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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from 1PingI210 in What Is Your Next Planned Golf Equipment Purchase?   
    Actually, just got this beauty the other day...had an 8+ year old Tour Edge Exotics E8 driver and happened to be at a local store over the weekend. Lots of deals on last year's models, $200-$300 off.
    Hit a bunch on a whim, Stealth 2 Plus, AeroJet, Ping 425 LST, Titleist TR3, Paradym, etc.
    Came home with this one - it's the low spin model (LST) for lower spin and trajectory based on my swing. Have been out twice so far and really liking it.

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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from jbern in How'd you play?   
    I had Arccos after I got my Ping irons and it was OK but missed a lot of shots, especially putts. You'll have to keep us posted on the Shot Scope, I'd like to try something else or maybe even go back to Arccos if they've gotten a bit better with the sensors!
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from jbern in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    Which one did you get? I've never played with a watch so I'm not sure I'd like that and the club scan deal each shot seems a bit distracting. Maybe I just stick with old school and use the scorecard. lol
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    I had Arccos after I got my Ping irons and it was OK but missed a lot of shots, especially putts. You'll have to keep us posted on the Shot Scope, I'd like to try something else or maybe even go back to Arccos if they've gotten a bit better with the sensors!
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from Rob Person in How'd you play?   
    Which one did you get? I've never played with a watch so I'm not sure I'd like that and the club scan deal each shot seems a bit distracting. Maybe I just stick with old school and use the scorecard. lol
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from Rob Person in How'd you play?   
    I had Arccos after I got my Ping irons and it was OK but missed a lot of shots, especially putts. You'll have to keep us posted on the Shot Scope, I'd like to try something else or maybe even go back to Arccos if they've gotten a bit better with the sensors!
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from Rob Person in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in How'd you play?   
    I had Arccos after I got my Ping irons and it was OK but missed a lot of shots, especially putts. You'll have to keep us posted on the Shot Scope, I'd like to try something else or maybe even go back to Arccos if they've gotten a bit better with the sensors!
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in How'd you play?   
    Which one did you get? I've never played with a watch so I'm not sure I'd like that and the club scan deal each shot seems a bit distracting. Maybe I just stick with old school and use the scorecard. lol
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from TJ Hall in How'd you play?   
    Which one did you get? I've never played with a watch so I'm not sure I'd like that and the club scan deal each shot seems a bit distracting. Maybe I just stick with old school and use the scorecard. lol
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from William P in How'd you play?   
    Which one did you get? I've never played with a watch so I'm not sure I'd like that and the club scan deal each shot seems a bit distracting. Maybe I just stick with old school and use the scorecard. lol
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    Rygolf32 reacted to Preeway in How'd you play?   
    I got the Connex sensors. Works with an app on your phone. It's easy enough and all but putting is the hard part make easy. 
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    Rygolf32 reacted to Preeway in How'd you play?   
    I just got Shot Scope and logged my first two rounds. Still learning all the ins and outs but so far I've been really satisfied with the user experience and the data it provides. Putting is a chore but I'm learning some tricks to make it simpler and using the dashboard to clean it up later.
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from MattF in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 reacted to berkeleybob in How'd you play?   
    Will do. There’s also a user group here, and something’s going on with the forum and Shot Scope, but I haven’t taken the time to update myself on it. 
     
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    Rygolf32 reacted to MrBandit in How'd you play?   
    I have had the ShotScope system for almost 9mon now.. and I have been very happy with the Data.. they keep bring up new updates to the devices.
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from berkeleybob in How'd you play?   
    I had Arccos after I got my Ping irons and it was OK but missed a lot of shots, especially putts. You'll have to keep us posted on the Shot Scope, I'd like to try something else or maybe even go back to Arccos if they've gotten a bit better with the sensors!
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from Preeway in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 reacted to berkeleybob in How'd you play?   
    I had my inaugural round with my Shot Scope Connex on my l’il exec 9-hole. 😃
    The wind was up to 15 mph, which took a few of my tee shots off target, but you know—I’m out playing! I ended with +9, which is not a bad round for myself. I earned 3 pars and 0 birdies, while blowing up on the two par 4s.
    I think spending the winter at the indoor range paid off.
     
