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88 today at an unfamiliar course. Three triples and a double will do that I guess. All from poor decisions from just not knowing the course very well.

 

Putted crosshanded today. Spent about 5 minutes doing it on the practice green and was getting good results so I said screw it, can't putt any worse than I have been lately. Finished with 30 putts so it actually worked out pretty good. Think I'll stick with it.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Today was a good day.  First hole in one ever.  50° Cobra King wedge from 120 yards.  Hit just past the hole and spun back in. Shot 73 to tie my lowest round ever. Won my match 8 and 6

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45-39 for an 84...same course as my last 44-39 with the same holes giving me fits!!  Started out bad as I just wasn't loose and a couldn't make myself stay down on my irons.  Caught an 8-iron thin on the first sending it OB long.  Thinned a wedge on two and again on four, so I was +6 through 4.  Got it stabilized enough to get through the front 9 and played much better on the back.

 

What is more upsetting was my putting.  Putted really well last night, just didn't make anything.  I was hitting my lines but I wasn't reading them right.  Left about 6-7 makeable putts out there.  Wedge game was great and I drove the ball better than I ever had before (for 18 holes).   Oh well...

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:taylormade-small: M1 10.5* - Tour AD BB-6X
:titelist-small: 10F.d. 13.5* - Graffaloy Bi-Matrix X
:titelist-small: 915Hd 20.5* - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  T-MB 2-iron - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  716 AP2 5-PW - KBS C-Taper Lite X
:vokey-small: SM6 50/56 - DG S400

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Took the day off to play at Babe Zaharias GC with the Tuesday gang.  Arrived at 6:30 only to find out that some of the holes were totally unplayable.  The water on the Par 3 #8  was so high that two ponds had connected with the cart path way under water and unpassable.   Note:  Tampa Bay got another 7 inches of rain yesterday morning.  The skies dried up in the afternoon so we were hoping to play today.......So now, here I sit at work hoping for some dry days to make the courses playable again.  

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Seeing you all posting "How I Played" is a blessing and a curse. Besides taking the clubs out of the trunk, I haven't touched a club in over a month.

 

Gotta admit, seeing Bones break 70 was inspiring. But mostly, I just miss the game.

 

Having a job I love is worth it - I think.

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Good to see you again High Fade, you must really love that job, haven't seen you for ages.

 

I played like crap today.  Tweaked my back whilst sitting at the computer this morning, don't know exactlty what I did but it was painful.  Headed out to the course thinking playing through it would loosen it all up - wrong!  Was great off the tee but kept standing up on my irons.  My brain trying to protect my back I think.  The irony was it felt better if I forced myself to stay down but of course focussing when I'm in pain is difficult.  Make that focussing in general is just difficult.  (well that's what you were thinking) I hit enough good shots to bring myself back tomorrow for the Championships but I seriously hope my back is somewhat better.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G25 Stiff shaft
3 Wood:  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 16 degree. Fujikara Orichi 65 gram stiff shaft
Hybrids: 3 & 4 :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Fujikara Orichi 65 gram regular shafts
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP- H5 3 - 6 iron dynamic gold XP 115 gram stiff soft stepped
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP 54 4 - PW dynamic gold S300
Wedges:   :mizuno-small: MP T4 52 degree,  :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 56 degree 10 degree bounce, :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 60 degree 10 degree bounce.
Putter:  :ping-small: ZB S

 

Evil prospers when good men do nothing.

 

Honorary member Texas BBQ Curtin Circa 2015 

 

 

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Good to see you again High Fade, you must really love that job, haven't seen you for ages.

 

I played like crap today.  Tweaked my back whilst sitting at the computer this morning, don't know exactlty what I did but it was painful.  Headed out to the course thinking playing through it would loosen it all up - wrong!  Was great off the tee but kept standing up on my irons.  My brain trying to protect my back I think.  The irony was it felt better if I forced myself to stay down but of course focussing when I'm in pain is difficult.  Make that focussing in general is just difficult.  (well that's what you were thinking) I hit enough good shots to bring myself back tomorrow for the Championships but I seriously hope my back is somewhat better.

 

 

I know how you tweaked your back, Mizzy.....Too much gabbing online at MGS!

