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  1. The Stack System. Chances of getting it are slim to none though since I already have Super Speed and Super Speed C. Every year I can’t tell if the wife misses or forgets my texts with “Christmas gift?” and the relevant hyperlink, or if she gets it and decides I’ve already spent too much on golf. Very likely the latter.
    4 points
  2. 78 (39/39), four birdies, a triple and a double. Ugh. Outside of two holes it was a very good round! Cold!!!! 50*, slight breeze, overcast, but we had the course to ourselves. Good day!
    4 points
  3. I've got an in-person lesson with Monte scheduled for next month. One hour lesson plus 9 hole playing lesson. He knows i'm working on the one plane swing and is fine with it. I especially need the playing lesson for the short game help.
    3 points
  4. Shot a 77 with the new sticks. Distances are just a little shorter than my gamers but these fly straight and are very easy to hit. A little more offset than I'm used to but nothing off putting. Had a blast! Last week I had a shaft pulling party one night.. wait.. that sounded pretty bad.. well, one night I decided to pull all the shafts and re-glue with new ferrules that I had lying around. I also added some subtle Mizuno blue paint fill and matching grips. All in I'm at $100 for a really fun and clean set of classics. Oh, and to keep with the theme, I picked up a new driver. Was lacing the fairways like I haven't done before. I'm beyond stoked about my first round with the STZ.
    3 points
  5. I spun the wheel of mis-fortune this morning and @Sluggo42 's name came up. His game seems to be like a roller coaster ride. Playing well then the bottom falls out, then playing well again. I see this with a lot of you spies. The roller coaster analogy just seems to fit. You get on and you have a slow climb to the top just like getting your score or handicap down. Then all the sudden you drop to the bottom. Just like having a bad day. Then you have the twists and turns. Like a slice or a hook creeping in. Then a little uphill climb again. Now you are getting a little better. We will get back to this in a minute. Sluggo42 says he hits his irons better when he chokes up. The only time I get choked up is when a hot pink ball rolls by me. But he seems to get choked up fondling his irons. To each his own I guess! Lately ole Sluggo fell in love with this chick called Adele but she spells it differently “Edel”. He said he fell in love when he opened her box. Too Much Information I believe. Seems like she is doing all the putting for him lately. It’s a good thing too because she's a much better putter. Back to my roller coaster analogy. Have you ever noticed that so many golfers think they found the magic secret to playing golf? Then the next day it doesn’t work anymore or you lost the mojo. Sluggo has found and lost the secret so many times I stopped counting. Let’s break down a few since September shall we! It all started out like this: Really good round and only 25 putts. Right when I think I got this game by the tail, along comes a round where I literally stink, and I can’t even hit the stupid ball. Sorry my bad the Yelllow Ball was in play. Had a few consecutive rounds of stench golfing, and considering stepping away for a while. Yellow Ball can see the game between the ears took a break! Nice round today with an epic front 9. Shot ok, butt 33 putts. He blamed Edel for having gas and heard her fart. Boy if your driver could talk I’m sure he would have some things to say about the noises he hears on the tee box. I’m shooting darts, I haven’t mishit anything. I found the answer to fat hits. My streak of good play continues, in addition to my superb iron play is my driver and fairway woods. Driver has been a little fadey. Play the fade and it goes straight. I’m not picking on Sluggo, but this shows you that this is a typical pattern that most golfers fall into. It happens with the Pro’s too. Look what happened to Bryson yesterday in "The Match". So don’t feel bad when this happens. Don’t throw in the towel, work through it. Laugh it off, tomorrow will be better.
    3 points
  6. You told me I had to compete with that robot. But thanks, making the switch from draw to fade this last year has definitely increased my consistency.
    3 points
  7. AFter thinking about this for a while and since I need a new coach/instructor; I'd buy into the performance school that one my local golf coaches offers. Basically a year of coaching and instruction for $2K.