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from berkeleybob in How'd you play?   
    Had to get out early this morning it was so beautiful and figured I'd get done in enough time to still work and watch the Masters Par 3...played 18 and was done by 9:30, first off and pretty much had the course to myself. Just ran to a local pubby course rather than my club which is hosting a high school tourney today.
     
    Gorgeous morning, no wind and played fairly decent with only a few holes I had to scramble a bit on. Only my 5th full round of the year so was very happy with a 77. 

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    Rygolf32 reacted to Splatt in The Masters - 2024   
    G’day golfers,

    It’s finally here (almost)
    The wait is over (almost)
    THE FIRST ROUND OF THE MASTERS IS MOMENTS AWAY (almost)
    Every year it feels like an eternity from the start of the season until The Masters arrives, and just like every year, all of a sudden it is here. Despite all of the hype and focus, The Masters has a way of sneaking up on you.
    It’s comforting to know that, while golf is currently controversially fractured, the focus can still be narrowed a few times a year to celebrate the sport as a unit and host a tournament to find THE BEST player of that moment in time.
    Although, that might not be different this year as Taylor Gooch is not in the field.
    Let’s take a drive down Magnolia Lane and dig into The Masters 2024

     
    The Masters is played at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta Georgia and is a 7,555 yard, par-72 course and arguably one of the most famous golf courses in the world along side St Andrews Old Course and Pebble Beach’s Stadium Course.
    Each year, Augusta tweaks and changes the course to keep it challenging for the ever improving crop of talent. Generally the changes are pushing the tee boxes back to lengthen or add a new angle to the fairway or green.
    This years change is a minor one; they have pushed back the par-5 2nd hole back a whole 10 yards. This might not seem like a lot, but ifor some it could new the difference between a long iron and a wood into the green, and I know I’d much rather have an iron in my hand than a wood.

    One thing I love about Augusta National is the names for each of the holes have become so synonymous that each one seems to perfectly capture the its unique layout and personality.
    ·         Hole 1 – 445-yard, par 4 – Tea Olive
    ·         Hole 2 – 585-yard, par 5 – Pink Dogwood
    ·         Hole 3 – 350-yard, par 4 – Flowering Peach
    ·         Hole 4 – 240-yard, par 3 – Flowering Crab Apple
    ·         Hole 5 – 495-yard, par 4 – Magnolia
    ·         Hole 6 – 180-yard, par 3 – Juniper
    ·         Hole 7 – 450-yard, par 4 – Pampas
    ·         Hole 8 – 570-yard, par 5 – Yellow Jasmine
    ·         Hole 9 – 460-yard, par 4 – Carolina Cherry
    ·         Hole 10 – 495-yard, par 4 – Camellia
    ·         Hole 11 – 520-yard, par 4 – White Dogwood
    ·         Hole 12 – 155-yard, par 3 – Golden Bell
    ·         Hole 13 – 545-yard, par 5 – Azalea
    ·         Hole 14 – 440-yard, par 4 – Chinese Fir
    ·         Hole 15 – 550-yard, par 5 – Firethorn
    ·         Hole 16 – 170-yard, par 3 – Redbud
    ·         Hole 17 – 440-yard, par 4 – Nandina
    ·         Hole 18 – 465-yard, par 4 – Holly
    The most famous stretch of holes (on an already famous golf course) is Amen’s Corner which is made up of holes 11 (White Dogwood), 12 (Golden Bell), and 13 (Azelea).
    Water plays a big part in the make up of this stretch of holes with a pond which sits to the left of the 11th, a creek which runs in front of the 12th (plenty of balls in there every year), and a steam which runs along the entire left side and in front of the green of the 13th.
     
    There are two other big parts of the build up to the first tee time on Thursday, one is the Par-3 contest and the other is the Champions dinner.
     


