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  1. On the heels of @Golfspy_CG2 stepping down from his excellent moderator duties, we are fortunate to have a well regarded member join our moderator team. This member has been around the MGS forums for some time and is always lending a hand, posting thoughtful and thorough content, and destroyed more than a few dreams of a Golden Ticket with his excellent fantasy teams. Without further ado, I want to introduce @GolfSpy_APH - formerly ApolloShow! Welcome to the team, we're glad to have you!
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  2. It's US Open week, and what a great one this should be. Tiger isn't able to return to the site of his phenomenal 2008 win, but there are storylines aplenty. And it seems Torrey Pines never seems to disappoint. We have our standard tiered pick contests running this week. But just like the winner of the tournament, the prize is unknown. At least for a bit longer. That will only add to the excitement of the week as things unfold! Click the link below to enter and feel free to comment in the thread on how your team is progressing or falling completely apart. T
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  3. TOURNAMENT RECAP Upper Peninsula Golf Association Junior Tour Event 1: Marquette Country Club I've been looking forward to this event since I saw the UPGA Junior Tour calendar, based not a little on Andy Johnson's (of The Fried Egg) breakdown of the history and architecture of the Marquette Country Club. Side note: the UPGA Junior Tour does things right: $20, free bag of balls for the range, and lunch. Kirke and I arrived an hour or so before his 11:00am tee time. That meant we had to leave about 6:30am, to account not only for the 2.5 hour drive but also the time zone chan
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  4. Back to back competitions. Back to back first place finishes: Kirke is through Local qualifying and on to the Sub-Regional round!
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  5. Full writeup to come (probably tomorrow, when I've gotten a night's sleep), but the short version: Kirke shot a really solid round of golf and claimed his first ever tournament championship!
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  6. Thanks @GolfSpy_THV! I am really looking forward to this opportunity and taking on a new role within the community of the MGS Forum. Also very appreciative of the staff in trusting me to take on this role. I, as a most all of us can agree, are sad to see @Golfspy_CG2 stepping back, but am also very excited for his new opportunity and as he said this is not a forever position. He has been so key in how this forum has evolved over the last number of years and cannot thank him enough for all he is done. There will be no replacing him, plain and simple. That being said I am really excit
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  7. I'm noticing a trend with among us in the Cobra Connect Challenge... Arccos: Y'all need to work on your damn irons and wedges. Us: Can't wait to bomb it off the tee! Arccos: Irons! Wedges! Us: This 3W from the fairway is going to be the best! Arccos: *facepalm* Us: Bombs! It is comical that most of the rounds we've posted, we've lost shots on approach and short game. Glad we're all in the same boat, regardless of handicap.
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  8. 75 this morning. My plans for cancelled twice so I called my home course knowing they had an all day outing starting at 7 AM but the pro said I could play as long as I tees off by 630, I got there at 6 and just went. Moved up to play the whites just to make sure I stayed out of the way. Left the yardage book in the car and range finder in the bag, just went by feel. I wonder if that tells me something... Front was -1 35, could've been lower. Missed 2 birds inside 8 feet and had some wedge shots I could hit closer. The birdie I made was a 40 for bomb though. 4 bogeys on the back. Back
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  9. Played 9 at Frank House Municipal in Bessemer, AL today. An absolute goat track, but a great place to take your daughter for her first time on a golf course. Shot a 41 but really wasn’t taking it seriously, just having some fun with my oldest daughter and hoping she catches the bug someday! I did putt about 60 feet for birdie off the green without even lining it up, so that was fun. IMG_2674.MOV
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  10. Last week the Fire District where I work announced that they are creating four new FF positions and will be promoting four Lieutenants. On Tuesday I received my canvas letter for promotion and still, this feels surreal, this opportunity.
