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I do think that sometimes folks can place too high an importance on hitting the fairway - as long as you're not taking penalties or being forced to punch out a driver off the tee is nearly always the best play for mid to high handicap golfers. I'll take 140 from the pin out of the rough over 180 from the pin in the fairway any day.

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30 minutes ago, gavinski91 said:

I do think that sometimes folks can place too high an importance on hitting the fairway - as long as you're not taking penalties or being forced to punch out a driver off the tee is nearly always the best play for mid to high handicap golfers. I'll take 140 from the pin out of the rough over 180 from the pin in the fairway any day.

Well, when I'm OB with the driver on 3 holes out of 9... yeah I'll take the 3w or the Heavenwood from the tee every time 🤣

To keep things on track - I always like to see what clubs the CCC testers think they're going to love at the start, vs what club becomes their security blanket as the challenge progresses. I know in past years, the Cobra fairways really shined for a good amount of players.

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7 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Well, when I'm OB with the driver on 3 holes out of 9... yeah I'll take the 3w or the Heavenwood from the tee every time 🤣

To keep things on track - I always like to see what clubs the CCC testers think they're going to love at the start, vs what club becomes their security blanket as the challenge progresses. I know in past years, the Cobra fairways really shined for a good amount of players.

I am really looking forward to the 7 wood and seeing how my iron game improves with one length from 4 hybrid to SW. 

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9 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Well, when I'm OB with the driver on 3 holes out of 9... yeah I'll take the 3w or the Heavenwood from the tee every time 🤣

To keep things on track - I always like to see what clubs the CCC testers think they're going to love at the start, vs what club becomes their security blanket as the challenge progresses. I know in past years, the Cobra fairways really shined for a good amount of players.

Hoping that big tour 3 wood meets that same shine theory! I really need a distance club that I can control consistently 

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1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

Well, when I'm OB with the driver on 3 holes out of 9... yeah I'll take the 3w or the Heavenwood from the tee every time 🤣

To keep things on track - I always like to see what clubs the CCC testers think they're going to love at the start, vs what club becomes their security blanket as the challenge progresses. I know in past years, the Cobra fairways really shined for a good amount of players.

I’m not the best iron player and tend to miss the green which allows for a lot of practice chipping! I got to test the full face groove snakebite wedge during my fitting and really enjoyed the feel. I’m intrigued to see how my wedges perform 100 and in and then around the green compared to what I currently game. 
 

Like you mentioned, I’m also excited to see how the fairway woods work out for me. I have had some hand me down Adam’s woods for a while and could never hit them with any consistency. Hoping the big tour 3 wood and the 5 wood become my game changers. I have 6-7 holes at my home course where I could comfortably use a 3 wood off the tee, but try to force my driver most of the time…

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7 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

I do think that sometimes folks can place too high an importance on hitting the fairway - as long as you're not taking penalties or being forced to punch out a driver off the tee is nearly always the best play for mid to high handicap golfers. I'll take 140 from the pin out of the rough over 180 from the pin in the fairway any day.

Depends on the rough at your course.  In the Whatcom County area I'm from, the rough is generally pretty easy to hit out of and I'd agree with you.  Where I'm playing now, for example, I went to hit 9 iron from the rough (generally an easy shot) and could only advance it about 20 yards.  THICK stuff.  I should have went with a sand wedge and got it toward the green, on the fairway as best I could. Ended up with a double where I could have had bogie or even par.

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I'm pretty sure our challengers will be faced with an irons-only game or two for a week.  I've played irons only 2 times.  It really helped force me to get more familiar with the long irons.  it's good to learn a few green side shots too, if you go without the wedges.  

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4 minutes ago, knightsofnii said:

I'm pretty sure our challengers will be faced with an irons-only game or two for a week.  I've played irons only 2 times.  It really helped force me to get more familiar with the long irons.  it's good to learn a few green side shots too, if you go without the wedges.  

