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Everything posted by Peaksy68

  1. Played a 9 hole practice round for the first time in a while, life has been getting in the way of golf. Really focussed on my alignment, with significant results from the single sample. 6 GIR, 14 putts, 2 up and down from the bunker. 3 each of pars, bogeys and birdies. 2 of the birdies were stand outs, 20 foot putt after a solid 3 wood on a 225 yard par 3, then a 10 foot putt after a 200 yard 5 wood on a 450 yard par 4. Correct alignment seemed to remove a few of the compensatory moves out of my swing.
  2. Having just read through all this, here's my 2 cents worth. The original comment from the generic My Golf Spy account was at best careless, and at worst a weak cheap shot. Happy for people to take exception to other peoples opinions, but at least own it, don't hide behind a semi anonymous name. Disappointing that whoever made the initial comment hasn't owned it, and has dragged all other staffers into the furore. Very impressed with the general tone of the discussion, at least we seem to be able to disagree here without getting ugly about it. Oh, and @cnosil if your Chia Pet goes missing, you can probably assume my youngest has stolen it, ticks two major boxes for her, Yoda and indoor plant
  3. 9 holes to ease into golf for 2022. The actual golf was secondary, as I was playing with one of my daughters, one of my brothers and his daughter hit a few balls for fun. My game was variable to say the least. 7 over for the 9, which included a triple and 2 doubles. My only birdie came after my worst drive of the day, a massive block cut that somehow left me a perfect angle into the green. Played a quirky, hilly course at Bermagui, a magnificent little town on NSW south coast that’s more renowned for fishing than golf. My daughter struggled early after a long break from playing but was 3 over for the last 4 holes. Happy start to this year’s golf
  4. I’m interested but haven’t really got any idea how it all works
  5. I was hitting it lower, but a change in tee height has improved launch. I’m really happy with the trajectory, just need to remember to change my aim on the tee. Hope your shoulder comes back well, make sure you do your rehab religiously (talking from experience here)
  6. Still getting used to the 849 Pro. Definitely enjoying it. My ball flight has changed to a reasonably consistent high gentle draw. I got into trouble a few times during my last round by taking the wrong line. Starting left edge of the fairway to allow for the fade doesn't work with the draw! 20 mph wind from the right didn't help either. Getting good distance, and continue to be impressed with how it performs into strong wind. Spin must be low, as I'm yet to see any hint of ballooning.
  7. First round for a couple of weeks due to work and back problems. 20 mph winds from an unusual direction made for an interesting round. Ugly start, first tee shot sailed over the left fence. Followed up by an ugly double and a 3 putt bogey. Not the start I was looking for but thankfully things improved. Played some solid golf with another 3 putt bogey the only blemish in the next 8 holes. Leaked a couple more shots over the last 6 holes but a nice birdie to finish kept me happy. Highlights were a couple of really well struck 3 woods and the best drive I've ever hit on the first hole (playing as 8th on the day due to rebuilding of clubhouse. Perfect line it carried far enough to get catch the downslope. 325 yards left me 70 to the pin and for a change hit a solid shot after a big drive. Finished 3 worse than my handicap (Par format helped, strokeplay would have been much worse) Pretty happy after being 3 down after 3
  8. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Unfortunately I had to work so didn’t get to play. @Kenny B I had couple of craft beers given to me by my daughter, and a very tidy Cabernet Sauvignon with a piece of Wagyu rump. Finished the night with a shot of Ardberg 10yo out of a very nice whiskey glass my other daughter gave me.
  9. I'm really enjoying putting the 849 Pro through it's paces. Settled on the weight and loft combination that seems to fit me best. Starting to form some conclusions, just need a few more rounds to solidify things.
  10. First day of hopefully 5 rounds at 5 different courses. Played a course I haven’t played before, it was either awesome or awful, with not much in between. Started with a birdie, then it was a bit ugly. Irons were awful and short game was very rough. Multiple misses on the short side didn’t help. Highlight was driving the green on a short par 4 after playing through a group of 4 locals, they were suitably impressed. It was my Sub70 849 Pro, I’ve tagged it as a 2 wood during testing.
