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    gavinski91 reacted to Kenny B in How'd you play?   
    Thursday was the first day of the 2020 MGS PNW Golf Outing with my wife,  @Thin2win and @fixyurdivot at Indian Canyon GC in Spokane, WA.  Lots of fun!!

     
    Looking down #1 fairway.

     
    At the turn  #10 fairway on the left and #18 on the right.

     
    Looking back up at the clubhouse from #1.

     
    Looking at the 278 yard blind shot on #7 through the mirror on the tee box.

     
    Played well on the front nine with a 39, but the golf gods flipped a switch at the turn!!  Shot 47 for an round of 86.  Tough putting day for all of us.  Putting uphill was... well, really putting uphill.  We couldn't get the ball to the hole.  Not kidding!!  There were some 4 putts.  I had 34 putts total with two 3-putts.

     
    Off to Circling Raven GC on the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene on Friday.
     
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    gavinski91 reacted to CoCoRover in Share your Shot/Hole Of The Day!   
    A great recovery shot! 
    After hitting a great drive into the middle of the fairway, I managed to block my 8i way right. I was up against a tree, but on the edge of the cart path! I’m 15-20 yards short right, my relief wasn’t great, I need to chop it out and our greens are lighting quick right now. So my plan was to hit it into the mound to slow it down, hop on, hope for the best. It worked out exactly how i planned, and I drained the 10 ft downhill slider to save par! 
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in Adidas CodeChaos Golf Shoes!   
    Yeah, they look amazing. Too bad the list price is $170, vs $112 on sale for the regular ones. I really want a pair as well but not sure I can justify that extra cost...

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    gavinski91 got a reaction from Sluggo42 in Share your Shot/Hole Of The Day!   
    465 yard par 5, set up to discourage going for it in 2 (you would need to carry on to the green and then check up to avoid the hazards). Absolutely skyed my driver off the tee, carried maybe 150 into the right rough. Grabbed my 5 iron to try and set myself up for a makeable approach shot, but hit a terrible duck hook into rough on the other side of the fairway, just missing a water hazard. Ended up 160 out with a nasty downhill lie in thick rough, but my 6-iron managed to cut through and carry the green. 2-putt for the par, just how you would draw it up!
     

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    gavinski91 got a reaction from Nunfa0 in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
    I think that's the first time this entire thread that you've said something intelligent!
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from MattF in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from TCUfrog in New OB rules   
    As a high handicap player who was taught from their first round to play "ready golf" and keep pace of play up, I never hit more than one ball off the tee unless I hit water/OB on a par 3 hole. I've always played OB the same way I would play a lateral hazard - one stroke penalty, and take a drop 2 club lengths from the point of entry into the hazard/OB area. More often than not that ends up being in the rough or behind some trees, so it's similar in punishment to the local rule which allows play from the fairway.
    I'm of the opinion that simplifying the rules would be good for the game - whether we're talking spectators watching on TV, local tournaments that don't have tons of officials running around on carts, or players who are new to the game. My proposal is this: If for any reason a ball is unplayable (e.g. went OB, into a hazard, lost, or an unplayable lie), take a one stroke penalty and a drop two clubs lengths from the ball's last known location on the course (which would be point of entry into the hazard or OB area) no closer to the hole. If you then ensure that you have at least 8 feet of rough along any OB boundary that is plenty of punishment for players likely to end up there.
    Realistically this change would have the effect of bringing the handicaps of high-handicap players down by 1 or 2 strokes, and would have almost no effect on scratch golfers.
    As an example, consider this hole at a local course in my area. 375 yard par 4 from the white tees, with a 130 yard forced carry - for just about any amateur the hole requires a driver off the tee. Fairway is about 100 feet wide. Down the entire right side of the fairway is water, down the entire left side is OB. With the current rules, a right-handed player who hits a slice that bounces off the fairway and out takes a 1 stroke penalty and a drop. If their playing partner hits a hook that bounces off the fairway and out they take a 2 stroke penalty and a drop. Both players missed the fairway, so they should both be penalized. But why are we penalizing one more than the other?
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from Rickp in How'd you play?   
    Played Homestead Farms in Lynden, and went 46-46 for 20-over-par 92, my personal best at that course (net score of -2), but the two nines couldn't have looked any more different.
    Front nine was full of highs and lows. Triple bogey on 1 and 4, but managed to get to the green in 2 on the par-5 third hole and 3-putt for par, one of three pars that 9.
    Back nine I totally lost my touch with the putter (20 putts on back 9) but managed to grind out a bunch of really tough bogeys, and ended the day with a GIR+3 putt bogey on 18, the signature hole with an island green (I've been told it's the only par 5 hole with an island green in Washington State, but I can't confirm that).
     

