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... Seems every time I shoot a really low round I get some help from the Golf Gods. Chipped in on #2 from the fringe so the choice of 58* over putter worked out well in spite of my playing cards admonishment for "making the shot harder than I needed to". 3 more birdies from close range after excellent iron shots and then after a silly bogie on #15 where I thought I could use the slope to get the ball to come back down to the hole and the ball stayed on top of the slope (too much TV LOL) I hit a 148yd pw downwind just short of the green on #16 and it bounced on and rolled to an inch getting me back to 2 under. I hit a good knockdown into the 15+ wind on 17 but it still came up 30 feet short for a tricky uphill putt that broke hard left at the hole. Just trying to lag it close for an easy tap in, I made sure to get it well above the hole so I could see the break for the comeback putt and it rolled right in the center! I could hit that putt 10 more times and not make it again so that was a real gift. 

... Just missed an 8 footer on #18 that did not break into the hole like I thought it would and stayed on the edge for a 69. Considering the winds were good 15mph+ I was extremely happy with that score. 4 more birdies and I could have shot may age.  :blush:

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Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade RBZ Tour Hy ... Matrix Altus 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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Played Saturday: Shot a 86/87. Was happy for the most part, couldn't hit a putt on the first 6-7 holes including a few 3 jacks. Started to put it together on the back, but dumped one into the water on 18. The back 9 par 5 is now my nemisis hole, I've had 4 double bogey or worse scores in 4 rounds. Time to focus in on that hole and keep the scores down. 

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Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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77...solid round with new to mb e putter. Found a few fairways snd GIR. Tonihhts GHIN update add shouos finally find ne in singke diguts. Putter is a 5 buck Ping Pal 2. 28 putts with no 3 putts.

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DRIVER: Titleist 905R S 10.5

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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Shot an even par 71 today on the course where the had McKenzie Tour Q School. Hit every fairway and had 29 putts. Still working on distance control with the irons.

 

 

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 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
Snell MTB-X

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Played by myself yesterday....It's always interesting when I play alone.  I start off pretty good and get in a good rhythm and then I either catch up to someone or there is a twosome in a cart behind me (I walk) and I feel I need to get moving.

 

When I knew that there were people on the tee box and noone was behind me I was able to practice pitching/chipping with various wedges - trying 54 and then 58 from the same distance to see the difference - one of the benefits of playing alone!

 

Tried my best to keep score and it was around 80-82.  Minor adjustment mid-round helped a lot.  Also tweaked my putting setup a tiny bit and that kept me from any 3 putts....put my "serious golfer" hat on for the last 2 holes and ended up birdie-par.  :)

 

 

 

Was pretty pleased all in all.

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:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
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Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
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Well I failed again at US Open local qualifying yesterday. I had 2 poor holes that derailed the round. The 5th hole I hit a poor chip that lead to a 3 putt and the a lost ball in the rough on the 9th hole really put me behind the 8 ball. Played well on the back 9 but putts just didn't fall. Always next year.

 

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Tough one for sure, however you did make it to the qualifier. That is something

Next year we will all be rooting you on.

 

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MALTBY.png.a2a7b0f0659df827f6200a68ab77f34c.png            STi   Irons 5-SW   KURO KAGE  70IR Flex-R  Lamkin Grips

 :titelist-small:                          980F 3 Wood

:cobra-small:             King F6 Hybrid Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Graphite Shaft

Upswing                   60* wedge

:odyssey-small:           O-Putter 1W

                        

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Well I failed again at US Open local qualifying yesterday. I had 2 poor holes that derailed the round. The 5th hole I hit a poor chip that lead to a 3 putt and the a lost ball in the rough on the 9th hole really put me behind the 8 ball. Played well on the back 9 but putts just didn't fall. Always next year.

 

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Way to finish strong!  Congrats for giving it a shot and trying to make it happen. 

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:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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Tough one for sure, however you did make it to the qualifier. That is something

Next year we will all be rooting you on.

 

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I try every year. I'm not getting younger but it all about short game and putting. I love the competition and hopefully I get better with age.

 

 

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FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Cleveland RTX 3 50*

Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 60*

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport II Teryllium T22 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +2.1

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Way to finish strong! Congrats for giving it a shot and trying to make it happen.

Thanks! It's fun to try and you never know. It's a great mental challenge every year.

 

 

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Cleveland RTX 3 50*

Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 60*

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport II Teryllium T22 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +2.1

Instagram: joshandersongolf

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Thanks! It's fun to try and you never know. It's a great mental challenge every year.

 

 

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True!  All it takes is one good streak!!

 

I had a buddy who tried it a number of years ago in Colorado and he said that the mental pressure is unlike anything he'd experienced on a golf course before....and I think there were only about 20 people following his group!!

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:cobra-small:  King F7 3/4w Fujikara 
:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Black Ten S
:918457628_PrecisionPro: nx7 pro 
:1590477705_SunMountain:  C130
:Arccos: Caddie

Franklin, MA; Right Handed; 10
"the club face sends it, the path bends it..."

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Got out for a quick 18 yesterday after work and in a word I played terrible, but scored well.  I could not find the center of any club until the middle of the back 9.  To sum up my day I pounded a drive on 16 (Par 4, 435 yards) and actually hit a fairway.  Caught a 58* a touch heavy and came up short then chipped in for a birdie.  Overall ended up with a 74 that could have been a heck of a lot worse.

