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On 7/6/2021 at 12:48 PM, ncwoz said:

Very nice!! How'd you manage to get on at Blythefield CC? One of your group is a member I'm assuming? I drive by it on the way to my parents and have to wipe the drool off my mouth everytime...

I am very lucky that I have a few successful friends in my life that haven't forgotten their golf loving buddies 🙂 I hope I get to play again when there is not the threat of a downpour with each swing. 

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42/42 on a day that I just seemed to struggle making solid contact with my irons consistently.  Although I did hit some very nice iron shots, I had several occasions where I hit them fat.  As poorly as I felt that I played, the other 2 playing alongside me struggled even more.  We played 9s for a root beer after the round.  I didn't have to buy!  🙂  

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13 hours ago, azstu324 said:

Personally 110 is the absolute max that I can handle with dry heat. Anything more than that, I'm staying home. Phx/Desert golf in mid summer is definitely its own animal for sure and shouldn't be done without preparation. 

Here are the 3 things that I find I can't live without (Stu's Desert Golf Survival Kit) 😜

This is a 1 gallon double walled water jug. $25-$30 at Walmart. That's insanely cheap for a 1 gallon jug and the thing's a beast! I'll drink one of these + 2 - 32 oz bottles of Body Armor in a round. 

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Electrolytes.. and more specifically, these Trace Mineral drops. The bottle's kind of pricy but these are a lifesaver for me as I have a tendency to get pretty gnarly cramps after spending too much time in the high heat. I take these as a daily supplement in my water and they are far better than any electrolyte drink IMO. I'll hydrate the day before and also add about 50 drops to my gallon of water. The bottles lasts a good while so it's also worth the price. 

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Lastly, another life saver is the Chilly Pad by Frog Toggs. This is probably the best cooling towel that I've found. If you have a cart with an ice chest, just keep it in there in between uses and it's like air conditioning when you use it. Even without ice, it holds about 15* cooler temp than the air and that's a decent enough of a difference when you need it. 

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... I know you are a desert vet and I am a rookie but you are preachin' to the choir. 👍  Once we went to reverse osmosis years ago we started adding Trace Minerals to all our water since the osmosis process also strips the water of it's natural minerals. I have two 40oz bottles I bring on the course and keep a 3rd in the car for after the round if I run out. I should drink more of course and that is a goal that should not be too difficult in this heat. 

... I use a Mission Max Plus cooling towel from Dicks and it certainly helps! 



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Frustrating day yesterday! 42 on the front 9, my best yet and thinking I could beat my 89 from a couple of weeks ago..

54 on the back 9 but I drove well, just lost a few silly shots which lead to a few bad holes. 

One highlight was the 7th where a good friend was doing some divot repairing on the fairway. Saw him as I was walking down the 6th and he joked that he would be out of range by the time I drove on the 7th. Cue a 260y hybrid to about 15 feet from where he was stood, then a lob wedge to 4 feet  😎

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Overall pretty happy with my recent play, but still need to avoid the big mistakes. Last night was league night and I am a 2 (9 hole)handicap on this course.  

3/7 FW, 5/9 Greens, 14 putts,   40

Hole 1: only really bad tee shot, pushed tee shot right and had to pitch out.  Next shot  went over green. Pitched to 3 feet for bogey.  

Hole 2: tee shot to green side bunker.  Out to 18 feet,  lipped out par putt.

Hole 3: Tee shot in fairway,  second shot fat,  third to 22 feet, 3 footer for par

Hole 4: Tee shot to middle of green, 2 putts from 25 feet

Hole 5: Tee shot through the fairway,   Second to 1 foot, tap in birdie

Hole 6:  tee shot just off fairway, second to 40 feet, 2 putts for par

Hole 7: Tee shot through fairway,  chunk second into bunker, bunker shot goes 10 feet, pitch past hole and just off the green to 20 feet,  tap in double.  this hole was so frustrating and why I score so poorly!!!!!

Hole 8: Tee shot middle of fairway,  pushed 6 iron to edge of woods, pitched out but was in Deep rough with severe uphill lie,  barely got ball out, chipped to 1 foot.  Should have been an easy par, but second shot really hurt

Hole 9: Tee shot to middle of fairway, second to 10 feet,  2 puts for par.

As I look back at the round, I am hitting the ball pretty well and just hit a few shots a round that get result in the big scores.  Hole 7 became a mental lapse after I hit the poor second shot.  Can’t take double when you are 60 yards from the green and have a clear shot.  
 

