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10 hours ago, Mr. Mushball said:

OMG, today.  

Kinda cold, but not really.  48° maybe?  A bit foggy to start but cleared up by the second or third hole.  Sunny from there and humid enough I didn't need the down.  Felt like the first half wasn't bad, but not as good as I could do.  Driver wasn't working too well, but not bad enough to sacrifice the distance.  Easy second shot got me almost on, so ok.  I'm at best a double bogey player so on in three is sweet.  I got some short game.

First half went smooth, ended up with a 51.  Three under my last round on this course a few days ago.  Nice, felt a bit deflated.  Felt like I had done a bit better, but ok.  Mind you the last round dropped my course handicap by one point.  

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I took my time at the turn.  Grabbed a sandwich (extra mustard, no mayo thanks).  Let two groups go through.  The starter said there was only a twosome after me for the rest of the day, so I half debated grabbing the tripod and getting some tee shot vids, but didn't. Whatever, there was now a crowd.  I had a sandwich, and three beers from the turn so I had no need to rush.  Decided to not hit driver for once and just get out 150 to an easy 7i for a second shot in.  Sure enough slammed it short into a tree on the right.  Why did I rush it? 

Luckily they were falling well for me and I had a clear shot past the bunker for a good third shot on.  I had been playing this way the first half, but this was the first time I consciously made a choice to just punch it into a good Pw range and be comfy.  I'm not a scratch player, but I could be a bogey player.

I got it.  Hit nice and got on. Two puts and bogey. Took this method and hit 50 on the back nine.  The back nine is harder, and I usually swing 10 over whatever I hit on the front, so this was sweet.  101 at the end.  Five under and five less than my last trip on the track.  Gotta love that.

I'd add another photo, but the option seems to be missing after the first upload

 

That's what I call smart Golf, keep that going and you'll be a bogey golfer and better sooner than you think. Wish I was that smart lol, good luck...

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After 3.5 inches of rain yesterday, the course was ridiculously wet.  Skies were overcast and a cool wind kept us in a light jacket.  With the wet fairways and cool air, the course played long.  The greens rolled fairly well, but the breaks and speed were difficult to manage.  Any shots from the fairway that were even the slightest bit fat were punishing.  I added a club for every shot and still seemed to come up short of the green far too often.  Closed the round out with an 85, which is disappointing but in relation to how others in my group played, not that bad.  We had 2 threesomes today playing 1 gross/1 net best ball.  My A player was a -1 handicap player and he played what he claims to be his worst round at this club, shooting an 87.  It was indeed the worst that I'd ever seen him shoot.  But, our C player played well and we ended up winning 2 of the 3 bets.  (We play 6/6/6 with each 6 holes being one bet).  Looks like another full day of rain tomorrow.  Hopefully, not another 3+ inches!

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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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Played a casual round yesterday with another couple that we know before Thanksgiving dinner.

I was cold.  Shot 86... 'nuff said!!

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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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On 11/18/2022 at 7:41 PM, Rickp said:

.. struggled with everything in the bag except Divot Tool.

😂 that is HILARIOUS!!! 🤣

BTW I've heard some of those old farts there in FL are pretty good with their ball retrievers, too 🤪

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen5 0811XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0 or Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue 45/A)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Rogue ST Max OS 4H (PX Cypher Black 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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2 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

😂 that is HILARIOUS!!! 🤣

BTW I've heard some of those old farts there in FL are pretty good with their ball retrievers, too 🤪

I consider myself Expert with my ball retrieving...

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11 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

😂 that is HILARIOUS!!! 🤣

BTW I've heard some of those old farts there in FL are pretty good with their ball retrievers, too 🤪

Some guys Ball retrievers need to be regripped every 6 months!!  
I don’t carry one, I figure if a ball wants to drown itself because I’m playing bad so be it.

 

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Rick

 

 

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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2 hours ago, Rickp said:

Some guys Ball retrievers need to be regripped every 6 months!!  
I don’t carry one, I figure if a ball wants to drown itself because I’m playing bad so be it.

 

So, I guess that means you are not "an old fart".  Congratulations!!

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1 minute ago, Kenny B said:

So, I guess that means you are not "an old fart".  Congratulations!!

Nope, I fit right into “Ole Fart” category.

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Rick

 

 

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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2 hours ago, Rickp said:

Some guys Ball retrievers need to be regripped every 6 months!!  
I don’t carry one, I figure if a ball wants to drown itself because I’m playing bad so be it.

 

I could have used a ball retriever in my bag yesterday when trying to get my ball out of standing water in the fairway.  Here is a tip to all... waterproof shoes are only effective if the water is below the top of the shoe... but they are also very good at keep water IN the shoe...

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  • Titleist TSR3 9* (A2 setting) Driver - Otto Phlex PLB 45 "L"
  • Srixon ZX 3W & 5W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • TaylorMade Stealth 5-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour / Titleist AVX
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Friday morning with the Boyz.  Foggy, light mist & 8 mph breeze.  The course “geniuses” were watering while we were playing.  1st hole I hit the green into casual water!   
Played pretty good otherwise +4.  PXG driver is getting better, takes some time getting used to it.

