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  1. OK, where do I start? Absolute bucket list venue. The format was singles at the Stadium course the first day and 2 man shamble at Dye's Valley the second day. Played the blues at the Stadium (they are the tips because you cannot play The Players tees, that's tournament only) 6670 (played longer) 73.9 148. Played the blues at Dye's Valley 6502 72.1 131. As a team we got our arse handed to us, which was not a surprise considering it was low cap, 5 and below, versus mid cap, 8+. I put up a bit of a fight on the front 9 being 3 up at one stage, then collapsed on the back. I ended up shooting 54/59 113 and am actually happy about it. The wind was brutal both days with pretty much all but 2 holes hitting into the wind. #17 we played from The Players tees. It was 137 to the middle, playing 155 pin in the back. I rinsed 2 (pushed just right of the green pin high) and ended taking a 7. They give you a metal bag tag that's a replica of #17 and after your round you can have them engrave what you shot on the hole, I obviously have 7 on mine. Vosh from Mizuno had them put shank on his because, well, he did. Dye's Valley I ended with an 87, but because it was a shamble it's not being recorded. Shot of the day was the par 3 #11. Plays 211 but with the wind was 240. I hit driver to 15 feet (it stuck) and 2 putted for par. If you have any questions, have at it. Here's a couple of pics. The entrance. Clubhouse Cam Back 9 designed on a napkin.
    11 points
  2. I played 18 today with a couple of guys from work at a new to me course, Brainerd Golf Club. It's an old course, designed in the 1920's by Donald Ross. I really enjoyed the layout and had fun putting on some really undulating, fast, and tricky greens. There were a couple of unfortunate things about the day, though. First I was looking over photos from the course this morning and saw this: We had a 12:56 tee time and I couldn't bring Wall-E, my Stewart Q Follow out to play which I really think hurt my mental game. The other thing that went wrong was my game. I shot 66-57 123. Driver was decent, I did get myself into some bad spots where I had to punch or pitch out to the fairway, but other times it was pretty good. I couldn't hit irons early to to save my life. I shanked so many balls it wasn't funny. I came close to walking off the course on the 4th hole. I finally started figuring out I was hitting at the ball and not through it and did see better results later. My wedges were off distance wise and directionally. The only consistent part of my game was putting. I made several great lag putts and sank one from 27 feet. Hopefully I can take what I discovered into my next round. I bogeyed the 18th after pulling a drive, having to hit a wedge back into the fairway, hammered a 3 wood pin high left, chopped up and 2 putted.
    11 points
  3. Four nines this week -> 38, 39, 41, 40. Consistent, but pretty poor on the greens especially this weekend. Five three-putts over the 36 holes. Swing has had its issues as well, but overall I've held it together. Shot of the week is the closest I've been to a hole-in-one all season - on a par four, nonetheless! No. 5, 306-yarder. Hit my drive up the right side and it rolled out to the back middle of the green and within five feet of the hole. Yes, I missed the eagle putt as it broke about a cup and I under read it a bit... . Easy birdie, though.
    8 points
  4. I had a heck of a round going today until @crbishop reminded me that I was 1 over thru 8 lol (my excuse ). I have really been grinding on my driver and 150 and in clubs on the range the last few weeks, and today it really clicked. I hit 14/18 greens in reg!!! That is my lifetime best!! My driving stats don’t look good but they were smashed and just in the fringe or barely in the rough. My putter was just ice cold, I burned the edge what seemed like 6 times for what could have been birdies. I think with some more work I’ll have some more confidence in my driver, it feels so good but just can’t get it to fade. I know this week I’ll continue my driver and 150 and in practice, but now I don’t need as much, and I’ll be doing a lot of lag putting and some more chipping. Also, I played the last 4 holes with the Pro V1x. I have started to notice with the dew I have been getting more fliers with the Chrome Soft X LS, and just struggling getting it to check on the greens when there is any moisture. Very pleased and optimistic about my next round. Score 78 Fir 4/14 GIR 14/18 PUTTS 36
    7 points
  5. Played a round with @JFish350 at eastmoreland with two other friends. Was a fun time. 55/45 Today for me proved the importance of driver. I think my shaft is compromised. On the range it was kind of making a graphite .scratching noise. Hit my first driver on two and shanked it as I couldn’t trust it. Then pulled it out for another hole and you can hear it doing that on practice swings. Got benched the rest of the day. Need to find time to take it to my club builder so he can see what is going on and hope he can get me a replacement. So 4w it was and I can tell you I am way better off with a driver in my hands that a FW from the tee all the time. Part of it was mental since I had a beautiful drive with my 4w on the hole before I benched the driver and then after that my baby draw on 4w was gone. This is also reflected in my SG stats. On the bright side my putting and short game were pretty good today. On 1 I nearly holed a 57’ putt for birdie (hit it to one foot, uphill and right to left break). Had 1 par of the front and 1 par and a birdie on the back. Would have had a better day had I not had a three putt and a four putt and had a couple lip outs drop. Jeremy is such a treat to play with. He hits these towering baby draws and fades that were impressive and I look forward to more rounds with him and other spies. Bonus material: we got to see nature at its finest as a coyote nabbed a squirrel about 100 yards ahead of us. It was a real sight to see.
