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Played Disney Magnolia while at Conference yesterday. It was wet to start and we had a couple of rain delays. Gear on and off, cart path only, course drained great and the greens never puddled. The rough was brutal because they haven't been able to mow it.

 

I shot 75. I was exceedingly happy with that. Had a made a couple of birdie putts who know how much better it would have gone. 18 was impossible. It's tough enough when dry but 455 wet is beyond my ability to reach in 2 anymore.

 

I was also reminded that the Disney courses are ridiculously over priced. They are fine there are just other options that are every bit as good or better for half the price. I only paid $40 which is about right. Normally they are around $100. That's crazy.

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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

Un-bloody-conscious! I still can't believe it but I shot a 79! 57% FIR 33% GIR 30 putts.  

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Played Disney Magnolia while at Conference yesterday. It was wet to start and we had a couple of rain delays. Gear on and off, cart path only, course drained great and the greens never puddled. The rough was brutal because they haven't been able to mow it.

I shot 75. I was exceedingly happy with that. Had a made a couple of birdie putts who know how much better it would have gone. 18 was impossible. It's tough enough when dry but 455 wet is beyond my ability to reach in 2 anymore.

I was also reminded that the Disney courses are ridiculously over priced. They are fine there are just other options that are every bit as good or better for half the price. I only paid $40 which is about right. Normally they are around $100. That's crazy.

Sounds like a great round under those conditions. Nice job snagging the $40 round too. I am sure they studied the green fee that they could reasonably get with captive people who pay hundreds of $$ a day for the family at DisneyWorld. You can easily drop $100 inside DW after you pay admission!

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Thanks Sp0rtsfan86!  I'll post the courses I play.  

Hope the courses are not too bad after the 2 inches of rain they had this weekend.

 

How did you fare weather wise?  I have never been to Yuma, but played quite a bit in Palm Springs.

AS of right now it's still in the mid to upper 90's. Things are slowing down here and turning dry.

 

The courses out here are prepping for winter... so going to find one to play later in the week that's not aerating.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
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Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
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AS of right now it's still in the mid to upper 90's. Things are slowing down here and turning dry.

 

The courses out here are prepping for winter... so going to find one to play later in the week that's not aerating.

 

Yes, I low that Phoenix this time of year is not the best.  It was a matter of timing before my wife's surgery.  Last golf outing for her this year!  We normally go someplace warm in January or February.  

 

I have checked a few courses.  Some overseeded last month, some doing it now, some doing it later in the month.  There are some courses that I wanted to play but they are closed or have cart path only.  Guess I will have to wait until next trip.

 

I am playing the Padre course at the Camelback Resort.  I have played it before, but that was many years ago.  Thought I would give it try again and snagged a $45 rate!  We will play the Vistal golf course on South Mountain.  That used to be the Thunderbird course years ago before they sold it, and one of my favorites.  They don't overseed.  Not the best looking in the winter because of the dormant Bermuda (sort of looks like home), but we found it challenging, fun, and inexpensive.  The staff is very friendly too.

 

I don't like to make too many advance reservations because if we sometimes take a day off.  So, we will look at some courses when we get there.  If anyone has any suggestions...??

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I took last Friday off from work to golf with my cousin at our favourite local course, Holiday Park. We had a tee off time for 10:30. We were at about the 12th hole and decided we would try and get another 18 in. Ended up hitting 36 holes that day. I shot a 97 on our first 18 and a 95 on the second, which is about average for me. I had a couple bad chip shots that should have been avoided, but I guess that's why golf is a four letter word! The weather is turning to crap up here (Saskatoon, Sk) already, its currently 3 degrees C here, but I hope to get one more round in this weekend. 

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Good luck! That sounds like our winter temps here in SE Washington state. Supposed to be 25 degrees C and sunny here for the next 10 days. So what do I do? Go to Phoenix where it is supposed to be 34C! Oh well, it's for golf. Guess I'll suffer.

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Good luck! That sounds like our winter temps here in SE Washington state. Supposed to be 25 degrees C and sunny here for the next 10 days. So what do I do? Go to Phoenix where it is supposed to be 34C! Oh well, it's for golf. Guess I'll suffer.

Haha. I think this weekend I'm going to play. Temperatures should be right around 100 all week, which means I should be ok if I start in the morning.

