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Well.............😏

We had a tee time at 11:00 on Sunday. We got there and the place was full to the point of parking was almost impossible. There was an outing that no one told us about when making the tee time. That's why we couldn't get an earlier time.

We were told it was no problem and we should be just fine because the groups were on their last holes. The front went well and we finished in an hour or so. We made the turn and there was the 2 guys that were ahead of us teeing off on 10. But... there was 2 guys and a woman with a baby waiting in front of us... WTF! I doubt that these guys had ever played golf before. They were on their hands and knees puting tees in the ground. Both of them shanked their shots dead right about 20'... 3 times!

We decided to just play the front again, but just as we turned around to go to #1 there were 3 groups in the outing lined up to finish. Ummm.... you told us the outing was finishing just as we were teeing off??? 

Anyway, we played 9 holes and went back in and got a raincheck for the other 9. He told us that the 2 guys and woman must have played through to be in front of us...lol.  Sure, ok. Never mind neither of them could even put a tee in the ground, but yea... they played through 🤣.

I don't know how we keep having these weird situations every time we play🤔.

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7 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I got out to play nine today and I was really excited to be taking the Mizuno's out on their maiden voyage around the course. I shot a 52, which was the best score I've had in a long time. It could have been better, but I had lost tee shots on 5 and 9. Overall, it was a great day. I had fun getting out and playing the new irons. 

 

... Congrats. Sounds like you are off to a great start with your new irons! 🤗

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Buzzed out of work early for a quick 9 holes at the local par-34 course. Wasn't a particularly fantastic round - 4/7 fairways and 5/9 greens for a 40.

Made a few notable swing thought changes though that had noticeable results. The first was with my long irons - I watched the TXG video with Mac Boucher the other day talking about compression, so I was focusing on having my club face pointing at the ground when the shaft is parallel on the takeaway. On the first hole I played for my usual cut, and hit a 185-yard 6-iron dead straight 40 yards left of the green. I'll take it though!

I've been struggling mightily lately with keeping my driver in play (I've only used it a handful of times in the last few rounds, feels like a 60% chance of going OB whenever I use it) but while watching back on some videos of when I was driving the ball better I realized that I needed to be starting my downswing earlier - before my clubhead got to the top of my backswing. Focusing on my sequencing like that led to 2 drives that, although they weren't perfect, were definitely playable and have me feeling confident moving forward.

We'll see if those improvements translate to this afternoon's round!

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21 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I got out to play nine today and I was really excited to be taking the Mizuno's out on their maiden voyage around the course. I shot a 52, which was the best score I've had in a long time. It could have been better, but I had lost tee shots on 5 and 9. 

My driver was ok, I can't say I hit too many fairways but I was at least in play on most of the shots. The irons were good, I hit some good shots and a few stinkers. I actually played a 4 iron off the tee on 7 into the wind that wasn't the longest I've ever hit, but it had me in the fairway. 

I started out the round by hitting a pull hook into the third fairway, proceeded to slice a 5 hybrid to 43 yards in front of the green, and brought out the set GW. I hit a beautiful pitch to 8 feet and drained the putt for par. I don't usually par the first, most of the times I'm in the double bogey camp. 

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I hit all but two of my greenside shots with the GW, both were two tight pins and needed a specialty wedge for the shot. 

My putter was decent most of the day, I ran the numbers in a strokes gained calculator and actually picked up .48 strokes against my putting handicap and 2.14 strokes against my actual handicap. It did let me down on a couple of 26/27 foot putts where it took 3 shots to get it in the hole. 

Overall, it was a great day. I had fun getting out and playing the new irons. 

 

 

 

1st day of many with new equipment that fits you!!  Have Fun!!

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For a period of time, i had gone through a period of poor/mediocre ballstriking with my irons, so I mentally adjusted my distances accordingly. For example, my PW became my 120 yard carry club.

The last few rounds out, including today, I am now more likely to carry the ball too far rather than too short. Whereas previously it was the opposite. 

I shot a 100 today, which is not great, but my ball striking was pretty good. I had quite a few holes where I hit the ball (carry) over the green. The problem with that for me is more often then not, my chipping sucks, and my chipping was absolutely terrible today. Had a triple bogey for example, just ping ponging the ball around the green. I was only about 30 yards off the green on shot 4 on a par 5 and the first pitch bladed it. The chip, bladed it as well, off the green the other way. 

Forgot to mention, one other thing that hurt my score. Got a lot of the unlucky breaks of having really crappy lies. Like multiple be buried in deep grass in the rough. I'm not used to hitting out of that deep grass at my home course because the grass has never actually been that long in the past on those holes. 

