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18 minutes ago, Bucky CC said:

Made up a six shot deficit to tie for 1st place after 36 holes.  It was a three team playoff which was won on the first hole when a competitor made birdie (net eagle).  Sucks that my team didn't win but I'm pretty happy with a 2nd place finish out of 22 teams.

I did manage to make 3 birdies today but shot 78 compared to my 76 yesterday.  Time for a nap!!!

 

Great playing Bucky 😁

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@Bucky CC and @robertson153 I meant to ask did the four club challenge have any effect on your rounds with all of the clubs? Did you think about different options off the tee?

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19 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

@Bucky CC and @robertson153 I meant to ask did the four club challenge have any effect on your rounds with all of the clubs? Did you think about different options off the tee?

Since it was a tournament I wanted to stick with what I was most comfortable with and not mess with things too much.  I will definitely try out some of the different options in future rounds though.

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[mention=65906]Bucky CC[/mention] and [mention=71790]robertson153[/mention] I meant to ask did the four club challenge have any effect on your rounds with all of the clubs? Did you think about different options off the tee?

No effect for me. Friday’s round went terrible, tee shots all over the place. Saturday’s round was so good because even if I missed the fairways, I wasn’t in trouble with trees or anything like that. I’m seriously thinking about less than driver on several holes at my course now, especially the shorter par 4s. We shall see the next time I head out.


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All about the bag this week, and I gotta say, it’s one of the nicest bags I’ve ever had.
Before this bag I gamed a Callaway 14 way cart bag. Even though it was getting old and a little wore, it was still a good bag. The first thing I noticed, besides the fact that the bag is pretty good to look at, was the zippers seem to be well made. IMG_0384.JPG
I like the all dark colors, not much of a flashy guy. There are plenty of pockets for everything you’ll need on the course. I keep a lot of balls, tees, sunscreen, money, rangefinder, biofreeze, the rain cover it comes with (I don’t have a pic of that, sorry), driver wrench, and there’s still plenty more room to spare.
It also comes with a built in cooler pocket, that I still haven’t used, but looks well made. I ALWAYS ride, but if I didn’t, I could see me using the cooler pocket. It’s not that big, but I’m sure you could fit a good 4 cans or bottles in there, with room for ice. IMG_0388.JPG
There is also a umbrella pocket on the side, but once again I always ride, so no need for that either. Plus I don’t plan on playing in the rain. IMG_0385.JPG
The 14 way divider is awesome! I use midsized grips, and I’ve never had a problem getting a club out or putting one back in. The putter slot is massive, don’t think any size putter grip would have a problem there. IMG_0389.JPG Don’t that look just lovely.
I would rate this cart bag 10-10, and would highly recommended it to anyone wanting a light, stylish, well made cart bag. They also have many different color options. The bag is one of my favorite pieces with the CCC3. If I got rid of every club, the bag would most definitely stay with me. IMG_0384.JPGIMG_0386.JPG


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This week is about the bag.

And, Cobra continues to impress.

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I chose the stand bag as I have begun trying to walk more rounds this year. I was using a 14 slot divider cart bag, and needed to upgrade in order to walk more.

I have really enjoyed carrying my bag or strapping it into my very old pull cart. (a Wilson cart found at a garage sale) The shoulder straps are comfortable and easily adjusted depending on how high you want to carry the bag on your back. When I walk, I do have some bag chatter, but that is easily remedied by putting your hand over the guilty clubs. 

The legs deploy quickly and easily with the EASYflex base, however it does cause some of the clubs to become jumbled at the bottom of the bag, or pushed up in their respective slot. If you're not careful when putting the club in the slot the entire way, you risk the club falling out when picking up the bag. Also, it can be tough to smoothly pull a club from the bag when this pinching occurs. (To me it is a minor inconvenience, but I can see where it could be annoying)

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The amount of pockets is perfect for my needs, and the sizes are excellent as well. I find that everything is easily accessible and in a logical place for where I would want specific items kept. I especially appreciate the size of the valuables pocket as it can hold my wallet, keys, cellphone, and sunglasses easily. The location of the water bottle holder is very convenient for access when walking. You can walk down the course, reach for your water, and return it without needing to set the bag down.

This point may seem minor, but I really like how smooth the zippers are on the bag. I am notoriously successful at binding zippers unintentionally, but I have not had that issue at all with this bag. No seams or loose thread hang over the path of the teeth of the zippers, and the pulls easily move up and down.

Overall, I would rate the bag a 89/100 with the minus points for the club binding that occurs when the legs are extended, and sometimes when the bag is vertical on a cart.

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This weekend, I was on a golf trip and that limited my interactions in here to just reactions to posts. 

As I mentioned, I took a golf lesson on Tuesday, and was seeing some success in the four club challenge round.

Well, during the golf trip the lesson really paid off:IMG-1345.thumb.JPG.fb915d6643a768cab81e640d1a6c41e1.JPG
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I broke 90 for two consecutive rounds! These two rounds are some of my lowest handicaps in Driving and Approach in Arccos for the Cobra Challenge. I was more successful with self-correcting on the course, and was better mentally throughout both rounds.

Through these last few weeks of grinding on the course, I have firmly believed that the fault was with me, and not the clubs. These two rounds are proof of that. I need to continue practicing to keep pushing my scores lower, but I am just excited to finally see some results that look like what I believe I am capable of.



 

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Week 6 Recap and announcement for Week 7

 

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Week 6 Recap...