  11. Got another 9 holes in. On a golfing journey the weekend to replace an annual trip that has been cancelled due to COVID. Playing 4 or 5 country courses. Should have a good idea how the 849 Pro performs after that, as long as my body holds up.
  12. My intro is up. Played 9 holes with the 849 Pro on Monday. Good swings give good results, of course it didn't make up for a couple of horrible swings. Was getting good distance and accuracy. I think once we get to know each other we could have a lot of fun
  13. Reverse seared Duck Breast with grated beetroot, duck fat roasted potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and snow peas. Sauce is reduced homemade duck stock with a tiny bit of Hoisin sauce and balsamic. First time I’ve tried reverse searing duck, won’t be cooking it any other way now. Went a treat with a 2016 Lange Nebbiolo from Benevelli.
  14. Taking the 849 Pro out on course for the first time over the next 2 days. Wasn’t making great contact in the net, but after gripping down a bit was making consistent centre face contact. It’s the same length as my current driver,but it’s shaft is counter balanced. Going to do the odds vs evens with each driver, such a good idea, wish I’d thought of it
  15. 8 over 79. Had an ugly finish, bogeyed the last four, perhaps the beers kicked in. Drove it pretty well, putted well apart from a soft 3 putt. Missed a couple of 3 foot putts, but made a 45 footer. Struggled big time from 70 yards, and short game cost me a few shots. Lots of upside, a sharpened short game should hopefully shave a few shots off my score.
  16. I think my thoughts are already well known. I agree wholeheartedly with @MaxEntropy’s comments about the testing section rollout. Communication is absolutely the key to managing change. Having to actively look for review updates on a (technically) separate forum is annoying, and probably significantly reduces traffic on the reviews. To be totally honest, the AMA is mildly interesting at best. I was really hoping for a lot more from the Content Hunter role, although I understand that the forum changes have had an impact on the implementation of this role. One new thread with a handful of different topics has probably under delivered from the forums expectations. Hopefully any future significant changes to the forum will be made separately to significant staff changes. Managing both at the same time only magnifies any problems. There has been a significant lack of presence of most of the admin/moderator team on the forum since the changes in staff. It’s all well and good for staff to be working in the background(and I appreciate the work being done), but it would be great to see more presence on the forums from the entire team. It seems like the only regular moderator presence on the forum over the last few months is from @GolfSpy_APH, hopefully we can see the rest of the team engaging with the forum and its membership
  17. 9 over 80. Started with 2 birdies then had 2 very soft 3 putts. Drove it well except for my last hole when I tried to force things trying to save a couple of dollars. Greens were extremely slow and fairways very soft after 1 1/2 inches of rain the two days prior. Shot of the day was between a 7 iron to 6 feet on the first from 135 into the wind, or a lob wedge to 2 feet on the 9th. 9 Fairways, 9 GIR and 31 putts.
  18. A special bottle (actually a magnum) of Penfolds Bin 707 1996 to celebrate Melbourne Football Club’s first premiership since 1964.
  19. The Aussie Rules Football team that I’ve followed all my life has won the Grand Final for the first time since 1964. I was born in 1968, so to say that I’m happy would be understating it by a factor of 1000. After starting well we were in trouble during the 3rd quarter. Totally dominated from there. So happy I was able to enjoy it and share it with my long suffering (putting up with my disappointment)family. 57FA2032-89DE-44D6-B232-5430CC268760.MOV 57FA2032-89DE-44D6-B232-5430CC268760.MOV
  20. It’s on the way! Not sure how long it will take to get here, but got notified this morning that it’s coming. I’ve gone with a 10.5 Head with a Project X Evenflow Riptide 6.0 60gm. I’ve had Evenflow Blue shafts in my fairways for a while now and really like how they match my swing. From what I’ve read the Riptide should suit me well too. Looking forward to putting in some range time to find my best loft/face angle/weight combinations to optimise my settings. My clubs range has Toptracer, so comparisons between settings should be easy to see. Very much looking forward to testing this driver.
  21. Block is 1 acre, vineyard is about 1/3 acre, hoping to take yield from 120 to about 220kg
  22. If you picked DJ you may need to consider getting me to write it for you, otherwise you’ll confuse him (possibly most of both teams)
  23. Thank you for missing that opportunity
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