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My 2021 goals are to get more social golf trips played. 

In 2019 I had a great year playing in 7 individual open competitions and placing top 10 in 3 of them. 

2020 I had a few planned (even got entry in the GolfSixes competition) but they all fell away.

2021 I've been asked to play in all our county pairs competitions with a friend and also enter the individual comps. I'm going to enter some individual opens and also some team events with guys from my club as the team stuff is just more fun to be involved with.

From a swing perspective I want to cement the feels I've been working on and trust the motion I have been building all year. 

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In 2020 some things went well and others didn't. Given that I broke 90 about a doz and a half times with a low score of 84 and an ending index of 18.6, not too shabby for a 73 yr old coot who started

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17 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


I took a driver lesson from Trent last year.


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And?? You can't just throw that out there and not expand on it.

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32 minutes ago, MattF said:

And?? You can't just throw that out there and not expand on it.

The driver lesson turned out great. He was somewhat familiar with my game/swing since I had a full bag fitting in 2019 and a follow-up iron fitting in 2020. Note: I did the driver lesson in conjunction with my iron fitting. Trent said he normally doesn't do instruction since he's so busy with fittings. He identified both a grip and stance issue right off the bat which immediately helped me square the face.

Not sure if you've had a fitting from him, but when my wife had her fitting, he was giving her minor tips/tricks that helped her game - so much so, that I considered it a fitting/lesson. Both of us have a very high confidence in his abilities. I don't know Randy so can't give you a comparison.  

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4 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

The driver lesson turned out great. He was somewhat familiar with my game/swing since I had a full bag fitting in 2019 and a follow-up iron fitting in 2020. Note: I did the driver lesson in conjunction with my iron fitting. Trent said he normally doesn't do instruction since he's so busy with fittings. He identified both a grip and stance issue right off the bat which immediately helped me square the face.

Not sure if you've had a fitting from him, but when my wife had her fitting, he was giving her minor tips/tricks that helped her game - so much so, that I considered it a fitting/lesson. Both of us have a very high confidence in his abilities. I don't know Randy so can't give you a comparison.  

Thank you sir. No, I haven't met either of them hence my asking.

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Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: TBA
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
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:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Thank you sir. No, I haven't met either of them hence my asking.

Windmill is an awesome place - even if you don't go for a lesson you should stop by. And bring lots of $$$. Hard to leave there without buying lots of stuff.


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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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38 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Oh, also...

Would really, really like to attend that Monte Scheinblum clinic with @Kenny B that got canceled this past April (stoopit [expletive deleted] bleeping BLEEP 2020).

And/or meet up for a round 🍻 ... oops, I mean a round ⛳🏌️‍♂️ with Kenny and/or other MGSers.

And take a golf destination trip .. or two! .. that we didn't this year (stoopit [expletive deleted] bleeping BLEEP 2020).

From what I'm hearing from my dad's assisted living facility, what we are seeing now is probably what it will be like next summer... even as the vaccine is being administered.  (stoopit [expletive deleted] bleeping BLEEP 2020)

However, I'm going to see Monte in the spring; not waiting another year.  His videos and Instagram posts have really helped me this fall and I need face time reinforcement.  It won't be my only visit!

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4 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

However, I'm going to see Monte in the spring; not waiting another year.  His videos and Instagram posts have really helped me this fall and I need face time reinforcement.  It won't be my only visit!

Nice .. keep me posted when you make plans... 

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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I also forgot to mention that since my January 2021 trip to Palm Springs is canceled, I am contemplating a golf fly/drive trip later in 2021.  Not so much a golf destination trip, but an extended trip to many areas.  I have considered driving across the country like @fixyurdivot talked about this last year, but that might take longer than I want.  I have also considered flying to {insert location}, then driving from there.  Probably a few weeks, staying wherever I'm having fun.  For you older members... sort of a retired golfer Route 66.

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I also forgot to mention that since my January 2021 trip to Palm Springs is canceled, I am contemplating a golf fly/drive trip later in 2021.  Not so much a golf destination trip, but an extended trip to many areas.  I have considered driving across the country like [mention=81655]fixyurdivot[/mention] talked about this last year, but that might take longer than I want.  I have also considered flying to {insert location}, then driving from there.  Probably a few weeks, staying wherever I'm having fun.  For you older members... sort of a retired golfer Route 66.

Golfers Route 66 would be very interesting.


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Left Hand orientation

: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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Only been playing 5 months since I started again and I never have even broken 100(even years ago). My goal is to not just break 100 but do it consistently.

You'll hear a lot of great advice here on achieving that goal.


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Left Hand orientation

: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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6 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I also forgot to mention that since my January 2021 trip to Palm Springs is canceled, I am contemplating a golf fly/drive trip later in 2021.  Not so much a golf destination trip, but an extended trip to many areas.  I have considered driving across the country like @fixyurdivot talked about this last year, but that might take longer than I want.  I have also considered flying to {insert location}, then driving from there.  Probably a few weeks, staying wherever I'm having fun.  For you older members... sort of a retired golfer Route 66.

Hmmmmmmmmmm............ 

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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17 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


Windmill is an awesome place - even if you don't go for a lesson you should stop by. And bring lots of $$$. Hard to leave there without buying lots of stuff.


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I know, I've been there quite a few times now. I was there the beginning of November (I think) for an evaluation on the Wilsons. I wouldn't drive up there just to hit balls because there's a range about 10 minutes from home, but it's certainly my place to go for club work or demoing clubs.

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: TBA
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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12 hours ago, MattF said:

I know, I've been there quite a few times now. I was there the beginning of November (I think) for an evaluation on the Wilsons. I wouldn't drive up there just to hit balls because there's a range about 10 minutes from home, but it's certainly my place to go for club work or demoing clubs.

