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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.

You can dooo it!

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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

You are already a solid coontibutor. Enjoy the baby and as he or she grows play golf together!

 

I love reading these goals but should hit like on all of them. But I'm too lazy so I'm sorry if I didn't like yours.

 

Health will be the watch word for my season. If I'm healthy I will play well. I still think that I can get down to a 2 from the right set of tees, time to play/practice and good health.

 

First up for me in the health department will be a heart procedure.

 

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Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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I'll play...

 

1. Drop my hcp to a 5

 

2. Ball striking! Ball striking! Ball striking! (Both driver and irons)

 

3. Record as much data as possible every round so I know what to be working on

 

4. Play in at least 2 competitive rounds

 

5. Pass a PAT

 

6. Get a TPI level 1 cert

 

7. Meet/play with other MGS'ers

 

There's a lot of sub-goals under each of those points that need to be worked through but those are the overall goals. My biggest worry is being able to maintain the frequency of play and practice that I did last year. This year is looking out to be very busy overall with business etc.

 

 

 

 

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A great topic every year!

 

1. Drop handi a stroke - get to sub 5

 

2. Beat personal best of 74

 

3. Tee it up with MGS'ers around the country (starting with Foz, Rev and MattF in FL next month - this is turning in to an annual "thing")

 

4. Increase FW's hit and GIR's

 

5. See if I can find a putter to challenge the Edel, just to keep it interesting

 

6. Scout clubs near the NH Seacoast/NE MA to join after the "Big Move"

 

7. MGS Staff Retreat - I suggest Minnesota this summer ;-)

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Big goals bring 9.6 GHIN down to 4 point something so under 5 Ghin career best is even par 72 did shoot 72 1 over par 71 course 1st round club championship but messed with my swing to get better had cap to 6.2 at 1 time - short game has saved me - tee to green need most work .

 

We all will be trying to get better until the day we no longer play golf.

 

 

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I'll play...

 

1. Drop my hcp to a 5

 

2. Ball striking! Ball striking! Ball striking! (Both driver and irons)

 

3. Record as much data as possible every round so I know what to be working on

 

4. Play in at least 2 competitive rounds

 

5. Pass a PAT

 

6. Get a TPI level 1 cert

 

7. Meet/play with other MGS'ers

 

There's a lot of sub-goals under each of those points that need to be worked through but those are the overall goals. My biggest worry is being able to maintain the frequency of play and practice that I did last year. This year is looking out to be very busy overall with business etc.

 

 

 

 

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You've got a lot going on this year!  Good luck.  Wish I could do that.

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... Mine is simple and hopefully attainable. Have my shoulder heal so I can play golf. Torn labrum and frozen shoulder has me unable to swing a club since last October. I have a contraption I am wearing for 30 minutes 3 times a day that forces my shoulder into  stretched position and after 10 days It is certainly helping along with PT. My goal is to be able to play by May or June. Obviously it is killing me as last Feb I was in LA playing 30 days in a row but I don't want to rush it and be out even longer. 

... I have a new set of Srixon 545's I shafted with Recoils and am looking forward to playing them! 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Pro Orange 60r
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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Prayers for your healing!

 

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Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Great topic!

1. Stay injury free for a year(currently coming back from shoulder issues)

2. Get my consistency up(better ball striking)

3. Improve my putting

4. Play more

5. Hole in one

 

Staying injury free is big for me. It has either been my shoulders or back over the last 4 years and only injury free year has been when my daughter was born and that's because I only played a couple of times that year. Cheers to everyone hitting their goals this year!!

 

 

 

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A great topic every year!

 

1. Drop handi a stroke - get to sub 5

 

2. Beat personal best of 74

 

3. Tee it up with MGS'ers around the country (starting with Foz, Rev and MattF in FL next month - this is turning in to an annual "thing")

 

4. Increase FW's hit and GIR's

 

5. See if I can find a putter to challenge the Edel, just to keep it interesting

 

6. Scout clubs near the NH Seacoast/NE MA to join after the "Big Move"

 

7. MGS Staff Retreat - I suggest Minnesota this summer ;-)

I'm all for Minnesota this year, even if I can't swing a cat. I'd sure love to put faces to names.

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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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I have three goals this year.

 

1. Finish in the money in all my tourneys.

 

2. Double my Mens Club winnings

 

3. Make the city "Ryder Cup" team.

 

 

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Here in MN we actually have a couple courses opening for this weekend, absolutely the earliest opening I can ever remember. Don't worry, it will get cold again and they will close. Any only a couple are opening anyway.

 

That said it's really time to think about the upcoming season. What are your goals for 2017? Here are mine...

