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On 7/24/2020 at 2:34 PM, fixyurdivot said:

I played my second 9 hole round on Wednesday; this time at Beaverhead CG in Dillon, MT. I played 27 holes and chose the second nine for my HRC round.  Rummaging through my selection of rocks, I chose a Pinnacle Rush - a found ball and one I've never seen before. It seemed the logical choice being that the course was not too crowded and I was in no rush. Not sure if it meets our hard rock requirements? 

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Staged for liftoff... in three, two, one.

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I did not strike the ball as well as my first round but scored well.  No KP's or LD's that better round #1. I'm starting to think these low end, often disparaged and made fun of balls, are my best fit ... simply can't argue the results 🤩.  

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Using the formula in our IM thread, I calculate round 1 at net 35.43 and this round at 35.63... but maybe I have the slope portion goofed? 

I'm hoping to get at least 2 more rounds in before the contest concludes... maybe we need to extend the deadline as I haven't seen to many entries yet.

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Pinnacle rush?  What tees did you play?

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On 7/27/2020 at 3:19 PM, LeftyHawk said:

Read their thread yesterday and thought I'd give it a go. Played 9 today.  I'm not a long hitter. Best drive was 233. But had a blast.  Used a Callaway Warbird. Shot a 39 at Gladwin Heights Golf Course.  Slope is 110 and rating is 68.7. My handicap is pretty much an 8.

 

Chris 

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Nice selection of arrows there @LeftyHawk 👍.

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1 minute ago, JohnSmalls said:

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Pinnacle rush?  What tees did you play?

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On 7/25/2020 at 11:07 PM, seeking70's said:

Wasn't pretty.  Shot a 49 on the front with the Pinnacles.  I couldn't putt to save my life with them.  I even 4 putted from like 30' on one hole.

The good news is, I switched to my Srixon Z Star XV when I went to the back.  It was getting dark so I only got in 10, 16, 17, and 18, but I went par, par, bogey (3 putt from 60'), and birdie to be even for 4 holes on the back.  So, I know all isn't lost.

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Can you update with what course and what tees you played?  Nice shot on the bomb!


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14 hours ago, 20xUnited said:

I finally got a round in! I shot a 46 (+10)at Pine Lake in Anderson SC. Ball flight was extremely low. I usually clear the trees easily on the tee shot on number 7 but had trouble getting the ball a third of the way up the trees this round. Long drive for the day was 268 on number 9!

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What tees did you play?  What’s your handicap?


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:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
:bridgestone-small: BXS

Romans 10:9

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UPDATE:  HRC 2020 WILL RUN THROUGH AUGUST 31

-Since 2020 has been a year to remember thus far, the HRC chiseling committee has decided to extend the competition for one additional month. Happy swinging.

-Scores and side games have been updated.  Please check these for accuracy.  The guy updating them has been known to make a mistake before.

*Please remember to post the course and tees that you play from and post a picture of the ball you played.  Incomplete info will disqualify your score and side game submissions.

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SkyCaddie SX400
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:cobra-small: F9 TL, Atmos TS Blue
:nike-small: Vapor Fly 3, Diamana Blue, Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
:bridgestone-small: BXS

Romans 10:9

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40 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

UPDATE:  HRC 2020 WILL RUN THROUGH AUGUST 31

-Since 2020 has been a year to remember thus far, the HRC chiseling committee has decided to extend the competition for one additional month. Happy swinging.

-Scores and side games have been updated.  Please check these for accuracy.  The guy updating them has been known to make a mistake before.

*Please remember to post the course and tees that you play from and post a picture of the ball you played.  Incomplete info will disqualify your score and side game submissions.

Thanks for being our lead rock quarry stoner John 🤣!!

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On the one hand, I want to bump my score up the leaderboard and maybe even try for a closest to the pin entry (there's no way I'm getting long drive LOL). 