    The par-3 contest is a laid back contest held on Augusta’s par-3 course in the build up towards The Masters where players will have a bit of fun and sometimes have their caddies and family members take some shots for them. It’s history dates back to the 1960’s where Sam Snead won the inaugural contest.
    Around 1 third of the players who have won the par-3 contest have gone on to miss the cut at The Masters and no play has ever won the par-3 contest and gone on to win The Masters in the same year.

    The Champions dinner is a tradition in which every former champion has dinner together and it is hosted by the champion the year prior.
    This year The Champions Dinner will be hosted by Jon Rahm after win fantastic win in 2023.
    On part that fascinates me is the host gets to design the menu. Generally, this means listing some of their favourite dishes and meals that represent their home country.
    This year is no different with Rahm’s menu.


    Field Highlights
    ·         Scottie Scheffler – The current world number 1 and the outright favourite to pick up another Green Jacket this year. Scheffler already has 2 wins under his belt this year and then came in back-to-back weeks in March; he also went 3 weeks in a row but he finished 2nd at the Texas Children’s Open. What’s almost more impressive than the back-to-back wins is the consistency of his golf and that shows with the 7 top-10’s in 8 starts.
    If Scotty is in form (which all evidence says he will be) he will be incredibly hard to beat.
     
    ·         Jon Rahm – The newest scalp that LIV managed to get at the end of 2023, Rahm is the defending champ and current world number 3. His performance over at LIV has been consistent with his performance on the PGA Tour, so I don’t expect anything different in his first major as a LIV player. This year at LIV he has finished T-3, solo-8th, solo-5th, and T-8th, and this is off the back of some DP World Tour events at the end of last season where he finished solo-4th, T-9th, and T-5th. That’s 7 top-10’s in 7 starts.
    Last year, Rahm opened his Master’s tournament with a double-bogey, so let’s not count Rahm out until the final whistle.
     
    ·         Brooks Koepka – Another LIV player that lit up at The Masters last year. Brooks was the only player last year that gave Rahm a run for his money for the whole 4 days and looked favourable to topple the Spaniard, but a final round 3 over par saw him finish T-2 along with Phil Mickelson. Koepka is currently sitting at 31st in the OWGR world rankings, which is not bad considering he’s been on the ineligible LIV Tour since 2022. Although, Data Golf (an independent golf data website) still rank all players regardless of the tour they’re on and they actually have him ranked lower at 44th in the world. Koepka’s recent form over at LIV has been hit and miss with a T-5, T-12, T-12, and solo-28th.
     
    ·         Rory McIlroy – All eyes will be on Rory (again) to see if he can complete that elusive career grand slam of majors. His record the last few times here is the textbook example of hit and miss; in 2020 he placed T-5, in 2021 he missed the cut, in 2022 he placed solo-2nd, in 2023 he missed the cut. Expanding on that pattern then this should be a year where Rory is firing and could put himself into contention.
    He's already had a win on the European tour this year and his best finish of the season on the PGA Tour came last week at the Valero, so he’s trending in the right direction.
     
    ·         Joaquin Niemann – Arguably the best player in the LIV roster right now, Niemann has been on fire since the end of last year where he travelled Down Under and won the Australian Open. Since then he’s won the LIV Mayakoba event and also the LIV Jeddah event, along side that he’s also finished T-4 at the Hero Dubai Classic on the European Tour, solo-3rd at the International Series Open on the Asian Tour, and T-4 at the Hong Kong LIV event. Last year he finished T-16 here at  The Masters and it looks as though he’ll better that result this year.
    The rest of the field can be found here.
     
    It’s officially major season and I’m pumped to watch some high level, high stakes golf.
    Who do you guys think will take home the green jacket this year?
    Will Tiger make the cut?

    What ever happens I’m here for it!!!
     
    SPLATT
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    Rygolf32 got a reaction from Rob Person in Golf bags- stand or cart, and why?   
    I've always been a stand guy as I've walked most of my life...as I get older (and have joint problems), I've started to use either a push cart or ride. This past black Friday I bought the Titleist Hybrid 5 stand bag that was designed to be push/ride cart friendly with a couple of their designs but is still super comfortable to carry. 5 way divider is perfect for me and the pockets have plenty of room.
     

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