This week was all about the teams and they each turned in some really good scores.  Glad to see how much effort was put into this week's challenge.  A special THANK YOU goes out to the recruited players that gave it the full effort and even played multiple rounds trying to do the best they could for their competitors.  Also, really cool to see that 1) the scores aren't much higher than usual and 2) some guys actually went much lower using 1/3 of the clubs they normally carry.  What do you guys think?  You think this 4-club challenge is something you would like to have on larger scale? 

For those keeping score at home, here's the Net formula we use:

(Gross Score - Course Handicap) + Adjusted Course Rating = NET

or, to break it down further:

{Gross Score-[(Slope Rating/113)*Handicap]}+(72-Course Rating) = NET

And here's our results.  They're listed in a "Gross/Net" Format:

After an out-of-whack baseline, we fixed Robertson's baseline handicaps but he and his teammate still had a stellar week as THE BLUE BLOODS took home the victory.  Which means....the forum member challenge for Week 6 goes to Mr Cobra himself, @fozcycle.  Foz, Your whole wardrobe is going to Puma soon enough. 

Finally, the week-by-week rankings changed a little bit once we fixed @robertson153 up.  Props to him for doing the legwork with Arccos to get proper HC numbers even if it hurt him a little bit in the challenge.

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Week 7 Challenge...

Competitors: As we reach the home stretch, it's time we give the competitors a week off from playing (should they choose to do so) and bring back one of the fun challenges that Arccos enables: The Best Shot/Hole.  Competitors will tell you a tale this week about their best shot or best hole they played during this entire challenge.  Screenshots, pictures, and stories are expected.  Can anyone top @Joyzee10's MONSTER BOMB from last year?  The winner this week will be the player that accumulates the most votes by the time the poll closes on Sunday at 10pm EST.  

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Forum Members:  By now, you know the drill.  Vote for your favorite shot to be entered into a spin for the wheel of fate.  The vote gets you one entry and you've got a chance to earn a second entry if you comment in the thread telling us who you voted for and why.  Good Luck!

 

Q: Where can I view all of the shots in one place?
A: Placeholders were posted in the beginning of the thread just like Stages in normal reviews.  

Because I like you so much, here's the list:

@bardle    --  Week 7 - Best Shot/Hole

@Bucky CC     -- Week 7 - Best Shot/Hole

@Nunfa0    --  Week 7 - Best Shot/Hole

@palvord   --  Week 7 - Best Shot/Hole

@robertson153   --  Week 7 - Best Shot/Hole

 

Weekly Prize:  This week's lucky winner will bring home a Puma Hat and Shirt

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I'd love to see the 4 clubs challenge on a wider scale. For sure.

As far as this week's challenge... I think I'd like the Puma hat but I'm not sure about the other "prize" @GolfSpy STUDque 😉

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11 hours ago, palvord said:

This weekend, I was on a golf trip and that limited my interactions in here to just reactions to posts. 

As I mentioned, I took a golf lesson on Tuesday, and was seeing some success in the four club challenge round.

Well, during the golf trip the lesson really paid off:IMG-1345.thumb.JPG.fb915d6643a768cab81e640d1a6c41e1.JPG
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I broke 90 for two consecutive rounds! These two rounds are some of my lowest handicaps in Driving and Approach in Arccos for the Cobra Challenge. I was more successful with self-correcting on the course, and was better mentally throughout both rounds.

Through these last few weeks of grinding on the course, I have firmly believed that the fault was with me, and not the clubs. These two rounds are proof of that. I need to continue practicing to keep pushing my scores lower, but I am just excited to finally see some results that look like what I believe I am capable of.



 

Awesome! Congrats! Was that Lynx in Otsego? Glad you got to enjoy some West Michigan golf. I'd love to get down to Gull Lake for a golf getaway.

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14 minutes ago, edingc said:

Awesome! Congrats! Was that Lynx in Otsego? Glad you got to enjoy some West Michigan golf. I'd love to get down to Gull Lake for a golf getaway.

Yep yep! It was the last course we played for our golf trip. It's a really nice course. Had plenty of holes to challenge you and make you think.

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16 minutes ago, edingc said:

Awesome! Congrats! Was that Lynx in Otsego? Glad you got to enjoy some West Michigan golf. I'd love to get down to Gull Lake for a golf getaway.

If this is the Lynx in Otsego, I have played there a few times. I have lots of family in Allegan and Kalamazoo. I haven’t played there in a few years, but the course has a decent layout. 

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4 minutes ago, palvord said:

Yep yep! It was the last course we played for our golf trip. It's a really nice course. Had plenty of holes to challenge you and make you think.

It has a decent layout with some different holes. Fun course to play, and if I remember it’s pretty cost friendly as well. 

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I voted early for Pavlord because disregarding the quality of his best shot, the story will be presented with overuse of GIFs and clever wittiness that will make it fun for all of us.

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It's nice the testers have so many other spy's local to participate in this past weeks challenge... I would probably have to time the team event with a NW Spy Meet-up.  More cattle and trout than golfers around here 🙂.  Nice going @fozcycle!!

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54 minutes ago, palvord said:

Yep yep! It was the last course we played for our golf trip. It's a really nice course. Had plenty of holes to challenge you and make you think.

 

49 minutes ago, Kor.A.Door said:

It has a decent layout with some different holes. Fun course to play, and if I remember it’s pretty cost friendly as well. 

I only have been to the Lynx once, though I grew up not far from there. I played nine holes in 45 degree and rainy weather one fall in high school. I seem to remember it being pretty nice, and there's a par 3 that goes way downhill. I'm a sucker for elevated tee boxes on par 3s...

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