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I've been busy but got out and played a few rounds this week. Posting pretty good score in the low 70s and one par round in 2 weeks, oh and one round near 80 that I already forgot.

 

Today's round is quite interesting I had a double, an eagle, 2 birdies and 2 bogeys for an even par front nine then the saga continues with 3 bogeys and 4 birdies for one under par back nine. One minute I was hot and the next I was not. It could have been worse as most of the bogeys are outside 8 feet. It's more satisfying than a few birdies putts today for sure.

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I know this will sound ho hum to many low handicappers out there but I'm excited. I shot a 96 on Sunday and a 92 on Monday. I'm generally just over a 100 (FYI I just playing golf 5 years ago when I retired) My goal this year is to break 90 so I've got a lot of work to do in these remaining 2 months.

 

 

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I just had a rollercoaster nine holes in my highschool match.  First hole I absolutely blasted a drive (downhill but no wind) that carried about 5-10 yards passed a pine tree lasered at 317 yards.  Hit a wedge to ten feet, and then absolutely babied a dead straight 10 footer.  It was a horrible putt that I left about 2 feet short.  My coach said it looked like I was purposefully trying to lag the putt as if I had two putts to win a major, and he was not wrong.  Second hole on a three shot par five that demands an iron off of the tee, I chunked a PW short, hit a chip all the way to the back of the green, and then three putted (pin was up front) and made double.  Next hole I crushed a driver but never saw it come off the club face due to the sun being straight in front of us.  I had no idea where it was, but then I saw a ball 50 yards left in another fairway, and it turned out it was my ball.  I only had 115 in, so I hit a nice little gap wedge to 15 feet and drained the sweeping right to left put.  Next hole, I drained a 60 footer for two in a row.  Made a horrible bogey on a par three after that, but then came back with an easy two putt birdie on a driver-iron par 5.  I then proceeded to lip out for birdie on the last three holes.  It could have been a really nice round even with that double on #2 if I had a couple that dropped on those last three holes.  I had one ugly double, one bogey, and three birdies that could have been a lot more.  Overall though, I can't really complain about the score.

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3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

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I know this will sound ho hum to many low handicappers out there but I'm excited. I shot a 96 on Sunday and a 92 on Monday. I'm generally just over a 100 (FYI I just playing golf 5 years ago when I retired) My goal this year is to break 90 so I've got a lot of work to do in these remaining 2 months.

 

It's not ho hum;  we play the same game and all set out to play the best we can.  Keep working on achieving that goal and breaking the 90 barrier.  

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Home course tpc valley still closed due to Irma, so we played another local course.  Really good shape except for a few sand traps that they hadn't got to yet.  Shot a 42-41/83, best score in a while.  Some good ball striking, chipping generally good, putting fairly good.  18, had a chance to finish with 5 straight pars.  But the drive was pushed right, leaving me in the rough 175 out (would have been 130ish with any sort of decent drive).  Proceeded to hit about the best six iron I have ever hit, high, right over the pin--but, even thought just after contact that this is going to be too long.  Sure enough, yard or so off the back of the green. Slightly bladed the chip to 5 ft left and kind of jabbed at the putt for a bogey.  But feel pretty good about the finish and that final six iron.

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Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

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

Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons, 4-P, Stiff Shafts
 
Scor 48 and 55 degree wedges.  
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Home course tpc valley still closed due to Irma, so we played another local course.  Really good shape except for a few sand traps that they hadn't got to yet.  Shot a 42-41/83, best score in a while.  Some good ball striking, chipping generally good, putting fairly good.  18, had a chance to finish with 5 straight pars.  But the drive was pushed right, leaving me in the rough 175 out (would have been 130ish with any sort of decent drive).  Proceeded to hit about the best six iron I have ever hit, high, right over the pin--but, even thought just after contact that this is going to be too long.  Sure enough, yard or so off the back of the green. Slightly bladed the chip to 5 ft left and kind of jabbed at the putt for a bogey.  But feel pretty good about the finish and that final six iron.

Think they will be good to by next Thursday? When I called them last week, they anticipated having both courses open by the 21st (tomorrow). I hope that's the case.

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So, got a day off from work yesterday and went to my local. Back nine was being green punched so I got in a quick nine. Worked on one thing the whole round, committing to full shots. Too often I like to try and get cute with less than full swing stuff and that leads sometimes to mechanical breakdowns. So given the choice today between 85% or 110%, I took 110% every time.

