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Worked on shots around the green this evening. Trying to tighten up those wedge shots to setup shorter putts. Flat lies, uphill lies, downhill lies, over the bunker, fairway, and rough. I think that I covered everything except out of the bunker itself since the sand is more like concrete. 
 


 

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Chips from 5-20 yards from pin using 52, 56, and 60 degree wedges.  Worked on landing spots, controlling trajectory and spin/run out.

 

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

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Practiced mid-range wedge shots up to 60 yards. The side yard at our place is long enough for the practice, but narrow enough that it forces me to be really precise. Also worked on a toe-down wedge shot for out of tough lies - still needs a bit of work before I bring it out on the course.

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3 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
5 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Fujikura Motore X F3 6-S
4 Hybrid - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Mitsubishi MMT 80 S

Irons - :cobra-small:Radspeed 5-GW, KBS $-Taper Lite S
Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
Putter - :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Black Ten 35"
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Practiced mid-range wedge shots up to 60 yards. The side yard at our place is long enough for the practice, but narrow enough that it forces me to be really precise. Also worked on a toe-down wedge shot for out of tough lies - still needs a bit of work before I bring it out on the course.

Get To work on putting. [emoji16]
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
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Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

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Range day today. Have not been able to swing for about a week (ok 9 days to be exact) and is the longest in a while. Work is busy this past week and knew I wasn’t going to get out.

focus on the upside I got to swing. Also had some great strikes but overall was just an awful range day for me.

pretty stiff overall which is as expecting and very low SS for me (driver was around 109 and 4 iron around 93) think I was just tired and stiff

first 15-20 shots were great right where I wanted them and then it just went downhill being inconsistent  and just not feeling good about the swing.

i am just glad I got to swing but was just disappointed with a mediocre at best swinging day.

If you made it this far thank you lol didn’t mean to type a review here BUTTT I am requesting any recommendations on gloves. Been using Nike (couldn’t tell you what kind) for years and I was sweating buckets today and it was slippery. There is a thread about some gloves but does anyone have quick recommendations for gloves that do well with sweat?

thanks for reading!

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Spent about an hour hitting balls into my net in the backyard, really working on bring the club from the inside. Gonna to head to the range tomorrow.


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Nice practice round today before the match play finals tomorrow. Finally got the driver to behave and stay in play all day. Hoping for a win tomorrow.


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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

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Nice practice round today before the match play finals tomorrow. Finally got the driver to behave and stay in play all day. Hoping for a win tomorrow.


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Hittem well tomorrow [emoji106]


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I got a lot of good range time in this week with the new Cobra gear.

I’m very impressed with the Speedzone driver and fairway. Here’s 3 shot in a row with the 5-wood, it didn’t take long to get into a groove with this set up. [emoji4]



and then this was my final ball of the day Thursday. I can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and give these clubs a workout on the course.




They sound and feel awesome. But I’ll have to save the rest for later on in #CCC4 [emoji87]


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Today was all about putting. While it was sunny I walked over to the golf course to putt on the practice green for an hour or so until it started raining. Then I spent another half an hour practicing with the PuttOUT. I know the Directed Force looks wonky, but it feels like I'm cheating with it. Excited to get my first round in with it tomorrow after missing 10 birdie putts my last time out with my other putter.

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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Not playing or practicing much the last 2 months and it shows.  I think I shot 88 the other day which is not acceptable for me. I went into hole 5 even, and left it 4 over...Left #6 at 6 over.    All aspects of the game are bad.  I shouldn't complain as Im not grinding at the range or at the putting green 2-3 times a week as per my norm. 

 

Last night was my first time on the putting green in Id guess 2 months or more?  Started out just basic chips with my 58 then worked down to long bump and runs with my 47.  Focused on weight distribution and setup and the back of my left hand going towards target on follow through. 

Putting I did a mix of short and long range putts.  I generally just look at the "ball" when I putt, but part way through I decided to focus on the very back of the ball with the thought of "aim small, miss small".  No doubt it tightened things up a bit and the strike location on the face of the putter face got smaller. 

Last night was really just to get back in the groove of practicing and working from the green back on finding my game.  Tonight will be wedge play down to maybe 8i at most.  I need to find my groove and build some confidence in my game. 

 

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DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

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I went to the range after church yesterday - it’s so hot here right now it’s difficult to be out for long.

One of our teachers was giving a lesson next to me. The guy taking lessons is just starting out, young guy, athlete and going about it the rest got way.

As I was packing up his teacher asked me to hit one more drive for his student. He told the guy, watch how Rev drops it in the slot, it’s a unique swing but very efficient. He hits a 5 yard draw 225-230 i the fairway every time.

I was pretty psyched that this was exactly the shot that I hit. (Of course I had just hit 10 in a row just like that before it)


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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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I think I am on the cusp of really good things. I just really need some practice with my irons to figure out what is going wrong. I don't expect my club to open up the range for open practice any time soon, so just need to finish my backyard renovation. Some days I will be hot off the tee, one time I hit 12 plus fairways with driver and still shot over 100. I think that day I chunked almost all of my iron approach shots. 

