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Two bad rounds this weekend... 94 and 88.  I had a chance to break 100 which I have never done at my course.  😬

I'm still waiting for the good break I'm supposed to get; I had 10-12 bad breaks, and I almost got hit by a tee shot from #5 while I was by the green on #6.  Landed maybe 10 feet away while I was in my downswing on a pitch shot.  Chunked it.  Had a shot to the green that landed over the bunker in the rough, bounced straight up, then rolled back off the steep lip into the bunker.  When I got to the green I didn't see my ball into bunker, until I looked further out.  How does a ball roll off the edge of a bunker and end up 15 yards away from the green?  I'll tell you... it had to have hit this large rock and bounced straight way from the green. A 10 foot bunker shot is a lot easier than a 40 foot carry bunker shot.  My second bunker shot was to 4 feet.  I could go on and on about the bad breaks; where is the good break?

Edit:  Forgot to mention the kid that was warming up on the range next to me, hitting towering iron shots.  He was carrying his bag in the foursome behind us.  When I was on the par 5 #6 approaching the green, I looked back and there was a ball on the narrowest part of the fairway between bunkers.  I've never been close to that spot off the tee, and he was playing from the tips.  As I walked off the green, got in the cart, I saw him hit his second shot.  The ball landed on the front of the green and rolled past the middle pin, just missing.  I almost got to see an Albatross; never seen one before.

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8 hours ago, fozcycle said:

RAINOUT DAY 2:

Course is closed as it is unplayable......Lord help me, how will I survive?
 

Try not playing for 6.5 weeks!!!

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6 hours ago, edingc said:

- 42/43 = 85 (+13)
- 5/15 FIR
- 6/18 GIR (1 birdie)
- 35 Putts 🤮 (2 3-putts, 13 2-putts, 3 1-putts)
- 2:30 Round Time

Driver - Good, Irons - Average, Short Game - Average, Putting - Poor

Considering the front nine could only be classified as a gigantic dumpster fire, I'm ecstatic with the score. At some point around No. 7 tee, I cussed myself out a little and finally just willed myself to put better swings on the ball. Had nice drives on No. 7 (hardest hole on the course, which I parred), No. 9 (birdie, missed an eagle from the fairway by inches), No. 10, and then just absolutely nailed three straight on 14-16, including hitting the green on No. 15 which is a 274-yard par 4 that was playing uphill into the wind today. 

Still cannot buy a putt and the combination of poor putting and having tree trouble on nine (!) holes really made it hard to have any chance of scoring well today. I'm getting very good at hitting low stingers from out under the trees, but in almost every case that means I need to play a perfect hole from then on to have a chance at par, and my short game is just not currently up to that challenge.

Since getting to the driving range on May 22 following my lesson earlier in May, I've shot 18-holes scores of 85, 83, 84, 86, 84 and 85. Consistent, but I'll need to see some improvement from my putting if I hope to do anything other than shoot mid-80s.

Have you tried putting lessons?  Most people don't give putting much love when it comes to lessons.  I guess they think it's such a simple motion, and they can figure out how to get better by themselves.  It does take practice, but knowing what's wrong, what to practice and how to practice pays dividends.

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79 today.  No birdies, no skins, no wins.  Got thru a round without a double, though!  So, I got that going for me.

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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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51 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Have you tried putting lessons?  Most people don't give putting much love when it comes to lessons.  I guess they think it's such a simple motion, and they can figure out how to get better by themselves.  It does take practice, but knowing what's wrong, what to practice and how to practice pays dividends.

I'm thinking during my next lesson in a few weeks I might have my coach just take a quick look. Can't hurt! The stroke is better than last year, at least.

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Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4" SHORT, Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2" SHORT, UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
4-GW: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2" SHORT, KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°: :cobra-small: Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" SHORT (54°), -1/4" SHORT (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter: :taylormade-small: TaylorMade Spider X, 33", Golf Pride Tour Only Red Star
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / :srixon-small: Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
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Another great day of ball striking and above average around the greens and flat out garbage on the greens. Benching the long putter for a week and giving the rebuilt stroke with the short putter a go. Said I wasn’t going to do it but can’t keep shooting mid 70’s when I hit 14 greens and miss one fairway.

 

 

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In the Bag for 2020

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

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42/42 today. Would love to shoot a round in the 70s at some point. Getting closer!


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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: C130S

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :ping-small: G410 15*  w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 22*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*/60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spyder X

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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43/41= 84 (7/one putts = 29) on hole 17 snowman, other than that, not a bad day.