On the other hand, I really do NOT want to play another entire round hitting those balls! My scores are bad enough as it is, hitting those things just makes it worse 🤣

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So, I lost the Caliber on the 2nd hole of my round. So much for Rifle Spin for straightness. If you want my opinion it's not a awful ball for feel, but sound wise it's wack as hell. The ping on the face of all clubs is weird, I only wish I got more time with it to get you guys some sound.

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3 hours ago, russtopherb said:

On the one hand, I want to bump my score up the leaderboard and maybe even try for a closest to the pin entry (there's no way I'm getting long drive LOL). 

On the other hand, I really do NOT want to play another entire round hitting those balls! My scores are bad enough as it is, hitting those things just makes it worse 🤣

Try a Velocity.  They are an approved rock but definitely a good performing ball... a couple of my best scores of the year while using them. Also, find one or two holes on a course that stacks the LD odds in your favor.  For me it's #4 and #7 at Madison Meadows.  Both usually have a tailwind and, in the case of #7, a downhill canyon, if you can clear the corner w/o going OB, the payout is large.  

Yesterday both nines I played without HR's were 280+.  I pulled the Mojo left and it barely rolled to 240 yards.

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Aimpoint requiring a 230+ carry to clear the point and not get caught up in the bunchgrass OB. 

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4 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

UPDATE:  HRC 2020 WILL RUN THROUGH AUGUST 31

-Since 2020 has been a year to remember thus far, the HRC chiseling committee has decided to extend the competition for one additional month. Happy swinging.

-Scores and side games have been updated.  Please check these for accuracy.  The guy updating them has been known to make a mistake before.

*Please remember to post the course and tees that you play from and post a picture of the ball you played.  Incomplete info will disqualify your score and side game submissions.

COOL, Gives me another chance or 2... I really like this trip down old school ball lane...

Chris

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17 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

Can you update with what course and what tees you played?  Nice shot on the bomb!

Sorry, it would have been Lake Hefner North Course, OKC.  I think it's 71.1/123, but I'll confirm.

 

Yes, that's correct.

 

For the record, that drive was alright, but this on on Sunday was off the charts.  To make it better, I hit the green in two and sank the eagle putt!  Too bad this wasn't part of the HRC.

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Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3wd w/ Aldila Rogue MAX 85x @ 42.75"

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 5wd w/ PX HZRDUS Black 85g, 6.5 @ 42.25"

Srixon Z585 4-7, Z785 8-GW w/ TT AMT White X100 @ 38" (5i)

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6 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

HRC chiseling committee

That term is so perfect! I laughed pretty hard when I read that.

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The Rock of choice was the Velocity again. I honestly do not mind them, other than the fact they have 0 spin around the green (which makes me think they should be taken off the list for next year but thatll be a next year problem haha). I started off on straight fire with this behemoth of a drive out the gate! Screenshot_20200730-125634_myRoundPro.jpeg
Followed it up a 7 holes later with another monster! Cut that corner a little bit haha. Screenshot_20200730-125655_myRoundPro.jpeg
Was a few short missed putts away from some birdies and a record best opening 9! Finished with a 38, my handicap currently sits at 8.9. I played from the blue tees and the rating and slope is 71.2/128.20200730_120640.jpeg

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I’ve got to play in this again this week. The week I played this was my best week in over 5 years. Since then I stunk and have only been to the range this week but not consistently striping the ball.

I’m working on that this weekend, range only.

I also made some equipment tweaks going for more consistency.


