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11 minutes ago, Rickp said:

Played twilight 9 hole Exec w SWMBO last night. Found a Tee Time and hoped we would not be joined by anyone else since she hasn’t played we think in almost 2 years. But last minute 2 guys jumped in on the other 2 open spots. SWMBO was a nervous wreck until she striped her 1st Tee Shot 125 yards pin high! I had her mix it up on which Tee she played so every Tee shot was in her favor. The 2 other guys were fine, they have SWMBO’s that play so we’re sympathetic, we had groups in front us that were a little slow so took pressure off me.
Anyway she got a few Pars, chipping/putting were a bit of a problem. She kicked our butts and evening went well.


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How are you doing with the new 710's, Rick? 

I'm breaking in a lot of new stuff all at once. Irons, wedges and putter, with new Cobra F9 hybrids on the way. It's been fun, but a bit of a roller coaster ride. I'm happy with everything so far, but I'm doing a lot of adjusting on the fly right now... not quite in a comfort zone yet. 🙄 

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On 11/19/2020 at 7:53 PM, fixyurdivot said:


I'm finding the Cobras to be about 9-12 yards shorter, depending on loft, and launching even higher than my gamers -

What are the lofts on each 7 iron? Isn’t the ping a super GI with highly jacked lofts?

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How are you doing with the new 710's, Rick? 
I'm breaking in a lot of new stuff all at once. Irons, wedges and putter, with new Cobra F9 hybrids on the way. It's been fun, but a bit of a roller coaster ride. I'm happy with everything so far, but I'm doing a lot of adjusting on the fly right now... not quite in a comfort zone yet.  

I like the G710’s a lot. Last night didn’t hit them well but when I play w SWMBO I usually don’t, it’s distracting when I’m looking after her at same time but it’s all good!
Great getting her out and about and away from all bad news, she’s a terrible worrier and C19 hasn’t helped.


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41 minutes ago, Sluggo42 said:

What are the lofts on each 7 iron? Isn’t the ping a super GI with highly jacked lofts?

Yes, the G410's are less lofted through the set.  They are categorized as a GI and are offered in a "power loft" spec as well (mine are standard loft). I knew this going into the experiment and that distances might be less - but not that much less. I think I'm coming to the conclusion that PD and GI are my sweet spot.  Heck, even a healthy population of the touring pro players are gaming them.  There seems to be a very small tradeoff in distance and workability for a strike zone the size of a dime vs. a quarter.  I think this data will be valuable to share with the fitter and I plan to bring the Cobra 6i & 7i along as well in case he wants me to hit them.

52 minutes ago, Rickp said:

I like the G710’s a lot.

Unless the fitter wants to move me elsewhere, I plan to test hit these.

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Not going out today.  Temp dropped to 27º last night and the high is only going to be 40º.  It's 34º now at 10:30am so I'm guessing that there is at least a 2-3 hour frost delay.  That would mean that our 10am tee time won't be until about 1pm... wasted day.  High 40's tomorrow looks a lot better.

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14 hours ago, Kenny B said:

At the turn my wife got .. drinks

Oh yeah - she's a keeper! 😉 😂
(..and hope her hand heals fully and quickly so she can start hitting golf balls again!)

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14 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

So here's a 16 year old breaking the club record

SIXTEEN!!?? Wow.... can you say, "young phenom" 👍

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My last three rounds were 87, 76 (same course) & 88. Stupid game...

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4 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Since it was another nice golf day, I decided to hit the links this morning. I decided that I wouldn't keep score today. I wanted to work on a few things. I played well probably in the lower seventys. But it wasnt about how I played it was about how a young member of our club just played yesterday.  About a week ago he was trying to break the clubs low score record. He tied it with a 62. Yesterday he broke the record with a 61 from the blue tees with club witnesses. So here's a 16 year old breaking the club record, and when im playing my best from the white tees he beats me by 10 strokes playing from the blues. I would venture to say i'll see him on TV in the future. He was out there again playing this morning.

 

... Shooting a 61 at any age is the sign of a very elite player. As scores drop below par, every score is exponentially greater than the previous score. Meaning it is pretty easy to go from a career low of 79 to a 78, but going from a 69 to a 68 is extremely difficult. Anything under a 66 is a display of excellence on every level of your game, yet some luck might make it possible, like a hole in one or chipping in several times or holing long improbable putts. But to shoot a 62 and follow it with a 61 is the elite of the elite. I think the only difference between an elite player and a PGA Tour player is mental toughness and smart decision making. A 62 and a 61 at 16 yrs of age already shows mental toughness and probably means the sky is the limit. Just crazy impressive. 

 

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... Shooting a 61 at any age is the sign of a very elite player. As scores drop below par, every score is exponentially greater than the previous score. Meaning it is pretty easy to go from a career low of 79 to a 78, but going from a 69 to a 68 is extremely difficult. Anything under a 66 is a display of excellence on every level of your game, yet some luck might make it possible, like a hole in one or chipping in several times or holing long improbable putts. But to shoot a 62 and follow it with a 61 is the elite of the elite. I think the only difference between an elite player and a PGA Tour player is mental toughness and smart decision making. A 62 and a 61 at 16 yrs of age already shows mental toughness and probably means the sky is the limit. Just crazy impressive. 

 

I know he is home schooled and does well. He playes golf almost every day. The course rating is 72/125 so its not that easy either.  He certainly has a golf future ahead of him. 

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3 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I know he is home schooled and does well. He playes golf almost every day. The course rating is 72/125 so its not that easy either.  He certainly has a golf future ahead of him. 

 

... A 62/61 on any course is just unreal. You still have to hit fairways and greens and make your putts. Have you had a chance to play with him? . 