    7 points
  6. Got out yesterday afternoon in gorgeous weather @ Sleepy Hollow in Cleveland. The greens were punched, but it was only $26 to walk 18 (normally $42) The greens were slow and shaggy but not really bumpy. The rest of the course was immaculate as always. I got paired up with 2 brothers & dad on the front 9, and we were told we were following an outing. (who holds an outing knowing there's punched greens is beyond me. But from what I saw, these people weren't golfers anyway) It took 2:20 to play the front, which isn't awful considering everything. But the three dropped and I was left alone. But after it took over 20 min at the turn to get a gatorade, I walked out and saw 5 groups on #10. i walked back down to the first tee, joined another group of walkers and got around the front a second time in just about 2 hours. The second time around I eagled #1! It's a downhill, usually downwind 476 yard par 5. I hit driver-9 iron to 6 feet. I also tacked on a long birdie putt at the par 3 6th. Overall it was a good day and didn't really make any mistakes on the course, but hard to judge anything with punched greens. Hopefully this is my last round without Arccos, so I can start fresh next weekend and really start improving.
    6 points
  7. I had a really, really fun time at our league's outing yesterday. It was a place I'd never played, but I really liked the course. We played a lone wolf scramble and I had the five lowest handicap holes assigned to me since I was the lowest HC in our 4-some. I played those 5 at +2 with a par, birdie, and three bogies. I beat or tied the three scramble guys on all of them, which I consider a plus (from a personal perspective). Driver continued to be a strength most of the day - three questionable shots, only one of which really hurt (into penalty area, but still ended up with a bogey thanks to it being a shortish par 5). Irons were also pretty good, certainly much better than they were Tuesday. Chipping was about as good as it gets for me. All told, our lone wolf score was a 90, which was pretty much right on the weighted average HC of our group. We did leave a lot of meat on the bone for our scramble score of +2, 73. We just could not make a putt and struggled to hit greens on the par 3's. The other three guys are a fair amount shorter than me, so not having my potential help on a couple 400+ yard par 4's definitely hurt the scramble score too. I had a par on the 3rd hole at 420 yards. They hit D, 3W and were still 30 yards short of the green. I really enjoyed the format, which I've never done before. It seemed to make it more interesting and everyone had to contribute regardless of HC. I also like the added stress on the holes we had to go it alone - you want to do well not just for yourself, but for the team, too.
    6 points
  8. Yes it was a great day and great to finally meet a fellow spy. I look forward to more with you. Colin and Dave were awesome good dudes to play with although a sandbagging may have been in the mix with a 5 minute arrival before tee time and not playing to much lately. I'm kidding of course, Dave is a pretty good player and fun to watch. Your driver was sketch for sure, I could hear 40' away clicking almost like the settings are off and its trying to set itself. Myself, I didn't play awful and I had some serious nerves on the first tee. Just closed my eyes and actually hit the ball on its intended path. Best drive of the day for me with my 4 wood. 3 pars and a chip in bird on the front for a 45 with taking an 8 on the par 5 9th. I was 46 yards from the pin in 2, skulled my chip, flubbed the forth next to a tree chipped out to the fringe. 1 par, an 8 a couple doubles for a 48 on the back side. I didn't get to see the squirrel chase as I was in the trees looking for my ball in the opposite fairway. The guys on that hole saw the chase as well.