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  11. I figured that, since I pulled the trigger on the Father's Day discount on a Mevo+, I needed to start this thread as a parallel to my SkyTrak thread. (If anyone is wondering, I am selling the SkyTrak. I'd rather sell here than eBay, so shoot me an offer!) Why am I making this move? The biggest reason is that the Mevo+ offers the flexibility of use indoor and outdoor (the SkyTrak struggles in direct sunlight, which I experienced firsthand this spring). Our garage is big enough (I'm nearly certain) to allow the Mevo+ to work inside; the space needed for the Mevo+ inside is the biggest knock
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  12. Hello everyone! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, I'm The Hat. I currently live in the basement in @MattF's house. I'm lucky in that he takes me out twice a week or so for some fresh air and to watch him swear his way around a golf course...but he normally puts me in the boot of the car instead of the front seat...WTF is up with that, I thought we were friends! Anyway, here's a picture of me on the #4 tee at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, Ohio this afternoon. Believe it or not Matt actually hit a pretty good drive on this hole and didn't put a a ball in
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  13. Maiden voyage today with the Mavrik irons and I’m very happy with the results. I’d only been hitting them range balls, so I was a little off with my distances, but not by much. It was also the first time I played in 7 days, and 3rd time in a month, so that was a factor also. A bad storm called a halt to league play just as the A flight made the turn, so we headed to the clubhouse and went by 9 hole scores. I eked out 4th in a TB and won $40 shooting a 42. I hit more good iron shots in 11 holes than I probably have in any 18 hole round with the 0211’s. The Mav’s feel better and ar
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  14. I finally put together my best round of the year 42/40. Started off the day with a double but after that only bogeys and pars the rest of the way. Driver was great all day. Irons weren’t awesome but they were good enough to give me a chance all day. Wedge play was phenomenal, got up and out of the bunkers with ease! If I could have holed a few more putts would have broke 80for the first time. the biggest positive I hadn’t really practiced or picked up golf clubs since last Sunday.
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  15. Winner Winner Chicken dinner! Was +4 and tied for first place with 38/44:82 with 3 Birdies, 2 of them are skins. Also, we had a Hole in one today so there was beer all around. We have a deal with the pub for bogo pitchers when we get a hole in one.
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  16. checked out a club here in town today. gorgeous track. i hit the ball really well but didn’t score great. i attribute that to a combination of not knowing the course, and not putting well 52/48 for an even hundred. i drove the ball great, but ended up with a bunch of penalties because i had no idea where the trouble was. pulled driver on a dogleg right that i would’ve sworn had enough room. i flew the fairway, the cart path, and watched it bounce in the middle of the parking lot up on to the cart barn roof. still, can’t be mad about how well i hit it.
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  17. OMG I can’t tell you how angry I am!!! it became clear after just a few holes this morning that my computer has been snooped into. that’s right I’m afraid, and it’s now clear who was doing the snooping!! yup, It was Evan, (my Evnroll)… he obviously was snooping and apparently found the notification that I was selected to review the new Edel EAS putter… so he snuck out and drank some monster drink or something, and proceeded to drain almost every putt this morning in an effort to not get placed on the bench! Can you believe that sh!t? He made it thru the entire round with
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  18. Tee game was great. Everything else was average. An uneventful 78 on my birthday but it was a great time with my dad and some good friends
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  19. Welcome to the forum @The Hat, I’m not sure if we’ll be friends, as you’re a bit strange, and have a habit of sticking pretty closely with unsavoury characters like @MattF. At least you do a reasonable job of hiding some of his unsightly bonce As l opened this thread, I thought it best to protect myself from visual and emotional scarring Think I made a good decision
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  20. Had the day off and was able to get 36 holes in over three different courses, playing nine and 18 in the morning and then another nine after lunch. Lost a ton of strokes off the tee today (12 total) and was miserable inside of 100 yards. Hit the ball pretty well and had some great drives mixed in there, but losing 12 strokes due to penalties is just killer! Was a beautiful, beautiful day for golf and got to spend most of the holes with my brother-in-law and in-laws. Morning 9 - 42 / 40 ESC (+6) - 3/8 FIR - 5/9 GIR (1 birdie) - 16 Putts (7 2-putts, 2 1-putts) Had
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  21. Continued my run of Up & Down rounds .. ie. either good, or not, golf with only a little in-between... Started off ok-ish with an ugly but in the fairway tee shot, pushed the second shot right and into trouble .. took a drop .. chip on, two putt .. double. Next tee shot faded right but playable from the rough, good second to a good position (Par 5), chunked the next and duffed the one after that .. chip on, two putt .. double. Next short Par 3 hit the green but ball bounced and rolled off the back into deep rough .. pitched it out ok but a little too far and ball ran off the
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  22. That looks like a club they give out for free at a driving range for people who don't have their own
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  23. My oldest, Jackson, has his Cub Scout crossover ceremony and first overnight camp out over the weekend. Grady decided he wanted to stay too and they had a blast.
