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  1. Had an absolutely spectacular afternoon at Spanish Bay today. From tee to green, I had a close to record round, but on the greens I couldn’t make a putt for my life (that dang poa grass). I finished the day with a 75, hitting 13/18 greens and 10/14 fairways. Have a 6:50 tee time at Pebble Beach tomorrow followed by an afternoon round at Spyglass Hill. See below for photos from today at Spanish Bay.

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    If you have time check out Pacific Grove. Played there during last years Open at a Pebble. Nothing to write home about the front, but the back is awesome.

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  2. Shot an 81 yesterday.

    On the 9th I was short of the green on a severe uphill slope w a tight lie. Maybe 25-30 yards to the hole. Been in this spot too often to count. Reach for my 56* wedge.

    BUT... last week I put Cobra ForgedTec Black irons into the bag (love em) and I mistook the PW for my sandy... previously only my sand and lob had the black finish, now they all do (again, still love em). I’m focused on the hole and where I want the ball to land. Not paying attention to what’s in my hand. Needless to say the PW flys a lot farther and rolls a lot more - like off the back of the green.


    I take solace that it was a mental miscue rather than a skills breakdown. Sorta. Maybe...

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  3. It has been fun and , dare I say enlightening to follow this challenge. Though I wonder how done if you find that much time to be on line.

    The all iron challenge would really be fun to participate in but I’ve got a guys trip this weekend and (since this is Cobra sponsored) the Kraken must be unleashed. But it reminded me of an exercise my pro put me through a several years ago when I was struggling. He took away everything longer than my six iron - adjusted par giving me a new target to shoot for and once I reached it I could have my longer clubs back.

    Good luck to you all.

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  4. IMG_5552.jpeg.dac974f43a40580d12282e08b3deef0d.jpegOk, I've been drooling over these Cobra ForgedTec Black irons ever since I saw them.  Have always been a little afraid that its too much of a players club for me.  But I've been playing well, and my ball striking has been my strength - so I decided to give them a try.  Found a used set at Golf Galaxy.  Ironically, they aren't the stock shafts but some KBS shafts that are in my current set.  So I talked them down in price a bit, and couldn't resist.   They'll get their grand debut tomorrow.  Had some range time and the feel great.  I mean really great. And they look sooo good. 

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  5. think you were asking GoPokes14 - but this is My ewheels rig...

    On 7/27/2020 at 9:51 AM, PlaidJacket said:

    Can you add some photos with the ewheels?


    and being a rule breaker...


    I appreciate it when the stakes are far enough apart the pushcart can roll through



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  6. 9 hours ago, MadMex said:


    Does the "average" golfer really NEED a launch monitor? Or just wants one?

    Need vs want...  that’s true of everything in life... need a 60 inch flat screen?  Need leather/heated seats in your car?  The list goes on. 

    The reason I “want” a launch monitor is because I “want” to hit into a net in my backyard, but the impact into the net eight feet out doesn’t really tell me anything - so if I’m going to make sure I don’t ingrain some nasty habits I’m going to “need” a launch monitor...


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  7. COVID sucks generally, but I gotta say, its been good for my game and my relationship with me daughter - who introduced me to Instagram (for better or worse) and made my favorite golf accessory - the bag you see here.  I've gotten 48 rounds in so far this spring/summer, and just this week the old GHIN machine spat out a 9. Arccos calls it an 8.8.  Either way I haven't seen that for a while.  Arccos credits my driving, chipping and sand play for the improvement - its my putting that's holding me back..

    The introduction to Instagram influenced the shot below.  MGS influenced the driver, rangefinder, putter, etc...


    A couple items were just added to the bag, but were tardy to the photoshoot - the new MIM wedges from Cobra just swapped out last years model, and I added a one length 5H to replace the 5I to improve my gapping - if I ever move away from the one length, I'd probably still keep the hybrids as I really love 'em.  The most noteworthy addition to the bag this year is the driver - a Mavrik sub-zero.  I went in to get fit for a Mavrik Max, or Cobra speedzone extreme - but they put me in the sub-zero.     Anyway, this is my set up with a couple of humble-brags tucked in - they are my "happy thoughts" on the course. 


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  8. I don't see the point.. you aren't playing your own ball all the time.  I wouldn't use it because it will play havoc with your stats, make you look like a much better player than you may be.  In a scramble your time likely always has one ball in the fairway... do you?  Your team should always hit the green... do you?  Well, if you use during a scramble you'll have the round of your life, or at least Arccos will think so. 

