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  1. Haha you should ask HulaRock about that 78yd wedge...
  2. Swear, give me a 4i into a tight green and I'll make it look easy, but give me a 7i into a big green and I find somewhere on the planet to hit it!
  3. Yea, it's made a big difference in my game when I commit to the thought. Ball is a bit more forward, almost where everything is mid stance or just up, but it works in the hands driver through wedge. I like the concept and if I just tell myself to do so I hit straighter shots and have much cleaner contact.
  4. I'm that guy for HulaRock when we play together hahaha. Somehow he's managed to ignore my game the last couple times we played.
  5. First thought when it finally landed was "Somebody's closer!"
  6. I've had four rounds in the past few weeks (since not playing for over 8), and the most recent was at Tour 18 in Houston. While my score was atrocious, my 9th and 10th holes, 1 & 2 on the card, were both birdies. First a drive to center fairway of Harbour Town 18, but a bit short. Then 195 to a tight pin that I stuffed inside 10' with my 4i..sank the putt surprisingly. Next hole was Bay Hill 6. Drive to a safe spot, leaving about 225 to pin and nailed my 18* hybrid about 30' past, and nestled the eagle putt up to about two feet. Best two holes I've ever played back to back. I'm looking forward to getting back there when I move and playing more often. I loved the Augusta holes they used.
  7. I've run into all kinds of tee set ups at places I've played. My rule of thumb for myself is to play from a 6300-6600y range because it suits my length off the tee and my iron play where any club in the bag may get pulled. The problem I have with tee placement is when the guys who play once in a while think they're still in HS and can outhit the yardage. Likewise, I dislike seeing the guys who can hit 250+ off the team and play as far up as they can and insist on rushing through a round. People just need awareness on the course in line with their ability. Same for the guys who ask what iron I hit on a par 3. I've subscribed to the "my XXX yard club" response.
  8. I've toyed with the thought of taking lessons, but always fear that I'll psych myself out of what someone wants me to do. I unfortunately am a creature of habit. However, one guy from Edel I met at a demo event at the Golfsmith HQ (before sale and shut down) gave me some advice that has brought consistency for impact through the bag as well as a bit of extra speed. He told me that being a digger with a tendency to drop my back shoulder, he changed my setup where my hands were more straight in line or just behind the ball, rare than using forward shaft lean at address. He had me practice taking the club to 9 o'clock and back to the setup position and to remember that motion through impact. It meant moving then all forward a bit, but the move kept me from dropping my shoulder and now I generate more speed through impact at the bottom of the swing. If I remind myself to do it, I hit solid shots. But again, I psych myself out of it sometimes.
  9. Haven't been on much in recent months due to life things. I'd be interested in the next go around whether it be a Fall Classic, Winter Ball, or Spring Open! I'm moving to Houston soon and would have time to play most weekends.
  10. These look really good! Jose from Austin, TX Scotty Cameron Newport (all standard) O-Works 2-Ball Black, 34"
  11. What an opportunity! Jose in Texas Taylormade M2 (2016) with Tour AD-GP 7S Driver SS: 98-103, 250-260 avg Twitter: txjggolfnut, FB: txstjgarza, Insta: txstcatman iPhone platform
  12. Howdy folks! Have a few things for sale. Prices are firm and are for USPS Priority in the US, and first to PP to jogarza_clarinet@yahoo.com gets to claim dibs. Shoes: 1. Nike TW '15 Size 9.5 - Brand New, Never Worn in Black and Red.... $55 2. Nike Lunar Control 3 Size 11 - Brand New, Never Worn in Gray and Pink.... $OLD Clubs/Shafts: 3. Nike Vr Forged 56/8 "L Bounce" wedge. Head is in plastic but the plastic is a bit ripped, however it hasn't hit a ball. Stock Tour Velvet grip is also in plastic. Shaft is stock S400.... $50 4. Matrix 7Q3 Red Tie shaft in Stiff flex. Measures 42" from grip to adapter tip. Came from an Adams fairway with only about 40 swings on it. Grip is the stock Iomic in black.... $40 Attached Thumbnails 5. Tour AD MT 7S. Measurements in pictures, no tipping as far as I can tell. Has a TM adapter for SLDR, R15, M1&2. $135
  13. Loving my new M2 so the temptations have to go. Not interested in trades right now, US only, and first to PayPal gets the item. All items ship USPS Priority with insurance for sale value. On to the goods, pictures loaded after all descriptions. 1. Tour Issue SLDR 460 9.5* head. Non toe screw model. From what I recall, specs were right at 9.5-9.8* and 2* open. Head is free of nasty marks and will be cleaned before shipping. Has "+" on hosel and test marks on face. Will ship with generic cover. Asking price $65 2. Tour AD BB-7 Stiff driver shaft. Measures around 44" from tip to grip. NDMC grip with plenty of life, and TM adapter. Graphics are excellent, and only a small amount of paint loss near ferrule. Not sure on tipping, but pic of first ring measurement is included for those with more knowledge. Asking price $150 3. Tour AD MT-7 Stiff driver shaft. Measures just over 44" from tip to grip. Pure P2 grip and TM adapter installed. Graphics are excellent. Again, not sure on tipping so a first ring measurement is included. Asking price $150 *** Take the SLDR head with either Tour AD for $200, or all three for $325 *** 4. Nike Covert 2.0 Black with UST Elements Chrome 7F4T. Pure P2 grip and shaft measures right around 43.75" when not in the head. Graphics of shaft are excellent! Crown is clean, and only tee marks on sole. Again, this will be cleaned up thoroughly before shipping. Asking price $130 5. Matrix 7Q3 Red Tie measuring 42" from Adams/TM adapter to grip. Iomic Sticky 2.3 installed. Came from a XTD Ti head. Graphics and paint all clean. Asking price $50 6. Stitch leather headcover set. Roadster style Driver, 3&5 wood, and hybrid covers in dark/forest green and yellow/mustard. Great looking covers. No tears or damage to leather. Asking price $60 Pics in order of listing:
  14. I played at 7:10a. I couldn't have dealt with the 102 temps out there yesterday. Sitting outside at my in laws right now and we're under a shaded patio with fans on and I'm still sweating.
