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23 hours ago, mwr57 said:

I am big gadget, tech  analytic by the numbers person

Huh...really?? 😉

But seriously, that is awesome the way you broke it down into categories and then discrete metrics & goals -- nice!

Good luck on your quest 👍

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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

Very simple, get my knee(s) replaced safe facility somewhere. Swing Speed back up closer to 90 and get into the 70’s again, not age score Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

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On 12/23/2020 at 11:05 PM, Chip Strokes said:

i’ve got a lofty goal for 2021...

im currently playing off a 19, and the goal is to get down to a 10 next year. 

i’ve finally got a bag full of clubs that i was fit into, and i’ve got much better control of the club face (especially the driver) so with any luck and enough rounds, i’ll be down around a 10

Well considering you went from nowhere to where you're at now in one season ... I, for one, will not be betting against you!

I'll bet you get dammm close 🤞

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..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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1 hour ago, cksurfdude said:

Well considering you went from nowhere to where you're at now in one season ... I, for one, will not be betting against you!

I'll bet you get dammm close 🤞

thanks man! looking forward to getting a round in together next year 

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Break 100 and have fun on the course, play more (3+ a month)

 

Technically:

  1. find and build consistency with 150 yard club
  2. invest time in PW & SW (50% of range time chipping/pitching)
  3. putting - WellPutt mat?

 

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Utility:       ZU85
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56 minutes ago, brettveenstra said:

Break 100 and have fun on the course, play more (3+ a month)

 

Technically:

  1. find and build consistency with 150 yard club
  2. invest time in PW & SW (50% of range time chipping/pitching)
  3. putting - WellPutt mat?

 

2 and 3 can make a huge difference.  Think about what your scores would be if you could get up and in 50% of the holes?  60%?

That's at minimum 9-10 strokes for 18 holes.   That turns a 100 a 90-91.   

Good putting saves pars, makes birdies, makes a bogey instead of a double, its so important. 

I played and practiced so many years trying to master a 3 iron, and pretty much ignored 2 and 3.  This was not smart.  

"I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger...", The Faces weren't golfers were they?

 

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I played on New Years Day and shot the best 16 holes  of my life. Cut off 2 holes because didn’t think could finish all 18. I don’t count my strokes while playing, and after got home realized I had shot 69 for 16 holes. My previous best was 88. Been chasing that round for the whole year. At first few months, shot in the 80’s, but then blew up to near 100. This fall started to fix things and today shot 90 that was compromised by trying to help my teenager not get too down on his first 18 hole round. 

My goals are to play in the 80’s consistently. What needs fixing?

1) Stop topping the driver. This year I started to top all over the place. Finally last month did a lesson. I spent the whole year working on my pivot and ground forces that my hands weren’t  catching up. 
2) Know my yardages. Especially what club/swing goes from 40 to 80 yards. Hoping the Rapsodo test helps this

3) Practice short putting. Missed 3 putts under 3 feet today. Need to develop my trust in that area. Got a Putt Out for that

4) Limit the brain fart shots. Example:  I topped my fairway today 15 yards and instead of going back to the cart to get another club, I tried to take some off the wood and pulled it OB. 

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2020 was the best golf year for me since having kids. I got new Sub70 irons and a new Honma Driver(thanks MGS!), played more than ever, and got some great training aids. But I feel like 2021 can get better. I turn 38 next week, and also need to get in better shape as I put on a Covid-20 lbs this year with the gym closed.

My handicap started at 0.5, peaked at +2.0 after a few low rounds in early summer, than fell back to a +0.4 to end the year. My low HI came when I was playing a lot of rounds away from home where I played better, so I need to get my scoring average down at home. Scores also went up a bit after adjustment period with new equipment, but settling in nicely now.

2021 Goals:

  1. Lose 20-25 lbs
  2. Stay in + handicap
  3. Get to 120mph cruising speed
  4. Have a span of 20 straight rounds on GHIN under 80. Currently I have one 80, and need 12 rounds in 70’s or better to clear it.
  5. Break 70 at my home course (rating 73.7)
  6. Average less than 1 3-putt/round and average 30 putts/round(currently 32)

How I’m going to get there:

  1. Dry January- No booze for a month to help my body recover faster and kick-start weight loss(Starting on my birthday Jan 8.) 
  2. Golf membership- I just got annual pass so I should be able to play around 40 home rounds in 2021 (played around 25 in 2020)
  3. Superspeed training and lifting 3x week at office. Also getting a basketball goal for office warehouse to use daily(used to play 3x a week pre-covid)
  4. Perfect Putt mat at office for daily use. also switched to claw grip in November and putting has improved greatly
  5. Tracking stats and workouts. I’ve never been good at tracking. I like that I can enter round with stats on GHIN now, but this will show areas of improvement. Will do a spreadsheet for golf stats and habit roadmap with written weekly checklist for the workout/superspeed stuff.
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On 12/26/2020 at 4:07 PM, mwr57 said:

I am big gadget, tech  analytic by the numbers person so I have the Arccos system I use and track.

