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48* here today, I hit the links!  Very frustrating round today!  Shot an 84 on a course that's pretty difficult for me!  I putted well, but had much higher hopes for probably one of the last rounds of the year!  Was hoping to shoot par for the first time at some point this year but a couple 73's is as close as I got!  Dangit!!

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52 is cold?  I'd be out there in a second.  44 here and I'd be playing, but I'm supposed to take it easy after having a tooth surgically extracted yesterday.  My nurses will be out of the house tomorrow, and if I have to drive up to Northern VA for an early morning Monday meeting, I might just get stuck at a golf course for a while.

Things change, 5 -6 years ago these same guys were out there in 40’ with shorts on. Doesn’t take long for ole Northern guys to turn into FL Weenies.
FYI last Monday only 2 of us had shorts on.


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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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Driver was killing me today.  No clue what was going on, but it was ugly.  2 OB drives and countless really not so hot drives.  Shot an 84.

On a plus note, took the Cleveland CBX-2 60* wedge out today for the first time and was quite happy with its performance.  Really nice spin and check on short chips, nice stop on full shots, solid feel.  Didn't have any sand shots with it today, though.  It sets up nicely and looks good looking down on it.  On the practice green before teeing off, I hit a variety of shots with it, ranging from square chips to opening the blade for higher flops.  

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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9 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... With snow on the ground and wind chill in the teens, I would be thrilled to play 15 holes on an island in the Pacific! 😎   That said, I certainly understand the frustration of being behind a s-l-o-w group. One of the days my goal is to join you and YK for a round of golf. Still never been to Hawaii but it will happen! 

I think there may be a line forming for this😉

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:mizuno-small: MP18 MMC FliHi 4 Iron - Project X LZ 5.5
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9 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Getting ready to play in our club’s Turkey tournament in support of Union Gospel Mission. Everyone brings a turkey. Stuppit games on nearly every hole.

Foggy and 38*.
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Well, we didn't finish dead last, but we were close.  We shot a 71... one under;  2 bogeys and 3 birdies.  I'm not sure how they determine the team hcp; I'll have to ask.  At our course I'm a 9, my wife is a 20, and the lady playing with us is a 28.  Our 4th player failed to show.  Our team hcp for the 3 of us was 7.9.

Besides the usual KPs and LDs, some of the stoopit things we had to do...

On the short par 4 #2 hole, everyone had to tee off with the PSP 7i training club... dang that thing is small.  The head is about the size of a ball.  I hooked it; fortunately my wife put one down the middle.

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On the par 3 #8 hole playing 180y, everyone tossed a bowling ball from the tee box to determine when you would tee up your ball.  It's slightly downhill, and I ended up hitting a 9i.

On the par 4 #11, when your ball is on the green, you must putt with a sledgehammer.  I did it last year (we made a double) and I couldn't putt with my putter the rest of the tournament!  Screwed up my feel something awful!!  The secret is to grip down on the handle as far as you can and still swing it; use the side, not the end.  I almost made a 20 footer.

On the par 3 #12 there were 3 flags, in front, middle, and back pin positions.  You could choose any one you wanted.  Tees were waaay back, and we all missed the green but I chipped to a foot to the middle pin.

On hole #13 we had to putt with a hockey stick.  Again, the second time around was better.  I nearly made another 20 footer by gripping down and putting left-handed, righthand low, using the back of the stick.

On the par 4 #16 we had to hit a softball off a batting tee with a kids T-ball bat to determine where you teed it up; similar to the bowling ball on #8.  I think a 6-year old could hit the ball further than we did!!

On the par 3 #17 hole after we all teed off, we had to choose the worst tee shot to play.

On the par 5 #18 hole there was a cutout of a turkey in the middle of the fairway about 40 yards from the green for a closest to the turkey on your layup shot.  The lady we were playing with got pretty close but I don't know if she won.  I went for the green and ended up in the sand, so we took her shot to play to the green.