  15. I've experienced both too. Sometimes I get mad at myself but only when things implode after I've spent lots of time working on things during practice. That perfectly striped 8 iron on the range will just disappear on course haha!
  16. Agree with Bones on pros and cons. These things are light and comfy. Ready to go with little to no break in time. Only dong for me is the lack of waterproof. But as its a mesh shoe I wasn't expecting that going in. I have two pairs and even convinced my dad who is more of a traditional shoe guy to buy a pair and he is digging them.
  17. I can actually say I haven't purchased a golf related thing in over a month! So where has my money gone? New motherboard, liquid cooling system, CPU, ram, SSD, and GPU for my desktop. Sigh it's always something.
  18. During my travels: 1. Torrey Pines South - after doing the dawn patrol thing and getting a spot in line for one of the first times of the day. Well worth it being able to walk and still have gas in the tank in the middle of June (unlike here in Texas). 2. TPC San Antonio - Oaks Course - rounds earned from working the Valero tournament. Hula and I have played twice together here and it's just a great test. 3. The Reserve (Aloha/Portland, OR) - interesting site with two courses. One is more traditional US style, the other a links style. I played the traditional and loved every second of it. The views, tree lines, and course conditions were phenomenal and the staff here was amazing to deal with. More local to where I live not in any particular order: 1. Vaaler Creek 2. Avery Ranch 3. Star Ranch 4. Canyon Springs 5. Hyatt San Antonio 6. Fair Oaks
  19. Hula experiences this exact thing every time we play together... :-P I've had it work both ways for me. Some cases I play above my norm because I lock into my game and focus only on myself. Other times I let the poorer player affect my game and drag me down. It all really depends on my mood that day and how much rest I got the night before. If I show up rested and in a good mood, I am more encouraging to my partners while concentrating more on my own shots. Tired and foul and I start muttering under my breath.
  20. So this popped into my head today. I frequent Imgur and there's a popular section on there called Cringeworthy, things that almost make you feel ashamed or embarrassed or just weirded out by others without actually being a part of the situation going on. I was playing a round today and a few things stuck out to me about my playing partners (random grouping). As a disclaimer, these things could easily be just annoying occurrences or maybe I'm just channeling recent stress into this train of thought. 1. When two guys share/hit the same club off every tee box. Two guys in my group obviously knew each other and have played together before. Every hole that called for driver, they shared the same club out of one bag. This was like 12 times during the round. This doesn't bother me on the range when a buddy wants to give your club a swing or two, but it seemed so awkward to me to see it done consistently through a round. I've handed my driver to Hula to try just because I wanted his feedback on the setup but I don't assume I can just grab his club out of his back every hole. 2. The incessant golf philosopher. One of the guys from the above case was also Mr. Philosophy. Trying to expound on excerpts from this or that sports psychology book or how so-and-so said this or that. While I think most of us could use a bit of training in the subject to improve our mental game, but the golf course and mid-round isn't the best place to be preaching to others. It seemed like every other shot was followed by his philosophical commentary and it began to feel a bit embarrassing. I didn't say much about my shots because I didn't want him trying to put me on a path he thought was good for my mental approach. 3. Funny how this same guy is a common theme for my thread. I think I found a trifecta of sorts in this guy. If like to refer to him here as "The Babe" because every hole he very loudly called his shot. Usually it revolved around hitting a "baby fade" to account for wind or to make a certain yardage (aiming for the 150 marker on a short, Ok so rant over.aybe these aren't cringeworthy but they get that way to me today. I've experienced others but these stuck out to me today. Care to share?
  21. I'd do a rain check for next summer if anyone is interested. Wife and I will be in 'Burgh for a convention but I'll have at least one day to play.
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