 

... Amen! I am a huge fan of "______________ only" practice or fun playing rounds. Doesn't matter what it is from driver only and having to use it on the par 3's too, to irons only or fairway woods only. I even learned a little playing putter only on an executive course. It teaches you so much about creativity and can get you out of a rut if you are playing the same clubs and struggling. Instead of swing concentric it becomes shot concentric. 

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On 6/9/2021 at 7:24 AM, txgolfjunkie said:

First off, the Arccos Link is a real phone and apple watch battery saver. It missed just one shot but it never had a problem detecting which hole I was on...especially on some of the holes that had a close tee box and green. The battery lasted the entire round and it was great getting it linked up before the first shot and then forgetting about it the rest of the round. 

If you're an Arccos user and don't like the phone in the pocket, do yourself a favor and get the link. Plus, if the cart girl asks if its a pager, just say yes and that you're a doctor on call. Win-win.  

With that being said, I'm curious to see who out there uses a GPS app on their apple watch for golf. I need suggestions. I don't need my phone, link, and watch all running arccos at the same time. I do miss having the ability to check distances on my watch instead of running back to the golf cart to check the phone app or laser the flag. What do y'all like on your watch? SwingU? Golf Logix? Something else? 

I have used GolfShot Pro on my watch, it’s pretty good.

I got rid of my Arccos sensors but they were Gen1…maybe I need to look into a new set with the link

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Just checking in on the CCC5... when are the sticks arriving?

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Just checking in on the CCC5... when are the sticks arriving?

Me too

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Just checking in on the CCC5... when are the sticks arriving?

Unfortunately we have no idea and have not received any updates from Cobra. 

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

Unfortunately we have no idea and have not received any updates from Cobra. 

Well, in light of the past years events, I suppose the delays are a small inconvenience. 

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8 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Well, in light of the past years events, I suppose the delays are a small inconvenience. 

... Speaking for myself, the delay with my T100S irons, especially when everyone else received theirs and I was still waiting, kinda increased my excitement. Considering that several are waiting for what I personally think are the best all around players irons in golf right now, hopefully their excitement is just growing. 

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Hopefully they will start showing up soon!

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8 hours ago, TBT said:

Hopefully they will start showing up soon!

We are all anxious to get some sort of update.  If one has the "no news is good news" mind frame, then we are thinking that there were no specific head/shaft/grip issues with any of our requests. 

Fingers crossed we hear something soon.

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Got out for a quick 9 with my brother after work yesterday. It was kind of a last-minute plan, and I had a meeting run long, so I didn't have time for any warmup. Then, just to mix it up for fun since we play this course all the time we decided to play from the tips, which we've never done. And boy was it an ugly round...

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While I did have a handful of good shots (including a 3W approach that went further than my drive on the previous shot), it felt like all of my game was poor. I was struggling to find the center of the face on my driver, my proximity to the hole on chips was terrible, and even my putting was much worse than usual. My irons actually felt ok, but with my poor driving and the added distance (900 yards longer than what we usually play) I probably only played 5 iron shots.

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On 6/16/2021 at 10:52 PM, knightsofnii said:

I'm pretty sure our challengers will be faced with an irons-only game or two for a week.  I've played irons only 2 times.  It really helped force me to get more familiar with the long irons.  it's good to learn a few green side shots too, if you go without the wedges.  

That does sound fun.  It's been wet all season for me so far (monsoon rains last night) so I haven't been hitting very many long irons at all.  I typically use them when the course bakes out and there's too much roll with the woods on certain holesw.  But I think do want to give that a try.

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I got another round in with Arccos for some baseline stats. Very average round for me. Driver wasn’t bad, but also wasn’t great. I had 1 penalty off the tee. Missed some birdie putts inside 10 ft but had 4 blowup holes (3 doubles and a triple). 

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16 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

I got another round in with Arccos for some baseline stats. Very average round for me. Driver wasn’t bad, but also wasn’t great. I had 1 penalty off the tee. Missed some birdie putts inside 10 ft but had 4 blowup holes (3 doubles and a triple). 

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This still with your current set or these the new ones? 

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