I've been going to Windmill Center for fitting and driving range. You can't beat the heated stalls and they are very patient with the fittings which have included multiple clubs, shafts and Trackman data. Can't wait to hit their short holes side to work on the wedges and putters this Spring.

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I've been going to Windmill Center for fitting and driving range. You can't beat the heated stalls and they are very patient with the fittings which have included multiple clubs, shafts and Trackman data. Can't wait to hit their short holes side to work on the wedges and putters this Spring.

Not to mention the stalls dedicated to lefties.


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Left Hand orientation

: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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Reading through all the goals on here was inspiring to actually analyze 2020 and set up goals for 2021.  

 

2020

2021

 

Starting HCP

10.6

13.9

 

Year End HCP

13.9

9-6/1 7-11/1

 

Rounds Posted

49

60

 

High

100

95

 

Low

76

72

 

Average

88.2

84

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am big gadget, tech  analytic by the numbers person so I have the Arccos system I use and track.  So I went through the Arccos Report on my Game for strokes gained, accuracy

Looking at my 10, 20 50 rounds played my stokes gained vs 1st goal of 9 HCP then 7 HCP by each phase of the Arccos feed back.

 

10 Rounds

20 Rounds`

50 Rounds

OverAll

-3.2

-4.2

-3.6

Driving

-1.2

-1.9

-1.9

Putting

-3.4

-3.0

-0.9

Approach

1.8

0.8

-0.3

Short Game

-0.3

-0.1

-0.5

 

 

 

 


2020 started golf tech lessons and worked on developing a draw, less slice drive.  Lot’s of mechanics on swing plane/path.  Have to say it is improved, but looks as if my practice with the flat stick suffered.  Plus late fall made a decision to go from blade to mallet

 

 

 

Driving -1.2

Fairway Percent Hit

 

Left

Center

Right

Driving Distance

Last 10

31

37

32

221

Last 20

34

35

32

220

Last 50

26

35

39

205

9 HCP Target

35

47

25

235

7 HCP Target

39

48

20

241

Felt like some improvement here is 2020, hitting 5 of 14 fairways need to get that to 6-7

Never thought my driving distance was an issue till this year, 63 must be that age.  Definitely striking ball more solid off the tee in picking up 15 yards. In last 20 rounds. Golf coach at Golftec has been on me to cut the driver down 1/2 inch, just did this first of November.  Will see that affect, wondering if need to get some tape to balance driver

 

Putting -3.4

1 Putt

2 Putt

3 Putt

0-10 Feet

10-25 Feet

25-50 FT

50+ Feet

 

Last 10

7%

86%

11%

-3.9

0.1

0.5

-0.3

Last 20

9%

81%

10%

-1.5

-0.1

0.4

-0.2

Last 50

14%

77%

9%

-6.9

-0.2

-0.8

-0.5

9 HCP Target

24%

65%

11%

 

 

 

 

7 HCP Target

23%

32.6%

12%

 

 

 

 

Some good some bad going on here, lag putting happy with that, good control of 3 putts.  In looking at my 10 foot and in putts that is the issue.  My stokes gained in that area - 3,9 vs nine handicap and and -4.3 vs a 7 handicap . Have to Work on those 10 footers can be the biggest area for improvement.  This will be an area to concentrate on in 2021.  Will say that in the fall did a putting fitting and started looking fo new putter.  Think I have settled on the Taylor Made

 

Short Game -.3

Missed Greens 0-25

Missed Green 25-50

Last 10

7%

24%

Last 20

9%

20%

Last 50

12%

21%

9 HCP Target

8%

18%

7 HCP Target

7%

17%

 

 

 

Distance to Pin

Feet

Feet

Last 10

24

19

Last 20

19

19

Last 50

18

23

9 HCP Target

16

25

7 HCP Target

15

24

This area could also be costing me strokes on the green leaving the chips short inside 25 and missing 24% of greens from 25-50 feet. While only costing me -.3 strokes gained.  Although I do feel my club’s greens are big so easier to hit.

 

Green In Reg

Gir

Long

Short

Left

Right

Last 10

44%

5%

36%

6%

8%

Last 20

39%

4%

41%

6%

10%

Last 50

39%

4%

41%

6%

10%

9 HCP Target

39%

 

 

 

 

7 HCP Target

42%

 

 

 

 

Good results here hitting those at end of year goal last 10.  Want to cut the Short shots percentage down would be happier with that being half and increasing long at it’s expense.So getting ready for 2021 replaced 13 year Mizuno MP-57 with there new JPX 921 Hot Metal Irons. Replaced my mishmash of wedges that where 2-8 years old with new Mizuno E21s.  Have only been able to 9 holes with these before the holidays and weather.  So real excited to see how that will change the approach and short game.  My Golf Tech instructor is moving on so new swing coach after the first of the year, will be interesting on how we mesh am more than hopeful for good results.

2021 Goals

So how do I get there here is where I see scoring has to improve and what I think will get me to handicap goals

 

 

 

 

Driving

Hit 50% of Fairways

Increase distance to  230

 

Putting

1 Putts  23%

Work on 10ft and in Putts

 

Approach

Cut Short shots to 20%

Increase Long Shots to 10%

 

Short Game

Hit 85% of greens inside 25, 75% inside 25-50

Get the ball closer to hole inside 25 to 16ft or under

 

 

 

2020

2021

 

Starting HCP

10.6

13.9

 

Year End HCP

13.9

9-6/1 7-11/1

 

Rounds Posted

49

60

 

High

100

95

 

Low

76

72

 

Average

88.2

84

 

 

 

 

 

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