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For me it's easy chipping and pitching. I hit the ball long and pretty straight and I putt well. If I miss a green it's almost a for sure bogey. I average about 12 greens a round but only get up and down about 40% of the time.

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For me it's keeping the tee ball in the short grass. If I can do that, I expect that I'll get GIR and be putting for birdie or at least par.

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Driving and putting. My putting keeps me in games. That's when I can go really low if I'm swinging well. Recently though my driving has been awful. I can't figure it out. That has led to me not being able to break 90 after shooting 85 or so for months on end.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
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Without question, the most important part of my game is getting out of bed in a state of relative straightness and not looking like a pretzel. 

 

That means that I'll be able to play that day!

Good point Nifty, to be honest I took the condition of the body and the mind for granted.

Respectfully,
DHUCK WHOOKER

 

 

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For me driving is what gets my score low. When I have a good driving day I don't hit anything over 9i into the greens on par 4 and rarely anything over a 5i on par 5 unless they are really long.

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Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

:edel-golf-1: E2 35", :wilson_staff_small: 8802 35.5", :ping-small: Scottsdale, Wolverine C 35" :ping-small: Anser Milled, Anser 2 34"

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Without question, the most important part of my game is getting out of bed in a state of relative straightness and not looking like a pretzel.

 

That means that I'll be able to play that day!

I'm with you Nifty. My Father used tosay "any day you can put both feet on the ground is gonna be a good day."

 

That said, I honestly think that getting my Tee shot down the middle of the fairway so that I have an opportunity to go for the green. Since I switched to the Paderson shaft, I can depend upon my drive being down the middle.

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Without question, the most important part of my game is getting out of bed in a state of relative straightness and not looking like a pretzel. 

 

That means that I'll be able to play that day!

So that's what I to look forward to next year?  A pretzel?  

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Playing from the forward tees, my wife finished this last GHIN season at 17.4; I don't think she will ever move out to the fairway.  She wants the HCP rating because we play so many courses, and she wants to see how her HCP travels.  She hits her good drives about 170 and she is always in the middle of the fairway.  On some courses, she runs into trouble with forced carries over hazards and elevated greens.  Chipping is good, but putting could be improved.

 

I'm not ready to move up either.  Although it is fun to hit driver and a short iron, that's not going to happen on most courses where we travel.  Long clubs are harder for me to hit which is why I need the best short game I can get.

OK I can see it with what you and her are doing. Now one of my pet peeves on some course designs that make difficult forced carries for the average golfer

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OK I can see it with what you and her are doing. Now one of my pet peeves on some course designs that make difficult forced carries for the average golfer

I have played a few courses with my wife where, after a good drive, she will layup on the next shot on a Par 4 because she isn't close enough to the water to carry it and there is no bail out area.  She particularly hates those holes.  The other issue she has is elevated greens with big deep bunkers in front.  She will aim way left or right to miss the bunkers or lay up if she doesn't have the length to cover the bunkers.  However, I have seen her run a shot up a narrow slot between bunkers!  It's funny... I have played a few holes where I am faced with the same situation she faces, but instead of laying up, I just say: "I've got this shot" when in fact I don't.  Male ego, I guess.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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^^^ Seems like she knows her game and is not afraid to take a risk-- I like that! And the part you described about laying up on a par 4 with no bailout area is exactly what I am talking about with the course design. We have quite a few courses here that I feel are not designed to be fair to the average recreational golfer

Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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^^^ Seems like she knows her game and is not afraid to take a risk-- I like that! And the part you described about laying up on a par 4 with no bailout area is exactly what I am talking about with the course design. We have quite a few courses here that I feel are not designed to be fair to the average recreational golfer

There's one like that at my home course. It turns into a 3 shot par 5. The second shot from the whites even after a 250 yard drive is 230 and from 190-210. the average golfer has no choice but to hit a lay up. Even a shorter 10 digit handicap has no chance at that distance. I like a hole that has multiple ways of attacking it and choosing to be aggressive or be the hero.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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^^^ Seems like she knows her game and is not afraid to take a risk-- I like that! And the part you described about laying up on a par 4 with no bailout area is exactly what I am talking about with the course design. We have quite a few courses here that I feel are not designed to be fair to the average recreational golfer

Case in point... a course my wife and I played a course in Oregon a few years ago; the name escapes me.  My wife is a good straight hitter, but not overly long (Hey! She just turned 60).  She's playing the forward tees, and her average driver distance is 160ish.  A creek runs all the way across the fairway on this Par 4 at (you guessed it... 160 from the tee).  So, she lays up with her 3W off the tee.  The problem is her second shot over the creek to the green is 160 yards!  She can't get there unless she tees it up in the fairway and hits driver.  Clearly, the golf course designer said: "Golfers hitting from the forward tees should be able to hit the ball 175, right?"

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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My tee shots, for me when I score play well it comes down to GIRs. To hit those greens I have to keep the ball play. If I can do that "normally" everything else falls into to place. Of course, there are those rounds where I couldn't hit a barn door from 20 yards.

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For me, the difference between a really good day and any other day is my iron play.  I drive the ball reasonable straight, and a decent distance.  My putting and short game are usually decent, sometimes real good.  The key to having a really solid round for me is hitting my irons consistently on the green, and leaving at least a few decent birdie putts.  

Taking the question a different way, the most important part of my game in staying at the general level I'm at is driving.  I hit solid drives in or near the fairway pretty consistently, and its hard to make really bad scores after a good drive.  

Putting can occasionally save a bad ball-striking round, or make a so-so round into a good one, but its hard to save more than a couple of strokes on the green.  Its easy to LOSE six or eight if the driver starts going off the golf course.

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:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

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For me, the difference between a really good day and any other day is my iron play. I drive the ball reasonable straight, and a decent distance. My putting and short game are usually decent, sometimes real good. The key to having a really solid round for me is hitting my irons consistently on the green, and leaving at least a few decent birdie putts.

Taking the question a different way, the most important part of my game in staying at the general level I'm at is driving. I hit solid drives in or near the fairway pretty consistently, and its hard to make really bad scores after a good drive.

Putting can occasionally save a bad ball-striking round, or make a so-so round into a good one, but its hard to save more than a couple of strokes on the green. Its easy to LOSE six or eight if the driver starts going off the golf course.

very good answer, I think that's about the same as me. If I hit greens that takes a ton of pressure off the rest of my game.
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4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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