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Went out and PURPOSELY played in the rain today. I have qualifying for the city tournament Saturday and there is a 60% of rain, so I figured I would get some practice in, because like most normal people, I don't usually play in the rain. It actually went pretty well after the first few holes. I started bogey-double bogey-bogey-bogey, then made 12 straight pars before finishing birdie-bogey, for a 5 over. If the conditions are the same Saturday as they were today, that will shoot the qualifying score up a little. The cut line is usually at 73-74, but bad weather usually pushes it back to a 76-77. I feel like I'm pretty prepared either way.

Good luck saturday. What kind of rain gear are you rocking to play in?

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Good luck saturday. What kind of rain gear are you rocking to play in?

Thanks. I actually don't have much. I have a Ping rain vest that is about 10 years old and Greg Norman wrinkle free dry-fit shorts. The shorts are awesome, the water just beads up and rolls off of them, plus I got them for $20 a pair at Sams Club. I always carry 2 extra pair of socks in my bag, so I'm covered there.

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You guys actually have rain? I am starting to forget what it looks like. We are in the middle of a several month long drought, my lawn looks like, well, brown grass.

 

Anyway I shot an even par yesterday with 5 birdies, 3 bogeys, and 1 double. I was playing the forward tees though because of the people I was paired up with so my differential was 4.8.

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You guys actually have rain? I am starting to forget what it looks like. We are in the middle of a several month long drought, me lawn looks like, well, brown grass.

 

Anyway I shot an even par yesterday with 5 birdies, 3 bogeys, and 1 double. I was playing the forward tees though because of the people I was paired up with so my differential was 4.8

We went through that, but it's been raining every other day for the last two weeks. It was so dry before, that I was hitting 360-380yd drives; I chunked a SW and it landed 30yds short of the green and bounce/rolled to 3 feet. I love playing firm fairways and soft greens.

 

And on your round, that looks like one of my scorecards. I have never shot under par in an entire round. I have shot -3 playing the front 9 one day and the back nine the next, but never 18 consecutive holes. Once I was -4 with 2 to play and I went double-double to finish at par, LOL. Mentally I'm a lot better than I was back then, but I don't hit the ball near as good, after suffering a fractured wrist.

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Just got back from Door County, WI, and played a couple rounds at Peninsula State Park golf course. While the greens were dreadfully slow, the course was quite nice. While the course might seem short (about 6400 from the back tees), the total yardage only suffers because of a few short holes (including a very fun 70 yard par 3 that's straight down hill) and it plays like a course of 6600-6700 in my opinion. The first round was played with my wife, brother, and dad, so there was lots of scrambling to keep the less-experienced golfers from having a bad time, but it was still great fun. The second round was just my dad and I, and I shot an 82. It was one of those rounds that I could look at either way: on one hand I hit a number of good shots (and was playing in the rain), on the other hand it could have been sub-80 if I had checked a couple distances before teeing off and not lost a ball in the grass (I swear someone stole it!). Overall, a great trip, and I'm excited to be back home and working on my game.

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Absolutely disgusted with myself. I had been hitting the ball better than ever going into city qualifying today and the pressure got to me and I fell apart. I had the worst pull hooks know to man today. I'm talking hitting my LW 30-40yds left of the green from 90-100 out. I hit 2 fairways (1 from bouncing off a tree) and 1..ONE..UNO effin green. Conditions were brutal today 99* with 80% humidity and a 15-20mph breeze that kept changing to be into our faces on every hole, so all I had to do was play decent. I just had the brain farts and couldn't get over it. I ended with a par from 20' on the 18th for an 87. The worst I had shot at this course in the last two years was a 79 and I thought I couldn't hit it any worse that day. I'm pretty sure I'll empty all the beer from the fridge tonight. Oh well, thats why I love golf, it's a new adventure every day.

 

I forgot to add that on my one solid shot of the day, I almost (20yds short) hit my 18* hybrid 300yds *tooting my own horn*. I was smoking everything, that was part of my problem.

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Played in Douglas Wyo today for the first time. Nice course, very well maintained and very reasonable price ($38 with cart). I'd highly recommend it to anyone in the area. As far as the game went... UGH!! It took me 4 holes to quit hooking today (which I rarely ever do) and then I immediately started pushing everything 30* right!!! Straight as an arrow, but 30* right. AARRGGHH... finally at 8 & 9 I straightened things out and actually shot a couple good holes. LOL! Back 9 went much better, but was nothing to brag about. First time playing the course though, so I'll use that as my excuse. :lol:

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Absolutely disgusted with myself. I had been hitting the ball better than ever going into city qualifying today and the pressure got to me and I fell apart. I had the worst pull hooks know to man today. I'm talking hitting my LW 30-40yds left of the green from 90-100 out. I hit 2 fairways (1 from bouncing off a tree) and 1..ONE..UNO effin green. Conditions were brutal today 99* with 80% humidity and a 15-20mph breeze that kept changing to be into our faces on every hole, so all I had to do was play decent. I just had the brain farts and couldn't get over it. I ended with a par from 20' on the 18th for an 87. The worst I had shot at this course in the last two years was a 79 and I thought I couldn't hit it any worse that day. I'm pretty sure I'll empty all the beer from the fridge tonight. Oh well, thats why I love golf, it's a new adventure every day.