 

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:cobra-small: Driver F9                     

:titelist-small: 5 wood 18 TS2 

:titelist-small: Hybrid  TS3 22* 
:mizuno-small: Irons 4i - 6 MP-18 MMC

:mizuno-small:  Irons 7i - PW MP-20 HMB       
:vokey-small: SM8 50/8 F                                                            

:callaway-small: Wedges MD5 Jaws  54/s 58/x

:mizuno-small: Putter M-Craft II black

:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

 

 

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How many inches so far for you?


6.5” so far this month


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Cobra King F8(10.5*) w/ Mitdubishi Tense ck Blue Regular; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular shafts; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts; Cobra King F8 Gw(50*)SW(54*)LW(58*)all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts.Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3; Bag: Cobra Ultralight Cart bag, Peaccoat Blue.
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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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6.5” so far this month


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Cobra King F8(10.5*) w/ Mitdubishi Tense ck Blue Regular; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular shafts; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts; Cobra King F8 Gw(50*)SW(54*)LW(58*)all w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES regular shafts.Putter: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3; Bag: Cobra Ultralight Cart bag, Peaccoat Blue.

You guys on the coast get more than us.


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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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Played 9 holes today, shot 36 (E).

7/9 GIR, had two birdies and two bogies. 144 yard par 3, hit 9 iron pin high to five feet. Birdie putt lipped out, par putt lipped out. Ugh.

New swing is getting dialed in, handicap should start dropping again soon!

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Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5° Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 4-PW Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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First swing the bev cart was rolling up behind me, and never let up.  I topped the s#!+ out of it as she motored by.  

Took a re tee, it's sunday and I'm not on tour 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️.  Par.  Birdie.  Par.  

I've not been -1 (with an asterisk) thru 3 holes in a long time.  After that I kinda blew it.  44 front 9.  On the back I ended up waiting so long for the groups in front of me.  A kid caught up and we played together.  I switched tees to back where he was teeing from and kept up, but stopped keeping score even though I did ok.   Combined my front 9 with a prev 41 for 85 which is pretty darn low for me 🙂

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:cobra-small:  Fly Z +, Stiff

:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s

:cobra-small:  AMP 3h 19deg.  Aldila RIP 70 R

:cobra-small:  King Utility 4i, Stiff

:mizuno-small:         JPX 825 Pro forged 5-GW.  TT Dynalite Gold R300

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

Putter:            Walter Hagen MS-2 with a nice Wynn grip.   

:Arccos:  Caddie for tracking.     

:bridgestone-small: Tour B-X / RX balls

Right handed

New Jersey, USA

Handicap: 15

 

Tested Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips

Tested Lynx Black Cat 5-PW  

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Well.... I only shot +11 today on the same 9...lol. Maybe I'll be able to squeak out a bogey round the next time...lol.

 

I know what the problem is. I just can't make myself fix it. I'm raising up at the moment of impact and just cutting the ball in half with every club. I need to stay down in the shot. Why is this so hard when you know what you're doing wrong?

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Turn right to go left, swing down, ball go up 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤭🤭🤣🤣.

Ever try moving your stance so the ball is an inch or two back from normal toward back foot?  Then just take the same swing and you might find bottom 🙂

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:cobra-small:  Fly Z +, Stiff

:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s

:cobra-small:  AMP 3h 19deg.  Aldila RIP 70 R

:cobra-small:  King Utility 4i, Stiff

:mizuno-small:         JPX 825 Pro forged 5-GW.  TT Dynalite Gold R300

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

Putter:            Walter Hagen MS-2 with a nice Wynn grip.   

:Arccos:  Caddie for tracking.     

:bridgestone-small: Tour B-X / RX balls

Right handed

New Jersey, USA

Handicap: 15

 

Tested Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips

Tested Lynx Black Cat 5-PW  

Testing SkyCaddie LX5 Watch 🙂

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44 minutes ago, silver & black said:

Well.... I only shot +11 today on the same 9...lol. Maybe I'll be able to squeak out a bogey round the next time...lol.

 

I know what the problem is. I just can't make myself fix it. I'm raising up at the moment of impact and just cutting the ball in half with every club. I need to stay down in the shot. Why is this so hard when you know what you're doing wrong?

A poor term is "muscle memory", but it's really the brain communicating with the muscles.  It's engrained.  You can't get rid of a bad habit; you have to replace the old habit with a new habit, and that takes many reps doing it right.  Don't do enough and you go right back to what the brain knows how to do.

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we're rolling into a little heat wave for this week coming up, so Ill play a round down off the beach this week on Tuesday

 

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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”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

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