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About BilltheThrill

  • Birthday August 2

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    Pinehurst, NC
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  1. I have decided, since I know I'm not going to over-power any golf course, to really improve my scores I would make the short game my absolute strength. With that in mind, I am experimenting with 5 wedges. (so far, so good). I have a stock Mizuno Hot Metal PW (44 ), a GW (49 ), a Vokey 56 SM8, a Vokey 60 SM7 and just added a Cleveland Full Face 64 to help deal with tight pin positions and elevated greens. There is some over-lap but that's ok as it allows me to play most shots several different ways depending on pin position, lie (tight, wet, rough, etc), green undulations, rollout desired, wind, etc. After reading Dave Pelz's short game bible, his emphasis is on carry distance control with the wedges as you will not be that far off on alignment. I am learning to carry short distances with several different trajectories with my wedges depending on shot required. After about 3 weeks of practice, I now am getting 50+% of shots from 40 yards in within the 1 putt zone of 5 feet or less (75+% chance of making putt). My confidence is soaring! I used to settle on shots that were 10+- ft. away as being satisfactory.(20% chance of making putt). Not now. It's a fair amount of work, but very satisfying to get up and down after a missed green or even hole it out! It really irks your opponents!
  2. BillTheThrill Pinehurst, NC Current Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Handicap: 5.3 Swing Speed: 88 I would love to Review the Titleist TSi Driver
  3. I am a wedge nut. I love to study the nuances of wedges and test their performance as I own 12 wedges. Never have tried Zipcore and would love to test.
  4. BillTheThrill from Pinehurst Every winter when it's warm enough, I practice on the Pinehurst #2 putting green. It's inconvenient and very haphazard due to weather. I have never owned a putting mat as my impression is they are not very good or putt like a real good green. Since I play fast greens , I would definitely prefer the fast birdieball putting mat and hope I have the opportunity to try it out.
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