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3 hours ago, Ethan21 said:

I was debating wether to post this or not, but golf is golf and I guess we all go through tough times. I played the absolute worst I have ever played in my life yesterday. I stopped counting and debated on throwing my clubs in the water that my ball liked so much. I was extremely frustrated and just couldnt get out of my funk. What a horrible day, lessons learned though and I will keep at it and keep trying to get better.

Was that you in the group behind me??  🤣  Sorry if my bad play rubbed off on you.  I've been having days like that too.  It comes and goes based on the whims of the golf gods!  Seriously... let's get together for a round.  Maybe the temp will cool off in the next few weeks; these 105º days are getting tiresome.

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Was that you in the group behind me??  🤣  Sorry if my bad play rubbed off on you.  I've been having days like that too.  It comes and goes based on the whims of the golf gods!  Seriously... let's get together for a round.  Maybe the temp will cool off in the next few weeks; these 105º days are getting tiresome.

It could have been I teed off at 1138, but only if the person behind you spent more time in the other fairways. yeah we definately need to get together. I literally just wanted to quit, I didnt but I sure wanted to. 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Discovered a pitch shot right before my round that worked for me during my round. Feels like a quick tempo wristy move. Probably the opposite of proper technique. But no duffed or bladed pitch shots during the round. 

Also got out of the bunker in 1 try everytime i was in the bunker. This is pretty amazing for me. The T-grind Edel wedges is working well for me from the bunkers because you don't need to open it up much to expose the bounce. When I have to open up the face a lot, I start hitting hosel rockets. 

Well Gareth Reflewski was on TXG a while back talking about working on a very wristy short, adding a good amount of loft, using the bounce, to hit some shorter pitches with high spin and he is one of the top short game coaches in the world. So you got that going for you.

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11 minutes ago, Ethan21 said:

It could have been I teed off at 1138, but only if the person behind you spent more time in the other fairways. yeah we definately need to get together. I literally just wanted to quit, I didnt but I sure wanted to. 

Once, I walked to the parking lot from Columbia Point #3 by the sand trap when I was playing with 2 buddies.  As a member I can do that without feeling like I threw away money, but I would have done it anyway.  Next time out, I played fine!!  

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5 hours ago, Ethan21 said:

I was debating wether to post this or not, but golf is golf and I guess we all go through tough times. I played the absolute worst I have ever played in my life yesterday. I stopped counting and debated on throwing my clubs in the water that my ball liked so much. I was extremely frustrated and just couldnt get out of my funk. What a horrible day, lessons learned though and I will keep at it and keep trying to get better.

Keep your head up! We have all been there my man! Each day can mean a new PR but it can also mean a new low. Just stay on the grind! 

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2 hours ago, ejgaudette said:

Well Gareth Reflewski was on TXG a while back talking about working on a very wristy short, adding a good amount of loft, using the bounce, to hit some shorter pitches with high spin and he is one of the top short game coaches in the world. So you got that going for you.

Nice, I will have to watch that. I saw a video of Jordan Spieth doing something similar, so that was my inspiration.

For me, with that shot, I use a quick tempo, quick wrist set and immediate change in direction. Very little pivot movement. The quick tempo makes it so i avoid decelerating through impact. The trajectory of these pitch shots is much better (higher) than ever. I would actually classify it as a fairly low-mid trajectory, but its higher than what i usually hit which is really low.

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1st time out on a course I played last year. There was a short par 4 with water surround 80% green except for the front right  on 16th. Poor management. I took out the driver and drove it in the water.  Can not see the water from the tee box and totally forgot there was water. but I should have thought it out before I took out the driver.    Unfortunately my fairway wood wasn’t working and I wanted hit my driver ball to a tiny place of dry land on the front right part on the green.  Instead went left and splash.   
Sometimes I go to auto pilot and would be smarter to take out a long iron 
 

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7 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Nice, I will have to watch that. I saw a video of Jordan Spieth doing something similar, so that was my inspiration.

For me, with that shot, I use a quick tempo, quick wrist set and immediate change in direction. Very little pivot movement. The quick tempo makes it so i avoid decelerating through impact. The trajectory of these pitch shots is much better (higher) than ever. I would actually classify it as a fairly low-mid trajectory, but its higher than what i usually hit which is really low.

