Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 11/27/2021 in all areas

  1. Update I took her our for a road test today. Definitely replacing my Cobra Amp. I hit about 6 balls on the range and thats all it took. Great sound, great ball flight, and the distance I needed to fill the gap, and inconsistency of the club it was replacing. Went right to the first tee to play / practice. I stopped the cart at 175 yards and hit the Sub 70 hybrid on a few holes just so can dial it in. Then on hole #18 my tee shot left me 175 in. I hit it perfect and wound up 3 feet from the pin.
    13 points
  2. *** Personal Best Alert 74 *** I don't know what's going on of late. My level of play over the past handful of rounds has been as good as its ever been. We played Mesa Del Sol yesterday and I tied my personal best from over 30 years ago with a 37/37 . 2 bogies and one birdie on the front and one bogey on the back. The guys I played with are not our groups better golfers and, when we got in after the round to have a beer, they insisted I transfer my score onto a clean card - saying "we don't want our train wrecks tarnishing that performance" . They mentioned how consistent I was hitting everything and that I hit every fairway and green in regulation. I knew I hadn't, so we went back through the round and annotated those on the new card. The tally; 13/14 FIR and 12/18 GIR. 32 putts and no penalties. Putting for birdie more often and having short putts for pars is a game I hope stays with me a while longer. Hole 7
    13 points
  3. My playing partner had a hole-in-one yesterday! 73 years old and his first ace. We've been playing together for years and he's been really close many times. It was fantastic to see the ball finally disappear into the cup. Plus it was a total bonus day. Some years the course is covered with snow by now.
    12 points
  4. 12 points
  5. Folks, I have 2 HUGE interviews tomorrow for a position that would greatly affect my trajectory in the medical world. If you are prayerful and could possibly add me to your prayer list tonight and in the morning, I would GREATLY appreciate it. First interview at 8am Central, then right after at 9. Thanks so much in-advance!!!
    11 points
  6. Hardest part was getting permission from SWMBO. Also means that I will have a skytrack to sell...
    10 points
  7. Broke 80 again, on a chilly wet morning. My swing really felt great, and I really had an amazing ball striking day. I really only had two bad holes that really cost me having a special day. Making improvements. Score: 79 FIR: 6/14 GIR: 7/18 PUTTS: 30
    10 points
  8. 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.
    10 points
  9. 16 person 4 teams $10 buy-in…….my team came in first place……payout for 1st…..$12.50 per person. Net winnings $2.50…..C’mon Man! For my part, I shot a 44/46:90…..
    10 points
  10. Finally able to get back out to play after weeks of packing and moving and then unpacking. Played our new home course, Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, AR. Did not handle my wedges worth a flip and putting on unfamiliar greens left much to be desired, but did walk away with an 85. Not within my expectations for my handicap but, to be fair, I haven't played much in the last 2 months and my back has been barking as a result of the moving. But, I'm playing again, have met up with some good folks, and have signed up to join 3 groups so far (Wed, Fri, Sat. During the off season, the course does 11 am shotgun starts and the men (as well as the ladies) have groups set up where you sign up if you want to play or not rather than forming your own foursome (which you can also do if you chose to do so). It's a really nice course, with undulating terrain. The Bermuda fairways are dormant currently, but the greens are fast and true. The signature "Los Tres Diablos" holes (13,14, &15) is quite a test of 3 par 4 holes that require a good drive and an accurate second shot with a mid iron to the greens. #18 is a great finishing par 5 hole and I have a great view of the tee boxes and fairway from our deck. Life is good!
    9 points
  11. ... I have been fighting a nasty case of tendonitis in my right elbow and have not played for 10 days. Getting X-Rays Monday but picked up a brace and decided to try and play 18 today because I am going stir crazy. I noticed swinging the driver was by far the worst for pain and imagine the extension is the culprit. So I played today with no woods in the bag and teed off with a 2 iron. 430 yds with watered fairways is a rough combo and I had to get up and down quite a few times. But really only 4 holes were problems with 220-230 yds to the flag because again hitting into uphill and wet fairways were all carry with no roll. Really put a premium on wedge and putter play. ... After no golf for 10 days I missed one makable birdie putt from 7 feet and another from 8 feet but made several par saving putts from 10-15 feet. It was an interesting "experiment" although honestly I was just happy to play 18 with minimal pain. 16 pars and 2 bogies and of course I have shot worse using a driver. I should add I was in 2 green side bunkers and took my ball out and chipped as hitting out of hard sand is just too painful. After 10 days off when I am used to playing 5 and sometimes 6 days a week I was sharper mentally as I was not taking the round for granted. Something to remember for future rounds. The 3 high index friends I played with all took turns hitting my UDi 2 iron off the tee on 18 and it was pretty entertaining. None were in play which is not surprising since 5 iron is the longest iron in their bags. Felt great to get out in 80* weather and walk 18 holes!