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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

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As I mentioned in the Happy Thread, Monday was my 71st birthday. On Mondays I usually walk my course with guys from the club, but my wife surprised me by closing her business and getting us a tee time at Wine Valley GC just outside Walla Walla, Washington; about a 45 minute drive from home. She also invited her brother to join us; he's moving to Phoenix in a couple of weeks so this might be his last golf here in the Northwest.

 

We have played this course several times over the years. It's a challenging course, especially in the wind!! The fairways are quite large with strategic bunkers and washes that run along some holes. The greens are large, fast and undulating which makes putting quite difficult. It has been a U.S. Open local qualifying course. Monday was beautiful with temps around 90* and a very slight breeze.

 

How did I do?? I shot 82 with five 3-putts; I don't normally 3-putt at home. My wife shot 89. I have always said that Wine Valley has really wide fairways and missing them is nearly impossible. Well, I missed on hole #3, a par 5 with the largest fairway on the course!! It's a split fairway with bunkers in the middle. I chose to go to the right fairway, and missed way right in the hay; never been in the hay before. Muscled a 5H down the fairway, and hit an iron to 2 feet for a birdie.

 

Putting on these greens is an adventure. The greens were not a fast as I have seen them, but they were quick, and with the undulations it made green reading difficult. What I thought would be a 2-3 footer coming back was usually a 6-7 footer.

 

Overall, it was a fun day, and I highly recommend that if you are in the area, Wine Valley is a must-play. However, I do caution you that you should find a non-windy day. Some pics:

 

Par 4 #1 Large green with plenty of undulations; yes, windmills on those hills for a reason!!

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Par 4 #5 Wash runs down left side and cuts in front of green which is over 11,000 sq.ft.

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Par 5 #10 The green is over 50 yards deep.

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Par 4 #13 Longest par 4 at 505y from tips, but plays downhill.

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Yours truly! Yes, I played from the whites... It's my birthday!!

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SWMBO on the par 5 #18; clubhouse in background

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Congrats Kenny B! Happy late Birthday!

 

 

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Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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Well I failed again at US Open local qualifying yesterday. I had 2 poor holes that derailed the round. The 5th hole I hit a poor chip that lead to a 3 putt and the a lost ball in the rough on the 9th hole really put me behind the 8 ball. Played well on the back 9 but putts just didn't fall. Always next year.

 

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Still a solid round. The thing with US Open qualifying is, somebody is always going to play the two rounds of their life and shoot, what, 65-65? You have to be totally on top of your game. 75 is a good score, taking into account the way the course is set up.

 

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:mizuno-small: MP-60, 3i-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold
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Still a solid round. The thing with US Open qualifying is, somebody is always going to play the two rounds of their life and shoot, what, 65-65? You have to be totally on top of your game. 75 is a good score, taking into account the way the course is set up.

 

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69 got into a playoff. It was a great day to score. Just made too many mistakes on the front 9.

 

 

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Cleveland RTX 3 50*

Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 60*

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport II Teryllium T22 
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
Handicap index:  +2.1

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69 got into a playoff. It was a great day to score. Just made too many mistakes on the front 9.

 

 

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Yeah, sounds like similar scoring to our qualifying. 69 was the score to beat. A couple of 66s. Some good golfers out there!

 

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:mizuno-small: JPX EZ 3 wood
:cobra-small: Fly-Z 4H
:mizuno-small: MP-60, 3i-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold
:mizuno-small: S5 54° & 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold
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... Those that have not tried to qualify for a big event, or any real tournament competition against strangers, have no idea how stressful it is compared to playing for fun. Putting yourself out there is a real treat, battling nerves, highs and lows and being in the thick of it is something everyone should experience at least once. Great job and good luck next year.

 

... Fwiw, I watched some young kids at a PAT just striping it on the range and rolling in putts on the practice green only to see them crumble under the pressure of two rounds in one day where every shot counts. Nerves really are the most awesome experience and while we don't want to experience life and death battles with swords, putting yourself under pressure is such a great life experience and as close to medieval battle as most of us will ever get.

Your right about the nerves. I played in a couple of high end tournaments years ago and my nerves were a mess. Luckily I had a great partner who kept me almost on track.

Now, I'm just a dish of jello, no nerves left.

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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... Those that have not tried to qualify for a big event, or any real tournament competition against strangers, have no idea how stressful it is compared to playing for fun. Putting yourself out there is a real treat, battling nerves, highs and lows and being in the thick of it is something everyone should experience at least once. Great job and good luck next year.

 

... Fwiw, I watched some young kids at a PAT just striping it on the range and rolling in putts on the practice green only to see them crumble under the pressure of two rounds in one day where every shot counts. Nerves really are the most awesome experience and while we don't want to experience life and death battles with swords, putting yourself under pressure is such a great life experience and as close to medieval battle as most of us will ever get.

This is what I am struggling with now. I want to play in my local amateur events and see how far I can go but I know I can't put the time in that's required to compete. I passed my first PAT (77-74) and doubled the final hole because I was so amped up; I hit a 6 iron from 190, 20 yards over the green because I knew I had it. So I think I could then play in our local mid-am. But then what? Just to fulfill my own ego? I've already played some awesome competitive golf for as good as I could be. Maybe it's time to accept being a novelty in local work scrambles and the occasional under par round.

 

 

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