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So we just moved to a new development, to get in the back way you can cut through a business park. Said park has an office with an outdoor putting green (real grass). I went over last night after hours and practiced for a bit. 

 

So heres my question... It was awfully slow and soft, will this practice green help or hurt my putting overall

 

shouldn't,  but you have to understand how to adjust since all greens are different speeds.  I have a baseline putt that  goes X distance.  Whenever I am on the practice green,  I see how close the speed is to my baseline and then adjust based on the distance I am rolling the ball on that green.  

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Been working on my short pitch shots to make solid contact and not blade the ball.  Kind of 50/50ish on how I am doing.  Hope if comes around a bit before my golf league round on Thursday.....or that I hit all the greens   :D

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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
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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Working on my 60* chipping.

Took a M grind, done some grinding coming up with a K meets M grind wedge.

So far so good, can't wait to get it into play.

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I spent some time on the practice green before my round trying to pick balls clean with my 60* on little 10-15 yard touch shots. That bad boy is deadly if done right. Your boy holed one from the drop zone for par when I took it to the course.

 

 

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Got some putting and chipping practice time in; about 30 mins of each.

 

I have a basic methodology for practicing .. may not be the most scientifically efficient method but it seems to work for me: using two balls, pick a target and try to hit the two balls the same way two times in a row; ie. get them to end up in (very nearly) the same spot. Randomize the next target for the next two balls and repeat.

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Anyone ever have one of those day where they literally could barely hit a ball?

That was me yesterday and oddly enough it was about the 3rd times it's happened at the same range.

This season I haven't done a lot of range time as between working and playing at the course I've got ample rounds and practice in but the other day I figured it would be good to just go work on some wedges and get some distances dialled in the new glide wedges I just got...except I could barely make contact with a full swing. Hozel rockets all around, I couldn't help but laugh. I haven't hit a bad shot like that in a lot of rounds and it didn't really matter the club I took I couldn't make solid contact on a full swing. Part of me thinks it was the matts or who knows.

Anyway took a day off today and playing tomorrow guess I'll have to wait and see what shows up! Fingers crossed

 

 

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Been there, done that. I've played golf long enough that 'I've gone through every phase possible, even four consecutive rounds under par, everything except hitting 300 yard drives down the middle consistently. :)

 

I will keep playing until I've accomplished that last one or I can't play anymore, which ever comes first!

 

 

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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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Just picked up my new Vokey SM6 wedges today. Managed to do some chipping practice with them and they feel fantastic!! It is the first time I have been fitted for wedges and the difference is enormous. I feel like I can hole every chip. Can't wait to play with them tomorrow .

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Just picked up my new Vokey SM6 wedges today. Managed to do some chipping practice with them and they feel fantastic!! It is the first time I have been fitted for wedges and the difference is enormous. I feel like I can hole every chip. Can't wait to play with them tomorrow .

 

What was the fitting process like for your wedges?

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
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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After charting my last three rounds to see which clubs that I used most I added some significant time with all my wedges, took away time with my irons and hit a dozen 4 woods. (Normal might be two or three). As usual I hit no drivers. I rarely hit driver in the range.

 

I hit all 4 of my wedges, that is something that I would never do had I not done that analysis.

 

The most fun part of the practice were the random wedge shots. I scattered a dozen balls around the practice green and then hit them in no particular order. I had some horrific lies. Shots were between 30 and 60 yards. I could hit my 60 or my 56.

 

 

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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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What was the fitting process like for your wedges?

 

It was a case of hitting shots, finding the right feel and then the bounce and grind. It was fun and has made a difference. I feel so much more confidant with the clubs in my hand and that is half of the battle won!!

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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It was a case of hitting shots, finding the right feel and then the bounce and grind. It was fun and has made a difference. I feel so much more confidant with the clubs in my hand and that is half of the battle won!!

Did the fitter give you any insight into the fit what kind of questions did you get asked? How did you determine bounce and grind? Or did you just hit balls until you found what you liked?

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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
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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I walked from #9 to #10 today and remembered that I haven't taken a pic of my practice area. This is the pitching green with the range behind. Putting green is to the left.

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Did the fitter give you any insight into the fit what kind of questions did you get asked? How did you determine bounce and grind? Or did you just hit balls until you found what you liked?

 

The fitter is our brand new club pro. He looked at how I hit shots, asked if I was a "digger or sweeper"  and worked  with me on feel for the clubs. He had just helped fit me into my new Mizuno JPX irons so he knew my loft and lie stats. He also suggested that I put the XP95 shafts in the wedges, same as the irons. It was a great move and suits me really well

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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On another note, I played 9 holes after work today, managed to shoot an even par 37. (Par 73 course)

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 

 

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I visualized sand shots from the hole I dug on the beach for my kids... Does that count? 😁 Also visualized how to hit from wet sand lies too.

 

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Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

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I visualized sand shots from the hole I dug on the beach for my kids... Does that count? [emoji16] Also visualized how to hit from wet sand lies too.

 

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Did you get em close to the hole?

 

 

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The fitter is our brand new club pro. He looked at how I hit shots, asked if I was a "digger or sweeper"  and worked  with me on feel for the clubs. He had just helped fit me into my new Mizuno JPX irons so he knew my loft and lie stats. He also suggested that I put the XP95 shafts in the wedges, same as the irons. It was a great move and suits me really well

He watched you hit shots, and still had to ask you if you were a digger or sweeper?  I guess he is new!

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Did you get em close to the hole?

 

 

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Skulled them, like in real life.... 😂😂😂

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
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Omg I just had my heart broken. I went to the course on lunch to take pics and videos of my putter only to see that they were currently in the process of aerating the practice green.

 

WHYYYYYYYYYY??? [emoji22][emoji22][emoji22][emoji22]

 

I knew I should've come out yesterday.

 

 

I guess all is not lost. I spent some time with the 60* trying to pick it clean on 40-60y shots and 15y flops. Loving the amount of spin and control I have so hopefully that comes to the course with me tomorrow.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
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I just did more of the same, a few irons through the 6, lots of 5 hybrids, a couple of drivers because I hadn't hit one in over a week and then lots of wedges followed by 15 or so random wedge shots with balls lying around the practice green.

 

Quail Hollow has nothing on the practice green at Bayou in regards to thick rough.

 

 

 

 

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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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