 

I forgot to add that on my one solid shot of the day, I almost (20yds short) hit my 18* hybrid 300yds *tooting my own horn*. I was smoking everything, that was part of my problem.

 

Yeah, I have days like that, you have my sympathies. Obviously you had some sort of major closed clubface happening. Do you play with a strong grip? I had to abandon mine (at the cost of several yards) for the same reason. Every now and then I would simply be all over the left side of the course regardless of any adjustments I would try. When I pull/pull hook a shot these days, it is more often because I fail to make an acceptable backswing pivot, get left way too soon and either have a major OTT movement , have a premature release (or both) and off to the trees we go.

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Yeah, I have days like that, you have my sympathies. Obviously you had some sort of major closed clubface happening. Do you play with a strong grip? I had to abandon mine (at the cost of several yards) for the same reason. Every now and then I would simply be all over the left side of the course regardless of any adjustments I would try. When I pull/pull hook a shot these days, it is more often because I fail to make an acceptable backswing pivot, get left way too soon and either have a major OTT movement , have a premature release (or both) and off to the trees we go.

My grip is pretty neutral, maybe a little towards the strong side. It all started when I thinned the opening tee shot and it only went about 175, then thinned the second shot and was still 125yds out on the 440yd opening hole. I started standing up taller on all my shots and swinging around my body with a massive over the top swing. It started with nerves, then I just got in my own head.

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That sucks JBones, I hate it when I'm all amped up and expecting to play well and it doesn't work out. Its SOOO good when it happens, and sucks all the more when it doesn't. Shake it off, a couple beers can't hurt!

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Adams XTD Super Hybrid 15* - Stock Fubuki S
Adams DHY 21* - Stock Matrix Ozik White Tie S
Mizuno MP58 4-8 Irons - Fujikura MCI 100 S
SCOR 42,46,50,54,58* - SCOR/KBS Genius S
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That sucks JBones, I hate it when I'm all amped up and expecting to play well and it doesn't work out. Its SOOO good when it happens, and sucks all the more when it doesn't. Shake it off, a couple beers can't hurt!

It did suck, bad. I spent over an hour on the range before my tee time and was just smoking the ball; I don't think I missed any target by more than 10yds. I was so excited and just completely fell apart. I think part of the problem is that this is the only tournament I play in, so I only have pressure once a year and I just collapse. I signed up for two more tourneys today and I'm going to play in every one I get a chance to before the city tourney next year, because dammit, I'm going to do this.

 

The wife and I (mostly me) pounded two 64oz growlers from the local brewery, so all my sorrows drowned away and I'm ready to go again.

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A new personal best at a new course. I only get to play maybe once a month because of finances right now (just got married and in college!). You can see that 3 putt on the second hole...it shames me...haha.

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A new personal best at a new course. I only get to play maybe once a month because of finances right now (just got married and in college!). You can see that 3 putt on the second hole...it shames me...haha.

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Thats a sweet program you have for your score card where did you get it?

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Thats a sweet program you have for your score card where did you get it?

 

 

Looks like Golfshot GPS for iPhone... great program... I use it every round...

My Bag:
Driver - 
:cobra-small:  King F6+

3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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Its the free version of Golfshot GPS. Its just called Golfshot. It stores stats on your iPhone, online, and sends you an email after every round with a scorecard like you see above.

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I went out and played a par 3 course with my buddy today. First time the "new" swing has felt really good. Hit 6/9 greens with 0 bad shots (just a couple odd bounces) and shot +2. Had fair putts to get up and down on two of the greens, just didn't quite make them. Very nice overall and a good shot of confidence going into 2 important rounds this weekend.

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Played twice over the weekend and shot 80 both times, not terrible for me but not great either. Not doing anything particularly well or horrible consistently, just not breaking 80 often enough!

 

The big news is that our KC Cup team made the post season for the first time in our team's history! We'll be having to go on the road to play a tough opponent, but just getting in is a victory in an of itself for us!

Ping I20 8.5* - Aldila NV 65g S
Adams XTD Super Hybrid 15* - Stock Fubuki S
Adams DHY 21* - Stock Matrix Ozik White Tie S
Mizuno MP58 4-8 Irons - Fujikura MCI 100 S
SCOR 42,46,50,54,58* - SCOR/KBS Genius S
STX Robert Ingman Envision TR 35", Iomic grip

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I broke 90 for the first time today... Shot a 47 on the front, nothing really spectacular, but the back I shot a 42... I've never shot lower than 45...

 

Birdied the 1st and 9th, pared the 6th, and triple bogeyed the 3rd... bogied the rest...

 

I had a few great shots... 3 LONG putts, 2 great chips with in a foot of the hole and a 300 yard drive...

 

Well, not really, I sliced my drive into the woods, and one of the guys in my group said he saw it kick but wasn't sure if it made it out of the woods, so I hit a provisional... Of course my provisional went right down the middle...

 

guess what... found my first ball about 120 yards out, in the thick stuff, behind a tree... I ended up with a bogey, but the guy I was playing with used his GPS and measured my provisional at 299 yards before tossing it back to me...

 

best drive ever, and lowest round ever... overall a great day...

My Bag:
Driver - 
:cobra-small:  King F6+

3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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