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14 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

79 42/37

9 pars, 2 birdies

30 putts (only 1 3 putt)

5 penalties (I’ll get to that)

I played my home course today, Robert Trent Jones Valley course with one of my regular golf buddies. I got to the course about a hour early and went to go hit some balls on the range. Got around to my driver and hit one, I thought man that sounded weird. I pick up the club and notice a big crack on the bottom of the face. No clue how it happened, but thankfully I bought the club through the head pro here at this RTJ. I was able to drop it off and let me handle getting a new head from Ping for me. Disclaimer: I have only had this driver for about a month now.

Back to my round, I don’t have a driver, so I’m having to borrow my buddies driver. His driver is the M5 compared to my G410 plus. Let’s just say I lost a ball off the tee on the first 3/4 holes that I needed a driver for. It took me until the back 9 to finally figure it out. Thankfully my irons were on fire today and saved me from my long journey on the tee box. I was pretty stoked about breaking 80 with 5 penalties. Could have been one of my PR days as my best par 72 record is 77.

Ping stands behind their clubs.  I had a 6i replaced after a year of play.

One of the guys we regularly play with snapped the shaft of his driver on the range about 3 weeks ago.  The driver was probably 6-7 years old, and he thought he would just get a new shaft put in it.  He tried to get a rental from the clubhouse as we headed to the 1st tee, but the "COVID rules" are... no rentals.  So, one of the club house guys let him use his personal driver.  

Now this guy has decent club speed but is wild off the tee.  He usually doesn't break 100.  His drives with the borrowed driver were much better than he ever did with his driver.  The next week he had a brand new Callaway Mavrik driver, and he has been breaking 100 regularly.  He should have broken it years ago!!

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playing in about an hour from now. range closes at 3pm on Thursdays at my club, but tee time is at 3:40 pm and you aren't supposed to show up until 25 min before round due to Covid. have never played before without at least hitting a few warm-up balls. this might not go well.

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7 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

playing in about an hour from now. range closes at 3pm on Thursdays at my club, but tee time is at 3:40 pm and you aren't supposed to show up until 25 min before round due to Covid. have never played before without at least hitting a few warm-up balls. this might not go well.

Go early anyway.  Our course/range is open for practice anytime.  Spend extra time putting and chipping.

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20 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Go early anyway.  Our course/range is open for practice anytime.  Spend extra time putting and chipping.

Definitely not making it in time before the range closes, still sitting on the couch posting here lol. But yes, need to practice chipping.

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

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Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
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Shot a 50 on the front 9 today which includes a complete meltdown hole where i took the max strokes. Hit two balls in the water off of sidehill lies.

The round took so long and we were so tired at the end that i stop keeping score part way through the back 9. The guys in front were super slow. The guys i plated with were both single digit handicapers and all 3 were so tired at the end we were all hitting shots that made it look like none of us had played golf before.

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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3 hours ago, yungkory said:

+3 (39)

43% FiR

56% GiR

16 putts (1 3-putt)

Couldn't really make a putt, kept leaving it short, but didn't make any huge mistakes which was nice. Lots of thin shots, need to work on low point!

I try to pay attention the best I can to this thread, but it seems like your scores and handicap have dropped quite a bit since last spring. Is that the case? If so, what do you think contributed to that? Better fit clubs? More practice? Mental game? 

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Well finally, a year in the making and I put together the round I have been trying to put together. Played Ballyowen today and started with a birdie on 1 with 3 wood off the tee and a 54* wedge to a foot. Made a sloppy bogey on 3 and then it kicked in. Hit an6 iron on the Par 3 4th to a foot after it caught the left side of the hole and lipped our. Two more bi dies coming in for -3 33 on my way out. Started the back 9 with an eagle on 10 after a good drive and a five iron to 12 feet. Birdie on 12 and then pars the rest of the way in for -3 on the back and a nice 66. For once this year it just all clicked and I played a complete round of golf.

As a side note what are the chances I break 80 tomorrow at Black Bear?


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37 minutes ago, yungkory said:

Mentally, I've come to accept that I'm not as bad a putter as I thought, my proximity to hole just sucks. Credit to @THEZIPR23 for that realization. At the same time, I'm not good enough to attack every pin so accepting the "play to the middle and 2-putt" strategy has probably saved me a stroke or two when I don't choke and 3-putt.

Doesn't feel like I'm playing better really, just feels like I'm better at avoiding double bogey now. If that makes sense?

Take credit,  you are playing better.  You have adapted your strategy to hit the green and 2 putt;  play for bogey at worse.   My coach reminds me of this everytime we talk about my game.  Establish the right metrics and play to a set strategy.  

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53 minutes ago, yungkory said:

Doesn't feel like I'm playing better really, just feels like I'm better at avoiding double bogey now. If that makes sense?

Funny @cnosil mentioned his coach reminding him of this, mine has done the same.

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When I'm in trouble now, my thoughts are usually more along the lines of, "What can I do to avoid making worse than bogey?"

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A double and 3 birdies for a 6 over, 78.

 

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I can say that the score didn't reflect how I was striking the ball. I played with one of the starters and because he knows me he said he noticed something that I wasn't doing...I wasn't finishing my shots and following through all the way. When I started actually finishing a shot my case of the rights disappeared, funny about that. Now I just need to work on bunkers because when you take 3 shots to get out, there's something wrong.

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I haven’t been able to break 90 in a few years, pre-parent days, and it’s only happen a few times.  Lately I’ve been playing great, just not getting it done. Last night though, things were clicking. 42 on the front and never made a putt. Back nine things got a little dicey, a couple blow up holes, unlucky bounce, one bad swing, actually grabbed my nine instead of six 🙄. I’m nine over through 7, I can bogey the last two for a 47 and get it done! AND they blow the horn for lightning in the area.... my net score forces me to post double bogey, bogey for 90 on the nose.

Blue balled and bitter! 

 

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1 hour ago, CarlH said:

A double and 3 birdies for a 6 over, 78.

 

But... but... that's a  -1... 71.  😃

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55 minutes ago, MattF said:

I can say that the score didn't reflect how I was striking the ball. I played with one of the starters and because he knows me he said he noticed something that I wasn't doing...I wasn't finishing my shots and following through all the way. When I started actually finishing a shot my case of the rights disappeared, funny about that. Now I just need to work on bunkers because when you take 3 shots to get out, there's something wrong.

Maybe you're not finishing the shot in the bunkers either.  Do you finish the bunker shot with the club over your shoulder?

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10 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

But... but... that's a  -1... 71.  😃

oh, I didn't mention the pars and bogeys?  😄    Just another "I can't avoid doubles" comment 😄 😄  

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Mr Double Bogey has done it again.  39 on the front with a double, 39 on the back with another double for a smooth 6 over 78.  Both doubles were just lack of concentration -- i.e. no penalty, just dumb azz play.
And, despite have numerous birdie opportunities today, I squandered them.  To my credit, we're in a really hot spell (100*+) and the super is pouring the water to the greens and fairways in an attempt to stay ahead of the heat.  Greens are soft and running slow right now.
This sounds tooo familiar...

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