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Ortho doc said I could swing away......

after lunch SWMBO perused Home Goods so I perused Golf Galaxy.  While there I grabbed a used Cobra driver and the set up a bay for me to swing in....after half dozen hits I got to 170 yards with 70 mph swing.  I was not pushing it just trying to swing easy.  Not bad.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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1 minute ago, fozcycle said:

Ortho doc said I could swing away......

after lunch SWMBO perused Home Goods so I perused Golf Galaxy.  While there I grabbed a used Cobra driver and the set up a bay for me to swing in....after half dozen hits I got to 170 yards with 70 mph swing.  I was not pushing it just trying to swing easy.  Not bad.

Yup, not bad!!  You’re on the way back👍

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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

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On similar subject I’m looking at switching Orthopedic Doc for my knee replacement.  Current Doc has switched to different hospital in next county over for surgery and rehab. This makes it difficult for SWMBO to chauffeur me around.  Her driving skills are deteriorating.  I was in touch with another Orthopedic group  who are much closer and very highly rated and using local hospital. Trying to get a new, shiny knee in May/June when Flock is gone.

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

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6 minutes ago, Rickp said:

On similar subject I’m looking at switching Orthopedic Doc for my knee replacement.  Current Doc has switched to different hospital in next county over for surgery and rehab. This makes it difficult for SWMBO to chauffeur me around.  Her driving skills are deteriorating.  I was in touch with another Orthopedic group  who are much closer and very highly rated and using local hospital. Trying to get a new, shiny knee in May/June when Flock is gone.

My ortho is in Tampa so we have to drive 30 minutes every time we see him.  On way home we pass a Chicken Salad Chik restaurant so we stop for lunch.....they have 15 different chicken salads!

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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7 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

My ortho is in Tampa so we have to drive 30 minutes every time we see him.  On way home we pass a Chicken Salad Chik restaurant so we stop for lunch.....they have 15 different chicken salads!

Sounds like a great reason to go there👍.  

New Doc would be 20 min and offices are in the hospital complex.  
 

 

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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Today I played in the Wed night 9 hole game. I started out with a terrific drive(PXG0211) and bogeying the first hole after missing a 2 foot putt on a lipper.  Parred the Par 5 #2, again a missed putt for birdie..Ugh!  The next 5 holes were bogeys , several with missed putts on the left side.  I doubled the Par 3 #8 with a drive in the water.  Finally, a terrific drive on #9 then overshot the 50 yard chip shot over a bunker.  The ball stopped about 12 feet from the hole, a foot off the green.  Thought about chipping, then decided to putt.  Nailed it! Birdie on the last hole!  Overall, my drives were great, down the middle.  Irons were okay, right distance but off center.  Putts were off on the left all day.  Score: 44
 

got home at dark and iced my shoulder. Feels okay.  Next round , prob Saturday….18 holes.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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Today I played 8n the Wed night 9 hole game. I started out with a terrific drive(PXG0211) and bogeying the first hole after missing a 2 foot putt on a lipper.  Parred the Par 5 #2, again a missed putt for birdie..Ugh!  The next 5 holes were bogeys , several with missed putts on the left side.  I doubled the Par 3 #8 with a drive in the water.  Finally, a terrific drive on #9 then overshot the 50 yard chip shot over a bunker.  The ball stopped about 12 feet from the hole, a foot off the green.  Thought about chipping, then decided to putt.  Nailed it! Birdie on the last hole!  Overall, my drives were

great, down the middle.  Irons were okay, right distance but off center.  Putts were off on the left all day.  
 

got home at dark and iced my shoulder. Feels okay.  Next round , prob Saturday….18 holes.

So awesome! Glad to hear!

