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Driver - Tour Edge Exotics XCG 7 Beta w/ Paderson shaft 44"

Fairway Metal - :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F 43"

Irons - :taylormade-small: SLDR 4i-pw w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 90S

Wedges - :edel-golf-1: 54* and 58* Digger grind

Putter - :scotty-cameron-1: 2015 GoLo 3 33"

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I think that Tiger and Ricky need to play a match within their group today.  $10 grand per hole...it may keep them interested and it may make them actually play better.

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Driver: Nike Vapor Fly (set to 9.5 draw)

3 Wood: Taylormade M2 15*

5 Wood: Bridgestone 18*

Irons 4-PW: Taylormade RocketBladz

(All wood and iron shafts are stiff)

Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty (52*, 56*, 62*)

Putter: YES! Sarah White

Location: North of San Francisco

Handicap: 9.1

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We need the wind to show up......

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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We need the wind to show up......

 

I'd actually like it to stay calm for today and then let the wind blow all weekend long. In an ideal world yesterdays morning pairings would experience the same conditions today that the afternoon pairing had and vice versa.

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Really hope ryan Moore gets it going today..need him big in my draft kings..& henrik Stenson still plays aggressively..and it so sad to see the GOAT Which is The Big Cat Tiger struggle..hate seeing it!!!

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I hope Fox has finished showing all there comercials yesterday so we can watch golf.

No chance...they need to show as many commercials as they can so they can cover what they paid to acquire the USGA events!

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly (set to 9.5 draw)

3 Wood: Taylormade M2 15*

5 Wood: Bridgestone 18*

Irons 4-PW: Taylormade RocketBladz

(All wood and iron shafts are stiff)

Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty (52*, 56*, 62*)

Putter: YES! Sarah White

Location: North of San Francisco

Handicap: 9.1

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Thoughts so far after watching all day yesterday both on TV and Streaming.

The Course: I am digging the course and selection of it by the USGA. Love that it is public and something I have a chance to play one day rather than some exclusive private club that I could never get on. The US is a diverse place with so many different courses around the country and the selection of courses should reflect that. Yes the greens and course are different, that is the point and appeal. I love watching and seeing the players have to choose which option to go with (they actually have choices) in their shots rather than just hit it toward the pin.

The Coverage: I think FOX is doing  a great job, especially the streaming. I love the ball tracer on almost every hole, I love seeing the curves of the shots. They need to be a little better in the control room switching to the action but this is there first year. I watched on Fox1 and Fox and noticed a huge difference in the quality of the image in the 2 networks. FOX was much more crisp and HD than Fox1. Think it would be the same but it wasn't.

The Play: Awesome. Love how the players are adjusting to the course as they play, they have to take the good and bad and the layout of the course makes for some exciting shots (Ricky's almost hole in one on the par 4 etc). One thing is you cant let the round get away from you. Get a double, fine just be patient and don't try anything stupid and you will be fine 

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Romo shot 84 in that golf digest challenge a few years back. I'd bet my car you wouldn't break 90.

Give me a week on the course and I think I would have a new car. I don't mind playing that length course. Last year in the local pga event, I played the course the pros played the week before they played it. They actually had to cut the rough a little and slow the greens down after the practice round bc they said it was too hard for a regular tournament. I shot 78 that day from the tips and I had never played that course before. That 78 included 2 lost balls 5 yards off the fairway bc the rough was so long and thick. I wouldn't lose those with spectators there. I generally play well on hard golf courses and when I have be really imaginative.

 

With all that said, who knows I may shoot 100 :D I guess we will never know.

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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I'm sure you already know this, but golfing with your buddies and playing in a competitive professional or even amateur event is apples and oranges my friend.

 

I use Romo for the simple fact that not only is he a professional athlete, but he has won numerous golf tournaments including a prestigious amateur event in IL. Tony and I both went to EIU (he a senior when i was a freshman) and guys on the golf team would tell stories on how good he was at golf. The coach even said that he could definitely have played on the team if football didn't get in the way.

 

I used to have annoying members who never played in any of our events at the club. However, they would always go out after the event and play. Of course after the round they'd come in and say "well I shot X course wasn't setup that hard, why were the scores so high?" No pressure, nobody watching you, nobody cares.

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Golf Course (especially greens) much greenier. Must have watered a lot last nights

Rain last night and a little early this morning...

 

BREAKING NEWS: TIGER WOODS MAKES BIRDIE!

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Driver: Nike Vapor Fly (set to 9.5 draw)

3 Wood: Taylormade M2 15*

5 Wood: Bridgestone 18*

Irons 4-PW: Taylormade RocketBladz

(All wood and iron shafts are stiff)

Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty Rusty (52*, 56*, 62*)

Putter: YES! Sarah White

Location: North of San Francisco

Handicap: 9.1

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I am cheering for Jordan Spieth as I think he is a real special player who I hope will win >4 majors  and I like it when one of the medium length or shorter length players can win at courses that are over 7400 yards long with lengthy forced carries to reach the fairway.  

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Let's keep medium length in perspective - it's like saying that Hank Aaron didn't hit long home runs - only a few went over 400 ft.

 

Jordan still averages around 290 off the tee.  That's for real, not in fantasy land where a guy looks at his card, sees he has 100 left on a 400 yard hole and thinks he hit it 300 but it was a dogleg and the tees were up 30 - he hit it 250 - exceptionally long for an amateur.  :)

 

Having written that I would like to see Jordan win - he is not a bomb gouge guy and I appreciate that.

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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No doubt Aprenti23! I generally play better in tournaments than normal rounds with my buddies. When there is nothing on the line I get lackadaisical. I guess it comes from playing other sports but I always loved playing in front of people. In college, I always had my best stuff in front of 5k people. Not always the case when we weren't playing anyone of note.

 

Did you ever get to play with Romo?

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Golf Course (especially greens) much greenier. Must have watered a lot last nights

Good amount of moisture in the air last night helped too

My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub zero, ventus black 7x

Fairway:     Still looking!

Irons:         :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     Miura K Grinds

Putter:       Evnroll 1.2 blade

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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