I swear I was looking at my stock yardarge log!!
So got a round in yesterday at my home track (69.9/123). Shot a personal best 86 (42/44) Caveat I had a great swing day....or was is the ball switch to the Titleist Left Dot?!?!?! Actually, trough some foot spray and a fitting that didn't go very well, I figured out I was striking off the heel resulting in my hooks. I came to realize I had balance/tilt (causing me to slightly fall forward) and weight distribution issues (leading to even more neg AoA through bag). So this round I went with a little more forward tilt getting balance more towards middle/ball of feet. Also, as I bump my hip towards target making sure weight was more 50/50 (instead of more loaded towards front foot) and that my head was positioned more between the middle of stance and back foot at address.
Was going to be an interesting day also considering my rangefinder battery decided to die on the 1st hole so had to rely on Arccos GPS for the day. Distance wise off the tee with the Titleist Left Dot, I didn't see any significant distance difference compared to CSX LS. I did notice my tee shots were more straight/baby draw than the hooks I usually have been hitting. So definitely better dispersion getting out there about 250 avg. Hit 8/13 fairways with the big stick, another PB. Trajectory was nice with this ball. Not too high and not too low. So tough to fully give credit to the ball, considering the setup changes made.
My biggest struggle of the day was with 3 and 4 hybrids. My 2 blowup holes were par 5s where I carded my only 7 and only 8 for the day from duffing a couple hybrids. Really need to work on the ball positioning/AoA with these clubs.
Irons wedges and putter is where the Left Dot shined for me. I was gaming the Bridgestone Tour B X for several months as I loved the distance off the tee and irons, but the short iron/wedge feel and ability to hold greens left a lot to be desired for me. The switch to the CSX LS from Tour B X after the MGS ball test gave be the improved feel with the short clubs and was able to hold greens again. Drop and a couple hops sometimes a little roll. The Left Dot just felt so buttery off the club face. Hit some of my best iron shots this round. I held greens drop and stop (within 2ft from ball marks) with 7i from 165-170 out down through my wedges. Yet another PB with 8/18 GIRs for the day.
Putter roll of the Left Dot was true and smooth and I felt like the ball was easy to maintain speed control with little stroke effort, whereas the CSX LS for me has a little more pop and firmness off the putter face resulting in working a little more to control speed. So the stroke felt awesome, but ended up with 36 putts (vs 31-32 putts previous rounds at my course with CSX LS) for the round, as hitting the greens and stopping left me with more lag putts (however was able to consistently be within 2ft or so of hole with 1st putt). So maybe just a minor adjustment shooting for back of green distance instead of distance to flag should help bring that in line.
I'll continue to alternate rounds at my home track between the Titleist Left Dot and the CSX LS to get a better feel with misses. High hopes to continue mid 80s play and after my Nov lessons (Going to see Kirk Junge), that drops to low 80s!