I like it I have tried it on the range and it seems fun. One of these times I'll have to use it on the course. I just have no idea how far it goes.

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42 minutes ago, MattF said:

Lousy. Shot an 88 because it was the Bataan Death March. I had 2 4somes and 1 3some in front of me playing a skins game between themselves and just couldn't get any rhythm at all. Wait 5-10 minutes on the tee because they'd wait for the green to clear when they're 300+ out on a par 5 and 225-250 on a par 4. How about we hit an iron to lay up instead of a fairway because the result will be the same...you won't make the green and you'll be hitting it again anyway. 5 hours and 20 minutes of agro.

I hear ya MattF, yesterday my 4some was playing behind a 5some on the front nine where we waited on every hole. After nine,  I finally discussed this issue with the Ranger (translation: complained). He came back and said we could play through on 11. They were playing a scramble.  Sometimes it just takes a short conversation with the Ranger to resolve the issues at hand.

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Back down in the 70s for the first time in a little bit with a 78 (4.9 Diff). 2 birdies, 9 pars, 4 bogies, 2 doubles. 9/18 greens, 7/14 fairways, 31 putts; about 2 better than my averages across the board over the last few months.

Been working on a "dead" feeling with my arms in the transition/downswing and it is really helping to reduce my left miss. Hoping I can keep the momentum going into August. 

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4 hours ago, fozcycle said:

I hear ya MattF, yesterday my 4some was playing behind a 5some on the front nine where we waited on every hole. After nine,  I finally discussed this issue with the Ranger (translation: complained). He came back and said we could play through on 11. They were playing a scramble.  Sometimes it just takes a short conversation with the Ranger to resolve the issues at hand.

I spoke to the ranger and the Pro shop, but me going past them would have resulted in missing 3 holes. I probably should have left after 9.

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23 hours ago, Ethan21 said:

I was debating wether to post this or not, but golf is golf and I guess we all go through tough times. I played the absolute worst I have ever played in my life yesterday. I stopped counting and debated on throwing my clubs in the water that my ball liked so much. I was extremely frustrated and just couldnt get out of my funk. What a horrible day, lessons learned though and I will keep at it and keep trying to get better.

In case shared misery might help you feel a bit better....

I had a round this past Friday that was bad enough that my friend said to me, "I've never seen you do some of the things you've done today."  I topped a ball, I shanked a 3 iron into the abyss...  wound up with 7 double bogeys in the first 11 holes, and 8 doubles in all.

I feel your pain, Brother Ethan....
 

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Played one of our muni courses today -- one that I hadn't played for several years -- Stone Ridge Golf Course in Eagle Point.  It is one of the prettier layouts in the valley, but unfortunately financial difficulties always left the course with much to be desired -- slow greens, patchy fairways, and typical muni conditions.  It's now under new management and they're trying to make improvements.  Unfortunately, we are in bad need of rain here and the heat's been very high for several weeks now.  All of the courses in our area are really putting the water to the fairways and greens to keep from losing them.  So, the course was soft and wet, but the greens rolled well.  I shot a 78, which easily could have been 3 or 4 strokes better, having missed a couple of makable putts.  Anywho..... was a fun day with my regular playing partner.  We played as a twosome and the course was relatively smooth sailing at the time we teed off.  Ran into one group of 6, who quickly let us play through.  Here I am at the "selfie spot" where you can post the selfie for a chance to win a free round.  It's a 132 yard par 3.  The pin and my tee shot are directly behind me.  Missed the 15 foot putt, but tapped in for the easy par.

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3 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I need to go back and be spoiled at my home course. No wonder my scores have been low there. I can truly appreciate my courses conditions.  

I think you said exactly what you are, and it isn't spoiled. You're appreciative of where you normally play. I grew up at a place that literally had sheep grazing during the evenings. Your description of needing a drill to get the tee in brings back memories, and I was never able to land the ball on the green without it bouncing off. I needed to bounce it on. It was a dream when I got to play courses that actually felt like golf courses.

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