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Yesterday was incredibly awful. I shot a horrible 87. I had 5 GIR and 37 putts. Not a very good ball striking day and one of my worst putting days. The greens are still a little bumpy after being punched, but I can't blame it all on that. I just stunk it up.

 

Well, today was different, and quite exciting. I've never played 18 holes before with a tour player, well former tour player. About a month ago my wife and I met Vern Burns on the practice green. He is in town working for the next few months. I posted a little bit about him, but here is a repeat:

 

Vern Burns and played on the Nationwide Tour (now web.com tour) back in the early 1990's. He took up golf at age 37, and he was on the cover of the 2006 African-American Golf Digest magazine. He is from Los Angeles, and he met Earl Woods 3 weeks before Tiger won his third amateur championship. He hung out with Tiger a lot. He also got a few chipping tips from Kirk Triplett. Do a Google search on Vern Burns - professional golfer.

 

​Well, we were getting ready to play this morning and Vern shows up at the practice green. I was a little surprised that he remembered me; we shook hands and I asked if he was just practicing or playing. He said he wanted to play but didn't have a tee time. I said he could join my wife and I because the couple we were supposed to play with bailed out. He had never played my course before and hadn't even warmed up but we were up in a few minutes. Off we went. A completely casual, fun round. It took him a few holes to get warmed up but he still parred the first 3 holes.

 

I was mentally keeping match play score, and we were both even or 1UP through the front nine; we each had 3 bogeys. I was happy with +3; Vern wasn't. Vern went 2UP after #10 and #11, but I won #12 with a par. So Vern was now 1UP. He birdied #13; now 2UP. I win #14 with a par, and Vern had a double. Vern 1UP. Vern wins #15 with a par. Vern 2UP. We halve #16 and #17. So he wins 2&1. He also won #18 if you didn't already figure that one out.

 

I'm sure glad Vern didn't know I was keeping score like that in my head, because I'm sure he could have whipped me a lot worse!! We just had a lot of fun. I don't know what he shot for a score other than +3 on the front. I was 40/41 = 81 with only 6 GIR but 31 putts. I was happy with that.

 

After the round over a couple of beers, Vern told us about his early life, his family, and his desire to compete again on tour somewhere. I hope he does; great guy!!

 

Vern Burns and tours truly...

 

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Wow, very cool to be able to play a full round with a playing pro! Were you able to pick up any tips / insights on how he played your course?
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Ehhh. Played a Par 3 in gusty conditions and was not controlling the ball off the tee, then could not get up and down in 2 after missing the green, so started with bogies.

 

Then had my blow-up hole - did not keep that tee shot down, either, wind caught it pushed it up and up and back and to the side and ... right down into the pond fronting the green (replica of Augusta #12). Dropped and chunked that into the bank on the opposite side .. second splash...

 

Then another bogey, then a double :( ... but _almost_ made a good finish; was on my way to three pars but 3-putted #9 after hitting the green.... (replica of TPC #17 island green).

 

Been taking a few lessons this season so telling myself the swing changes are still "working their way in"... ;-)

 

Was supposed to have a playing lesson today, but it's pouring all day so we've rescheduled.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..MLA Tour XDream (33", +2up, 400g, P2 Reflex Tour)
.. .. see MLA Offical Forum Member Reviews (..on the bench: Evnroll ER5)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Monday 43-40-83. Hit some really nice shots and a few Pigs that got me in trouble. Still a bit wet but starting to dry out.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

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Back to back 46's @ Bear Creek, HHI....only lost 2 balls!

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Wow, very cool to be able to play a full round with a playing pro! Were you able to pick up any tips / insights on how he played your course?

Yes, hit the ball better!   :lol:   Having not seen the course before, I thought he played pretty well.  You can get into trouble off the tee on a few holes, if you don't know how to play them.  On #9 dogleg left par 5, I told him where to hit the ball.  He didn't listen, and end up in the rough on the left at the dogleg.  The difference between me and the pro is when I'm there, it's an automatic bogey or worse. For him it was a missed birdie putt.  The approach shots for pros are amazing!!

 

One thing I forgot to mention... #17 is a really short par 3, playing about 115y that day, uphill into the wind.  I hit a poor shot that ends up pin high to the right of the green; just a big push.  Vern on the green short left.  Martha is on the green short about 12 feet.  I pitch onto the green, poorly just inside Martha's ball.  Well, she makes the birdie!!  Now Vern says and rightly so, the pressure is on.  You know the line!!  I drain the putt.  He gives me a fist bump, and tells me I saved one for the guys!!