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8 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... I know you are a desert vet and I am a rookie but you are preachin' to the choir. 👍  Once we went to reverse osmosis years ago we started adding Trace Minerals to all our water since the osmosis process also strips the water of it's natural minerals. I have two 40oz bottles I bring on the course and keep a 3rd in the car for after the round if I run out. I should drink more of course and that is a goal that should not be too difficult in this heat. 

... I use a Mission Max Plus cooling towel from Dicks and it certainly helps! 



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You're steps ahead of most AZ golfers then. 

You'd be amazed at how many folks I meet who show up to play in 105°+ weather with nothing but a 32 oz bottle of Gatorade and think they can rely on beer to cover the rest of their hydration. And by hole 6 they're out of Gatorade and by hole 14 they can't figure out why beer isn't doing them any favors.. 🤦‍♂️

 

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3 hours ago, edingc said:

Feel like @CarlH will get a kick out of this one...

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Talk about ups and downs.

In fairness, it started down pouring on No. 3. I came prepared with my rain jacket and rain gloves, but by the end of the hole my gloves were already soaked through, my towels were soaked, and my jacket was soaked. I expected sprinkles but not heavy stuff.

Really struggled inside of 100 yards and that's pretty much responsible for the bad scores. Too many balls hit short or long of green. Also have been struggling when trying to punch shots back to the fairway because I'm trying to be greedy and advance the ball too far. No. 7's quad came after hitting a tree with a punch shot and losing the ball in the rough.

Still hit the ball really well despite the fluke holes.

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt!  😄 😄

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3 hours ago, edingc said:

Feel like @CarlH will get a kick out of this one...

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Talk about ups and downs.

In fairness, it started down pouring on No. 3. I came prepared with my rain jacket and rain gloves, but by the end of the hole my gloves were already soaked through, my towels were soaked, and my jacket was soaked. I expected sprinkles but not heavy stuff.

Really struggled inside of 100 yards and that's pretty much responsible for the bad scores. Too many balls hit short or long of green. Also have been struggling when trying to punch shots back to the fairway because I'm trying to be greedy and advance the ball too far. No. 7's quad came after hitting a tree with a punch shot and losing the ball in the rough.

Still hit the ball really well despite the fluke holes.

That score makes it all more impressive with that 9 and 8 too

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Played 18 yesterday and while I definitely faded on the back 9 (heat, no breeze, slow play, ... and plenty of other lame-o excuses for just plain losing focus and being stoopit) the front 9 was aallmmoooost good all the way through -- 

#1. PATTS (Par After Terrible Tee Shot);
#2. BATTS 😉 (Bogey After TTS);
#3. Bogey on short Par 3 after hitting tee shot long-left and fluffing the chip on;
#4. Par after a good tee shot on the #5 hcp hole (#3 hcp hole on front 9);
#5. Bogey on the next Par 3 after hit tee shot long-left again (d'oh!);
.. then...
#6. Tripled (ouch!) a longer Par 4 where I ... chunked a 65 yd approach (third shot), then fluffed the second chip on, then (oy!) 3-putted; 
.. then...
#7. Called out to my wife "Bounce-Back Hole!" .. which was a little, umm, audacious as I've typically made a complete and total mess out of this short Par 4 - I hit an "easy" hybrid to the left-center of the end of the fairway .. and an easy wedge to anywhere on the side of the green the flag was on .. and a good lag putt to easy tap-in range (yea!);
.. but then...
#8. Doubled a Par 5 (yuck) after pushing the tee shot into a long and deep fairway bunker from which I needed two attempts to get out and advance the ball, followed by a good enough approach to get it up by the green in the short right rough, followed by another just sloppy 3-putt (frowny face);
#9. another BATTS after tee shot faded right into some trees, found it and had a good punch-out (getting good at those), good approach hit the green but rolled though and off the back, good chip on close enough to the hole for a solid 1-putt.

Interestingly enough if you add it all up the Front 9 ended up at +9 or bogey (on average) golf -- which is kinda my goal, but -- obviously I'd like to be making less "Other" scores and more Bogeys. 

I've been playing from the forward Senior tees, so if I can keep getting more tee shots into play than not, and make more bogeys than other scores, I may start to move back to the regular White tees.

PS:
AND KEEP WORKING ON MY SHORT GAME TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF RELATIVELY EASY SHOTS I KEEP THROWING AWAY!!!

