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I guess I don't really know what's "natural" for me. My first two years playing I hit slices. Second two years I hit draws/hooks. I feel comfortable hitting either one, I just feel like my miss won't be as bad with a fade. I think part of the problem is that I've been swinging so far from the inside that I've lost a feel for what a relatively straight club path is. Yesterday on the range with driver I felt like I was swinging massively out to in but only hitting 5-10 yard fades.

It's not just the club path, but also the face angle.  I know I am a little out to in, most likely due to old age inflexibility.  But most shots are pretty straight because I try to keep the club head as square as I can, for as long as I can.  It's like I am intentionally holding off the club on the follow through.  I have to exaggerate it when practicing in order for it to happen without thinking on the course.  

 

If you can hit it comfortably either way, then maybe a little more square club face will allow you to control both shots better.  I would love to be able to do that when I want, but since I can't, I'll stick to straight; less trouble that way. 

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

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It's not just the club path, but also the face angle. I know I am a little out to in, most likely due to old age inflexibility. But most shots are pretty straight because I try to keep the club head as square as I can, for as long as I can. It's like I am intentionally holding off the club on the follow through. I have to exaggerate it when practicing in order for it to happen without thinking on the course.

 

If you can hit it comfortably either way, then maybe a little more square club face will allow you to control both shots better. I would love to be able to do that when I want, but since I can't, I'll stick to straight; less trouble that way.

That exactly the feeling I'm working with now. Like I'm holding it off and keeping the face relatively square. It's definitely a combo of face and path and obviously strike. Coming so far from the inside like I was it was just extremely difficult to get it right consistently. Worked on it some more today with good results. Playing in league at the club tonight so we'll see how it goes. It'll be a process I'm sure.

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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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Took a break from taxes and played in our regular Tuesday game today.  Deja vu all over again in regards to Friday's round.  Shot almost the same score, 42/42 84, and felt the same after the round--coulda, shoulda been so much better.  Only made one putt, couldn't hit a 8, 9 or wedge on the green to save my life (almost a month now with this issue), couldn't hit the ball the first four holes.  But still within 3 strokes of my best score in the last 10 years.  Driving the ball better than I ever have (even back in the younger days) and much, much longer.  Hitting my 4 through 7 irons awesome (two great 190 yd 4 irons today).  Six easy strokes left on the course today.  

 

One more week till tax season and over and I can go try to figure out how to play as well from 150 in as I have been doing consistently from 150 out. 

 

Not really complaining, love the new swing and results.  

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Ping G400 10.5 Deg Driver, stock Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz 19 Deg 5 Wood, stock Matrix Osik Stiff shaft
TM Rocketballz Stage 2 21 Deg Tour 4 Hybrid, Rocketfuel 80h Stiff shaft 

Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons, 4-P, Stiff Shafts
 
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Had a golf trip with some guys this passed weekend to Dancing Rabbit GC. I've been playing very little and it hasn't been going well lately so expectations were low. Got to the course a little early to work on everything and I guess something clicked. I was planning on more of fun boozing round than trying to score but I ended up doing a bit of both. 

 

Played the Oaks course Saturday and even though my driver wasn't that great(kept it in play but it wasn't great contact most of the time) I ended up playing well. Didn't make many long putts but I did make a ton of 4 and 5 footers so I was pleased. Ended up shooting 73 and prolly should have shot 70-71 if the short game was a bit better. Overall a good day. We went out that night and your boy had a bit too much which definitely took a toll Sunday.

Sunday we played the Azalea course with bent grass greens and my gosh were they fast and in fantastic shape. For 9 holes you would have thought I was a tour pro. Ball striking was unreal, I just couldn't make any putts. Two three putts from less than 45 feet caused me to shoot 36. A mix of bad luck and exhaustion set in on the back 9 and I shot 44 to finish with an 80. Overall I feel like this weekend has been exactly what I needed to turn my game around. 

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Had a golf trip with some guys this passed weekend to Dancing Rabbit GC. I've been playing very little and it hasn't been going well lately so expectations were low. Got to the course a little early to work on everything and I guess something clicked. I was planning on more of fun boozing round than trying to score but I ended up doing a bit of both. 

