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  1. Finally was able to get out with @ncwoz again to take advantage of fall rates at Diamond Springs, which is one of my favorite courses despite a decent car ride. Playing with Nate is a humbling experience. Pictured above is his tee shot on the par 5 No. 8 hole. It's 515 yards from the tips where we played from. I hit my drive 299 yards to the center of the fairway and Nate's tee shot was 25 yards in front of me. I think he hit 8 iron into the green. Anyway, we had a lot of fun despite our tee time being delayed almost an hour and then a 5:15 round. We played a match that ended up coming down to the wire, and I scored pretty well despite really fighting my iron swing for a good part of the day. - 88 / 86 ESC (+16) - 10/18 FIR - 8/18 GIR (2 birdies) - 34 Putts (2 3 putts, 13 2-putts, 2 1-putts and 1 chip-in putt from the fringe) We got paired with a random twosome for the first nine holes and they ended up having a friendly side bet on our match, which made for some good humor on the course. Unfortunately due to how long the round was taking they had to leave at the turn. As far as the match? Nate and I were neck-and-neck throughout the round, with each of us having a two-hole lead at one point and the other clawing back. Nate really played well down the stretch, hitting a few clutch shots to stay in it. I choked with a three-putt on No. 17 to give Nate a hole lead heading to 18, but I went hybrid, gap wedge to 10 feet and two-putted for par to win No. 18 and halve the match. It was my first time ever playing match play with anyone and I'm definitely eager to do it again.
    17 points
  2. Beautiful sunny day and my wife had booked an 8:30 tee time 10 days ago, of course not knowing that the temp was going to be 42º. First round of this fall wearing long pants; sorry, @fixyurdivot I'm just a wuss! Beware the wounded golfer!! I hurt my shoulder somehow about 3 weeks ago and trimming bushes didn't make it feel any better. Then this last week while practicing my full Monte backswing, I pulled a muscle above my left hip. THEN while walking 18 holes for the first time this year, I did something to my left hip. I almost didn't play. I talked myself into playing from the White tees because I can't make my usual full swing. Bogeyed the 1st hole, probably the second easiest hole on the course... always a good start. But a bounce back birdie on #2. On #5 I tried to thread a shot between two trees and just nicked one; ended up with a bogey, but after that I was on "cruise control", and I wasn't really tracking my score. My wife keeps the scorecard, and she didn't say anything the entire round. Thank You!! Shot 38 (+1) on the front nine. On the back nine I successfully went for the drivable par 4 #14 since I was playing the White tees; missed the eagle putt, but tap-in birdie. THEN... on my nemesis hole, the par 5 #18, I hit an OK drive into the wind, then tried to knock down a 7i under the branches of the tree at the dogleg. Kept it too low and hit the upslope of a grass mound. Now I had a 138 yards into the wind to a front pin with 127 yards to carry the massive bunker. I hit it 126 yards... next to the lip of the bunker; green is 5 feet above the sand, I can just see the bottom of the flagstick. I was moaning and groaning to my wife about always being by the lip on this bunker. When I hit the bunker shot with my 60º, I knew it was good; landed left of the pin, kicked right a little and dropped in for my 3rd birdie of the day!!! Shot 33 (-2) on the back nine for a 71 and my lowest round ever at our course... 3 shots under my age!!