    6 points
  9. I picked a bad day to have a bad day. Member member fall tournament. 90% of handicap and I literally puke up and down throughout the day. I had a 46 on the front where everything went wrong. 4 3putts. Missed opportunities left and right even when playing smart. I couldn’t nestle a putt to save my life. Played better on the back for a few holes and then it started all Over again 52 on the back. I couldn’t catch a break. The other guys we were playing could do no wrong. Bad shots off the tee and they’d stick it to 2 feet. I could have probably played better with half my bag then using everything. Needless to say we’re the earliest tee time tomorrow and playing solo. Stableford format and we’re only 12 back so we have a chance but I basically took me and my partner out of everything with that performance
    6 points
  10. Unless you’re the squirrel !
    5 points
  11. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. We are going to go through and continue this test/review under the old method as we intend to create a little competition here. I will leave a link to this thread in the old one, however in the mean time please welcome our testers once again as they look to put the Arccos bundle through its paces and see how it can help/improve their game along the way. Stay tuned for more about our side challenges/games to create a bit more fun and involvement in this test and maybe have some of you readers join in on the fun as well! Testers @Getoffmylawn @MyWifesSwingCoach @Ben_Howell34 @DiscipleofPenick
    4 points
  12. My Bag Boy Chiller bag has begun to grab the grips of my clubs when I pull them. I ordered this Tour Edge Exotics Xtreme Cart 7.0 bag because it has good reviews and I really liked the looks. It should be here Tuesday.
    4 points
  13. ... Yup always play to non-optimal contact unless your yardage changes due to new clubs or a swing change or you just start hitting the ball consistently longer. Sounds like you might be experiencing a little of both so good for you!
    4 points
  14. Had the best non-driver ballstriking day of my life. Yet my score was not great, 94. So what went wrong: Irons flying father than I think they will, due to some swing changes. It wasn't just that the balls rolled to the back of the green, the ball carried to the back of the green or farther. One shot, had 117 to the flag, played for non-optimal strike and went PW. Ball carried 25 yard farther than it should, over the green, landed somewhere in the woods, probably rolled into the street. Had a couple of holes of poor drives, swung too hard on one and hit it in the hazard. This was the swing for the fences type of swing. After the first par 3 on my course, hit GIR on every par 3, to 15 feet or less, including an almost hole in one. On these holes, I didn't club up and hit them well. @chisag- i know you said to play for non-optimal contact, but i think my distances have actually changed.
    4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. The Tale of Two Nines for me today. Still not driving the ball like I should, but scrambling for pars... until the back nine; then I didn't scramble very well. Shot a 38 (+1) on the front nine, then a 41 (+6) on the back nine for a 79. Two doubles killed me, but the greens are very slow and not rolling very well after being punched last Monday. Still... my last three rounds have been in the 70's, so there's that.
    4 points
  17. Not a happy golf day.... Beautiful sunny, 80* low humidity day.... Feeling good since I didn't beat myself up this week working so no sore muscles or stiff back... New to me driver shaft came yesterday and I am stoked to do some comparison testing..... Buuuut.....The whole day is shot because I have to travel to a wedding for a niece. And its a second marriage for them....not even a first. And I was out of it until last week when my kid was supposed to be getting my mother to it but now her work schedule changed and she cant take her. And it's being held at a golf course venue so I'll get to see the course and think about how I could be testing the Accra driver shaft instead. I told them when I declined initially that I do one wedding attendance per lifetime...and that includes my own!
    4 points
  18. That's okay, I'm sure he's good at other stuff...
    3 points
  19. Was in the Arkansas Golf Shop today so my wife could hit some demo hybrids and irons and recommendations. She's currently playing some senior shaft Adams hybrids and irons but I'm thinking that, although she needs the longer length than standard ladies irons, they're too heavy and not enough flex for her slower swing. She liked the Callaway Rogue OS hybrids. Going to have her talk things over with her swing coach and get his input. Bought a cleat tool and a Puma shirt for myself.
    3 points
  20. Have my parents dog while they’re away. This one loves fetch
    3 points
  21. Great story, both did the right thing. Im 34, my brothers 30 and 26….all on how you’re raised in the end. Can find schmucks in all generations.
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. ... Judging by the responses, evidently I have been wasting my time posting tips on MGS. My most transformative tip is for those that top or hit thin shots and haven't taken a divot. Place a golf ball one foot in front of the ball you are going to hit. Take a full normal swing but make your ball hit the ball one foot in front. This changes your focus from trying to hit the ball UP and in the air to DOWN and through in order to hit the ball on the ground in front. Sooooo many compressed a golf ball with spin and hit it higher than they ever had by simply changing their focus, not their swing.
