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I may live to regret this (hope not) but with the season in Nebraska likely to begin in a matter of weeks, I've been inspired to try to identify some goals for the season.   "Big Rock" Goals

Going to break my goals into achievable goals and stretch goals.  Achievable Reduce handicap to under 20 Break 90 for the first time Stretch Decrease handicap to 17

My goal was to get into the 3s for GHIN this year, and my recent 74 has me very close just before the year starts. That one score took me down a 1/2 a point! Crazy. 

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I like you goals but the sub 25 putts sounds really tough unless you miss every green. How does that tie into your playing better golf?

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
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1 minute ago, cnosil said:

I like you goals but the sub 25 putts sounds really tough unless you miss every green. How does that tie into your playing better golf?

Yeah, fair.  I suppose I could meet that goal simply by having a really good day chipping and not actually putting all that well.  

Really the goal is to putt better overall.  I don't have Arccos, but I may have access to a putting average via the Grint.  Bottom line is I'd like to putt better but maybe need a better metric.

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

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Mine this year is to get my handicap from 24 to 18 and to possible break 90 for the first time. 

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:ping-small: Wood: G425 Max
:callaway-small: 4 Hybrid: Epic Flash
:callaway-small: Irons:  5 Rogue X, 6 - AW Rogue 
:titelist-small: Wedges:  Vokey SM8 54*S, 58*K
:cameron-small: Putter: 1995 Newport
:titelist-small: Ball: Yellow Titleist VG3
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Just now, dlow206 said:

Going to break my goals into achievable goals and stretch goals. 

Achievable

  • Reduce handicap to under 20
  • Break 90 for the first time

Stretch

  • Decrease handicap to 17 or less
  • Break 90 consistently (not every time, but at least occasionally)

Based on your work ethic I am thinking your "stretch" goals might not be quite as lofty as you think.  Looking forward to hearing how your season goes.  Keep at it!

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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2 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Going to break my goals into achievable goals and stretch goals. 

Achievable

  • Reduce handicap to under 20
  • Break 90 for the first time

Stretch

  • Decrease handicap to 17 or less
  • Break 90 consistently (not every time, but at least occasionally)

Remember, we will do this for sure in our PNW meet up!

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2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting 

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Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :taylormade-small: Corza Ghost 35" ( Benched :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34") Soon to be testing TAIII Impact #2 Putter

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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1 minute ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Based on your work ethic I am thinking your "stretch" goals might not be quite as lofty as you think.  Looking forward to hearing how your season goes.  Keep at it!

Thanks man, appreciate it

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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33 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Remember, we will do this for sure in our PNW meet up!

Just need to find an easier course than my home course and i think i have a chance at breaking 90 lol

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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Increase my FIR% to 60+ while maintaining my average distance

Increase my GIR% to at lease 65%

Decrease my putts per round average by at least 5/round

Qualify in my flight for the national championship being played at Baltusrol for the amateur tour I play in.

Win my State and Region in the same tour.

Win my League.

 

 

 

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3W- Sim2 Max Tensei Blue 7S

5W- Epic Max MMT 7S -OR- 2H- Ping G425 Max Nemesys 8S

4H- Apex 21 MMT 8S

5-AW- Miura CB-301 $-Taper 120S Blackout -OR- 5-AW- Apex 21 $-Taper 120S Blackout

SW/LW- Ping Glide Forged 54/58

Flat One- Scotty Phantom X6 Tour Stability Shaft

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Pretty simple for me this year as 2020 setbacks caused my golf game to decline in dramatic fashion. I just want to make a few simple swing improvements and build some consistency again. I still hit the ball well and can shape shots, but my misses have gotten worse and poor course management often compounds the issue. First three rounds of 2020 were 104, 100, and 99.

Also, while I love my new putter, I am still very much adjusting. Over those same rounds, I went 42, 34, & 43 putts... My previous best with my old putter was either 26 or 27 putts and average was 31. 

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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My goal was to get into the 3s for GHIN this year, and my recent 74 has me very close just before the year starts. That one score took me down a 1/2 a point! Crazy. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All clubs have :Arccos:  In the Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 Oversize grips

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i posted this in another thread a while back.

 

Goal is to break 100, hell, why not 90!

get my cap at 20 or below

Play in a couple tournaments

Play with some spies

try at least 5 new courses (i hit up 13 total courses last year and got the back 9 of one new one in this year already)

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2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

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Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :taylormade-small: Corza Ghost 35" ( Benched :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34") Soon to be testing TAIII Impact #2 Putter

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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6 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I may live to regret this (hope not) but with the season in Nebraska likely to begin in a matter of weeks, I've been inspired to try to identify some goals for the season.  

"Big Rock" Goals

- Lower handicap from current 6 to 3 or better

- Break par for 18 holes

- Win my Saturday morning "league" championship.  (This is unlikely, at my handicap it would take a very low round...usually a 13ish handicap shoots an 80 or something like that and that's all she wrote.)

Sub Goals

- Drive the par 4 2nd hole at my home course.  It's 330 but a bit downhill, and if the tees and the wind are right it's possible for me...I've been hole high before but right.  Same goal for the 310 yard par 4 17th...it's a dogleg but requires a pretty high ball flight to carry a large tree.

- 25 putts or less in a round

I know the big rock goals are lofty, but I don't see the point in setting goals that aren't really aspirational.

Anyone else care to share?

 

Those are some good goals, very detailed too.  Mine are pretty simple, I just want to play more golf, hit more fairways, hit more greens, sink more putts and have more fun.

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Irons: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21* and Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 Blue Ion 54*

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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I would love to say I want to get back to single digits but I just don’t see that in the cards, if I can get back to playing consistently in the low 80s I would be happy


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:cobra-small: King F7 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

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I’ll just be happy if I make it through the whole year without medical problems cutting into golf. I’d really like to improve my putting. I had too many 3 putts when I had a GIR. 

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D- Tour Edge EXS 220

3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16

Hybrid- Cobra F8 19 degree 

Utility- Sub 70 699 U  21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50,54,58

Putter- Tour Edge Hp Nickkel Chrome Series 1

Ball- Titleist Tour Soft

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My goals are try to improve Driving accuracy and reduce putts

On the plus side I will be running with Arccos this year so that should help me dial in exactly where i need to focus on. On the flip side a baby due in June will likely decrease my practice time. 

Goals

32 putts average

60% Fairways accuracy

Break par for 18 holes.

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

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Goals.... same as always: have fun and try to get better. I doubt I will ever get better. I'm a solid 9 - 10 HC. I'm fine with it. When I stop having fun playing... it's time to take up something equally as frustrating...lol.

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My current golf goal is to just hit a club. Hurt my wrist at work Dec 22 2020 and spent two months locked in a wrist brace sitting at home. Just went back to work on light duty 8 days ago. 

Short term. Being able to play. After that I will be working on a grip change and work on being less steep. 

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DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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General goals:

- get into better golf shape (improving flexibility and core strength, losing 5 to 10 pounds of bad weight).

 

- string together a complete round of sub bogey golf.  More often than not I can have 9 holes of +5 to +8. But I mentally and physically struggle consistently playing 18 holes. 

 

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Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons. 

Assorted wedges.

Odyssey White Hot Pro putter.

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