    I just leave if off during a scramble. 

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    Hardest (for me anyway) hole on the course is #3. Set it up w a 242 yard drive that actually found the fairway on this dogleg left. The grounds crew has been putting the pins on some very slopped spots and I got this one about six inches right to left from 15 feet.

    Glad to check this one off the list because I’m pretty happy with a par on this hole.

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  10. 26 minutes ago, ChitownM2 said:

    People who ordered on day 1 are receiving their Link this week. People who ordered a week later still haven't even gotten the credit cards charged yet. 

    Hmmm.  Thanks for sharing.  I thought I'd ordered on Day 1 - but I haven't seen a credit card charge yet...

  11. I've told them - they should just included the wheelie bars as part of the purchase price - just set the price accordingly.  I can't imagine not using them.  Around a number of my greens they come into play, and on most hills.  Should just be standard.  I love the eWheels

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  12. I've been told by the club mechanics at a big golf store that if I shorten a shaft that its going to impact the flex and stiffen it up.  But they also tell me that I don't change the flex, and if I just grip down on the club the flex remains the same.  

    I don't understand why that is...  but that's not my real question.

    My real question is - how much?  If I shorten the shaft by an inch, how much does stiffen the flex. 

    I've found a club I'd like to club down, and its a Lite-flex shaft, I'm hoping that it ends up like my R-flex matching shafts.  Thoughts from the gurus?

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  13. Has anyone been able to get their hands on the SL Cobra MIM Black wedges?  I’ve had mine on order from my courses pro-shop since June 16. After an hour on hold my pro was told it’d be 8-10 business days before they shipped (I wanted them one inch short to match my set and a MMC Grip...). Well, that was 18 business days ago... 


    I had a horrible experience w Cobra last summer trying to get my irons (again, wanted them an inch short of standard - the temerity of me...) and it took months. 

    has anyone actually put the MIM black wedges in their bag?  And no one from the MGS Cobra challenge counts... if you were given  my set I don’t want to know about it...

  14. I’m a SL gamer since last summer.  My set is what my 8 iron length was - but I never had the lie angle checked.  Went to a local place to get that checked this summer and it wasn’t helpful - they don’t really know what do do with a single length set - so good luck with that.  He basically told me I should be playing variable length clubs... my complaint was that I’m really hoping/drawing the ball with my 5/6; and pushing my 7/8 and I wanted to be sure the lies were correct.  He told me my body was still swinging based on what it knew/remembered for variable lengths and that was causing two different moves.  I don’t buy it - but it’s his theory.

    I am really curious what your results might be if you put graphite shafts into your “longer” introns.  I have thought of that myself, as my gaps really get smaller with my 5 and 6 irons.  I’d like to experiment with that, but am unsure what to try.  So if you proceed, or at least start trying to figure out what graphite shaft you want to use please share. 

  15. A 70.1/130 is going to be more difficult than a 69.7/121. Remember that the 70.1 or 69.7 is what they expect a scratch handicap player to shoot from those tees. At any given course with multiple tee boxes there will be a different rating for each set of tees.  My course is a Par 72 with the Black 74.4; Gold 71.8; Silver 70.1; Green 66.9. (Side note, always amazed at the guys trying to play from Gold tees when a scratch player might just break par and they’ve never broken 90...)

    Anyway, the harder the course/set of tees the more likely you are to miss greens. So you will have to be a great chipper and making one putts, or you are going to have a bunch more putts.  So expect more putts. 

    in setting the slope they are looking at difficulty for the “bogey golfer” and interesting/difficult/complex green complexes with bunker/moguls/etc will also increase those difficulty scores. 


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  16. 1 hour ago, CarlH said:

    I quit trying to keep stats for exactly that reason.  Found I was being too analytical and not just letting the game happen.  Like you said ... takes the enjoyment out of the game for me, too.

    Hmmmm.... food for thought. Also an Arccos user - but that score in relation to par isn’t hidden well enough. I always know how I’m doing in relationship to my goal of breaking 80. And as always my brain gets in the way and I tighten up.  It’s only after it’s out of reach that I suddenly go on a par streak and end up with an83 or something. 

    seems like I’m playing well but a double does me in. That and the obligatory bounce back bogey after every birdie...

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