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6 hours ago, bens197 said:

In the world of bad news, this ranks up there. I was a guest of my brother in law at his home club and wrecked my back.

That sounds awful, man. I’m so sorry.

A hinky back can turn your whole world upside down. I hope you’re not in terrible pain and that it’s not a serious injury.

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6 minutes ago, downlowkey said:

That sounds awful, man. I’m so sorry.

A hinky back can turn your whole world upside down. I hope you’re not in terrible pain and that it’s not a serious injury.

Thanks man. X-ray was negative for any spinal or disc issues. Focused peri-muscular pain to my lumbar back. Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery. Bummed because I was really getting the feel of these irons and wanted to do a few more videos for closing. 
 

 

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10 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Thanks man. X-ray was negative for any spinal or disc issues. Focused peri-muscular pain to my lumbar back. Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery. Bummed because I was really getting the feel of these irons and wanted to do a few more videos for closing. 
 

 

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Man, feeling for you. I’ve been through disc problems a few times. Physical therapy, stretching, etc should get you back soon enough. I’ve had epidural injections as well and they were a life saver. Praying for a quick recovery!!!!

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Thanks man. X-ray was negative for any spinal or disc issues. Focused peri-muscular pain to my lumbar back. Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery. Bummed because I was really getting the feel of these irons and wanted to do a few more videos for closing. 
 
 
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Bummer man. Between your back and Downlowkey, Sluggo, and myself talking about elbow pain I’d guess most of Hogan testers are on the back 9 or have at least reached the turn.


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9 hours ago, bens197 said:

I am unfortunately out of commission until I figure out what happened. 

dude.... thats just terrible news...😲

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2 hours ago, deejaid said:

Between your back and Downlowkey, Sluggo, and myself talking about elbow pain

No elbow pain for me right now, its mostly in the back of my left hand now, but actually getting better and better. Hopefully because of the graphite shafts. But I can still provide a laundry list of old man ailments if needed haha

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Another nine in last night while listening to the PGA championship on Sirius XM radio. These clubs continue to impress.   There may be a high probability that my Mizuno irons get retired to the garage bag.....

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played another goof off with new irons round this morning. Im running out of cool things to say about them, as I hit so many awesome shots today. I think that with the new swing getting into a groove, along with these apparently being a perfect fit, that this fat old boy has got it going on.

Shot of the day was an 8 iron that I leaned on extra hard to see if I could get it to go 150. I hit what was probably the purest strike I've hit in years, and she ended up at 159! Ive been noticing as the new swing is getting cleaner and cleaner, the distances have been creeping up. But this one was insane. Now it was slightly downhill, but still. I think it covered 150 carry, with the sweetest baby draw in.

the next hole I pured a 7 iron with not as much effort for distance, and got 155 with the sweetest flight and turn over at the top draw that landed about 3 yards left of the pin. Next hole was a sweet 6 iron to a back right pin. Next hole a 5 par, I hit driver, 3-wood to 4 feet short of the green, and promptly missed the eagle putt. Next hole 165 6 iron on, last hole another 6 iron on...

Seriously.... Im in golf heaven right now. Even the putter is decently good. I didn't keep score, but it would have been a low 70's something... Is it me, or is it the Hogans?

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same-o same-o

except the new addition today is the SIM Max D. ...   Shot a solid 74, that included a double on 14 which was based on a mental error. two rimmed out birds that didn't happen.

The SIM was exceptional, but more on that in a different thread.

Anyways, getting a little more adept at playing the little draw Im hitting now, whereas I used to be just a straight arrow launcher with an occasional baby draw. Good distances today.

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Thanks man. X-ray was negative for any spinal or disc issues. Focused peri-muscular pain to my lumbar back. Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery. Bummed because I was really getting the feel of these irons and wanted to do a few more videos for closing. 
 
 
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On 8/9/2020 at 3:25 PM, bens197 said:

Thanks man. X-ray was negative for any spinal or disc issues. Focused peri-muscular pain to my lumbar back. Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery. Bummed because I was really getting the feel of these irons and wanted to do a few more videos for closing. 
 

 

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Take care of yourself and I'm glad it was nothing serious. Rest up and I hope you're back on the course soon!

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On 8/9/2020 at 12:25 PM, bens197 said:

Being discharged soon and hopefully a quick recovery.

So surely you're back out playing by now, right??  😙

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2 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

So surely you're back out playing by now, right??  😙

I was able to walk today and water my garden. Progress right? 

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In the world of bad news, this ranks up there. I was a guest of my brother in law at his home club and wrecked my back. While walking to my tee shot on the first, I heard a pop in my back. I whiffed my approach on the best drive I’ve ever hit on the opening hole and fell to the ground.  Fortunately, I have enough content to offer a final review but I am unfortunately out of commission until I figure out what happened. 
 
 
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Good lord I stunk today... but I’m guessing it was the 6 beers and 85°.

but I pounded drives and sank putts, but I was about 1” fat on iron shots all day. Pretty disappointing really, as I’ve been on fire of late. But happily, the SIM was a beast, all dang day. 10 to 20 yds longer... everyone was amazed. But I embarrassed the Hogan community, it was pathetic...

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8 hours ago, Sluggo42 said:

Good lord I stunk today... but I’m guessing it was the 6 beers and 85°.

but I pounded drives and sank putts, but I was about 1” fat on iron shots all day. Pretty disappointing really, as I’ve been on fire of late. But happily, the SIM was a beast, all dang day. 10 to 20 yds longer... everyone was amazed. But I embarrassed the Hogan community, it was pathetic...

Every so often we need a round like that, just to purge the system. 
 

What flavor beers are we talking about? 🍻 

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1 hour ago, bens197 said:

Every so often we need a round like that, just to purge the system. 
 

What flavor beers are we talking about? 🍻 

I can't remember. It was on tap, and it was described as a light IPA. Had a weird name I'd never heard before

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7 minutes ago, Sluggo42 said:

I can't remember. It was on tap, and it was described as a light IPA. Had a weird name I'd never heard before

Since you’re on the left coast I’d suggest a Pliny the Elder from Healdsburg. 
 

 

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Still struggled with irons today, but nowhere near as bad as yesterday.. need to get back out to the range to get that swing back into my pocket

or maybe I just need to go fishing...

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Good lord I stunk today... but I’m guessing it was the 6 beers and 85°.
but I pounded drives and sank putts, but I was about 1” fat on iron shots all day. Pretty disappointing really, as I’ve been on fire of late. But happily, the SIM was a beast, all dang day. 10 to 20 yds longer... everyone was amazed. But I embarrassed the Hogan community, it was pathetic...

We forgive you for today. I’ve really enjoyed reading into along with this test. Makes me want to do their demo and swing them for myself!


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