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Everything posted by CarlH

  1. Yesterday, I hit my driver and fairway woods great. Today, not so much. 39/42 ... had to take a lost ball on #16
  2. Day 2 of our 2-man tournament is in the books. It was a 2 man scramble, requiring 7 drives from each player. My partner had trouble getting his drives in and we ended up taking several less than desirable drives while abandoning much better drives in order to get his drives in. Sadly, we didn't play well at all. We couldn't seem to get our approach shots close enough for birdie opportunities. Couple that with 4 bogies and we come in with a 74. Haven't seen the results, but I don't see much reason to worry about that.
  3. CarlH

    Sub70 golf

    If they did, it's not on their website currently
  4. CarlH

    Sub70 golf

    Not sure if they had an old one.
  5. Day one of a 2 day 2 man tournament. Today was best ball. I "think" I shot 81. I didn't see the score card and going over it in my head after the round. Had 2 doubles (fortunately, my partner was there to cover my bad holes). I had one natural birdie and missed at least 4 more that were makable (but not gimmies by any means.). It was a 5 1/2 hour round though!!! Full field with shot gun start and most holes having A and B foursomes. We shot 76 gross and 65 net. Tomorrow is a 2 man scramble.
  6. We're having all four seasons in one day this time of the year. From freezing mornings to mid 70s in the afternoon. Currently, we're not getting the rains, but we will -- after all, it IS Oregon.
  7. Ya gotta love swing changes ... you know they're for the greater good in the long run, but the short run scores scare the heck out of you.
  8. Right there with you. I go out and practice the new swing and do pretty well. And, for the most part, I can repeat the swing on the course. But occasionally, whether it's lack of focus or subconsciously falling back on old habits, I just hit a really awkward shot. Went out to practice again today and, as long as I worked on one specific aspect of my swing that I'm trying to improve, I hit them beautifully....but as soon as I relax a bit, that upper body tends to slide forward too early and I come out of the shot rather than staying down and through, and the results are wicked. Oh well....
  9. I think many of us struggle with the same patterns, particularly those of us with a game that is "pretty good" but not where we want it. We have the ability to go low, but we also have the uncanny knack to hit those WTF shots.
  10. My mediocre play continues. My handicap index has risen in excess of 3 points recently (7.0-10.2)-- enough that a soft cap has been placed on my handicap suppressing upward movement by 50%. I feel like I'm striking the ball cleaner post swing changes, but still making enough errant shots that puts added pressure on my short game (which is sometimes sharp and sometimes not). Shot an 84 today. Greens continue to be very hard and difficult to hold. They'll be punching them next week, which will help after they heal.
  11. Will never happen. Damage to the greens, lawsuit waiting to happen when you slip on the bathroom (or clubhouse/proshop) floor, etc. I wore steel spikes for years when they were the only game in town...I wouldn't want to go back to them. I prefer soft spikes or spikeless golf shoes.
  12. I always say "no thanks" to iron covers and these, as nice looking as they are, are in the same boat --- no thanks!
  13. I killed some time at Oregon's candy store "Fiddler's Green" where they have an outdoor range for hitting demo clubs. I chose an Epic Speed, Epic Speed Max, Titleist TS1, and Cobra Rad, all with similar shafts and hit the range for a few buckets of balls. While hitting, I focused, not only on the club testing but, maintaining my angles through impact. I tend to have a bad habit of coming out of the angle with more level shoulders and hitting a fade to wicked slice. So, staying down I was able to hit some really decent drives. Of course, the balls had been hit a gazillion times and they'r
  14. Another nice day at the club ... play was not as nice as the weather -- 84 (Apparently, my game was upside down...LOL)
  15. Beautiful day for golf today. Too bad I didn't play golf....well, I was out there playing, but calling it golf would be an insult to the game!
  16. Played a scramble today....hit some stinkers, hit some good ones. My 3 partners were playing closer tees than I was playing. Makes it hard to get my required drives in when they've got huge advantages on every hole. Don't ask why they're playing forward tees (2 of them younger than me too!)....I've been arguing the point with the Senior's president for over a year now.
  17. Learn to hit the ball out of a divot!!!! It's really not the end of the world. In most cases, it's no more difficult than being in the rough.
  18. Yes, the tech has changed enough to consider upgrading. My recommendation would be to go to a club demo days (or, in lieu of that, a retail store) and hit some different ones. A few minutes on a launch monitor will be sufficient to direct you to the right club/shaft combo.
  19. Most of our tournaments at my club are stroke play (gross and net within flights). We do have a huge week long match play tournament that draws players from all over the PNW hosted by our club. If I'm playing with similarly skilled players, I prefer match play, even up. With largely differing handicaps, I prefer medal play, net score.
  20. I've read all of his works.
  21. Someone once asked me what book made me cry. I replied "Organic Chemistry". While the Bible is the best answer for me, I'll go with Pat Conroy's "Lords of Discipline", primarily because I did an advance and detailed study of it many years ago in a college literature course after my retirement from the Navy.
  22. Shot a 41/41 today, double on both sides, mainly short game woes. With the exception of the drive on #18 which got away from me, I thought I was striking the ball much better today. Greens were hard and fast today.
  23. I remember those! about 20 years ago, I bought a Kangaroo. Was able to store it at the club, so no worries. When I moved here, they said no room to store it for me, so I had to schlep it back and forth in the car. That didn't last long and I sold it! Weighed a ton with that big 6V battery.
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