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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Today was one of those special days where most every part of my game was working pretty well... doesn't happen often.  For some reason I decided to take my Macgregor irons out for a spin, so my bag looked like Callaway Epic driver, 3W, Heavenwood, and 9W; Macgregor VIP V-Foil 1025M 4-PW; Callaway PM Grind 54º and 60º wedges and Ping Sigma G Doon putter.

Playing from our senior White tees, I hit 13/13 fairways and 11/18 greens (a record for me) and had 29 putts.  I birdied hole #1 and hole #13 and missed a few more that were makable.  Shot 2 over on the front nine and even par on the back nine for 74... which is one under my age.  Best round this year... but not as good as last year!!  Got to try harder!!  😃

Great round @Kenny B! It sounds like your driving and irons were on fire. Not gonna lie, but I had to look up the irons and that's one good looking set. Now you just need to get out and try harder to get under par,  El Conquistador. 

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Great round @Kenny B! It sounds like your driving and irons were on fire. Not gonna lie, but I had to look up the irons and that's one good looking set. Now you just need to get out and try harder to get under par,  El Conquistador. 

Thanks Sir! 😂  I did that last summer with a 71, but if I had made a couple more of those easy putts, I think I would have done it again today.  I hope this feeling of good tempo and the ball striking carry over to tomorrow.

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This game will take you down a few notches quick.  Went from what was one of my best rounds off the tee with 9 fairways hit to one of my absolute worst.

5 double bogeys, all from foul balls with the driver off the tee just killed me.  Also three more that were terrible as well, but I had room so I was still able to have a shot.  

My big miss is usually a slice with driver.  However, on my first drive I hit a pull hook so I had that in my head the rest of the day.  Then on my third shot, i play a pull draw.  Not terrible, but aimed down the right (I'm a lefty) so there was not enough room when I drew it more.  After that everything else was big fades/slices and really killed me.  

I only have the issue with driver, irons and hybrids were straight balls to slight draws.  Just have to get this thing in check.  I think my old habit of coming too far over the top with a shut/open face is sneaking back with driver.  May have to get a lesson to work on driver and get in check.

Score: 81

Fairways: 2 (both with 4 iron)

Greens: 6 (Ouch)

Putts: 29 (One of my best putting rounds, everything had a chance to go in just about)

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2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSI3 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X (17.25*)

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Irons 5-PW:  :titelist-small: T100-S 5 - GW KBS Tour 130 X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

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Had a really fun couple of days.  Friday was our "floating" holiday, giving us a four day weekend. 

Owen and I took our friends Paul and Tim to Marengo Ridge in Marengo on Friday.  Its a family-run course that used to be a country club but opened up to the public a few years ago.  Most of our friends had never played here before, including these two, so Owen and I were excited for them to experience it.  They weren't disappointed.

Tim's pretty good but this was just his third time out this season.  His driver was long but wayward.  Paul is still having issues with his swing and his driver was particularly rough.  He wound up dropping with me on a few holes.  He's still really good around the greens and his putting was solid.  Owen played his usual solid brand of golf; just a bit better than me, although his driver is becoming his weakness.  He's realizing that his early season driver purchase was a bit of a mistake.  Its a 7.5° PXG.  When he hits it clean it goes a ways, but its not very forgiving.  After swinging my driver a bit he's determined that he'd like to try something with a heavier head.

I actually played pretty good, and my driver was really a strength.  9/14 fairways hit and four others were just off.  Not going as long as I'd like but I'll take accuracy all day!  I parred two of the first four holes then never again.  I did manage to get the only birdie of the day on 17 when I stuck a 7 iron approach within five feet and tapped it in.  I wound up with a 46/49 95 (+23).  Putting was bad; I was leaving everything short and had several 3 putts.

Hole of the day, not in a good way (lol) was hole 15.  Hooked my 6 iron left, then tried to chip back but barely caught the toe, nearly beheading Paul in the process.  Then I did it again and almost hit Tim in the bunker.  This one was way more of an adventure than it had any right to be!

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Yesterday my buddy Randy invited our friend Mark, Owen and me to play Timber Pointe in Poplar Ridge.  New course for Owen and me and it was a great course.  Well maintained, lots of bunkers, lots of undulations.  Weird thing was the greens were badly pock-marked; like it was illegal to fix your ball marks or something.  Half the holes were wide open while the other half rewarded accuracy.

Owen was having trouble with his accuracy and had several shots OB, to the point that I actually beat him for the day.  Randy shot in the low 100s but was mostly there for the beverages anyway.  Mark plays a huge draw with his driver which got him in trouble a few times, but was great everywhere else and lethal on the green.  He sunk a few really long putts.

My driver was the star again and I was a good 20-25 yards longer than I was the day before.  Unfortunately many of my second shots kept coming up short, and my putting was awful.  I actually had an eagle attempt on the back fringe and walked away with a bogey.  Overall I had one triple and three pars.  Shot 45/48 93 (+21)

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Tour Edge Exotics 3 wood and Bazooka 7 wood

Titleist 21° and Grand Hawk XR3 hybrids

Adams Idea 6-PW

Titleist Vokey SM7 50° 54°  and SM8 60° wedges

Ray Cook Silver Ray IV putter

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Horrible round yesterday, shot 49/48:97, but I did have a birdie on th3 second easiest hole.

Just could not get in the groove, especially on the bumpy punched greens. Two mor3 weeks befor3 they are back to normal.  Variegating again this week.

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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.

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38 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Friday I played the Foothills GC in Ahwatukee with my dad. Not an overly difficult course but a fun layout.