    3 points
  8. already booked my christmas wish list item but i went *just a little* over the $2000 limit. chartered a jet down to florida for a week with plans to play 8 rounds with my pops. a few trump courses are on the list and then we’ll take it from there. my wife still isn’t comfortable getting on a plane, so i sprung for private
    2 points
  9. I've got an incredibly basic setup in my basement. Just a clearance Walmart net and a throw rug on the concrete. So far just messing around with a junk wedge and cut down hybrid I got from Goodwill. The neat thing about the rug is the built-in alignment aids, lol. It's given me a number of little epiphany moments; the shaft and club face were more offline than I thought. Fixing that straightened out my lead arm but threw my shoulders off. Fixing THAT allowed my posture to set up a little more naturally. In all, after about 50 cuts I managed to solve all my problems. While it's hard to get much feedback hitting into the net, I was able to more consistently hit the same spot over time. Hopefully I can start to groove it over the next week or so and find an available range to see if it translates.
    2 points
  10. Actually the younger guy 65-70 suggested we move up a Tee box. I didn’t argue. On the Execs we all moved up maybe 2-21/2 years ago. Lately a couple guys have even moved up even one more. Whatever they want fine with me if it makes them keep up with the group. At this point I’m all about everyone having a good time.
    2 points
  11. I should move up to the senior tees... maybe next spring. Problem is that my wife and I play with other couples and friends that are 20-25 years younger than I am, and they like playing from our Blues tees. I've been playing there for the past 6 years, and I can navigate around the course pretty well most of the time. Our sister course is longer, but actually easier to play than our course... if I played from the senior tees!! Should have!
    2 points
  12. Bad front nine... good back nine! 45/38 for 83 at my home course back playing at 6000 yards again. My driver was acting up again until hole #11, then it seemed normal, not sure what happened. The good news is that I birdied #1 and #18; love making birdies on my nemesis hole #18!! The bad news is that my swing took a holiday on the par 5 #5 hole... I took a 9. I cannot recall ever making worse than triple on that hole, and that was probably when the wind was in my face blowing 20+ mph. No wind today at all; not one shot out of those nine was any good.
    2 points
  13. Are you wanting to run that much for overall health or are you looking for it to translate to your golf game? Overall I know you’re very intentional and methodical about your training, but (my two cents) I’m a little concerned you’re not programming enough rest. Do you really feel you can go all out and push yourself in your weight training if you’re continuously running that much every week?
    2 points
  14. One of our club members is a steady 5 Hcap……his irons are Taylormade CGB’s which are a good 16 years old and were rated as Super Game Improvement clubs. The shafts are steel. He does have graphites in his Taylormade Rescue hybrids, 3 & 5..and he is 61 years old.
    2 points
  15. Geez man, don't make it so easy for me! I won't go there this is a family channel. Note to self, don't play in @azstu324 foursome especially when not in view of the clubhouse.
    2 points
  16. Ball data aside, anyone else noticing the crazy good consistency? That's some excellent ball striking Chris .
    2 points
  17. That's gotta be some expensive stuff to make! PS: I know what you meant.
    2 points
  18. While I forgot to take some pictures I’ve been using my pellet grill on the weekends. Last night made some fantastic pulled pork sliders with homemade coke slaw and sweet potatoes
    2 points
  19. Did a nice reverse sear New York strip for dinner with air fryer sprouts. I freaking love doing reverse sear always a perfect medium rare all the way through
    2 points
  20. No rest for the bored, here is the 7i data, I keep looking to make this cleaner, I'll figure it out at some point. Ball #1 Red Ball #2 Green And Ball #3 Blue: For transparency, 20 shots each was just too many for me. So I hit 1 sleeve of each ball, and rotated back and forth through them hitting a total of 9 shots with each ball(or 3 sleeves), I kept the best 6 shots with each ball so that the averages would be even, but I really only needed to kick out 2 bad hits for the batch of 27 shots. The rest were fine, just splitting hairs to get the best averages. Cheers all.