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  24. Shot 45 on nine today. Had I not had three driver obs would have been a 39
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  25. I love this move so much. And if my move made it possible, then I’m even more convinced it was the right decision for me Jaime as @GolfSpy_THVmentioned has been a stellar member here for several years. I think we joined the site around the same time, or at least within a year of each other. He has produced some fantastic reviews. I have no doubt he’ll do just phenomenal in his new role. On another not. Lots of new @golfspy names of late to learn. But it’s a solid crew for sure.
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  26. Played 18 this morning and played well again. I don't know who this guy is this year. The only bad thing today was my driver was off. Usually I'm at 13 or 14 fairways hit. Today only 10. But only one was way off the mark but I recovered well. I almost got out of the aceless thread. But no, close but no cigar. I'll post pictures there in a bit. I wound up with one bogey and four birdies for a 68. I have 5 rounds in the 60's this year. This is the first time I ever had more than 3 in the same season. After posting my score it says my handicap is pending at 1.3. That will be my lowest ever.
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  27. Every year, 3 of my friends get together for a morning foursome where we play a 2 man scramble head to head. How we play is a little unique but it's meant to just be fun. After we figure out who wins, the winnings sit on the bar and we use that to pay for beers and food. Here's how we do it... Par 5's from the white tees Par 4's from the middle blue tees Par 3's from the back black tees My team lost 2&1 on a ridiculous 30' putt from my buddy Matt. It's fun and a good way for four dads to get a nice break from everything.
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  28. ... I feel ya. Our straight temps the next 7 days without a heat index: 115* 117* 118* 118* 118* 116* 112* ... then cooling off to 108*. Dry heat my a$$!!! And adding insult to injury as it is 100* right now and: SRP is aware of a power outage affecting your area: The outage began on 06/12 at 7:11 PM. We estimate the power will be restored on 06/12 by 9:15 PM. Cause of the outage: We are investigating the cause of the outage. There are currently 1829 customers impacted by this outage.
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  30. Got out this morning for my maiden voyage with my new epic speed and RTX Zipcore full face wedge. The wedge is simply awesome and even after 1 round has found a permanent spot in the bag. The driver was hit and miss but the score was amazing for me. I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to the score as I was more preoccupied by the results of the driver and wedge. Ended up with a 36/37 +1 73. I noticed I was 2 under going into 16 and finished bogie, bogie, bogie. . I had 4 birdies, 5 bogeys, and missed 3 eagle putts! I drove 2 par 4's with the Epic Speed but was directionally
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  31. This is hilarious!!!
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  32. Got to play Oyster Reef today for my second and last round while in Hilton Head. Fantastic course and my second favorite thus far of about 6 total courses that I've played in Hilton Head so far. Could not hardly drive it on the planet today. Too many penalty shots or side ways chip outs. Could have been a solid round because my iron play was very good and so was my chipping/pitching. Should have taken more 4 irons off the tee. Greens in regulation look low, but that is because I was having to chip out and play my third from the fairway or in one instance my Fourth due to an OB ball
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  33. Yeah, 6700 is pretty much my limit. It's normally not the par 4s and 5s that get me, but long par 3s where I have to hit hybrids or 5w, I'm toast. Golf is hard man. Stick to it and something will click! Then after it does and you think you have everything figured out, you'll play like dog water. Vicious cycle! Nice round on a new course! Good luck again! I think the system has its benefits, but playing with someone who is writing down the results of every shot, when they're struggling, sucks. Wanted to kick @mr.hicksta in the nuts when he was doing it, but I didn
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  34. Had a hectic week. Tuesday played Gullane No2 (Scottish Open Venue), 14 over main damage done on 3 holes with a triple (lost ball) and 2 doubles (not taking punishment) being in the rough Wednesday played Gullane No3 getting better but 8 over with again a triple with lost ball and 2 doubles Today Played the Old Course St Andrews for the 1st time, the course was in great nick and we had really good weather enjoyed it didn't score well. High/Low lights. No 7 Rolled back into the Shell bunker on 7. Which is the size of a small green and has an 8 feet face which I was up agai
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  35. ... We may be dealing with semantics, but I think an instructors job is absolutely to make the student feel comfortable, that said I do agree with you and a change will almost always feel awkward. In my experience there is no one way to teach and every student is different so fine tuning a lesson to match what the student wants and how well they are able to execute it is where really good instructors can make all the difference. cnosil you are an instructors dream, someone willing to take as long as needed and willing to put in the work. Many students get frustrated easily and need constant
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  36. Whatever “The Hat” was drinking when he created this account snd thread…I want some
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  37. So you're not wrong. The closest fitters are the Club Champion locations in Mineapolis and Milwaukee, and both of those are about a five hour drive from my house. BUT... I have news that is currently not fully disclosable. There are circumstances that are going to permit me to go through a full fitting with a really special guest fitter. But the details of that will come....