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I had a foz like experience today. I got an email this morning saying the course at the club is open but we are still on temp greens. Since nothing else around me is open I bit and went off around 11. It was me and the maintenance crew including the guys mowing the new greens for the very first time, they look great! Most of the fairways were unplayable and I outright skipped four holes because a bridges was flooded out but it was enjoyable just to get outside and hack it around. Hit everything pretty well except for my wedges, no way to compress the ball with those, just big splats every try.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I had a foz like experience today. I got an email this morning saying the course at the club is open but we are still on temp greens. Since nothing else around me is open I bit and went off around 11. It was me and the maintenance crew including the guys mowing the new greens for the very first time, they look great! Most of the fairways were unplayable and I outright skipped four holes because a bridges was flooded out but it was enjoyable just to get outside and hack it around. Hit everything pretty well except for my wedges, no way to compress the ball with those, just big splats every try.

 

 

At least you got to hit a few balls.....

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I'm trying to figure out how someone tweaks their back while on the computer.  Maybe I don't want to know :-)

 

Finally went to the range with Mrs. HighFade last night.  A fun one where you hit into (or in some cases, over) the lake.  Haven't hit a ball in over a month, and I've never hit them better.  Just look at that left foot coming off the ground a la Bubba. Boom shacka lacka!

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TaylorMade M3
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Callaway Diablo 18°
Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-W
Mizuno TP-4 50, 54, 58
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spyder

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So glad you could get out!

 

What lake?  That's what most of our fairways look like right now. :)

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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We had the same problem a few months ago.

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TaylorMade M3
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Callaway Diablo 18°
Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-W
Mizuno TP-4 50, 54, 58
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spyder

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Isn't that 14 at Bayou club?

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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This is where we are on the map.....

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Finally getting my first full week off in almost 18 months next week.  Playing in upstate NY tomorrow in a friendly game, my normal game on Saturday at my club, Bethpage on Monday, Montauk Downs on Tuesday and a member/guest at Fresh Meadow on Wednesday.....then off to my beach house for a few days with the family.  

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

PXG 0311X Gen 2 23* AD DI 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 5-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:cameron-small: Pro Platinum Big Sur 48"

 

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Went to a new course today. It was rainy and windy the whole time. Not cold, just not overly pleasant and made for very difficult conditions. Balls were dying, I was getting no roll, the greens had just been sanded, the fairways were really really soft. Not ideal at all. Somehow managed to shoot an 83 despite only hitting 4 GIR. Just scrambled my ass off. Which has been my game of late. I hit my irons better but I still wasn't giving myself birdie putts. Too many tee shots in the rough or behind trees. Was just fighting to save par every hole. Only 1 double and 1 birdie though. For the horrible conditions and sandy green I'm pretty damned happy with an 83. 

:taylormade-small: R15 White 10.5° Accra FX-260 M4

:titelist-small:        915F 3W Aldila Rogue Black 110 stiff 

:titelist-small:        915H 4H MRC Diamana D+ Whiteboard 90 HY Stiff

:titelist-small:        716 T-MB 3 iron True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S-300

:taylormade-small: Rsi 2's 5-9 - True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S-300

:vokey-small: SM6 46

:vokey-small: SM6 52* 

:vokey-small: SM6 56*  

:callaway-small:  Mack Daddy 2 PM grind 60* 

:scotty-cameron-1:   Newport 2.5 Dual Balance

:titelist-small: ProV1X 

 

 

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Beautiful day to play today in Chicagoland! Low 80's sunny, zephyr of a breeze. Played early with some buddies at one of my favorites in the Southwest burbs, Mistwood GC. Tons of changes have happened there in the last couple years- they've won "Renovation of the Year" from Golf Magazine, "Best New Course" in Golf Digest, and "Top 50 Public Facility" by Golf Range Magazine. Everything is top notch here- links style course and we played it from all the way back which on the card is a hair over 7,000 yards, but the markers weren't all the way back on a few holes. I'd say we played it from about 6,850. Rating and slope is over 74 and over 140. Perfect scoring conditions, but I was over reading putts all freaking day...

 

Shot a one off trombones 77. Highlight of the round was being goaded into attempting to drive a pond on a par 5. Luckily on the 4th attempt I made it and the result was a crowd pleasing 10. Best part was when one of my buddies said "nice birdie" haha!

