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TheCanadianBogeyman

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  • Age
    30-39
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
    15
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Weekly
  • Player Type
    Casual
  • Biggest Strength
    Short Game
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    Driver/Off the Tee
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  1. Well we need to keep adding on letters and words each year. So I'm expecting the Epic BLZR Sub LS Zero Max Ultra.
  2. I should probably do that as well. I typically just have my 6 iron dialed. But I need to make a shot like that enough that it would probably be beneficial to know my distances with different clubs.
  3. We all do it more often than we like. Put a ball into a bad spot and have to dig ourselves out of the situation. So do you guys have a go to get out of trouble shot that you are confident in? Or are you coming up with whatever you think will work best on the spot? For me trouble is usually an errant tee shot that puts me in the trees, or near enough that I can't flight a normal shot back into play. So my most confident rescue is a punch/short stinger 6 iron, played far back in my stance, to get back into play. I feel confident enough that I can hit it short and accurately enough to get out of the trees, or play longer and run it up the fairway closer to the green if I have the room. It's saved bogey for me several times on holes where I should have scored far worse.
  4. Currently I carry a G425 max 4 hybrid and a 7 wood. Love them both. For me the 7 wood is more versatile in flight, while I am more comfortable hitting the 4H from different lies (ball above/below feet), due to the shorter shaft. I find more success out of medium to long rough with the 4H. I suspect that is because of how I swing the shorter shaft and maybe how I mentally approach the shot (I've never felt confident hitting any fairway wood out of rough). Off short rough of fairway lies, I much prefer the 7W. I find it easier to elevate, and am more confident controlling distance with it.
  5. These irons look great. But I really don't understand the need for so many models. Seems like there is more overlap than is necessary. Is there anyone playing the tour that wouldn't be suited to something in the Pro line? Does anyone who plays the HM think they couldn't get the same thing out of the HM pro, or vice versa? I would think that Mizuno could offer the HM forged, HM pro, and HM high launch and combined with the Pro series, and still cover all golfers needs. They could even go as far as to do what Ping does with offering different loft specs in each series so players/fitters could dial in spin and ball flight to a greater degree.
  6. I don't disagree with Scheffler as player of the year. But I was really pulling for McIlroy. I know a lot of guys put Smith as Scheffler's competition, but in my mind McIlroy had a better season than Smith. McIlroy and Smith both had 3 wins this year, and while Smith won a major, McIlroy was the only one to finish in the top 10 in all 4 majors, won the Tour Champ, and was 1st in strokes gained. I can't really argue McIlroy beating out Scheffler based on numbers though. Scheffler had more wins and more top 10 finishes overall. And even Rory said that he should win Player of the Year.
  7. I think you have the right idea in getting a hybrid. They are typically much easier to hit than long irons. However, in my opinion, I would look into a 4 hybrid rather than a 3H. I think the idea is good, but if all you need is 185 off the tee, a 4 will get you there and be easier to elevate. I carry my 7 iron around the same distance as you, and my 4H carries about 190-195. I tested some 3H when getting fitted, but the ball flight was always too low for my liking. I ended up going with a 7W instead of the 3H in my club progression. I can't speak to any of the clubs on your list unfortunately. I play the Ping G425 hybrid, and love it. It is a bit over your max price, but they are coming down in price recently. Callway preowned does have really good prices, but I have always found a version of the club to try locally, and see if I like the feel, before buying it from Callaway.
  8. Easily the best round of golf I've played today. Got out for first tee time, so no one to slow me up. I always have 3 goals before each round: no lost balls, no 3 putts, and no double bogeys. Today was the first time I achieved them all together. 41 front 9 (a good score for me, but not amazing or anything). Now I usually can only hold it together for 9 holes before falling apart. But today, I think because it was such a quick round, I was able to keep things under control. 37 back 9 with a birdie to finish and my first time breaking 80! Not the best I have struck the ball on tee shots or approaches, but probably the smartest golf I have played. No going for it or ego shots, just play it back out of trouble and try to scramble well. And scramble I did. The best my short game has every been working. 31 putts for the round with no 3 putts!
  9. Those look great. I love the sight lines. A little pricey for me to give a try without having the putter in hand, but hopefully we see them in North America in the future to give a shot.
  10. I agree. Picked up a ChipR myself, and have used it for half a dozen rounds so far. Technically it's my 15th club, but if I ever play competitive, I don't mind taking out my 3W (can always use my 7W off the tee if need be). I used to bump and run with a 9, but the problem I kept running into was that I wanted to be more upright. Anytime I did lean the 9 more upright, I would make poor contact. So I decided to give the ChipR a go. I was also surprised at how much check I got on the ball (it's nothing like an actual wedge for spin, but compared to my 9 iron it definitely has more). I have issues with my approach shots, and often end up just off the green in the short rough, or in front on a tight lie, and I've found the ChipR to be excellent at helping me get up and down. I would say I probably use it on 4 or 5 holes a round.
  11. Well, if I ever needed proof that consistency was my problem, today was it. I shot 89, which for me is not too bad. 45 front, 44 back, no 3 putts. However, for the 9 consecutive holes in the middle (6-14) I was only 1 over par (par, bogey, and then 7 consecutive pars). So to shoot 89, I had to shoot a combined 16 over on the other 9 holes. I don't think I've ever started a round so mediocre, only to turn it around and play great, and then go back to absolute garbage by the end. I really need to work on eliminating those big number holes. and keeping my swing under control.
  12. Is there a way to combine rounds? I was golfing earlier today, and accidentally pressed the end round on hole 8. So I ended up starting a new round from 8 onwards, but now I have two separate rounds in my dashboard.
  13. I'm just hoping for a couple more lefty options. Currently playing the 921 HM this year, and although I love em, I would have really liked to get into the HM Pro. Sadly, it was HM or go all the way to the Tour, and unfortunately, my swing is just not consistent enough to be able to give up that much in forgiveness.
  14. I've been thinking about starting to walk more courses to get a bit more active. I would have a problem carrying a full 18 due to some back issues, so I was looking at push carts. I figured I was set to buy a 3 wheel swivel, but then I came across this 4 wheel swivel from CaddyTek. CaddyTek CaddyCruiser ONE Tour – Caddytek I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it, or thoughts on how the mobility and stability would be vs a 3 wheel swivel?
  15. I wouldn't worry about getting them fit before your irons, as long as you keep the gapping in mind. For example, if you intend to be looking at irons that are more traditional lofted, you might go with a 52, 56, 60 wedge set up. Where as if you are looking at sets that are stronger lofted, than maybe you'll be looking at a wedge set up more like 48/50, 54 58. I made that mistake a couple years ago, playing 52 gap wedge. I was getting back into the game, looking at game improvement clubs, and didn't realize that the PW of the set I was getting fit for was 43. I ended up with a huge gap, and for that year closed it by slotting in a 48 wedge. The problem was I didn't have room at the top of my bag with 5 wedges at the bottom. I bought some new wedges this winter, knowing that I was going to get fit in the spring again for irons, but I was a little smarter about it. Now my PW is 44, and my GW is 50. I put the 50 in the bag because I was pretty comfortable with a PW 46-43, and didn't mind if I had to get it bend a degree or two to get my gapping right, and all the iron sets I wanted to try had PW with lofts in that range. You can definitely have lofts adjusted, but you may run into problems if you have a 10 degree gap and are bending clubs to close that much of a span.
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