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  1. 2 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

    Google maps still has the old layout


    They added a green just past the bend and made 5 a par 3 and added new tees to turn 6 into a par 5 instead of a par 4.


    We have a similar par5 here at a course I play.  The tee shot requires a straight shot of about 200y that leave over 340y left or you can hit a high cut out to 270y and still have 270y left.  Nothing quite like hitting a 3 iron or 5w off of a par5. 


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  2. I was supposed to take the weekend off to spend time with my wife, but she said that I should play since this coming weekend is booked with helping a neighbor move (remind me to hide my truck in the future), and then traveling around SE Arizona since we are restricted to a 60 mile travel limit by the installation Commanding General.

    Glad I went out to play because it was a good scoring weekend, even with the wind.  We had about 15-25mph winds on Saturday and Sunday.  The winds didn't hit till the back 9 on Saturday since we teed off early, but Sunday was a noon tee time, so we played in the wind all day.  Saturday was good as I had a little bet with a friend.  I birdied #2, and he slam dunked a wedge on #5 for eagle.  We both birdied #6, I birdied #7, he birdied #8, and I birdied #9.  We both shot 32 (-4) and halved the bet.  My buddy had a rough back 9 and shot 37.  I kept it steady and birdied three more holes.  This was the first bogey free round I have had all year, but it was awesome to birdie all four par5s then add a few others for a smooth 65 (-7).  My blind draw partner loved it because he only helped on one hole, shot 77 and made a little money. 

    Sunday was good as we played the other course in town and played their mixed tees.  This really shortened the course but gave the shorter hitters a better scoring chance.  Even though the course only plays 6200y from the mixed tees the wind made it play a lot longer on some holes.  I continued to play well and birdied the first two holes (drove the fringe on #1, and hit a SW to 2 feet on #2).  Ended up getting lucky on the #5, a par5, and dropped a bomb from about 60' away (I thought I hit the putt a bit too hard, but the wind slowed it down).  Birdied the par 3 #8 and missed a 10 foot birdie putt on #9 for a 31 (-5).  Then I started to suck on the back 9.  The 10th green is small and tough with a false front on the front right.  The flag was placed right at the transition to the false front.  I was 18 feet for birdie, rolled the putt just across the right edge with enough speed to have the ball stop about 3 inches past the hole if it was on a flat green.  The ball almost ran off the green and gave me a 10 footer back.  Missed that bad boy.  The green really sped up on the back due to drying out from the wind.  Add to it being on the wrong side of the hole and you could not become aggressive on the putts.  Finished with two more bogeys for a 70 (-2).  Disappointing back 9, but the course is really a tale of two 9s.    

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  3. I was lucky and got to play twice.  The first round was on a course that I am familiar course and would call my home course.  Went out in 35 (-1) after opening the round with a double, which I wasn't too upset about.  I then birdied two of the first three holes on the back and thought that I was on a role.  Then came the 13th and 15th hole where I made bogey from less than 100y.  Talk about stellar play.  I was a bit frustrated and unleashed on a drive on 16, 17, and 18.  Ended up having a greenside pitch on 16 that finished about 4 feet, then a 2 footer on 17 after pitching from 40y.  Making those putts really charged me, and after hitting a good drive on 18, I had 208y on 18 with the wind behind.  Ended up putting 6 feet, but overplayed the break.  Finishing with three birdies helped me get to 68 (-4) and be the low round in my group.

    I ended up playing the other course in my town on Sunday.  The greens run about 2 feet faster but have very slight undulations.  It takes a lot of course knowledge to know how to putt these greens.  Where I had 29 putts on Saturday, I couldn't make anything on Sunday and finished with 34 putts.  I have now played this course 4 or 5 times now, so I think I need to play it a lot more.  It also didn't help that when I played the course 10 days prior, the greens were very firm, so all approach shots had to be landed on the front or just short.  The greens must have been watered a good bit because the ball was not bounding forward and a few shots were spinning back quite a bit.  I didn't adjust well as I kept expecting to come to a green that was firm.  This all resulted in me shooting 74 (+2).  So be it, I will have to go out and try again.  I better adjust or I won't get good results.

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  4. On 5/16/2020 at 12:24 PM, Erik-M said:

    well I got to it today, first iron shot on hole 1 perfect 8 iron distance. Club stayed intact!! Had to use it 3 or 4 more times and as of now looking good!! Thanks everyone, I'll keep you posted

    If you are looking at doing any more building, look into a good 30 inch belt sander for shaft prep.  Harbor Freight usually has good prices.  Also, for cleaning out the inside of the hosels, you can find a metal bristle brush used for cleaning gun barrels, usually 9mm, .40, or 10mm will work well.  You can put that into a drill and run it into the hosel and it should help clean the excess expoxy from the hosel.  Also, use acetone or denatured alcohol to clean out the epoxy dust.  Let that dry completely.  Shims, glass shafting beads, tungsten powder, or lead powder is a good addition to epoxy to help center the shaft in the hosel.  If you really want a good epoxy, look into 3M DP810.  It is really good, but can be a little pricey.  It'll take a beating and won't fail.

