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Be careful what you wish for my friend - I did fine with 17, in fact I did fine with the entire rest of the course, just don't ask me about 16, it's not at all what it looks like on TV unless you have a 290 followed by a 210, both accurate, the first with a touch of draw and the second with a fade.  That's how the pro that played with us approached it. 

 

I liked his approach better than my duck hook into the left side of the fairway that's blocked by trees, chunk/ clank off the trees trying to hook it around them from that hanging lie, fairway wood off the pine straw into the water right, wedge on and two putts. :)

 

If I had it to do over I'd hit three wood off the tee aiming at the water, 5 wood or hybrid left side (the trees that look so prominent on TV over there are not in play if you are 100 yards out) wedge on and go to 17.

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Just got off the course. It's rained all week and rained till 9:00 last night. Lots of standing water. But I actually played better than I have in a while. Shot a 79 that I'm happy with all things considered. It's one of my better scores lately anyway. But that's not why I'm happy. I reshafted my driver with the Elements 6F5T and it was money. Point and shoot with it. And I put a new to me Scotty TeI3 Newport in the bag (against what I've putted with lately totally). I putted lights out. Had 25 putts (more on why soon). But the head shape and neck worked for me today and I'm not sure why. I've putted with a center shafted face balanced putter for a while but was tinkering in the last few weeks then found this one for a project really and to see it in person because I thought it might be a tour tei3 as it's pro platinum with the copper insert. Got it for $100 from 2ndswing because of condition I guess. I'm not going to refinish it or anything putter too well to. Makes me excited to get the Mannkrafted MA66 in honestly. Why I had so few putts? I chipped my arse off even in the wet conditions. I was chipping mostly with lower loft in my gap wedge and letting it release. I holed an eagle chip on # 5 with it and lipped out a birdie chip on 16. Chipped in on #10 with my 64 degree also. (Been a long time since I've chipped in once and I did twice today). But I chipped better than I have in a long time using the GW mostly and minding my posture when having to chip. Hitting a good bit of fairways and being able to get up and down when I didn't helped. I still hit a few wayward shots but playing more and it's improving.

 

I do need a new 56 and 60 with a little more bounce though.

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13/14 fairways, 11/18 greens shot 83, missed 5 birdie putts inside 10 feet on the front, and 3 putted 3 times on the back, I need to putt better.

36 putts

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Horrible 95 today...started with a couple doubles then calmed down in the middle with pars and bogeys then finished with more doubles. Had trouble breathing today and was coughing away too much trying to get my breath. My asthma was debilitating.

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A pair of 41's for an 82. 9/14 fairways, 11/18 greens. 36 putts with four 3 putts. Don't think I made a putt outside of 5'. Luckily my only birdie was a 1' tap in.

 

I will break 80...

I will break 80...

I will break 80...

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My wife and I played a links style course today with another couple. Beautiful, sunny 77 with slight breeze. I was the only one that played well. I typically shoot mid-to-high 80's on this course. It eats my lunch! I had one bad hole; took a double on the par 4 ninth hole because I had two chunks in the fairway. The green is elevated with water on the left and behind, and a big deep bunker that falls off the right side of the green. I just let it get to me. I am ashamed!

 

I only hit 10 of 14 fairways and 9 of 18 greens, and not one birdie, but managed to shoot 80. Chipping and putting saved me. Easily my best round of the year so far, but I am still kicking myself over that double!

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Much better today.....44/45=89. With a chip in birdie on the Par 3 15th hole. Drives were much better than yesterday which put me in position to approach the greens. My SCORs were firing on all cylinders today and putting was okay....no 3 putts.

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It was a very different round today. This was my 3rd time out this year. The wind was relentless. I don't play in wind a lot, so it was a challenge for me. I found myself 1-2 clubs wrong all day. I just don't have enough experience playing in really windy conditions to know what to do. It was so bad, putts would blow off line. Despite the wind, I managed to shoot 82. It could have been quite a good round (for me) if I had more experience and know how, to deal with the windy conditions.

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It was a very different round today. This was my 3rd time out this year. The wind was relentless. I don't play in wind a lot, so it was a challenge for me. I found myself 1-2 clubs wrong all day. I just don't have enough experience playing in really windy conditions to know what to do. It was so bad, putts would blow off line. Despite the wind, I managed to shoot 82. It could have been quite a good round (for me) if I had more experience and know how, to deal with the windy conditions.

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/12669-how-the-wind-helps-and-hurt-your-shots/?fromsearch=1

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Played two rounds this weekend after 3 weeks of 7 day a week work. First round shot an 87, which included double parring a par 3 that's 120 yards long without any water around. First round I struggled with the irons and driver but the putter was ok. Second round at the same course, I probably shot 98... couldn't hit a driver in bounds most of the day, and since switching from B330rx's to Prov1x's... I've noticed a ton more spin off the driver... but more importantly, I'm getting a few balls to check up nicely on holes.

