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  1. Alf/Scotland I Have 50, 52,54,56,58 and 60 RTX 588 52, 56 and 60 RTX 2.0 CB 52, 56 and 60 RTX 3.0 And also a set of Titliest SM4s I would have been great for this!!!
  2. Since I started this post I've invested in a few things 1. FlightScope Mevo 2. Swing lesson lesson 3 Putting lesson with Putt Lab analysis 4 TM Spider X Working out my notice period at work and practising the wrong things H/C went up to 8.0. Driving was really getting me down. But with the lessons last week hopefully I've turned the corner. Marginally missed buffer on Saturday and Wednesday, 6 over 76 yesterday in the Senior League. 2 pitch in Eagles from 34 and 46 yds, putting still cost me but still WIP.
  3. 1st session with it yesterday and pretty impressed so far. One annoying thing is if you hit a shot left, it sometimes misses it due to your body being in the way. 1st thing I noticed on my dats is the smash factor drops 20% with my RTX 3.0 wedges compared to my Srixon Z565 AW. Shaft differences or head? Spin seems pretty inaccurate as well but I wasn't using the silver stickers. Once I get a bit more detail I will post a detailed review
  4. Exactly! He doesn't get to choose is the point. He did blob the hole and ended up beating me by 1 point for the season anyway.
  5. Sorry, hate playing with people who play fast and loose with the rules, Quiet word at the start of the round just to say it is a penalty each time he does it. I play with 3 other guys thru the winter and we have a wee competition, the winner is the best 5 Stableford score. The last round he is having a stormer which means he is going to pip me. He duck hooks his drive on the 16th into a bush, takes a provisional up the centre, declares the 1st ball lost without looking, someone shouts that it has rolled out into the rough, so he decides to play the original ball. Its friendly but this is taking the p!ss!
  6. St Andrews has about 13 courses Old, New and Jubilee are the more established the Castle is newer out by Kingsbarnes or even the Fairmont courses all are good tracks. But I prefer Ladybank, Downfield, or as Barbajo has said Lundin Links they have all been used as Open qualifiers and are members courses Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. Alf Falkirk, Scotland Skycaddie Touch / Nikon Coolshot 40 Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  8. So when I subjectively think of my home course West Lothian I say 16th , 427 yard par 4 up hill and normally into the prevailing wind. I'm normally hitting 3w or 3h as my 2nd shot and find it a tough par. But then I looked at my Arccos stats and I play the 13th a lot worse. who'd had thought.
  9. Kiradech Aphibarnat Winning score -3
  10. I've ended up going for Mevo, mainly due to spin and launch angle plus video capability. Hopefully 1st day out on Friday depending on weather.
  11. Get the usual ball markers but like to get some logo stuff at the special courses. I have a set of Muirfield headcovers, Royal Troon oversize towel and all sorts of Turnberry logoed shirts.
  12. Use to just use the general purpose club marked SW for just getting out of bunkers because that's what it says it's for but it seems a waste just using a club for bunker shots which for me is maybe 1 shot a round. I evolved long ago to using a 56' wedge which has a bounce of 14'. This in most cases is enough to get me out of the bunker successfully. It is also a 100yd full shot, 60yd half shot and I use it to chip around the green. Open the face for a flop as well. I'm currently using Cleveland RTX 3.0
  13. The Duck's Guts, what does that mean? I guess a bit like the "Dog's Bollocks"!
  14. I've really been struggling with my driving. I changed my iron setup over the Winter to get more consistency I moved from having a left hand dominated swing to more neutral. With my driving the consistency and distance went, with the bad one being a high fade. I went back to my old setup last week for my driver with left side dominating, wider stance and swing. This seems to have sorted it, distance is back need to work a little on setup. One bad drive on Saturday was a nice draw, double cross started on the left hand side of the fairway and clattered in to the trees over the course boundary 30 yds left. Doh!