    17 points
  3. The weatherman goofed and I took advantage of the short break in the cold front heading through the area to squeeze a round in yesterday. My wife thought I was nuts heading out in shorts with temp at 48F . I played Beaverhead GC in Dillon. As I usually do, I called ahead to see what tee times look like - "pretty much wide open". Unfortunately, the gal that answered the phone (not the usual guy) did not mention that they had just plugged/aeriated all the fairways. Worse, is that it rained before they could get the little doo-doo's picked up. Oh well, we solider on. I played my usual 2 ball format, this time a yellow AVX vs. Tour Speed I had found the other day. I walked on either side of the fairway as much as possible to limit the rough ride and, because it was damp and a bit mucky, employed the local lift and place rule. My game was firing on all cylinders and, in particular, my aim on approach shots. 3 birdies, one DB, and one 3 putt. The final tally was AVX 40/44 and Tour Speed 38/41. I don't know much about the Tour Speed and where it fits Titleist's family of balls, but it was consistently a little longer off the tee. It's performance on the greens (divot to rollout) was near identical to the AVX. I think next time out I'm going to test the Tour Speed against the Tour Soft or Velocity. We see lots of kudo's to PING's Hydropearl finish and, having played the G410's for a couple seasons, they do look and work great. I can say that the "satin finish" on the ZX5's do a very good job mimicking that performance as the front nine was definitely wet. Lastly, they have turned off the irrigation ditches and that drains the pond on #5 par 3... leaving a seasons worth of booty looking at you as you walk buy. I tried to ignore them, I really did .
    17 points
  4. I’m starting to put a few good rounds back to back again…. I played with a very big travel group (82 men 12 women) yesterday at Litchfield CC. It was week one of a 4 week net stroke play tournament where you get to throw out your worst round of the four. I shot a 85 net 69 from the just under 6200 yard white tees, which placed me in 7th(!!!!) place out of the 94 players. The funny thing is it could’ve been better. I won’t bore you with the details, but my short game continues to cost me strokes, even with the most basic of shots around the green. I was very happy with how I played though, and was shocked to see some of the scores players better than me put up. You have no idea how you place until everyone is finished however, because players are assigned to one of four different tee boxes based on their ability. The course has a lot of doglegs and water. It also had very slow greens. Add to that the Bermuda rough is thick and deep this time of year and it was a very hard course for the higher caps no matter which tee they played. As for the better players, those same factors hurt them also, as they have no room for error in a low net tournament. I think I was in the sweet-spot as far as strokes(I asked to be moved back one tee to get a couple more), and just happened to have a good day compared to the others who got around the same as me. We’ll see what happens next week in round two at a neighboring Pawleys Island course, but I’m thinking only about 20 of us have a realistic chance at winning this thing. Yesterday was a great start, I just hope I keep playing the way I’ve been lately.
    16 points
  5. My wife wanted new FW and hybrids to replace her TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 clubs. So, we bought these today... Great deal!! $480 + shipping and tax for 7i through SW. They will be build in a few days and FedEX shipping should take another 4 days. KaBoom Baby! I told her that she couldn't get new woods until she finds out how far she hits her longest iron. With much, much lighter shafts than her Men's senior flex TaylorMade Burner XD irons, she may be adding a 6i, but at least she will have an idea what her first hybrid should be.
    15 points
  6. Yesterday I had a great round: 4 birdies, 8 pars and NO double bogeys! LOL However I did have a 3 putt
    15 points
  7. I wish I could bottle up fall golf season and play in this weather all year. Dropped off my daughter at school and walked 9 on an empty course. 45 minutes later I was 2 over after hitting 7 greens. Good driving, good putting, nothing great but man it was a nice stroll.
    14 points
  8. 1) 7.8'x13' Premium Golf Screen 2) 80' 1" EMT tubing 3) Package Foam Pipe insulation 4) 60 qty 6" bungee balls 5) Country Club Elite Hitting mat 6) Fittings from A1tarps 7) 100 qty 1'x1' sound titles 8. Optoma GT1080HDR short throw projector w/ceiling mount 9) Foresight GC3 with premium course pack 10) ceiling mounted hanging curtains to you know, stop bad things from bad shots. 11) 1 qty Wendy's Frosty
    13 points
  9. For some reason I am reading into your posts that you aren't seeking lessons for yourself but have a great option for remote lessons for us.
    13 points
  10. Not as well as Friday but killed the back 9. Shot a 47/38 85. The greens are healing nicely but they're now shaggy and really slow so judging speed is hard.
    13 points
  11. Played PGA club’s Dye course in Port St Lucie today. Typical Pete Dye, visually intimidating and yet room off the tee, crazy bunkering and shot choices around the green complexes, just a fun course to play. Drove it really great, kudos auto flex, irons were terrible, really terrible, fairway woods, chipping and putting were good to very good. 79 on a pretty tough track - one double hurt, started me on a bit of a bogey train.
