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Best round of Spring with an 83 on a par 70 course.  Spending time getting to know my new "Home Course," since I hadn't played it in a couple of years.

 

Struggling to control my fairway wood, which I hit great when I "groove" on the range, but can't always hit it consistently on the course.  

 

Spent the morning working on bunker play and managed to get out of the one I managed to hit into while playing.

 

Finally got settled on my wedges and put the 53* SCOR back in the bag.  Love the Edel (which wasn't fitted for me, just an eBay pickup since I wanted to try one), but the SCOR is a better fit for my gaps and more flexible for me around the green.  For a wedge I wasn't fitted for, and is likely the wrong grind for me, I was pretty impressed and would still like to get an Edel fitting when I visit the Twin Cities in the future.

 

Absolutely LOVE what the Paderson shaft has done for my consistency off the tee.  GPS showed my very first (ever) 250 yard drive (wind WAS behind me - lol) and I used a lob wedge on my approach on the 355 yard par 4.  If I hadn't been so excited, I might have made my 8 foot birdie putt. - lol

 

Play out of town tomorrow with a friend on a Links style course, which is considered one of the tougher courses in the area, then my Home Course again on Thursday.

 

We've FINALLY got some golf weather!!! ;)

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Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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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!

+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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93 and a 86......all I did was change drivers from Bio-Cell to Powerbilt AFO. Gave me better fairway position and enabled me to get a better look at the greens. Yesterday was 44/49 and today was 41/45.

 

Putting was pretty good considering the freshly punched greens. They were sanded and rolled, so they are running pretty fast.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB 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 Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*) w/Recoil ES Hybrid(75 GM) regular shaft Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).  Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

 

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65 last weekend during a scramble (obviously my team score). Everyone played great. I sank 2 25'+  birdie putts. Followed that up with a 92 on Friday and a 95 today. I'm not playing my best golf scoring wise BUT I'm probably hitting the ball the best I've hit it in years. This year i've decided to take my game a bit more seriously. I'm swinging the club extremely well however I'm having to learn how to play the course all over again. I was always a cut or fade player and played it well but had really reached a plateau. Well now I'm dead straight to almost a baby draw player. Heres to hoping I can get things right the next couple weeks and get back down to my mid 80's score with goal of breaking 80 by the end of the year. 

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Driver - Tour Edge Exotics XCG 7 Beta w/ Paderson shaft 44"

Fairway Metal - :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F 43"

Irons - :taylormade-small: SLDR 4i-pw w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 90S

Wedges - :edel-golf-1: 54* and 58* Digger grind

Putter - :scotty-cameron-1: 2015 GoLo 3 33"

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Putting was better, but hit a few squirrelly shots during the round, I counted 11 shots that I consider to be unforced errors, some were judgment errors, some were simple execution errors, shot 85. I know that I won't and can't eliminate all the errors, I can eliminate some. Example. Par 5 number 12, hit a good drive, middle of fairway 240 away, there is a gulch at about 220, so the play is layup and leave somewhere between 110-100. So I only need to hit a shot that flies about 120, with a bounce or two it will be perfect, so I grab the 50 degree, easy shot, nope dig a ditch and hit about 20 yards. Horrible unforced error that can be fixed. Those are the types of errors that I am talking about

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What an ugly round this weekend. 91, and the two bright spots in the round both came as a result of making shots that were preceded by the phrase 'f*** it'. Horrible mishit on the 7th tee left an obscenely low percentage shot back to the FW through a stand of trees. Ended up make a par 4 because not only did it get through, it then bounced over the sand trap to leave an ease up and down chip and putt.  Then by the time 16 rolled around, the live dangerous high risk high reward shot, over the trees on the dogleg left, not only cleared the trees, but landed softly just off the green for a nice chip & putt to a birdie 3. 

That said, I did manage to get through a day without a single left duck hook. All of the mishits today came in the form of tops or skulls.

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I was able to get to play 2 rounds on Saturday, one was my own ball, the other was captains choice, and I remembered something while I was playing, and that is that I can actually play golf, and I'm pretty good at it, I think somewhere along the way I was getting so analytical with my game I forgot that I can play, I am hoping that I can remember this more often, and that my score and attitude while playing improve.

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I was able to get to play 2 rounds on Saturday, one was my own ball, the other was captains choice, and I remembered something while I was playing, and that is that I can actually play golf, and I'm pretty good at it, I think somewhere along the way I was getting so analytical with my game I forgot that I can play, I am hoping that I can remember this more often, and that my score and attitude while playing improve.

 

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Getting analytical is so easy to do.  I spend time on the range working on certain shots. When I go to play, I am STILL thinking about the shots on the range.  Gotta let go.

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I played during the weekend. Shot 98 and played the same course and shot 90.

 

Hit two bombs of putts one on each day.

 

Still have about 4-5 trouble holes I need to figure out but I parred this devilish par 5 on the back that usually gives me fits.

 

How you shoot 4 birdies and can't break 90 either day just shows how a few bad holes can screw up a scorecard.

 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
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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After struggling with a few rounds in the mid-upper 80s I saw my instructor and his words were simple. Slow down. Tempo and balance. I was way over swinging. Played today and shot 41-40 for an 81. 9 pars and 9 bogeys. I'll take a round with no doubles but still searching for that elusive 79. Ultimately it once again came down to my short game.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Played from the second to back set of tees at my course, rating is 74, slope 140. Shot 82 with 5 three putts. I think I need to be up a set of tees. :). The tips are 75.2 144 BTW for anyone who is interested.

 

Honestly I just didn't putt or chip well, haven't been playing or practicing, throw in an unfamiliar course with fast greens ( they said 13) and I got what I earned.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Can't play this weekend. Stupid Colorado. We got 7 inches of snow last night! Temps will return to normal by next weekend tho.

 

I finally feel like my swing is coming together. It hasn't felt this good in over two years. Repeatable and solid. It's gonna be a good year....

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A very deserved 97. Played like an arse and the tendonitis pain kicked in at about the 4th...forgot to put Biofreeze on my arm.

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Spring allergies kicked in a week and a half ago, leading to a sinus infection...

 

Hoping to be back on my feet and on a course later this week...

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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Spring allergies kicked in a week and a half ago, leading to a sinus infection...

 

Hoping to be back on my feet and on a course later this week...

Hope you feel better. @High Fade I hardly know how to respond to your post. It's 90 here today.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Another day, another few strokes away from breaking 80. I think it's bad that I have more confidence hitting a green with my 3W than hitting a pitch or chip to 5 feet. The only bright side of my short game has been my bunker play.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Spring allergies kicked in a week and a half ago, leading to a sinus infection...

 

Hoping to be back on my feet and on a course later this week...

Hope it doesn't last too long. My allergies start to kick in next month when the temps get over 100. Not looking forward to it.

 

Went out to play after the great tournament today. My wife and I hooked up with another couple that we know but haven't played with them before. They are relatively new to the game but really like to play. I don't play very well under those circumstances and I didnt disappoint myself! Couldn't hit the driver very well at all, but I did impress them with a nice lob shot with my 50 over some very tall trees onto the green from 40 out. I have tried this shot many times with my 54 and while I can hit it high enough, I can't carry it far enough to cover the trees. The 50 worked great this time. Only birdie I had today.

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