All in all it was fun, but it never got above 44 degrees, and the fog never lifted completely.  Oh yeah... and the round took 5.5 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Started poorly, bogeying 5 of the first six holes but ultimately shot 78 today.  Only one birdie, although I had at least 3 very reasonable attempts that I missed.  

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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+5 on the back. Had 8 foot birdie putts on #10 and 11 and missed them both left. Smoked a drive on 12 then the wheels came off a bit. Couldnt string 2 shots together after that tee shot. Found two bunkers along the way and a tree. Lucky I had no 3 putts.  

 

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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

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74 

10/14 Fir

12/18 Gir

32 Putts

Drove down to play Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles to celebrate what would have been my Dad's 72 birthday. Prefect day, 83* with very little wind. Struggled a little bit on the front sans a perfect 3 shot eagle. Hit it well on the back nine. It was one of those rounds where it felt like I didn't play great but upon reflection it was pretty solid. 

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Well, we didn't finish dead last, but we were close.  We shot a 71... one under;  2 bogeys and 3 birdies.  I'm not sure how they determine the team hcp; I'll have to ask.  At our course I'm a 9, my wife is a 20, and the lady playing with us is a 28.  Our 4th player failed to show.  Our team hcp for the 3 of us was 7.9.
Besides the usual KPs and LDs, some of the stoopit things we had to do...
On the short par 4 #2 hole, everyone had to tee off with the PSP 7i training club... dang that thing is small.  The head is about the size of a ball.  I hooked it; fortunately my wife put one down the middle.
PSPclub.jpg.6a264ec707bf9eb6068d9b98eb39415b.jpg
On the par 3 #8 hole playing 180y, everyone tossed a bowling ball from the tee box to determine when you would tee up your ball.  It's slightly downhill, and I ended up hitting a 9i.
On the par 4 #11, when your ball is on the green, you must putt with a sledgehammer.  I did it last year (we made a double) and I couldn't putt with my putter the rest of the tournament!  Screwed up my feel something awful!!  The secret is to grip down on the handle as far as you can and still swing it; use the side, not the end.  I almost made a 20 footer.
On the par 3 #12 there were 3 flags, in front, middle, and back pin positions.  You could choose any one you wanted.  Tees were waaay back, and we all missed the green but I chipped to a foot to the middle pin.
On hole #13 we had to putt with a hockey stick.  Again, the second time around was better.  I nearly made another 20 footer by gripping down and putting left-handed, righthand low, using the back of the stick.
On the par 4 #16 we had to hit a softball off a batting tee with a kids T-ball bat to determine where you teed it up; similar to the bowling ball on #8.  I think a 6-year old could hit the ball further than we did!!
On the par 3 #17 hole after we all teed off, we had to choose the worst tee shot to play.
On the par 5 #18 hole there was a cutout of a turkey in the middle of the fairway about 40 yards from the green for a closest to the turkey on your layup shot.  The lady we were playing with got pretty close but I don't know if she won.  I went for the green and ended up in the sand, so we took her shot to play to the green.
All in all it was fun, but it never got above 44 degrees, and the fog never lifted completely.  Oh yeah... and the round took 5.5 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Congratulations!! You survived it


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Rick

 

 

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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Beautiful morning for golf, 51’ & Tee Time, SUNNY and minimal wind.
43, low irons were awesome, getting used to new driver and putted horrible. Missed some putts that shouted made.


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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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8 hours ago, Rickp said:


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Local merchants donated prizes that were raffled off.  We didn't stick around, so we gave our tickets to a friend of ours.  He saw me today and gave me the $75 coupon for a local steakhouse down the street.  So, we won something!!

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Played with my eldest son at Wedgewood today in what could very well be the last round of the year. The weather was amazing! 73 degrees with steady winds of 12 mph. I tried the EXP 01 ball today and quite liked it. Long off the tee and good spin in and around the greens. The cover is interesting because it feels good and spins well but the Titleist font looks like it's a cheaper ball. That was literally my only complaint. It handled the wind well and felt great off the putter. Putter was hot today but I was hitting it closer to the hole too - hit 77.8% of my greens with an average of 17.7 feet from the hole on greens hit. Really happy with that - just a casual round with my son but I'm really pleased with it. I bought 2 PM Grind 2.0 wedges from one of my son's friends for $100 a few weeks ago and I've really been enjoying them. I hit two really great flop shots with the 60* and had a chip in. The chip-in was so sweet - I was chipping from the back of the green and the whole green sloped away from me to a pin on a bit of a knoll. I have had some issues nipping the ball around the greens due to the extra bounce but I hit this one exactly as I wanted and it went in! So great!

