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Kenny B

 
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  1. That's the best way to play!!
  2. I've been working on my ball striking lately, and really have been neglecting short game practice and bunker play. It is showing up in my scores; not getting chips/pitches close enough and missing putts that I shouldn't. My irons are better, so back to short game practice!!
  3. Shooting 80 while putting terribly is not that bad. Tighten that up and you are right there!! Just laugh at the ones by the "ladies tee box". A couple of months ago I barely got past the "ladies tee box", but it was 200 yards out!!!!!!
  4. It likely is mental. I tend to be more focused when playing with my buddies on Monday walking rounds because we are all about the same skill level. I am more inconsistent when playing with my wife and people that we get paired with that are... well, not good. I feel like I have to play quicker than I'd like, so we don't fall behind. I never do well doing that. I also haven't been playing consistently when it's just my wife and I. She's been struggling this year and has only broken 90 a few times. The last couple of years I had to keep focused because if I lapsed, she could beat me if I shot mid-80's. Hasn't happened this year, even as poorly as I have played a few times.
  5. Dang!! You picked my word as I was thinking about it!! Inconsistent... but not just each time I play. It seems like it's every hole, or even every shot. One hole I can stripe it down the middle, and the next hole I push it or pull hook it; then back down the middle on the next hole. This issue has been worse this year than previous years, but I've had nagging shoulder and wrist pain most of the year so that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it.
  6. We had an hour frost delay this morning. My wife and I were paired with a father/son. I asked the dad if he played often, and he said Yes... about 5-6 times a year. As usual, we get paired with nice people but take a lot of time. I always feel like I have to rush my shots so we don't fall too far behind. They just don't play ready-golf. We played with a "caddie". A high school girl needs to caddie rounds to apply for the Evans Scholarship. Smart young woman; wants to be a nuclear engineer. I am disappointed with my 81, that included 2 birdies; one being a 30 footer on the par 3 #17. I was one club short off the tee. I managed to screw up #18 after a great drive; plugged the ball in the greenside bunker, and made a double bogey. 7/13 fairways 7/18 greens 30 putts. Oh well, there's always tomorrow!
  7. Kenny B