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3 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

That score makes it all more impressive with that 9 and 8 too

Haha, thanks! No. 3 was just a wild hole of stringing together bad shot after bad shot!

I had decided to change my strategy on a few holes this morning (6 iron instead of 4 hybrid on No. 2 tee - worked out with tap-in par) and took 4 hybrid instead of driver on No. 3 because I've been blocked out by trees even with good drives multiple times over the past few weeks. 

I didn't commit to the hybrid, nearly missed it completely and hit a moon ball short and in the right trees. Then the skies opened, so as I'm trying to get geared up and not get soaked, I lace a low punch too long across the fairway behind the trees on the left. At this point it's down pouring, and I have to punch out again, which catches the soaked rough and gets stuck 225 out. I managed to hit a low six iron (best shot of the hole) up to the drainage ditch before the green, then skull a 54 over the green onto the cart path. Take relief, completely short-sided, skull the ball with 58 back over the green to the front edge. Three-putt from like 50 feet because it's a huge breaking putt.

Nightmare of a hole, and I'm glad no one was watching! 😂

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7 minutes ago, mikeanthony said:

At 40 years young, I finally got my first ace while on vacation at a course up in Maine ... Toddy Brook Golf Course.  

Was 188 out from the pin at their par 3 6th hole ... hit my 4i and we watched it sail on a line with a slight fade towards the pin. It’s a kidney shaped green, with the pin just over a crest towards the back right of the green. My buddy Johnathan and I couldn’t see the ball go in from where we were ... but we did joke about it being a hole in one on the drive up. 

My buddy’s tee shot was well short of the green, so I dropped him off and drove on up ... grabbed my putter and walked on up to the green, only to not see my ball anywhere on the putting surface. Turned and walked back to the cart to grab my SW, then walked back to the green just as Johnathan was coming up as well ... I suddenly could sense that this might the one. Johnathan got to the hole first and looked into the cup, but made a reaction that made me feel as though he was f’n with me. 

My eyes came over the cup as I walked up and when I saw the ball ... I lost my collective mind. And not only that, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started crying. 😭 LOL I was keeled over with my hands on my knees just trying to compose myself ... was even more meaningful for my buddy plays with my dad’s old and original Callaway Big Bertha irons. My old man took his life 16 years ago this month and it made it all that much more special to have Johnathan there with me. 

A surreal experience and wonderful memory. How I absolutely love this maddening game of golf. 

Cheers y’all. 🍻 

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On 6/26/2021 at 9:04 AM, fixyurdivot said:

Maxfli Tour vs. Titleist AVX

Interesting - I'm leaning the other way (but am a higher handicapper vs you so maybe that's part of it..??).

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10 minutes ago, edingc said:

Haha, thanks! No. 3 was just a wild hole of stringing together bad shot after bad shot!

I had decided to change my strategy on a few holes this morning (6 iron instead of 4 hybrid on No. 2 tee - worked out with tap-in par) and took 4 hybrid instead of driver on No. 3 because I've been blocked out by trees even with good drives multiple times over the past few weeks. 

I didn't commit to the hybrid, nearly missed it completely and hit a moon ball short and in the right trees. Then the skies opened, so as I'm trying to get geared up and not get soaked, I lace a low punch too long across the fairway behind the trees on the left. At this point it's down pouring, and I have to punch out again, which catches the soaked rough and gets stuck 225 out. I managed to hit a low six iron (best shot of the hole) up to the drainage ditch before the green, then skull a 54 over the green onto the cart path. Take relief, completely short-sided, skull the ball with 58 back over the green to the front edge. Three-putt from like 50 feet because it's a huge breaking putt.

Nightmare of a hole, and I'm glad no one was watching! 😂

Compounding. I have been able to mentally get passed wind (arccos has helped me alot with this) but rain is still a serious buzz kill for my rounds, 9 wouldnt have been my only 9 sounds like if I was with ya lol

Back to back pars though after that thats huge

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🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

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Thanks Cody! 🙏🏼 

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The 🙌🏼 ... GO CANES!

Driver: :titelist-small: TS2 9*

3W: :cobra-small:  Speedzone 14.5*

Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS2 19*

Irons: post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS2 (5i-6i); TS1 (7i-GW)

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

Putter: :ping-small:  Heppler Anser 2

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 & :Snell: MTB-Black

 

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4 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

At 40 years young, I finally got my first ace while on vacation at a course up in Maine ... Toddy Brook Golf Course.  