    13 points
  12. Here’s yet another escapade from my trip to Oregon a while back. Just a fun fact here to start with. Oregon has the most ghost towns of any state. Just seemed appropriate since I am finally getting to post this one in October even though my trip was a while back. But having the most ghost towns makes perfect sense to me. Forget the crap about mining and lumber industries drying up. It’s because the golf season is only 5 months long and they get 37 inches of rain a year. I wouldn’t live there either! So I got a round in with @CarlH and a few of his buddies. I was never so confused. I could never figure out where I was on the course. His buddies were pretty impatient with slow play. There was a group of women in front of us and one of them was a notorious slow player. I think a snail could have kept pace with her. So we were jumping around the course playing different holes to keep moving. I think the golf gods were not pleased with him letting his buddies pressure him into skipping around and asked me to help them out in my own "special way". So I gave him as many bad breaks as I could. I like fried eggs even though it reminds me of one of my relatives. I figured I would give him one of those to start. He wasn’t saying very nice things to me after that. Now I know why his last name is Harsch. It just amazes me how quickly I can get under someone’s skin on the golf course. Right after this incident his chip- yips showed up. That put him on the bogey train after that. What a blast! Sometimes I have a little to much fun messing with people. I think these guys in Oregon have no patience. Always wanted to get away from the traffic. Now I will admit Carl wanted to play the course as intended. But he succumbed to peer pressure. He had a weak moment. Maybe he needs some balls! (Yellow of course) So you know Carl plays bad when he doesn’t get a good night sleep. He was probably worried about when Yellow Ball would throw him on the grill. So now that’s its out, and I gave him a hell of a day he should be starting to get some better sleep and his game will improve. Hey just a thought Carl, try counting yellow balls when you go to sleep! Just think of me smiling at you over and over! You’ll play so much better the next day. Oh wait that’s right, that won’t happen now it’s probably already snowing there! One Yellow Ball, Two Yellow Ball, 3YB, 4YB........Zzzzzz I wish I could have been with him on a different day. But you know, “Yellow Ball” can be anywhere at anytime! I felt bad afterwards and got him a root beer. I’m sure I’ll catch back up with him sooner or later. I did meet up with one more spy from that area while on my trip. But you will just have to wait to see who. It's going to be a long winter so hopefully some of my stories will help pass the time for you spies foolish enough to live where that white sh*t falls from the sky.
    13 points
  13. Shot a pretty tidy 43/40 83. Should have been lower but 2 lost balls on #7 killed that. Putting was weird because they aerated the greens on Wednesday and Thursday but I did manage 30 putts.
    13 points
  14. ... We have already established some insights into Yellow Ball and his favorite movie character Brave Sir Robin from The Holy Grail should have given us a clue, so don't expect him to take you up on your challenge. Found this hiding out over the weekend when getting ready to make some French Toast and it certainly may give us some insight into the age old question of which came first:
    12 points
  15. I’ve been around this place since the lights came-on, and it’s a very different place from then! Thankfully, it’s still the friendliest golf forum available, with some really great people. My issues have been covered by others in the posts. I’m in agreement that AMA has been mildly interesting, and the changes to the reviews were frustrating. I know that if the site isn’t growing, it’s not able to market itself to the golf industry as competitively as other sites, but I’m always aggravated to get an email to “be a tester”, see a bunch of Twitter/Facebook/Instagram posts saying “click here”. Purest definition of clickbait. Yes, that’s why people come here, for free stuff, but it’s frustrating because I see us as more than just that. Content needs work for sure. Figuring out what that niche is will be tough since we can’t just be like everyone else. Ads that squeeze down my screen and block what I’m typing? Ugh. I can live with it, but Audi and Delta are aggravating to see all the time (I use the mobile site almost exclusively). Thanks SO much for even CARING to ask for feedback. Sadly, I don’t have many great ideas, and I’m not sure I know what the five year plan even is, but as long as we maintain the true nature of what MGS was designed to be years back when I first signed-up, no matter where we’re headed, at least we know where “true North” is…
