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Struggled on the front with 2 doubles, one caused by an OB the other just not focused, along with just poor ball striking, shooting a 44 for the front 9.   Found my stride on the back and started hitting the ball better, as well as draining some nice putts.  37 on the back 9 to come in with an 81.  Not great, but I was just glad that I was able to right the ship and bring home a better back 9.

I did make a 30 foot and a 45 foot putt to save par.  2 doubles on the front (one was an OB) and 2 birdies on the back.  Birdie on 18 was a nice drive dead center fairway, a well struck 9 iron that hit and stopped 3 feet to the right of the pin and rolled it in the heart to close the round.  Always nice to finish strong.

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13 hours ago, Syks7 said:

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I swear I was looking at my stock yardarge log!!

So got a round in yesterday at my home track (69.9/123). Shot a personal best 86 (42/44) Caveat I had a great swing day....or was is the ball switch to the Titleist Left Dot?!?!?! Actually, trough some foot spray and a fitting that didn't go very well, I figured out I was striking off the heel resulting in my hooks. I came to realize I had balance/tilt (causing me to slightly fall forward) and weight distribution issues (leading to even more neg AoA through bag). So this round I went with a little more forward tilt getting balance more towards middle/ball of feet. Also, as I bump my hip towards target making sure weight was more 50/50 (instead of more loaded towards front foot) and that my head was positioned more between the middle of stance and back foot at address. 

Was going to be an interesting day also considering my rangefinder battery decided to die on the 1st hole so had to rely on Arccos GPS for the day. Distance wise off the tee with the Titleist Left Dot, I didn't see any significant distance difference compared to CSX LS. I did notice my tee shots were more straight/baby draw than the hooks I usually have been hitting. So definitely better dispersion getting out there about 250 avg. Hit 8/13 fairways with the big stick, another PB. Trajectory was nice with this ball. Not too high and not too low. So tough to fully give credit to the ball, considering the setup changes made.

My biggest struggle of the day was with 3 and 4 hybrids. My 2 blowup holes were par 5s where I carded my only 7 and only 8 for the day from duffing a couple hybrids. Really need to work on the ball positioning/AoA with these clubs. 

Irons wedges and putter is where the Left Dot shined for me. I was gaming the Bridgestone Tour B X for several months as I loved the distance off the tee and irons, but the short iron/wedge feel and ability to hold greens left a lot to be desired for me. The switch to the CSX LS from Tour B X after the MGS ball test gave be the improved feel with the short clubs and was able to hold greens again. Drop and a couple hops sometimes a little roll. The Left Dot just felt so buttery off the club face. Hit some of my best iron shots this round. I held greens drop and stop (within 2ft from ball marks) with 7i from 165-170 out down through my wedges. Yet another PB with 8/18 GIRs for the day.

Putter roll of the Left Dot was true and smooth and I felt like the ball was easy to maintain speed control with little stroke effort, whereas the CSX LS for me has a little more pop and firmness off the putter face resulting in working a little more to control speed. So the stroke felt awesome, but ended up with 36 putts (vs 31-32 putts previous rounds at my course with CSX LS) for the round, as hitting the greens and stopping left me with more lag putts (however was able to consistently be within 2ft or so of hole with 1st putt). So maybe just a minor adjustment shooting for back of green distance instead of distance to flag should help bring that in line.  

I'll continue to alternate rounds at my home track between the Titleist Left Dot and the CSX LS to get a better feel with misses. High hopes to continue mid 80s play and after my Nov lessons (Going to see Kirk Junge), that drops to low 80s!

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On 9/15/2021 at 10:02 AM, Paul Hedrick said:

I just got back from my 'golf buddies' trip to Pinehurst.  Had a really great time.  Played four courses.  On the first three courses I played well, and was happy with the results.  On the final day we played Tobacco Road, and I would rather not talk about that... LOL

I was supposed to be down there this week as welll with a Titleist group but decided on my Dr's advice given I'm still not 100% it wasn't wise to travel with such a large group coming from around the country.   Hate missing any Titleist event, let alone one at Pinehurst.

Tobacco Road is unique for sure, I've had some pretty good rounds there and some I'd rather not talk about as well...ha

 

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Up at the butt crack of dawn for no reason...game cancelled.
Again.

My foursome is so old that the Dead Sea wasn't even sick when we started playing together.
If I though I could survive a thirty year old girlfriend, I'd find one to play with.

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Played 9 before work this morning. 

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Everything was just off from the word go.  I had a serious case of the push/push-slice going on.  Very few memorable shots.  Ended up with a 52, which was pretty good all things considered.  I actually putted pretty well, but man was I spraying things all over the place off the tee.  This resulted in 4 blow up holes.  

Putted really well today with only 17 putts and no 3 putts.  So that is a win.  Gorgeous morning.  

 

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Playing 18 Sunday, so need to sort it out before then.

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2 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Today we had our first late season frost delay 😬.  The irrigation wheelines's all had heavy frost and ice in their spray areas and hanging from the wheels as I drove the 50 miles into Dillon to play Beaverhead GC. I had a 1/4 zip long sleeve and one of my pullover wind jackets on 51F by the time I teed off at 1030.  Nice, clear blue sky and the forecasted wind seemed to be holding off.  I still wore shorts but brought along my FJ rain/wind pants in case... didn't use them.  

I played a 2 ball again.  This time a yellow AVX against a white Bridgestone E7.  These two traded blows back n' forth until I attempted to hit the AVX with my 8i over the tree line and too the green. It didn't clear and caught something solid sending it only God knows where 🙁.  So I replaced it with a yellow CS and finished the last 5 holes.  AVX/CS 40/43 and E7 42/44.  

This is the second round testing the AVX and I think I like it as well or better than the V1.  It seems a bit longer off the tee and with irons, and has a little more stopping power on approaches. Any other AVX aficionados out there?