 

Results? +1 round of 36. 6 pars, 2 bogeys, 1 birdie. Sure, there were still some shots I had to funk around with because of not having perfect yardage, but if it was close I found just trusting my natural swing instead of trying to manufacturing something was the best case scenario. Also, putted very well today. Highlight again came at our little downhill par 3. The pushed the tees up so it played around 100 yards instead of 115. Full swing power Sand wedge, stuck it to 3 feet. Hopefully there will be time for a few more rounds this year before the weather finally changes here in CNY, because I'm putting pretty well and feel like this was a real lightbulb type round.

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In my short time on the Forum, I really REALLY appreciate the respect and camaraderie shown among the members. In this thread I have just read about how a +1 handicap was excited to shoot a near perfect round, hitting all fairways and 17 of 18 GIR, (which is awesome in itself, and I enjoy it vicariously- hoping beyond hope to someday have a round like that) and then, a few posts later, read about a member who has been playing less than 5 years shooting in the 90's- also awesome in and of itself.

 

The thing I love about this game - the thing that my father taught my brother and I about golf- is that at the end of the day, it is you against the course- sure, you may have playing partners or opponents, you may be in a league or on a group golf holiday with all sorts of games and all sorts of money exchanging hands- but at its core, golf is about how you (and you alone) can handle the course.

 

Sure, there are some things that help- home course knowledge, watching others putt along a similar line, but unlike any other sport, there are no "subs on the bench" no "Pinch hitters" and nobody telling you what to do- you may have a plan, how you are going to approach each hole, where to bail when needed, and when to be aggressive, but it is you stepping up, addressing the ball and executing the swing (and dealing with the results). Truly an amazing game- and clearly this forum accepts all who pick up a club, propel and pursue a golf ball around a course and attempt to bury it 18 times.

 

What a game! What a forum, and what a great group of individuals who share their trials and tribulations amongst the rest of the group. Thanks, all!

what a great reply.Golf has so many hurdles and challenges it throws at us.Such an individual sport where the accomplishments can be so fleeting.But when they happen, the feeling of accomplishment it gives us is next to none
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Got my clubs back from being reshafted yesterday and managed to squeeze in nine holes on the nearest Muni. Can't comment on the clubs because of the pending review, but course conditions were rough. 20-25 mph crosswinds on almost every hole and pin positions tucked behind bunkers on almost every hole. Thought I shot ok given the conditions and my 20+ handicap. Even managed to get on in 2 on the 18 th hole. Chipping was just ok, with most of my shots going longer than I expected. But putting was solid minus one 3 putt. Had a blow up 8 on the 16th which really hurt, and ended with a 50. Overall not excited about the score but felt I did ok given the circumstances. Still working on finding a consistent swing, and feel I'm getting closer.

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So, got a day off from work yesterday and went to my local. Back nine was being green punched so I got in a quick nine. Worked on one thing the whole round, committing to full shots. Too often I like to try and get cute with less than full swing stuff and that leads sometimes to mechanical breakdowns. So given the choice today between 85% or 110%, I took 110% every time.

 

Results? +1 round of 36. 6 pars, 2 bogeys, 1 birdie. Sure, there were still some shots I had to funk around with because of not having perfect yardage, but if it was close I found just trusting my natural swing instead of trying to manufacturing something was the best case scenario. Also, putted very well today. Highlight again came at our little downhill par 3. The pushed the tees up so it played around 100 yards instead of 115. Full swing power Sand wedge, stuck it to 3 feet. Hopefully there will be time for a few more rounds this year before the weather finally changes here in CNY, because I'm putting pretty well and feel like this was a real lightbulb type round.

I did a similar practice last week where I tried to hit all my approach shot lower with stronger trajectory which produce more predictable hop and stop spin. Once I locked on to the visual cue, I was able to produce a repeatable swing and predictable result, which please me to no end. Plus I feel like I swing much easier as well.

 

I like doing the one thing session.

 

 

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I had a walking day with my buddies today.  I was striking the ball pretty well which is unusual for me.  On hole #6 the wind picked up a little and it started to sprinkle, the came the thunder and lightning.  We could see it, but it was more than 25 miles away.  We decided to quit after nine holes as the sprinkles turned to a shower.  I had 5 birdie putts inside 8 feet; missed all of them, three lipped out and I left a downhill putt a half ball short.  I hit every putt right where I wanted, so it's a matter of green reading.  The Doon is still working.

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I didn't play today however I am proud of my wife as she won 1st place gross in her women's league (Eagles Greens) annual championship.  Brought home $135.00 bucks plus two gift cards that cover green fees for some nice courses in the area.