    12 points
  16. Scored a big win for the duct tape / zip tie - Red Green side of my personality yesterday! I have an 1990 JD 332 garden tractor that I really like. It has been very reliable and gives me enough minor maintenance items to keep me happy working on it but not enough to be unreliable. It wouldn't start last weekend when i wanted to use it & the dump cart for hauling logs. Some troubleshooting through the week on the fuel solenoid and a couple other safety switch things had me zeroed in on a time delay control module that wasn't getting voltage to the fuel solenoid. OK....time to find & order the part......It's nice that it is a deere and parts are available for even these real old machines... Holy crap on a cracker..... $475 or so for a replacement??!!??!! Did some other voltage checks coming out of leads on that module since it also interacts with the PTO and all else seems to be working OK. So after thinking about it and checking schematics in the tech manual I went to the zip tie solution. Zip tied the solenoid plunger so it can provide fuel and it starts and runs fine. Only downside is to make it stop running I have to take off the zip tie to cut fuel, since the key in OFF would normally do that. But the zip tie is loose enough that I can slide it off and not have to cut it. Only 1 zip tie needed!!! So I saved myself about $474.85....that can now be spent on something golf related!!!
    12 points
  17. Played 9 yesterday at the course I taught myself to play on. Every once in a while it's fun to make that little pilgrimage. It was a fun no pressure day that saw me get paired with two very good natured intermediate beginners and one older gentlemen who I could immediately tell was a great player. I could not have asked for a better 4. The beginners were eager to ask questions of the older gentlemen and this humble 14 handicapper and the older fellow was happy to talk about where I wanted my game to go with me by sharing how he'd gotten to the point he was at. I didn't keep close track, but I wouldn't be surprised if he shot even for the day. It was one of those truly great days on the course even without me scoring as well as I wanted. Game wise a I wasn't bad. I had 4 pars(1 lipped out birdie), 3 bogies, and 2 doubles. One bogie was a 3 putt because I boneheadedly thought ,"I know these greens" and didn't line up my 3 footer. Another was because someone on adjacent tee yelled loudly during my downswing causing me to lose focus enough to top the ball in a way that I very rarely do. I nearly cleaned it up, but my 10 footer lipped out. The last one I deserved-- played at the flag and brushed a tree guarding it, mediocre chip, and two putt. The doubles were because I lost focus. The first was a par 3 that is one of my nemesis holes. I hit a great 4 iron into it that just caught the lip of the bunker guarding the green. My shot out wasn't bad but just had too much juice. It skittered off the fringe into some rough. Rather than go get my 7 iron to bump it back on I tried to pop it with my 60 and bladed the third shot way into the rough. I then dropped my next 60 shot(third times the charm) about six inches from the pin to tap in for my croud pleasing 5. The next double was sort of a result of the previous one. I wanted to get that shot back. I tooka. Very aggressive swing with driver off the teen and straight pulled dead center contact into a zone that had me in jail with no clean second shot to the green. I took my medicine, chipped back into the fairway, and slightly pushed my 3rd shot to pin high rough 5 yards right of the flag. My chip was okay leaving me with a six feet. I lipped out the tapped in for 6. It was a really fun day, and analyzing the round after I got home left me realizing how close I am to where I want to go. There's 3 strokes on the table immediately just by being a little more focused and a couple more if I'd been a little luckier or sharper with my wedges. I finished +7 on the day and It felt every bit like I had the game for it to have been +2 or better.
    12 points
  18. 82 (41/41). I can not get off the tee consistently, now I’m thinking too much. Some days I wonder why I play this game. I can’t take my game from the range to the course. All mental
    12 points
  19. My wife (goshdarnitall) had by *far* the shot of the day -- short Par 3 all carry over trouble .. duffs the tee shot but ball ended up in a playable spot .. even if a bit of a dodgy lie and she's standing on uneven ground with ball slightly above her feet .. takes her GW and just nails the trajectory a few feet onto the green .. ball bounced forward and starts rolling towards the uphill slope to the flag .. runs up to the crest then bends a little right .. yep, towards the flag .. tracks straight onto the flagstick .. drops in.
