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PING Apologist #9

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  1. ND looks to have a pretty darn good looking team again this year, so you should be fine. Predictions are that they aren't as strong this year compared to last, but I've learned to never underestimate them at all...ever...Be rooting for them tonight myself
  2. So I indeed went out to hit a bucket, but then decided to play a round despite the heat. I put my longer Aldila Tour blue shaft back in (I had been using a short Tensei Blue that wasn't making any distance) and was having the same old swiping issues with super-slice-a-ronis as usual. Fiddled with loft and landed at 11.5* and with a little choke-down action, I began to see better performance out on the course. Many straight shots and even some that went left to places I've never played before since I'm almost always right on every hole. Distance was OK, but I still had 2 moon shots that were way short after hitting under the ball. Choke-down seems to be key for me at this point.
  3. Went out mid-morning yesterday to hit a medium bucket before the heat settled in, and wound up going out to play. I was supposed to be grouped in with a 3-some, but they no-showed and they let me go out alone. Fine, good practice time. Sputtered quite a bit on the front, but then played bogie golf on the back. Made 3 pars the whole round, all on par-3's including my "nemesis" hole at #4. I give myself an "OK" for the day. Edit: Forgot to mention that I literally played until my hands bled. Had to ask a marshal for some Band-Aids to cover the blisters I made on both my index and ring fingers on my right hand at hole #12. He didn't have any but zipped to the clubhouse and came all the way back out to meet me at #13 with them. Left him a tip with the staff after the round.
  4. To everyone over there, please be safe and hunker down. Hope to see everyone back here happy & healthy.
  5. Wish I could say the same thing...been a rather arduous journey for me since the reviews. Shaft changes and constant tinkering with the hosel adjustments. Simply put, I haven't found equilibrium or my "happy place" with this driver and it's been rather frustrating...so much so that I've taken a break recently (including here) to maybe flush some demons. My experiences with it are basically as follows: Hammer the snot out of a bucket on the range with nice, long and mostly straight hits Embarrass myself on the course with constant distance-killing slices and shorter duffs Go home pissed I'm still in a bad position where I can't afford lessons, so most likely I'm piling on bad habits onto an already flawed and crummy swing. I am also wondering about my ball choice and am contemplating trying something different (note that I recently tried a sleeve of Srixon Q or Z-Star that I hated-covers just got chewed up bad after just one round). Headed to the range here shortly before it gets too hot to hit a few and see if this recent break has done anything positive.
  6. Had a watch party here yesterday morning with potluck dishes and just about every kind of brunch drink imaginable. Unreal second quarter holding Florida to zero points and our Broncos showed their "giant killer" moxy. If they can learn to protect the QB and keep him in one damn piece, he may grow into a phenom. Very impressed with the running game tho and we have momentum to go deep this season. GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!
  7. Robert/Idaho 20 PING G Max The carry distance of the your 7 iron: 141-yds
  8. Thanks a bunch Rick! And indeed it was!!!
  9. Thanks all! Had a pretty good day of it yesterday. Snapped up a new putter with my gift $ and will be giving it its first "see-trial" later today. After that, took a nap while watching the PGA guys and then went out to Texas Roadhouse for steak dinner and drinks. Fine day!
  10. Late to the party here, but I hope you all had a great day out there! Cheers!!!
  11. Dig the spreadsheet!!! Noticed I have no tier-5 pick listed for some odd reason. I just went back in and looked. I inded have Beef Johnston selected, but I guess I didn't say "my tier-5 pick is:"
  12. Indeed he was. That's his 3w, and if you think that's old, you should see his blades...He also still has a PING Eye-II wedge in play as well...
  13. Man I am digging seeing all the new run this thread has gotten...WOW! Lots of great content here especially from @cksurfdude! Keep it coming Spies! All good stuff!
  14. Played at the Coeur d"Alene Resort Course Sunday with my buddy Dave who picked up the bill on everything! Thanks Dave!!!! Our golfing stunk, but what a day! We were assigned a Forecaddie (Ty) and rode the course in one of the most luxurious carts I've ever seen... You get unlimited range balls to warm up on and hit into the lake. They have separate chipping and putting greens and you also may opt for a pre-round sports massage right there on the range! They also make and give each player a custom bag tag with your name on it...NICE! This is hole #6, a par-3 playing around 155. Both of us had a GIR, but walked off with bogey... My buddy's tee shot to the world famous floating green on #14 into the wind. He made par and my attempt(s) shall go unmentioned...
  15. I had a blast hanging with all the Spies at Hangman Valley. It was a rippin' good time and I especially thank Bill (@fixyurdivot) for putting up with my disaster of a round Friday as I mucked up everything past hole #4. I suppose 3 pars to start the day was too much for the Golf Deities to handle from a hacker like me...sheesh! Any how, here are a few pics I took... Bill as a "reference" to the elevated #5 par-5 at Hangman. My pathetic attempt of a drive dribbled into the giant valley below and well short of the fairway. Bill nailed a beauty here that I believe went just left into the rough. Par-3 #11 box. My tee shot went left into the rocks above the bunker on the extreme left side of the photo.
  16. I am LOVING it! I would even venture to say that it is the one club in my bag that I am the most confident with and look forward to using more than any other I have.
  17. I echo many of the earlier comments and congrats. Holy (bleep) Batman! What a match made in Heaven! The Shankster and the baddest PING blades on the planet together for one big blow-out of a review..?!! How could we be so lucky..?! I will certainly be following this even though the PING bouncer just laughs at me as he shoves me away from the ropes blocking us from entering the "Blade Club" and points me toward the shovel section... Have a blast (sounds like you already are) and big "Cheers" to ya!
  18. I had an elbow tingling blast! Thanks for everything @JohnSmalls!!! Big congrats to or "Champion Rock Rollers of the Year" @sirchunksalot & @HardcoreLooper!!! Question for "Chunks": So you're switching up to permanently using those rocks to get into single digits...right...?! I hope you have a comprehensive medical & dental plan..! Also a big thanks to my fellow Spy and (now) good friend @fixyurdivot for coming down here for a round and partaking in some HRC madness. I really enjoyed the day with you and look forward to seeing you Friday in Spokane. Cheers all!
  19. OK, so my first official excursion into this thread... This is the animal I got railroaded into last year... I call this one..."Wasted"
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