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On 6/30/2020 at 10:38 AM, JohnSmalls said:

MGS Hard Rock Challenge 2020
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Live Spreadsheet

 

Adjusted Scores:

RoverRick---------------------31.36     (Titleist Velocity, Top Flite XL, Nitro) New-age/Classic Rock/Grunge Garage Rock
tdchat07-----------------------33.99   (Titleist Velocity)New-age
fixurdivot----------------------35.43    (Pinnacle Rush)New-age
LeftyHawk-------------------38.41     (Callaway Warbird)New-age
JohnSmalls------------------39.55     (Nike TD Long)New-age
HardcoreLooper-----------39.63    (Titleist Velocity) New-age
sirchunksalot---------------41.40     (Top Flite XL 2000)  Classic Rock
MaxEntropy------------------41.99    (Top Flite XL)  Classic Rock
Seeking70's------------------42.82    (Pinnacle Gold LS) Classic Rock
xOldBenKenobix-----------43.05    (TBD)
Russtopherb----------------45.93     (Unbranded, Top Flite XL) Classic Rock
 

Long Drive:

tdchat07-------------------------298 (Titleist Velocity) New-age
Seeking70's--------------------295 (Pinnacle Gold LS) Classic Rock
Fixurdivot------------------------298 (Titleist Velocity) New-age
xOldBenKenobix-------------277 (TBD)
HardcoreLooper -------------268 (Titleist Velocity) New-age
20xUnited------------------------268 (Top Flite XL)  Classic Rock
MaxEntropy--------------------267 (Top Flite XLClassic Rock
LeftyHawk----------------------233  (Callaway Warbird) New-age

Closest to the Pin:

xOldBenKenobix----26"
fixurdivot---------------TBD

 Most Rounds/Holes Submitted:

HardcoreLooper------------27
Fixurdivot----------------------27
SirChunksAlot---------------27
JohnSmalls------------------26*
RoverRick---------------------24
tdchat07------------------------18
MaxEntropy-------------------9
StrawberryShortCake----9
xOldBenKenobiX-----------9
Russtopherb-----------------9
Seeking70's------------------9
LeftyHawk--------------------9
20xUnited---------------------9


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I didn't get the chance to play anymore rounds before today. 

For updating on my scores, I played the first nine with the Nike superfar, same ball for the longest drive. 

The other 9 of that round I used the Dixon earth, I don't know if it is conforming. 

One of my buddies gave me this one. 

Bandit maximum distance. 

I shot 39 on the front and 46 in the back of Dearborn hills. 

Course rating 61.2 

Slope 100

Par 60

We played from their black tees, the furthest ones back for this course. 

Edit, if it is legal, it is going to be played again for another 9 next weekend, I'm also getting some velocities. 

 

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... Like I said earlier, not interested in playing in this challenge but I have really enjoyed reading all the results. You guys are the very definition of Weekend Warriors, emphases on Warriors. Well done all!!!

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 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"
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1 hour ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

I didn't get the chance to play anymore rounds this before today. 

For updating on my scores, I played the first nine with the Nike superfar, same ball for the longest drive. 

The other 9 of that round I used the Dixon earth, I don't know if it is conforming. 

I play today, but I think it won't count, since is August first. 

One of my buddies gave me this one. 

Bandit maximum distance. 

I shot 39 on the front and 46 in the back of Dearborn hills. 

Course rating 61.2 

Slope 100

Par 60

Edit, if it is legal, it is going to be played again for another 9 next weekend, I'm also getting some velocities. 

 

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We'll need a ruling from @JohnSmalls on the ball, but to me it sounds like a qualifier. The "Maximum Distance" moniker sounds like a rock to me. Great round, and if the ball is qualified, it'll count. The contest is extended until the end of August, so if @chisag decides to change his mind he can jump in on it. 😂

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... Bandit is not a" legal" ball but I have no idea what the rules are for this challenge:


https://www.banditgolfusa.com/bandit-sb-golf-ball-small-ball-technology/

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Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 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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Well, a combo of things kept me off the course for July, so I wasn't able to log any rounds, however, I have next week off from work and those Top Flites won't go completely to waste.  @sirchunksalot inspired me with his opening 2 iron shot that kicked off everything, so I'm going to make a video of what would've been my kick off.  However, bear with me and forgive the home grown swing.  I won't wind up on Hack Patrol on Instagram, but it won't be pretty either.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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