    12 points
  20. As nearly all of you know we have had some changes to the forum this year and it has had its ups and downs, however I am happy with the progress we have made so far... key being so far. First I want to start of by saying I know the changes haven't been accepted by all, but I continue to get PM's and the like about the site and how we can adapt and improve it these messages are important and always taken into consideration. Before going any further I expect conversation in this thread to be productive. I am more then willing to listen to suggestions as well provide feedback as to why things are what they are, however if this just turns into constant complaining then well.... lets just hope it doesn't come to that. We all want to see the site grow and do well so lets keep comments in a productive manner. Also we know about ads... there have been a lot of discussion on it already and we have sent messages out to the powers to be and hopefully at somepoint we will have a permanent fix for that. Headed into the off season we will continue to take a look at everything and how to improve on what has been implemented and what is dated and should be improved on. A few highlighted features that have been added this year are as follows - New testing platform - AMA!! - Thank you @GolfSpy_TCG - User Groups - @tony@CIC with a great suggestion that has been used a fair bit within shotscope and arccos and will likely see growth with more devices coming out. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/forum/91-mgs-user-groups/ Keep in mind the Forum is always evolving, we have had several features come and go and the site continues to grow. A few more things to keep in mind before you comment - You can always PM me privately to discuss a specific topic. Trust me you would not be the first nor the last and again I am happy to discuss a situation or topic that may be on your mind. - The testing section will continue to be worked on. We recognize it isn't perfect and want to continue to improve with it. That being said I know it is signifcantly better then when first launched and based on traffic reviews are getting a lot more attention. - Added to the testing section we will be revising and adapting some of the procedural processes to steam line the reviews on the frontend and backend. This includes some work on the templates for reviews and more. Part of this will be to keep things a bit more consistent across all reviews. Including the new star rating system which is there. - We have had a big change over this year with the mods (myself being new included) and there was a pretty steep learning curve to start off. Added in this with a near record number of tests so far and Covid delays/issues it has been a trying season to say the least. We are very appreciative of all the testers and feel for all those who have had to wait or are still waiting for their equipment to come to test. Okay I think that is all for the moment. I will be trying to respond to as much of these as quickly as possible and watching/reading all the comments, but feel free to tag me in it so I get to notification if its overly important that you feel it needs to be read. Last last point, please please fill out the poll as it helps us get an idea for use within the forum and we may send out a survey later on via email for everyone to fill out, but this is the start for now.
    11 points
  21. picked up an early 2000s scotty cameron pro platinum newport that’s in pretty rough shape last night for…$100!! it’s gonna get refinished this winter along with a set of mizuno mp33s
    11 points
  22. My wife played with her Ladies group today, so I headed out for a little practice. I decided to take my Macgregors out for a spin today; haven't hit them in years. However, the range put out the mats last week, and I wanted to hit them off grass. After a few warmups (I was the only one on the range!!) I managed to find the 1st hole open. This guy knows me, or rather he knows my wife as she feeds them peanuts in the shell, and I'm known by association. Sorry!! I'm not the Nut Lady! I also walked today since the weather was sunny but crisp this morning. Pond between #1 tee, #7 tee and fairway, and #9 fairway and green: Met another single on Hole #2 in a cart; nice guy recovering from prostate cancer and a subsequent infection. Poor guy nearly died. It was his second time out this year, and he was still very wobbly. Behind the #2 green, condos are popping up. These were started a few weeks ago. I didn't keep score and sometimes hit multiple shots. With my new Monte swing change I hit the Macs pretty well. They sure feel good when I hit the ball like I should. Surprisingly, bad shots were just bad, and didn't really hurt the hands, even though the temp was about 45º. I may take them out for a full round this weekend.