    2 points
  21. I want a Mitchell loft/lie machine as well. I'm still waiting for the deal that will probably never come
    2 points
  22. I really don't need anything golf related presently but were I forced to spend $2000 it would be a Mevo+ and a pair of shoes (not sure which ones).... or.... a Mitchell Loft/Lie machine.
    2 points
  23. Epic dessert last night, which took 3 days to make, but soooooo worth it! Turkish coffee custard in a Ghirardelli dark chocolate shell topped with whip cream and chocolate covered espresso beans.
    2 points
  24. Thanks! I didn't show the 7-8 shots that I shanked! But it was a good lesson for sure. I'm lucky to have a pretty big garage, so I have a semi-permanent net setup. I built three wood "clamps" that go around my rafters and are secured with 10" carriage bolts. I didn't want to screw into the rafters and the spacing wasnt conducive to supporting the net anyway. That gives me an 8'x8' mounting area to hang the net off of. I bought a 10'x10'x10' cage net and just let it have a little slack. The panels facing the two walls in the corner are secured with bungee balls and are "permanent." I have a hook on the side of the support where my car parks, so I just need to use a step stool to put up that corner of the net before hitting. The corners are secured with sandbags filled with pea gravel. The whole setup takes about 5-7 minutes to put up or take down. So far it has worked wonderfully. I have enough room for 13' of ball flight with the Mevo+ so I can do regular indoor mode rather than short indoor. The only downside is I don't have a way to do a face on camera view as I'm quite close to my back wall. Left-handers would likely not be able to use my net as configured, either.
    2 points
  25. @JerryB Nice simple indoor setup! I wish I had the ceiling height for that in the basement and didn't need to put my net out in the unheated pole barn. Make sure that throw rug is cushioned enough so you aren't damaging wrists & elbows with the concrete underneath. You might want to consider a layer of the 2'x2' drycore subfloor between the rug & concrete. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DRICORE-Subfloor-Membrane-Panel-3-4-in-x-2-ft-x-2-ft-Oriented-Strand-Board-FG10006/202268752#overlay I put those under my mat and it made a difference for me.
    1 point
  26. Exactly! The u505 2 iron replaces my U510 3 iron, and it doesn’t sound like you’re driving a tent stake into a rock.
    1 point
  27. Interested in your feedback on that club. I had a U510 for a while and it performed well enough but I couldn’t get past the feel…god awful if you didn’t center it, even if the shot itself wasn’t penalized all that much for the mishit.
    1 point
  28. This OT for Alabama/Auburn is gonna be tight.
    1 point
  29. That it stays warm enough in the Chicago area to golf semi regularly. I’m not worried about February since I’ll be in Hawaii for a couple weeks.
    1 point
  30. Hey, look on the bright side Foz, using the new income thresholds, they won't be sending you a Form 1099 .
    1 point
  31. That's a bummer. I'm going to miss watching that high draw .
    1 point
  32. Agreed. My golf viewing: PGA most often on weeks when the big names are playing, if not… …LPGA almost as much (at my age I should be emulating their more controlled swings, and I can fully relate to their club distances) (former) “Champions” Tour almost never (yawn) YMMV The CME Group tournament last week was great!
    1 point
  33. Only slightly less than what Brooks & Bryson were playing for charity-wise!
    1 point
  34. I see it all the time. I’ve played with random groups throughout the summer and see the whiskey or fireball bottle being taken out for birdies which is a bit of a head shaker. I’m not much for drinking on the course but I also play in a competitive morning group teeing off at 7am on the weekends. It seems that more and more these days people are pushing the limits on anything
    1 point
  35. I asked my little guy if he wanted to practice putting with me, he setup the putting mat for me...
    1 point
  36. Here is my son's project for a local church that had a lot of veterans buried in their cemetery out back. We dug the hole, put in a sleeve for the flag pole, poured a 3'x3'x3' cement base that was flush with the surface. We got a monument that was engraved wrong for next to nothing. Then had a plaque made to honor the vets and mounted it over the original engraving. We had the 4 branches of the military stones cast in cement and painted them. Mounted the flag pole, installed a solar light. Then did the surrounding area in red stone and pavers. It was a pretty serious project and took a few weekends to complete.