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... A 62/61 on any course is just unreal. You still have to hit fairways and greens and make your putts. Have you had a chance to play with him? . 

I have not played with him. He playes with his buddies all around the same age. His buddies are members as well. All of them would kick my butt. I'm usually finishing up playing when they are teeing off. I watched him play some and watched him on the range. Impressive to say the least. His average driving distance yesterday was 313.  15 gir

Don't know if I would want to play with someone that good. It might discourage me. I've played the best I ever played this year shot 68 twice and struggling to hold onto a 1.3 handicap. It was a 1.2 in August. It sure is hard to maintain a low handicap when you only play once a week. Sometimes twice. This working for a living sucks. I leave the house its dark. I get home from work its dark. That only leaves the weekend.

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Played an unexpected 18 with my wife yesterday - we'd actually planned on 9 at a course we haven't been to for a few years (where we got a tee time last minute on a nice Saturday) and I totally forgot that after #6 there's a loooooooong walk to the next tee. Like a full 5 minutes of brisk pace walking! (at least there were porta-potties along the way for her) And then #9 green is oriented to the further direction away from that path, so once you're out on that side well you're playing the whole thing! 

So.. I didn't think I was playing / scoring all that well; I've adopted the habit of marking my card with "Bo" (bogey), "Dbl", etc. instead of numbers and not counting up until we're sitting down afterwards with some pain killers 🍺🍷.

Ended up with a 91 which is one of my better 18 hole rounds!

6 Pars
6 Bogeys (one 3-putt bogey)
5 Doubles and 1 (gulp) Quad
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2 penalties after approaches went wide and lost the balls under leaves
3 x 2-chips and (gulp) 1x3-chip (contributed to that Quad)
1 x 3-putt (and 3 x 1-putts) for total *EDIT* 32 putts

Tee shots were the happy surprise of the day (played the Senior tees and I tee off with my 4W) - some, but not all, were "good" and all were playable; had one pop-up but then I *pounded* the second into a good layup spot plus had one badly chunked on the #17 uphill Par 3 into a messy lie but i got a PW on it and got it out and onto the front of the green.

Chipping, as you can see, was the disappointment. On some missed approaches I had a few dodgy lies but didn't always catch the ball cleanly; I also ended up in a  few bunkers and got out OK but hit it either too far or not far enough ... so distance control out of the bunkers is yet another golf skill to be learned and developed...

Putting was generally solid. Though a bunch of first putts were not left real close, did have two or three first putts that stopped literally within 1-2 inches; and all .. save one .. second putts were sunk with good line and speed.

Had two or three GIRs and two or three up & downs - I know that doesn't sound so hot but for me it was an improvement. Another spot I could've improved was *not* pulling my 7i - wasn't hitting it so well at the range the day before so there was no reason to think I would do better this day, buuut... took me three or four wasted shots to finally convince myself not to touch it again...

So not sure if #18 Par 5 was my "best" hole but happy with how it turned out .. solid tee shot down the right side of the fairway, solid second over to the left side to a good layup and then a very solidly struck 9i towards the slightly elevated green that I pulled a bit left but still managed to hit the green; first putt right on-line but I brushed the bottom of the putter against the grass _juuuust_ a bit so came up short with about 7-8 feet slightly downhill and slightly right-to-left to go .. nailed it!!

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..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
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Played yesterday in yet another bitter cold day that should have kept me home instead of on the links.  It was about 36 when we teed off and I swear it was colder by the time we hit #12.   I was playing fairly well until #9 and the wheels seem to fall off.  Ended up shooting 84. 😞 

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Trying to work on some swing changes and a grip change and of course that means that I played as bad as possible. Couldn't even hit a pitch shot right. Near the end of the round, figured out what was going wrong, then i could at least start to hit pitch shots well again. 

Had a range session after the round. Found that as i have been working on swing changes, my tempo got slow. And when my tempo gets slow, bad things happen. Sequencing gets really really off. So I sped up my tempo while hitting some balls, and of course i hit the ball much better.

Got home and recorded myself doing the parallel to parallel drill that my instructor asked me to work on. I did it with what I think is my good "fast" tempo, but not trying to swing too hard. When I watched the video, this "fast" tempo actually looks really smooth and controlled on video. No wonder my swing sucked out on the course, my tempo must have been like the speed of a loaded up minivan. 

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2 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I know he is home schooled and does well. He playes golf almost every day. The course rating is 72/125 so its not that easy either.  He certainly has a golf future ahead of him. 

Wow, that is impressive. 

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I like the G710’s a lot. Last night didn’t hit them well but when I play w SWMBO I usually don’t, it’s distracting when I’m looking after her at same time but it’s all good!
Great getting her out and about and away from all bad news, she’s a terrible worrier and C19 hasn’t helped.


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Forgot to mention this. There is a Par 4 hard dogleg right that you need 200+ to even get a sniff of the green that has water & traps guarding it. One of the Guys we played w last evening hit driver but to far right and was still blocked out and was in hard pan, he didn’t hesitate pulled his Driver and sliced a loooww shot under the trees and rolled middle of green, hell of a shot!!
I hit a couple irons, short wedge and one putted , lucky, I hate that hole.



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My wife and I played Caloosa in Sun City Center today. A ho hum 88 for me. The Bermuda grass rough is killing me. At one of the tee boxes this big fellow was watching us. Doesn't look big in the photos but had to be a good 12 feet. My partner was watching him as I was teeing off - didn't want any surprises as my back was turned to him.
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Got out today it was 48F max could have been better. Birdied thr first hole which game me hope. Finished 12 over but glad I can get out.

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