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  1. On 5/20/2021 at 6:59 PM, Jonny_Crash said:

    What sort of handicap is should I be shooting before tackling Pinehurst #2?  I'm thinking of playing there end of may next year.  I'm about an 18 now, but am improving (or was until I tore my Achilles).  It's a bucket list course, but I don't want to go out and have a totally miserable time (if you know what I mean).

    I was just getting back into golf when I went. I was striping my 7i to warm up, worked my way to driver and snap hooked about the next 40 shots I hit no matter the club. Went out and played one of the worst rounds in my entire life. It was still worth it, I had a blast and a ton of fun. 

  2. I’ve found that soft chip shots from the rough often get missed, but other than that if the sensors are working it’s pretty rare that they don’t pick up the shot, especially since I added the Link. 

    the sensors do have a 2 year replacement warranty no questions asked. I’ve had a couple of them die on me, and had replacements sent out right away. 

  3. Used to live near there, Morgan Hill is a fun track, riverview used to be awesome. Agree with the Olde Homestead rec above, that’s a great course. Also southmoore in Bath is a fun course not far from there. Apple valley is across the river in Nj and another great option. 

  4. My Goals for 2021 are:

    Break 80, my best is currently 84 accomplished 3 times. 

    12 handicap, currently at 15.2, down from 24 a year ago. 

    Play 40 rounds. 

  5. I have about 3 dozen Titleist Tour Speeds to play, but I tend to lose 2-3 balls a round (bad days might be double that) so those will only last a dozen ish rounds.

    I ordered 2 dozen Oncore Elixir after a friend recommended them and after the MGS golf lab compared them to the Tour Speeds, but they seem to be lost in transit and Oncore hasn’t been very helpful in figuring out where they are. If they ever show up I’ll compare the two and play one or the other this year. 

  6. An update here: after all the extra practice during quarantine I decided to keep the new grip. I finally got out on the course again this weekend and I’m glad I did. My putting stroke is in a really good place right now, I’m hitting my start line consistently and feel like I can make almost any putt. 

    Now I need to get my driver back in line...

  7. On 2/22/2021 at 1:37 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

    I played No. 7 on my first ever trip to Pinehurst.  We had played No. 2 the day before in an industry event, and our caddies recommended it as the next best one to play and of course talked us into walking and using them to caddie.  Boy that was a mistake, as flat as No. 2 is 7 is just as hilly.   It totally beat us up, and we didn't even play the tips.   Great course though, I just wish I could have enjoyed it a bit more, if I wasn't so beat from walking it.


    When I asked my caddy from number 2 if I should walk 7 he told me absolutely not because of how hilly it is. I was there in the heart of summer and I might have died if I walked that after the 24000 steps I took on 2 the day before. 

  8. 56 minutes ago, tchat07 said:

    That's impressive. No way I could drop that many 8 footers in a row. Is that all you do for practice? Just roll 8 footer after 8 footer?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app

    When I practice at home 9’ is the max length I can go on either of my mats. I usually practice 4 and 6 footers too. If I can make that many 8’ putts I’ll know I’m consistently keeping my starting line where it needs to be, so when I get out on the course I just need to read my putt, line up my ball and keep my starting line on point and I should be making my putts again.

    My arccos putting putting handicap is 1.6, I want to get it to +3 or 4. My goal is to get my average putts per round down to 28. I’m at 32 now. 

  9. Since I’m stuck in quarantine I decided to mess around with this putter and see if I can work it out. I found that with the larger grip I needed to lessen my overlap and not grip as tightly as I did with a smaller grip. After some trial and error I’m back to making putts again. I’ve set a goal of 100 consecutive 8’ putts while I’m quarantined this week, so far 32 is my best, and I can get to 20 pretty consistently. 


  10. On 1/24/2021 at 12:13 PM, Watchnut33 said:

    Just booked my appointment, interested to see what they say. I switched from callaway to titleist earlier this year, first velocity then tour speed. 

    Had my fitting with Connor. We talked through what I’ve played, how I ended up on the tour speed and he suggested comparing it to the new ProV. I’ve tried ProV1x before but never really the ProV1. Interested to see how it compares. 

  11. 3 hours ago, BMart519 said:

    Even 2 grips with similar diameter and weight can cause noticeable change in your stroke if the shape or profile is different. I interact way different with a SuperStroke Flatso than the traditional MidSlim profile and it was measured using the CAPTO system. 

    I would find the same, or as similar grip to your old one as possible and probably avoid the putter in the meantime so you don't engrain bad habits or compensations unless you have to use it while playing. 

    Fortunately it’s easy to buy Ping putter grips so I should be able to get the identical grip to the old one. Unfortunately I just tested positive for covid so I’m home bound for at least 10 days and my putting mat is staring at me. 

  12. 3 hours ago, ryanokeefe said:

    Usually a new grip that isn't the same weight as the original will result in distance control being off.. All putts tending to one sided miss makes me think that the grip just isn't straight.

    Was the grip that you replaced it with, the same weight? Also worth checking the alignment of the grip.

    I always do my own grip and use a laser line to get the alignment perfect. 1 or 2° can have you missing the hole instead of dropping the ball in the centre of the cup at 8ft.

    The new grip is slightly heavier, and the alignment crossed my mind as well. My practice mat allows me to practice 10’ putts and I’m missing everything half a ball to the left which is definitely abnormal for me. 

    im pretty sure I’m just going to go back to a standard putting grip like i had before and get it back on track. 

  13. 4 hours ago, DStar said:

    What made you think to try a different sized grip? As said, if it ain't broke etc etc.

    I've just made a putter for myself and decided to try a slightly bigger grip compared to my old putter. I've not played properly for years so I don't think a grip change would have an immediate effect on my putting (which was OK with the old one) as I'm almost starting from fresh again so can start to get a feel with the new grip, not really worrying about how the old one felt. 

    Sounds like you were happy with the old size, I'd just change back if it were me. 

    I have big hands and as I’ve gotten a little older I’ve gone to slightly larger grips to help keep them from hurting when I play. I use a reverse overlap putting grip that is fine on the course but when I practice it can cause hand cramping and soreness. I thought a larger grip would help. 

  14. 3 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    If you were trying to change something then making a change is ok.  By changing the grip you changed the dynamics of the putter which impacts your stroke.  

    I’m pretty sure I overthought the whole process. My grip was pretty worn and needed replacing. I went to mid size grips on all my other clubs and thought it might make sense on my putter too. I hated the new grip almost immediately, but thought it would just take an adjustment period. 2 rounds and a lot of practice later and I’m still hating it, so you’re right I should change  back. 

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