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Shot 75 today in a round that had a very telling result on the three par fives. Can never reach the first one in two, laid tho 111, hit wedge to 2 feet, birdie. Had 231 to a back pin on the next one into the breeze, over water, thought for a second, laid up short of the pond to 97, gripped down GW, 5 feet, birdie. Had 220 downwind on the last one, over water again, didn't catch it,wet, pitched on bogey.

Hum!

There's a lesson in here somewhere- I'm sure of it! Nice wedge work Rev.

PING i20 8.5*, TFC707D (S)
Callaway RAZR Fit 15*, neutral setting, stock shaft (S)
PING i20 20*, TFC707H (S)
Adams Pro a12 23*, Matrix Ozik Altus (S)
PING i20 5-PW, TT DG S300, 1.5* flat (purple dot)
SCOR 50*,54*,58*, Genius 12 KBS Tour (S), 1.5* flat, -1/4"
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+4 75 (40/35) 6/13 FiR 8/18 GiR 28 putts First ace today! #17, 121y PW that dunked into the cup. Best part was the group in front was part of our group, and waved us on since we we

Today was a good day.  First hole in one ever.  50° Cobra King wedge from 120 yards.  Hit just past the hole and spun back in. Shot 73 to tie my lowest round ever. Won my match 8 and 6

I got a hole in one on the first hole today. Makes for a really enjoyable round. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

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SeeRed doing this test for SCOR has really honed my wedge game - I've hit at least 400 full wedge shots of some stripe or another over the past month.  Not only did my round yesterday say something about strategy (I know the something, don't try a shot over a hazzard unless there's a greater than 90 % probability that it will work and hold your ego in check.) it says something about practice - I've gotten really good at the shots that I've been practicing.

 

I need to practice more with my fairway woods, mid irons and putter once I'm done with this test.  The rest of my fame is aces - The other possibility is to find a way to get long enough with the driver to only need short irons but lets face it - I'm better off adopting that first plan.  Anyway I am hitting the driver great right now and was surprisingly and unexpectedly long with it - the guy I played with is normally 20 yards longer than I am when we both catch it and we were neck and neck yesterday.  He made eagle on the hole where I dunked it - knocked his 5 wood to 20 feet - I should have hit 5 wood that one I do pull off 90 percent of the time.  But he needed that Eagle to break 90 - amazing game.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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SeeRed doing this test for SCOR has really honed my wedge game - I've hit at least 400 full wedge shots of some stripe or another over the past month.  Not only did my round yesterday say something about strategy (I know the something, don't try a shot over a hazzard unless there's a greater than 90 % probability that it will work and hold your ego in check.) it says something about practice - I've gotten really good at the shots that I've been practicing.

 

 

I should have heeded your advice last Saturday.  On #18, I had 180 to the middle of the green, taking my 5 wood, I thinned it right into Pebble Creek.  If I had made it, I would have scored under 40 on the back nine.  But I was greedy, should have laid up and gone for the up and down from 85 yards......

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 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(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Shot 75 today in a round that had a very telling result on the three par fives. Can never reach the first one in two, laid tho 111, hit wedge to 2 feet, birdie. Had 231 to a back pin on the next one into the breeze, over water, thought for a second, laid up short of the pond to 97, gripped down GW, 5 feet, birdie. Had 220 downwind on the last one, over water again, didn't catch it,wet, pitched on bogey.

 

Hum!

Rev I have started doing this more and more as the year progresses, more often than not when I try to go for it in 2 I end up with bogey, but when I lay up to 110-120 yards I often have a really good putt at birdie, and rarely shoot more than par. Perfect case, club championship last weekend, I was finishing very strong I birdied 15, bogey 16, birdie -7, and the finishing hole is par 5, I hit a very good drive , I has 245ish to the center of the green, 225 to the front I had a good lie ball slightly above my feet, I hit 3 wood trying to get eagle, hit a horrible shot and left myself short left with the pin back left, I had no shot, I had a 25 yard shot over the left deep bunker with no green, and no way to stop the ball, I had to play safe because of the bunker and ended up 60 feet away on the back right and 3 putted. Finished with 81 and I had an 8 on hole 12. If I would have laid up to 110 with my wedge, I could have had Easy shot into the left flag position and would have easily made par andost likely would have had a good chance for birdie, which would have been 79 with and 8. So many times I make the wrong decision and it costs my a lot. It's frustrating enough without have my head get on the way

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I just finished a round with Golfspy Tim and I played so well that I just made a $500 online purchase at Golf Galaxy. Yep, that was a round for the ages. Nothing like figuring out that you are fighting your equipment...

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I just finished a round with Golfspy Tim and I played so well that I just made a $500 online purchase at Golf Galaxy. Yep, that was a round for the ages. Nothing like figuring out that you are fighting your equipment...

 

Goodness! what did you buy?

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Goodness! what did you buy?

So I was also playing with a friend who bought my old 2009 Burner irons from me. My i25's and myself have not been communicating well these days. Coming up short. Really short. Like 135 yard 5i short. As I was bitching about it, he suggested I hit his irons to see if it was a gear issue rather than my swing issue.

 

After hitting a few shots with the Burners, it was pretty clear that it's likely a gear issue. Old irons = old distances. Go figure.

 

I ordered a set of the Burner 2.0 irons from GG for $299 as soon as I got home. Then I impulsed into a green Bio Cell driver. I am liking the Bio Cell Pro quite a bit, but that green just sucked me in. Not the Master's limited, just the Dicks/GG exclusive. It was total impulse. We will see on that one...

 

They have some sales going so it was irons+driver+overnight shipping for about $490

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I guess you'll find out shortly if it's the Indian or the Arrow.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 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(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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So I was also playing with a friend who bought my old 2009 Burner irons from me. My i25's and myself have not been communicating well these days. Coming up short. Really short. Like 135 yard 5i short. As I was bitching about it, he suggested I hit his irons to see if it was a gear issue rather than my swing issue.