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    gavinski91 reacted to Sluggo42 in How'd you play?   
    ****Alert ***** Alert!******Alert!******
    sluggo shoots a new PB today !!!!!!!!!!!
     
    -4.......    67. .......    -4. .....    67!   .....
    It was a Great day to say the least, and the oddest thing, it was so easy.
    crushed every drive, crushed all irons, putter was a demon, it was like I was smooth and easy, but the ball was just flying off the clubs. Narrowly missed about 3 or 4 other putts too. Got a chip in just off the green too. Just couldn’t miss...🏌️‍♂️
     
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    gavinski91 reacted to FrogginBullfish in The Traveler's   
    Mackenzie Hughes

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    gavinski91 got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    Played Homestead Farms in Lynden, and went 46-46 for 20-over-par 92, my personal best at that course (net score of -2), but the two nines couldn't have looked any more different.
    Front nine was full of highs and lows. Triple bogey on 1 and 4, but managed to get to the green in 2 on the par-5 third hole and 3-putt for par, one of three pars that 9.
    Back nine I totally lost my touch with the putter (20 putts on back 9) but managed to grind out a bunch of really tough bogeys, and ended the day with a GIR+3 putt bogey on 18, the signature hole with an island green (I've been told it's the only par 5 hole with an island green in Washington State, but I can't confirm that).
     

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    gavinski91 got a reaction from Rickp in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
    I think that's the first time this entire thread that you've said something intelligent!
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from edingc in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from Headhammer in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 reacted to Jwhite86 in Adidas CodeChaos Golf Shoes!   
    Awesome packaging on the tie dye...
     




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    gavinski91 got a reaction from artful_golfer in Poll: How Many Pairs of Golf Shoes Do You Own?   
    No poll option for zero? I golf in my trail runners - more comfortable than the golf shoes I've tried in the past. The tread is getting worn down pretty flat though, so I might replace them with actual golf shoes when they're done.
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from GB13 in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from GolfSpy_SHARK in How'd you play?   
    Played Homestead Farms in Lynden, and went 46-46 for 20-over-par 92, my personal best at that course (net score of -2), but the two nines couldn't have looked any more different.
    Front nine was full of highs and lows. Triple bogey on 1 and 4, but managed to get to the green in 2 on the par-5 third hole and 3-putt for par, one of three pars that 9.
    Back nine I totally lost my touch with the putter (20 putts on back 9) but managed to grind out a bunch of really tough bogeys, and ended the day with a GIR+3 putt bogey on 18, the signature hole with an island green (I've been told it's the only par 5 hole with an island green in Washington State, but I can't confirm that).
     

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    gavinski91 got a reaction from palvord in #COBRACONNECT Challenge 4   
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    gavinski91 got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in How'd you play?   
    Played Homestead Farms in Lynden, and went 46-46 for 20-over-par 92, my personal best at that course (net score of -2), but the two nines couldn't have looked any more different.
    Front nine was full of highs and lows. Triple bogey on 1 and 4, but managed to get to the green in 2 on the par-5 third hole and 3-putt for par, one of three pars that 9.
    Back nine I totally lost my touch with the putter (20 putts on back 9) but managed to grind out a bunch of really tough bogeys, and ended the day with a GIR+3 putt bogey on 18, the signature hole with an island green (I've been told it's the only par 5 hole with an island green in Washington State, but I can't confirm that).
     

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    gavinski91 reacted to yungkory in What Have You Bought Lately? (CHA - Club Ho's Anonymous)   
    LOL! That's funny, but honestly feet are gross to me. Maybe I like shoes so much because they cover them up 🤔?
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    gavinski91 reacted to cnosil in KRANK GOLF...   
    I am not an MGS employee but as a tester I have some insight on what clubs are included in testing. There is criteria and manufacturers generally elect to participate and provide equipment. If a major OEM does not want to participate often MGS will purchase that equipment to include in testing; which may result in limited configurations for fitting testers. MGS generally won’t pick a niche product to include in testing. I have heard reference to the fact that the company also has to have a level of manufacturing to produce a particular level of product. If the product wins, sales generally rise and the manufacturer has to be able to support that increase. Additionally, MGS has testing schedules and the company has to submit product within that schedule to be included. Actual Test time is another factor; the more clubs tested, the longer testing takes. Testing is done based on tester availability and it generally takes a tester 4+ weeks to get through testing a set of drivers.

    This may not be everything that goes into selection of a product for testing and is my opinion looking at things from a tester perspective.
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    gavinski91 reacted to DaveP043 in Even Par thoughts.   
    I would prefer bogeys and birdies, and I would prefer to have the bogeys early and the birdies later.  I'd like the feeling of overcoming my own mistakes.  
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