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15 hours ago, yungkory said:

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75

6/14 FiR

9/18 GiR

27 putts (0 3-putts)

It finally happened. Things worked in unison and for the first time I felt like I could actually be decent at this maddening game!

Sank a 15-ish foot putt on the first hole and thought, "oh no, the dreaded first hole birdie"

After 2 bogeys and 2 more birdies, I stood -1 on the 9th tee box and totally blocked one to the right. Heard it hit the cart path and I would later discover that it went OB. Wasn't able to get up and down from 178 and made a disheartening triple. I thought that I completed the choke as I normally, inevitably do.

However, after missing the green 10y right on the next hole, I chipped in for birdie and got back on the "what did I step in this morning, is this really happening" train.

Kept it steady and I knew I was well below my previous best score of 79 standing on the 18th tee. Semi blocked one but got a lucky bounce and ended up here

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Thankful that I didn't choke, I hit the next one extremely thin into the front pot bunker. Almost up and downed it but lipped the putt because it had a little too much pace. I knew I had beaten my previous best, but didn't know it was by 4 strokes!

Absolutely stoked right now!! Thanks for listening to my story, internet friends 😂

Congrats, man! Must have felt awesome.

I'm still waiting for that glorious "everything is working" moment...

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Played very well today (for me). Started out with a front 9 of 58, which wasn't good, but saw promising glimpses off the tee with driver. Then I went on to the back 9 and shot a legitimate 44 and this was from the blue tees since the guys I got paired with insisted on playing blue. I normally play white. No more snap hooks off the tee, and was hitting drives with 240 to 250 carry, which is a long distance for me.

The change I made that turned my driver around from a complete liability was only two very simple things, switched from a standard size grip to an undersize, and then held the club in my hand more firmly.

After my last round, I discovered my left palm was coming off the grip at the top of the swing, and then i would regrip which would cause my left wrist to cup and open the face. From there, I would usually snap hook it from trying to save it late, or I would hit it somewhere way right. This was no longer the case with holding the club more firmly.

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Another good day today. Finished at 1 over 72 with an adventurous start. Hit my drive on 1 into the left fairway bunker; 50* wedge over the back into a waste area, fluffed the pitch shot and then chipped in for a routine par. Shot of the day was a hybrid from 261 on the par five fifth hole that left me 30 feet for eagle...and a three putt par. Putting is still a work in progress but slowly coming around.


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Shot a 72 yesterday and a 75 today. I couldn’t miss with a wedge either day, but today I chipped in from green side rough 3 times. Holes 1, 10 and 18. Twice for birdie and once for a par save after hitting it into a hazard. Driver wasn’t comfortable so I didn’t play it, and just swung 4 iron off the tee. 

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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 106mph
 

Driver: Ping i25, S-flex PWR 65 shaft
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3i: FOURTEEN FH-1000, DG X100
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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First round of the year in the books. It wasn’t pretty but I was playing golf with my son, so it was a fantastic time. I watched him par the last hole after pushing a crushed drive right into the adjacent fairway, dropping his approach just in front of the green, then getting up and down.

I’m not so sure about the D7 driver. It’s so light I can’t feel it anywhere in the swing and I was spraying it everywhere. I’m ok with a miss on one side so I can play for that, but this thing was all over the place. Need more time with it I guess.


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11 minutes ago, silver & black said:

I figure this is as good a place as any to put this. Have any of you seriously considered giving up this game? I am there right now. I have gone from a solid single digit to.... I have no idea.

I can't hit a ball with anything.... driver, irons or wedges. Everything I hit is almost cut in half with the bottom of the club. This has gone on for at least the last 6 rounds I've played. This is not fun or enjoyable... at all. I have lost 30 lbs. over the Winter. I can't find a swing to save my life. The game I love has become something to despise/fear. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep going like this before I just quit. 

 

Have any of you ever been where I am? What did you do? How did you fix it?

 

 

This is really unfortunate. I have not been there myself but have you thought of just taking a break or not playing rounds and just working at the range? I do find when I am struggling with something specific the range helps no matter how long. Maybe this could be your fix compared to being frustrated on the course.

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I figure this is as good a place as any to put this. Have any of you seriously considered giving up this game? I am there right now. I have gone from a solid single digit to.... I have no idea.
I can't hit a ball with anything.... driver, irons or wedges. Everything I hit is almost cut in half with the bottom of the club. This has gone on for at least the last 6 rounds I've played. This is not fun or enjoyable... at all. I have lost 30 lbs. over the Winter. I can't find a swing to save my life. The game I love has become something to despise/fear. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep going like this before I just quit. 
 
Have any of you ever been where I am? What did you do? How did you fix it?
 
 

Yup, years ago game went to crap. I was not near a single digit but low teens and everything went sideways, couldn’t hit a ball or get it in the air. I just stopped playing for a while don’t remember for how long. I took my time getting started again not rushing anything. It got better and better and a few lessons helped.
Good luck and take your time.


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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

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4 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

First of all, congratulations on the weight loss! Taking off 30 pounds in the winter with Thanksgiving and Christmas is truly impressive.

