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Everything posted by ncwoz

  1. Fully know I did an extremely "lite" version of the system, but with great results. The new aim points and some more aggressive clubs resulted in the most GIR's I've hit in a round. Gotta love that!
  2. UGH! Amen to that haha. You can't tell Bryson he has to hit a nerf ball just cuz you don't like him and let everyone else hit tour balls. No matter what you do the long hitters will be longer than the short hitters.
  3. I think if we take a sec and don't just eat what the media is feeding us, it's clear that Bryson is not good just because he drives it far. As mentioned by a few people, Bryson obviously does hit it really far, but so do a good chunk of other players as well. The difference was also not just his impressive tee shot performance but also putting. And approach. And putting. And scrambling...notice a trend? Haha. Bryson played a friggin' fantastic round, there is no way around that. I think it says something that the last month or two when Bryson wasn't at the top of the leaderboards the distance debate went waaaaaay down, even though a guy who can hit just as far (DJ) was dominating. I think the reason Bryson's success comes with all this "controversy" more than other long hitters is pretty simple: lots of people don't like Bryson. For some it's just because he's not traditional, and they take an old school approach. Then when he succeeds and it flies in the face of "their" way, they think it shouldn't be allowed. For other people I think his personality and how he comes off rubs him wrong. I'm sure some don't like the way his swing looks. Whatever the case...here are some FACTS: Bryson was 3rd in strokes gained off the tee. Rory was first, more than 1.5 strokes gained on Bryson. Bubba was second by a bit, and Rahm was just behind Bryson. (PS hey Rory, maybe instead of complaining about how well Bryson played you should figure out what the heck you're doing around the greens, yikes.) Bryson was top 3 strokes gained in Driving, Approach, and Around the Green. That's literally insane, good for him. 18th for putting, still nothing to scoff at. THAT's why he won, he played such a complete tournament. Okay, rant over haha. I do appreciate GC actually trying to make sure people know he played good all around and it wasn't just his driving, the rest of the golf world would do good to have a healthy perspective change on Bryson's game. Admittedly not a big Bryson fan myself, but it's a personality thing for me. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
  4. Hopefully this doesn't get lost in the shuffle! So many people have just focused on Bryson's long game, but the reason he won is because he was on point with his entire game, not just off the tee
  5. Boy, great round of golf and Bryson is no doubt gonna be around for a while. But yeesh, that post round interview with him was painful. I have absolutely no issues with how he's approaching the game, but the "I'm so smart, let me show everybody the big words I know" shtick definitely rubs me wrong
  6. Woah, what was up with that clunky noise during Bryson's back swing? It sounded like a caddy dropped the whole bag right as he was taking the club away.
  7. 45/37: 82 (+10, net even), 36 putts, 4/14 FIR, 9/18 GIR Personal best 9 on the back, and personal best GIR! I ended the round with 7 GIR in a row, easily the longest streak of greens in reg I've hit. Had a tough stretch to start, Double, Bogey, Double, Double, but didn't Double again the rest of the round. Honestly could have easily gone lower too; I hit a ton of putts on the perfect line but the greens were so much slower than I'm used to. Dew was still on the greens, and the ball picked up all the water and sprayed it, which I think really slowed them down. 3 3-putts and only 3 1-putts definitely doesn't do it justice. But my approach game was as good as it's ever been, and I was driving it really well on top of it. I came in the back 9 so well I almost just went back out for another 18! And missed a 30ish foot eagle putt by about 2 inches! But I'll never complain about tap in birdies
  8. I did put together some Google Earth overlays with the 60yd distribution for driver, and there's probably at least 3 or 4 holes I'll be taking a different club than normal (or at the very least feel commitment on holes I've been iffy about in the past), and about 7 that I'll be taking different lines than I typically do. Cool stuff!
  9. Oooo you're gonna love it! I've only grown to love mine more and more!
  10. Interesting theory a few announcers have mentioned so far about more forgiving conditions to hopefully get everyone done before the sun goes down. Makes sense, never would have thought of that myself!