    3 points
  24. Better day today. Ball striking was much better after being very aware of my setup and basics. 39 on the front and remained 3 over through 13, when a mental error on 14 brought about a double bogey. Another bogey on 15 and one more on 18, both due to mishit approach shots to come in with a 79 for the day.
    3 points
  25. Indeed weren’t feeling well which prompted the test. I tested positive 2 days after my wife. Kevin commented that he just turned 70. Not sure I’d be up for running around a stage during a rock show at 70 that’s for sure. But walking a golf course with a motorized pushcart is on my list.
    3 points
  26. On another note, scheduled a long game fitting at Club Champion this coming Monday. New driver and FW possibly…
    3 points
  27. I'd hedge, talk to my cart partner about it, put my clubs on the passenger side of the cart and walk whenever I could to keep loose. That way if you get tired or there are any loooong walks between greens and tees you have a ride.
    3 points
  28. I for the sake of your score I’d walk - keep the rhythm and flow you are used to. But stretch stretch stretch. Now, before you go. During the round. Everything three or four holes take a minute and stretch. ever do legs up the wall, where you find some clear wall space, lay down on the floor, shimmy your butt up to the wall and rotate your legs straight up - like you are sitting on the wall w your back on the floor. Great stretch. Can do some figure four legs that way to also stretch out the back of your glutes, periformas area. Good stuff like that. Part of my daily routine. I’m a 55 year old walker who works out on the elliptical when I can’t walk the course.
    3 points
  29. ... If you are topping or hitting teed up balls thin. Change your focus to hitting the tee not the ball. Some fear skying the ball if they try and hit the tee with a driver so if that is the case just tee it a little lower.
    2 points
  30. Even with the Bushnell; the subscription model annoys me. I just wish some companies would, you know, give you what you pay for. No subscriptions, no unlock-able features, just the full deal. Old school mentality I guess.
    2 points
  31. Not thinking about them because I have them but... If you need wedges, DO NOT overlook the Mizuno T-22. Even Vosh thinks they're the best wedges they've made. Example, I can't hit out of bunkers so I got a Cleveland Smart Sole S. That's gone and I'll be using my T-22 56° from now on. It's as easy to hit our of bunkers as the S.
    2 points
  32. Remember it like yesterday. Working in my office when Shipping Mgr called me and said the WTC had a airplane accident! Minutes later SWMBO also called. The main Conference Room was next to my office so I went in there and turned on the TV and it seemed most of the shop/office personnel started coming in also as the 2nd plane hit. I was still on the line with SWMBO. Will never forget, like the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
    2 points
  33. Jeebus, as I started reading this post I thought "oh no you didn't... get another". Tell Martha I think that she recalled a date like this from 5 years ago is, well, really weird . We may have to consider putting an expiration date on HIO's.
    2 points
  34. Ha! I blame the first day play on you for sure!
    2 points
  35. Is this a flash back to the MD golf outing??!! Some Navy guy must have set up the groups for you to get stuck on a cart with me both days!!
    2 points
  36. Don’t train for anything else but taking the verbal abuse (for all those thinking we are jerks, this is just the way it is )
    2 points
  37. Army, Air Force….same different good luck with the CC!
    2 points
  38. Mildly tweaked my left glute & hamstring playing softball, and now I’ve got a tournament to play in a couple hours. It’s fine, but not 100%. I normally walk, and right now I can’t decide if today I should walk to keep it loose, or if I should ride to avoid fatigue given that it’s not quite fully healthy. Anyone have any brilliant insights?
    2 points
  39. 923 HM Pro went to the store today to figure out HM vs HM Pro. 923 heads are not in yet, so needed to use 921 as a proxy. Hit the HM pro much better. in theory, HM should be more forgiving, but for my spinny mishits, the HM pro provided less distance loss via less spin.
    2 points
  40. i mean, yeah, i do still ride a razor scooter to the mailbox
    2 points
  41. 24 years ago for me, but it seems like yesterday.
    2 points
  42. ... "Close to 40" is pretty young to me!
    2 points
  43. That’s a nice story. on a related note, some millenials aren’t that young anymore. Im getting close to 40.
    2 points
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