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How to break 80 the hard way. But before we get to that, yesterday 38-36 a cool 74 the game was easy. Today, a whole new story. Had a front nine to be forgotten, three doubles, three bogies and three pars for a nice solid 45. Worst nine of the year, don't know what happened. Back nine. Six pars, two birdies and a bogey for 34 strokes (par 71 course). 45-34 a weird 79. Can't say I have ever done that before. Funny thing is one nine to the other never really felt that different, maybe fewer bad bounces and no lip outs. Love this game...

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In my short time on the Forum, I really REALLY appreciate the respect and camaraderie shown among the members. In this thread I have just read about how a +1 handicap was excited to shoot a near perfect round, hitting all fairways and 17 of 18 GIR, (which is awesome in itself, and I enjoy it vicariously- hoping beyond hope to someday have a round like that) and then, a few posts later, read about a member who has been playing less than 5 years shooting in the 90's- also awesome in and of itself.

 

The thing I love about this game - the thing that my father taught my brother and I about golf- is that at the end of the day, it is you against the course- sure, you may have playing partners or opponents, you may be in a league or on a group golf holiday with all sorts of games and all sorts of money exchanging hands- but at its core, golf is about how you (and you alone) can handle the course.

 

Sure, there are some things that help- home course knowledge, watching others putt along a similar line, but unlike any other sport, there are no "subs on the bench" no "Pinch hitters" and nobody telling you what to do- you may have a plan, how you are going to approach each hole, where to bail when needed, and when to be aggressive, but it is you stepping up, addressing the ball and executing the swing (and dealing with the results). Truly an amazing game- and clearly this forum accepts all who pick up a club, propel and pursue a golf ball around a course and attempt to bury it 18 times.

 

What a game! What a forum, and what a great group of individuals who share their trials and tribulations amongst the rest of the group. Thanks, all!

I'll second that!

 

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In my short time on the Forum, I really REALLY appreciate the respect and camaraderie shown among the members. In this thread I have just read about how a +1 handicap was excited to shoot a near perfect round, hitting all fairways and 17 of 18 GIR, (which is awesome in itself, and I enjoy it vicariously- hoping beyond hope to someday have a round like that) and then, a few posts later, read about a member who has been playing less than 5 years shooting in the 90's- also awesome in and of itself.

 

The thing I love about this game - the thing that my father taught my brother and I about golf- is that at the end of the day, it is you against the course- sure, you may have playing partners or opponents, you may be in a league or on a group golf holiday with all sorts of games and all sorts of money exchanging hands- but at its core, golf is about how you (and you alone) can handle the course.

 

Sure, there are some things that help- home course knowledge, watching others putt along a similar line, but unlike any other sport, there are no "subs on the bench" no "Pinch hitters" and nobody telling you what to do- you may have a plan, how you are going to approach each hole, where to bail when needed, and when to be aggressive, but it is you stepping up, addressing the ball and executing the swing (and dealing with the results). Truly an amazing game- and clearly this forum accepts all who pick up a club, propel and pursue a golf ball around a course and attempt to bury it 18 times.

 

What a game! What a forum, and what a great group of individuals who share their trials and tribulations amongst the rest of the group. Thanks, all!

I'll "third" (or: second second?) ;) that! Great comments, ddryan!!?
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Think they will be good to by next Thursday? When I called them last week, they anticipated having both courses open by the 21st (tomorrow). I hope that's the case.

Should be good.  We've played a couple of other courses in the area and the sand traps on each were absolutely the only issues.  No flooding damage, courses in good shape.  The Valley and Stadium are opening tomorrow and I'll give you a report from our game on Friday.

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Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

In my Ogio Ozone XX Cart Stand Bag:

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
 
Scor 48 and 55 degree wedges.  
Renegar 60 Deg Steel Shaft Lob Wedge

TM Ghost Spider Si 38" Counterbalanced Putter

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I know this will sound ho hum to many low handicappers out there but I'm excited. I shot a 96 on Sunday and a 92 on Monday. I'm generally just over a 100 (FYI I just playing golf 5 years ago when I retired) My goal this year is to break 90 so I've got a lot of work to do in these remaining 2 months.

 

 

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I remember the first time I broke 100 and 90. 90 was last year. You can do it! String together a couple good holes in a row, and that 80s score will be all yours!

 

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I didn't play today however I am proud of my wife as she won 1st place gross in her women's league (Eagles Greens) annual championship. Brought home $135.00 bucks plus two gift cards that cover green fees for some nice courses in the area.

Date night!!!

 

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