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While a Rock Flite is virtually impossible to lose.

 

Which creates a paradox: if you can't lose a Rock Flite, how are the woods full of them? :-)

Time travel!

 

 

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As a pastor, good theology is really important to me.   But the golf course is a bit of an exception. While my confession says that I believe in one true God, I also kinda believe in the golf gods.

Much like the commandment: Thou shalt not covet     Anytime you start heavily searching for a new club, the current one in your bag will start hitting perfect shots....until you stop searching.

The gods have decreed that not all parts of the golf game shall be working at the same time. If you are driving the ball great, then the irons shall perform poorly. If the driver and the irons work we

Guaranteed I will hit some of my worst shots on the course right after my best practice session on the range.

 

 

 

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post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge w/Rotex shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
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Why is it during a bad round the worst golfer of the group will start doling out advice to everyone else like he was Butch Harmon... Hmm.

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Why is it during a bad round the worst golfer of the group will start doling out advice to everyone else like he was Butch Harmon... Hmm.

I guess I'll keep my mouth shut from now on.

 

 

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If you hit a great provisional you will find your first bad shot and if you hit a bad provisional you will lose you first ball.

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Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

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While playing a casual round with an "off duty" teaching pro, you will not have a decent shot all day.

 

(It happened to me today.)

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You'll have your worst round right after your instructor 'corrects' your swing. 

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Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

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At one point, each of us has held (or will hold) that one putter that was meant for us, the one that, if we bagged it, would have made us virtually invincible on the greens.

 

And each of us rolled a putt with it, watched it lip out hard, and put that putter back on the rack in disgust.

 

And the golf gods chortled.

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if you are playing as a single and the group ahead of you waves you up you hit it out of bounds...every. single. time.

Had a twosome let me play through a week ago and as they were sitting there I shanked a wedge, did it again, and three putted for a 7 on a par four. Pull hooked the preceding drive.

 

 

 

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Had a twosome let me play through a week ago and as they were sitting there I shanked a wedge, did it again, and three putted for a 7 on a par four. Pull hooked the preceding drive.

 

 

 

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Been there done that!

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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not sure if the golf gods are good or bad. First drive goes ob so hit again but a monster drive. I'm 204 away par 5 hitting my 4th. Put it within 10ft make the par putt. So do I think golf gods knew I was going to eagle it or am I thanking the golf Gods for the par

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not sure if the golf gods are good or bad. First drive goes ob so hit again but a monster drive. I'm 204 away par 5 hitting my 4th. Put it within 10ft make the par putt. So do I think golf gods knew I was going to eagle it or am I thanking the golf Gods for the par

They wanted you to think you could eagle it and then placated you by letting you par it.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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The golfing gods are loving but just gods...

 

The good:

That misshapen rock on the hazard barrier that ricochets your ball onto the green instead of the watery grave.

The sudden slope in the cart part that propels your ball 90 yards down the fairway and leaves you a short iron for your 2nd on a par 5.

The day you're done in 3 hours and impress the wife with your early return home.

The ball that is destined for the tree foliage only to have the gods part the leaves so the ball travels to the intended target uninterrupted.

 

The bad:

The gods will know when you're on vacation and insure every decent course at your destination will have recently punched their greens or have shut down portions of the course.

The random sprinkler head that your ball finds, takes a wild bounce and ends up in the bunker instead of the green.

The two day old ball mark in the green that moves your putt ever so slightly offline.

The broken, leaky sprinkler head that has soaked an area in front of the green that prevents your flushed 3 wood from running into the green on a lengthy par 5.

 

The ugly:

The day you really need to be finished in 4 hours, currently on pace for a personal best, only to get behind a 4 some that refused to let you play through.

The one time you walk up as a single and get paired with a chatty person that tells horrible jokes, makes comments about your game, and reiterates your bad luck... Just in case you didn't notice.

 

And finally...

If you skip out of work early and lie to your boss about where you're going, one of the two things WILL happen...your boss will call you and when you pick up, the starter will announce your name over the loud speaker for being next on the tee -or- it will be the one day you forget to apply sunscreen only to get a severe sunburn so everyone will know where you were. (Yes, both of those have happened to me)

 

 

 

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In any two person better-ball tournament, you and your partner will both birdie the same hole and both double-bogey the same hole.

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
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New golf gods observation for this time of year: every time you try to move a leaf off your putting line, no matter which direction you move it, the wind will immediately blow it right back into your line.

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:adams-small: XTD Proto dHy 21°, Aldila Green NV Hybrid 105 S
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Playing really well behind a 3 ball of ladies new to the game- they decide to let us play through and sit and watch 'real' golfers on the tee.

 

Time to slice 2 balls in a row out of bounds and then take 5 minutes searching for the 3rd ball in the woods! Did that today, my face is still red from the shame  :blush:  :blush:   :rolleyes:  :lol:

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Playing really well behind a 3 ball of ladies new to the game- they decide to let us play through and sit and watch 'real' golfers on the tee.

 

Time to slice 2 balls in a row out of bounds and then take 5 minutes searching for the 3rd ball in the woods! Did that today, my face is still red from the shame  :blush:  :blush:   :rolleyes:  :lol:

Happened to me more than once! Funny - when guys are waiting for us to tie off I generally have good drives it's when the ladies are there and especially if there's an instructor with them.

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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What the golf gods giveth, the golf gods can taketh away.  

 

The golf gods looked down and saw the sheepherders tending their flocks, which the gods found to be rather boring.   They decided it would be more entertaining if rather than lying down in green pastures, the herders were playing on green pastures.  So they instructed the herders to dig a hole, get a stick and see who could get a ball or perhaps a round stone into the hole in fewer efforts.   Thus the game began and the gods have been entertained ever since.  

 

On a typical Sunday morning, my wife leaves for Mass and I leave to the golf course.   I tell her that I bet I heard and saw more people praying than she did.

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Funny this thread shows up now...

 

Literally screwed in my new driver shaft early last week and hit the range. Just started hammering it and was giddy with excitement. During warm-up prior to my round Friday, same thing; could do no wrong. First tee...lightning bolts up my a********!!!! They continued to nail me until the 7th tee. Very humbling to say the least... :blush:

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
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The golf gods decided that I  was done before I would have decided that.

 

The real question is whether I can attribute it all to them or whether other Karma issues got involved.

 

I think that I may have often had one more cheeseburger or chili dog or pint of stout than I really needed!

 

 

 

 

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