  15. Played Senior League match on Thursday lost 2&1 in betterball was 7 over on my ball so not a bad day. Giving 4 and 5 strokes to the other team and it told in the end. Saturday was a real frustrating day hitting the ball well but not scoring. Ball seemed to defying the laws of Physics.. Summed up by the 10th approach shot right at the flag but a little short, pitches on a drain cover on the fringe and flies through the green. Bunkered on 18 catches the ball really well and lands on the green exactly where I was aiming on a left to right down slope with the spin the ball had to go right and roll down to the hole nope went left. Shot 82 missed buffer back to 7.2. Off to the Algarve on Wednesday with clubs for 5 rounds in the sun to cheer me up.
  16. 4 Competitive rounds for me last week. Tuesday beat 5 and 3 in KO comp against 2 h/c. 4 down after 5 never really recovered. Thursday senior league match betterball lost 2 and 1. Really good game 2 down then 2 up, all square at 15th, partner and I both double bogeyed to lose to a bogey. Then they birdie SI2 at the next. Friday won 3 and 1 in KO comp against 5 h/c. Saturday played a Texas Scramble team event. came in with scatch 64 (-7) net 58.9 for 3rd and a nearest the pin. Got our monies worth at £10 a skull. Partner really driving the ball well with his new Epic Flash.
  17. The guys that shout this p!sh are not doing out of respect or their knowledge of golf but because they want to stand out from the crowd. i.e. they try to shout as soon as the ball is hit so they can say to their friends with pride "I shouted Mash potatoes you can hear me on the coverage". If that is what you aspire to you need to get a life.
  18. Blah, Blah, Blah Honoring the OEM request this testing is available to any US Resident. Can you please put this at the top of the initial thread, it will save me a couple of minutes of my life!
  19. Well I got pumped by the low handicapper 5 and 3. 4 down after 5 and never really recovered. After the 1st 5 holes it was to avoid the dog license (7 and 6 for our US cousins). On my stroke holes lost 3 out of 4 and halved the other!!!
  20. There was a infamous couple that played the Mixed Open circuit in the UK. They would play their required 3 handicap qualifiers in the year to validate their handicaps then play Opens. Because it is doubles they would win the Open and not be cut. They cleared up for 5 years until they started to banned and were blackballed.
  21. Alf. S

    Sub70 golf

    Depends if it refers to age or strokes!
  22. A bit of controversy. I've been that guy in the past that you beat a player and they say to me you don't play of 14 and grumble all the way back to the clubhouse and it takes the shine of what could have been a great round. Matchplay is so much a mental game, you can have a bad hole and it is totally reset on the next tee, I get more aggressive on my putts. Anyway I'm off tonight to play 1st round tie against a 2 handicapper giving me 5 strokes, wish me luck.
  23. For the last few years for a premium ball I've played Pro V1 but as a fall back I've played Srixon balls. Our Pro has a strong relationship with Cleveland/Srixon so the balls are readily found around the course I always found the Soft Feel (Ionomer) more to my liking that either of the AD333 (Urethane) types. I didn't see must distance gain with the AD333 and liked the feel /noise better with the Soft Feel. Also the Soft Feel felt similar to the Pro V1 You can off course get a ball fitting through your local Pro but personally I would forget trying to differentiate between them on spin and find a ball you like the feel of.
  24. Update Handicap Season Start = 7.3 End April =7.4 Current = 7.1 After a couple of 0.1 increases my handicap had slipped to 7.5, playing handicap of 8 for my strokeplay competition on Saturday. I wasn't overly concerned because I see my game improving and have been suffering from back and hip stiffness. I also thought that it would give me a extra stoke for 3 Match Play games I'm playing this week. Went out on Saturday in really tricky conditions and came in with 79 net 71 with a CSS 73 so 1st cut of the season to 7.1. Bogeyed 3 of the last 4 which I put down to the back, I was hitting it pretty bad for the last 4 holes. Small steps, bonus cheque this week so a new Launch Monitor is on my shopping list. Also fancy the Odyssey red dot.
  25. Mainly on the range, I'm looking to try and get more consistency in my swing and increase my swing speed. And for my wedges specifically hone my carry distance.
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