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2 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

how did that work out for you?

It’s a substitute for a 3w, so I only had the opportunity to hit it once, off the tee, and it did quite well but still a lot more trial opportunities to come in the future. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila RIP Alpha 105 S, tipped 1”

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All clubs have :Arccos:  In the Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 Oversize grips

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After six years of playing, I got my first hole in one yesterday! Pretty crazy feeling to see the ball drop from the tee box. It was a slight downhill par 3 from 150 yards, got it done with a 9 iron!

🚨 PERSONAL BEST ALERT! 🚨 - 36/39 = 75 (+3) 😍 - 6/15 FIR - 11/18 GIR (2 birdies) - 30 Putts (12 2-putts, 6 1-putts) Cold, dreary morning and the course was pretty empty. I really took my t

+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

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Beautiful Wednesday morning 60*, Sun breaking thru with light breeze @ 8:00am.
Shot a +4, 40 with no birdies, slid putts by the hole too many times.
Driver came to play but irons wanted to sleep in, putter didn’t like the wet slowish greens.

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Glad to see you got out.  How's the shoulder holding up?

Might want to give a PlaneMate a look if shallowing is your concern...

Shoulder is good but there is still minor discomfort, I am actively pushing ROM as far as possible to maximize turn with no issues. I have been slacking a bit on weight training and rehab work but hit 200+ on squats and 250+ on DLs over the past month or two which are the highest since before COVID lockdowns in 2020. Need to progress these up to 250 and 300 respectively. I also tied a personal best of 190 carry with a 6 iron last night using this new backswing position from Gankas which is up 10 yards from average on that club. SC200 gave around 90 MPH club head speed, but I never fully trust that number from the unit. 

When we arrived at the course it was just over 40F and frost was still coming out of the ground in shaded areas. Left side back muscles were pretty tight which was the bigger issue for this round. Until, my new Adidas golf shoes gave me a blister the size of a quarter on the back of my foot by about hole 10. 

Planemate is tempting, might try to buy one 2nd hand as people give up using them. I have found a couple drills without a club to exaggerate the shallowing. This is nice indoors in sets of 5. Really trying to figure out the queues and feels to get my lower body rotation driven the transition. 

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:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/4H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 6-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*


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Deja vu of yesterday with another 41/41 ... triple bogey on #3 when I couldn't get out of the dense sand trap (and I'm normally a decent trap player) ... double on the back.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 3,4, & 5 -- stock R shafts.

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS and SW bent to 52 Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :Sub70: 56* JB 

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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8 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

Round one of 2021 is in the books, heck first swings of 2021, and it was... meh. No scorecard but this was the course I played for iron only round last year that I shot 81. Today was worse than that but we were able to recover on the second nine.

For those of you wondering about how the SIK would perform in live action, it put some good rolls and held the line. Speed was tricky but after a few holes it was better. Driver was also going ok. No real two way miss which was a problem last season.

The downside, iron play was a tragedy. Fat, fatter, and some would say fattest. Could get better with more time, but I'm looking at our local First Tee auction with some lessons packages in there. Might need a tune up before I try to really get playing in a good way.

In all, it was... a thing.

Where'd you end up playing?

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Western, NY

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9 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Where'd you end up playing?

Caughdenoy Links, 10 minutes from my house. Decent elevation changes, super wide open... not ideal in 10 to 20 mile an hour winds with no yardage markers on the course amd me not Arccos'ing it.

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:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX119 18* Hybrid, Projext X Evenflow Blue, 6.0

:ping-small: G710, 4-UW, Blue Dot, Nippon Modus 105-S

:honma: TW-W4, 56*, Nippon Modus 125

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... Well I have had 4 months of mediocre, out right bad and some occasionally pretty decent golf but only 3 total at par or under out of about 100 rounds. That said, I think I am finally figuring out desert golf and the conditions have improved quite a bit. Greens are rolling much better and I actually have some confidence in my reads now. What has been hardpan around the greens has grown in with just enough wiry Bermuda grass to miss a chip/pitch by 1/16th of an inch and not bounce into the ball. Today was one of those days where everything was working and I only had one bad shot when I hit a 9 iron a little fat from a downhill lie and missed a 6 footer on #8 hitting the low side and lipping out. Hit a drive into the last bunker on 18 that takes my best drive to even reach resulting in my only bogie of the day to stop me from having a clean card ... sigh. The rest of the day was my best round this year shooting under my age for the first time. And I am really, really liking my King Tour irons. 


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Played Tuesday. Weather was solid with highs in the 70s and maybe low 80s. Course was slammed as you can imagine which meant a lot of hit and wait. 

Had a few pars and a couple of doubles. Ended with a 46 which seems to be my going average. If I'm going to improve this year my short game and putting has to be much better.

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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
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Played the little par 33 - 9 hole executive course today
Had to fight quite a bit of wind
38 + 39 = 77

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On 4/8/2021 at 5:01 PM, Kenny B said:

Oh so close...!!!  Dang it!!

Got a call yesterday from my buddy that plays on a different course in town; the one I sometimes sub for their game of Wolf.  Their course was closed for the plugging and sanding that my course went through last week.  They needed a fourth for their Wolf game today and it was going to be at MY course!!!  I played on Sunday and shot 78 so I was feeling pretty good about my game, but I went to the range on Tuesday and I sucked at hitting anything.  So what will show up today?

The 3 other guys are all about the same skill level as I am; 2 of them have a lower HI index; one is a little higher.  The temp was mid-50's and the wind was 15-20 with higher gusts.  I only hit 8 of 13 fairways and 4 GIR, BUT I birdied three of those holes;  #4, 14 and 17.  I was +3 of the front nine and -1 on the back nine for my best score in a few years... 74, and one shot over my age!!!  

Hole #14 is a risk/reward par4 that is drivable for the big hitters.  I usually lay up, but today with the wind I decided to try to drive it over a hazard and large sand trap; came up short but in the sand a foot from the elevated green, and 30 yards short of the pin.  I hit my 54º wedge to 2 feet for a sandy birdie on a par 4!!!  There were a couple of holes that could have been a lot better... like the par 5 #6 hole where I hit a tree and had a double sandy bogey.  I could have shot my age!!  In a month it would be good enough!!

I rarely beat the two guys with a lower index, especially on their course, but on my course I have an advantage.  They shot 78 and 79... the other guy shot 88. 


I sent and email about my round to my coach, Monte Scheinblum, who I spent 3 days with a couple of weeks ago.  He posted it on his Instagram page!!!  


Attending a Monte clinic is a treat and well worth the investment in your golf game.

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