ebay under the influence I would be in much more trouble than I am already. Wasn't actually planning on buying a Stealth driver but saw a bunch of "Head Only" in mint condition and put in a plethora of extremely low bids never expecting to win. But of course I did, didn't I?
    7 points
  10. Didn’t watch a shot, won’t watch a shot in the future.
    6 points
  11. Played our informal work scramble at River Heights yesterday with Owen, our buddy Kevin, and my dad. We played -2 on the front and +2 on the back. Kevin's an avid golfer but he and his wife bought a boat last summer so this was the first time he picked up a club this season. He also has two drivers and two 3 woods in his bag because he's always struggled with longer clubs. He helped with a few nice chips and putts. My dad played with us a couple times last year, which was the first time he'd swung a club in over ten years. He's pretty good but he's pretty beat up right now; he needs ankle surgery and another shoulder surgery. Unfortunately, he's the type that puts those things off as long as possible. He claimed otherwise, but I could tell he was in a lot of pain almost immediately. We actually took a few of his drives early on because they were short but dead center in the fairway every time. Owen carried us for the most part; more than half our shots were his. His short approach game wasn't good but his drives and long approaches were great. I really struggled with tempo again. When I made good connection I was rock solid but I was like Fulton Reed in the first Mighty Ducks: can only make one out of five. After a few good rounds my irons were starting to tug to the left again. The two times I tried to compensate for it I hit them dead straight. My putting was maddeningly close; too many times I had it read correctly just to end a ball rotation short or burn the edges. Almost feels better to miss badly, LOL. A lot of pin locations that were very close to the edge of the greens and it seems like no matter where it was, we were chipping from the short side. We were decent enough on the front but really faded on the back nine. On almost each of the last six holes we put ourselves in trouble and couldn't recover. But, a good time was (hopefully) had by all!
    6 points
  12. After digesting this whole LIV Tour… I hate it. It is exactly what golf does not need. We don’t need louder, more pompous golf… all this does is open the door for the golf bro’s and their stupid antics on the course. Shut it down.
    6 points
  13. Today, my wife and I celebrate 15 years of marriage. Crazy how time flies.
    6 points
  14. 39-39: 78 (+7, net -2) 6/13 FIR, 11/18 GIR, 33 putts Had another really solid round this afternoon, was maybe my best all around 18 holes. Even with an unfortunate bounce that led to a triple on the front and a silly double on the back, I was able to knock it around really well. On top of that, there was a big money game that morning with most pins in tough spots, which makes me feel even better about the round. My buddy and I had back to back par 3's where he hit it to 3 feet, then I hit it to 3 feet on the next one. Definitely the highlight of the day! Was largely able to avoid trouble off the tee again, which is helpful to play well. Go figure haha. Was a really good time with a good friend who's visiting from out of town on top of it all, so a pretty near perfect day for this lucky guy!
    6 points
  15. Next years PGA Tour is going to look much much different… I bet a record number of KFT players earn their “card”… kind of scary to think about. If I were the PGA Tour, I would have a team working on how to make it better… and fast. Real fast.
    6 points
  16. 56-ish and counting for me. But, I think God's plan is to have mine happen at a MGS Meet-up. With 9 rounds planned in my 10 day journey, that's 36 more chances to leave my own miserable thread .
    6 points
  17. 42 today… buckets of rain were falling. 1: Bird 2: Par 3: Par 4: Par 5: double 6: boge 7: boge 8: boge 9: boge
    6 points
  18. It was absolutely calming out there today. Things have been crazy recently and it was nice to have some time out just me and my wife.
    6 points
  19. I’ll allow it ….too many 3 letter acronyms up there in the GOLFSPY realm
    5 points
  20. Yeah. I’m trying hard to think of an excuse for misreading THV for APH.. maybe I’ll just let what everyone does and blame it on autocorrect. Ha
    5 points
  21. Actually it’s not @GolfSpy_APH that has direct communication. It’s @GolfSpy_THV Jamie was just trying to help out after the original post. By giving an update as he knew. It’s mainly due to the fact the forum staff only administers the testings. We really don’t even know Whsts coming until often the day before the forum post goes up, even if they much. HQ has heard our desires and concerns—several times—but it appears it will remain the status quo for now. We truly don’t know what is in the works and when.
    5 points
  22. Not at the MGS PNW Outing in 2 weeks. Except for the round at my course, the par 3's are very challenging; one being a US Open local qualifying course. Another has a "12,000 sqft thing of beauty" with lots of undulations in it. Then there is always this one at Apple Tree GC...
    5 points
  23. Here's wishing to never see you post here again!
    5 points
  24. I was informed today that this was his 8th HIO, but we have to take his word for any early ones because I don't think anyone around here witnessed any prior to 1980.
    5 points
  25. My wife and I took a trip to Fletcher Park, a 1.5 mile hiking trail located here in town that I'd never heard about until I was reading on a local Facebook group. They mentioned it had a Japanese garden and my wife was wanting to go to take some photos for background references for art. It was a beautiful, 83 degree day with enough shade and a nice breeze that made the walk pleasant. We both took some photos and had a fun time getting out in nature. Our next trip will be to the Enterprise South nature park that sits right beside my work. I've been there on a team building exercise, but she hasn't and I think she'll enjoy it.