 

After hitting a few shots with the Burners, it was pretty clear that it's likely a gear issue. Old irons = old distances. Go figure.

 

I ordered a set of the Burner 2.0 irons from GG for $299 as soon as I got home. Then I impulsed into a green Bio Cell driver. I am liking the Bio Cell Pro quite a bit, but that green just sucked me in. Not the Master's limited, just the Dicks/GG exclusive. It was total impulse. We will see on that one...

 

They have some sales going so it was irons+driver+overnight shipping for about $490

Do you think the i25s were just a bad fit?

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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I just finished a round with Golfspy Tim and I played so well that I just made a $500 online purchase at Golf Galaxy. Yep, that was a round for the ages. Nothing like figuring out that you are fighting your equipment...

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To. Foz that hole is a bear. I need to come over the bay and play with you again soon. How about a home and away? My 18th has it's issues off the tee. The second shot is going to be the same length as yours to a green surrounding by sand but no water.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I guess you'll find out shortly if it's the Indian or the Arrow.

Come on arrow :P

 

Do you think the i25s were just a bad fit?

I think that there is something there that just doesn't match up with me right now. Maybe I'm a bit all over the place with the swing, or maybe the struggles that I had during the fitting led to a poor fit. It's hard to say.

 

When I was playing the burner irons, I had been fit into the standard specs, so I have high hopes. Come on 2010 tech :)

 

FWIW, I would look at the more recent TaylorMade irons too, but the slot feel is not my favorite and RBZ was a cosmetic no-go.

Thus back to Burners...

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So I was also playing with a friend who bought my old 2009 Burner irons from me. My i25's and myself have not been communicating well these days. Coming up short. Really short. Like 135 yard 5i short. As I was bitching about it, he suggested I hit his irons to see if it was a gear issue rather than my swing issue.

 

After hitting a few shots with the Burners, it was pretty clear that it's likely a gear issue. Old irons = old distances. Go figure.

 

I ordered a set of the Burner 2.0 irons from GG for $299 as soon as I got home. Then I impulsed into a green Bio Cell driver. I am liking the Bio Cell Pro quite a bit, but that green just sucked me in. Not the Master's limited, just the Dicks/GG exclusive. It was total impulse. We will see on that one...

 

They have some sales going so it was irons+driver+overnight shipping for about $490

I picked up the JPX EZ forged about a month ago.  So far,  I would say they are the best golf pick up I have made in a couple years.  Pretty forgiving on mis hits and very nice feel.

Driver: Titleist 915 D2 9.5 with Diamana Whiteboard S flex

3 wood: Titleist 915F 15*, Whiteboard S Flex

Titleist 915H 18* and 24* with Whiteboard SFlex

Irons: Mizuno JPX EZ Forged 4-PW with S300's

Wedges: Mizuno MP T4 50*, 56* with DG Spinner

Putter:MannKrafted Long Slope or Odyssey #7 Versa Metal milled or Betti Tour Stock;

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Bag: Titleist 'Murica colored carry bag or

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I looked at those when I got my Wilson's Matt and the only thing that stopped me was the $400 difference in price. I'm happy with the way I hit the. Wilson's but hate, probably not a strong enough word, the way they look.

 

I'm not looking at another iron though until I see what SCOR does with Hogan. For starters they seem to get the game and they've also built four free wedges for me that I'm currently bagging I believe I owe them first dibs on my next purchase.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Shot 74 in a tournament. I played pretty well, but I had some missed opportunities.  I missed a 3 footer strait uphill on fifteen for birdie, and I snap hooked my drive on 18 way left into a hazard that was not even supposed to be in play, and I made bogey.  I am in third, and I will see how it goes today.   

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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I shot 55. Okay so that was on two trips around the. Par 3 course but that's a not bad 1 over especially given that I just played it from where I dropped it. Sometimes that was in the rough even.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I shot 82.  I placed 8th.  I played well except for 3 holes in a row which I played 3 over.

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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43/48, 91 at Crescent Oaks Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, FL

 

Was playing well until the 12th hole, where I ran out of gas due to the 95+ heat and lack of water(no bev cart in sight).

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 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(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Well SeeRed, I joined your ranks this last Saturday. I had a horrendous 21 point stableford round with a total of 43 putts. Lets just say I was getting very close to snapping my putter by the end of the round, but it also didnt help that I had trouble just stitching two shots together. Finally booked in with a Ping rep to get a full fit out for a putter through my teaching pro so hopefully that will help. I have struggled to strike or roll my scotty consistantly for so long I can't even remember the last time it felt good. I'm hoping with a new karstan anser 2 or something possibly even better suited to me will help me gain my confidence in my stroke back.

Driver: Titleist 907 D2 7.5* Aldila VS Proto Shaft 65 X

 

Fairway Woods: Titleist 980F 19* Pro Trajectory stock Titleist 4375 R shaft (desperately need to replace)

 

Irons: Taylormade LT2's 3-PW S300 dynamic golds

 

Sand Wedge: Vokey 56* 256 10 Oil can 8620 finish True temper shaft

 

Lob Wedge: Shark 64* wedge True temper shaft

 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 blade, 303 GSS Insert, 35'' 330g 4*L 71*L

 

Ball: Pro VI

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43/48, 91 at Crescent Oaks Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, FL

Was playing well until the 12th hole, where I ran out of gas due to the 95+ heat and lack of water(no bev cart in sight).

Played it once not a fan.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I shot 78, but I finished very badly.  I finished bogey bogey par double bogey.  I hit the ball alright, but I did not score very well in the end.

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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