 

Played the Oaks course Saturday and even though my driver wasn't that great(kept it in play but it wasn't great contact most of the time) I ended up playing well. Didn't make many long putts but I did make a ton of 4 and 5 footers so I was pleased. Ended up shooting 73 and prolly should have shot 70-71 if the short game was a bit better. Overall a good day. We went out that night and your boy had a bit too much which definitely took a toll Sunday.

Sunday we played the Azalea course with bent grass greens and my gosh were they fast and in fantastic shape. For 9 holes you would have thought I was a tour pro. Ball striking was unreal, I just couldn't make any putts. Two three putts from less than 45 feet caused me to shoot 36. A mix of bad luck and exhaustion set in on the back 9 and I shot 44 to finish with an 80. Overall I feel like this weekend has been exactly what I needed to turn my game around. 

Sounds like exactly what I need!!!

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Had a golf trip with some guys this passed weekend to Dancing Rabbit GC. I've been playing very little and it hasn't been going well lately so expectations were low. Got to the course a little early to work on everything and I guess something clicked. I was planning on more of fun boozing round than trying to score but I ended up doing a bit of both. 

 

Played the Oaks course Saturday and even though my driver wasn't that great(kept it in play but it wasn't great contact most of the time) I ended up playing well. Didn't make many long putts but I did make a ton of 4 and 5 footers so I was pleased. Ended up shooting 73 and prolly should have shot 70-71 if the short game was a bit better. Overall a good day. We went out that night and your boy had a bit too much which definitely took a toll Sunday.

Sunday we played the Azalea course with bent grass greens and my gosh were they fast and in fantastic shape. For 9 holes you would have thought I was a tour pro. Ball striking was unreal, I just couldn't make any putts. Two three putts from less than 45 feet caused me to shoot 36. A mix of bad luck and exhaustion set in on the back 9 and I shot 44 to finish with an 80. Overall I feel like this weekend has been exactly what I needed to turn my game around. 

 

Ah, one of the spots I want to visit in the near future.

Heard its really good looking courses that can bite ya.

Yall play on a package?

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Ah, one of the spots I want to visit in the near future.

Heard its really good looking courses that can bite ya.

Yall play on a package?

We had some vouchers from last year for $50 per round with cart included. I could've stayed with family but just said screw it and we stayed in the hotel on the property. Hotel was nice even though the breakfast sucked. I recommend checking it out. Azaleas course was immaculate and Oaks was solid too.
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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Yesterday shot 47+41 for 88. The snap hook came back with a vengeance. Yeah, i could play a 25-30 yard hook, but only most of the time. The rest of the time I'm either blocked out by trees on the right, or my hook hits the green like a scalded dog and bolts off the back left.

 

So i went to the range today to figure out how to hit a fade. Usually when i try to fade it, i hit el hosel rocket. So i go down to the far left end of the range. So far, I'm outside the ropes they want you to stay within. No problem if i hit el hosel, as the range is only half full, and everyone is way down on the right half of the range; the entire left half of the range is empty, except for yours truly, off on the left end. So this guy shows up. Guess where he decided to dump his bucket of balls and hit from? If you said, 10 feet further to my left AND if front of me--Ding Ding! You're a winner!

 

I just looked at him, then proceeded to hit 50 balls with a slight draw or fade. Not one hosel rocket. Worst shot was one or two fat ones. Apparently he wanted to hit off some fluffy grass that was uncut and not, strictly speaking, on the range. Anyway, it was a good test for me under pressure with somebody practically on top of me to hit quality shots, and work the hook out. Mission accomplished!

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Unbelievable round today. Shot +1 and +13 for 86. Had a breakthru with the irons. I was hitting fairways and greens, two-putting along. Started with 6 straight pars, then hit my 9i 146 to 2 ft on a Par 3. So minus 1 after 7 holes. Pulled one left on #8, made double. Parred #9, so +1. Then the wheels came off. I nuked driver on #9 254, and on #10 274. Shanked 9i but made a good scrambling bogie on 10. #11, #14, #15 all blocked driver with penalties. #17 hooked driver ob. Finally hit fairway and green again on #18. So on 3 Par5s, made double, triple, triple. I just started leaving drives out to the right. After the round, i practiced driver until i was sure i could hit it straight again. Played the ProV1x today. It made a huge difference. It was longer, soft around the greens and minimized my hooks and slices. 9/14 fairways, 6/18 gir, 28 putts, 9x 1-putts, up & down for par 5x. So at +14, i shot my hc.