I gave up golf for years, from my mid twenties to my late thirties. I had a lot of other hobbies to pursue and golf sat on the back shelf. I didn't pick it back up until about 7-10 years ago (it sad I can't remember exactly when) once I lost the people that I shared those hobbies with. It's hard giving up something you love for whatever reason. I can't imagine how the weight loss has affected your swing, but I know change like that can do a number on a lot of things you do.

Whatever you do, just know there's a group of fellow golfers here that will support you. The most important thing is you find something to do that you enjoy and makes you happy, whether that's golf or something else.

Well said.

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3 hours ago, silver & black said:

I figure this is as good a place as any to put this. Have any of you seriously considered giving up this game? I am there right now. I have gone from a solid single digit to.... I have no idea.

I can't hit a ball with anything.... driver, irons or wedges. Everything I hit is almost cut in half with the bottom of the club. This has gone on for at least the last 6 rounds I've played. This is not fun or enjoyable... at all. I have lost 30 lbs. over the Winter. I can't find a swing to save my life. The game I love has become something to despise/fear. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep going like this before I just quit. 

 

Have any of you ever been where I am? What did you do? How did you fix it?

 

 

Congrats on the 30lb drop. I’m sure it changed your mobility and the swing is slightly off. If you don’t have the passion right now, that’s ok! Take a couple weeks and come back. I would recommend a review of the static fundamentals, grip, posture, alignment and the famous Harvey Pennick drill of just clip the tee. Don’t worry about a ball, just knock the tee out of the ground. When my swing goes weird for awhile that always sorts me out. 

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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 106mph
 

Driver: Ping i25, S-flex PWR 65 shaft
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3i: FOURTEEN FH-1000, DG X100
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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4 hours ago, russtopherb said:

First round of the year in the books. It wasn’t pretty but I was playing golf with my son, so it was a fantastic time. I watched him par the last hole after pushing a crushed drive right into the adjacent fairway, dropping his approach just in front of the green, then getting up and down.

I’m not so sure about the D7 driver. It’s so light I can’t feel it anywhere in the swing and I was spraying it everywhere. I’m ok with a miss on one side so I can play for that, but this thing was all over the place. Need more time with it I guess.


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That was my problem with the D300 driver.  I ended up putting a heavier shaft in it and adding lead tape to the head to get the swingweight up to D2.  Now I like it.

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Hit my first 300+ yard drive today.  Went from 250 yards consistently to 280-290.  The big changes I made were:

 

  1. New Driver
  2. Stiffer Shaft
  3. Firmer Ball
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Well, we had more T-storms last night but not much rain.  Woke up to a temp of 54º after Fri/Sat temps around 97º.  Hands were cold and the wind was up... 20-35mph.  Cold!   Played about the same as Saturday shooting a 79 with one birdie, but I had no short game whatsoever.  Couldn't make a putt over 5 feet.  

Highlight was the short par 4 #14 hole where yesterday I hit my 2nd shot long to the back of the green and made a 40 footer for birdie.  Today with the high winds, I drove the green!!  I usually don't try it, but with the favorable wind Why Not!!  The ball ended up near where my 2nd shot was yesterday, but they moved the pin to that lower shelf at the back of the green, so my eagle putt was about 10 feet.  {read the last sentence of the previous paragraph again}.  Dang!!  

THEN the couple we were playing with said "Let's play another 9 holes."  I joined this club 5 years ago and have never played 27 holes here.   NOTE TO SELF:  "You're too old to play 27 holes."  Shot 49.  🙄

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Played 9 after work to a +4 with 1 birdie. Im not a member at my local course anymore so Im mixing it up a bit and playing elsewhere. Nice change of pace and people. 

Buddy is pushing me to play my driver more as he thinks Im leaving a couple strokes out there every round. I used it tonight on 4 holes and left myself shorter irons than usual. Hit 2 of those 4 fairways and the misses werent bad. 

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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

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23 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

“81

6/14 fir

7/18 gir

32 putts. 
 

Weather + golf = humbling. Got to play Pebble today and hit the ball well. Not that the score would indicate that but I did. Rained during entire warm up and stopped right after first tee shot. First hole was 5w to left fairway bunker 128 hole. Had to go around tree branches. Hit a prefect little knock down draw to 2 feet. Birdie Second hole fairway bunker again. 220 flag. Tried to hit 5w but was really a mistake. Thinned half topped hit lip but left me center of fairway 140 out. Another perfect 9 iron to 5 feet! Missed it though, no practice greens open so having a downhill slider for first real putt was not fun. Turned around on 3 and somebody turned the fan on. And I mean industrial strength fan. Blowing 20 steady and gusts closer to 30 for the  rest of the round. I took my bag off the cart to take pic of it in 7 tee. Hoofer stand bag, blown over by the wind, no influence nothing. Not sure I have seen that before. I did bring 14 to it’s knees though. Driver 4 iron on green to just over 30 feet for my only other birdie. Alright enough babbling to the porn. 
 

Peter Hay par 3 under construction, I guess Tiger is part of it as he was on site yesterday.”



 

Zipr,

Nice round. I’ve spent a lot of time in Carmel over the last 11 years, but never got away from my family to play gold while there beside attempting the US Open and the Pro AM. My goal next year to get out and play a few rounds there. 
 

Thansk for sharing the great photos 

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