    11 points
  23. Nothing like crisp morning fall weather, long shadows, morning dew, a cup of coffee, and a range sess. Hope the weather is as spectacular for the rest of you Spies.
    11 points
  24. A slightly amusing story, and reflective of why I am a member of the CHA. The club builder who is building my set of T300 irons (they wouldn't let me buy the component heads) called me today to say they were starting to build my set but they were out of stock of a Nippon 950gh wedge shaft and asked what I wanted to do. I told them that I had an extra uncut Nippon 950gh wedge shaft and that i would bring it down to them right away. Problem solved.
    11 points
  25. Sorry for the late reply, I've been off work today and been running around with my wife. Thank you MyGolfSpy and Odyssey/Callaway for the honor of testing the Odyssey 2 Ball Putter in the White Hot line. It's a face balanced beauty that feels so good when you roll one. I was able to get down to DSG today and hit a couple of quick putts with it and sunk both of them. I also picked up a new SuperStroke grip that I'll be using after giving the stock grip a go. I would post a picture of it, but I left it in the car that my sister-in-law just took off in. I'm really excited to get the chance to see if this blast from the past has still got it. Edit: I realized I forgot to mention mine will also be coming with the Stroke Lab shaft, I guess I was so excited to reply that I forgot that little detail. I also got the grip out of the car and took some photos.
    11 points
  26. Played 18 this Am. Crazy windy day 20-30 mph gusts at times. 43 on the front and 42 on the back. Started off string with 2 pars but couldn’t things going with the wind. I would club and down over the next 7 holes and essentially guess wrong ending up short and long. 42 on the back with a sweet sand shot from 158 yards to 5 feet front the pin for my wonky birdie of the day. Unfortunately I had 4 3 putts and all of them costly and inside of 5 feet, plus I missed a total of 6 putts inside of 5 feet, 2 rattled around the cup and the rest bribing edges. All in all I’m not entirely mad about my round considering the score, I’m actually pleased considering the crazy weather and having a newborn to take care of with my wife. But the putting is irritating…
    11 points
  27. Son and I played 18 at Marengo Ridge today. My longer clubs have really come around lately, particularly my driver. I've added a bunch of distance and while I missed every fairway today, the majority were just off the fairway. Unfortunately, within 100 yards I was a wreck. I had several three putts and even a pair of fours today. And the less said about my wedge game, the better. Had a two putt nine on the par four 14th. Hit driver off line into some trees and chipped my 7i back to the fairway. Proceeded to chunk twice, then thin over the green twice. Long story short, today was another adventure. Wound up shooting 104. We had a great time, the food at the turn was fantastic, and we had views like this. Can't wait to do it again!
    11 points
  28. Cazenovia Golf Course, 5th fairway looking at the 4th tee and fairway on the other side of the shadow casting tree, South Buffalo NY on Thursday 10.7.2021, air temp 78*F with light winds That realization that it is Autumn and you are in the Northeast, Buffalo NY to be exact, on a summer kind of warmth afternoon and the sun is this low at 4:30pm casting these great long shadows across the fairway and in the only panorama photo you took you caught the lady of the kindly older couple met at the 1st tee while she is in her backswing at that perfect moment... how can you possibly not find yourself in love with golf?
    11 points
  29. I wanted to get a quick round in this evening before I go on my honeymoon tomorrow, but with a home A&M game this weekend against bama I could only get 9. I had a great day, 37!! FIR 5/7 GIR 5/9 PUTTS 16 So with recently breaking 80, I figured my next milestone is breaking 75, or breaking par on one of the 9’s. My swing is feeling and apparently looking really good. I 3 putted two GIR, so now that I’m hitting more greens I need to work on lag putting more during the week. This round definitely gives makes me think it may happen sooner than I expected. I plan on playing a round on my honeymoon, but that will just be a round for fun.