 

Either way 10 strokes in 24 hours is not ideal. 

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Got out yesterday for my first round of the year at Fresh Meadow CC. Played in sub 40 degree temps with a 20mph plus wind at all times. Played well on the front and made nine of are to shoot even. Struggled a bit on the back with a +4 40, but 76 for the first round of the year in those conditions is a great start to the year.

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Played yesterday. 37* and snowing throughout the front nine. Shot what may have been the worst round of my life. Could not get off the tee to save my life. Topped or toe hit every tee shot. Irons were great but, could not get my distances on approach shots dialed in. I kept clubbing up one club to accommodate for the cold temperatures and wind conditions but found myself hitting the back of, or flying most of the greens. The shots that did hit the green would not stay on the green. I don't know how they got the greens as firm as they did for it being as wet as it has around here. On the bright side, I putted great. Worked hard on it over the winter and it seems to have payed off. Distance controll was excellent and anything inside 10 feet felt automatic. No three putts!! I think I have finally found the putter (at least the style of putter) that fits my stroke. For now the Bridgestone TD-01 is staying in. Never really thought I would care for an insert putter, but, the feed back I get from it is phenomenal.

Well, I guess it can only get better from here. Trying to look at it as just padding my handicap for a bit. Can't wait to be called a sand bagger at the first club tournament.

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Had a good day, shot a 43/45=88 today. The kicker is I only had 1 GIR and 27 putts!

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Talk about a weird round. I started par, bogey (went over the steep part of the green by a foot), par, bogey (nailed a 15 footer). Get to a par 5 and suddenly my putting goes from great to disgustingly bad. Had to lip out 3-4 times and miss about four 5 footers. Perhaps I can blame the low pressure system that came in at the time winds went from 10-15 mph winds to 25-30 and gusts near 40. The worst hole was 9 where I went GIR only to roll one off the green into a side hole. Took two to get out and another two to finish out. Ended up 2 putting out the last two holes for pars for an even 90 from a combined 100 feet on some of the worst slopes.  Could not buy a putt from 8-15 then hit a ridiculous putt on 16 that broke 4 foot on a 5 footer. Basically it was good golf that surrounded a 8-9 hole turd.

 

Off to play tomorrow though!

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Got out to play for the first time in several weeks Friday. I've been working on a more Hogan-esque set up (ball stays in same position off the left foot but the right moves from closer and open with the wedge to further back and closed with the right). Results were awesome. My distance was insane and my ball striking was the best it's been in a year. Putting and chipping was rusty but that's to be expected.

 

News of the day was that my friend (a former collegiate women's golfer) drove a 270 yard green and made eagle. Kaboom!

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An 80 today playing on the simulator on the Wooden Sticks course. Not my best round. I had a 13ft eagle putt that I missed because there were no lines showing up on the screen to tell me what the break was. I also missed 3 birdie attempts do to the same thing. I cannot wait to hit the real course....

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Got out to play for the first time in several weeks Friday. I've been working on a more Hogan-esque set up (ball stays in same position off the left foot but the right moves from closer and open with the wedge to further back and closed with the right). Results were awesome. My distance was insane and my ball striking was the best it's been in a year. Putting and chipping was rusty but that's to be expected.

News of the day was that my friend (a former collegiate women's golfer) drove a 270 yard green and made eagle. Kaboom!

Bones, did you happen to notice this?

 

I played well today. Shot 72, in fact our group had 72,82,92,102. My round demonstrated nicely how proximity to the hole is more significant than greens hit. I "only" hit 7 greens. However I had 5 other holes where I was able to putt from the fringe and 2 others where I was able to chip. There was a far great chance that I was going to hole one of those shots than take 3. I was close to the hole and in the right spot to be aggressive.

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I snapped a 60 degree wedge over my knee on my way to a 94. Hit two shots from 80-110 that hit the top most and steepest part of the grass filled bunkers and jumped back in. Another yard further and both would have been dead stiff to tucked pins. Didn't help I missed a ton of 3-4 footers including two for birdie that were within a revolution or two of going in. Rough day.

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84, the putting woes continue, had just a couple bad holes in the rain on Saturday, #6, par 5 hands were wet, drive onto the woods left score 7, other hole #9 again, (I chronicled this hole last season as my nemesis hole), hit a good drive, faded 6 iron left of the bunker, no problem the pin is back right so plenty of room, chunk chip shot into the face of the bunker, had no stance the ball is vertical plugged at the top of the lip, it's horrible, one knee on the ground the oter deep in the bunker, full swing the ball goes 20 feet straight up on the air, and lands 2 feet out of the bunker, and then rolls back into the long grass at the top of the bunker, so now I have a buried ball deep in wet grass 2" from being back in the bunker, chipped it to 6 feet and actually made a putt for 6. Back 9 was decent, 3 putted 18 for 40 on the back. Better putting and tighten up a couple shots and the round would be good. It was fun anyway. I did get angry on 9 but I didn't break anything.

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