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    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I took my first lessons in Phoenix, AZ when I was 5 years old (1980), then gave up the game when my parents divorced.  I ended up picking up the game again when I was 12 and living in Glendale, AZ.  I practically lived on the golf course until I was 16 and moved to Las Vegas, where golf wasn't as junior friendly and much more expensive.  I recently moved down to SE Arizona due to a military assignment.  I am currently scratch and can shoot around par or better.  I get to play once or twice a week.

    2. What do you love about golf?  I love the challenge to improve but never being able to master the game.  Nothing is more satisfying than making a long putt or puring a long iron into a tough par 3 or to hit a par 5 in two.

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  I came to MGS because of the unbiased testing.  The difficult part about buying golf equipment is determining what is truth and what is hype.

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  I currently live in Sierra Vista, AZ and my home course is Pueblo Del Sol Country Club and Mountain View Golf Course.  We only have two courses in the city, so I have to rotate.  As soon as this pandemic is completed and my Commanding General lifts our travel restriction, I will travel to Tucson and Phoenix to play some of the courses that I couldn't afford when I grew up in Phoenix.

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  The best part about golf in Arizona is the variety of courses that are available.  You can play desert courses or tree lined courses in the same city.  Some courses are flat and some have huge elevation changes.  Some courses have flat greens and some have a lot of undulation.  The worst part about golf in Arizona is that it can get really expensive in the winter when all of the travelers come to spend the winter months in some warmth.

    6. What do you do for a living?  I am active duty Army.  My training is in the communications field but my current job has me performing jobs similar to a city manager.

    7. How’d you pick your user name?  I was given this nickname from a friend during an assignment to South Korea back in 1999.  It is a conglomeration of names, but it just worked so it stuck.

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    1. Handicap and Location: 0, Fort Huachuca, AZ (about 60 miles Southeast of Tucson, AZ)
    2. Social Media Accounts: Facebook, Instagram
    3. Expected rounds in an 8-week span: minimum of 16
    4. Current OEMs in your bag: Taylormade and Titleist
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  5. Jim


    Stationed in South Korea (US Army)


    Handicap: +.8


    Current ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X


    I am a high spin player. Had to swap from the Pro V1 lines because I was spinning the ball way too much. Kept working on trying to rwduce spin through swing technique but it never worked out. Swapped between a Srixon, Bridgestone, and finally settled with Callaway.




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  6. I have played both of those shafts.  I liked them both.  The pype was stout, but it played very well for me.  I think I was playing the 70X.  I also played the F7M2 in X and it was in the bag for over 2 years until the tip broke.  It has been a search to find a proper replacement.


    The odd thing is that I normally like the 70g category of shafts but this 60g works pretty well.  I usually have to be very aware of the transition with most 60g shafts, but this shaft doesn't seem to care too much.

  7. Has anybody ever taken an older model driver and shafted it with a more up to date shaft and it seems like it just works?


    I have been hitting a 913D3 with a 70X Diaman Ahina.


    I ended up acquiring a Rogue MSI 110 60X with the RIP I/O tip.  I put it in an old SLDR 430 10.5* that has been laying around.  I took it out for a spin on the course today and was pleasantly surprised.  I ended up hitting it really well.  I might end up putting this back in the bag.  I seem to spin it a bit less and hit it further and just as straight (which is a plus).  


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  8. What is funny is to watch all of the butt hurt by others when people make jokes about this event.  Everybody is acting as if he is never going to play golf again because of this.  While he was playing extremely good golf lately, it doesn't make up for all of the other crap he has pulled with other tour wives and also his well known drug use.  I know that I am not perfect, but integrity is a huge thing with me.

  9. The tough part that I have is that if I am a better player with a higher swing speed, most of the time I will have to pay more for a real deal shaft versus the watered down "made for" type that fits the average player.  When paying the now regular price of $500 for stock shafted drivers.  I guess this is the reason why I hit a 913D3 still.

  10. Now that winter is over and Spring has started, I will become more jealous every morning that I am doing PT.  The KNs who get to use the golf course are out there every morning.  I usually only get to play on Saturday.  It is better than be stationed in Kuwait though.  I will commend the Koreans on their etiquette when it comes time to play.  They will practice for years on the driving range before stepping foot on the #1 tee box. 


    I also enjoy watching the local Korean Golf Channel.  They has some interesting matches for show but primarily focus on the KLPGA.  These girls can flat out play too.

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