 

Some boring stats: 7/14 fairways (1/7 with driver yikes! anyone want to buy a g30 ls?) 12/18 GIR (penalties on three holes doesn't help) 31 putts (couldn't sniff the cup, just read a ball too much break all day) and a WHOPPING 5 penalties. I can't remember the last time I hit 5 balls in the water in one round of golf. Tried knocking one on a par 5 in two and knocked one in the drink, hit a sprinkler head which then hit a cart path (twice) and then went into a creek (the buddies enjoyed that one), and the last three were on the same hole- par 5 dog leg left 15th. Yikes.... what a day!

 

Highlight was only having to chip one time today. I missed 6 GIR's, but three were due to penalties. Two of the other three I was right on the fringe and I generally putt those. Pretty rare for me to only have to hit one chip shot all day.

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88 today. 41 on the front, 47 on the back. Thought I hit the ball well overall.

 

Had a triple on 10 after my first drive went left into the woods. Can't remember the last time I missed left. Managed to par 12,13,14 which are the toughest holes on the course. Had a 4 foot birdie putt on 13 that I misread. 3 jack on 15 for a bogey. Double on 16. Par 5 #17 I had 170 in and hooked a 7 iron into the water right of the green, pitched on then 3 jacked again for a double. 3 jack again on 18 for a bogey.

 

2 penalties but the moral of the story is that my putting was horrible.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Beautiful day to play today in Chicagoland! Low 80's sunny, zephyr of a breeze. Played early with some buddies at one of my favorites in the Southwest burbs, Mistwood GC. Tons of changes have happened there in the last couple years- they've won "Renovation of the Year" from Golf Magazine, "Best New Course" in Golf Digest, and "Top 50 Public Facility" by Golf Range Magazine. Everything is top notch here- links style course and we played it from all the way back which on the card is a hair over 7,000 yards, but the markers weren't all the way back on a few holes. I'd say we played it from about 6,850. Rating and slope is over 74 and over 140. Perfect scoring conditions, but I was over reading putts all freaking day...

 

Shot a one off trombones 77. Highlight of the round was being goaded into attempting to drive a pond on a par 5. Luckily on the 4th attempt I made it and the result was a crowd pleasing 10. Best part was when one of my buddies said "nice birdie" haha!

 

Some boring stats: 7/14 fairways (1/7 with driver yikes! anyone want to buy a g30 ls?) 12/18 GIR (penalties on three holes doesn't help) 31 putts (couldn't sniff the cup, just read a ball too much break all day) and a WHOPPING 5 penalties. I can't remember the last time I hit 5 balls in the water in one round of golf. Tried knocking one on a par 5 in two and knocked one in the drink, hit a sprinkler head which then hit a cart path (twice) and then went into a creek (the buddies enjoyed that one), and the last three were on the same hole- par 5 dog leg left 15th. Yikes.... what a day!

 

Highlight was only having to chip one time today. I missed 6 GIR's, but three were due to penalties. Two of the other three I was right on the fringe and I generally putt those. Pretty rare for me to only have to hit one chip shot all day.

Have you ever played the Highlands golf club in Elgin, that's a really nice course, north west of the city.

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Payed the 1st round of my Club champs on Wednesday with a dodgy back.  Every swing was a compensation and it was a 50/50 proposition as to where it went.  Shot 90 for a net 82 which is crap but not bad when I consider the amount of pain I was in.  It makes me appreciate what it's like to be relatively pain free when my back is good.  I'm hoping for  a recovery by next Wednesday and some redemption, feel like crap as it stands :mad:

My Bag

 

Driver:  :ping-small: G25 Stiff shaft
3 Wood:  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 16 degree. Fujikara Orichi 65 gram stiff shaft
Hybrids: 3 & 4 :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Fujikara Orichi 65 gram regular shafts
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP- H5 3 - 6 iron dynamic gold XP 115 gram stiff soft stepped
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP 54 4 - PW dynamic gold S300
Wedges:   :mizuno-small: MP T4 52 degree,  :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 56 degree 10 degree bounce, :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 60 degree 10 degree bounce.
Putter:  :ping-small: ZB S

 

Evil prospers when good men do nothing.

 

Honorary member Texas BBQ Curtin Circa 2015 

 

 

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