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... Another excellent partner day! Paul's previous best was an 84 and he shot an 80 today. 🤩  18 is a tough finishing holes and if you don't carry to 225 you land on the uphill with no roll. Paul hit a 5 wood approach that snuck a little right and onto the range, took his drop then casually hit a wedge to a foot. Had it not just snuck past the red stake he would have shot a 79. I have given him 2 suggestions in 3 years and he took them to heart. Never said a word to him about putting but that has improved tremendously and not to give myself a callus from patting my own back, he said he just studied my putting and tried to emulate my stroke and just concentrate on speed. It was a fun round to watch. 

... Fwiw, he is also the guy that played some really crappy knock offs other than an Aero Burner driver and after trying to get him to accompany me to the PGA SS too many times, I just booked him a demo day full bag fitting from Callaway last spring and he ended up buying driver, 5 wood, 3 and 4 hybrids and a full set of irons. His game has steadily improved ever since. 





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Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
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Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
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3 hours ago, Grand Stranded said:

The struggle is real boys.
My game has completely left me, and I played terribly again today. 46 on the front, and after a double on 10, I started trying every kind of “band aid” I could think of, but nothing worked, and I spiraled completely out of control, shooting a 51 which gave me a sporty 97.
That will bring my cap up to over 14 tomorrow, which means I’ll have gone up almost 3 strokes in two months.
Tomorrow is our Member-Member Tournament and my 11 cap teammate shot a mirror image 51-46-97 also. Neither one of us are exactly firing on all cylinders heading into this thing. It could get ugly out there.

Seems like I've read this book before.

you'll be fine

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

Played nine holes today as a practice round. I was basically hitting two shots from the same spot and seeing how low I could go. It was a cool 48 degrees with gusty winds and thought this would be a fun way to get out and play without any of the mental stress that usually accompanies me to the course and start building more positive thoughts into my game.

Anyhow, I ended up carding a +6 42 which involved 3 pars and 6 bogeys. My driver was good with the exception of 2 holes, one of which I popped one up and the second was a massive pull him into the weeds.

I hit two good shots with my 3 wood, but the one I was most proud of I hit on the par 5 3rd through tree branches that landed just short of the green.

I hit my irons well again today with only a couple of shanks but I knew that if I hit a bad one, I had another chance to make it up.

Wedges were good, I didn't hit a lot of greens and I was able to hit a couple within 4 feet.

My putting was solid and I had a forty footer just lip out on 7 that would have saved par.

I'll be doing this again, it was the most stress free round once had in a long time and I just had a good time being out there.

Well done in difficult conditions!!

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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

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1 hour ago, Sluggo42 said:

Been about 3 weeks since a full round now, and sitting here reading all kinds of the injury posts has really crept into my head. My last drs appointment got cancelled due to a freak power outage as I was signing in, so I still have no answers, nor a new appointment as they promised to call back to reschedule, but of course they haven’t yet… terrible patient relations with staff there, looking for a new urologist but what a pain these days for anything medical.

im beginning to feel like I might not get to play for a few months and it’s really freaking me out as I finally feel proficient at this game, and then bam, the rug gets pulled out from under my feet by a medical situation. I’m thinking I suddenly understand how you guys that get shut down by winter feel now.

and also, just getting an amazing new driver that’s longer and super forgiving, but that I can’t swing must be like finally getting a 1970 hemi cuda, but not being allowed to drive it due to a broken leg or something.

it just ain’t my day…

Haha yeah happens all toooooooooo frequently for me, the medical field sucks in NZ in large part I feel because there's no accountability here the Dr's just move onto the next victims scott FREE.. And I'm not slow in passing on my view on that subject but I explain why and I'm polite but firm, actually the Admin Nurse that handles those phone calls saying sorry you've been pushed to the back of the cue again are frustrated with what they have to deal with as well. I'm adding that I'm good compared to some I've seen when I was in hospital, we need to double our Drs and Nursing and hospital wards and we might get somewhere. Of course if I get real sick again I just go to Emergency, perish the thought...

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Not a great day on the course today.  Temp was a high of 45.  It's that time of the year when our grass goes dormant and we have a tight lie with underlying soft, wet dirt...play havoc with my partial wedge shots as I tend to come in too steep and catch it a bit behind the ball far too often.  In any case, we played 3 man team skins with all 3 balls counting (gross scores only).  I didn't play well, shooting an 86.  As it turns out, nobody else played well either.  Our group has several single digit handicap players, ranging from 3 to 9, and the low score for the day was an 82.  My 86 was bested only by the 82 and an 83 with one other player tying me (15 players played today).  My team won 4 team skins, netting us our money back plus $1.00.  There was a total of 13 skins.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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13 hours ago, Rickp said:

Well done in difficult conditions!!