Can't wait to get some video swings in so i can get feedback from an instructor. Hopefully i finish this backyard renovation in the next 3 weeks.

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Burned a medium buck with the intent of short irons only to find a grove with my new Mizuno. Afte a few balls i realized i was standing to close to the ball so adjusted. Huge diference. No chunks and contact and fligt cMe out like magic. Such a great feeling club. Ended up runing through most of the bag with pleasing results boosting my confidence after a couple dismal rounds left me wondering where my game went. Day 2 down, day 3 tomorow

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3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

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Have a member guest tomorrow so I went to a local course to hit some balls. Just worked on tempo and trying to feel shots instead of just mechanics. Had a first while I was there.

Got to the range and threw my AirPods in like I always do and about halfway through my bucket a dude walks up and starts rummaging through my bag looking at my clubs. Decides for some reason taking out my 8 iron was a good idea. I asked nicely, not so nice and then angrily to get him to leave. Dude had the balls to go inside and tell the shop I threatened him on the range. Once I explained it to the guy from the shop he got it and told me to finish my bucket and the guy will be escorted off the property. Seriously, would anyone here ever go up to someone’s bag of a person you don’t know and start grabbing clubs?


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:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

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Practiced my drill with the 15lb weight. Such a cool drill.

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Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Have a member guest tomorrow so I went to a local course to hit some balls. Just worked on tempo and trying to feel shots instead of just mechanics. Had a first while I was there.

Got to the range and threw my AirPods in like I always do and about halfway through my bucket a dude walks up and starts rummaging through my bag looking at my clubs. Decides for some reason taking out my 8 iron was a good idea. I asked nicely, not so nice and then angrily to get him to leave. Dude had the balls to go inside and tell the shop I threatened him on the range. Once I explained it to the guy from the shop he got it and told me to finish my bucket and the guy will be escorted off the property. Seriously, would anyone here ever go up to someone’s bag of a person you don’t know and start grabbing clubs?


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I’m not sure what’s going on w some people today. I don’t know anyone who would do that.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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1 hour ago, Jmikecpa said:

Have a member guest tomorrow so I went to a local course to hit some balls. Just worked on tempo and trying to feel shots instead of just mechanics. Had a first while I was there.

Got to the range and threw my AirPods in like I always do and about halfway through my bucket a dude walks up and starts rummaging through my bag looking at my clubs. Decides for some reason taking out my 8 iron was a good idea. I asked nicely, not so nice and then angrily to get him to leave. Dude had the balls to go inside and tell the shop I threatened him on the range. Once I explained it to the guy from the shop he got it and told me to finish my bucket and the guy will be escorted off the property. Seriously, would anyone here ever go up to someone’s bag of a person you don’t know and start grabbing clubs?


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What the hell? That is for sure a first not sure what was going through his mind.....not even a hey nice clubs can I take a swing? Even that is still far fetched I wouldn’t ask a stranger to swing a club....and COVID-19 (which however you feel about the situation) still would not take someone’s club

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:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Thread

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:ping-small:  Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos::

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X I :taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green  I :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ 

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3 hours ago, Jmikecpa said:

Have a member guest tomorrow so I went to a local course to hit some balls. Just worked on tempo and trying to feel shots instead of just mechanics. Had a first while I was there.

Got to the range and threw my AirPods in like I always do and about halfway through my bucket a dude walks up and starts rummaging through my bag looking at my clubs. Decides for some reason taking out my 8 iron was a good idea. I asked nicely, not so nice and then angrily to get him to leave. Dude had the balls to go inside and tell the shop I threatened him on the range. Once I explained it to the guy from the shop he got it and told me to finish my bucket and the guy will be escorted off the property. Seriously, would anyone here ever go up to someone’s bag of a person you don’t know and start grabbing clubs?


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Interestingly enough I had this happen about 2 weeks ago, an older gentleman just walked up to my bag and grabbed my hybrid and was about to hit it..... I had my bag behind me and wasn't really paying attention to anyone else. It took me by surprise and I snapped at him quite harshly (WTF MAN) he said "nice club". My reply was go f****** buy one then, keep your hands off s*** that doesn't belong to you. Completely forgot about it until reading your post. Some people need to be hit with a shovel.

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Wood: :adams-small: Tight Lies TI 3 wood stiff

Hybrid: :callaway-small: XR 3 19 deg stiff

Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour std loft/lie

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 52,56,60

Putter: :odyssey-small: #7 Red

Ball: :srixon-small: Q-Star

12.9 Handicap

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Digging hard to find my groove. Contined progress from yesterday with bal placement. Struggled early. took a break and made adjustments. After a bad shot I stepped back and thought about it. Just not getting afte it and getting after the ball. Strong over ball, bit more grip pressure. and go down after it. Probkem solved. I tend to lax in my routine and  get forgetful. 

Day 4 tomorrow. 

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DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

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