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Yeah, I made it to the practice green on my lunch break, because I couldn't get the number 78 out of my head. ohhh what could have been.

 

Over the years I have played with several single digit handicappers where the only difference in our scores was the chipping and putting.  My ball striking tee to green was as good or better at times.  You GOT to have a green side game! It's all about touch and I would get a case of the yips with the short stuff.  Picture Tiger chunking chips right before he took a few months off.   Bingo

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As I reported previously, yesterday I played at the venue that kicked my butt over the weekend.   The venue has two courses, and we played the other course, yesterday.   However, I am not going to take the cowards way out and use that as an excuse.   While the venue inflicted less pain, I must admit that the course was again victorious.   Yes, the course has won the last two battles, but the war continues.  I will not give up and I will continue to fight because eventually I know I will be victorious and bring the venue to its knees.   

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As I reported previously, yesterday I played at the venue that kicked my butt over the weekend. The venue has two courses, and we played the other course, yesterday. However, I am not going to take the cowards way out and use that as an excuse. While the venue inflicted less pain, I must admit that the course was again victorious. Yes, the course has won the last two battles, but the war continues. I will not give up and I will continue to fight because eventually I know I will be victorious and bring the venue to its knees.

Just means you need to join our army and play that venue more ;)

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

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Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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Played in my league last night. Swung the clubs decent but it was still an up and down round. Had a triple, a double, two bogies, and a bird with the rest pars. Had 4 shots at birdies but only converted one, pared the other two and bogied the other chance. On the double I had, I chipped in from the fringe after running a putt downhill into the rough. So overall I'm pretty happy where my game is heading. That early triple could of derailed my game but I dug in and refocused.

 

EDIT: Looks like I came in second for net. Woowhoo!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

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Played in my league last night. Swung the clubs decent but it was still an up and down round. Had a triple, a double, two bogies, and a bird with the rest pars. Had 4 shots at birdies but only converted one, pared the other two and bogied the other chance. On the double I had, I chipped in from the fringe after running a putt downhill into the rough. So overall I'm pretty happy where my game is heading. That early triple could of derailed my game but I dug in and refocused.

 

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Played in my league last night. Swung the clubs decent but it was still an up and down round. Had a triple, a double, two bogies, and a bird with the rest pars. Had 4 shots at birdies but only converted one, pared the other two and bogied the other chance. On the double I had, I chipped in from the fringe after running a putt downhill into the rough. So overall I'm pretty happy where my game is heading. That early triple could of derailed my game but I dug in and refocused.

 

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I hear triple-doubles are good.   :D

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bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad. I thought it was bad 2 weeks ago, but last night felt worse. I had 0 feel for my swing and every time I set up to the ball I could not get comfortable. I felt too close, too far, too upright, too knees bent. then i started ramming putts and lipped out 2 would be pars. Hopefully I get out this Saturday (supposed to rain all day, maybe) and avenge this sorry display. This was the exact same 9 holes that I played so well last week. I did learn that  K-sigs can go just as far when duffed or pushed as everything else.

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I Shot a 2 under 34 and hit 8 greens dead center for 9.Its almost like everything just came together and was working today.Going to take a few weeks off to focus on house projects.Thought this round would was a good way to leave on a good note.

Still can't grasp how one second we got it.And than the next that great feeling just disappears

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Keep it in the short stuff

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I did learn that K-sigs can go just as far when duffed or pushed as everything else.

😂😂 hang in there. This game can push you to the brink of insanity :) Your game will come around. If it's getting really bad, go see a local pro or stop playing for a week or two to clear out your mind and swing thoughts. I had a month like this where I couldn't hit the ball correctly to save my life. Took off a few weeks and saw a teaching pro (of course I was hitting them OK when I saw him, lol).

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

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I Shot a 2 under 34 and hit 8 greens dead center for 9.Its almost like everything just came together and was working today.Going to take a few weeks off to focus on house projects.Thought this round would was a good way to leave on a good note.

Still can't grasp how one second we got it.And than the next that great feeling just disappears

Nice, congratulations on a nice round!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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I Shot a 2 under 34 and hit 8 greens dead center for 9.Its almost like everything just came together and was working today.Going to take a few weeks off to focus on house projects.Thought this round would was a good way to leave on a good note.

Still can't grasp how one second we got it.And than the next that great feeling just disappears

Nice round, mate! I'm the opposite of you, every time I shoot a good round, I'm more anxious to get back out there and play another.. I get a feeling that I'm "hot."