    9 points
  12. My order of the Titleist Pro V1x RCT golf balls arrived yesterday. Together with @golfish!, we wanted to create this thread for our unofficial reviews of these new releases from Titleist. Per the marketing material, these balls feature an "internal radar reflective marker" and are "optimized for indoor spin capture." While they were developed specifically for use with Trackman, the majority of my testing will be with a Flightscope Mevo+ in my garage hitting bay, while @golfish! has a Garmin Approach R10 launch monitor. I have already finished an impromptu test session with them, and my initial results/feedback is extremely positive.
    9 points
  13. What are the odds? I posted above that on Monday my playing partner got a hole in one. Well, it happened again. The same group played today and a different playing partner aced the same hole. His shot was almost identical to ace on Monday. He is 64 and this was his 6th hole in one. I hope we get to play later in the week--it's my turn for an ace. Anyone want to calculate the odds of a player in the same group acing the same hole in back to back rounds. My head hurts just thinking about it--okay, it could be the celebratory scotch.
    9 points
  14. Received some interesting news from our 15 year old Gson. He joined the Police Cadets a few weeks ago and after their screening and interview he was accepted. This was kind of a surprise but after thinking about it made some sense. Our daughter was in the judicial branch, Parole Dept until her retirement last year and it seems some of it wore off. He’s a good kid, playing HS Varsity Track & Baseball along with a 4.5 GPA. He’s got his sights on Criminal Justice Colleges. we’ll see where this goes.
    9 points
  15. Followed up the 74 with a solid 84 at Desert Hills today... I absolutely knew the Golf Gods were going to hammer me for making that post and updating my index . The pins were in the toughest positions we'd ever seen; some just downright nasty. I told myself several times NOT to get above the pin because of the severe downslope. I don't follow my own advice too well. Fortunately none of those ended up costing me too much, but the par 3's had my number as I DB all but #17. The pitcher of Kiltlifter after the round made things all better.
    9 points
  16. AHHHH. I had done so well this Black Friday/Cyber Monday of not purchasing anything. Oh well. Picked up a lightly used 5-PW set of Sub 70 699 Pros with the Sub70 branded Project X 6.0 graphite shafts from Sub70 directly with their sale. I had been wanting to replace the regular 699s in my gamer set for a while because the difference in offset between the 699/699 Pros just didn't suit my eye. But Sub70 won't sell individual heads, and I figured ordering two new individual clubs to dissemble didn't make financial sense. I will pull the 5 and 6 heads and swap them into my game shafts while the 4, 5 and 6 regular 699 heads will make up part of a new combo set. I'll give my brother-in-law first dibs on them for a good price if he wants them, but otherwise don't be surprised to see them in B/S/T soon.
    9 points
  17. There are some upsides to global warming, we still have temps in the 60’s. We may pay the price next summer due to a lack of moisture but for now it’s game on! Played at Patty Jewitt again on Saturday and ended up with the same score, 81. No 8’s on the card though! Had a couple of 300+ yard drives, sorta makes me feel all warm and Bryson-like inside, until I remember the fairways are dried out and running like Barkley’s dialogue
    9 points
  18. That was my first thought as well.....His PB was driven by getting revenge on Yellow Ball. Now YB will be taking credit for improving everyone's game!! I got out for 18 this afternoon with SWMBO who was trying out the 'new to her' G410 irons. She really hit them well, getting a lot more height and using about 1 club less than she was used to. I struggled on the front trying to figure out the winter time green speeds and shot 43, then recovered to a 38 on the back. The Sub70 driver is still crushing it and keeping them in the fairway at an 9/11 clip! The two that missed were a combined 3 yards into the rough. I was really pleased with the irons today as well. I had been doing some net sessions the last few weeks working on shaft lean and hitting down and through. With the cold weather and stiff body I was playing 1 to 1-1/2 clubs more but was still getting close to normal distances which had me over a few greens early resulting in 3 double bogies when I also 3 putted in the first 4 holes. Finally adjusted to the distances and the greens on hole 5 and shot 3 over the rest of the way in. Felt good to get out & hit some crisp irons. I broke out the soft Callaway and Srixon balls I had collected over the summer. They seem to play well in cold weather.
    9 points
  19. 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.
    9 points
  20. Went out for a foggy nine with @Loki659. Great time. Very rusty. 51 (ugh). Been over a month since I last played. First round with Ventus. Driver was fade city. Couldn’t get my timing with it. Only one decent drive. Maybe I was trying to hard to impress our new member. Iron game was a mess. Every was missing right. Need a few more rounds with the Ventus before squashing it since on the range it has been brilliant. Should of have had a couple more pars. Looking forward to future rounds with Our new spy and meeting up with @twyatt700 again sometime.