Only one double on the #5 par 3 (water) and had 4 great looks at birdie but never got one to go.  On #17, 206 yard, par 3, I pulled my 3w as it was into the wind and has a usually wet false front that rarely lets balls advance forward.  I hit both balls as good as I can strike a 3w and both came up about 10 yards short.  I started muttering to myself and that I really need to consider a new 3w... couldn't believe they did not cover the front.

At home cleaning my clubs I pulled my "3w", removed the head cover, and found it odd that it said 5w on the sole... whadda dipshit 🤣.  

Gorgeous morning and the crisp early fall weather felt great.  Driving home I saw them putting together the "Hay Bale and Corn Maze" track (amusement park) just outside of Dillon... always the indicator that summer here in Montana is soon to be over.

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Nice!!  Nothing like golfing in the "mountains" of Montana.  🤣  I can see why you walk the course.

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On 9/16/2021 at 3:23 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I was supposed to be down there this week as welll with a Titleist group but decided on my Dr's advice given I'm still not 100% it wasn't wise to travel with such a large group coming from around the country.   Hate missing any Titleist event, let alone one at Pinehurst.

Tobacco Road is unique for sure, I've had some pretty good rounds there and some I'd rather not talk about as well...ha

 

I remember looking from the hole 1 Tee Box and thinking 'Holy s***!'  LOL.  Fortunately I did not embarrass myself... on the first hole anyway  LOL

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10 hours ago, chisag said:

How can you not love this game? 

I can give you about 12 reasons 🙂.

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14 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Today we had our first late season frost delay 😬.  The irrigation wheelines's all had heavy frost and ice in their spray areas and hanging from the wheels as I drove the 50 miles into Dillon to play Beaverhead GC. I had a 1/4 zip long sleeve and one of my pullover wind jackets on 51F by the time I teed off at 1030.  Nice, clear blue sky and the forecasted wind seemed to be holding off.  I still wore shorts but brought along my FJ rain/wind pants in case... didn't use them.  

I played a 2 ball again.  This time a yellow AVX against a white Bridgestone E7.  These two traded blows back n' forth until I attempted to hit the AVX with my 8i over the tree line and too the green. It didn't clear and caught something solid sending it only God knows where 🙁.  So I replaced it with a yellow CS and finished the last 5 holes.  AVX/CS 40/43 and E7 42/44.  

This is the second round testing the AVX and I think I like it as well or better than the V1.  It seems a bit longer off the tee and with irons, and has a little more stopping power on approaches. Any other AVX aficionados out there?

Only one double on the #5 par 3 (water) and had 4 great looks at birdie but never got one to go.  On #17, 206 yard, par 3, I pulled my 3w as it was into the wind and has a usually wet false front that rarely lets balls advance forward.  I hit both balls as good as I can strike a 3w and both came up about 10 yards short.  I started muttering to myself and that I really need to consider a new 3w... couldn't believe they did not cover the front.

At home cleaning my clubs I pulled my "3w", removed the head cover, and found it odd that it said 5w on the sole... whadda dipshit 🤣.  

Gorgeous morning and the crisp early fall weather felt great.  Driving home I saw them putting together the "Hay Bale and Corn Maze" track (amusement park) just outside of Dillon... always the indicator that summer here in Montana is soon to be over.

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Course looks amazing!

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14 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

At home cleaning my clubs I pulled my "3w", removed the head cover, and found it odd that it said 5w on the sole.

I did something similar the last round I played. Played a couple of holes hitting my "5w" and didn't hit it well. Looked at the sole, it was my 3, I had reversed the slots in the bag where I normally keep them and didn't check the head cover or the bottom of the club. 

That's a beautiful course you played and it's good you were able to compare different balls during the round. The AVX intrigues me, but I've never played it. 

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Shot a nice round yesterday with 3 birds and bogies, and 30 putts. Yes, Adele is still very good… zoom in and follow the little ball trail…. Kerplunk!AD039124-2E86-4D86-BA4B-2D90A9891FA1.jpeg.3e584c07af33a832a4688efc067458fb.jpeg

Ive been working on my “new” shot, which is really just the little “punch” shot where you kind of pre-set your wrists forward at address, then keep them ahead of the ball thru impact. I’m using this wedge shot, now down all the way to my 7 iron. Its producing a consistent tight little draw, a lower trajectory as expected, and a good amount of spin. Its kind of my go-to for most of my little chips when I miss the green, but I’ve stretched it out now to around 150 yards. It has now become a shot I use a lot, unless I need more trajectory for shots over a bunker or a real front pin. they produce a lot of birdie opportunities and help keep your scoring down
 

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and here’s a 147 td 7 iron

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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

Course looks amazing!

It's actually a pretty fun track that is kept in great condition and has several challenging holes.  Just a 9 hole but with separated tees that give it just enough different look/angle/yardage to keep things interesting.  It's also fairly spread out with no adjoining fairways. Both par 3's have a 195 - 205 position and one has a pond and creek guarding the left front portion... perfect for my fade when I pull it off. Both play into the wind, so it can be tough to reach (for me) w/o a flushed hit. Both par 5's play 520+ yards and one is into the prevailing wind.  

When we first moved here I drove past thinking it was a chump farm field venue but was pleasantly surprised the first time I played it.  It gets quite a bit of play but rarely such that I can't jump on with a group or go solo.  18 walking was $25 for years and they just raised it to $30 this season.  Fantastic restaurant, nice range, and putting green... considering we're talking Dillon, MT, pinch me 👍

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16 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Any other AVX aficionados out there?

Personally? I love the AVX, but am still averse to playing a $4 ball. If I didn't still lose balls at a prodigious rate, I'd probably play it all the time.

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