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Kind of a rough go today, trying a semi-new swing, to get a little more draw going.

Also got a shock by hearing that one of my good buddies had passed out of the blue.

That's the part of getting older that I do not like at all...

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Played in a Knights of Columbus Scramble on HHI. Finished with a 76, +4, Net 48 and finished 1 out of the money!

 

Lotsa fun....Driver & 3 wood were beasts today.

 

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Played in a Knights of Columbus Scramble on HHI. Finished with a 76, +4, Net 48 and finished 1 out of the money!

 

Lotsa fun....Driver & 3 wood were beasts today.

 

 

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Great playing Foz!!  You shot a net 48, and was out of the money???  WTH?

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Great playing Foz!! You shot a net 48, and was out of the money??? WTH?

we shot 76(+4) then they took an average of our USGA handicaps to get to net 48.

 

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Ehh, not so good.

Well, okay I played like a drunk, three legged elephant.

Driver was so bad. Short game was good, but it had to be with how badly I struck the ball.

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Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

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40/42:82 @ Palmetto Hall in HHI.....almost finished with birdie birdie but Elvis was in the building as the birdie putt lipped out and 360 and came back at me. Great round...will def play this course next year.

 

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Shot decent, still working with trying to get a consistent draw going. Driver was super solid today, go G400!

Spent the back 9 taking one extra club on all approach shots (125 and in) and hitting low punch 3/4 swing shots. The results were fantastic actually, like throwing darts.

This shot has been swirling in my head ever since one of the spies did a post on how the pros always have the lower trajectories on their approach shots. Now it's starting to really make sense.

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:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

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Been on vacation all week.  Between house work and rain, I haven't had time or a nice day to play golf. I took the day today and played. I hooked up with an older gentleman that wanted to play from the blue tees. Okay. He was 66 and he kept up with me on every hole. I shot 39 on the front... he shot 38!

 

On the back we were even through 6 holes. I finally got him on the 7th and stayed ahead of him the rest of the way. I shot 39 on the back and he 40. It was an awesome day with a great guy! I hope to play with him again!

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Been on vacation all week. Between house work and rain, I haven't had time or a nice day to play golf. I took the day today and played. I hooked up with an older gentleman that wanted to play from the blue tees. Okay. He was 66 and he kept up with me on every hole. I shot 39 on the front... he shot 38!

 

On the back we were even through 6 holes. I finally got him on the 7th and stayed ahead of him the rest of the way. I shot 39 on the back and he 40. It was an awesome day with a great guy! I hope to play with him again!

Sounds like a fun day. I'm sure the ole fart enjoyed the game and the company[emoji106]

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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43/41:84 at my home course, after a week of HHI.

Tied for 5th plus a skin......

 

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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went out today.

played 9 holes.

Here's the temp

 

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tough going - windy as well

one hole I was 165 out, decided that since I have been short on all previous approach shots,I'd decided to pull out the 6 iron which is usually 195. Decided to fade it around the dog leg and if it didn't work, I'd still be in the fairway. Fade worked out beautifully, but as it started curving towards the hole,ended up short and in the bunker ( stupid me not realizing it would be straight into the wind- my excuse😁😁 and I'm sticking with it).

Here are some pics. My regular course was hosting a tournament so I went to this course (Desert Blume)

 

I've been really struggling with chipping and am skulling it almost every time. this part of the game has gone to the dogs

 

 

 

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Yikes I cannot believe you guys are already that nasty "s" word up there.....!!!

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..MLA Tour XDream (33", +2up, 400g, P2 Reflex Tour)
.. .. see MLA Offical Forum Member Reviews (..on the bench: Evnroll ER5)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Beautiful day for golf today - mid 60's no wind and a cloudless blue sky.

Mixed bag with a couple of bogies, a few pars and even a birdie. Over just played to my handicap.

 

The birdie was on this short par three - ended up 12" from the hole.

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I also reported in the Bridgestone test thread, but I had my best round in a couple years today 42/40 on a par 70. Only 1 penalty stroke, and 26 total putts. I tweaked my back about a week and a half ago and tried to be very deliberate and tentative. It worked very well and kept tee balls in play, but irons were only ok. I hit quite a few thin today, but chipping and putting saved me.

 

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