  11. Nice write up, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and experiences. I've been aware of the system for a while now but think I'm actually going to put together a tee shot strategy together based on DECADE for the round Saturday, we'll see how it works!
  12. I certainly could be wrong here, but I'm kind of expecting some of the "known" commodities to be put out first so there's a little more a baseline for some of the smaller brands. Looking forward to the findings!
  13. Nice! Once I started lining my putts up it made a huge difference too. And there's nothing quite like seeing a long birdie putt drop!
  14. @B.Boston @daviddvm looks like you guys also had huge gains from the ole flat stick too! Any reason you felt you improved your putting so much over the challenge?
  15. I agree, he hasn't had quite the success others have had since the restart. Admittedly I'm taking him just cuz I think his game lines up with the course well, but we'll see what happens!
  16. Yeesh, man sorry to hear that. Hope you have a full recovery soon!
  17. That is literally insane haha. The hardest setup I've ever played was 73/137 and I barely broke 100, I can't even imagine how difficult the course is going to be this week!
  18. Congrats and a job well done to all the contestants! @edingc @B.Boston @GB13 @daviddvm @Headhammer I'll also say I'm extremely impressed at each of your performances! It wasn't until participating in the alternate shot round that I had any appreciation for the pressure you guys dealt with every single outing, knowing you were up against stiff competition and that you had to report your success (or failure!) back to a ton of people following along. It's not easy! Just adds another reason I'm impressed with how you guys did!
  19. Good intro write up! Rumor has it the rough is insane this week, makes me really hesitant to take folks on the less accurate side off the tee. Love DJ, Rahm, Morikawa, Matsuyama and Fleetwood this week. Staying away from Bryson, Tiger, Phil, and Rory myself. Can't wait to watch!
  20. Seems the the east side is packed with great courses, but the west side has kept me plenty busy so far! Then you've got northern Michigan golf too, I just wish we had more time in the year to enjoy it all!
  21. Took a vacation day today, and man, swing felt great! New track for me, and definitely lost some strokes to being unfamiliar with the greens. And yet... 75 (+10, net -3), 34 putts, 8/18 GIR, 7/11 FIR Today was a huuuge breakthrough for me off the tee. Kinda messing around at the range last night I sorta stumbled onto a 3 iron fairway-finder stinger. This ended up being the perfect course to test it out, as it's only 4687 yards from the tips with 7 par 3's and 11 par 4's. I only took driver off 2 tees (one of which was a borderline gamble but it worked out), and the rest of the par 4's were all stingers. I pushed one and pulled one, all the others were basically money. I had one that I was especially proud of. The 8th hole is a 236 yd par 4, which really only plays that long because of a huge oak tree about 120 yards out that obstructs 75% of the fairway. I wish I would have taken a picture, cuz there's juuuust a window underneath the branches if you can keep it super low (probably under 25'). I hit an absolute bullet that snuck underneath the branches and ran all the way up to the bunker laying right in front of the green. All in all, this was probably the best ball striking round I've ever had. I had some absolutely great shots, mixed in with a lot of really solid ones. I'm not even sure if I had any really bad mis-hits, which is huge for me. And honestly, it could have been substantially lower too! I was hitting my lines putting extremely well, I was just reading a little too much break. I think I had about 9 very make-able 1 putts, and only got 1 to drop. If I went back out and made all 9 of those putts again, I think I'd easily make 3 or 4, if not more. Here's one that the wind decided I didn't need a birdie: I had 3 doubles in 4 holes on the back, a stretch where I didn't judge the wind well from a sheltered tee and then just had a tough break with the greens being a lot more slippery than I was anticipating. Even still, this was a great round for me and I'm super excited to have a reliable fairway finder!
  22. Hit a choked up 9iron, ball below my feet, wind off the left from 135 to about 3.5'. Rode the wind and faded perfectly, I almost thought it had a chance to go in!
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