 

If it is my last round of the year - it's a great way to go out.

 

FIR 8/12

GIR 14/18

Putts 25

 

 

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Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

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Got 6 holes in before the rain and cold winds prompted us to call it off.  1 over thru 6.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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Shot 86/87 in our two day tournament this weekend with 48*-58* weather.

 

Then, shot 87 yesterday at Bee Zaharias with uncut overseeded greens...

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Made it to our winter roost on 11/14 and played Saturday at Mesa Del Sol 49/38 - another Jekyll & Hyde round.  Got a bit lucky on the back nine as an errant drive on #11 was knocked back into play my a palm tree.  Good thing because my provisional was drilled dead straight and rolled through the fairway and OB 😱.

Played Coyote Wash on Monday and shot 37/43.  I was -2 on the 9th tee and summarily pushed one OB resulting in a triple bogey.  The guys were kind of disappointed even though we were playing "wolf" (for dimes); they were rooting for me to finish under par. On the par 5 #7, I hit a drive and 4i that ranks among my best ever.  There is a large bunker, center-right, in fairway at about 220 yards.  My drive had a slight draw which carried the left side, hit the downslope and rolled out to about 265 yards.  The green is slightly elevated and I chose a 4i as short is better than long.  It ended up 7 feet from the flag and my eagle putt sat on the lip looking in 😥.  Adding to the fun was that all of us played that hole outstanding with 2 others putting for par and another for birdy after a crazy good 3w out of the aforementioned bunker.  For a brief moment on #9 tee, I thought about just hitting 3w or 4i as a long drive on the left side brings the Oilanders into play (they turn back towards the fairway).  Maybe it was that hesitation that switched the mojo 😯?

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Local merchants donated prizes that were raffled off.  We didn't stick around, so we gave our tickets to a friend of ours.  He saw me today and gave me the $75 coupon for a local steakhouse down the street.  So, we won something!!

Restaurant vouchers always welcome!


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Rick

 

 

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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Came up to Monterey Peninsula for a conference that my wife had to go to, so I’m up here forced to play golf... the things we husbands do right?

so, today I played Bayonet, shot a 77., and tomorrow I’ll play Blackhorse. It’s supposed to be a little easier... we’ll see..

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:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi

:ping-small: G400 LSTec driver 10° on Aldila X-Torsion Stiff

:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 StifF

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

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Came up to Monterey Peninsula for a conference that my wife had to go to, so I’m up here forced to play golf... the things we husbands do right?
so, today I played Bayonet, shot a 77., and tomorrow I’ll play Blackhorse. It’s supposed to be a little easier... we’ll see..

I know how it is, the sacrifices we make for our wives


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Rick

 

 

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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42 (+5)

3/7 FiR

4/9 GiR

17 Putts

1 bee sting

Couldn't make a putt but that's a common theme at the minute. Was taking a practice swing on the 9th and all of a sudden felt a stinging pain in my arm. Looked down and this ******* bee was just sitting on my shirt looking up at me. Luckily he stung me through my shirt, so the stinger stayed on my shirt. Had my buddy grab it off of my shirt because I wasn't sure if that was actually the stinger (never been stung before). Smoked a 4i like 210 into the wind after, I guess I was upset and had some adrenaline pumping, LOL!

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

3w/5w: :callaway-small: XR16 Fujikura Speeder Evo 565 S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX 4 50.10 | 54.10 | 60.09 Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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Decided to see how many holes I could get in last night after work with sunset coming around 5:30 pm. Turns out I can get in 18 when starting around 4:15 pm. My Garmin says 1 hour and 20 minutes to record this.
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