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Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
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I took last Friday off from work to golf with my cousin at our favourite local course, Holiday Park. We had a tee off time for 10:30. We were at about the 12th hole and decided we would try and get another 18 in. Ended up hitting 36 holes that day. I shot a 97 on our first 18 and a 95 on the second, which is about average for me. I had a couple bad chip shots that should have been avoided, but I guess that's why golf is a four letter word! The weather is turning to crap up here (Saskatoon, Sk) already, its currently 3 degrees C here, but I hope to get one more round in this weekend.

 

Florida is always open! We would love to have you. Here's hoping for a little Indian summer for you.

Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Had a Bill Murray Zombieland moment today.   Drove by the course a 2:00, sunny and 70 degrees -- and nobody in the parking lot.   Maybe 5 cars.   What gives?

 

So I just walked on.  Played a quick nine, hit 8 of 9 greens, sank ZERO puts and had a 36.   Driving home I realized it was Mormon General Conference.   All the LatterDay Saints were in church.    I guess I was in my own sorta church -- Our Lady of Green Fairways.

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fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
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wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
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Horrible round yesterday......the courses was cart path only and wet as I have ever seen it. I was experiencing groin pains (8/10) and my swing was severely altered. I shot a 100.

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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I shot 73 today, a personal best on my course, with a double on 17.  I was playing really well.  I started out strong, but then started to fall apart on 6, 7, and 8 because I went double, par bogey, but then I birdied nine and ten. pared 12-14, birdied 15, pared 16 and then came 17.  It is a really hard par 3.  If you are more than 2 feet short of the narrow but long green, you are in the water, and I hit it off of the stone wall 2 feet short of the green, and bounced in the water.  It stunk, and then I pounded a drive 270 yards on 18, but then left a 10 footer for birdie just short.  I had zero bogeys on the back, and only 2 on the front.  Everything was really good.  I had 28 puts.  I was making everything including a clutch 20 footer on 15 to to one over, and then a downhill slider on 16 for par.  It was a rough ending, but I played well.

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

 

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I went out for a solo round yesterday, something I haven't done in a long time. I had a great time. It was cold out, so there weren't a lot of people out there. I managed to finish the front 9 in just over an hour and shot a 49 (which is average for me). I caught up to a group of 3 that was playing quite slow, so the back 9 took a lot longer. I ended up with a 44 on the back 9 (which is a good score for me right now) for a total of 93. Not my best round, but far from my worst. My short game is what was killing me again. Duffing chip shots is where I turn birdies into bogies every time. The weather looks like it will hold up for another week here, so I might be able to get one more round in next weekend.   

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I went out for a solo round yesterday, something I haven't done in a long time. I had a great time. It was cold out, so there weren't a lot of people out there. I managed to finish the front 9 in just over an hour and shot a 49 (which is average for me). I caught up to a group of 3 that was playing quite slow, so the back 9 took a lot longer. I ended up with a 44 on the back 9 (which is a good score for me right now) for a total of 93. Not my best round, but far from my worst. My short game is what was killing me again. Duffing chip shots is where I turn birdies into bogies every time. The weather looks like it will hold up for another week here, so I might be able to get one more round in next weekend.   

 

Glad you could get out.  Hope you have a few more opportunities before it really gets cold!  Over the years I have met a lot of Canadian snowbirds in Arizona and Palm Springs during January.  

 

Just curious about your round...  You shot better on the back nine.  Do you think you played better because you were with other people, therefore maybe a little more focused?  

 

When I play as a single, I am usually in "practice mode".  I am working on certain shot and really don't pay that much attention to the score (if I keep score at all). When playing a game with friends or even when I hook up with strangers, I am not in practice mode anymore.  I am certainly more focused on the shot at hand and feel the consequences of a poor shot a little more.  After all, I don't want to look bad!

 

I was wondering if that was your case, or maybe the back nine is just easier.  

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Well I was very excited today. River Place Country Club only opens up the course a few times a year to non-members. Saw the great deal on DealCaddy and scooped it up.

 

Was really impressed. Beautiful course and surroundings. Greens were the best I have ever played. I like solid fast greens and these were amazing. Challenging tight fairways. My second best course to play so far.

 

Shot about my average, which I was happy with for my first time on the course.