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Rick

 

 

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*

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12 minutes ago, Rickp said:

Friday morning with the Boyz.  Foggy, light mist & 8 mph breeze.  The course “geniuses” were watering while we were playing.  1st hole I hit the green into casual water!   
Played pretty good otherwise +4.  PXG driver is getting better, takes some time getting used to it.

Sounds like your greens crew and my greens crew went to the same "Genius" School... haha.  

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  • Titleist TSR3 9* (A2 setting) Driver - Otto Phlex PLB 45 "L"
  • Srixon ZX 3W & 5W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • TaylorMade Stealth 5-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour / Titleist AVX
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10 minutes ago, Doctor K said:

Getting into Winter Golf with frozen greens in spots, but did OK. 11 over with 4 doubles including a rare penalty. It was 37 degrees on the first tee but by the back 9, it was pleasant.

I used to love those rounds when I lived in the PNW.  It was fun to watch the cart path bounces from the middle of the fairway 🙂.  Playing on my frozen course really helped my driving distance 🤪

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  • Titleist TSR3 9* (A2 setting) Driver - Otto Phlex PLB 45 "L"
  • Srixon ZX 3W & 5W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • TaylorMade Stealth 5-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour / Titleist AVX
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23 hours ago, Rickp said:

Friday morning with the Boyz.  Foggy, light mist & 8 mph breeze.  The course “geniuses” were watering while we were playing.  1st hole I hit the green into casual water!   
Played pretty good otherwise +4.  PXG driver is getting better, takes some time getting used to it.

How do you like your 923s now that you’ve had some playing time with them?  Also, was there a second choice contender before deciding on the 923s?  Same question regarding the shaft. 

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:callaway-small: Driver: Fusion, 9 deg, UST Recoil 450 ES F3

:taylormade-small:: Rescue 3 & 4, Aldila Reax 65 S

:ping-small:: G15 5i -SW, AMT S

Iron A Nelson: 58 deg, LB 

:ping-small:: Putter, 2i B60

:srixon-small:: Q-Star Tour

 

 

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49 minutes ago, GaryF said:

How do you like your 923s now that you’ve had some playing time with them?  Also, was there a second choice contender before deciding on the 923s?  Same question regarding the shaft. 

I’m good with the 923’s, took a while.  There really wasn’t a 2nd option except stay with the Ping G410.  
As far as the shaft stayed with Recoils except went to the F2.  
I was thinking about PXG never got around to get a fitting.  

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Rick

 

 

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*

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38 minutes ago, Rickp said:

I’m good with the 923’s, took a while.  There really wasn’t a 2nd option except stay with the Ping G410.  
As far as the shaft stayed with Recoils except went to the F2.  
I was thinking about PXG never got around to get a fitting.  

I’ve been going back and forth between Miz and Titliest but leaning toward Miz with Recoils.  I have an older Recoil 4x0 F3 on my driver and really like it.  I visited PXG off of I-Drive in Oct and got to touch the clubs but not hit.  Still intrigued by PXG but nearest up here is 2 hr drive requires too much planning to sched a fitting and just not sure it’s worth it.  Seems like a poor marketing strategy.

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:callaway-small: Driver: Fusion, 9 deg, UST Recoil 450 ES F3

:taylormade-small:: Rescue 3 & 4, Aldila Reax 65 S

:ping-small:: G15 5i -SW, AMT S

Iron A Nelson: 58 deg, LB 

:ping-small:: Putter, 2i B60

:srixon-small:: Q-Star Tour

 

 

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1 hour ago, GaryF said:

I’ve been going back and forth between Miz and Titliest but leaning toward Miz with Recoils.  I have an older Recoil 4x0 F3 on my driver and really like it.  I visited PXG off of I-Drive in Oct and got to touch the clubs but not hit.  Still intrigued by PXG but nearest up here is 2 hr drive requires too much planning to sched a fitting and just not sure it’s worth it.  Seems like a poor marketing strategy.

We have fitting days at a local range/lesson facility.  Mizuno, PXG, Taylor Made, Callaway and maybe a couple more 2 or 3 times a month, not on same days.  Cost is $25 and is refunded with purchase.  
Titleist used to participate but split off and have one of the golf instructors do a fitting for $100 at a different facility.  
Anyway PXG is very accessible here.

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Rick

 

 

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*

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On 11/19/2022 at 5:38 PM, sirchunksalot said:

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.

That..

Is..

AWESOME!!!

Really nice to hear 👍

Another challenge .. which now that I think of it, I need to do myself .. is play worse ball = hit two and play the worse lying or positioned one for the next shot, repeat.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen5 0811XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0 or Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue 45/A)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Rogue ST Max OS 4H (PX Cypher Black 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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