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  38. Monday Exec 9 hot but not brutal humid. Everyone played well this morning, I was +5. Greens were recently punched & sanded and bumpy is an understatement. Friday Bacon Boyz was horrible HOT & OPPRESSIVE HUMID. Everyone played terrible and were reduced to “puddles” after 9 holes. Going to be a long summer if rainy season doesn’t get here fast!!
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  39. SWMBO drug me back to Walmart yesterday and we found the Vice golf towels that match my new Vice bag….Regular price was $19.95 but these were in Clearance and so I picked one up….When we checked out, the $10 clearance price was only $5….so went back and bought all they had..ended up with 4 towels for the price if one!
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  40. Congrats Jamie! Does that mean our constant discussion about trades etc. is now considered sucking up to the Mods!?!
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  41. Was going to make a separate thread, but I don’t think my fitting really needs it. I had my fitting at PGASS and while the “fit” aspect of it was nothing to write home about, I was at least able to try several of the new heads with the same shaft as I am using in my Speedzone, the Ventus Blue 6X. If it hadn’t been free with a promotion from the opening I would have been unhappy with it. I wish I had been a little more demanding in the fit, as I mentioned that I wasn’t sure if the Ventus was a good fit and he didn’t seem to enthused to try out much else. It was more of a “looks good” th
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  42. Just got an email with details for Kirke's first round of DCP next week. He's off at noon on Wednesday; that's a good starting time, because it means that he can get there without us having to hit the road at 4:30 in the morning. The other good news: at least right now, there are only five boys in his division (boys 7–9). The rules sheet with the tee listings still says that the top 3 advance. I don't know if there are exceptions made with the "field size" is so limited, and I'm absolutely not telling Kirke about there being so few, but if everything is as it looks, his odds of making it
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  43. Hey guys, what is this pink shaft that showed up at my door...
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  44. Had a case of the pulls with the irons today, but everything else was really nice Also hit some fairway bunkers off the tee that hindered me
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  45. I had the privilege of playing with Mike and Kirke in Chicago and I can testify from firsthand experience that the young man has some serious game. It was also encouraging to see the fun and enjoyment that father and son have playing. Golf is not a labor for these two. Excited to see how he develops.
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  46. Father's Day sale ($200 off) was too good to pass up: Still have some work to do before I can use the garage, but looks like no more need to go to the heated range in the winter anymore... will save me 3+ hours each weekend and lots of gas/wear and tear!
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  47. Man what a round. My cousin and I halfed the Match play round from last Thursday so we carried over to this week. Gorgeous day and the course was as always in great shape. The greens were hard to stick and super fast. Super impressed with how my cousin has shaped the course. The first and second cuts around the green were just incredible Overall I was happy with the score result of 41 but disappointed I took as many penalties as I did (3). 2 birdies, 2 pars, 2 bogies and 3 doubles!!!!!! First hole looked like it was gonna be fantastic. Great tee shot middle of the fairway and I ended
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  48. Not necessarily a new purchase, but having my previous gamer - Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport 2 repainted. I had already stripped the old paint out, so it was ready to go, but I just didn't get around to doing it. Having a local shop do it for me as I'm sure they'll do a better job anyhow. Not going crazy with colors, just blue and white. Maybe do red, white and blue. Haven't decided yet. Going to put it back in the bag to see if a change helps me make a few more putts. Thinking more about it, I may just bite the bullet and have it refinished. It could definitely use it.
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  49. I have stopped posting in this thread each time i buy something and only report the major things. Gotta allow for others to have an equal opportunity to participate
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  50. Well, Just got back from a great weekend playing in Eastern Wash. Played Desert Canyon on Friday, and Bear Mt. Ranch on Sat. I Played two back to back terrible rounds. Friday I shot a whopping 113 2nd worst round that I can remember, on a course I usually play well. I did have moments of greatness, the highlights were 1st hole which I parred, the 8th which I hit a great tee shot into a par 3 but pushed left slightly and parred.. That is where the fun stopped. I even carded a 13, I can't remember the last time I carded anything higher than single digits. Saturday was another LONG day. I opened
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