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7 hours ago, artful_golfer said:

@HarryC, love, love, love to see photos of courses. Thanks for sharing these!

I’m playing at another local club that has held The Ladies Europeans tour events on Saturday - I’ll make sure I take some photo 😊

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4 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

This europro tour comp will be on sky shortly after its played

Yep apparently looking at my sky golf channel planner there will be highlights Saturday and Sunday evening in the UK

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- 40 (+4) 

- 4/8 FIR 

- 3/9 GIR (2 birdies)

- 15 Putts

Course was very busy this morning, so I played the back nine. I'm really happy to see my last few scores were not flukes. Amazing how much better golf you can play when you create space for your arms on the downswing.

Had two chip-ins, one for birdie after a bad tee shot on the only par 3, and another from about 30 yards to save par on No. 16 after a bad drive and two punchouts. Driver was not great today, straight on some holes but short, longer on others but left. I'd happily take 250 and straight, but at the moment it's either 230-240 straight or 255-275 left, with the occassional block right. 🤮

Two three putts that just lipped out, and I lost a ball into the water on the par 5 because my second shot left me a not great lie in a part of the course hammered by water this spring. Chunked a wedge into the irrigation pond protecting the green.

My biggest problem now is just ensuring I work on consistency from shot-to-shot. I tend to get a little loose with my head about midway through my rounds, which causes it to move forward on the downswing. The movement results in all sorts of issues until I really focus on correcting it.

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My practice rhe last few days paid off. My up/down game had been struggling so the last few days have been practicing chips,pitches, and 5 footers. Tonight I got up down 6/6 and shot even par for 9. 

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Another 81, based on a 3 hole stretch of 2 doubles and a single.

just a lapse of concentration, and bang! You’re suddenly 5 over...

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In our league last night, I played, for me, some pretty boring golf.... I want more boring golf.

4 pars, 5 bogies, 16 putts, no real stress. I had one penalty, but it was a shortish par 5 so was able to recover for a bogey.

I did get a really bad bounce on one drive. Our 4th hole has a service path that crosses the fairway about 210 yards out. I've always wanted to accidentally hit the path with my tee shot to see how much of a bounce you can get. Yesterday, I hit my tee shot dead straight, down the middle. Normally, I carry the path by about 10 yards, but we were into a slight breeze. It must have hit the edge of the path or something weird because it kicked ~45 degrees right, putting me under a tree forcing me to play left and try to fade the ball. The ball didn't fade, hit a tree left of the green, but fortunately kicked into the middle of the fairway a bit short of the green. I am impressed with the durability of the Z Star - after two solid impacts, there was some discoloration, but no real damage to the surface.

The only real problem I had was with club selection. Since my back continues to feel really good and my swing seems much more free (the heat and humidity may have played a role too), I flew two greens by about 15 yards early in the round which finally convinced me to club down 1 from "normal".

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Played a few times over the past week and week and a half. Shot two rounds in the 90s which were awful mainly due to my lack of any accuracy off the tee. I've figured out it's mostly because I'm so far right. The one round where I could find a fairway I shot 87 which is my best score of the year. If I ever get the driver figured out I should be good to shoot 80s.

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3 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

The only real problem I had was with club selection. Since my back continues to feel really good and my swing seems much more free (the heat and humidity may have played a role too), I flew two greens by about 15 yards early in the round which finally convinced me to club down 1 from "normal".

We told you to do that last week, hardhead!!

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28 minutes ago, MattF said:

We told you to do that last week, hardhead!!

It's like I fail to believe reality and I'm a slow learner. 

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Finally had a good game , 71.. 35/36, with 31 putts.

putting has been stellar since I switched from Ricky style to Jack Nic. Making a lot, and just missing many others...

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Ever shoot an 86 but it feels like a 76?
That's what happens when 46.5% of your shots are putts....yeah, striping it all day long but couldn't putt to save my life...40 of em ... Time to try something new.
I did the exact same thing yesterday! Greens were impossible at a new course, 3-putted 5 times, only 1 one putt.

Take Dead Aim

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52 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Ever shoot an 86 but it feels like a 76?

That's what happens when 46.5% of your shots are putts....yeah, striping it all day long but couldn't putt to save my life...40 of em 😭😭😭... Time to try something new.

Get it out of your system because your first major is a week away.  After playing with you less toe hang is my advice but then again you saw me putt so it's like taking religious advice from a porn star.

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Ever shoot an 86 but it feels like a 76?
That's what happens when 46.5% of your shots are putts....yeah, striping it all day long but couldn't putt to save my life...40 of em ... Time to try something new.


Why do you struggle with putting and how do you practice?

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1 minute ago, cnosil said:

 


Why do you struggle with putting and how do you practice?

 

I wasn't used to the speed of the greens and the pace threw me off the first 10 holes; last 8 I had 2 putts all the way in.
The putter I was using has a heavy head so it was hard to get a feel.

I practice at home on my putting mat each night and I practice at various ranges when I can get out there.

I think a big part of the problem was the putter.  Just never got comfortable holding it in my hands and getting a feel for the pace and I left myself some long second putts.

Better days ahead!

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