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Kenny B

 
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  1. I love my KBS Tour 90 in regular flex for my Callaway PM Grind wedges, but I'm happy with my Nippon shafts in my Bridgestone irons. However, maybe that will all change when I have my True Spec fitting next week.
  2. The quote from Brooks is not true. Fake News. Brooks won his first event on the PGA Tour in 2014 and was nominated for PGA Rookie of the Year. He also played and won on the European Tour. However, Rory won The Open Championship and the PGA Championship in 2014.
  3. You need to try something different on #7... anything!! Tee off with a 7i or whatever gets you in the fairway instead of a wood. Play it like a par 5. At least you will get to look at that hole from different vantage points.
  4. What ever happened to old age and treachery beating youth and skill every time??
  5. An old farmer in Georgia had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice; picnic tables, horseshoe courts, basketball court, etc. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end of the pond. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!" The old man replied, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim or make you get out of the pond naked." "I'm here to feed the alligator."
  6. These are nice classic bags!! I have one like it in black. My old golf course got several in red or black with our names and club name on them. Got it for free!
  7. Would love to have a dog!! But first, we would need 18 of them; they like the pond areas, but they will also wander all over the course eating grass/weeds or whatever. And second, our course is an Audubon International golf course, so we can't harass the birds. The most we can do is drive carts up to them and herd them off the fairway. I did that twice yesterday for my wife. I just hit away. Today my ball landed right in the middle of the flock and they didn't even move!! Walla Walla CC has a collie and he/she is very good at keeping the geese off!!
  8. Walking day with the guys today. ABSOLUTELY beautiful morning!! Sunny and 58º with no wind. The course had a little tournament today, so the course was open on the back nine. We only played nine holes like most weeks, but we always play the front nine. Nice to get out on the back for a change... it's a much flatter walk. Shot 38 (+3) and had a career long drive on #13. My buddy is always longer off the tee than I am, and he hit a great drive. When i hit mine, I knew it was good. Both of us in the middle of the fairway and I was 25 yards past him!! 253 yards!! Huuuuuge for me. Love fall golf!! The geese are flying through now and crapping up the place. Here is my tee shot on the short par 4 #14 just in the rough next to the geese on the right...
  9. That's the best way to play!!
  10. 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!!
  11. 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!!!!!!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. Kenny B

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    NICE!!! and good job on the promotion too! Does this mean a move or do you get to stay where you are?
  16. Well... who won? Inquiring minds want to know!!!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Great news!! Where does Penny want to go on her first big outing?
  21. 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!!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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