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M. Parsons

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About M. Parsons

  • Birthday 02/15/1977

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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Jesus, my wife and our 2 boys, golf, grilling/smoking, Arkansas Razorbacks
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    14.3
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    Be better golf

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  1. I used to always putt with my eyes over the ball, but after watching many videos, I've learned to keep my eyes slightly inside and behind the ball. Mike Malaska has a great video on this...I think it's with Be Better Golf
  2. It's something I'm still working on, but I like to try to play the hole in reverse...basically shooting to a targeted approach distance. So, that usually determines what I use off the tee. Any trouble can play a factor as well. But there are also times when I'm really feeling it with the driver, and I just pull it on everything, but that can get me in trouble if I get to a close distance I don't like going into the green with.
  3. Played a couple days ago, shot 41/41=82 (+10), 7-pars, 2-birdies, 6-bogeys, 3-doubles; 3/14 Fairways, 7/18 GIR, 15/17=32 putts (2-3putts, 10-2putts, 6-1putts) Shot of the day was an 8-iron from 175, landed 2 feet past the pin and spun back 1 foot past the hole...it had to have taken a peek. The other birdie came on a par-5, on in 3 from 195 out, 2-putt birdie. I hit the ball well, and had the feeling that this would be the day that I would break 80, but it just didn't happen...clean up those doubles and it's a 79. It's gonna happen! The bogey on #6 felt like a birdie...I hit a great drive to a wide open space (desert) left of the fairway, but couldn't find my ball...took a 2 stroke penalty drop, hit it on the green and drained a 35 footer for the bogey.
  4. I'm in, but I can't put much stock into this...I thought I did really well last time since I picked John Rahm to win, but I still placed in like the 400's.
  5. I recently played in a 5-club challenge, but the putter counted as 1 club, so there were people who chose to putt with a wedge...but that wasn't me. I went with 3W, 5-iron, 9-iron, 54*, and putter. I think it all depends on the course layout and yardage...the course I played I could reach the green in 2 on par-5's with a 3W off the tee and 5-iron for my second shot...but that wouldn't happen at most courses, for me anyway.
  6. Welcome to the forums and nice bag set-up.
  7. Nice set-up! I love my ZX7's and ZX5's...so pure!
  8. Thank you very much for your response Dave, and I have followed your advice to read and search the rules, which brings me to Rule 16.1 - Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions)...I see that the rule doesn't spell out "loose root" (I wish now that I had taken some pictures), but couldn't that be considered an immovable obstruction?
  9. Not sure if this is the correct thread or not, but I have a question about rules. The other day I found myself in a fairway bunker and I noticed what seemed to be a tiny stick sticking up from the sand just in front of my ball. As I went to pull it out of the sand I found it connected to a loose root that ran along and just under the surface of the sand. Now I know that you obviously can’t move tree roots in the rough, because they are mostly immovable, but is it okay to pull/move a root that is connected from one side of the bunker to the other side? Does someone get relief from such things in a bunker? My playing partners agreed to giving me relief seeing as how my club would’ve gotten caught on the loose root during my swing, but was that the right call?
  10. Played in the NM VGA State Championship this past Saturday at NMSU in Las Cruces and shot a 43/43-86 with 19/16-35 putts (3 3-putts, 4 1-putts), 2 doubles, 10 bogeys and 6 pars, 4 fairways and 7 greens. I felt like I was a little timid at times and definitely left some out there. I also didn’t seem to be hitting it as far as I usually do, so I had to adjust quickly. I wound up finishing 1st for my Flight, but full disclosure, there was only one other guy in my Flight. Next up is the VGA Regional in AZ at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, which is a 36-hole tournament.
  11. As much as it costs to put those stands up around #16, I would've thought those were a staple. Nice looking hat!
  12. "It's a dry heat!" I grew up in hot and humid Arkansas, and I've been living on the dry side of things just long enough to feel like I was going to die the last time I played golf in Arkansas in May in 94* & 100% humidity...and that was back in 2018. But I do miss the green...at least I can keep my clubs looking newer for longer in a humid climate...I know, keep it in the fairway and I won't have that problem.
  13. Great playing there Cody! How did you get the photo to scroll through all your holes played, without having to post several photos?
  14. Recently purchased and received some paint to paint fill my clubs. I ordered from Club Stamping, and I practiced on an old club before trying it on my wedges. The smooth surfaces worked really well, but I need to work on the grainy/rough surfaces, as it smeared a little bit on those areas. Here is a pic of the best one. https://www.clubstamping.com/
  15. Los Altos - ABQ, NM 43/44-87, 15/19-34putts (4,3-putts) 4/14 fairways, 4/18 greens, 8-pars, 5-bogeys, 5-doubles Played a 5-club challenge yesterday and used my 3W, 5-iron, 9-iron, 54* and putter. I would've liked for the putter to stay alive like it was on the front, but it just didn't happen. One of those doubles came from hitting my tee shot OB on a par-5, so I had to hit 3 from the tee box...got on in 2 from there and 3-putted. I played with a bunch of guys...4 tee times in all, and we did a low net 3 score for skins. Basically you add up the 3 lowest net scores for each hole from your foursome, and if it's the lowest score your foursome gets the skin.
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