    Happy thread

    NICE!!! and good job on the promotion too! Does this mean a move or do you get to stay where you are?
  8. Well... who won? Inquiring minds want to know!!!
  9. I guess that's how Reavie makes up for being 199th in driving distance. I've had more holes-in-one (3) on golf courses than in mini golf, since I've only played mini golf twice. I hated the clown's mouth.
  10. Well, my wife and I quit a practice round this afternoon; nice sunny 58º day with no wind. Fridays are always the busiest day of the week unless there is a tournament on the weekend. I guess everyone was out thinking this might be the last good weekend for golf this fall... mid-60's and sunny Sat and Sun. We showed up at our tee time at 3:14. A father and teenage son was just going off the Blue 1st tee. The son struggled with the first few shots, and the dad was giving him lessons. The 1st hole is a short par 4, and you don't tee off until the group ahead is on the green. (I can't get there anyway). They walked off the green while my wife teed off from the forward tees. We hit our second shots onto the green, and they still hadn't teed off #2... more lessons. We walked onto the green and putted... I made a 30 footer for birdie! We walked back to the cart, drove up to the #2 tee box and the kid was hitting his second (?) shot from 20 yards in front of the forward tee from the mounds in the right rough... we waited and waited. Finally teed off and played the par 4 #2... my wife made a 4 foot downhill birdie!! Drove around the bend in the cart path to par 4 #3 hole, and the kid was just teeing off... 50 yards to mounds in right rough. I thought they would let us play through, but no. They drove the 50 yards and got out of the cart looking at what they were going to do now. I saw no group in front of them, so I drove down the middle of the fairway toward the #4 tee. Great! We'll just get out of their way. We played the par 3 #4 hole with two pars, and drove to the par 5 #5 tee. We came around the bend, and there was a foursome in 3 carts, all in the left rough about 100 yards out. We waited, and waited, and waited while 3 guys watched one guy hack at the ball 3 times (the rough in those mounds is brutal). Then they all went to the next ball. We went to the clubhouse.
  11. I never really thought about golf course parking lots. None of the golf courses in my area have bag drops, private or public... well, unless you count me dropping off my wife to pick up a cart and bring it out to the car after I park. If I'm alone, I park, carry my bag to the clubhouse, get a cart or put it on my pushcart and walk. There are no attendants, only the person who checks you in. Of course, when we travel and play a nice course, the bag drops are almost always right by the clubhouse front door, and it is very nice that our bags are put on a cart and transported to the back of the clubhouse where we exit to head to the practice area after checking in. However, courses like this are not always highly rated in my book. They can be, but not always.
  12. Great news!! Where does Penny want to go on her first big outing?
  13. Great writeup!! Now I'm excited to see what changes are needed in my bag when I visit TrueSpec in Bend coming up in 2 weeks!! I probably need new "everything"!! But if I gain yards, it might be worth it. Hey! It's only money, and I can't take it with me!!
  14. I agree that bending the clubs to achieve a stronger loft is not the way to go. The reason clubs have stronger lofts today is they are designed to launch the ball higher. If lofts weren't strengthened, they would launch too high for most players. Since your Snake Eyes are almost 14 years old, they would launch lower with no spin as @cnosil said, and they would have poor turf interaction. I'm assuming that the shafts are steel, since that was common in 2006. Steel shafts tend to launch lower and give less distance unless your swing speed is fairly high. Maybe they fit you 14 years ago, but they may not now. Properly fit graphite shafts are lighter and launch higher than steel for slower swing speeds and will give more distance. So you could get your irons reshafted, but you will still be losing distance and accuracy to the newer technology irons. Your clubs need to fit your swing. A fitter will determine what combination of club head and shaft will work best for you. You don't have to buy new... very nice sets of irons a couple of years old can be had for half the price of new and probably about the same price as getting your irons reshafted.
  15. Same with me. Off the tee is pretty steady. Short game and putting can be good or what I would call average, but I would not call either fragile. To me, fragile means it can be totally lost for a round or more. Of course some days are better than others. However, I can really screw up a great drive with an abysmal next shot (or two... ), and then I have to rely on my short game to save my score, and that's not a recipe for a good round.
  16. Happy Birthday @MGoBlue100 I wish you many birdies and few putts!!
  17. Yes, similar but different, at least from my experience. You HAVE to wait when fly casting to allow the line to travel. Similarly, I HAVE to wait when using my Skilz Gold Flex to allow the weight to properly flex the shaft, just not as long as fly casting. Since clubs have a different weight and flex and golf swings have varying lengths depending on the shot required, the transition isn't as obvious, and it's very easy to have an incorrect move at transition. Of course, pros are better at this than amateurs! I agree about the light grip and smooth swing, but be careful about the SLOW part. Slow can equal short. Need to maintain the proper tempo.
  18. Yeah, it's mid-60's and sunny for the next 10 days but it will be below freezing early in the mornings for the next 3 days. Frost delays!!!
  19. I've played in many parts of the country, and I generally like most courses as long as the conditions are good; they don't have to be great, but they should be good based on what I pay. I generally research courses as best I can before I pick them. Most any course is challenging the way I play, so not being overly difficult is a plus for me. I played a course in Florida once that had fairway bunkers that I could only hit a sand wedge out because the lips were so high. That's stupid, not challenging. I enjoy courses that have nice scenery and no or minimal housing. If houses or condos are set back far enough or they get lost in the trees, that's OK. I've been spoiled by playing on courses here at home that are not in housing developments.
  20. In Spokane last night they had a snow storm... downed trees and power lines. 22,000 without power and schools closed. They almost never close schools in Spokane!! Temps dropping like a rock here tonight. Yesterday it was 78º and a low of 58º... today at 2pm it's 53º and the low tonight is supposed to be 24º Brrrrrrr!!!
  21. I thought you'd be in AZ by now.
  22. Kenny B

    Joker

    A lot of hype, but I won't see it. The world is already too dark for my tastes.
  23. I've done that once, and it was this year!! I saw no reason to keep playing and grooving a shot I don't need! Many years ago in AZ, I should have walked off for the same reason but I was playing a resort course with my wife and friends. Happened on the 2nd hole and I played the rest of the round with driver and hybrids!! We don't get much lightning but the clubhouse has a weather radar and will send out the marshal to get people off the course when a storm gets close. We also don't get much rain here in the desert. If it looks like it's going to rain, I'll wait until it passes... maybe an hour at most. When I play when traveling, I'll play in the rain as long as the course allows it. My wife and I have quit because of slow play on the weekend. It's a muni and I expect some slow play, but when it gets ridiculous, I'm done. Early this year we quit after 6 holes when we hit the 2 hour mark. We came back later in the day and finished our round. It's nice to be members, even at a muni!!
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