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First revision of the year and I'm up to a 9.7 from 9.5 at the end of last year. Not the end of the world.

 

Shot 83 today. Played pretty well, still getting adjusted to the swing change but things really clicked on the back 9 and I shot 3 over. Had great birdie chances on 15, 16, 17, and 18 but only converted on 17.

 

Going back out this afternoon for another 18 before the mini member-member tournament tomorrow and Sunday.

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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First revision of the year and I'm up to a 9.7 from 9.5 at the end of last year. Not the end of the world.

 

Shot 83 today. Played pretty well, still getting adjusted to the swing change but things really clicked on the back 9 and I shot 3 over. Had great birdie chances on 15, 16, 17, and 18 but only converted on 17.

 

Going back out this afternoon for another 18 before the mini member-member tournament tomorrow and Sunday.

I'm officially up to 1.2 and it is the end of the world  :angry:

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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I'm officially up to 1.2 and it is the end of the world :angry:

#scratchgolferproblems #toursauce

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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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#scratchgolferproblems #toursauce

Lol fair enough

 

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Shot 45+38 for 83 from the back tees North course. Driver missed left x5, every time i tried to kill it. New iron swing is working good to stop hooks, 7 gir. Just got tired. Walked 6.5 miles. 7 fairways, 7 greens, 2 birds, 7 pars, 2 doubles, 1 triple. #hacker

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Well we start the tournament golf season tomorrow with out first interclub matches, it looks pretty even on the matchup sheet, maybe we have a chance, I get to play a guy in match play straight up wth no strokes, last year I gave up 7-9 shots in each match I played, should be more fun now that I've got a year under my belt.

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Well we start the tournament golf season tomorrow with out first interclub matches, it looks pretty even on the matchup sheet, maybe we have a chance, I get to play a guy in match play straight up wth no strokes, last year I gave up 7-9 shots in each match I played, should be more fun now that I've got a year under my belt.

Get after it! I've got 2 tournaments next week so it's time to get my game face on too.

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Pretty messy today. Ball striking wasn't great, only 7 greens in regulation. Putted ok, but didn't make many. Had a few lip outs, made 4 10 foot putts, problem was only one was for birdie.

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:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
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:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
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Got out today and played nine at my club. Hit the driver like a$$ all day but was able to recover well since I was so far off that I actually missed in good spots. My club is a bit goofy and has three par 5s in a row and after playing 1 and 2 even made a dumb bogey on three (first par 5). Second par 5 hit driver left of left into the adjacent fairway them hoisted a 3 iron over the tree and rode the hook wind to 6 feet for my first eagle of the year. Next par 5 hit a decent drive, terrible hybrid and a 30 yard pitch from the right trees that hit the pin and rattled out. Birdie on 7 with a 7 iron off the tee from 191 to a foot and I was -3.

 

Then the bad happened. Hit my tee ball on 8 and from my right elbow down it felt like someone cut my arm off. Been fighting issues with my elbow for well over a year and not sure what is going on now. Limped it in with a bogey on 9 and called it a day for -2 on the front nine.

 

 

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Sounds like you had a good thing going with the misses until your arm fell off.

 

I'm drinking to forget my round today...abysmal, even with 4 straight pars on the back 9.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Hybrid: Maltby KE4 HDI 19°, 23° & 25° UST Recoil 660 F4

Irons: Maltby DBM Forged UST Recoil 660 F4
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S

Wedge: SCOR4161 46° and 50° 
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls: MAXFLI Tour

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Shot 38/50=88 today. Front 9 I could do no wrong with 2 birdies...back 9 I just could not connect

 

 

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Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.pngPXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft

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.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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