Looking at what you've done here, you are a great candidate for DECADE or Lowest Score Wins.  I'd strongly recommend investigating them.

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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
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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First off, let's look at what we set out to do for 2020:

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For 2020:

  • More tournament rounds looping for my daughter.
  • Even more non-tournament rounds playing with my daughter, my dad, and ideally both of them together.
  • More short-set rounds.
  • Classics rounds with the Muirfields and the Apex Grinds.
  • Don't come up short so often - hit more club.

Point 1:  I didn't caddy for my daughter once this year.  By the time the VSGA junior season started up, she was deep into Operation 36 matches, and that was enough competitive golf for her.  And in Op36, all the parents can do is watch (getting them ready for high school golf, which is a very good thing).

Point 2:  I actually got to play a ton of golf with both of my daughters, as my oldest spent most of her second semester home.  But I haven't played with my dad at all in 2020.  In fact, I haven't seen him since NYE 2019.

Point 3:  I probably played about 5 or 6 short-set rounds.  Always fun.

Point 4:  The Classic Bag Challenge was a blast.

Point 5:  I can't say I was perfect with this, but I definitely made an effort to hit more club as long as a good shot wouldn't get me into trouble.

 

For 2021:

  • Play more courses
  • Play more match play
  • Help cook up more forum tournaments
  • Get all three generations of the family on the course together

 

 

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
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
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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On 1/1/2021 at 9:04 PM, HardcoreLooper said:

Play more match play

Our First Tee coaches one-day Ryder Cup was yesterday.  Why the heck don't we play more match play?  Such a blast.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
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
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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2021 is a work in progress for me. I had some back issues flare up in 2020 and will be curious to see how this year unfolds. I have not played or swung a golf club since October 2 and have only played a few times since June when the troubles arrived. I am contemplating switching to R graphite shafts and ease up on my swing to reduce the stress on my back.

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Got into the game seriously the past fall. My main goal is to break 100 by the end of the summer. Steps ill take to accomplish this are:

1. Take lessons to build a solid, consistent swing.

2. Improve core strength, shoulder and hip mobility. 

3. Play a lot of golf baby!!

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I said I didn’t want to get to number based but 1 goal for me to add is tighten these numbers up.

I am glad I am for the majority of iron play not missing right. I know I’m going left but it’s the short I need to reduce. I will be much happier if I’m missing pin high left

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12 hours ago, jlukes said:

Play more 

worry about score less

play pitch and putt with my son who just turned 4

experiment with bag setups (less wedges, add a 2 iron) for fun 

 

This sounds great, I am thinking of picking up a single club for my son who will be 4 in March. Plus that will make it easier to convince the wife to let me go if I can get him to go with me, plus some great memories.

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1 minute ago, ejgaudette said:

This sounds great, I am thinking of picking up a single club for my son who will be 4 in March. Plus that will make it easier to convince the wife to let me go if I can get him to go with me, plus some great memories.

Highly recommend us kids for this age. Want something built for their size. Would go with the yard club iron for his first club https://www.uskidsgolf.com/right-start

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Just now, jlukes said:

Highly recommend us kids for this age. Want something built for their size. Would go with the yard club iron for his first club https://www.uskidsgolf.com/right-start

Thanks for the share. I have heard good things about these, also I have a net at home so hopefully once its warm he can try it out at home first

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My ⛳ golf goal of 2020 was to go from a 14.5 to a 12 handicap... But, Covid kept me off the course for a variety of budget reasons. My handicap didn't change much - at about 14.

So, let's try this again... for 2021 my goal is to get to a 12 handicap. 

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Just started played in October and I ended the year at about a 29 unofficial (18birdies) handicap with about a dozen rounds. I sold a bunch of stuff on FB to finance getting fitted for a whole new bag and here are goals for 2021:

  • Break 100
  • Break 90
  • Break 80
  • Cut handicap in half (<15) [currently 22.6]
  • Make an eagle
  • Average driving distance by end of year > 250
  • Play 5 new courses [1/5 so far] 
  • Round with no 3 putts
  • Round with no double bogeys
  • Play once a week(or 52 rounds) [4/52]
  • Average <$20/round [$17/round so far]

I played out of my mind in my 3rd round of the year and knocked off a couple of those but the rest will be much more difficult

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Putter: KS1

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I want to get my handicap down to 5, and would love to play a round at even par. Definitely stretch goals for me, but I think I might be able to pull them off.

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FW (15°): :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft)

Hybrid (18°): :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

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Wedge (60°): :callaway-logo-1: Mack Daddy 2

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