    1 point
  37. Bought my wife a new driver for her birthday: she’s finally accepted that gaming “women’s” clubs are holding her back. And since we were already hitting clubs, I figured I’d address that gap between my 3 wood and 4 iron…
    1 point
  38. Yep, the cost of new clubs can be high; but you can also get some great deals on lightly used clubs or if you want new DTC brands like Sub70 are great options.
    1 point
  39. With a budget of $2000, I'd want a Flightscope Mevo+. They're running a sale in them right now and they come in at $1799. Although, if I got that, I'd have to buy my wife a LOT of plants.
    1 point
  40. Your 5W and 4h are redundant distance, choose the one you hit best. You don't really have any loft gaps to require another wedge. You should get rid of the 56 and replace with a 58 or 60. To hit a 120 yard shot, take a full swing with your 130 club and grip down about an inch or mid-grip instead of top end. I do the same thing with my 45 deg PW as the gap down from that is to 105 yards with my 50 deg GW.
    1 point
  41. I can tell you one thing on the back injury graphite shafts can and will help in the irons. KZG irons I am big on ----they make a good product and are usually ahead of their time. I actually have 2 sets of KZGs one being what I call the old Teardrop CB with Rifle 5.5s and a set of forged blade type CBs with unknown shafts. I did have a set of Teardrops with Swing Science 200 graphites in them and like an idiot sold them. For me irons are not about distance but accuracy. The irons in my signature are 2016 models and I love them. But for me year wise they are a step up because I was playing a set of 1980s Mac VIPs with Hogan Apex steel shafts. Kinda a broad ban departure for me but I had to switch due to permanant nerve damage in my back and the steel shafts were causing high frequency vibrations enraging the already damaged nerves in my back. I have always been a feel and instinct player and have to really revamp my swing and feel but I am learning how to work those irons and tone my swing down some and wait on the graphite some. Overall I like the numbers for you on the KZGs but I may be a little biased
    1 point
  42. I'm hearing this same song repeated by many older people.
    1 point
  43. ... LOL, I know the feeling. Growing up in the South 100* with 85* humidity was much worse than 115* and 15% humidity. But both are silly hot. After 42 years in Chicago (which was 41 too many) it will take my quite a few summers to completely thaw and I will take 115* over 15-0* and a wind-chill of 0-30* below every time.
    1 point
  44. Well all I can say is if I wind up with the snakes and scorpions it's because YOU were playing like crap. Then I will have accomplished my goal for the day.
    1 point
  45. hahaha the new-new "Most Wanted" rating!!!
    1 point
  46. ... Oh No!!! I apologize sincerely as I assumed you knew. Finding out your Mom lied to you about your real Dad must have been a shock. (Although to be honest magic from Santa's workshop should have given you a clue once you grew out of adolescence) Your Mom is a green #6 pool ball and you are yellow sooooo ... you must feel a little like Luke Skywalker: "Yellow Ball I am your father (yuck yuck) here's a Happy Meal!" ... In a genuine effort to make it up to you, if you visit me again I will give you one of those little umbrellas that comes with foofy drinks to keep you shaded in the desert heat. But you must be on your best behavior because scorpions and snakes can mistake a yellow ball they find in the desert for an egg and I would hate to see you turn into brunch.
    1 point
  47. Now you have gone to far! To try to disgrace the family name by calling us a bunch of red noses off a clown. Rudolph would have almost been acceptable. I'll make sure to visit you on the course again. I won't be so nice next time. Truth be told we were created in Santa's work shop where the magic comes to life. I dug through some old family albums and found this old black and white picture. If you look real close you can see my Great Grandpa Yellow Ball. My oh my, what a handsome man.