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hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

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All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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2 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

Today I played in the Wed night 9 hole game. I started out with a terrific drive(PXG0211) and bogeying the first hole after missing a 2 foot putt on a lipper.  Parred the Par 5 #2, again a missed putt for birdie..Ugh!  The next 5 holes were bogeys , several with missed putts on the left side.  I doubled the Par 3 #8 with a drive in the water.  Finally, a terrific drive on #9 then overshot the 50 yard chip shot over a bunker.  The ball stopped about 12 feet from the hole, a foot off the green.  Thought about chipping, then decided to putt.  Nailed it! Birdie on the last hole!  Overall, my drives were great, down the middle.  Irons were okay, right distance but off center.  Putts were off on the left all day.  Score: 44
 

got home at dark and iced my shoulder. Feels okay.  Next round , prob Saturday….18 holes.

I thought that with all the time off from swinging that putting would be your strength!!  

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22 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I thought that with all the time off from swinging that putting would be your strength!!  

Exactly what I thought.  I’ll be testing ou5 some othe4 putters this week, trying to straighten out the lefties.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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1 minute ago, fozcycle said:

Exactly what I thought.  I’ll be testing ou5 some othe4 putters this week, trying to straighten out the lefties.

I hope you have better luck than we've had trying to straighten out the Leftys on the forum.  🤣

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13 hours ago, fozcycle said:

Today I played in the Wed night 9 hole game. I started out with a terrific drive(PXG0211) and bogeying the first hole after missing a 2 foot putt on a lipper.  Parred the Par 5 #2, again a missed putt for birdie..Ugh!  The next 5 holes were bogeys , several with missed putts on the left side.  I doubled the Par 3 #8 with a drive in the water.  Finally, a terrific drive on #9 then overshot the 50 yard chip shot over a bunker.  The ball stopped about 12 feet from the hole, a foot off the green.  Thought about chipping, then decided to putt.  Nailed it! Birdie on the last hole!  Overall, my drives were great, down the middle.  Irons were okay, right distance but off center.  Putts were off on the left all day.  Score: 44
 

got home at dark and iced my shoulder. Feels okay.  Next round , prob Saturday….18 holes.

Sounds like you’re on the mend 👍

Ice after is the way to go!!

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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12 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I hope you have better luck than we've had trying to straighten out the Leftys on the forum.  🤣

Never happen, us Lefties are pretty stubborn…😜

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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8 hours ago, Rickp said:

Sounds like you’re on the mend 👍

Ice after is the way to go!!

The V A sent me a wrap around ice pack for my shoulder….works great.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

The V A sent me a wrap around ice pack for my shoulder….works great.

Yup, they work great.  I got one probably similar from Orthopedic Doc when they rebuilt my shoulder & rotator cuff.

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Reunited with my Saturday Group……..had 43 players yesterday.  I was shooting for 17 points, made 15 points with a 94. Had one birdie, which held in skins game for $43!  Drives started out straight but as the day went on, I got a little tired and my drives were pulling left.  After about 14 holes my arm started hurting a bit so I totally backed off everything and double bogied last three holes.  Overall, I felt pretty good. The pain I registered was in my shoulder blade.  Today I feel fine.  

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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The Spring Blitz arrived and I finally got to play and enjoy it….Day 1 shot 44/46: 90 plus 1 on my points and 8th place.  Day 2 shot 42/42: 84 with plus 7 points(shooting for only 17 points).  Placed 3rd out of 37, behind a tie for First place.  Sunday definitely felt great as my driver was staying in the fairway and my putter was draining from 8 - 15 feet.  Overall my shoulder felt pretty good, a little sore but okay.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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Saw Ortho doc yesterday, he said 4 more weeks of rehab…….

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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Played Saturday & Sunday.  Saturday played The Claw, USF’s golf course.  I love the layout but course conditions just a step above a cow pasture……shot 97.  Sunday played Plantation Palms, my home club, shot 91.

 

shoulder was noticeably weak and sore.  Had a few issues with my swing, even though I was swinging easy.  Issue when I reach back then pull through.  Will be concentrating on that weakness the next four weeks.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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More therapy today, mostly therabands working on muscles under the shoulder.   What a workout.

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.pngPXG 0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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