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  1. I kinda lost the golfing bug the last few months. Its been a effort to get out and play. Ever since I broke my leg 15 months ago most rounds have been painful both walking and swinging. This last two weeks we've been out quite a bit playing both 9 holes in the evenings or a full 18 in the morning. The attached is this mornings round. Its a 90 not the best but not the worst, the 3 triples were bad tee shots followed by incorrect second shots which just snowballed.

    My putting was off this morning and I found it hard to get the green speeds. Most importantly it was pain free, enjoyable and a PB in GIR. I did not realise that until I saw the screen shot. I have a short game and bunker lesson booked for Thursday, I have lost to many shots in the last couple of weeks in bunkers and chipping around the greens. 

    I think I have rediscovered my mojo.

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  2. This has probably already been asked.

    I click unread content at the top of the page and a list of threads comes up on my screen. How do I go to the last unread post, every time I click on a thread title it defaults to the first page. I don't want to go through every post in the weight loss thread to try and remember what the last one I read was. In the previous format it automatically went to the last unread post in that thread.

  3. Yea I have the 65 shaft in stiff.  I'm up for swapping if you think that would help?  I'm actually gaming the stock Ping G400 shaft which is 55 grams and it's working better for me. I know when I was more flexible, a heavier shaft helped me to hit the ball straighter without the ducks quacking.  

    I have a Ping Tour 65 in Regular sat in my spare room. Would you have to pay import charges if I shipped it over from Thailand? I do not want anything for it, just seems a waste it not being used.

  4. Despite swearing to myself I was going to wait for the TS Drivers to be released I failed and picked up a G400 Max 9* last week. This was to replace my Epic which had a small accident.


    It came with the stock Alta CB shaft in stiff, at home I had a Ping Tour 65 in Regular,  a Fujikura Speeder evo 2 569 in X and a Fujikura 6 in R but tipped a inch. The Speeder was my fitted shaft for the Epic, light and stiff suit my swing. 


    First range session was not particularly great and I struggled to see what the online hype was about. I persevered and played the Six at small + for a round. It was ok but nothing great. Had another range session and swapped around shafts and loft settings. I've settled on big + with the Speeder. Two rounds in with that set up, I've cut my handicap by 0.6, hit more fairways than I have before, eliminated the nasty snap hook and had 2 slices of which one I couldn't advance the ball forwards.


    Compared to the Epic I am seeing a increase in distance and feel I can swing harder. Distance seems to be up on mishits and reasonable hits. Hopefully this honeymoon period will mature into a blossoming long term relationship. Im just hoping my wife doesn't notice to much when we play and also want one.

  5. 41/45 for a 86 which esc'd down to a 85. 2 triples, 9 bogies, 6 pars and 1 birdie. Slightly longer course than our home course, so I am happy with that score except the triples which were caused more by lack of course management than bad shots. Another 0.3 cut.

  6. Second round in with the Ping G400 Max and a different swing thought from a quick tip by the teaching pro at my club, resulted in a 86 (42/44). 8 GIR's and 8 Pars but only 6 Fairways. The big difference was where I was on missed fairways, only one was a big slice the others were all playable in a forwards direction.


    This is the first round since my leg was broken last October where I got a 0.3 handicap cut. Course handicap was 17. I just need to build on that now.

  7. Range session yesterday and today. Irons focussing on setting up with the face square and starting my swing with my left shoulder. This has eliminated my big left hook, I now have a nice gentle draw starting right and coming back to target (mostly).


    I picked up a new driver this week and was spraying it all over the place, started this morning with a massive hook to small hook, changed set up and got a consistent slice going, tweaked it back a little and started to see the straightness that the  G400 Max has been raved about.


    I hope this comes to the course tomorrow morning. I had to write notes in my phone to remind myself what I was doing this morning.  :wacko:

  8. Just received my new Eccos today.....

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    Can't wait to try them out this weekend.....btw, they were only $70!



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    Cobra Connect Bag: Cobra F8 Driver(10.5*) 3-4W(14.5*) & 5-6W(18.5*)w/Mitsubishi Tensei ck Blue Regular; Cobra F8 3 Hybrid, 5 Hybrid & 6-PW, Gw(49*) SW(54*) LW(58*) all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts. Lamkin Cobra Connect grips with Arccoss tracking sensors. Putter: Evnroll ER6 33”. Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat/Silver).

    Thats a absolute steal. How did you get them so cheap?

  9. I made it a day and half in the extreme diet. And was so hungry that I ate 3 plates of Chinese food at the buffet. I really need more preparation too tackle this again.Really feel defeated, but I was so hungry I couldn't take it anymore

    Have you tried intermittent fasting? Basically pick a 8 hour window and eat normally inside it. Outside of that window drink water or completely sugar free drinks.


    That coupled with working out has helped me to shed weight. The link is for the work out plan I've been following.







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  10. Whilst at work my company rents units on a local resort / hotel property. The hotel have just announced that gym membership will be 249 RM or 62 USD a month BUT that is now including free golf on the 18 hole course they own.


    I've four weeks left of this tour to abuse the gym and free golf as much as possible and hopefully drop a few pounds in the process.



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  11. I'm now at work for six weeks and back on the intermittent fasting. I only eat between 1200 and 2000. Outside of those hours I drink water, cups of tea and everyday 3-5 cups of green tea.


    Cutting out the cans of soda, cookies, chips etc etc and sticking to the intermittent fasting really helps. I also think drinking a lot of water and the green tea is working. It's hot and humid here so once I'm in the hangar working the sweat is dripping off me.



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  12. Had a weigh in yesterday now down to 91.8 KG / 202lbs. Thats 10lbs I've now lost. I am just coming to the end of my six weeks off work cycle and have been on the cake, fried breakfasts and not really watching what I have been eating. I go back to work Thursday for six weeks so will be back on my, eggs, tuna and sardine diet with copious amounts of water, green tea, exercising every day on top of being active at work all day.


    Sub 90kg is my goal. Shorts that I couldn't fit into 12 weeks ago are now fitting me again, golf shirts that I couldn't wear are now no longer tight on my stomach. Apologies for the self gratification post, Im chuffed I have managed to lose the bulk of my excess.

  13. Another 88 in another variation. 48 out and 40 back in. 4 over through the last 11 holes. As a disclaimer they are preparing the course for European Tour / Asian Tour and then the Ladies European Tour. The first cut of rough has been allowed to grow thick, the greens are getting fast and the pins were all close to the edge of the green. Trying to get the ball out the first cut and advance it down the fairway was a struggle.


    Front seven holes were a disaster, the last eleven were good. This is becoming the norm more and more now. Im back to work for six weeks soon, fortunately there is a driving range and course on the complex I live on. I know what I need to practice on so can spend six weeks practicing.

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