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Gurra

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  • Birthday 05/21/1990

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  1. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Don´t worry, I will be here lurking commenting be part of the fun all winter What I meant was that that was probably my last round on the course for the season, will still be putting in some time at a local range that has lights and heaters all winter long. We have an indoor practice area at my club as well, fitted with putting areas, chipping areas and some spots to shoot in to a net. I will also stand in front of the tv and putting on my puttout. I also plan to put in more time at the gym to build some strength and work on my flexibility. All in all, I will do my best to have a great start at next season and my goal for next year will be to get into single digit handicap. Will be interesting to see how the new world handicap system will make that easier or harder.. But I will get into the singles somehow
  2. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    So this might be my last update with pictures from the course this season.. Getting dark around 4pm and it´s around 40 degrees outside .. Anyway, yesterday evening we had a "night golf" event at my course it was pitch black with a light stick in the ground at the tee, one hanging in the flag and one in the hole. So good thing to know the course well since bunkers, ponds, trees etc. was invisible from tee.. The rules were that no flashlight was allowed when making a shot, only while transporting yourself to the ball. It was a lot harder then I would imagine.. to get the club to hit the ball well without seeing much was really hard the first few holes, also since it was a led ball (that lights up for 8 min when struck) the ball was hard as a rock and I had to club up at least one club. I adjusted to this by hole 3 but the hardest part was putting without being able to read the greens.. Anyway a very fun event! We were 30 players and we were 3 players coming in at the same net strokes in the end splitting the W
  3. Wow, great advice all around! Thank you for that. I will try to implement some parts of this and see what works for me. I would like to be able to spend about 30-40 minutes before my tee time but some days that´s just not possible but then again I guess I should give myself a bit of a break on those days. Can´d expect to play my best if I don´t give myself time for practice. The biggest takeaway from this is to probably have a better practice routine at the practice green. Usually I just go there and putt randomly and that will not help me much.. The 5 short putts just to boost confidence before tee off I will make a permanent part of the warm up!
  4. Normally I play at a few different courses with different green speeds. How do you adjust to that? I can have a very good putting round to just be terrible the very next round and sure some of that could be blamed on a good or bad day in general but I do feel that the different speeds of greens can set me off. If I then have a couple of bad putts in a row I become unsure on every single putt regarding the speed. I try to get a feel for the greens by warming up at the practice greens before the round but at some of the courses I usually visit the practice green is a lot slower then the course it self so then I feel great at the practice green to just be rolling miles on the first green.. So I am curious how you guys attack different green speeds and if you have any advice how to practice etc.
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  6. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Got a nice earlyish 9 holes in yesterday. We have had a lot of rain in Sweden this past week or so but the course did not feel as soft as I expected, sure the grass was wet and the bunkers super packed but I did not see any water in any bunkers or any water collected at the course. Now there is 17 days left before the greens are closed for the season and the winter greens will be in play so going to make the most of it as long as the weather allow. Btw did not make the putt... left it 2 inches short..
  7. Picked up a new shaft for my driver, ever since I bought a 3w I´ve felt that my driver shaft have been on the heavy side. Went to the local golf store and tried a few different drivers with different shafts/weights but felt that they were a bit to pricey and better to just get a new driver instead. But then I came across this beauty on Sweden's counterpart to Ebay for a steal. It is a Atmos tour spec 6s and so far it´s great.
  8. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Well here as well.. Long johns and 4 layers upper body and some warm gloves to wear between shots..
  9. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Had a nice round yesterday here in Sweden with temperature going below 50.. however the sun graced me with it´s presence so had a good time on the course anyway! Took a picture here at hole 11 where there is a huge down slope down to the green after the hump in the back of the picture, the aim is in the small opening between the trees in the middle of the picture. Also took a picture from the green at hole 14 with a beautiful view when the low sun got through the clouds and with the water tower in the far back. Just pure joy! And as a side note I hope to bring some cool pictures in the end of the month, there is going to be "night golf" at the course, it will be in the evening but it will be pitch black in Sweden at that time. Everyone with get 1 florescent ball, the tees and green will have some lights and the hole will have a light in it. The game is 7 holes and if you loose your ball you´re out.. It´s just for fun but hoping there will be an opportunity for some cool pictures! Will be the first time for me as well with the florescent ball.. anyone have any experience with them? My main concern is how well you will see it in the air and where it lands. If it will be easy to see 250 yards away or not, basically if I should go driver or play it safe to be sure not to loose the ball.
  10. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    No not the whole course. There is a lot of elevation up and down and one hole is even over a pond with a cliff on the opposite that you have to get over to get to the green, on these holes it is a bit more open. But then there is also some pretty flat holes where there is a lot of trees to get over/around and some holes have some strategic huge trees that could get you in real trouble. It is a fun course for that reason but it´s not the best taken care of course (I have a membership that allow me to play for free at 3 different courses and this is probably the worse taken care of) but they will rebuild the course for next year to be a 12 hole course so I just want to get a few more rounds in before it is too late. They plan to rebuild to save some money on maintenance and also make this a course for beginners and for those who feel 18 holes is to much but 9 is a bit to little and since they are changing the handicap system next year you are supposed to be able to register 12 hole rounds as well.
  11. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    A little lefty up this small hill.. about 140 yards and 13 yards elevation to the pin. Oh and btw.. the green is about 8 yards deep from this angle.. was happy to take an easy bogey after missed green left and left the first put just a few inches short. Been raining a lot here in Sweden this past week so the course has super soft fairways with zero roll out.. Anyways, it was a good Sunday funday.
  12. Bought a used Titleist 915F 3 wood with S70+ stiff shaft in superb condition, looked new! Just been able to get one quick session with it but so far so good. Getting those good condition used clubs in specific specs for me as a lefty is quite a rare find.. Atleast in Sweden.
  13. Gurra

    Lefty Thread

    Lefty pic from Sweden, getting colder by the day.. hope to extend the season with warm clothes and will power.. This was a 7 iron from about 160 yards (to center green according to gps, pin far right and in the back) away from a blindspot behind a hill and some trees, pretty happy with the result. Missed the birdie putt though
  14. Just going to add my 2 cents to this. As I said earlier I tried a few different designs by 3d printing some line markers. Tried the regular straight line, the Eyeline Impact type design, a big plus sign at the top of the ball and a line with an arrowhead. I did like the Eyeline Impact design the best when I stood above the ball for sure. It was easy to line up my putter to the ball, however lining the ball up to the hole is a totally different beast. The process of lining the put from just behind the ball, then go back a few feet to check the line, to go back and adjust and then finally stand above the ball and feel totally wrong about the line from that angle had me abandon this little project of mine for now. I gave it quite a few practice sessions and a few full rounds of golf and without any hard data I feel my performance is worse with the line just because the feeling of the line being a fraction of a degree off and not feeling confident at all putting. So I don´t think this is for me. I might give this another try over the off season when putting indoors. But if I would feel more confident lining the ball this would probably help with putting a lot.
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