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1. Get back to pre-surgery distances while maintaining post-surgery accuracy.

2. Play golf at a few fancy places.

3. Drop the cap to single digit

4. MGS Staff Retreat

5. World Peace

Bones, Shawn and I hope you have fun

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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FYI... course rating is 68.7 from the men's White tee and it measures 6030 yds on the card. :D I personally believe it plays harder. The course hasn't been re-rated in like forever.  Somewhat recently we've had new greens installed, 12-new bunkers, 3-new tee boxes, and 150 large trees planted. All of which changed the course.

 

If it weren't for the club Championship I'd probably drop my handicap. This might be my last year anyway. I quit playing in all the other sandbagged,  2-3 day food & beverage, Calcutta, pro shop gift certificate, kegger events a few years back. It was a good 40 year run.

Lately when someone asks me what my handicap is I tell them this is what I shoot day in day out and I give them a narrow range. It's more honest I think.

 

Sorry if I swayed off topic.

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Honestly just 2 things:

 

1) to play more, instead of 2 maybe 3 times a month to average once a week

 

2) to tighten up my short game, chipping around the green and more importantly my putting. I've had way to many 3putts when I was on the green putting for birdie

 

 

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I guess I'd say...

 

Maintain my hcp. around 5-7 throughout the year. At my home course that's shooting in the 75-77 range.

Play as much as I want

Stay healthy

Practice a little more often

Enjoy life

I could make these my goals... well, except for the 75-77 range.  Yes, I can shoot those scores, but not on a regular basis.  And now that I enter a new decade of my life, I find more and more that I Don't Care.

 

Get off my lawn!

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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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Play more

Play more with mgsers

Shoot more rounds under 95 than over

Hole in one

At least 10 birdies this season

Get the handicap under 15

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FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Other than my normal "have fun".... I'm going to make a real effort to be a better putter. My home course is on my way to work. As soon as it starts getting light early enough, I'm going to go early and stop at the practice green before work, and maybe play 4 and 5 up and down a few times.

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Like others have mentioned, I will be teeing it up with a few of you rascals in 2017 [emoji1303]🏌️[emoji466]

 

 

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Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway Mavrik Max 6 hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 7 - GW Irons
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My goals for the 2017 season are:

 

1. to have more fun playing with friends and family

2. 1st qualify then make the cut at our state amateur

3. make it past the local qualifier in the US Open Qualifier

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Callaway Steelhead Plus 4 wood

Hybrid: 18* 2 & 22* 4 Sub 70 949

Irons:  Sub 70 

639 CB 5 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Arm Lock
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Handicap index:  +2.9

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This year I really need to work on my ball striking consistency with my irons. I don't believe it would take too much for me to drop the cap from 15 to single digits if I were more consistent in that aspect

 

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We all like to have more consistency in our ball striking.  But even single digits hit bad shots from time to time.  The quickest way to get to single digits is to practice your short game; partial shots, pitches, chips, and putting.  If you are a decent putter, you should be able to pitch the ball and one-putt about 50% of the time; when you chip the ball from just off the green, you should be able to get up and down about 70% of the time. I'm still working on that!!  A good short game will serve you well when your ball striking isn't the best.  Good luck!!  

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We all like to have more consistency in our ball striking. But even single digits hit bad shots from time to time. The quickest way to get to single digits is to practice your short game; partial shots, pitches, chips, and putting. If you are a decent putter, you should be able to pitch the ball and one-putt about 50% of the time; when you chip the ball from just off the green, you should be able to get up and down about 70% of the time. I'm still working on that!! A good short game will serve you well when your ball striking isn't the best. Good luck!!

I totally agree that short game helps, but last season I found myself too often in the sticks around the green and having to make a Phil-esque shot to scramble

 

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I have been working hard on my putting for the last few years and consider myself a good putter. Putting theory and putters is my favorite part of the game so I spend most of my time there

 

I am now focusing on the short game specifically chipping and pitching with particular focus on distance control. I struggle to get myself into 1 putt range and end up with lots of bogeys or worse because of this. I need to start tracking up and down percentages.

 

My goal for this year, as it has been for a few years now, is to break 70.

 

I would also like to get myself from a 5/6 handicap to scratch. Hoping that the short game work will do that but I am also going to work on iron play as well specifically GIR. Which is at 45% right now.

 

As a few others have done I also want to get an accurate assessment of my carry distances for clubs on full and partial shots.

 

I think that is all; a couple of lofty goals but I want to try and stretch myself.

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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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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Having a newborn means only three goals

 

Don't buy any new equipment

Play as much as possible

Be a solid contributor on the MGS forums

Congrats on the newborn. My daughter is now 16 so I am starting to get a little more free time to work on my game.

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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, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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I totally agree that short game helps, but last season I found myself too often in the sticks around the green and having to make a Phil-esque shot to scramble

 

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OK then!!  That can be a problem.  I live in the desert which equals no sticks around the greens!

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We all like to have more consistency in our ball striking.  But even single digits hit bad shots from time to time.  The quickest way to get to single digits is to practice your short game; partial shots, pitches, chips, and putting.  If you are a decent putter, you should be able to pitch the ball and one-putt about 50% of the time; when you chip the ball from just off the green, you should be able to get up and down about 70% of the time. I'm still working on that!!  A good short game will serve you well when your ball striking isn't the best.  Good luck!!  

Yes sir! This is why I'm done chasing distance with driver and irons. Driver will be what it is. Irons will be what they are, even if it now requires 1-2 more clubs than I hit when I was younger. I am going to really work on my short game this season and see if I can get to a legitimate single digit handicap. I think if I can shave 3 strokes a round, I should be right there.

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