    5 points
  26. We're just the opposite ... my strength right now is off the tee box, fairway metals and hybrids, and iron play ... my short game tends to be keeping me from scoring well. Although I'm putting fairly decently, they're longer putts that have a low percentage to make. We should team up for a scramble! LOL
    4 points
  27. Well, if it dosen't happen, I'd be tickled taking a few KP quarters from Kenny and Chris .
    4 points
  28. It didn't work for me! We had a company league at a real par three course. (100 up to 250 yard holes) Played it for a few years every week. It was 18 holes but we played 9 in the league. Many close encounters but never got to hear the the magic sound!
    4 points
  29. Hey even when Rob was a new mod he had a 3 letter name but it wasn’t an acronym. We all gave Rob crap for it being Rob and not CG2, still glad he crumpled under pressure
    4 points
  30. I want to still pick Willy Z… but I’m not sure I can watch him putt on the back 9 on Sunday and not have a stroke.
    4 points
  31. Thanks for the update rob. I think PMookie was referencing Jamie’s reference that THV would be updating with basically what you just said.
    4 points
  32. I didn’t buy anything(this time) but I put my ZF 50X in an old Mizuno ST190 head and was smashing it slightly better than the tsi3/tr combo. It got me feeling nostalgic lol. If it outperforms the tsi3 tomorrow im gonna have to seriously think about putting it back in the bag for the 3rd or 4th time. Something about that head always seems to work for me. Don’t know why I keep going the shiny new route. Haha
    4 points
  33. Booked a driver fitting at Club Champion for next week. So drivers…I’m thinking about drivers…
    4 points
  34. Great pictures and glad that you were able to enjoy the nice weather with your wife too. Congrats. on your promotion, and I hope that the "whole stressful house situation" takes care of itself and things work out as you hope for all involved.
    4 points
  35. I hear you man. We have been non-stop for seemingly months now. We need to find some time to get away, even for a hour. Maybe I’ll make a fire tonight and just enjoy the mosquitoes, and flies…. It just downpoured… that’s my favorite.
    4 points
  36. This is a little pejorative for a dream. I may not be as good looking or have as much money as Gal Gadot, but let’s look at what’s real. You’ve got a heck of a good looper, annnnd a heck of a good wingman. #yourewelcome.
    4 points
  37. This final round is about the best response to LIV the PGA Tour could have had.
    3 points
  38. So no sooner than 1 day after I made this post, I'm playing with my dad at a course that we really like just this past Friday. Dobson Ranch. It's a packed day so we're all waiting. The group behind us is pushing us all day but we were not gonna be rushed or bullied so we all agree to not let them get in our heads and just play at a normal pace. These guys were all loud and just excessively foul characters. A number of times we saw them throwing clubs and hitting the carts with their clubs. On a par 3, we finish and get in our carts and before we even have a chance to drive away drive away, a ball hits the fender of the cart my dad and I are in and on his side. No "FORE", no "Sorry about that", definitely no drive up apologies.. and all we heard were a bunch of chuckles from the $hitheads behind us. Not to mention it flew right over the shoulder of one of our other playing partners. In the moment I REALLY had to compose myself, take about 15 deep breaths, and drive away while formulating my next move. I knew that if I had approached them in that moment, there would be no conversation and at least 3 people were leaving in an ambulance.. the 2 guys that I put down and probably me after the other 2 in their group hit me with a club. The best thing that I could think to do was flag down the course Marshall and let him handle it. I even told him that I wanted him to handle it or else there would be blood and broken bones, police, and handcuffs. He was appreciative of that. I too am very non confrontational. But will NOT be pushed around in any shape or form under any circumstance and when the potential safety of my family is threatened.. you better believe there's a green monster deep down inside that nobody wants to see.
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. Not sure if I mentioned this but my old griddle bit the dust a few weeks ago. It was a converted stainless steel Kenmore grill that a friend of mine (RIP Dave) made the griddle top for. I bought a new one yesterday. I did a bit of research and found that the Char Grill Flat Iron was a better deal than the Blackstone of the same size and it was quite a bit cheaper too. I seasoned it up and made skirt steak tacos with cilantro lime rice.
    3 points
  41. Never said they were nobodies - but they are second tier at best when compared to the PGA field. So again - if this league is so great we’ll see when the names that are real draws jump over. If that even happens. Until then it’s all B listers in the grand scheme of things.
    3 points
  42. Short game for me - some putting, some chipping and pitching, then some more putting. Digging for the proverbial silver lining... my latest injury has me focusing on, and working harder on, stabilizing the lower body and holding my posture better through the back swing and into impact .. when I slow down and stay steady I'm definitely making better contact. Just used a gap wedge and changed every shot from soft, small chip up to full-ish swing .. on those still have a tendency to pull some left but holding myself steadier shows likes it's helping with that! About an hour and a half in total - didn't seem that long, so ... I musta been having fun
    3 points
  43. I like this concept because it's so different, tbh I'm really pissxx at what is the current PGA setup video with the comment by the same guys. I've just watched Mrshortgame Inside the ropes which was good and a different view.
    3 points
  44. I was told I can't post in this thread, but I thought maybe this could give hope and incentive for you guys to "git 'er done". Do you remember a few weeks ago in the Random Thread, I posted that a concrete bench was stolen from the par 3 17th tee that commemorated the Ace by one of our members (a former pro) who was 91 years old. (The bench was recovered, repaired and replaced). Yesterday at 92 years old, he got another Ace on the par 3 #4 hole.
    3 points
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