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  1. Exactly, I’ve hit some great shots with the 8 iron and hybrid. I’ve got many more options now, which is always good.
  2. I’d agree that I need to plan my rounds a bit better. I’d also say I need to work on my proximity. It has also forced me to be more creative with different clubs around the green, and that I have more effective shots in the bag than what I normally play.
  3. No kidding!! I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out, but man that is gross!! Seriously, how can you even get that many different sized divots, spaced out that evenly, pointed in every freaking direction!
  4. Official Cobra SpeedZone Bag Review - GB13 Wow! I must say, after expecting an ultralight stand bag, receiving this beauty was an unexpected surprise! (Teaser: I ain’t complaining!) The SoeedZone bag is Cobra and Vessel’s attempt at combing the quality and professionalism of a staff bag with the everyday practicalities and necessary storage of a stand bag. Before this challenge, I was using a 5-way Callaway stand bag, that I’ve long since forgotten the name of, however it would be comparable to the Cobra Ultralight. I almost exclusively walk with a pushcart. Looks -
  5. It was tough, I built my strategy around saving clubs for the par 3s and saving my wedges. I ended up with 3 mid iron tee shot/mid iron approach to the green holes just to kill the 5,6,7 irons. It was interesting, I was 130 out on a hole with a PW and 58° left, and a par 5 coming up. That’s the only time I’ve ever intentionally missed a green!
  6. This will be my submission for this week. I must say, this is a grueling format when you’re playing well, and absolute torture when you aren’t. For everything that failed me this week, I feel my strategy was pretty perfect. I just didn’t execute well. 68.6/128 rating and slope
  7. Teaser! Edit: well, you can see the total score... but that is still a nice highlight!
  8. Had a great range session with my driver today, which is a nice confidence boost, since in our skins game last weekend, I jacked 4 tee shots OB. (Still “only” shot 80 somehow) Anyway, it was a great help heading into my challenge round tomorrow.
  9. I’ll probably go old school with a pen and paper... I don’t need any more fiddling with my phone during a round than I already have with Arccos. Even cheating Boston teams are still gonna suck this year.
  10. Congrats @Peaksy68! Enjoy your swag! I’ve been looking forward to this challenge since I first heard about it. The last two weeks have really gotten my creativity up to par for this week. Just as long as I don’t end up having to chip with a 4 iron... I’ll be okay. Now, who wants to challenge me this week?!?
  11. Glad to hear your test was negative. Dang I’m jealous! That looks like one beautiful course! I certainly had that tendency with the hybrids, especially on the partial swings. If I had to pinpoint a cause, I would say we were decelerating through impact, causing us to shut the face down to the left.
  12. I’d probably go with the chrome. While the black is very nice, the chrome is wearing much more evenly. Hell, the way I played today, the driver should’ve never been given a spot in the bag. That’s a really good question. I’d be happy with a 3H, 8 iron, 50°, and putter. Next would probably be my 58°. After that, every other shot I need *could* be produced by one of those clubs. This week showed me how much I still need my irons.
  13. Official MIM Wedges Review - GB13 When you think of Cobra, the last thing you probably think about is wedges. Not to spoil anything, but I’m about to tell you why you’re wrong. I orded the MIM wedges in 50°, 54°, and 58° with Stiff KBS Tour 105s. Just like my irons, I was originally fit into Modus3 105s (backordered), and was told these would be a great replacement. Previously, I was using PING Glide 1.0 52° and 58° wedges. I loved those wedges for a long time, however they were starting to wear out when I was selected for this contest. Looks- 4/5 Stars I
  14. I thought about trying to thin wedges, but figured that would be even harder to control than the bunts. Luckily there isn’t much forced carry on the par 3s, if there was, I’d have to adjust my strategy. This was the only par three that I didn’t hit hybrid (long is dead), tried to jump on a 50° and it turned into a layup... 68.6/128
  15. Lots of soft feathered hybrids, and an accidental layup . The par 3s were so difficult, I only hit 3/7 greens but my play was to always leave the easiest up and down, since I couldn’t control the distance as well. Oh, and 2 back to back chip ins help too. Here is the write-up I did of my course earlier in the thread.
  16. It’s a shame you didn’t get out this week, I’d have looked forward to your challenge. That said, while I didn’t shoot a personal best today, it was probably the best round I’ve ever played. I’m so thrilled to be done with this challenge, I absolutely hate not having my irons. It just makes it such a challenge on approach shots and par 3s... and my course has 7 par 3s.
  17. That’s a super nice round mate! Glad the jumbo grips are working out for ya, and dang was your putter on fire. We’ll see what game I bring tomorrow, but that’s gonna be tough to top!
  18. My wedge review will likely go up tomorrow, but I will concur with the quick wear. I don’t mind the black wearing off (I like the little contact spot), but in general, it isn’t the most durable black finish. I’m personally not familiar with QPQ, so I’m not sure where it ranks in the black finish hierarchy.
  19. Well, that certainly wasn’t my best effort... my full swing and chipping was a total mess. On the plus side, a putter change had me rolling the ball much better. But when you aren’t hitting greens, you are not getting birdie putts! I guess if you had to pick any “highlights” these would be it.
  20. Hmm, that’d be very interesting. I’m playing a round from my regular tees today, but next time I’m out this week, I may try that...
  21. Ha! I almost feel sorry for you that you think you have a chance... Almost!! Driver - wedge is just a normal round of golf for me. My plan is to bunt a hybrid, and try to leave a really easy up and down if I (inevitably) screw it up.
  22. Ohh, this is so my week!! Bomb and Gouge baby!!!
  23. Very consistent distances for me as well! No hotspots to report!
  24. I’d agree with this assessment. I’d put the handicap limit at about 15 though. I’d agree that they are similar in forgiveness to GI clubs, just in a nicer package. Yesterday, in our skins game I completely chunked a 5 iron off of the 10th tee (195 yd par 3) that ended up only 10 feet short of the green, and all my playing partners couldn’t believe how far it flew for such a bad strike. Turns out that anti-divot sole I was complaining about came in handy. These things are certainly very forgiving, huge difference compared to my I200s for sure.
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