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Went out to play a local course that I don't play very often, though it is a muni always in good shape and they keep the costs low...And I was quickly reminded why I don't play here more. Online rate we booked was $29, checked in and told we had to pay $42. Not that $42 is bad for the conditions on a holiday morning, but aggravated they didn't honor the online price. Then starting on #6 through #9, a greenskeeper was towing a big blower behind a golf cart and followed us all through these holes, not stopping for us to hit or go somewhere else. I went in the clubhouse at the turn, and they thankfully sent the starter over to tell them to stop. We teed off at 7:10, there were plenty of open holes this guy could've gone to and then circled back behind us. And teach your staff to stay away from golfers. Then most holes had god awful pins, usually sitting on knobs.  

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Catching up on some reading here and it sounds as if everyone that was playing in Florida all winter has headed back up North. Sorry guys. 😩

Other than it being hot and the typical sea breeze kick in when you play by the Gulf in the afternoon we had a beautiful, course was in great shape, greens were firm but not too fast, rough was there but not impossible and fairways were perfect. Our new super is doing great. 
 

I had a solid 78.  Just left a few approach shots right, hole high though so I had some nice up and downs. 
 

In a 3 some that shot 78,86,97 and we played in 3:15, riding. It was a nice pace too, not rushed, we watched a funny video at the turn and I played a beautiful Memorial Day tribute that a friend sent me. He’s a retired trumpeter from the Army Band. Brought tears to our eyes. He’s was playing Amazing Grace in the background while showing a picture montage of a funeral service at Arlington. 

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Last week I was suckered into playing volunteered to play in a tournament today.  My wife signed us up; Memorial Day, so it can't be too bad, right?

Well, it was a couples better ball tournament.  Oh yeah... I had to play from the Blue tees (I used to play from there, but moved up to the White tees this year).  Just to make it worse, my wife gave the club my handicap from the White tees, so now we are really screwed.  THEN, she injured her right knee over the weekend and could hardly walk. (I was counting on her to play her usually good game from the Red tees).  That didn't happen.

It started out a chilly 54º and didn't warm up much, but then it rained most of the front nine.  The rough hadn't been mowed since who knows when because of the holiday weekend, and now it was wet.  Guess who was in it... a lot!

I managed to shoot 86 with four Doubles and my wife shot 96; no birdies between us.  I have no idea how we placed, but I heard that the couple we played with that had 4 natural birdies; two other net birdies; and a net eagle finished one shot out of the two-way tie for first place.  My biggest problem was that I can't reach 3 par 5's and 4 par 4's in regulation from the Blue tees anymore, which is why I moved up.  Moral of this story... no more tournaments for me where the men have to play from the Blue tees.

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8 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I got out to play nine today and I was really excited to be taking the Mizuno's out on their maiden voyage around the course. I shot a 52, which was the best score I've had in a long time. It could have been better, but I had lost tee shots on 5 and 9. 

My driver was ok, I can't say I hit too many fairways but I was at least in play on most of the shots. The irons were good, I hit some good shots and a few stinkers. I actually played a 4 iron off the tee on 7 into the wind that wasn't the longest I've ever hit, but it had me in the fairway. 

I started out the round by hitting a pull hook into the third fairway, proceeded to slice a 5 hybrid to 43 yards in front of the green, and brought out the set GW. I hit a beautiful pitch to 8 feet and drained the putt for par. I don't usually par the first, most of the times I'm in the double bogey camp. 

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I hit all but two of my greenside shots with the GW, both were two tight pins and needed a specialty wedge for the shot. 

My putter was decent most of the day, I ran the numbers in a strokes gained calculator and actually picked up .48 strokes against my putting handicap and 2.14 strokes against my actual handicap. It did let me down on a couple of 26/27 foot putts where it took 3 shots to get it in the hole. 

Overall, it was a great day. I had fun getting out and playing the new irons. 

 

 

 

I have the same irons, got them in April. Love them so far, hope you enjoy them! 

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I worked some OT yesterday but afterwards I met up with Owen to play at River Heights.  He had already played a round with his friends and was actually the person who decided to book for us to play as well.  After we checked in we ran into an older friend who works with us, Randy, and he decided to join us, too.  Really windy day with sustained winds over 20 mph but otherwise beautiful.

Hole one:  Pulled my driver left into the treeline separating 1 and 18; about 100 yards out.  Pulled out my 21° hybrid and hit it clean.  Low out of the trees then it took a left turn at the dogleg and ended up just short and left of the green about 220 yards away.  Just an insane shot!  Chipped on, two putt; bogey.

Hole two:  Because of the wind I decided to put the driver away and hit 3 wood the rest of the way.  240 yard tee shot cutting the dogleg and ending up just before the river that separates the green.  Pulled out my 9 iron and hit great.  Too great, as it was over the green by about 20 yards.  Best iron strike I've had in months. Chipped back on, two putt; bogey.

