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  1. I did get to the practice bunker for a bit yesterday. Nice results there - effortless outs that finished within shouting distance of my target - that’s a very good sign. The thing that I won’t be able to test this time of year is out of thick rough. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I have a pair of Sketchers that I love. We all have our things, I'm one who does not spend a lot on shoes. I always have three pair, 3 year old, 2 year old, 1 year old. I buy them for comfort and color, spikeless. I just ordered a spiked pair because recent testing suggests I'll get more distance from those and I want to test that out. At any rate I always buy on clearance, always a name brand, never spend more than $60 on a pair. Last year I bought my first pair of Sketchers, they will now become my 2 year old pair which tends to be the one that I wear the most. My blue foo
  3. It's not just Ping. If you are doing any sort of custom order from an OEM you are looking at close to a month. They were all shut down for a period of time at the beginning of COVID (last March) and none of them have caught up because the demand is so high. It's a nice problem to have.
  4. Actually I think the diversity in scoring and also the blow up holes that many players experienced made this a great course for a big PGA tournament. It might be the new measure, in fact, not that the course defends par but that it defends good play. The people that struck the ball well, managed their game to avoid big numbers while attacking when birdies were available, putted and chipped well, did the best. What more could you ask for? PGA National bludgeons you to death. There's no option on several of the holes, no place to miss and if you get the wrong gust of wind you're toast.
  5. He played every shot that he needed to. Interesting how low these guys went. Not likely to see scores that low at Honda or Valspar but this course was fun -constant risk reward Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. I hear you - I always receive gift cards from congregants for Christmas so that’s what I used them for. Don’t sleep on Sub 70’s. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Okay, hit 35 yard pitch shots with the 59 for half an hour today. I really started to get the feel of the club towards the end. Had nice control of the trajectory and had a real nice low check shot going - great spin. Pitched in on my last shot and I knew it had a chance right off the club face. I suspect we are going to be friends - now if I can get the other one to co-operate Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. I took this picture to try and illustrate that the ground in Florida is still pretty moist. This is 20 yards behind the 9th green at our local muni today. This is why I marveled at how dry the Concession is. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. This was a very sad read. I’ve seen any number of people abnormally effected of course it’s bound to happen to athletes. My sister in law is about to die and now my cousin has Ovarian cancer which is never a good thing. One wonders if those women avoided normal doctors appointments due to a fear of COVID. I think we are starting to see the impact of that type of stuff now. I hope he is able to snap out of it as things continue to loosen up. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Trust me there aren’t many “downgrades” on that course. It’s extremely flare other than the dirt moved for the green complexes. There may be all of a 10 foot elevation change throughout the course. :) It’s hard to imagine fairway length making up for wet turf but this time of year with temps in the 80’s and a week and a half of no rain I could see it. I’m guessing that’s it. Our green speeds right now are incredible, they can get them really fast because it’s just the right temp for it. Look out tomorrow and the next few weeks. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. I’d love to know how they get the fairways so firm. None of the courses I play are like that! Greens yes but we’ve had way more rain than normal this winter. It’s only finally dried out the past week and a half or so. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. That’s pretty cool - I think I’ll stick to focusing on keeping the ball in plain sight on par 3’s though. I can’t get mine properly oriented on the range. It would become a real laugh riot were I to try and use it on the course like this. It would probably have all of us on a neighboring lanai. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. First there is nothing wrong with a single digit player gaming GI irons - I would suspect there’s more that should consider it rather than the other way around but in the end it’s about ball flight, gapping and consistency. What irons, iron/utility, iron/hybrid, iron/fairway combo gives you the right gapping, consistency combo. Also, you’re honesty about not hitting many greens from 160-180 is refreshing. I’m also a single digit player and I know based on shot tracking that anything over a 7 iron - 155 for me is a 50/50 proposition at best. Far more important from holding a green from 170
  14. Went to the putting green today and really worked on holing short putts. As the session continued my grip got lighter and lighter and more and more balls went in. Applied that same concept to backyard pitches with the 59 and pretty soon balls were raining into the plastic circle that I laid out. I had no trouble feeling the club head with a looser grip. Funny how that works. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. One word addition: Motocaddy! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Nice I threw the putter in the trunk and somehow managed to arrive 30 minutes early for a lunch meeting at the club. [emoji28] Worked on holing short putts - 3-5 footers. League is coming up and it’s putt them out, play them down. Time to get the game face on. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. This is one were I thought I was being so smart - I had my winter top end and my summer top end - winter, 5 iron, hybrid, hybrid, 3 wood - summer 5 hybrid, 4 hybrid, 3 wood - just brilliant. Until I got on a launch monitor and had ARCOSS demonstrate how absolutely inept I was with every single one of those clubs - instead I now game 9 w, 7 w, 5 w - the gapping is perfect, I hit 5 w just as far as 3 w only with the proper trajectory and height. Before I'd eye ball 185, hit 4 hybrid and almost always be hole high somewhere around the green - tack man revealed that I was carrying it
  18. Hitting on Bryson again he was always an extremely streaky player before his make over - perhaps that tendency hasn't changed. A benefit of season long fantasy golf is that you see that even top 50 players (or top 10) often go through long stretches where they are off. It makes a generational player like Tiger or Jack that much more incredible. If you look at their prime years they each seemingly had one down stretch, for them a year and a half or so without a major. Jack won three majors after the age of 40, when he was essentially playing part time, that's a Hall of Fame caree
  19. Thanks for the heads up - I'm on a quest to find a usable 14th club - I gain nothing over 5 wood by putting my current 3 wood in the bag - hit them both the same distance and given that I carry the 5 wood much farther and launch it higher the 5 wood is a better choice.
  20. revkev


    He’s talking about baseball, Kenny, not golf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Stand Utley - I actually have a chance of doing what he teaches. Phil and Jason are a whole other ball game from me -
  22. I’ve played there -obviously from a much different set of tees. It’s a beautiful property. I remember that there were lots of ridges on and around the greens to feed the ball off of, plenty of room off the tee, big porch to sit on post round, greens were very fast - measure at 12 the day we played and driving range had new Pro VI’s. I don’t remember any particular hoke but this was at least 10 years ago. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Done both, been satisfied with both. I think the teacher matters far more than the venue.
  24. As I said, you are entitled to your opinion. We don't agree. I'm guessing that if you like baseball we disagree about the evolution of that sport, also. I didn't see what you did - I saw a shot that had to be perfectly hit with a fade and anything over a slight miss brought 5 or even 6 into play because it could get behind a tree or on the down slope of a trap. Club selection varied from driver to long iron, and was mostly 3 wood which made hitting a cut harder still. Absolutely the parts of the game that were tested were different It's 100 years after the course was first bu
  25. I would respectfully disagree with you. That hole has been altered quite nicely to meet the demands of the modern game. It's actually been shortened, not lengthened, so that the entire field may reach it. Instead of a boring hole that required the entire field to lay up and fit a wedge onto a green ill suited for it it now allows everyone to attempt to reach but it takes a perfectly hit shot to pull it off. If you prefer watching a bunch of irons off the tee and wedges in that's your choice just as it's mine to prefer the slightly faded 3 wood to a tight pin from 280 yards and then the exc
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