Was 188 out from the pin at their par 3 6th hole ... hit my 4i and we watched it sail on a line with a slight fade towards the pin. It’s a kidney shaped green, with the pin just over a crest towards the back right of the green. My buddy Johnathan and I couldn’t see the ball go in from where we were ... but we did joke about it being a hole in one on the drive up. 

My buddy’s tee shot was well short of the green, so I dropped him off and drove on up ... grabbed my putter and walked on up to the green, only to not see my ball anywhere on the putting surface. Turned and walked back to the cart to grab my SW, then walked back to the green just as Johnathan was coming up as well ... I suddenly could sense that this might the one. Johnathan got to the hole first and looked into the cup, but made a reaction that made me feel as though he was f’n with me. 

My eyes came over the cup as I walked up and when I saw the ball ... I lost my collective mind. And not only that, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started crying. 😭 LOL I was keeled over with my hands on my knees just trying to compose myself ... was even more meaningful for my buddy plays with my dad’s old and original Callaway Big Bertha irons. My old man took his life 16 years ago this month and it made it all that much more special to have Johnathan there with me. 

A surreal experience and wonderful memory. How I absolutely love this maddening game of golf. 

Cheers y’all. 🍻 

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Man I'm still chasing my 1st Ace! Congrats brother! 

Now answer me this.. was it a Maltby that dropped that shot? 😛 

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:taylormade-small:  SIM Max 7°/ Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:cobra-small:  F6 3 Wood 14* / Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li x5ct XS  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) 
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW Wedges - 50/6 + 56/12
:cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier #4 / Golf Pride Pro Only Red Star 
:taylormade-small: TP5x

(MGS Test Member for the :edel-golf-1:EAS Putter)

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Man I'm still chasing my 1st Ace! Congrats brother! 

 

... Congrats to mikeanthony! Like you azstu, I am still chasing my first ace as well. Ran across a charity hole to bet $1 and win $1k for an ace last week and I said "No thanks. But here is $1 for the next person that turns you down because they have a better chance than I do!" No use pi$$ing off the Golf Gods anymore than they are now. 🙄

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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8 hours ago, edingc said:

Feel like @CarlH will get a kick out of this one...

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Talk about ups and downs.

In fairness, it started down pouring on No. 3. I came prepared with my rain jacket and rain gloves, but by the end of the hole my gloves were already soaked through, my towels were soaked, and my jacket was soaked. I expected sprinkles but not heavy stuff.

Really struggled inside of 100 yards and that's pretty much responsible for the bad scores. Too many balls hit short or long of green. Also have been struggling when trying to punch shots back to the fairway because I'm trying to be greedy and advance the ball too far. No. 7's quad came after hitting a tree with a punch shot and losing the ball in the rough.

Still hit the ball really well despite the fluke holes.

Great recovery. I would have blown up my round. 

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Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

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4 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

At 40 years young, I finally got my first ace while on vacation at a course up in Maine ... Toddy Brook Golf Course.  

Was 188 out from the pin at their par 3 6th hole ... hit my 4i and we watched it sail on a line with a slight fade towards the pin. It’s a kidney shaped green, with the pin just over a crest towards the back right of the green. My buddy Johnathan and I couldn’t see the ball go in from where we were ... but we did joke about it being a hole in one on the drive up. 

My buddy’s tee shot was well short of the green, so I dropped him off and drove on up ... grabbed my putter and walked on up to the green, only to not see my ball anywhere on the putting surface. Turned and walked back to the cart to grab my SW, then walked back to the green just as Johnathan was coming up as well ... I suddenly could sense that this might the one. Johnathan got to the hole first and looked into the cup, but made a reaction that made me feel as though he was f’n with me. 

My eyes came over the cup as I walked up and when I saw the ball ... I lost my collective mind. And not only that, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started crying. 😭 LOL I was keeled over with my hands on my knees just trying to compose myself ... was even more meaningful for my buddy plays with my dad’s old and original Callaway Big Bertha irons. My old man took his life 16 years ago this month and it made it all that much more special to have Johnathan there with me. 

A surreal experience and wonderful memory. How I absolutely love this maddening game of golf. 

Cheers y’all. 🍻 

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Congratulations!!

Got my one and only ace in my early 70’s so plenty of time for you to get more👍

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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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