Hole three:  Long par five.  3 wood into the wind about 180 yards, then another 3 wood about 205 just in front and to the left of the waste area before the green.  9 iron again, this time into the wind for 135 onto the green.  Best iron strike I've had in minutes, lol.  Two putt, par.

Hole four:  Par three about 170 into the wind.  Pulled hybrid and managed to draw it right onto the green; first time I've hit the green in several rounds.  Three putt (sigh) bogey.

Hole five:  Hit 3 wood about 225 to clear the river then hit 7 iron 145 to go just off the back of the green.  Three irons in a row that I've actually hit well!  Then sadly four putts to double bogey.

Hole six:  3 wood about 220 to clear the waste area and wound up just off the fairway on the right side.  Pulled the hybrid and hit it great, hugging the line separating the rough and the fairway.  I lost track as it came down but it must have hit and run forever because we found it on the green about six feet from the hole for my first green in two.  Drained the putt for my first eagle!!! 

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Hole seven:  Short par three, I managed to chunk my 9 iron twenty yards, then hit 9 again over the green.  Then I duffed my chip, chipped again, and three putted for a quad bogey.  Oof, lol.

Hole eight:  Absolutely clobbered my 3 wood 275 yards, then mishit my wedge to the right of a big uphill undulating green.  Three putts, bogey.

Hole nine:  3 wood 225, PW 125 to just over the green.  Duffed the chip, chipped again to almost hole it, dropped the putt for bogey.

Thats a +9 45 for those keeping score at home.  Both Owen and Randy were playing terrible and it was getting a little late, so we decided to just scramble on the back and skipped a few holes.  It was clear that Randy especially was not having a good time, but he was more excited about the eagle than I was.  He was the guy that got us into the game last year and he's been really excited to watch us progress over time.  I'm thrilled to death that he got to be there to witness.

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9 minutes ago, cjeffs12 said:

. My game is improving but my scores are not. I sat down last night, while I was grilling steaks, and went through my last 10 rounds, searching for answers. I came to the conclusion, I have invested in great equipment, and training tools, and lessons, but I need a better mental approach and strategy. I have goals written down, but I need to be more focused on achieving them, not just hoping to achieve them.

Sounds a lot like where I have been/am with my game. I hit the ball well, don’t get myself in a lot of trouble but still get what I feel are too many bogeys or worse.   I did the DECADE 6 month fundamentals and learned a ton.  That said,  my focus has been on improving what he calls the Tiger 5. 

https://golf.com/instruction/5-golden-scoring-rules-scott-fawcett/

4 and 5 are my Achilles heel right now. 

 

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Got out with my Dad for a round for the first time in a year basically. Growing up we played every weekend together, but now live a bit too far apart to make that happen. Dad played solid considering he has not played since that round last year, coming in around 95.

I struggled to get going on the front, starting with a messy bogey, missing a short birdie on two, and losing a ball on the par 5 7th. Just not great overall. Back started similar but finally got a little something going on hole 15. It is the longest par 4 (416 yards today) and drove it well but ended up on a bit of a downhill lie and in some longer rough. I was sure that the next shot would come out low with no spin so I took a club yes and it did play as expected. Left a longer birdie putt but was able to knock it down. Next three holes were solid pars and was able to close one over in 36, with the 40 on the front for 76. If I was not able to scramble my butt off it would have been much worse. I was 4/9 on par saves including saving from 30 and 60 yards on a couple holes and a number of bogey saves. Driver was all over the map, so hoping to sort that out after it has been solid the past couple rounds.

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Just now, cnosil said:

Sounds a lot like where I have been/am with my game. I hit the ball well, don’t get myself in a lot of trouble but still get what I feel are too many bogeys or worse.   I did the DECADE 6 month fundamentals and learned a ton.  That said,  my focus has been on improving what he calls the Tiger 5. 

https://golf.com/instruction/5-golden-scoring-rules-scott-fawcett/

4 and 5 are my Achilles heel right now. 

 

That is what I have been looking into giving a try. The tiger 5 is something I am going to start tracking, but also thinking about doing the fundamentals to get the full effect.  

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2 minutes ago, cjeffs12 said:

That is what I have been looking into giving a try. The tiger 5 is something I am going to start tracking, but also thinking about doing the fundamentals to get the full effect.  

I highly recommend DECADE fundamentals.  If you haven’t done the free month, it gives you a good overview before you commit and you don’t have to use a credit card.  

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Just now, cnosil said:

I highly recommend DECADE fundamentals.  If you haven’t done the free month, it gives you a good overview before you commit and you don’t have to use a credit card.  

That is great to hear! I am going to download it now. 

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