    9 points
  21. I'm lucky to have a 26'x26' attached garage with 10' ceilings. It's not finished or heated, but usually stays about 10 degrees above ambient temperature. I bought the following this summer in preparation: Cimarron Sports 10'x10'x10' cage net with target and baffle USA Turf 4'x4' Matzilla Mat Fiberbuilt Flightdeck Flightscope Mevo+ I built three 2"X3"x8' wood "clamps" that go around the 2"x6" rafters and are secured with 10" carriage bolts. The net secures to this structure with some bungee balls along the back walls of my garage, while the inner most side has a hook where I can secure the net when in use. When not in use I unhook the net and push it into the corner. The baffle net and target are attached to a 10' piece of EMT conduit that is secured to the wooden structure about a foot in front of the back wall of the net. The resulting cage is about 8'x8'x10'. I hold the corners down with some Amazon sand bags filled with pea gravel. I end up getting 13' of ball flight and 8' from hitting area to Mevo+. It took a little bit of fiddling, but I'm finding the Mevo+ to be very close to real life even with only 13' of ball flight to measure. This is the view of the whole setup as viewed by the Mevo+: I'll probably add a propane heater and crack a window for ventilation as we move further into winter. It was 39 degrees during my practice session today.
    9 points
  22. My truck is finally done after it’s been in Illinois for a month! I fly out Saturday for my truck and I get to drive straight home with it for a celebration of life for my sister on Sunday.
    8 points
  23. BF deal at Budget Golf. Bwhahahaha! Merry Christmas to me!
    8 points
  24. Shot a 45/47:92 today at my hone club, Plantation Palms. 7/14 FiR 50% 5/18 GIR 28% with 36 putts. Driver was hit well, irons mostly okay, up and downs 24% No birdies, only lost 1 ball. Temp was 48* to 71* and Sunny.
    8 points
  25. Interviews went well. I should hear something in a week. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!
    8 points
  26. Early morning 9, still chilly 45* but sunny after 8:00am. Shot a 40,+4. Driver was behaving, chipping & putter we’re doing OK also. Mid irons could have been a little more consistent. I left myself in some poor spots on the green which led to a couple of Bogeys.
    8 points
  27. 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!
    8 points
  28. I asked my little guy if he wanted to practice putting with me, he setup the putting mat for me...
    8 points
  29. ... If you win 558.6 more times you can buy new OEM irons. Only $1396.50 to go!
    8 points
  30. I've worked in the alcohol industry. Every state prohibits a license holder from allowing outside alcohol into their license area. (It eliminates the possibility of a holder cutting off a drunk.) Depending on how aggressive a control agent gets, even a single case can result in a suspension in the liquor license. Multiple cases are a certain suspension, and a recurrence after a suspension probably will result in permanent revocation. While the agency may take into account how sneaky the person was who brought it in, they're not required to consider that. I've heard of country clubs around here who have kicked out members who did this. I do not know of any golf courses who have suffered suspensions here, but I do know of other private clubs that have (a VFW hall).
    8 points
  31. 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.
    8 points
  32. Yet another day in the 60’s here, although it was the low 60’s. Why would that matter? Because I rushed out of the house and didn’t pick up my quarter zip and I wore shorts today. Chilled all day. Add in that the back & left wrist were stiff and sore and it doesn’t make for most fun round in the world. But it still beats being at work! Can I get a Amen? Back at Patty Jewitt again, third week in a row. Surprised I came away with an 82, it felt worse than that.
    7 points
  33. Got out for a 55* degree day to a local course that I have played often in the past 15 years so I know it well. The key was that I did not get into any trouble off the tee or if I had a semi blind shot, i was able to make a great swing and put the ball on the green. Similar numbers as usual in terms of fairways and greens, but felt a bit more in control of my game which surprised me due to the lack of play since late October. My goal was to break par this year and I could have done it yesterday had it not been for 2 bogeys to finish. Score: 72 +1 (2 birdies and 3 bogeys) FIR: 6 GIR 12 Putts: 31
    7 points
  34. 43/40 at Desert Hills yesterday. Having had a handful of sub 80 rounds in recent weeks has me really focused on that goal. Seeing my final tally begin with 7 is addictive . My ability to do so is a fine line right now and seems to hinge primarily on a couple extra FIR's and avoiding those irritating 1-2 poorly struck shots. Yesterdays off the tee misses weren't that errant but just happened to either have poor lies or trees that prevented straight at the pin aim points. A couple feet this way or that way would have made a huge difference... . Hole #11, par 5. The large tree on the right is about 290 yards from the white tee. We try and aim to the left side of the fairway to be clear of it and have an open second shot of ~200 yards to the uphill, slight dogleg right, green. A poor drive usually requires a layup to the creek edge. I hit my best (longest) drive of the round about 30 yards short of the tee and right on the edge of the rough. I should have just taken my lick and layed up, but I chose to try and lift a 5w around with a cut... catching a branch and dropping down under the canopy. I salvaged a bogie with a better than average 4i punch shot, but was sure thinking birdie walking off the tee.