    1 point
  48. Oh dear....busy few days shopping! Found a company who do laser engraving on leather so had a scorecard holder done with my putter logo on: Then found some Mizuno MP54's on eBay to have a go with. A bit more forgiving than my current MP32's I hope:
    1 point
  49. First offseason lesson of the year at lunch today. Overall, things look really positive. I did not play or practice much from early October to last week. After getting my hitting area in my garage setup last weekend, I'm now going to be able to practice a bit more. Honestly, I feel a bit refreshed and ready to go after the break. With the layoff a couple things had started to slip - my grip had gotten too weak again, but I had compensated for that with a really strong bowing of the lead wrist on the downswing. Not a bad move, but my face control was terrible because of the constant hand manipulation. I also started to slide forward on the downswing again. My angle of attack was pretty steep even with long irons and I had to flip a bit at the ball to get it in the air. We strengthened up my left hand grip and worked on a drill where I made half swings with a 9 iron, but with my right hand only touching the grip with my palm and not using my fingers. This forced me to feel my right hand driving the club through the hitting zone. By the end of the lesson I moved back to full swings and had some really solid results. I went through the head moving forward/body slide stage last year as well, and it's a tough habit to break. I'm thankful I now have a practice space at home where balls are unlimited and free! Results are fantastic when I get it right. My last swing of the day was an easy 5 iron, not full swing but just smooth. I cut together a crude swing sequence of what my coach said was the best swing of the day. It's a huge improvement from where I was in mid-summer.
    1 point
  50. So far, this offseason is shaping up very differently from last. I've quickly settled into a nice workout routine, and this time I'm trying my best to keep my diet in check so that I can hit my goals. The last two offseasons I've been stuck in a bad loop. After the 2019 season, I hit the gym pretty hard with light weights and explosive exercises up until Christmas. Combined with not eating a lot, I actually dropped down to the lowest weight I've been in my adult life, around 157 pounds at 5'11". Black Friday 2019 saw me get a full squat cage in my basement, but I kind of half-heartedly committed to lifting until COVID lockdowns hit in mid-March. I didn't eat enough to support my goals, and I didn't push myself very hard. I made some progress though. Last offseason I again didn't eat enough to support my goals and didn't push myself very hard. I had gained some noticeable muscle mass, but really poor eating/drinking during summer 2020 ended up with me being about 25 pounds heavier than the Christmas prior and not a lot of strength to show for it. I bought the Rypstick this year, but after 3+ seasons of speed training, it's more for speed maintaining than anything else. This offseason I've committed to doing a 5x5 program with good results so far. And, most importantly, I'm eating enough to support my goals, hopefully. Once I get my indoor setup finished in my garage, my offseason programming should look like the following: Sunday - 5x5 Routine Monday - Couch-to-5k Running session, Medicine Ball and Explosive Work Tuesday - 5x5 Routine Wednesday - Couch-to-5k Running session, Medicine Ball and Explosive Work, Indoor Range Session + Rypstick Thursday - 5x5 Routine Friday - Couch-to-5k Running session, Medicine Ball and Explosive Work Saturday - Indoor Range Session + Rypstick I know from previous experience with the WHOOP band and now with my Garmin watch that I burn roughly 2,500 calories a day. My dinner is typically small (some sort of protein and vegetable), shooting for around 800 calories total. On lifting days I'm shooting for close to 3,000 calories, on cardio days closer to 2,000. With those goals I'm hoping to have enough energy intake to actually gain this time around and hit some new personal bests. I have been eating roughly the same thing every day with exception to dinner to facilitate this: Lifting Days 8 oz hard cheese 8 oz salami 1.5 oz peanut butter That yields just around 2,000 calories for non-dinner food, leaving me some wiggle room on dinner/drinks or whatever. Cardio Days 24 oz Daisy brand Cottage Cheese Quest Cookies and Cream Bar 1.5 oz peanut butter That yields around 1,100 calories, which again, leaves some wiggle room for dinner/drinks. Three weeks in, so far, so good. I've held right around 180 pounds throughout, plus or minus 2-3 pounds of water fluctuation. My lifts are going up and my last two range sessions have shown promising results with ball speeds.
    1 point
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