    11 points
  30. Haven't posted in awhile as my right shoulder partial tear(auto accident) has not been good to my game. Today I posted a 41/45:86 at Plantation Palms, with FIR: 8/14 71% GIR: 2/18 17% Putts: 29 with 7 one putts and a 40% Up & Down. Last week, I played in a 9 hole shootout at Heritage Isles, posting a 38 with 3 birdies. I took first place, 3 skins and a Closest to the Pin.....winnings: $73! Learning to play with the limited range of motion for my right shoulder and the 3 bulging discs in my lower back. Hopefully, this will carry over to the weekend for our Fall Two Day Blitz.
    10 points
  31. So as September came close to an end I had FSA money left and really nothing to spend it on. So I did what I was always tempted to do and went against my original eye Dr’s recommendation and ordered a pair of Single Vison prescription. And would take my chances on things like reading a scorecard etc. Well they came in today and not only look great snd feel so much lighter they worked great on the range. No horrible fat contact. At least none that I could blame on the prescription. I definitely can’t wait to get out and try them on course and give an all around test. But I'm very happy with the results and looks as well. SportRX can’t be beat to work with. Their opticians and experts were extremely helpful in selecting the style, size frame and specs. Uploading my Script was very easy.
    10 points
  32. Had a good indoor lesson today working on wedges - especially contact and distance control. Instructor put me in different virtual situations around a few greens on the sim, varying the carry & rollout on each shot. Really helpful session as wedge play had been costing me strokes my last few rounds.
    10 points
  33. 23 putts today, yup, you read that right… got a lot of them on video which I’ll be posting soon with my final stage of the Edel EAS #4 putter review. it was one of “those” days
    10 points
  34. Played in a scramble Monday that supports former U of AL players in need and provides athletic scholarships as well. Got to play at The Ledges club in Huntsville, AL. One of the prettiest courses I’ve ever seen and played. Scramble was pretty straightforward, everyone was allowed one mulligan but that’s it. No throws, strings, or gimmicks. Course was in immaculate shape with great views. I drove it very well besides the first two holes (borrowed @Mtbryant01 Cobra driver, it’s legit). Approaches were off and made two long putts but had a couple not great efforts putting too. Team score was 62 and had a great day all around. RTR!!
    10 points
  35. Played yesterday in great weather but was struggling with enjoying the walk because I was putting so poorly. By the time I got to 18, I realized that golf is a humbling endeavor and if you get too married to what you shot, you're eventually going to go crazy. At least, that is how I think I will be. I am striking the ball about as well as I ever have (avg carry with a driver is up from 245 to 260, hit between 11-14 GIR per round) and I should think of that as a positive rather than focus on how I am "wasting it" by not being able to make many 5-10 footers all of the sudden. Ultimately, I have neglected my putting practice because my putting had been pretty good as of late and, wouldn't you know it, my putting started slipping. Hard to justify getting upset about poor putting if you are not practicing putting, right? Final thought is the a recurring realization which is that it is very rare that my game is firing on all cylinders (driving, iron play, wedges, chipping, putting). But I am encouraged by the fact that through lessons I can usually diagnose (if not always fix) the problem. Trying to enjoy the process and not get too wrapped up in results.
    10 points
  36. Yellow Ball has played in Arkansas in late June. It was hot as hell and humid. I hate a sweaty ball. Reminded me of playing in Arizona except with the shower on. If you need me for your Member Guest then I'm coming in my birthday suit. No pockets = No cash! Now you know I've seen you play. Why would I want to throw away my hard earned money! Besides with my current popularity I am starting to get appearance fee offers, and another spy wants to be my agent for a book. @dlow206 paid for my flight out your way. You want me then Buck Up Buddy! Hope my head doesn't swell with all the popularity. I would hate to have to go out an buy all new hats.
    10 points
  37. Great choices for this test, Congrats you guys!
    10 points
  38. Season winding down, so went out to home on a cool & windy morning. Not great but nothing awful. 80 on the number, 1 birdie no doubles. The birdie was a par 3 that I normally hit 7 or 6, I pulled a 4i and hit it pin high. That much wind this morning. Just wasn't a fun day though. Overcast, not great conditions, out by myself. Not so disappointed in the result, I know I can play better, but 80 isn't bad and I hadn't touched a club in 8 days.