Thank you! It wasn't too bad to deal with starting out as the sun was out but eventually got covered by clouds. When that happened I was wishing I had put on an extra layer and brought my winter golf gloves. 

 

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6 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Thank you! It wasn't too bad to deal with starting out as the sun was out but eventually got covered by clouds. When that happened I was wishing I had put on an extra layer and brought my winter golf gloves. 

 

WOW winter golf gloves didn't know such a thing exists, not sure I'm that keen to play if it's that cold or wet. At the moment it's light rain here and I'm not going to golf lol, I've wimped out lol...

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15 minutes ago, Bang60 said:

WOW winter golf gloves didn't know such a thing exists, not sure I'm that keen to play if it's that cold or wet. At the moment it's light rain here and I'm not going to golf lol, I've wimped out lol...

FootJoy makes a winter soft glove that I have, I'd say they're decent. I mostly wear them waking in at work and my fingers still get a little cold. They do offer decent grip on your clubs, but it is a bit awkward having them on both hands.

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27 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

FootJoy makes a winter soft glove that I have, I'd say they're decent. I mostly wear them waking in at work and my fingers still get a little cold. They do offer decent grip on your clubs, but it is a bit awkward having them on both hands.

I've used two gloves playing in Sydney because I'd sweat so much some days because of the humidity, was awkward but better than slippery grips..

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Played in bitter cold yesterday; sunny but cold!!  High 31º; low 16º    Course didn't open until 12:30pm after a frost delay, and they did a shotgun start so everyone could finish before dark... which we did having to wait on the group in front of us most of the way.  

We started on the par 4 #11.  First real round on greens where a ball that landed on the front of a green ran to the back... or off!!  I hit some crisp iron shots and felt pretty good shooting an 81 with only one double... that came on a 3-putt; I had two other 3-putts.  Worst round for 3-putts on my course this year; which cost me another round in the 70's. The greens were frozen underneath the surface; ball marks were evident, but couldn't be repaired. 

Didn't play today as the sun didn't come out; only 29º and we have an air stagnation advisory.  😬

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41 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Played in bitter cold yesterday; sunny but cold!!  High 31º; low 16º    Course didn't open until 12:30pm after a frost delay, and they did a shotgun start so everyone could finish before dark... which we did having to wait on the group in front of us most of the way.

 

... Time to consider another sport Kenny!




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Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
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26 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Played in bitter cold yesterday; sunny but cold!!  High 31º; low 16º    Course didn't open until 12:30pm after a frost delay, and they did a shotgun start so everyone could finish before dark... which we did having to wait on the group in front of us most of the way.  

We started on the par 4 #11.  First real round on greens where a ball that landed on the front of a green ran to the back... or off!!  I hit some crisp iron shots and felt pretty good shooting an 81 with only one double... that came on a 3-putt; I had two other 3-putts.  Worst round for 3-putts on my course this year; which cost me another round in the 70's. The greens were frozen underneath the surface; ball marks were evident, but couldn't be repaired. 

Didn't play today as the sun didn't come out; only 29º and we have an air stagnation advisory.  😬

Yuck, too cold!!!!

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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So it’s been very cold (for my area in Texas) and wet, but I am very thankful I can still play golf. Saturday it rain so I didn’t play a full round, but Sunday played 18. My game is really starting to hit cruise control, even on less than ideal conditions I am easily breaking 80. Last week I had a ground breaking lesson about wedge control. I’ve been good from inside 60, but 85 to 100 is hot and cold. My pro had me hit PW to our green complex with flag at 85 yards. I hit 15 balls, never missed the green and most of them were inside ~15-20 feet. He then had me hit another set with my 56*, what I normally would hit, first one stuck to 3 feet, second to 20 feet, and the 3rd was 20 yards left. I immediately switched back to my PW, and it has been amazing on the course. It’s a low flighted spinny shot that has so much control, I have a lot of those shots a round, and it really boosted my GIR this weekend. I am ashamed I didn’t try this sooner, but it honestly feels like a cheat code. 

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41/41 today.  Felt like I played better, but....

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

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Freezing rain yesterday afternoon; ice all over this morning, but it was sunny and warmed up to 40º.  The course opened up for play about 11:45 with a shotgun start so everyone could finish their round.  My wife and I could only play 9-holes since she had an appointment at 2:30pm.  I decided to walk; it's warmer that way!!

Birdied the first hole; parred the 2nd, then bogeyed the next 3 holes; parred the the last 4 holes for a 2 over round of 39.  

Ponds were frozen over; spots of water on some low areas on fairways and greens that were frozen if they were in shadows.  A tee was difficult to get into some tee boxes.  Winter golf has arrived early!!

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