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palvord last won the day on June 11 2019

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  1. Played a quick after work 9 yesterday. Decided to play from the tips because it's a shorter(ish) course. 3100 from the tips for the 9 we played. Shot a 46 with two 3 putts (1st hole and 6th hole) and a triple bogey on 5 due a lost ball, and poor short game. You know my short game is poor when my wife comments on it. I'm happy with how I am hitting the ball for lack of practice time, but the poor short game is really showing. We are on vacation with the in-laws for two weeks, so I hope to take advantage of the ready and willing baby sitters to find practice time and gain the confidence back with my wedges.
  2. Dad and new home responsibilities really cramp the opportunity to be active in here, so here is a summary of my golf season so far: No time to practice = lack of quality short game. I did get a quick putting lesson and have been using a new stance that has helped me be more accurate than last season. However, with no time to practice like I used to, I have no feel for my short game shots and that has lead to some blow up holes. For the most part, I am scoring close to last season, but it hasn't felt that way. Started as a 12, and I'm trending to an 11.8. I think the trend down is because I shot an 84 at a pretty good course, The Premier at Treetops Resort. I'm hoping to maintain some of my current abilities and then start working hard next year to break 80.
  3. That's interesting to hear. I did the update and have not had it freeze on me yet. Granted, I don't use it for scorekeeping, but have not had it freeze. Would be curious if you play a round without using it for scorekeeping to see if it freezes again. Could narrow down the culprit.
  4. My golf this year has been curtailed compared to last year, but the watch has been used every round. A feature that I should use more often is the hole layout to map out how far away certain hazards or dog legs are for tee shots and approach shots. Knowing on the tee box if a hazard is in range is a key element. It's been interesting for me in my league play to see the folks that use a rangefinder and compare the yardages they get to the watch. I like that I have a broader yardage range in my head, rather than a precise number to the flag as there are too many variables that can prevent you from hitting the exact number. All I think about is being committed to making it past the front edge of the green, and that has helped me increase my GIR. Just a mental thought process I have that I wouldn't have with a rangefinder.
  5. I enjoy them in my Cobra irons. I was fit into them two years ago and have had no reason to go away from them in my current set up. If you trust the fitter, go for it
  6. Super late with this, but CONGRATULATIONS!! This is a great group of competitors and I'm looking for a new addition to the CCC alumni caboose club!
  7. Can't wait to see the Wilson Ultra Distance start competing with the price of OSB
  8. Congratulations on 14 years! Cheers to many more.
  9. I'm assuming the bar is behind you here to help you through the tough and trying times of working on your game.
  10. TaylorMade TP5-X for me this year. Worked well for the back half of 2020, so no reason to go away from it.
  11. Agreed that we the golf fans that are freaks enough to be on golf specific forums are more educated about what the golfers/caddie are doing. A commentator saying that it is too analytical for a caddie and player to determine the correct target is really obnoxious and is a disservice to anyone learning how to play the game.
  12. It's the "fun" of this game. Shot to shot, hole to hole, there is a new challenge to conquer. Don't let your lows get too low. The challenge is always to find something that resembles a happy medium in your head. I'm also saying all this to myself as I haven't swung a club since October and am about to discover all of my new flaws for this season.
  13. I'm loving watching your hard work on Instagram and here. Keep plugging away. Your consistent practice will pay off. Really looking forward to hear about your lowered scores due to all your hard work.
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