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Over the years I have played with several single digit handicappers where the only difference in our scores was the chipping and putting.  My ball striking tee to green was as good or better at times.  You GOT to have a green side game! It's all about touch and I would get a case of the yips with the short stuff.  Picture Tiger chunking chips right before he took a few months off.   Bingo

 

I couldnt agree more. I just finished reading dave pelz putting bible and started on the short game bible, trying to take in as much as I can. Thats where I've been focusing most of my practice recently. I played again yesterday, and again my putting  was trash... missed a 4 foot putt on a steep downhill for birdie on 2 and it got in my head for sure. I think my lag putting and green reading needs some significant work, left myself with too many second putts from 5-6 feet. Also chunked a couple shots with the wedges that cost me bigtime.

 

I might order a tent from amazon and just camp out at the short game practice area. 

 

I also just bought some stuff from ace hardware, to make a diy Navigator Putting aid because 50$ is blasphemy.  If it works out I will try to make a post on how I did it.

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Played 9 today and .. as golf goes .. my game sort of flip-flopped from the typical: made solid contact on the tee shots - except for the two short Par 3s! - but OTOH could not hit one wedge shot solidly nor properly nor straight....

 

Typically I duff the tee shots and then have to scramble / recover.

 

The other positive note is putting seems to keep improving .. albeit slowly. Still have a few mis-hits, a few mis-reads, a few mistakes in distance, but .. overall some improvement.

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Played a round pain free. Rare for me these days. It helps that weather was warm.

 

73 on tough track. 73.3 rating 141 slope. 6665 yards. Johnny Miller design. 3 birdies 4 bogies. Two 3-putts. 15/18 greens.  Greens were perfect. Left a few out there . Ball striking is trending up, but putting needs work.  

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Played in my league last night. Swung the clubs decent but it was still an up and down round. Had a triple, a double, two bogies, and a bird with the rest pars. Had 4 shots at birdies but only converted one, pared the other two and bogied the other chance. On the double I had, I chipped in from the fringe after running a putt downhill into the rough. So overall I'm pretty happy where my game is heading. That early triple could of derailed my game but I dug in and refocused.

 

EDIT: Looks like I came in second for net. Woowhoo!

 

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Alright, the game must be really heading in the right direction. I looked at the official league results and discovered that I came in first net not second net as I had originally thought! 😁🎉🎊 psyched and can't wait for next week's league! Now on to work on driving. Wasn't happy with the weak baby draw that I was hitting (turned into a hook on one hole and ended up costing me a double bogey). Congratulations to Carolina Golfer 2 who came in third net!!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Well I guess I should start contributing to this thread as the season is in full swing.   Shot 47 on Wed night in the same league that MDGolfHacker referenced.  Which is right around my HC. A double on the final hole from 94 yards out cost me two strokes as I ended up in a horrible lie in a green side bunker under the lip.  Actually got out onto the green but 3 putted for the double.

As a result I finished one shot behind MDGolfHacker, which as it turns out may have cost me 1st net.   But two spies taking 1st and 3rd out of a field of 72 is repping MGS pretty well.

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So I played another round (partially anyways) of Player/ Caddy with one of my buds yesterday.

Shot really low again, and my bud got a rare round in the 70's. and he envisions the beginning of a streak of more.

 

Just spending a few moments before each shot, talking about what you really should do, makes the mind clearer about what your shot is going to do.

 

Shave a stroke here, and there. Don't have that "blow-up" hole. Minimize mistakes. Don't try the miracle shots all the time, maybe just half the time, and recognize the situations when it's really a bad time to try that.

 

Remember, half the game is mental...

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Good round today that could have been great.  Have been real confident in the swing, particularly the irons, lately.  We had our first heavy rain in 3 months last night so it was cart paths only. Plus had the strong post-front breezes.  15 to 20 mph out of the west all day long.  But front nine was great.  7 pars, one bogie, one double (damn balloon drive into the wind that hit the car path and bounced 6 inches ob). Continued for first two four holes of back nine. Then with five holes into the teeth of the increasingly strong wind, started trying to adjust the swing to compensate for the wind.  Not a good move.  Lost the rhythm, just kind of meh all the way in.  One water ball double and the rest scrambling bogies.  Think the cart paths only also got to me (I'm out of shape 'cause of tax season).  End result, though, 39-44/83 for a tie for third best round of the year!  

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TM Rocketballz Stage 2 21 Deg Tour 4 Hybrid, Rocketfuel 80h Stiff shaft 

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It was a beautiful day to shoot an 82. I'm just off right now. Plain old off. :(

 

 

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