 

  • No rounds in the 90's
  • Shoot under par
  • Get a hole in one (this is on the list every year :) )
  • Play more rounds than last year
  • Stay married (also on the list every year)
  • Get to a 2 handicap
I love the stay married part! I'm in the same boat. Your list is a good one to go by. I'm actual hoping to have minimal rounds in the 80's. At 7.2 that shouldn't be impossible.

 

 

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The one goal I have right now is to not shoot over 100. I have others, but those will take more time. I've played twice in the last couple weeks. Shot 96 and 99. So far, so good.

 

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Yeah, this is what I get for bragging. Played Sunday, shot a 101. But, it was a real good time.

I chunked a bunch with my longer irons and got under a few to many with my wedges, ending up really short.

Speaking of short, soon I'm going to reshaft my irons and make them 1/2 inch under standard. That will stop that chunking and probably change to topping them. But, at least with that I still get some distance.

 

Side note of good news. Hitting a few more fairways since following through with my swing. Only up to 40 something %, but better than the 33 or less % from last year.

 

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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

Newborn... I thought more sleep might be in your goals for this year ;)

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver:  :cobra-small: F8 10.5° 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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Goals for 2017:

 

1. Get my kids more interested in golf. To this end I signed both kids up for some summer golf camps.

 

2. Golf a bit more than last year. My time to golf has decreased due to outside factors and the growing family. Already scheduled a few tourneys on my calendar to get me back into things. Being realistic as I won't be Golfing 2-3 times a week like I was a few years ago until retirement which is quite a few years away.

 

3. Upgrade the clubs this year. I feel like I'm leaving some distance on the table with my 6 year old mizzys and even though I just upgraded my woods 2 years ago, I feel the new crop out there has some additional distance/forgiveness to offer as well.

 

4. Drop the handicap down to single digits. A few years ago I was down to a 7.8 index but have since shot up to a 16ish. Lack of practice and play has done its damage. I think this is attainable even with the limited increased schedule I'm playing.

 

5. Play with some MGS'ers. Alway enjoy meeting new people who share a similar passion for golf.

 

6. Attend a PGA tourney. I haven't attended one in quite a few years.

 

7. Fish more. I don't always have 4+ hours to devote to Golfing, so fishing will fill in those needed "just me" times. Maybe even catch a dang fish too, lol.

 

8. And for the other times, enjoy my family more. Kids are growing up way to quickly. There will be plenty of Golfing later in life, but I will only experience my kids growing up once.

 

9. World peace. My answer to this, everyone take their differences and battle it out on the golf course.

 

10. Get a new putter. I've struggled with putting, so it must be the equipment, right?! ;)

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver:  :cobra-small: F8 10.5° 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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Social Media:

Facebook:   md golfhacker
Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
Instagram:   mdgolfhacker

 

Currently Testing:

:skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Goals for 2017:

 

1. Get my kids more interested in golf. To this end I signed both kids up for some summer golf camps.

 

 

 

MDGolfHacker

That's a great one. I'm planning on the same for my boys.

 

 

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

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: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

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

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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For me it's getting to scratch golf and performing well in a few tournaments. I'm kinda in a slump right now but what else is new.

 

 

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Right Handed

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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After reading all the posts, I can just say...."All of the above!"

 

Y'all really put a lot of thought into your posts. Guess I'll have to try some....

 

1) Get My Wilson Triton USGA approved so I can bag it!

 

2) Lower my Hcap from 19 to 10 by playing more(hey, I'm retired now so I can play!)

 

3) Enjoy playing with more Spies! Come on down to Tampa! Looking forward to a summer trip to KY so I can play with a couple more Spies.

 

4) keep my EVNRoll putter in the bag. I hate seeing my others just sitting there, all lonely and such, BUT....

 

5) Make my Club a better place as a Ranger/Starter two mornings every week. I actually enjoy doing this!

 

6) Score in the 70's more often. 4 times last year, already once in 2017!

 

7) Keeping my wife happy(we both retired at the same time)

 

I guess that's enough for now.....

 

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS 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(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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After reading all the posts, I can just say...."All of the above!"

 

Y'all really put a lot of thought into your posts. Guess I'll have to try some....

 

1) Get My Wilson Triton USGA approved so I can bag it!

 

2) Lower my Hcap from 19 to 10 by playing more(hey, I'm retired now so I can play!)

 

3) Enjoy playing with more Spies! Come on down to Tampa! Looking forward to a summer trip to KY so I can play with a couple more Spies.

 

4) keep my EVNRoll putter in the bag. I hate seeing my others just sitting there, all lonely and such, BUT....

 

5) Make my Club a better place as a Ranger/Starter two mornings every week. I actually enjoy doing this!

 

6) Score in the 70's more often. 4 times last year, already once in 2017!

 

7) Keeping my wife happy(we both retired at the same time)

 

I guess that's enough for now.....

 

 

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You have a better chance of doing 1-6 IF you put #7 first.   ;)

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