    10 points
  39. My local course was having a tournament today, so I decided to hit up the range to work on some of the moves from my lesson a couple of weeks back. I haven't been able to do anything at the house the last week due to a bit of soreness in my lower back, but it's a whole lot better today, so why not go hit some balls? I want to send a shout out to @cksurfdude for being so kind by sending me a Power Up wedge that straps to your trail foot to help with weight shift by getting pressure to the inside of your trail foot on the backswing. It worked awesomely! While not perfect, my iron striking was pretty good today. I realized ball position was a little far forward as I was hitting and moved it back a bit, which eliminated a lot of my fat shots. I had a few stinkers when I got into the habit of swinging with my arms instead of relying on my body to do the work. Fairway woods were decent, ball position played a factor in that, too. Once I straightened that out, I was hitting them pretty clean. Driver was still good, I did hit a couple of toey duck hooks that were ugly. But overall, I was happy with how I was hitting the big dog.
    10 points
  40. Totally agree, it was a blast! First time for me doing match play as well, I think that really helped me focus a bit more, even with the extended round. Let me tell you though, when you're in a match with someone who just splits the fairway every time like Cody it definitely puts some extra pressure on!!
    10 points
  41. Had to be the second shot on #13. Drove the ball into the huge fairway bunker on the left of the hole. Sand was wet so I took an 8 iron and hit it perfectly to 10'.
    10 points
  42. 8 over 79. Had an ugly finish, bogeyed the last four, perhaps the beers kicked in. Drove it pretty well, putted well apart from a soft 3 putt. Missed a couple of 3 foot putts, but made a 45 footer. Struggled big time from 70 yards, and short game cost me a few shots. Lots of upside, a sharpened short game should hopefully shave a few shots off my score.
    10 points
  43. Man some of us golf dudes have their priorities straight
    10 points
  44. I've been getting out the last couple of evenings and working with the Swing Jacket in order to keep myself connected and combining that with some of the stuff from NTC and the lesson I took. From the lesson I was focusing on getting a steeper shaft in the backswing and from NTC really focusing on wrist set and cast A. It all seems to be coming along nicely, I've made a few divots in the yard that are at or ahead of where I was imagining the ball to be. I was smarter tonight and took the Divot Board out because I've got rocky soil and don't want to damage a club. I need to get the net up and see how contact is looking, though. I'm planning on doing that this weekend when my schedule isn't get home from work, shower, socialize, eat, and get things ready for work tomorrow. From my last few range sessions, I'm starting to feel like I might just be able to play this game.
    9 points
  45. ... I don't know how old you are but the S**W word is like N**! only spoken by the Knights Who Say N**! and never allowed to be uttered out loud or completely spelled out. Now you must buy the forum a shrubbery.
    9 points
  46. I went to the range and hit a large bucket. Who knows if anything will transfer to the course this weekend, it hasn’t lately!!!
    9 points
  47. Love fall golf: my wife shot her all time low of 87 Sunday, and I was no slouch myself! I took a bogey on 18 for a tidy score of 1 over on the day. Short game was on point all day including going 7/7 on up & down opportunities. Followed that up with a roller coaster round of +2 that included 2 doubles and bogey against 3 birdies. Why does it always take all season to score well? And then it snowed here today…
    9 points
  48. A nice round today with an epic front 9. 3 birds with 12 putts on the front! ended up with 28 putts and 5 birds, but had a few bad holes on the back that ruined a really good round. no complaints tho… but it was freezing at 50°
    9 points
  49. it’s been furniture refinishing week over here. repainted this cabinet for the kids side of the basement. i don’t have any before pictures but it was white just need some knobs and it’s all done. this little cabinet was my great grandfather’s and ended up stuffed in a closet in my office. before after and this table was my grandma’s. the top was pretty beat up, so i covered it in some peel and stick wallpaper and gave the base a fresh paint job. before after
    9 points
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