 

... What kind of condition was it in? I have not played there in a couple of years because last time I played it the greens were burnt out as were many spots on the fairways. Range was basically just dirt. I also think it is a fun layout but haven't been back because of the abysmal conditions. 

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Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
                  :taylormade-small: Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
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20 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Got another round in today. I walked with the Motocaddy. Not one of my better decisions. Hot and humid again. I had to take a break after 9 holes for about 10 minutes in the A/C of the clubhouse. Then back out to finish the round. Driver was crazy long again. The fairways are getting firm and we need some rain. But saying that, it rained on me on the 9th hole then it stopped until I was headed home. I was worried about the Motocaddy but there was a shelter in site so I sat it out for 10 minutes.

It was a little more challenging today. I missed a few greens in regulation. Chipping was doing well and I made a lot of one putts for par. I even had a sand save par. I hit a specular drive on a par five and followed it up with a 190 yard 7 Wood for a tap in eagle. Then birdied the next hole. ( back to back par 5's) Eagle Birdie. 

Two bogies came my way so I wound up one under today. I did leave some makeable birdie putts out there that just missed or lipped out. I think Johnny 5 will be spending some quality time in the garage until the weather breaks a bit. It is just to freaking hot and humid to walk right now. I am wiped out. I'll post another video in the Motocaddy thread a little later on.

I completely agree and understand. I stopped walking a couple of weeks ago due to the humidity and heat. The humidity effects me more than the heat.

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Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS3 - 19*, Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 Stiff
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Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Studio Select Newport 1.5
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5 minutes ago, GaDawg said:

I completely agree and understand. I stopped walking a couple of weeks ago due to the humidity and heat. The humidity effects me more than the heat.

 

... Yup, I walk fall/winter/spring and then ride all summer. Granted it is a dry heat but once it gets over 100* it is tough to walk. And usually from June -September it is almost always over 100*. Not only does the wind from the moving cart cool you off a little, you can find shade which seems to drop the temps a good 10*. I really don't miss the humidity. 

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Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
                  :taylormade-small: Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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Some big thunderstorms passed us by last night... hardly a drop of rain.  We even had a tornado alert in Pendleton OR where we played last Sunday for our MGS PNW Outing.  

We had an 8:45 tee time and made it to #2 green when lightning struck nearby and the horns sounded... a little late.  Then it rained; then it poured!!  Lasted about an hour, but we couldn't get back on the course for another hour or so.  The lightning has to be at least 15 miles away and then the clubhouse waits another 15 minutes.  We left before the countdown began because it seemed like the storms were circling around us.  

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1 hour ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Got another round in today. I walked with the Motocaddy. Not one of my better decisions. Hot and humid again. I had to take a break after 9 holes for about 10 minutes in the A/C of the clubhouse. Then back out to finish the round. Driver was crazy long again. The fairways are getting firm and we need some rain. But saying that, it rained on me on the 9th hole then it stopped until I was headed home. I was worried about the Motocaddy but there was a shelter in site so I sat it out for 10 minutes.

It was a little more challenging today. I missed a few greens in regulation. Chipping was doing well and I made a lot of one putts for par. I even had a sand save par. I hit a specular drive on a par five and followed it up with a 190 yard 7 Wood for a tap in eagle. Then birdied the next hole. ( back to back par 5's) Eagle Birdie. 

Two bogies came my way so I wound up one under today. I did leave some makeable birdie putts out there that just missed or lipped out. I think Johnny 5 will be spending some quality time in the garage until the weather breaks a bit. It is just to freaking hot and humid to walk right now. I am wiped out. I'll post another video in the Motocaddy thread a little later on.

Great round Tom! It sounds like you made a great decision to get the new Titleist driver, it sounds like it's a beast for you.

I can't say I blame you for giving up walking until it cools down. The Tennessee humidity is brutal. I was sweating profusely on the range today and saw an older gentlemen getting ready to go out and walk. I wanted to ask him if he was crazy. 

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3 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... What kind of condition was it in? I have not played there in a couple of years because last time I played it the greens were burnt out as were many spots on the fairways. Range was basically just dirt. I also think it is a fun layout but haven't been back because of the abysmal conditions. 

So I've been avoiding playing here for a while for these specific reasons. Recently I just decided to read the most recent posted reviews to see if player satisfaction has improved any. There seemed to be quite a few recent satisfied players so maybe they cleaned up their act.. 

 

I'll say this, the course is probably in the best condition that I've seen it be in for the past 6 years. Was it in great condition? Heavens no.. but it looks like it's finally moving in the right direction. Right now we can't expect much out of our courses because they're all prepping for seeding. The fairways we're about 85% playable with some bare spots. The greens were actually all playable with no temp greens or being under repair. More noticeably, the back 9 greens were pristine! One huge surprise was that they updated all of the bunkers with white mining sand so they're actually playable. 

 

In talking to the pro shop guy, they got a new owner about 6-7 years ago who resides in CA and from our chat, the guy shows up once a year and isn't really connected to the clientele in any way. Disappointing for sure. 

 

All in all though, the course wasn't too out of the ordinary for a dried out AZ summer track.. and not it's normal beat to holy $hit condition. Hopefully they keep things going and can actually have it back to it's former glory

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On 6/30/2022 at 11:58 AM, EasyPutter said:

That said, if someone wants to golf over the July 4th weekend I am ready to go but if nobody asks, I think it will be sitting in shade nursing a cold beverage that will occupy my time.  🍻

 

On 6/30/2022 at 1:19 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Sure... come on down to Tennessee and I'll treat you to the golf 🤣

@EasyPutter just checking to see if you left yet? Tee time in Tennesse at 8:00 am tomorrow. 🤣

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