    7 points
  35. I was out running errands, stopped into HPB and found this. I've got Every Shot so looking forward to this.
    7 points
  36. Had a good day today. I want to lament the two three putts that would have given me a 79, but 81 will do. I'm also quite pleased that I kept the card free of doubles for the first time in months. Pretty close to an 'exceptional' score in the index, but not quite. It was a tale of two 9's. Shot 44 on the front then went on a tear and was 2 under through 15 before the bogies caught back up with me again. I knew what the score was on 18 and went for it trying to get another birdie before the golf gods gently said not today. I hit a great drive, a very poor three wood into a tree, then was in jail for the third shot. Still, I had to go for it. So I attempted a hero shot under a low tree branch with what I thought was a hooded 4 iron -- Turns out my tags told me after the fact that it was a 6 iron. . I struck it really well... directly into the large limb I was trying to get it under. Fortunately it caught the bottom and kicked forward leaving me with 133. I didn't hit that particularly well either leaving me with a very long two putt which I converted for Bogie. Driver was outstanding all day. Long Irons were hit and Miss Short Irons & Wedges were very solid Chipping Pitching didn't hurt me today & were fairly solid otherwise. Putter -- was very iffy on the front, lots of missed opportunities, then got hot on the back. Side note I decided to clean sweep my game golf profile and start fresh. It's kind of nice to have all this data again. https://www.gamegolf.com/player/jgilliam77/round/3123616
    7 points
  37. Played Cresc3nt Oaks in TarponnSprings, FL today as our club was over seeding. Played the back nine first so I shot a 47(back 9)/46(front 9): 93. Struck the ball well off the tee but approach shots not so good. Seemed like all my wedges came up a club short today. That said, I did have a birdie on the par 5 #2 hole and it held in the net skins game for $12…woo hoo! BTW, temp was 48* at tee time and warmed up to 64*.
    7 points
  38. Thanks Jason, me too! I just updated my index so that should be the kiss of death... it was fun while it lasted .
    7 points
  39. 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.
    7 points
  40. 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
    7 points
  41. I bring my own cigars that is it mainly because most courses don’t have stogies I like.
    7 points
  42. This so much. We (our course) are County owned. DJ if we don’t follow county liquor license restrictions, well you can imagine the consequences. I’ll say this as nicely as I can. Guys why would you even think it’s ok to bring your own beer or alcohol as a paying customer. Would you think it’s ok at a MLB or NFL gsme. Or into the local Outback or Legal Seafood? You would be shocked at the number of people who become beligerent about it or try to sneak it in their golf bags. If you can’t afford $8 to $12 for 3 -4 beers during a round, then maybe you should be evaluating if you should be playing that round.
    7 points
  43. My course here in Tennessee has always been that way. No outside coolers or drinks. Outside beverages would take away from the clubs revenue. It would also can allow them to monitor someone's consumption if need be. You can get a cooler full of what you want from the club to take out on the course. You just have to purchase the liquor at the club.
    7 points
  44. Scuba gear...... for me it's definitely golf related.
    7 points
  45. I have a pretty good setup in my garage with all LED utility lighting and only minimal metal objects (I hit parallel to the door, which is mostly wood anyway). I still did not have particularly great results using the metallic dots included with the Mevo+. One of the biggest detractors of the dots for me is the need to hit the ball in a similar location each time, since the Mevo+ only reads spin if the dot is faced away from the radar at impact. Balls just are not meant to take that many impacts in such a small area, combined with hitting the target/net and stopping quickly. I cracked two balls in the first couple hundred swings and I haven't hit anything longer than a 4 hybrid yet. My hope is that I will be able to more even distribute the strikes on the RCTs and make them last significantly longer. It's not uncommon for me to take 150 swings in a practice session if I'm trying to work on something specific. Most of the time I just use a ball without a dot and focus on general shape, height, club and ball speed. The Mevo+ is plenty accurate with those, even without dots. But I'm really wanting to do a full bag gapping this winter and create a reliable wedge matrix. Both require accurate spin because the estimated spin Mevo+ provides is generally too low and results in carry distances that are closer to fliers than actual distances.
    6 points
  46. 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.
    6 points
  47. 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.
    6 points
  48. 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.
    6 points
×
×
  • Create New...