When I go out for a round, I try to concentrate on a specific part of my game. Today it was all about my short game.

 

As the day went on, my game got shorter......

 

 

 

and shorter.......

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Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
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                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

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Well I was very excited today. River Place Country Club only opens up the course a few times a year to non-members. Saw the great deal on DealCaddy and scooped it up.

 

Was really impressed. Beautiful course and surroundings. Greens were the best I have ever played. I like solid fast greens and these were amazing. Challenging tight fairways. My second best course to play so far.

 

Shot about my average, which I was happy with for my first time on the course.

When I go out for a round, I try to concentrate on a specific part of my game. Today it was all about my short game.

 

As the day went on, my game got shorter......

 

 

 

and shorter.......

 

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Played today for the first time in two weeks. course only allowed me to play nine, but I go out there as a single and basically never saw anyone else on my nine. Shot about a 45 which isn't my best, but considering the last months' inactivity... not surprising. 

What really killed me is putting. I'm used to slower greens out here and today they were quick. I had two or three blow by the hole by over 8 feet. I only made a few of the com backers. Big thing though was I was hitting my irons pretty well and nearly holed out a chip.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
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Glad you could get out.  Hope you have a few more opportunities before it really gets cold!  Over the years I have met a lot of Canadian snowbirds in Arizona and Palm Springs during January.  

 

Just curious about your round...  You shot better on the back nine.  Do you think you played better because you were with other people, therefore maybe a little more focused?  

 

When I play as a single, I am usually in "practice mode".  I am working on certain shot and really don't pay that much attention to the score (if I keep score at all). When playing a game with friends or even when I hook up with strangers, I am not in practice mode anymore.  I am certainly more focused on the shot at hand and feel the consequences of a poor shot a little more.  After all, I don't want to look bad!

 

I was wondering if that was your case, or maybe the back nine is just easier.  

Thanks for the reply!

 

I should have been more specific.  The group I caught up to, I didnt play with them. I was just waiting at every hole behind them. I'm not exactly sure as to why I played better on the back nine this time. Usually I score higher on the back 9 at this course, as it is much more difficult than the front 9. I think its just that I was warmed up and more relaxed on the back nine this time. I have another round booked with my cousin for Sunday morning at 8am at another course in the city that we dont usually play. We will see how this one goes. 

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Played today at 7AM... after being out at 2 AM with a friend having some fun. Nothing like a round on 3 hours of sleep. We played the betting game Wolf between 4 guys and had a skins game going also o the side. I played actually really well in spurts where I was smashing the ball 250-265 and piping it down the center. My putting was on fire early, but the irons and wedges were lacking... then by the time i hit the back nine, it reversed itself... where I was crushing irons but wasn't doing anything with the flagstick and the driver started to have issues.

 

I had 5 skins and a won a few holes. The big loss was going 1 on 3 on a par 3 and 3 jacking it. 

 

As a side note... one of the most interesting courses I've ever played. The first 3-4 holes are frankly awful. Generic 275 dead straight shots with no danger... flat as a pancake. Fairways are hairier than Chewbacca... Then all of the sudden the back nine turns into one of the more pretty courses I've seen. Just a perfect desert golf. Never got a straight answer why the course is like that, but it's really an interesting set up.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
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Took a personal day today to attend to my wife's health. Her thing was this morning which left me 2 hours until I had to pick my daughter up from school. So I played the Par 3 course. 2 balls, 9 holes, 1:15 minutes. I was 1 under and 1 over for even on the day.

 

Given that I hit 12/14 fairways on Tuesday this is clearly the part of the game that I need to work on. I hit 13 greens that ranged from 95 to 187. For those who are new I do not use a tee.

Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Today was the first of a two day tournament.....I finished +3 on my points(tied for 5th) primarily because I got 6 points on one hole. I scored an Eagle on the #1 Handicap hole (#5 Par 4 360 yards over two lakes). I hit my 5 wood 173 yards to hole out for an EAGLE!

 

I was using the MAster Grip Tour C4 golfball that is advertised as longer than the Pro V1 and only $20/dozen.....I used one ball all day and shot a 91.

 

This was my third Lifetime Eagle and the longest Eagle ever. In our tournament this got me a Skin that was worth $26.

 

I think I like this ball.

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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